Jen is an author and a digital wellness consultant who helps people find ways to maximize technology’s benefits while minimizing its harm.
Eva is a Gen-X storyteller who co-founded and leads TMI Project, a non-profit that helps people divulge the “TMI” parts of their stories that they usually leave out.
Tracey Baker-Simmons is a film and television executive, and a pioneer of reality television. (She created the Bravo reality series Being Bobby Brown, starring controversial music legends Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, which just celebrated its 15-year anniversary.)
Teresa is a shibori artist who uses indigo as her medium. She is a maker, creator, collector, and Japan traveler who draws on her fashion and photography background to combine traditional Japanese techniques with her vision as a non-Japanese to create functional textiles. She’s always on the quest for the tastiest soba.
Sherri is the CEO of the San Francisco nonprofit Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, which has rescued and found new homes for more than 8,300 dogs since she founded the organization in 2007. She’s also a CNN Hero.
Brenda is a primary care pediatrician in Boston, where she provides direct care to kids and their families, teaches pediatrics to medical students, and advocates for better child health policy at the local and national level. She wants you to get a flu shot.
Alessandra is the Co-founder & CEO of Elektra Health, a female-founded women’s health startup on a mission to smash the menopause taboo.
Catherine is an entrepreneur, writer and recovering academic. She’s the CEO of the League of Badass Women, a private global network for female-identifying leaders, innovators, and change-makers.
Renee is a novelist, lawyer, and professor interested in Black women’s fiction, the intersections of law and literature. Her writing has appeared in Literary Hub, The Rumpus, Salon and elsewhere.
Faith Adiele is a travel memoirist and essayist, teacher and host, storyteller and speaker who likes to say YES! She was also a writer for A World of Calm (HBO Max).
Ayana is a writer and new mom who just moved back to her hometown, Philly. She’s gearing up for a lot of celebrating in 2021 because her first book, Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America, turns 20 in February.
Laurie White is a writer and editor with a long history on the internet (most recently at mom2.com) where she likes to build community and tells people to mute themselves as nicely as she can.
Every month (almost) Nina Lorez Collins of The Woolfer and Margit Detweiler (of this here thing, TueNight) get together for a chat about anything and everything pop culture. On the regular they talk about what they’re reading, watching, listening to and loving. Here are this month’s recommendations: Margit’s Picks What I’m Listening To: Norma Tanega Kamasi Washington H.E.R. TV playlists like this and this Stream these stations: WXPN; WFUV; KUTX; KCRW Podcast: Nice White Parents AND if you’re a TV buff and want to discuss the shows you’re watching join our group T/N Spoiler Alert on Facebook! What I’m Watching: What We Do In The Shadows Lovecraft County The Vow Nina’s Picks What I’m Reading: Raven Leilani, Luster Elena Ferrante, The Lying Life of Adults Sigrid Nunez, What Are You Going Through Sue Miller, Monogamy Louise Penny, All The Devils Are Here What I’m Watching: The Bureau — THE BEST! French, stylish, gripping, spies! Run, don’t walk! Borgen — think Madame Secretary but more intellectual and in Danish! Away — Astronaut Hillary Swank leads a crew to Mars! What I’m Listening To: Dear Joan & Jerica If you missed their live convo, …
Sejal Shah’s debut essay collection, This Is One Way to Dance, was published by University of Georgia Press in June 2020. Publishers Weekly says, “Shah forcefully tackles the complicated intersection of ‘identity, language, movement, family, place, and race'”
Desiree is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, essayist and award winning author of the flash fiction collection, Know the Mother. Her latest essay, “Arrest Record,” about her troubling conversation with her adult son, is now available on The Rumpus.
