The latest episode of "Dandelions: A Podcast for Women" celebrates our grandmothers and the range of memories that we have of them.
Julie and I welcomed guests Julie Ferris-Tillman and Jennifer Morales, both writers and both with "grandma stories" that remind us of the sometimes funny, sometimes flawed and always fierce women who mothered our mothers. Memories include an empowering bra conversation to a later-in-life realization that Nana knew nothing about "age appropriate" kid activities.
Whether you had or have a "grandma," "grammy," "grams," "gram gram," "memaw, "nana," "nonie" or classic "grandmother," you'll hopefully relate to this episode.
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Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.