Personal stories

Ep. 24 In Real Time – LIVE – with guests Dr. Artika Tyner & Rachel Kurtz

Guest Dr. Artika Tyner, civil rights lawyer, educator and founder of Planting People Growing Justice talks about making a difference in real time for future leaders of color. Powerhouse singer Rachel Kurtz, encourages young women and LGBTQ kids to live strong! Dae Yang, with help from Zippy Laske, finds herself through her name. Silvia Pontaza…

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Ep. 23 Courage – LIVE – with guests Cheryl Thomas & Natalie Nowytski

W​e are Standing with Ukraine​ via musical guest Natalie Nowytski​! ​F​ounder of Global Rights for Women​,​ Cheryl Thomas, helps us think legally about violence against women​.​ Brittany Delaney unpacks a metaphor and becomes a warrior​.​ ​+ Sue Scott ​and​ Zippy Laske thank Bill Penzey and his “every kind of very kind people!” ​Episode Details Island of Discarded…

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Ep. 22 Divine Interventions – LIVE – with guest Carolyn Holbrook

It’s our February episode! Special guest Carolyn shares with Sue her journey from incarcerated teen to celebrated literary arts advocate. Brittany offers up a mistaken door that led to healing. Silvia recounts a phone number that changed her life. And musical guest Ivory Doublette sings the original “We Are One” with Zippy Laske and Tim…

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Ep. 20 Figuring It Out – LIVE – with guests Melissa Olson and Kat Perkins

Special guest and Documentarian, Melissa Olson, shares her journey of discovering the truth. Musical guest Kat Perkins asks us to live fearlessly! Cast members Shanan Custer, Dae Yang, Silvia Pontaza and Sue Scott tell stories that make sense…now. And Zippy Laske wants us to shine like the moon! Episode Details Island of Discarded Women Episode…

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Ep. 19 LIVE AGAIN! – with guest Betty Folliard

We are live again! Guest Betty Folliard, founder of ERAMN, enlightens us on her tireless fight for equal rights for women. Brittany Delaney delivers a stirring poem about Justice. Zippy Laske asks us to make peace with our shadows. Musical guest Nora Montanez Patterson performs her original tribute to the activist Dolores Huerta from the…

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Ep. 17 Healing the Silence – with special guest Jennifer, a survivor

Jennifer had stayed silent for decades, but when she finally revealed to her family that she had been sexually abused as a child by a family member, she was silenced all over again. She shares her ongoing journey towards breaking the silence. Plus, Holly, a licensed psychologist, provides insight into child sexual abuse within the…

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Ep. 14 Insight – with Regina Marie Williams, Isabell Monk O’Connor & Kelli Foster Warder

EPISODE DETAILS Three conversations with three strong Black women. All in the arts. All with insightful personal stories to share. Plus, Sue and Zippy deliver an ode to a woman we all know and maybe wish we didn’t. Island of Discarded Women Episode #14 was directed and produced by Sue Scott Written by Sue Scott…

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