Dr. Pam Ferris-Olson ‘13 (GSLC, PhD)

Dr. Pam Ferris-Olson ‘13 (GSLC, PhD) took what she learned as a writer/journalist and her exploration at Antioch of the stories of women and their importance in forming connections to create Women Mind the Water (WMW). WMW explores the intersection of women and water through storytelling. In 2020 Pam launched the Women Mind the Water Artivist Series, a podcast that engages artists in conversation about their work and invites them to talk about their personal connection with the ocean and how it influences their art. In addition to posting the podcast on her Women Mind the Water website, the podcast (video and audio versions are shared by the Museum on Main Street, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and on iTunes and Spotify) WMW podcasts are globally recognized. Pam has been featured on podcasts as far away as Perth, Australia and she’s conducted interviews with artists on the Yucatan in Mexico and soon France and possibly Japan.

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Nicole D. Sconiers ‘10

Nicole D. Sconiers ‘10 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) had her piece, “Black Lives Matter and the Karen Surveillance State,” appear in Cultural Daily.

Lisa Cheby ‘10

Lisa Cheby’s ‘10 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) poem, “We don’t get to engage in violent language and exclusion,” appeared in Altadena Poetry Review.

Don Kingfisher Campbell ‘13

Don Kingfisher Campbell ‘13 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) appeared on the Quintessential Listening poetry podcast. His book, Kingfisher Kreates, was published by Cyberwit.

Jake Bailey ‘20

Jake Bailey’s ‘20 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) poems, “Thirteen Blackbirds” and “Ghost of my Ghost,” appeared in Tipton Poetry Journal. His poem, “Schizo Sees the Man in/on a Coffee Shop,” was nominated for Best of the Net.

Sarita Sidhu ‘18

Sarita Sidhu’s ‘18 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) piece, “How to Fall in Love,” was published in Emerge Literary Journal.

Toni Ann Johnson ‘08

Toni Ann Johnson’s ‘08 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) piece, “This Side and That,” appeared in Aunt Chloe.

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