Patricia Volonakis Davis
Hosts: Said & Dari
Air Date: Wed 12.8.10 - 10:00-11:00 PM
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Patricia V Davis' aim is to leave her spot of the world just a little bit better than it was before she got there. She focuses on that through her writing, teaching, philanthropic work, and the promoting of other people who she believes have that same goal.
She wrote the award-winning Harlot’s Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss and Greece, with the hope that it would encourage young women not to make the same mistakes she made. Adelphi University adopted it as a reader for its Gender Studies program, Marin Independent Journal called it “delicious”, The Greek Star called it “an inspiring, great read”, and the Orange County Register called her a “Renaissance woman”. As founder and editor-in-chief of the non-partisan Harlots' Sauce Radio e-magazine and podcast, she loves encouraging new writers and interviewing other “Renaissance people”, such as Neal deGrasse Tyson, Scott James, Jane Friedman, and more.
Patricia’s essays, opinion articles, political/social satire, and celebrity interviews have appeared in various newspapers and magazines nationally and internationally. Holding a Master's Degree in Creative Writing and Education, she has taught, spoken, read, and conducted seminars extensively in various venues and schools throughout the US and overseas. Davis has just been named one of Top 25 Mentors for Young Women and Girls 2010, by the Hot Mommas Project.