The By Women. For Women. series is brought to you by Seal Press. Seal Press was founded in 1976 to provide a forum for women writers and feminist issues. These podcasts feature interviews with current Seal Press authors and the topics range from childbirth options to dealing with the death of a parent, from the issues facing transgender women today to training for a marathon.
"I need a vacation!" If you've gotten that far, but aren't sure how to proceed, Karen Schaler has advice for you straight from her book, Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need To Go? Schaler shares her secrets for planning a tailored-to-you vacation, including some luxurious getaways with a pleasantly surprising price tag.
The first time Camille Cusumano went alone to a milonga —a place to dance tango—she sat paralyzed for two hours, unable to talk or dance with anyone. Many dances later, Camille is an expert tanguera who credits the power of tango for her self-rediscovery. Her book, Tango: An Argentine Love Story, is the account of her transformation. In this interview, Camille gives us an insider's take on this personal, spiritual dance, provides tips on dance etiquette, and explains what makes tango so empowering. After listening to Camille describe the sights and sounds of tango in Buenos Aires, you'll want to put on your dancing shoes and tango, too.
You may know all about the joy of sex, but how many of us know the joys of sex after age sixty? Many people may think that as we age, our sex lives become limited or even nonexistent—and that's exactly the myth Joan Price, advocate of older-life sexuality, is working hard to dispel. In this upfront and accessible interview, Price tells us her favorite tips for making sex after sixty the hottest sex of our lives. She also speaks candidly about what it's like to be a English teacher turned sex educator and what she's learned from the numerous women she interviewed while writing her book on ageless sexuality, Better Than I Ever Expected.
It’s hard enough to lose ten pounds—but what about losing 180 of them? In this episode Jennette Fulda, author of Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir, talks about the day-to-day process of losing half of her 372 pounds. Fulda shares openly and honestly about her personal experience, including its triumphs and challenges—and sharing it all with the world via the internet.