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Vulnerability Podcast - Ep. 45 - From Approval To Authenticity (ft. Jacinta Gandy)

Episode 45 – From Approval To Authenticity (ft. Jacinta Gandy)

In Ep 45, Marisa chats about facing fear, abandoning the need for approval, & pursuing business with Jacinta Gandy, founder of Social Circle.

Ep 44 - Dyslexia & Changing The Way We Read

Episode 44 – Dyslexia & Changing The Way We Read (ft. Bonnie Shaver-Troup, EdD)

In VulnerABILITY Ep. 44, Marisa Donnelly chats with Bonnie Shaver-Troup EdD, founder of Lexend, about education and changing the way we read.

Ep 43 - Quarantine Diaries

Episode 43 – Quarantine Diaries (ft. Marta Gèpe)

In VulnerABILITY Ep. 43, Marisa welcomes fellow creative, Marta Gèpe to share about her book, Quarantine Diaries, and lockdown inspiration.

Ep 42 - Coming To Terms With Change

Episode 42 – Coming To Terms With Change (ft. Abe Lopez)

In Episode 42, host Marisa Donnelly interviews previous co-host Abe Lopez on loneliness & coming to terms with change in a post-COVID world.


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Alana Haase (Author of Woman at the Well)

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Deadra Stanton (Mason City High School Department Chair)

"Marisa is an inspiration and a talent. Her words are eloquent and universal. She has a way of making you feel like you can relate in every piece. Not only her blog posts, but her poetry. She is passionate about what she does and passionate about connecting with her readers. That genuine energy makes a huge difference and sets her apart in the literary community."

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