Welcome back to another solo episode of Leading With Your Gut. In this episode, I share some insights into my family tree, particularly on my dad's side. For this episode, I wanted to use this space to amplify my grandmother's voice. My grandma, Betty Collins Shellman was a generous, loving, and musically talented woman. She died when I was a teenager, but I still remember her presence. Grandma Betty was a lifelong activist; always attending protests in Seattle, promoting equity for all, and staying on the right side of history. Her voice, like many other Black women, need to be heard and shared.
In the 1980s my grandmother, Betty Shellman, wrote a piece in Seven Stars & Orion by Ester Hall Mumford. Grandma Betty related her memories of growing up east of the Cascades in Wenatchee, coming to Seattle, and what life was like for her and for the people she knew during the Great Depression. On this week's episode, I narrate her story. I hope that you enjoy it.
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