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Jennifer Michael is dynamic. Funny. Passionate. Determined. And busy! She is the founder of CraftyStitches.com and is on a mission to remind and teach women and young girls that sewing is every bit a part of the STEM movement as anything else. In fact, she was just invited to the White House (yes, THAT White House) as a representative of Etsy (yes, THAT Esty!) to talk about it. Her products are beautiful and so is her vision. Hang on as you listen in! Now where is my sewing machine....
Listen 24/7 anytime after May 21, 2015 to Michele Cuppy, President/CFO & Co-Founder of Sew Much Comfort. Sew Much Comfort began as an act of kindness for a wounded service member who had to receive his purple heart in a hospital gown because there was no clothing available to accommodate his fixator. Sew Much Comfort provides FREE adaptive (velcro closures) clothing to support the unique needs of our Veterans from all branches of the Military and National Guard.
More details at: http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/may-2015/article/listen-to-michele-cuppy-president-cfo-co-founder-of-sew-much-comfort
Michelle Miyamoto-Galvan is the author of 3 spectacular books for kids who don't fit into the typical hetero-normative, gender binary stereotypes. In her words, these are "books about everyday kids who are going through life feeling a little different than all the other kids around them." The books embrace fludity in gender identiy, sexual idenity and orientation, and encourages kids to feel okay in their own skin.
Michelle Miyamoto-Galvan is a single mother of three children. She attended California State University, Northridge where she obtained her Master's degree in clinical psychology and a Minor in human sexuality.
She is a social worker at a Community Based Adult Services center, where she provides counseling and access to community resources to seniors and adults with mental health issues.
Michelle enjoys sharing everything she can and is diverse in her interests and skills, she is certified in massage therapy and reflexology and has taught all ages from pre-school to adults (massage therapy and a college course) and has over 15 years experience in business management. Michelle also has an artistic side, she enjoys dancing, including Hawaiian, Aztec and salsa dancing and enjoys sewing, painting, writing and just about anything that requires creativity.
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Laura Kelly, Owner, The Handwork Studio
The Handwork Studio is a kids’ needle arts, machine sewing and fashion community. We pass down the tradition of teaching knitting, crocheting, embroidery, hand and machine sewing, fashion and crafts to kids 3-15. We provide our unique arts education in after school classes, camps, workshops and birthday parties.
Laura Kelly is the Owner of The Handwork Studio, a kids' needlearts community. She received her BS from Northeastern University. After 10 years in marketing for the travel and financial consulting industry in NYC, Laura decided it was time for a change, moved to Philadelphia and began her company in 2002. Today, the camp business is located in 8 states and 43 locations. She resides in Villanova her husband, her two children and three dogs.
Elizabeth M. Christy lives in Northern Virginia with her husband James, son Jimmy (5), and daughter Lucy (newborn). She is the best-selling author of the children’s book "Why Does Mommy Hurt? Helping Children Cope with having a Caregiver with Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, or Autoimmune Disease," and blogs on parentswithpain.com and potomacfallsmama.blogspot.ca. Additionally, she works as a Systems Integrator for TASC. In addition to basic survival, Elizabeth enjoys writing, sewing (especially in straight lines!), and reading good memoirs.
“Why Does Mommy Hurt?” is a great resource to talk to children about chronic pain and illness. On this episode, we'll discuss the guilt and shame many parents suffering from chronic pain feel about their parenting. The fact is that parents with chronic pain or illness can be just as awesome as “normal” parents when it comes to raising kids, and if you love your kids, that’s all that matters. We may not be able to walk a mile to the playground, cook a 7-course organic meal from scratch, or volunteer on a field trip to the amusement park, but that’s not what really matters. If you love your kids, you will find your own way, and your kids will know it. Also, many parents in this situation feel very alone, especially when first diagnosed. There are millions of families out there in the same situation, you are not alone, and you have support out there waiting for you!
Meet Kim Newell of Kim's Uphostery Shop , Judith Ellis of JCE Sews 4U and Terese Bennett of Cozy Cottage Slipcovers.com, whom all own their own sewing businesses.
Let's find out how they started their businesses, and why they started making slipcovers for furniture. Each will be teaching at the Slipcover Summit in Hickory, NC June 26 -29, 2012.
Born in Philadelphia, Thea Jeffers started making her clothes at age 14 and has been sewing ever since. She also started decorating the family home at that time. She attended Fashion Design School in Longbeach, CA. Her 30 years of sewing and teaching sewing skills, is combined with her love and formal training as a decorator in the early eighties. Her current Interior Decorating Business focuses on her belief that Décor is for the Soul. As an Interior Decorator, Thea delivers rich, warm looking, comfortable, and intimate spaces. Her trademark is always making it cozy, functional, and within budget. She is available for consulting.
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I started sewing a few years ago, when I had a ton of shirts and wanted a t-shirt blanket. After scratching that off my bucket list, I stopped sewing for a while. I took it back up when I wanted to make pillows as gifts for friends and family around Christmas. Everyone loved the pillows and thought it was such a unique and thoughtful idea. Soon I realized that anyone could have their very own shirts as pillows just like I had, and I wanted to provide them with that top-notch service.
Being an avid sports fan (specifically soccer), I do a lot of traveling. There's something special about traveling with my favorite sports team Pillow Tee, and I hope everyone gets to experience that and many more plush memories!
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This broadcast will sure to be a wonderfully intriguing and honest conversation between sisters, friends and family. A conversation that’s usually had while at the hair stylist or between girlfriends getting together for some TLC. The decision surrounding whether a Black/African- American woman changes the texture of her hair is about much more than a hair style. It's a conscious decision to be free! Listen in on this discussion on Tuesday, April 21st at 7 pm. Any questions or comments can be shared on the Life Coach Radio Network Facebook page or emailed directly to Tamarra@Dare2doitnow.com
Denise Bennett is an HR Consultant, Adjunct Instructor and the owner of D. Antoinette Designs, a custom design jewelry business. She shed her chemically treated hair in 2001 and has never looked back! (DAntoinetteDesigns.com)
Monique Causley is an Asbestos Management consultant by day and licensed beautician by night. She helps women lift their self-esteem by expressing their inner beauty through the care of their hair. She has been “natural” since 2005.
Delores Crawford is a Tax Examiner for the State of New Jersey. She’s also a wife and mother of two beautiful boys. She’s been “natural” since 2003
Lisa Shepard Stewart is an author and owner of Cultured Expressions, a specialty company that promotes the use of authentic African textiles and embellishments in sewing, quilting and crafts. She embraced her natural hair in 2000. (www.CulturedExpressions.com).
Tamarra Causley Robinson is a Certified Professional Coach who helps professional women make career moves that matter (www.dare2doitnow.com). She’s been “natural” since 2009.
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