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Big Girl Pants

Big Girl Pants Podcast: Encouragement for Real Life.

Jul 29, 2022

When you don't get picked for volleyball or asked to the school dance, a horse may just end up as your best friend.

Jul 27, 2022

I was rescued during a difficult year in middle school by a cook named Tiny.  She taught me that the bullies torturing me were just as insecure as I was. After all the positive lessons she provided in self-esteem, I watched her give her own up to keep a man.

Jul 21, 2022

My pastor father was a white man involved in the Civil Rights movement. This is the story of how he stood up to the Three Kings, the power-brokers in a mountain town determined to keep things as they were.

When trouble is looming, you need your Big Girl Pants.

Jul 15, 2022

Social intrigue begins early. There are always the popular ones, the bullies, and the things we don't want to do that others think are "good for us." 

This is the story of how I "got to" go to Scout camp where the first thing I "got to" do was dig a latrine. Things went downhill from there.


Jul 7, 2022

The most fun I've ever had was on the back of a horse.

I was a clumsy child. I flunked out of ballet.  I fell on my teacher after trying to turn my feet out in fourth position one too many times. Atop a horse, I was regal and elegant. Wrapping my legs around their power has always been magical for me. I dreamed of...