Sharon Weil has long been engaged in the conversation about courage and change as an author, activist, award-winning filmmaker, and somatic educator. She is the author of the novel, Donny and Ursula Save the World, a quirky, political, romantic mishap-adventure. She is also the host of the acclaimed podcast Passing 4 Normal. In the podcast, Sharon discusses strategies for inspiring change and implementing courage with her guests: fascinating, everyday heroes actively working with change in a wide array of applications.
Her book ChangeAbility is based upon discoveries gleaned from the conversations featured in this podcast.
Sharon is an advocate for social justice and the natural world through supporting solutions to climate change, community arts and holistic health and healing. As a screenwriter, Sharon’s guilty pleasure is romantic comedy. She was awarded the Women in Film Lillian Gish Award as writer and co-producer, for Best Children’s Film for Sweet 15, which also won an Emmy Award for its director.
In addition to writing, Sharon has been a director, producer, or editor of many film and television projects: narrative, documentary, commercials and music videos. She has directed several original theatrical productions, as well as written and performed her own work in one-woman shows and shared spoken-word evenings. She is a film graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Sharon has three daughters, two dogs, a compassionate heart, and one wild imagination. She meets the world with a great sense of possibility and the required sense of humor. She is an eclectic Los Angeles native, a frequent visitor to Northern California and Nashville, and a citizen of the world.
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