Charlotte and I quickly became friends after re-meeting several years ago at the 501 Tech Club. We'd first met at the Lowell Telecommunications Corporation, when I was consulting to them and several other Lowell community based organizations on volunteer management. Charlotte was managing volunteers at this public access center and learning all she could about media publishing and broadcasting.
What I admire(d), then and now, about Charlotte is her energy, drive, and desire to mentor to younger people. In her retirement, she works harder now than she probably did during her working years. Always on the go - to a shoot or interview, training someone on portable, digital camera and sound equipment, looking for people to interview - whatever the task, it's move, move, move. Charlotte is unstoppable.
"Thinking Out Loud, the Feminist Edition" is a weekly show and Charlotte has interviewed many notable and not-so-well-known women, including Paula Poundstone, Linda Fife, Paula Fortier, Lorre Fritchy, Jaclyn Friedman, Paula Fortier, Tamara Krenn, Young Sisters for Justice in Philanthropy, Amy Goodman, and Angela Davis.
Just as important as the interviews, though, is the fact that Charlotte is training young women in studio technology and techniques through her show. She mentors to several young women and has mentored to both men and women over many years. She's a natural teacher and says she gets some of her energy from being around younger people. But I'll warn you that she outlasts many of them in a given day, so pack your energy bars if you're going on the road with Charlotte!
Some places to pick up the show include
- on Facebook
- at Spinitron
- on iTunes, although I am having difficulty getting the category for this; I'll update it later
Sit back, relax, and enjoy.