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Maggie Stern: Sock Art Celebrates the “Sole” of America

My socks celebrate women who have changed the world for the better and never gave up fighting for what they believed in: justice, honor, the right to vote, equal rights. I started with a stitched design featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who I wanted to honor because she is one of the great champions of equality in our time. Later, that stitched design turned into a manufactured sock. A children's' book writer, folk artist, and founder of Maggie Stern Stitches, a sock company featuring Stern's illustrations of notable women -- from Maya Angelou to Greta Thunberg to Gloria Steinhem.  On the sole of each sock Maggie stitches a quotation from the featured woman:  "I hope that their words inspire the wearer as much as they inspire me."  A portion of the proceeds from sales goes to women's organizations and other foundations whose work aligns with the ambitions of my heroes.   Maggie Stern Stitches is a woman-owned and operated small business and we depend on our community, just like our community depends on us. With that in mind, MSS donates socks and proceeds from sock sales to non-profit organizations that respond to our world's most urgent needs. Feeding America  The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Together with individuals, charities, businesses and government they are working to end hunger in America. First Responders Children’s Foundation First Responders Children’s … [Read More...]

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Valerie David: The Pink Hulk, a One-Woman Warrior’s survival story from cancer

  Put on your Super Hero Cape when you listen to Valerie David’s podcast: The Pink Hulk, a One-Woman Warrior’s survival story from cancer. But her show is NOT just about cancer; it is about conquering our fears, our anxieties, our despair during the pandemic and removing our metaphorical masks to voice the racial injustices […]

Aizzah Fatima airing her “Dirty Paki Lingerie”

  So, what’s a young Muslim woman born in Saudi Arabia, raised as a US citizen in Mississippi, only to defy all the odds by moving to NYC to become a one-woman sensation in her highly- acclaimed show Dirty Paki Lingerie? Listen in to her airing an authentic assessment of how women, women of color, […]

The Calamari Sisters: A Recipe for Coping with the Coronavirus

Feeling trapped during the COVID-19 self-quarantine? Here’s a pair of Italian Sisters, Delphine and Carmela, cooking up concoctions that will soothe your soul. Listen to their hilarious spin of how The Arts (and food) can cure what ails ya!  The Calamari Sisters bill themselves as the only all-singing, all-dancing, all-cooking cooking show around.  Delphine & […]

Coping with Covid-19: Just Get Messy!

An interview with children’s author Rita Meade The impact of reading out loud books to kids is transformative in so many different ways.  Children respond differently to the “messy message” and extrapolate solutions for Edward’s dilemma. Covid-19 has changed our lives forever; in fact, it could be devastating. But Rita Meade’s prescient message in her […]

COVID19 Can’t Stop The Arts!

Gary Morgenstein’s A TOMATO CAN’T GROW IN THE BRONX by BWW News DeskBroadwayWorld.comApr. 14, 2020 TweetShare While waiting for the post-COVID 19 premiere of their new funny drama about racial harmony A Black and White Cookie, Playwright Gary Morgenstein and Director Joan Kane are teaming up to present an exclusive live online reading of Morgenstein’s […]

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There’s No Place Like Art!

First Online With Fran’s First Podcast There’s No Place Like Art… The Arts are imperative — a life journey, a life experience that is like no other.  The Arts brings people together all in one space.  The plays I’ve written have touched lives — they’ve changed lives and that’s what Art does. ~Dan McCormick, Playwright […]

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