Women's Corner

October 2013 Women Making a Difference

  Angeli VanLaanen
Professional Skier Angeli Vanlaanen Angeli Vanlaanen About Angeli Vanlaanen Competition Results / press Angeli Vanlaanen Photos Angeli Vanlaanen Videos Angeli Vanlaanen Blog Angeli Vanlaanen Living with Lyme Angeli Vanlaanen Contact About Striking a balance between career and the rest of one's life is not always easy. Especially when that career is a professional skier and involves endless travel, exhausting training and both physical and mental stress. But one athlete who has always impressed me in her ability to balance all that her career thrusts upon her with friendships, family relationships, health struggles and personal time is Angeli VanLaanen. Beyond that, she balances all of this with grace and kindness.
  Debbie Gibson
Debbie Gibson put on a smashing show at the Tick-Borne disease alliance Masquerade Ball Fundraiser in NYC May 1st. She has come out to talk about her struggle with Lyme Disease and we thank her for being so brave and spreading awareness.
  Luisah Teish
Luisah Teish is a writer, performer, and public speaker. She is the author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals, a women’s spirituality classic. She has performed in venues such as St. John the Divine Cathedral, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York), La Casa de la Poesia (Caracas, Venezuela), the Galaxy Theater (Auckland, New Zealand) and the Scottish Rite Temple (Oakland, CA). Teish designs and directs ritual theater performances. Ase Theater is an ensemble of multi-racial, multi-cultural artists, ritualists and community activists who are committed to addressing eco-spiritual issues such as the sacredness of water, and honoring the indigenous cultures of the world. Teish conducts workshops, and delivers lectures and keynote speeches on a variety of subjects including Goddesses, Queens, and Spirit Women of the African diaspora, Eco-Feminist Mythology, and Spiritual Life Guidance for Women. She has lectured at Harvard University (Boston), UCLA (Los Angeles, Ca.), Reed College (Portland, Oregon), Tulane University (New Orleans, LA.), and Spelman College (Atlanta Ga.).