Meet Jerrianne, Kass, and Bailey...participants in Nevertheless We Persisted
Jerrianne's essay is called ESCAPING REVOLUTION: THE CHILDREN ARE SAFE and is narrated by Kate Rudd. She says of the piece:
"Except for marrying my husband, living in Iran during the run-up to and being evacuated at the outbreak of the Islamic Revolution was my most life-altering experience ever. That led to my careers in journalism and as a court-media liaison and consultant, and the publication of my book Anatomy of a Trial: Public Loss, Lessons Learned from The People vs. O.J. Simpson. After serving as a U.S. State Department court-media consultant in half-a-dozen countries in Europe and Asia, my writing consists primarily of blog posts and working on children’s book manuscripts."
Kass has written a powerful poem called WOMAN RISE UP and it will be performed by Janina Edwards. Kiss says:
"It seemed as if the race for the 2017 presidency was steeped in nastiness, and was fueled on racism and bigotry, and outright hatred for women, persons of color, folks who identify other than heterosexual, and disabled persons. Still, I believed goodness would prevail. The election results left me stunned and in a state of disbelief, followed by being frozen with fear. Hearing all of the deep concerns, disbelief, spiraling depression, lack of hopelessness, and yes, feelings of terror from my “sisters”, I knew I needed to take that energy and try to transmute it into something positive. At the age of 62, I knew we as a collective didn’t need to sit quietly and just “take it”, and I found my voice. This piece was Divinely inspired.
I am proud to say I am a member of Women Rising Up and SW Michigan Rising Up, two grassroot groups where we are finding our voices."
Find her online at: www.womenrisingup.net
Bailey Carr will be narrating the piece GIRL, 25 by Lily Schmidt. Carr says of the experience:
"GIRL, 25 by Lily Schmidt is a story that speaks candidly and from the heart about a range of predicaments facing a twentysomething today. I am so grateful to be a part of this collection of inspiring stories of endurance, bravery, and determination."
Visit her online here: http://www.baileycarrvoice.com