LLL079 Shay Stewart-Bouley: The Right Thing to Do #podcast

Shay Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Shay Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Shay Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

A year-and-a-half after our first lounge, I talk with Shay about race, privilege, class and how to make the world a better place. I put my foot in my mouth. Shay lays it all out for us about diversity and difference. I try not to whitesplain and Shay calls me out for being uncomfortable. Shay tells us to be We-focused (not me-focused). And she answers 10 questions.

Shay Stewart-Bouley

Our guest this week is award-winning blogger, columnist, and non-profit goddess Shay Stewart-Bouley. Her blog, Black Girl in Maine, was named to Babble’s Top 100 Mom Bloggers of 2011. Also in 2011, she won a New England Press Association award for her writing on diversity issues at her monthly column at the Portland Phoenix, entitled Diverse-City. In the non-profit sector, Shay is the executive director of the Biddeford’s Joyful Harvest Neighborhood Center.

Shay first Lounged with LannaLee in LLL002 Shay Jumps In the Fray published on March 8, 2012

The 411: Shay Stewart-Bouley

[Recorded 10/03/2013]

Of note: The VERY Tall Tale of Jack & His Beanstalk – Giant Sculpture


Lounging alum Larry Moss is at it again with a 5-Story Jack & His Beanstalk Balloon sculpture to be made in February 2014. Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle will lead a fantastic community project that will also bring balloon artists in from all over the country. So if you have a few bucks, they would love your support. Every little bit helps!

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LLL071 The Real Samuel James: Practice, Practice, Practice @therealsjames

Samuel Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Samuel Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Samuel Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch! And some pens.

A few weeks after the Zimmerman trial, Samuel and Lanna hunker down to discuss race, politics, music, and how to make the world a better place. Lanna asks Samuel if he’s ever had a “real job.” Samuel talks about his obsession with music, his creative process, and how he taught himself to play the guitar. And he answers 10 questions.

Samuel James

Samuel James is an award-winning, solo-acoustic, blues/roots performer from Portland, Maine. He can be seen on tour on the west coast of the US and the east coast of Canada this summer, and in Europe in the fall.

The 411: Samuel James