Introducing a new storytelling podcast series
Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, a storyteller with eight decades of experiences. reveals her secrets with humor and innocence, starting in the 1940s. While a war was on and her father gone, she was told fairy tales of how a handsome rich Prince saved a beautiful, cheerful, hardworking Snow White. This gave her a clue of how the next seven decades would go - right up to 2020 when the world was stopped by an insidious enemy. Fill in the gap with what or whom was that enemy. But all of the world stopped, to sequester, reflect, scream, pivot, and finally recognize this is the time to change the world – then move forward.
In between the 1940’s - 2020 Jeannette maneuvered through American society, which was mostly run by white men in charge of politics, corporations, churches, schools, media and popular culture – all forces that greatly influenced how an American woman was supposed to behave and look. By the time of her 80th birthday on May 23, 2020, Jeannette had figured a way through trap doors, grabbing a few golden rings on the merry-go-round along the way, to feel a sense of satisfaction with some wild wisdom to share. The result is a series of life stories that make up a podcast series called WILD WISDOM. It's a podcast series where women tell their stories about maneuvering through society’s shifting expectations on how a proper woman should look and behave.
The stories you can hear now are just a sample of many more stories that will be added. If you like what you hear and want more – please subscribe.
You are invited to listen and subscribe to the Wild Wisdom Podcast series. You will receive a notice every time a new episode is added.
Few things have made such a huge impact on my happiness as well as add to the depth and power of the human experience as having friends who share their life stories and experiences with me. I am particularly grateful to friends with different and diverse experiences who have complicated and broadened my own understanding of the world. It is an honor to present to you stories told by three amazing inspiring friends whose stories reveal how they, as women of color have navigated the challenging stereotypes of a chosen era. Each one has an abundance of Wild Wisdom, and each story they present is truly a gift.
I am thrilled to tell you that Heather Haunani Giugni, Amy Hill and Kathryn Waddell Takara have stories that are included in this introduction to WILD WISDOM, the podcast series. Once you subscribe to the free podcast series, you’ll have the opportunity to hear more of their life stories.
Jeannette Paulson Hereniko
PURSUE YOUR PASSION!
Jeannette Paulson Hereniko
I am enormously grateful to so many of my friends and family who have encouraged me to develop this podcast series, with special gratitude and everlasting love to my husband Vilsoni Hereniko for his unswerving support and limitless patience.
GIRLFRIENDS – What would we do without them?
Shereé Lipton has believed in and supported my visions for decades, as well as inspired me with her own wild wisdom. A few months ago I confided to her that I was distracted and not focusing on my dream to premiere WILD WISDOM the podcast series on my 80th birthday, Shereé became the spark that lit the fire getting me on track again through her sponsorship of this premiere.
Carol Fox brought over sumptuous healthy meals that meant I haven’t had to cook for a week, giving me the priceless gift of time.
Last, but most certainly not least, this website would not be offered today without the able assistance, good spirit and website skills of my girlfriend and colleague Vera Zambonelli who has generously shared her talents and precious time by nudging me forward to “just do it” over café latte – even during virtual café latte hours the last few months!
Banner photo of wild Oregon daisies blowing in the wind taken and donated by Lee Weinstein.
Graphic for original 2010 WILD WISDOM one woman show was designed by Jann Paulson Grossman.
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