Join TueNight, PERSISTICON and Murray Hill on October 6th at 8pm to Get Out the Motherf@#$ing Vote! A virtual night of fun, solidarity, and making a difference in this election. Get Your Ticket Buy a ticket by clicking the “save my spot” button on the ticket page displayed below. A portion of all proceeds will go to FairFight, a national voting rights organization promoting fair elections nationwide. powered by Crowdcast Next: Register with Postcards to Voters You can register with Postcards to Voters by texting JOIN to 484-275-2229. Make sure to follow the steps and complete your sample postcard by October 5th so you’re all set to party with us at the event! Gather Your Supplies Before the Event Since this is a virtual shindig, you’ll want to gather your supplies before the event. Think favorite pens, blank postcards, comfy pants and tasty beverages. **TN EXCLUSIVE: A limited quantity of printed postcards featuring Johanna Goodman’s original art are available to order. If you’d like postcards mailed to you, please fill out this Google form before …
Maya is the founder of Suburban Women for Kamala Harris, a Facebook page that started the day after Harris was announced as VP, and now has 185,000 members (and counting!). Maya’s proudest role is that of housewife, but she’s worked as a property and restaurant manager, realtor and corrections officer.
Hope is a designer and artist who believes in the power of letters to communicate through both their content and their form. She is the designer behind Monogram Project, and the artist behind TEXT/TILE Studio.
Eve is the founder & chief storyteller at Eve Simon Creative in the Washington, DC area. She is also the brains and voice behind the GenX Stories podcast (new season starts August 26!) about how the so-called “lost generation” found itself at midlife.
LaFrae Sci is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and electronic musician who performs under the moniker, Frae-Frae: Daughter of Drexciya. She is also the Co-Executive Director of Willie Mae Rock Camp and creator of Willie Mae Future Sounds…
Karrie Myers Taylor is an astrologer and video producer and editor. She is currently HBIC of KM Taylor Astrology & Wellness, running social media platforms on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram…
This one promises to be a snooze fest. No, really. For our 8/18 edition our theme is Slumber Party and we’re putting on the pjs, making the prank calls and we might even levitate someone. As always, our evening includes storytellers, music and more. Join host, Margit Detweiler and friends for an evening of fun, chat and true stories. Get your tickets now! A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls which provides music education and mentoring that empowers cisgender and trans girls, women and/or gender non-binary youth and adults Our guests include: Ada Calhoun : Author of Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis” Karrie Myers – Astrologer & Wellness Guide Deesha Philyaw: TueNight editor and the author of“The Secret Lives of Church Ladies” LaFrae Sci: Musician, Composer and Co-Executive Direct of Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Jenny Douglas – Founder of The Brooklyn Cottage, television producer, and helper-of-women-going-through-divorce. With opening gab and goss from TueDo List editor Margaret Crandall and Aparna Mukherjee Stiff as a board, light as a feather…
Margaret Crandall is TueNight’s new newsletter editor, a native East Coaster who has lived in San Francisco for almost 20 years. Her roommate is a silver mannequin named Svetlana…
Washington, DC life and business partners Tiffany Coln and Kayvone Harvey are the founders of Lita+Ro, a line of candles and scents inspired by family members, customers, celebrities, fictional characters, and historical figures…
Marcelle Heath is a fiction writer and editor. She is the curator of Apparel for Authors on Instagram, an interview series on writers, fashion, and the public sphere. Her short story collection, Is that all there is?, will be published by Awst Press in 2022…
Randi Redmond Oster is the author of Questioning Protocol, an award-winning book about navigating the healthcare system as she advocated for her chronically ill son in the hospital. She is also the President of Help Me Health, where she helps healthcare organizations transform the patient experience…
We’re giving one lucky winner a $100 Amazon gift card and two “literary fans” book packages that feature three titles from Penguin Random House: Mary Gaitskill’s This is Pleasure, Edwidge Danticat’s Everything Inside and Nazanine Hozar’s Aria. Contestants must be over 18 and from the United States. To enter, you must log into the Sweepwidget module below, and sign up, visit, follow or share before the contest closes on July 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Update: This giveaway is now over and the winner has been notified.
Nina is the founder of a social platform and website for women over 40 called the Woolfer, as well as the co-host of a podcast, Raging Gracefully, author of a funny book on aging called What Would Virginia Woolf Do And Other Questions I Ask Myself As I Attempt To Age Without Apology, and the manager of the literary estate of her late mother, the filmmaker & writer Kathleen Collins…
Aliya S. King is a writer and podcast producer who wears caftans unironically. Her latest book, Keep Your Head Up, will be out from Denene Millner Books | Simon and Schuster in 2021…
Fran Hauser is a best-selling author, speaker on women’s leadership, and business advisor. Her first book, The Myth of the Nice Girl, was the top business book of 2018 on Audible…