Spoken Art 2014: Celebrating Women’s Stories

Four amazing women tell their stories about empowerment.


  • Melissa Josephs, Director of Equal Opportunity Policy, Women Employed
  • Sharon Norwood, Organizer of Child Care Providers, SEIUHealthcare IL & IN
  • Hedy Ratner, co-founder of the Women’s Business Development Center
  • Mac-Z Zurawski, union laborer, adjunct lecturer at Chicago State U. & WWHP board member

Women artists display and sell their wares/services

  • Jennifer Blitz, designer handbags, hats, and wristlets
  • Debra Dancy, knit hats, ear warmers, scarves and baby booties
  • Desirée Guzmán, handcrafted metal jewelry
  • Nyssa Krull, handmade, eco-friendly decorations and gifts
  • Roberta Mezinkas, enameled glass art
  • Margarita Ramirez, one-of-a-kind cards and other images
  • Renee Ryan, massage therapy

Kristin Lems, singer-songwriter-composer, plays and sings her songs

View the Spoken Art 2014 flyer.