You, Me, Empathy - Episode 36: Writing, Teaching, and Human Resilience with Carrie Arcos

On Episode 36 of You, Me, Empathy, we explore writing, teaching, human resilience, and the amazing beauty and power of storytelling with author and teacher, Carrie Arcos

When Carrie was growing up, her parents adopted a little brother and also took in refugees from Nicaragua. This experience, and the empathy her parents displayed, had a significant impact on who Carrie is today, and her journey as a whole—which led to Carrie joining Catholic Charities Service Corps.

We also talk about the importance of giving humans a sense of home (the exact opposite of what the garbage fire administration is doing now), the amazing power of storytelling, how trauma and pain and hardship can lead to growth, connection, and healing. Plus, we get into Carrie's teaching style, the books she's teaching in her English class, the books she'd love to teach, and more.

Pasadena Loves YA 2018!

If you're in the Southern California area, be sure to check out Carrie Arcos in person September 14 at Pasadena Loves YA 2018 from 12-4pm! It's a fantastic free book festival (I've attended and volunteered multiple times), and I know you'll love it! Go pick up We Are All That's Left and get it signed by Carrie!

Learn more about Pasadena Loves YA!

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Special hugs to David Grabowski for the music for You, Me, Empathy and special hugs to Grant Snider for the art!