SPECIAL EDITION: Nicola Yoon is Creating a World Where Every Girl Sees Themselves as a Hero

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This special edition episode is powered by Dove Real Beauty Productions. To celebrate its 60th Anniversary at the Mom 2.0 Summit, we are creating conversations with inspiring women around the evolution of self-discovery and the definition of real beauty. Nicola Yoon is a mother, a mentor, and the author of two bestselling YA books, “Everything, Everything,” and “The Sun is Also a Star.” She has a deep desire to tell big stories around female characters that all readers can relate to. In this episode, Jess and Nicola discuss why it’s extremely important for every little girl to see herself as the hero of a story.

SPECIAL EDITION: Karen Walrond is Helping Girls See Beauty Through Their Own Light

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This special edition episode is powered by Dove Real Beauty Productions. To celebrate its 60th Anniversary at the Mom 2.0 Summit, we are creating conversations with inspiring women around the evolution of self-discovery and the definition of real beautyKaren Walrond is an author, photographer, a former attorney, and engineer, a speaker, AND a coach; the perfect example of the “Yes, AND” woman. She has a gift for helping people find the beauty both inside and around us and which has e a huge impact on our self-esteem. In this episode, Jess and Karen discuss how she helps women and girls learn to thrive through their passions, leadership, and self-motivation.

Jess Weiner is Looking Back on One Year of Life-Giving Conversations

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Jess partnered with Dove Real Beauty Productions to take the Talk to Jess podcast on the road – all the way down to the Mom 2.0 Summit in Orlando, Florida! She captured insightful conversations with powerful women about raising confident children, building engaged communities, increasing media representation, and learning to love the skin you’re in. This special edition episode also marks the first anniversary of our Talk to Jess podcast! Jess reflects on one year of her guest’s willingness to share their struggles, risks, and reasons “why” behind the world-changing work they do every day.

Nicola Yoon is Using Ordinary Diversity to Develop Extraordinary Storytelling

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Nicola Yoon is the author of two bestselling YA novels “The Sun is Also a Star” and “Everything, Everything” (in theaters May 19th) which have touched millions of readers. In this episode, Jess and Nicola discuss how she creates diverse characters that are truly reflective of real, ordinary people and their real interests, instead of relying on stereotypes or tropes. For any aspiring creatives listening, Nicola also shares advice from the lessons she’s learned on her journey from bestseller all the way to the box office.