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MRH Special Edition: Interview with Viola & Jill

Viola Woods and Jill Mesmer join yours truly to talk about their upcoming events on November 12th (from 5:30 to 9:30 at the Rock of Salvation Gospel Church in Kansas City, MO) and Nov. 13th (see flier below), which include skits, speeches, music, fashion, classes, and more.

Highlights of our discussion include:

  • self-empowerment as the answer to abuse
  • “chained elephant” phenomenon
  • stories from the summer of 2020
  • “aliens, ancestors, and angels”


Thank you Viola & Jill!




Recorded on October 24th, 2021.


P.S. It is important to have an accurate accounting of history and to empathize with the struggles of others. However, when you start blaming yourself for harms you did not commit (especially if conflated with race or sex), you know you have gone too far. Take a step back, and you will be exactly where you need to be.

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  1. I had the incredible opportunity to interview Viola Davis for my last book, Braving the Wilderness. You may know Viola from her performances in The Help , How to Get Away With Murder , and Fences for which she won an Oscar for best supporting actress. She is the first Black actor to win the Triple Crown of acting—the Emmy, Tony, and Oscar.

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