Jessica Woolbright and Michelle Rhode

Recorded October 20, 2023 Archived October 20, 2023 38:18 minutes
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Id: mby023228

Description

Coworkers and friends Jessica Woolbright (47) and Michelle Rhode (53) speak about their work supporting women and children experiencing domestic violence. They reflect on their careers at the non-profit Saint Martha's, discuss the most challenging and rewarding aspects of their work, and express gratitude for the personal and professional support they have provided each other.

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Jessica Woolbright (J) and Michelle Rhode (M) explain the work they do at their non-profit Saint Martha's.
J and M reflect on when they first knew they wanted to work in this field.
J recalls on her first impressions of M.
J speaks about going to M to talk through major events in her life, including finding out she had cancer in her first pregnancy.
J speaks about feeling supported by the Saint Martha’s community during her treatment.
J explains having to grieve for members of their community who have been killed by their abusers, and how that has only made her stronger and more committed to her work.
J discusses thoughts of giving up her job, and why she hasn’t.
J and M reflect on COVID and how it made their work so much more challenging.
J and M discuss becoming mentors for younger staff members.
J and M give advice to their younger selves.
J and M speak about the life lessons their work has taught them.

Participants

  • Jessica Woolbright
  • Michelle Rhode