Elsie Escobar works in the cross-section of technology, digital media & holistic living with a heavy bias on podcast production and creative use of audio. As a podcaster since 2006 she was the first female yoga podcaster with an audio show that has now been downloaded more than 5 million times. Currently she produces two podcasts about podcasting The Feed - The Official Libsyn Podcast and She Podcasts, the podcast for women about podcasting and new media from the woman's point of view. She's a die hard podcast junkie, who lives and breathes the medium and has the unique perspective of podcast listener, independent podcast producer and industry analyst/personality.
Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:
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Kelly introduces Elsie and they dig right into why our physical voice is so important.
Elsie’s passion is in inspiring others to give voice to those things you have written down, on paper, through text or on a computer.
Why we’re afraid to use our physical voice.
Elsie shares how her struggle with using her voice began with her family, when she was very young.
How we can heal ourselves.
Allow yourself to be uncomfortable and challenge your habitual responses and behaviors.
Elsie goes deep when she talks about a post she made on Facebook and the reaction it generated.
We as women can make an impact with our voice, we must have courage.
It’s scary to put your voice out there, but you must continue to do it over and over again.
Kelly and Elsie talk about whether giving importance to our voice comes from within or is reflected upon us.
Listen first, then understand, then speak.
Elsie shares what her inner voice is asking her to do.
In Elsie's Voice:
“Voice is just ... It's everything.”
“What are we afraid of? I'm afraid of not being able to be heard, I'm afraid of crying in the middle of it and losing my power in the sense, or being perceived as emotional.”
“We must expand our capacity to be uncomfortable and to challenge our own habitual behaviors, our own responses”
“Empowering one person can empower everybody else.”
“Really diving into a conversation of privilege, there has to be listening. You must not talk.”