For the season finale of LWG, I had the honor to share time with September Williams, MD and Sarah E. Kornfeld. My words are going to fall short at this time to describe who they are and what our conversation was about. I can say it was at a telling time in US History as a new supreme court justice had been nominated and was going through the hearings involved with the confirmation process.
This was taped about a month ago and a lot has transpired since that taping. Besides an overall uplifting, what I recall that wonderful afternoon spent with September and Sarah, is the healing communication regarding the charged political event of that confirmation process — and the overall bravery I witnessed in both women.
Since words are falling short, or time and energy on my part, I am posting from their bios more about September & Sarah.
September Williams is an American physician-writer, bioethicist and filmmaker. All of her work seeks a better understanding of and between ourselves. She focuses on promoting resilience for people who are ill, aging, dying, or stressed by environmental and humanitarian violation. Yet, her writing is fired by the humor which allows people and characters to make it through hard times. Her first novel, and the first in a series of three books, is Chasing Mercury, a romance-suspense-memoir about families committed to human and environmental rights.
September’s nonfiction writing covers health disparities, bioethics and film. She is a member of the National Writers Union (AFLCIO/UAW 1981), an affiliate of the International Federation of Journalists, and the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. (She is also the founder of Cove International Publishers and published The Elephant In the Room: Bioethical Concerns in Human Milk Banking early last month.)
Sarah Kornfeld‘s experience with seizure, art and the ocean as medicine led her to write What Stella Sees, an adventure in magical realism in which all characters are forced to face creatures from their own depths. What Stella Sees, weaves a complex tale of love, art, and transformation spanning from San Francisco to Israel, Bucharest to Paris.
Kornfeld was born and raised in the experimental theater that is New York City. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and has taught cultural curation at the University of San Francisco. Sarah is a founding member of the Blue Mind Collective studying the impact of the ocean on our lives and well-being.
Sarah is a proud member of the National Writers Union. She was published in The Journal of Brand Strategy out of the United Kingdom*. Her debut novel is published by Cove International Press. www.sarahkornfeld.net
…the more i discover about who i was in the room with — the more I realize what an honor it was that they shared their time with me. I hope you enjoy their company as well. And I hope to see you next year for season six of LWG.