Wednesday, April 8, 2020

An Exclusive Interview with Patricia Leavy about her Definitive Novel-Set, Candy Floss Collection

Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent sociologist and best-selling author. She has published over 25 books, earning critical and commercial success in both nonfiction and fiction, and her work has been translated into numerous languages. She is also the creator and editor for ten book series with Oxford University Press, Brill-/Sense and Guilford Press, the […]

Patricia Leavy on Her Highly-Anticipated Novel, Film

Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent sociologist and best-selling author. She has published over 25 books, earning critical and commercial success in both nonfiction and fiction, with over one million copies in equivalent sales. Her work has been translated into numerous languages. She is also the creator and editor for eight book series with Oxford […]

Patricia Leavy on her Ground-Breaking Novel Spark

We sat down with Dr. Leavy to learn all about her new novel, Spark.  Here’s the interview! Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent sociologist and best-selling author. She has published twenty-six books, earning critical and commercial success in both nonfiction and fiction, a rare feat by any author. Her work has been translated into numerous […]

The Days After Thanksgiving: Thankful Reflections

Joanna Poppink, day after Thanksgiving in Hotel Bel Air gardens. Photo by Delilah Hirshland After the joy, stress, sorrow and clean up is passed you may feel motivated to move ahead toward the upcoming holidays with a pang. Thanksgiving comes and goes so quickly. What was all that activity and emotion about? Your Thanksgiving may […]

Anita Hill — How Much Have Things Improved?

Last week, John Oliver did a fabulous look-back reflection on sexual harassment — through the lens (and voice) of Anita Hill.  This impactful interview will get you thinking … at least it should.   Our question here at the #RealDeal is this … After watching this piece, do you think we are on the trajectory […]

Know What You Are Reading Before You Read It!

#RealDeal is bringing back this post from 6/9/12 in the interest of media literacy. In last week’s post “Why Voting Matters for Girls…”, I discussed the importance of girls understanding the power of their voice in politics and mentioned that I would compile a list of resources that offer a selection of liberal (“left” or […]

Phenomenal Women: A Portrait Gallery of Role Models by Robyn Hussa Farrell

In celebration of the 10th year of this empowerment blog site, #RealDeal Editor, Robyn Hussa Farrell, shares this “gallery of role models” and fierce women leaders. Each of the below paintings were created while reflecting on the abundance of women role models in my life.  In honor and celebration of each of them, I wanted […]

Patricia Leavy Wins National Honor for Arts Advocacy

Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent sociologist and best-selling author. She has published twenty-four books, earning critical and commercial success in both nonfiction and fiction, a rare feat by any author. Her work has been translated into numerous languages. She is also the creator and editor for seven book series with Oxford University Press and […]

Identity Is How YOU Define Yourself

I’ve just spent the better part of an hour unsuccessfully digging through reading material trying to identify where I read (within the last week!) that “biography is not identity.” I had to wait to carve out time to blog about this subject and, in the interim, forgot where I found these four words which leapt […]

Are You Often Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop?

Do you ever feel as if things are going swimmingly in your life—even as you’re waiting for the proverbial other shoe to drop? If you frequently feel this paradoxical tug of simultaneous joy and fear, let me explain this dynamic and what you can do about it, the goal being that you lose the fear […]

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