Born in Japan, raised in Texas, and currently residing in New York, Heather is no stranger to adventure. She is a dancer, singer, actor, activist. She was most recently seen in a site-specific bilingual play in Kagoshima, Japan, and the seasonal tour of the 3 Redneck Tenor's Spec-tac-YULE-ar, as Edna Mae. It is important to Heather to provide a safe space for thought provoking conversations that can give a greater understanding of the different experiences of the people around us.
Born and raised in New York, Joe is a Queens kid through and through. As an actor, he acquired his B.A. in Theatre at CUNY City College in Manhattan, New York and performed in a supporting role as "Juan" for the 2017 feature film, "The Devil's Restaurant." He's appeared in marketing campaigns for Bud Light and Dior, and has worked on commercials for Samsung, Van Heusen and Stella Artois. He is passionate about advocating for positive change in our society.
As you've read above, Heather and Joe are performing artists, based in NYC. COVID-19 hit the city, and the world, hard in March of 2020 with the shutdown. Broadway closed first, putting the two out of work, and feeling helpless. While trying to drown their sorrows, a discussion about the representation of women in the media, and their lack of recognition in history surfaced, and Women of HERstory: A Podcast was born.
What was initially going to be a weekly podcast with only researched episodes, blossomed into a twice weekly podcast that featured women of the past and women of the present. It's easy to look at the lives of people in the past and only focus on the highs, and bypass the lows. Heather and Joe realized that if they were to add an interview aspect to the show, they could create a network of women with the same goal.. lifting and empowering one another.
The podcast isn't just for women. It is for anyone who strives to continue to learn, grow, and stay educated. What better way to do so than to listen to the experiences of incredible women making an impact on the world!