Trailblazer and author Robin Schepper is committed to transparency and democracy—two throughlines in her new memoir Finding My Way: A Memoir of Family, Identity and Political Ambition (release date April 18th). Join hosts Dee Martin and Caitlin Sickles as they talk with Robin about why she shared her extraordinary life story and the importance of authenticity in doing so. They discuss the implications of overturning Roe v. Wade; the negative mental and physical effects of keeping secrets; and the importance of participating in the democratic process. Robin, who served at the highest levels of American politics and government for over three decades, offers practical and insightful advice, including sharing her Nana’s sage words, “Life is short. Eat dessert first.” This is one you don’t want to miss! Listen to my first podcast on Madame Policy!
Join ShareMyJourney Founder Rebecca P. Cohen for this special conversation with author Robin Schepper about her memoir, “Finding My Way.”
Discovering What’s Next for You
Thursday April 20th Noon-1pm ET
Topic: Sharing Your Story to Help Others
What parts of our lives would help others if we unsilenced stories that we’ve never told? Robin’s new book is already helping people share their life experiences more openly so others know they are not alone. Reflect on and discover all that your own life story can give.
Thank you to Share My Journey for hosting an intimate discussion about my book.
SunLit: As you mention in the prologue, you’ve come a long way. What made you decide that this was the point in your life to write your memoir?
Robin Schepper: I have been writing short stories for about 20 years. I took a creative writing class after we adopted our second child because I needed some intellectual stimulation in between changing diapers. But, every time I worked on the story arc, I did not like the ending.
When I got my DNA results back from Ancestry.com and 23 and Me I realized that the person I thought was my biological father could not have been my father because the genetic make-up was not 100% German. When I was contacted by my paternal first cousin and we figured out who my dad was, I knew I finally had the final chapter of my book. I finally had the answers to my lifelong quest. I thought that sharing my journey to find him as well as navigating life on my own would be an interesting story to others.
A conversation with Colorado writer, Robin Schepper, interviewed by Kevin Simpson from the Colorado Sun. Listen here.
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