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May 3, 2017
Gisele Fetterman is a nutrition activist, a hugger and the First Lady of Braddock, Pa. Born and raised in Brazil, Gisele emigrated to the US when she was 9 and lived in the shadows as an undocumented immigrant for a decade. She founded Freestore 15104 in Braddock, where surplus and donated goods are received and redistributed to neighbors in need.  The Freestore has inspired five spin-off locations. Gisele co-founded 412 Food Rescue, a community-wide effort to end hunger and reduce food waste, working with food retailers, wholesalers, restaurants, and other food providers to rescue un-sellable but perfectly good food to feed the food insecure. It came about through her work with the Freestore. She also is co-founder of For Good PGH, a non-profit that works to advocate inclusion and inspire kindness. Its first initiative, Hello Hijab, has received both national and international praise. She's married to Braddock mayor John Fetterman and the mother of three children. Since she has so much free time (ha!) Gisele spoke with us about how she came to Braddock and her motivation to try to spread kindness in her corner of the world.
Apr 26, 2017
Heather Arnet is CEO of the Women and Girls Foundation, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization focused on creating equality for women and girls. Heather talked with us about the work Women and Girls Foundation does, as well as the importance of getting more women to run for office, and what she learned about the process when she threw her hat into the ring.
Apr 19, 2017

La'Tasha D. Mayes, MSPPM is a nationally recognized leader in the field of reproductive justice, human rights, and leadership development for women and girls of color. She's the founder and executive director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, a multi-state organization dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls headquartered in Pittsburgh with offices in Philadelphia and Cleveland. La'Tasha is a passionate reproductive justice activist, native of West Philadelphia and believes in the indefatigable spirit of women. She spoke with Kim and Natalie about the challenges of protecting reproductive rights in the current political climate and the need for intersectionality. To learn more about La'Tasha, visit and follow her on Facebook, Twitter,  and Instagram @duxfemfac.

Apr 11, 2017

As Deputy Chief of Special Initiatives in the Office of Mayor Bill Peduto, Betty  Cruz led the strategic development of numerous mayoral priorities in the City of Pittsburgh including Welcoming Pittsburgh, a comprehensive plan to build a more welcoming experience for the city’s growing immigrant community, and Live Well, a wellness agenda focused on increasing access to affordable healthcare and expanding participation in meals programming for youth. In 2016, she launched Change Agency, a social enterprise to elevate civic initiatives including implementation of a countywide community-designed immigrant integration plan that exists independent of government. Originally from Miami, Betty is the daughter of Cuban refugees and knows first-hand the challenges immigrants face seeking to establish a better tomorrow. She is a first-generation college graduate and  was recently selected as one 40 attendees to the Next City’s 2017 Vanguard conference in Montreal. Betty talked to us about her work helping immigrants feel more welcome in Pittsburgh, made more daunting by the 2016 presidential election.

Apr 5, 2017

Liana Maneese is an entrepreneur and activist born in Brazil and raised in Pittsburgh. She's co-founder and CEO of  The Good Peoples Group,  an organization that specializes in creative and cultural problem-solving through identity navigation, building and honoring resilience and dynamic team building. Through the Good Peoples Group, Maneese and her team work toward having constructive conversations focused on healing racial divides.

Mar 29, 2017
Katie Dudas (aka Dudders) is a social media rock star, and director of sales and marketing at Pittsburgh haunt The Scarehouse. She also works with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation coordinating their charity raffles. Katie talked to us about what it's like trying to scare people for a living (spoiler: it's super fun) and how being a woman in the haunt business is becoming less unusual.
Mar 22, 2017
Sara Bauknecht is a multimedia producer, educator and journalist, with specialties in fashion and dance writing. Her career in fashion journalism started as an intern in the fashion editorial department at Conde Nast's Modern Bride magazine in New York City. At the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, she coordinates style coverage, which includes stories about Pittsburgh-based designers, local fashion events and features from the runways of New York Fashion Week. She also co-hosts a weekly Web show called "Setting the SEEN" that spotlights style and social happenings in Pittsburgh. Sara talked to Kim and Natalie about how visible the intersection of politics and fashion are in the current political climate.
Mar 15, 2017

sarah huny young is a tech founder, creative director, artist, and photographer from New York City. Her grant-winning project, AMERICAN WOMAN, is a multimedia portrait and documentary series about Black American women. huny loves big hair, red lipstick, and Ghostface and considers herself equal parts music head, whiskey enthusiast, awesome mom and geek on fleek. huny talked to us about the American Woman project, and what it's like being a black female developer in a field of mostly white guys. Find her on Twitter at @huny and on Instagram at @hunyrocks.  Her portfolio of work is at

Mar 8, 2017

Dr. Vonda Wright is an orthopedic surgeon,  author,  speaker and change-maker. She is one of only a few female orthopedic surgeons in the country and specializes in sports medicine and in powerful and growing population of athletes over 40. She is the CEO and Founder of Women’s Health Conversations, a health education and innovation company and a millennial-focused B2C health innovations platform, HOT for your health.  Follow her on Twitter & Facebook @DrVondaWright or Follow her on Twitter & Facebook @DrVondaWright Vonda joined us to talk about her mission to keep women and men mobile into their older years (hint: it's not as hard as you think it is!)

Mar 1, 2017

Tara Sherry Torres, founder of Cafe con Leche, is a Brooklyn girl who fell in love with Pittsburgh 10 years ago. She is a dynamic communicator and creative connector who believes in the power of culture and relationships. Tara talked with us about her work with Pittsburgh's small but growing Latino population. "The challenge for Latinos in Pittsburgh is we don't have a historical reference," as in other cities. In her free time you can find Tara on a beach, sipping wine and dreaming big. Find her on Twitter: @taralajefa and @CafeLechePGH or visit Cafe Con Leche's website.  

Feb 22, 2017

Kilolo Luckett is an art historian, cultural producer and writer.  She created By Any Means, an art series that engages directly with leading artists, curators, writers and cultural consumers to broaden the scope and understanding of contemporary art influenced by Black culture. Kilolo is currently writing an authorized biography on Naomi Sims, one of the first Black supermodels. When she brings visiting artists to Pittsburgh, she makes a point to take them to parts of the city most visitors don't see, Kilolo said. "I want folks to be able to write about black and brown people that are doing awesome things in Pittsburgh." You can follow Kilolo on Instagram @kilololuckett. Photo of Kilolo by Christopher Testani

Feb 12, 2017

Food activist Leah Lizarondo of 412 Food Rescue joins Kim and Natalie to talk about what it was like building an army of volunteers to help deliver discarded food to people in need. 

Feb 10, 2017

Kim and Natalie talk about podcasting, travel and the challenges for women finding their voices with guest Marta Mazzoni, host of Marta On The Move.

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