Interview: Megan Giller

Can you start by telling the readers a little about yourself? 

I've been writing about food for almost a decade, for publications like Slate, Food & Wine, and Fortune, and for the past four years or so I've specialized in bean-to-bar chocolate. I even wrote a book about it! This new craft chocolate movement appealed to me because I've always written about small companies and artisan food. I like to tell the stories behind the food about the people making it, as well as the history of it. 

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Interview: Veronica Kirin

I grew up in Michigan in a Croatian-American family.  My heritage is very important to me - I try to travel to Croatia yearly to see the rest of the family.  I knew from a young age that I was made to help others, and as soon as I was old enough, I began my Humanitarian career.  I eventually enlisted for two years in the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and deployed across America as a disaster relief worker. 

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Interview: Maria Gonzalez

There is really nothing exceptional about my childhood or family. I belong to a typical Spanish family and I grew up in a working class neighborhood in Madrid. Maybe this, along with being the youngest of four children plus having two sisters and my mum around at all times, very much influenced my life. 

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Interview: Sarah Pinson

I grew up in Bamberg, South Carolina (it’s tiny!) and have spent pretty much my whole life in the southeast. Since college I’ve bounced around a bit, from working in higher education, to going to divinity school, to a couple of nonprofit jobs in food justice and community health.

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Interview: Ash Parsons

Most importantly, I am a first timer. The more time I spend on this mud ball (I’ll be 37 next month!) the more I realize I am still getting used to being here. I am just now figuring out some of the questions I want to ask, with no clue what the answers will be yet. I am finally figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.

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Interview: Maggie Germano

I'm a feminist and financial coach for women. I started my business two years ago when I was feeling lost in my nonprofit career and needed to find some passion and inspiration again. I do one-on-one coaching with women, I host a monthly Money Circle gathering for women to talk about money in the DC area, I host workshops about personal finance, and I blog about many issues related to money and how it impacts women.

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Interview: Megan Lynch

I’d always wanted to write a novel, but I had issues with self-discipline. I’d always written sporadically: journal entries, blog posts, poetry, and short stories, but I had this idea for a bigger story and it kept pestering me to be written.

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Interview: Breanna Mekuly

I’m Breanna. I live in Erie, PA with my best friend (my dog!) Snoop. I work with the Benedictine Sisters of Erie at Emmaus Ministries, which encompasses a soup kitchen, food pantry, Kids Cafe, and garden. I also work part time with Benetvision, which is Sister Joan Chittister’s research and writing organization. 

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Interview: Sara-Jayne Poletti

Hello, readers! My name is Sara-Jayne, and I'm an ex-publishing marketer and an ex-ex-English as a Second Language teacher. I currently work in marketing at a major university in Pittsburgh, where I live with my husband. When I'm not reading books and/or slaying the patriarchy, I like to practice yoga, cook, and try to convince myself to learn Italian.

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Interview: Arielle Estoria

Born and raised in foggy Northern California, I am a Writer Speaker and Creative (which entails a web of other roles as well). I enjoy creating a space where people feel okay with feeling, the heartbeat behind my work is a diligent pursuit of instilling and reminding people of their worth through words.

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Interview: Sarah Messina

my name is Sarah Messina. I am 30 years old. I grew up in a small town in Southern New Jersey called Absecon. It is located 10 minutes outside of Atlantic City. I since have lived in Mays Landing and Hammonton, surrounding areas of my hometown. Two years ago I needed a change of scenery, so I packed whatever could fit in my car and drove down with my dog Stella to little island beach town called Ft. Myers Beach, FL.

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Interview: AVA

I don't know if I have an answer for this. I guess I’m still figuring myself out. I don't think that will ever stop though. I’ve learned to be okay with the uneasiness and the uncertainty. I think when I stopped trying to control everything, and when I realized you can't actually do that, I started to enjoy life a little more.

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Interview: Elsie Larson

I’m Elsie Larson, Founder of A Beautiful Mess, a women’s lifestyle blog, and A Color Story, a photo-editing App. I started my first business at the age of nineteen and have been working for myself ever since, which still blows my mind. I never set out to be an entrepreneur, but I caught the bug early and have experienced all the highs and lowest lows that come with that life. I’m really proud of that. I took a leap, even though it was a naïve choice at the time!

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Interview: Alyssa Meza

I think everyone is looking for inspiration or for that push to pursue their own dreams. Hearing another person's story can really change the game. It can turn dreams into reality but better than that, it can teach you so much about your life too. 

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Interview: Caroline Ervin

I grew up outsider of Atlanta and went to school for journalism at the University of Georgia, where I earned a degree in PRINT journalism. After four years as a copyeditor at the Augusta Chronical, I moved back to Atlanta and worked as an editor at t a few nonprofits before I joined Cristen on Stuff Mom Never Told You. We’ve gone independent recently with our new brand, Unlandylike, which will involve publishing a beautiful book with 10 Speed Press in Spring 2018.

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