Stories – a vocation or calling

A Comedy Writer's Story

A COMEDY WRITER’S STORY by Alexandra Rushfield

A story about joining a top-rated TV comedy writing team Continue reading ...
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A NOVEL IDEA by Kristin McCloy

A story about how caring for animals feels as novel (if not more) as writing a book Continue reading ...
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Wendy Tokuda

A SHY TV ANCHOR by Wendy Tokuda

A story from a successful TV news anchor about her extreme shyness Continue reading ...
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Molly Doane

AGORAPHOBIA AND ANTHROPOLOGY by Molly Doane

I cannot precisely place the transformation. I feel however that I have less and less interest in what goes on ...
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Sohini Chakraborty

AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN by Sohini Chakraborty

The traditional way of life in India is that children continue to live with their parents or their families until ...
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Renel Brooks Moon

FINDING MY VOICE by Renel Brooks-Moon

I’ve been announcing San Francisco Giants’ games for many years and every game is a new experience; it’s more fun ...
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Terri Lyne Carrington

FULL CIRCLE by Terri Lyne Carrington

A story about being a jazz drumming protege in a male-dominated music world Continue reading ...
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Julia Butterfly Hill

HEART by Julia Butterfly Hill

The root word for courage comes from the French and means “heart.” True courage can only come when we are ...
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Jill Robinson moon bear

HER NAME WAS HONG by Jill Robinson, MBE

A story about an impactful interaction with a moon bear, and how that led to Animals Asia Continue reading ...
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IN VINO VERITAS by Ginny Lambrix

I had to convince the French owner of the company, Jean Charles, that I could be completely happy in grubby ...
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Barbara Stitzer

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CLICK by Barbara Stitzer

When I was a little girl, every shooting star, every coin tossed into every fountain, every candle blow of the ...
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Jo-Anne McArthur

LOVE MADE VISIBLE by Jo-Anne McArthur

A story about one year in the life of an animal photojournalist Continue reading ...
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Sharon MacFarland

MOVING PAST THE FEAR TO EMPOWERMENT by Sharon MacFarland Burrus

Doing this work for women’s health and wellness is the wind in my sails and gets me excited every day ...
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Gloria Steinem

ON SELF-ESTEEM by Gloria Steinem

A story about an experience in her pre-feminist days that led her on the path to activism Continue reading ...
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Dianne Reeves

TALKING TO THE DEVIL by Dianne Reeves

Ironically, one song in particular Endangered Species, which I wrote with a good friend, seemed to sum up the situation ...
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Tabra Tunoa

THE ADVENTURE OF CHANGING ONE’S WORLD by Tabra Tunoa

A story about the creative life, moving abroad, and operating a business with full integrity Continue reading ...
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Rocio Ortega

THE LAWMAKER by Rocio Ortega

Respect is paramount in my family. Not only respecting the elders and our traditions, but - most important for me ...
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Miho Aida

THE WISH BEHIND MY NAME by Miho Aida

I have promoted this film on my bicycle over the last two summers, because I love socially and politically driven ...
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Nalini Nadkarni

VIEW FROM THE TOP by Nalini Nadkarni

I have a great job; I climb trees to study the rainforest canopy. My journey to understand trees started early ...
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Caroline Paul

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE by Caroline Paul

Join me now at a fairly typical fire. That’s me, crawling down a hallway. I’m hauling hose, but you can’t ...
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WHY I BECAME A BUDDHIST by Pema Chödrön (a story told on video)

A story (on video) about how a broken marriage ultimately led her on a path to Buddhism Continue reading ...
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