While Shana is in the studio recording her new album, Theresa and guest hostess Carolita Johnson, artist and New Yorker cartoonist, talk about Carolita's journey back and forth between New York City and Paris, dodging careers your parents envision for you, and becoming an artist on your own terms. They are joined by special guest Sari Botton, writer, Essays Editor at Longreads, Editorial Director at TMI Project, editor of Goodbye to All That and Never Can Say Goodbye, and founder of Kingston Writer's Studio. Sari digs into her experience with gentrification, which seems to be following her, how she balances editorial work with her own writing, the challenges of running a business, learning to say "No" in order to do the work that's most important to you, and a woman's choice to not have children, plus a little feminist/#metoo convo sprinkled here and there too. Next week's amazing and inspiring guests are -- Jordan Scruggs, community organizer at St. James United Methodist Church, who will talk about the reinvention of spiritual community for the 21st century AND -- Kim Field, singer and bass player, of the shoegaze band, Stargazer Lillies about life as a musician and more. Send us your feedback or suggestions for guests who inspire you! Leave us a voicemail (845-481-3428) telling us about a woman who has what you want, aka, who inspires you and why, and we'll play your message on the show!!! Thanks for listening!