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"I had to look at what it was going to cost me personally, and what it was going to cost my family...And on the other side were little girls who needed to be saved and women who needed to be set free and know the truth. And they were worth more than what it was going to cost." -Rachael Denhollander

Listen in as WAP associate Caroline Triscik interviews attorney, educator, advocate, and survivor Rachael Denhollander. In this conversation, we discuss Rachael's courage, vision, and purpose behind her bold activism in encouraging our culture to listen to the voices of sexual abuse survivors to bring justice and systemic change.

Rachael Denhollander became known internationally as the first woman to file a police report and speak publicly against USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, one of the most prolific sexual abusers in recorded history. As a result of her activism, over 250 women came forward as survivors of Nassar’s abuse, leading to his life imprisonment. Additionally, her courageous tenacity and ongoing advocacy helped trigger a complete upheaval at both USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University where former executives and high-ranking officials face numerous criminal charges for their complicity in covering up Nassar’s abuse and lying about what they knew.

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

If you'd like to support the work of InterVarsity's Women in the Academy and Professions, including future podcasts such as this episode, you can do so at givetoiv.org/wap. Thank you for listening!

 

Listen in as WAP associate Caroline Triscik interviews Dr. Michelle Reyes who holds a Ph.D in German literature with a focus on folklore including women’s writing, storytelling, and feminist revisions. Currently living in Austin, TX, and ministering alongside her husband in an urban, multicultural church serving the disadvantaged, minority communities, Michelle shares how her study of story continues to shape the way she experiences her faith as she works to bring hope and healing to others. In this rich conversation, Michelle discusses the concept of narrative justice, as well as how she sees Jesus at work in the midst of our stories.

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

If you'd like to support the work of InterVarsity's Women in the Academy and Professions, including future podcasts such as this episode, you can do so at givetoiv.org/wap. Thank you for listening!

 

“I think that true hope, that thing inside our spirits that we are clinging to and growing towards, with God’s help, is what we cling to in the deepest darkest times. It’s what keeps us going until the dawn, until spring.” — Catherine McNiel

Listen in as WAP associate Caroline Triscik interviews Catherine McNiel. In this conversation, we discuss personal spiritual disciplines, the challenge to stay attentive in the midst of a busy life, the importance of community, and other gems found in her most recent book. Through a timely social media connection over our shared admiration of Luci Shaw’s work, as well as the quote from St. Julian of Norwich, this interview with Catherine came to be. Join us as Catherine shares her hope for new life and restoration that is found in Jesus- a hope that is not idyllic, but recognizes the depth of suffering and injustice in the world.

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

If you'd like to support the work of InterVarsity's Women in the Academy and Professions, including future podcasts such as this episode, you can do so at givetoiv.org/wap. Thank you for listening!

Listen in as WAP associate Caroline Triscik interviews Filipino American theologian Dr. Joyce del Rosario. In this conversation, we discuss her ministry to teen moms, plus thoughts around ethnicity, good food, and the process of recording the unique theological contributions of the Filipino community.

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

If you'd like to support the work of InterVarsity's Women in the Academy and Professions, including future podcasts such as this episode, you can do so at givetoiv.org/wap. Thank you for listening!

In July at The Well, we had the opportunity to share excerpts from a book we enjoyed and learned from this year. We caught up with Phileena Heuertz, author of Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation, to chat about her journey from justice work to contemplation and the “mixed life” for this episode of the podcast. One of the reasons we were attracted to this book is the number of women we meet who have been formed in their relationships with Phileena and her work in the world and with prayer. We hope you learn from her invitation to contemplation as well.

To conclude our summer special at The Well, join us in listening in on our interview with contemplative activist Phileena Heuertz as she offers thoughts on the way she avoids burnout and finds Christ as the source of her strength through contemplative practices.

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

If you'd like to support the work of InterVarsity's Women in the Academy and Professions, including future podcasts such as this episode, you can do so at givetoiv.org/wap. Thank you for listening!

“So, awareness and response — I think this is where the Holy Spirit of God really works very powerfully for me, sort of awakening me, keeping me aware, keeping me open. There is always something new ahead — and I’m saying that as a 90-year-old woman. I’m hoping that life continues to open itself to me — and this is a work of God’s Spirit.” — Luci Shaw

Listen in as WAP associate Caroline Triscik interviews poet Luci Shaw as they touch on topics around creativity, death, nature, and the friendships of women — with reflections on Luci's own close friendship with author Madeleine L'Engle. (Bonus: Luci reads several of her freshest poems for our enjoyment.)

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

If you'd like to support the work of InterVarsity's Women in the Academy and Professions, including future podcasts such as this episode, you can do so at givetoiv.org/wap. Thank you for listening!

Each semester, InterVarsity's Women in the Academy and Professions hosts an online book club with content related to discipleship in our vocational lives. This spring semester book club was spent discussing the book Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women by Dr. Elaine Storkey. On this special episode, Women in the Academy and Professions' Jasmine Obeyesekere interviews Dr. Elaine Storkey for the finale of the spring semester online book club. Please be aware that the interview includes details related to violence against women, including sexual assault and intimate partner violence, and may be triggering to some listeners.

For more information about the interview or to find out more information on how to be part of future book clubs with Women in the Academy and Professions, please visit our article at The Well.

If you'd like to support the work of InterVarsity's Women in the Academy and Professions, including future podcasts such as this episode, you can do so at givetoiv.org/wap. Thank you for listening!

Listen in as WAP Associate Caroline Triscik interviews Dr. Elizabeth "Lisa" Sung. Sharing about her recent experiences as the evangelical scholar in residence at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Lisa brings hope for unity in the Church, as well as her thoughts on race, ethnicity, and gender related to her dissertation research. Lisa also shares her vision for the ecumenical church, the relationship between spiritual and theological formation, and engaging in beneficial spiritual practices to remain connected with Jesus as a woman in academia.

For show notes or more information please visit http://thewell.intervarsity.org/podcasts/call-unity-christ-interview-lisa-sung

If you'd like to support the work of InterVarsity's Women in the Academy and Professions, including future podcasts such as this episode, you can do so at givetoiv.org/wap. Thank you for listening!

Listen in as WAP associate Caroline Triscik interviews author, poet, and English professor Susanna Childress. Susanna offers her thoughts on finding wonder and awe in the midst of everyday life in her roles in academia and as a mother and wife. Susanna also shares with us her intensely personal story of the loss of her third son late in the second trimester of pregnancy, as well as navigating that grief while in her journey into tenured faculty position. Finally, we discuss the gift of entering into sorrow and suffering together.

For show notes or more information, please visit http://thewell.intervarsity.org/podcasts/awareness-and-wonder-interview-susanna-childress

If you'd like to support the work of InterVarsity's Women in the Academy and Professions, including future podcasts such as this episode, you can do so at givetoiv.org/wap. Thank you for listening!

For this special Holy Thursday episode, listen in as Stephanie Gehring performs a reading of her piece Wheat.

For the written version of Wheat or information about the author please visit http://thewell.intervarsity.org/spiritual-formation/wheat

If you'd like to support the work of InterVarsity's Women in the Academy and Professions, including future podcasts such as this episode, you can do so at givetoiv.org/wap. Thank you for listening!

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