SPECIAL EDITION: KJ Dell’Antonia is Writing a New Story About What It Means to be a Family

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This special edition episode is powered by our friends at Dove Real Beauty Productions. To help celebrate their 60th Anniversary, we’re here at Mom 2.0, to create conversations with inspiring women around the topics of self-discovery and redefining beauty. KJ Dell’Antonia is the lead writer and editor of the New York Times’ Well Family, where she offers advice on handling everything from classroom bullies to healthful eating to facing racism in high school. She also co-hosts the “#AmWriting” podcast, where she and co-host Jess Lahey discuss writing, reading, and getting things done. In this episode, Jess and KJ talk how finding the confidence of a mediocre white man can help you achieve your goals.

SPECIAL EDITION: Jeannette Kaplun is Using Storytelling to Help Us Speak More Beautifully About Ourselves

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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. Jeannette Kaplun is the CEO of Hispana Global, a bilingual platform where she addresses tips and trends for the modern woman, offering advice on everything from parenting to travel to fashion and food. She is an amazing connector between multicultural women across the globe; empowering them with positivity and self-love. In this episode, Jess and Jeannette talk creating your own path instead ofwaiting around for mainstream media to tell the stories you want to see.

Monique Coleman Is Showing Us How to be Brave in the Face of Uncertainty

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Monique Coleman is an actor and activist best known for her role in the Disney Channel phenomenon High School Musical, and now she’s back for part two of her Talk to Jess conversation. Unemployed and feeling unwelcome in Hollywood, Monique talks to Jess about making ends meet while out of work, coming back to a completely changed industry, and how she had to find her confidence as an actor to find her next role.

SPECIAL EDITION: Ana Flores Is Helping Brands Expand Their Definition of Beauty

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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. Back again this week is Ana Flores, who founded the #WeAllGrow Latina Network, the first and largest network of Latina digital influencers in the country. Beyond being a successful entrepreneur and changemaker in how Latina women are portrayed in media, marketing, and advertising, Ana is a mom to a young girl and she cares deeply and passionately about changing the next generation’s view of themselves. In this episode, Jess and Ana talk the heterogeneity of Latinos and how to tear down tired stereotypes in media.

SPECIAL EDITION: Jill Krause Is Empowering Women to Find the Beauty in Their Own Narrative Whether You’re a Mother or Not

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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. Jill Krause was an early standout in the blogging community and has been recording her journey of motherhood since 2007 at her site BabyRabies.com. Through her platform she playfully illustrates how we can all be better at supporting mothers and women. In this episode, Jess and Jill talk the myth of the perfect mother and how to forgive yourself when you can’t live up to society’s expectations.

Monique Coleman is Teaching Us How to Turn Our Fear into Fuel

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Monique Coleman is an actor and activist best known for her role in the Disney Channel phenomenon High School Musical, but she’s been in everything from Gilmore Girls to Boston Legal and even Dancing with the Stars. Even in the face of insecurity and self-doubt, Monique is not afraid to let herself grow. In this episode, Jess and Monique deconstruct fame and discuss the highs and lows of superstardom.