This Human Thing We’re Doing — #KatieSpeakShow Ep8 10/24/2015

In brief: If you only know Kelly Carlin through her dad, it is my pleasure to introduce you to a woman who radiates authenticity and kindness and depth so rare I could talk with her for hours and never feel like I’ve even scratched the surface. I hope that you enjoy our chat as much as I did as well as a slightly different opening rant from me than what I’ve done so far. My week has just been too amazing not to share some of it with you.

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I can’t even summarize — that’s how great this week has been. I took more time at the top of the show that I have before; it’s not a format change, just an exceptional week I couldn’t resist sharing with updates, news, announcements, some of my thoughts on current goings on and an audio preview of an exclusive interview I’ll be publishing at The Establishment when we launch this week.

I feel like I say this every week, but this is a really great episode; I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

Quote of the Show: “What is it, that thing that really gives meaning to our life; what makes us feel like we’re fully connected to this human thing we’re doing? There are so many things that the culture demands of us and wants us to be and I — I think because I am my father’s daughter — I resist that. So the question is not ‘What am I supposed to be for the culture?’ but ‘What am I supposed to be from that deep, small, quiet voice inside of me? What’s that calling me to?’ That’s the conversation I’d like to have with the world.” — Kelly Carlin

Links to on-air references:

My take…

WATCH: “Rep. Lee Discussing Her Vote Against the Authorization to Use Military Force in Afghanistan”

My Truthout piece on #4EACHOfUs: “Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage”

Get ready to #GetEstablished:

Elon James White, hashtag king: #HowNotToBePoor starting point

My contribution to #HowNotToBePoor

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Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


Go get Kelly’s book! —> “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing up with George”

Follow today’s guest…

Kelly Carlin: on Twitter & web/GET the book

Blog Extras:



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