Author: Kiara Mills

TueNight 10: Mary Pipher and Sara Pipher Gilliam

Mary (l.) and Sara (r.)  It’s our first mother-daughter TueNight 10! This dynamic duo co-authored the 25th anniversary edition of Mary’s classic Reviving Ophelia, which spent three years on the New York Times bestseller list in the mid-1990s, including 28 weeks at #1. Ages: Mary is 71, and Sara is 42. Quick Bios: Mary is a therapist and clinical psychologist specializing in women, trauma, and the effects of our culture on mental health, which has earned her the title of “cultural therapist” for her generation. She is the author of ten books, including the bestselling The Shelter of Each Other, Another Country, and most recently Women Rowing North. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sara is Editor-in-Chief of Exchange, a magazine for early childhood professionals. She is also Vice President and a founding board member of Carry the Future, an international refugee relief organization. She lives with her family in Hamilton, Ontario. Beyond the Bios: “We had a very typical mother/daughter relationship in the early 90s—love and affection punctuated by a fair amount of conflict. We could always bond around our great …

TueNight 10: Golda

Age: 41 Quick bio: Golda is a lawyer by day and a singer/songwriter/bassist by night and the occasional late afternoon. Her latest album, “Be My Satellite“, was just released on May 17, 2019 and is available everywhere you get your music or on her official website. Beyond the bio: “I started taking bass lessons at the tender age of 37. I told myself I’d just commit to about 10 lessons, but I ended up diving in head first and within a year I was writing songs. Despite my fat positive background (I took a five-year break from the law to be a full time body love blogger and coach in 2009), I still found myself struggling with whether pursuing music was “worthwhile” and whether I was too old/fat etc. to put myself out there. Luckily, I was able to overcome that crap and started playing out and released my first album in 2017. Now I really embrace the idea that I’m a middle-aged/Gen-X songwriter, writing songs for other people who are around my own age.” 1. On …

TueNight 10: Linda Hirshman

Quick bio: Previously a labor lawyer and professor of women’s studies and philosophy at Brandeis, Linda Hirshman is the author of the New York Times bestseller Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World, Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution, and Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World. Beyond the bio: “I am eagerly awaiting the release of my latest book, Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment. It’s the first book about the #MeToo movement and features interviews with amazing women like Anna Holmes, Rebecca Traister, Alyssa Milano, Jane Mayer, and of course, many of the #MeToo survivors. Above all, I can’t wait to share the stories of all the unsung heroes in the battle against sexual abuse, many of whom are women of color.” 1. On the nightstand: Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne and Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics by Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Game of Thrones 3. Jam of the …

TueNight 10: Mary Lee Kortes

Quick bio: Mary Lee Kortes is a singer/songwriter, author, performer and teacher. She has six albums released under the name Mary Lee’s Corvette, and her first book, Dreaming of Dylan: 115 Dreams About Bob, has just been published by BMG Books. Beyond the bio: “My life right now is far more incredible than I could have imagined, although the hope and desire for where I am now was always there. I didn’t even really get started at what I wanted and was meant to do until I was in my 30s. I had to fight the strange voices in my head telling me to sit in the corner and be still, don’t bother anyone. Hardly my true self, and hardly the appropriate behavior for someone who wants to create. Hardly the demeanor of someone about to embark on a book and music tour of Russia!” 1. On the nightstand: The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen.  2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Singing and imagining 3. Jam of the minute: Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help 4. Thing I miss: My mom 5. 80s …