Feminist can be a loaded word. What does it really mean?
This week’s topic is about the concept of functional feminism: an argument for rebranding the term to be more inclusive so that all women and enlightened men have a place in it. It's about celebrating women's choices - all of them, not just the ones that promote career and education over traditional family roles and conservative values.
I’m talking to Dana Brooks, a Tallahassee-based attorney with Fasig Brooks and author of Functional Feminism: an Apolitical Guide to Women’s Empowerment. Before Dana Brooks became an attorney, she was a paralegal, law firm administrator, mental health counselor and Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator. Her experience and reputation as a medical malpractice defense paralegal combined with her law school performance provided the basis for the exceptional opportunity Dana was offered while still in law school. Dana was sworn in as an attorney in the morning and made a named partner of a thirty-year-old revered plaintiff’s law firm that same afternoon. That was 15 years ago, and there are many years ahead.
Do you rely on your intuition? Do you know how to trust it… or wish that you could? My guest in this episode can help.
Casey Edmonds has over 15 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, working in corporate wellness, clinical medicine, and lifestyle health. As a Soul Level Intuitive Coach and Health and Wellness Coach, she enjoys supporting individuals in spiritual growth, self evolution, and meaning and purpose work that drives action in the here and now. With a Master's Degree in Global Health and Bachelor’s in Health Sciences, Casey is an experienced professor and researcher, who has even conducted an Independent Study in Regional Nutritional Food Deserts.
Creating Balance w/ Adam Kaye
Living in balance is an art - part planning, part visioning, and part adapting in the moment.
In this episode, I talk with fellow entrepreneur Adam Kaye to discuss how he creates balance in the midst of building a family-owned business focused on creating an art space from 200,000 square feet on almost 20 acres of land across 3 separate locations within the city's urban core.
His path began when he inherited a warehouse complex at the age of 16 upon the passing of his mother. Today his community consists of almost 150 creative micro businesses, artists, galleries, shops, restaurants, & non-profits. Through his collaboration with the community and local government, a walkable, bike-able, live/work/play urban corridor is emerging where diversity, inclusion, creativity, and commerce converge.
You can check out all of that here: https://www.artdistrict.com/railroad-square
And listen to hear our conversation about how he seeks, finds, and creates balance.
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