Ariel Gore is the author of the new book, Hexing the Patriarchy: 26 potions, spells and magical elixers to embolden the resistance. Gore is a journalist, writer, and teacher. Her novel We Were Witches was celebrated for its “piercing and wise” (Booklist) examination of modern womanhood. Gore is the founder of Hip Mama, an Alternative Press Award-winning publication covering the culture and politics of motherhood, and the creator of the Fascism Fatigue Coloring Book. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Leonard Shlain discusses his book, Sex, Time and Power: How Women’s Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution. Dr. Shlain is the author of several books including, The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image and Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time & Light. He is the chief of laparoscopic surgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and lives in the Bay Area.
Yvonne Tally is the author of Breaking Up with Busy: Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women. Yvonne leads meditation and de-stressing programs for corporations, individuals, and private groups in Silicon Valley. An NLP master practitioner, Yvonne co-founded Poised Inc., a Pilates and wellness training studio, and is the founder of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarves, a charity that provides headscarves to cancer patients. She lives in Northern California.
Carolin Hauser-Carson is the author of the new book, Blossom: 7 Steps to Sexual Healing. An internationally-recognized speaker and teacher on the subjects of spirituality, healing, and women’s empowerment for almost two decades, Carolin combines her knowledge to help women (and brave men) to have abundant, love-filled lives that flow with a sense of ease. Her work is based on the intersection of where the human body and experience meets past–and even ancestral–trauma, and shows how each individual’s authentic and true self is the source of one’s own good – a place of unlimited abundance, creativity, courage, and joyful existence.
Susan Schorn is author of the new book, Smile at Strangers: and other lessons in the art of living fearlessly. Susan is a writer, martial artist, and self defense advocate. She has taught writing and literature at the University of Texas, St. Edward’s University, and the University of Hawaii-Hilo. She holds black belts in Kyokushin and Seido karate and is a member of the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation and former chair of the board of directors for Sun Dragon Martial Arts and Self Defense, in Austin, Texas (where she still trains and teaches). She is currently working toward self-defense instructor certification through the NWMAF, and earned her nidan (second degree) black belt in Seido karate in 2011. She has written for radio and online publications, including McSweeney’s and The Rumpus. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children.
Jean Shinoda Bolen talks about her book Urgent Message From Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World. Jean is a Jungian analyst, psychiatrist and clinical professor at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco.
Phyllis Curott is the author of Book of Shadows, which has sold more than 100,000 copies in the U.S. and is an international bestseller. Ms. Curott is a respected civil liberties attorney honored as one of the Ten Gutsiest Women of the Year by Jane Magazine. She is also a Wiccan priestess, interfaith activist, and a member of the Assembly of World Religious Leaders who teaches internationally. Her most recent memoir is The Love Spell.