A few times a week I’ll pose a different question in the SheHive Facebook group to get the conversation going. The questions are always crafted with the intention of being a bit disruptive… to shake women out of their everyday thoughts - even if just for a moment - so that they can take a breather and ponder something that, I hope, is important to them.
A while ago I asked the question, “What topic could you talk about passionately for 17 1/2 minutes with preparing?” The responses starting pouring in - Chinese medicine, African American history, finding your inner Magic, why we need more women in the film industry, board game design... It went on and on and on.
I was enthralled and I couldn’t shake the feeling that we were on to something. Sharing the diverse wisdom and passions of women is exactly why the SheHive was created. There was something more that had to be done with all these ideas.
I wasn’t the only one that took notice. One of our Advisory Board members, Lisa, sent me a message, “I think there’s a new podcast brewing here!” And when I walked into the SheHive office the next day, Sonya (my podcast cohost and one-third of my SheHive Covid pod), said the same thing. We quickly made a plan to do a special series of Life on the Other Side of Should for the remainder of the year highlighting the collective wisdom of the SheHive.
We started recording over the weekend with the first five of our many guests and I can’t even begin to describe the high I felt - even after four straight hours of recording. There was so much laughter and so many gems….
Gloria taught us how to petrify a gourd (and you better damn well believe that I’m going to try it this Fall!), Karen shared how we can be a better allies to working mothers, Susie reminded me of how important it is to be present, Lisa has me 99% convinced to become a vegetarian, and Rachel dropped a truth bomb that I’m going to get tattooed on my eyelids, “Accept the given circumstances.”
I’m so excited to share this new season of the SheHive podcast with you. I truly hope you tune in each week to share a laugh and discover a few truth bombs you’ll want to tattoo on your own eyelids.
With much love and gratitude,
Ursula Adams, MSPOD