All the Newsletter We Can Handle
Interviews, Commentary, Culture & Current Events
with co-hosts Wendy Sheridan and Robin Renée
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 23rd, 8pm
We can hardly believe it, but we are approaching our 100th episode. We’re planning a special event to celebrate on Friday, April 23rd at 8pm – Please SAVE THAT DATE! The live video show will feature guests from some of our favorite episodes, responses to your real-time questions and comments, and we’re working on a few other surprises. Patrons will be invited to take part in the Zoom call, so if you’d like to join us there, become a patron by April 1st. We’re psyched for a great night!
If you’ve had the chance to listen to Episode 96, you already know this bit of news — Due to scheduling challenges and life stuff, Mary McGinley is no longer a Leftscape co-host. She is still very much a part of our social circle, and you just may hear from her from time to time. Thank you so much for being with us through all of the show’s changes. We’ve been listening to early episodes — We sure sounded a bit rough back when we started! We’re looking forward to sharing the next leg of this journey with you.
— Wendy and Robin
PolitiCALM in the Chaos (Episode 95)
Christina Romelus is the founder of PolitiCALM, a new organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals entering, engaging in, and exiting public life. She was elected to public office as a Boynton Beach, FL City Commissioner at the age of 27 in 2016. Through her years in public service, she strived to be a voice for those not normally represented in government. Romelus launched PolitiCALM on Inauguration Day, January 20th, the same day this featured interview was recorded. She shares her thoughts about that historic day plus how PolitiCALM aims to provide coaching, mental health support, and campaign guidance to those in the government space. LISTEN=>
Breaking Free (Episode 96)
Mrs. Shay Cook is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Crusaders for Change, LLC, which she began in May 2016. C4C is focused on empowering and equipping the broader community with tools they need to become financially free through counseling, coaching, and classes. Shay is a certified Accredited Financial Counselor® and Financial Fitness Coach®. She also holds a Bachelor’s & Master’s degree in psychology. In this featured conversation, she shares her thoughts on taking the right steps toward creating a healthy relationship with money and some of the psychological and class-based stumbling blocks that can show up to challenge us. LISTEN=>
Therapy, Activism, and Reclaiming “Freedom” (Episode 97)
Halina Brooke is a therapist, mental health counselor, and longtime advocate in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a PhD student with a research focus on how therapists cope with ethical and clinical mistakes. When she’s not being the squeaky wheel for a good cause, you can find her teaching and mentoring college and grad students or wading through research on professional ethics and counselor education. In this featured interview, Halina discusses her work on a campaign to stop SB 1482, legislation that prevents the banning of so-called conversion therapy and she takes a look at Bisexual Health Awareness Month through a therapist’s lens. LISTEN=>
One Project Ends, More Great Projects Begin
This month, Wendy Sheridan finished knitting a scarf just in time to put it away for the warm weather. She is concentrating on getting this year’s garden started, and delighting in seeing all the flowers she planted last fall emerging from the ground. She also started her own Patreon where you can see process videos of the fannish nesting dolls she’s painting (right now, her favorite characters from the Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon), and images from the children’s book she’s writing and illustrating.
Join the Loving Day Celebration
Robin Renée and Jenn Campbell are planning a Loving Day event for Saturday, June 12th at 5pm. Loving Day is an annual celebration held on the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, which struck down all anti-interracial marriage laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states. This event will be an online celebration of multiracial, multicultural lives and loves. Save the date to attend! If you would like to share a story, song, poem, or work of art that speaks to your experiences, contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
For Patreons Only
As a special thanks for your support and encouragement, you are cordially invited to be our guest for our live video event as we celebrate 100 episodes of The Leftscape on Friday, April 23rd at 8pm. We will send information and login info your way soon. The more the merrier, so please feel free tell a few friends and have them become supporters on Patreon by April 1st to join you at the party!