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That's What She Did Podcast

Oct 16, 2020

When Dr. Ivelisse Rodriguez debuted her short story collection, Love War Stories, it quickly became a 2019 PEN/Faulkner finalist and a 2018 Foreword Reviews INDIES finalist. Her collection of short stories bring a cultural richness and elegant approach to discussing heartache, violence, and the hard choices women are often faced with as they find their place in society while trying to hold true to cultural traditions. We also discuss how she overcame her fear of writing to become an accomplished writer. Plus, the many contradictions in our ideas about love. 

In this episode: 

  • Realizing that anything can happen and to always keep pushing towards your dreams
  • Why valuing yourself is key to healthy relationships
  • Problematic heterosexuality and self-actualization
  • Why it’s important for women to reconsider the idea that marriage is an accomplishment 

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