Steve's conversation guest for this episode is Dora E. McQuaid. Dora is an award-winning poet, activist, speaker and teacher, whose work embodies the intersections of arts and activism and service and empowerment. Her unique blend of art, emotion and service has earned numerous literary and service awards. Dora’s activism addressing sexual and domestic violence led to her portrait replacing that of former football coach Jerry Sandusky in the Penn State mural. She performs, speaks and teaches internationally, works collaboratively with a wide array of artists and activists and publishes widely. Dora is the author of the ground-breaking collection of poems, the scorched earth.