Through performance, broadcasting and educational endeavors, Carol’s work in feminist performance and playwriting addresses intersectional issues surrounding gender oppression.
Combining her love of theater with women’s issues, Carol created The Goddess Diaries, an ongoing theatrical production that features true transformative stories of women. Carol recently received a Master’s degree in Feminist Theater and Performance at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Her capstone project, The Lesbian Wannabe was recognized with the Outstanding Graduate Student Project Award.
As a regular contributor for five years on the Sirius-XM satellite radio hit broadcast, Broadminded, Carol provided commentary to the wide range of women’s issues that headline the media, took listener’s questions and drew from myth and ancient imagery to find answers related to body image, relationships and new opportunities. In February 2016, Carol launched a new music/talk radio program, Music Alley Radio that airs live on Thursdays from Arlington, VA, 96.7 FM. Through invigorating dialogue with guests, Carol explores the intersection of social justice and music around DC.
Below, please check out two of my contributions, Crone Stones and The Goddess Diaries:
The Diaries combines monologue, myth and dance in a moving and often funny exploration of the modern journey.
Since its inception in the winter of 2010, the Diaries has raised thousands of dollars whose proceeds have gone to help women on college campuses and in domestic violence shelters (Victims of Violence Fund, Courtney's House and The Duffy House - to name a few).
I created the Diaries as an experiment after years working as a women’s advocate in the Washington area. Inspired to produce a show about real women’s lives that in and of itself serves as a fundraising vehicle, I asked women in my community to write down their stories and then I tied them together through a common thread: the agricultural seasons of the year. Borrowed from the ancient Western European calendar of equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarter days, each monologue represents a specific time in the growing/harvest season and each season becomes a metaphor for these life events. I also teamed up with my husband (a musician and songwriter) to provide music that is interspersed between each woman's speech: music and dance performances are specifically chosen and choreographed to link the pieces together, creating a rich tapestry of speech, sound and movement as expressions of the female journey.
Would you like to get involved with a Goddess Diaries production? Would you like to stage a Diaries in your area as a fundraiser or would you like to share your story? Contact us
Crone Stones are 33 high-fired porcelain stones engraved with imagery based on goddess myth found around the world. The stones, bag and book make up a set.
Their purpose is to raise awareness of the creativity, brilliance and divine spark within women as found in mythology dating back to prehistoric times. Such sacred stories hold important insights to improve self-esteem, better relationships and rise to challenges that life has to offer. Crone Stones have received wide recognition from The Washington Post, SageWoman Magazine and New Age Retailer.
A powerful tool for individual transformation, this set
will find ready buyers among customers who resonate with
the goddess and who are committed to self-improvement .
New Age Retailer