Polarization. Gun shootings. Politics just for politics. It’s all frustrating, scary, and leaves you wondering, can we ever navigate away from it as planet again? Maybe, maybe not, but you never know unless you try. And, it starts with one conversation at a time. It’s time for empathy, understanding, and conversations, as hard as that might be, but what’s the alternative – another mass shooting?
Live from Colorado Springs, Mother of a transgender child and amazing advocate for the LGBTQ+ Community, Kellie Woolf joins me for a candid conversation about having one conversation at a time with those you just don’t think you might could have a conversation with in these times that test all of our ability to be civil to one another.
Kellie Woolf’s debut novel, Mount Hope, is set in Topeka, Kansas,where she was born and raised. While she now lives in Colorado With her husband, Steve, and her cat Figgy, Topeka will always be home. She graduated from Seaman High School, and all other children were born at Stormont Vail hospital. Mount Hope Cemetery is the resting place for precious family members, and as a young adult, her first employment experiences crisscrossed the city.
Kellie has been a fierce supporter and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Multiple family members on every side, dear friends and herself belong. In this human experience, she believes three things are designed innately for everyone: faith, hope, and love. In this work, she presents all three, with the greatest of these being love.
While she is serious about her family, faith, and social justice,you can usually find her laughing with friends and exploring nature. Her adventures include marrying Steve, raising three children, and adopting two teenagers—to say nothing of evading London’s subway bombs in 2005, competing in Irish Hard shoe dancing, and being a contestant on Ellen’s Game of Games. She is currently acting as co director of a non-profit organization that offers healing and inspiration to today’s weary teachers and is working on her second novel.
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