Author Archives: annawham

May 21

Art & Pie: On making connections, storytelling, and the Professional Life of Amy Evans

 Editor’s note: Amy Evans is a tour-de-force—there’s no way around it. She built the documentary program at the Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization whose mission is to document, study and celebrate the food cultures of the American South. She has been published in Saveur, The Bitter Southerner, The Local Palate, and Cornbread Nation 5: The Best of […]

April 30

In her words: raising a Muslim daughter in America

Editor’s note: I first met Ranna Abduljawad while on assignment for Reveal, a public radio show from the Center for Investigative Reporting. The show’s producers wanted to find out how the Muslim American community was reacting to the recent presidential election, and what they expected from the new administration. Ranna and her family were wonderful ambassadors, […]

April 02

The Talk (About Sexual Harassment and Assault)

Editor’s Note: To continue with last week’s theme of self-defense and preparedness, we’re sharing the story of  Renaissance Woman reader and psychotherapist Lisa Wolcott. The summer I was 13, I was sexually assaulted in a hotel lobby. My little sister sat in the booth across from me as we colored. The hotel clerk, who’d chatted […]

March 06

Meet Livia Ledbetter, our 2017 Renaissance Woman Scholar!

We are proud to welcome #bosslady Livia Ledbetter into the Renaissance Woman fold! Livia is a sophomore sociology major at the University of Florida and the recipient of our 2017 scholarship. While we received some excellent applications, Livia’s stood out to us for a variety of reasons–not least among them her thoughtfulness and sensitivity to women’s issues. […]

February 12

Valentines Cards To Put the “Pow” in Girl Power

It’s that weird limbo time of year again, when the holidays are over but we haven’t quite ascended into summer. Enter: Valentine’s Day. You may loathe or love it, but we think you deserve a day to celebrate What’s Good. Besides, what’s more awesomely feminist than reclaiming February 14th and making it your own? So whether […]

January 08

Ice Skaters, Catcallers, Ancestors, and Other Things We Listened to in 2016

January is all about newness—new year, new resolutions, new prospects, new endeavors. And yet, if you’re like me, January is also about looking back and taking stock of the past year. As a radio producer I listen to a lot of radio shows and podcasts for inspiration, enjoyment, and to stay current. But you don’t […]