Episode 29

April 14, 2021

01:29:36

In Conversation with Author Jen Dalton on Bullying, Writing, and Volunteering in Haiti

In Conversation with Author Jen Dalton on Bullying, Writing, and Volunteering in Haiti
Women Bridging the Gap
In Conversation with Author Jen Dalton on Bullying, Writing, and Volunteering in Haiti
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Show Notes

Long time friend Jen Dalton joins Alexandra and Lenya to discuss writing, where to get your news, bullying, and so much more. Jen is an author of a YA novel called [“Of Butterflies & Bullies”](https://www.butterfliesbullies.com/) available now on Amazon. Jen tells the story of how she wrote a novel about being bullied in school so that other kids getting bullied could have something to read and see that they are not alone, and they are not broken. There is also a deep discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the struggles of White saviorism versus helping fellow humans, and how [Hearthstone Village](https://www.hearthstonevillageukiah.org/) is getting girls in Haiti to not only finish high school, but to go to college, too! Haiti has one of the lowest rates of girls in school, and a girls education is the greatest tool to get a community out of poverty. Jenny Dalton (you can call her Jen too) is an author, facilitator, coach, healer and polymath. She’s an ENFT, Sagittarius, Manifesting Generator. Her work in the world flows from facilitating healthier local food systems and fundraising for [an orphanage in Haiti](https://www.hearthstonevillageukiah.org/), to talking about her recently published book [“Of Butterflies & Bullies”](https://www.butterfliesbullies.com/) – a Judy Blume inspired story about her experience being bullied in 5th grade. She’s also starting what she calls the Better Friends Club which will create a space for grown women to heal from their own childhood bullying. And, Jenny is excited that she recently became a Kind Campaign ambassador which means she will be facilitating school assemblies to empower younger girls to talk about their own bullying experiences. As a woman who devours learning opportunities and reads voraciously, she leans towards topics of spirituality, quantum physics, shamanism, plant medicines, the mysteries of life and consciousness and post-apocalyptic survival stories. #### Links: [Jen Dalton’s Of Butterflies & Bullies](https://www.butterfliesbullies.com/) [Stephen King’s On Writing](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10569.On_Writing) [Kitchen Table Consulting, LLC](https://www.kitchentableconsulting.com/) [Love in Action Coaching](https://www.loveinactioncoaching.com/) [Hearthstone Village](https://www.hearthstonevillageukiah.org/) #### Why not to follow Shaun King: [She Writes To Live - The Shaun King We’re not Talking About](https://shewritestolive.medium.com/the-shaun-king-were-not-talking-about-84c46ab40079) [A Community Word About Shaun King](https://medium.com/@concernedcommunity2019/a-community-word-about-shaun-king-sitdownshaun-4be75abc1f37) [deray on Shaun King](https://twitter.com/deray/status/1265253718016040960?lang=en) #### Who to follow instead for great resources on the movement: [deray mckesson on Instagram](https://instagram.com/iamderay?igshid=n3mnyjpgt40s) [Tamika Mallory](https://instagram.com/tamikadmallory?igshid=6sva4ptfb743) [Brittany Packnet Cunningham](https://instagram.com/mspackyetti?igshid=sqp2d9dphbnz) [America Hates Us](https://www.instagram.com/p/CNnGqVUgkzA/?igshid=1d0gvd3ocp70t) [Chnge](https://www.instagram.com/p/CNnO2IWADLI/?igshid=1wy4128cme63d) -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390). **We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends. **Let us know what topics you want to hear!** Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) Or on Instagram: * Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one) * And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) * And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/) This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more.

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