Generation Women: My Digital Revolution
Originally Aired: Monday February 5, 2018
Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling night that amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Each month, six women of note read an original piece on a single theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+.
Join us for this unique, intimate female literary salon recommended by Time Out New York and The New York Times. This month, Vera Papisova, Kathy Tu, Sara Shepard, Majora Carter, Chirlane McCray, and Carol Prisant tackle the theme “My Digital Revolution.” Hosted by author Georgia Clark.
About the Guests
Team 20: Vera Papisova is Teen Vogue’s first ever Wellness Editor. In addition to running their award-winning sexual assault awareness campaign #NotYourFault, Papisova is responsible for producing stories spanning the topics of health (physical and mental), nutrition and diet, sexual identity, sexual health, relationships and dating, and fitness.
Team 30: Kathy Tu is the co-host and producer of Nancy, a WNYC Studios podcast about the LGBTQ experience today. Kathy has also worked on The Memory Palace, The Mortified Podcast, Masterpiece Studio, and others. And prior to that she was an EMT and law school grad. Kathy’s on twitter @_kathytu.
Team 40: Sara Shepard is the best-selling author of Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game series, The Perfectionists, The Heiresses, and The Amateurs. Her new novel, The Elizas, is out this April.
Team 50: Majora Carter is a NYC real estate developer, Peabody Award-winning public radio producer and host, a Business Insider Silicon Alley 100, one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, and a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow. She has eight honorary PhDs, and lives in the same South Bronx community where she was born and raised, because she believes: You don’t have to move out of your neighborhood, to live in a better one.
Team 60: Chirlane McCray is the First Lady of New York City. As First Lady, Ms. McCray created ThriveNYC—the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation—and spearheads a nationwide Cities Thrive coalition of nearly 200 mayors across the U.S. to advance mental health reform. Ms. McCray also helps lead the City’s gender equity and domestic violence efforts as co-chair of the Commission on Gender Equity and Domestic Violence Task Force.
Team 70: Carol Prisant has been an antiques dealer and appraiser. She’s written both of Antiques Roadshow’s encyclopedias, another book on connoisseurship, a dog memoir, and last year, she published her first novel, Catch 26. For the past thirty years, she’s been the New York editor of The World of Interiors magazine.