51% Show # 1154

Albany, NY – There's a lot of chaos in the world, a lot of uncertainty and a lot of change. So when Dr. Sharon Ufberg told me this week's Alive and Kicking was all about learning to embrace change, it seemed like just what we all needed.

6:36 Alive and Kicking Doughty - Ufberg

To find out more about Elaine Doughty, go to planetbreathe.com. Dr. Sharon Ufberg is an integrative health care journalist. She hosts a regular wellness feature on KVON/KVYN the Vine in Napa Valley. She writes for the Huffington Post and Womens eNews and she contributes regular Alive and Kicking features for us here on 51%. Find out more at drsharonufberg.com

Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues have proven to be much more than a dramatic presentation. They've spawned a movement to stop violence against women called V Day - it's spreading across the world. Carla Goldstein, director of the Women's Institute at the Omega Institute in New York talks about the history of the women's movement in South Africa, and its new face.

3:18 Vday Goldstein

For more information on V-Day and VGirls, go to Vday.org and vgirls.org. Carla Goldstein is the Director of the Women's Institute at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Find out more at eomega.org.

Another influential voice in the women's movement is author Marianne Schnall, founder of feminist.com. She shares her thoughts about feminism, and why it isn't just for women.

6:33 Feminism Schnall

Marianne Schnall is the founder of feminist.com and author of "Daring to be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness, and Finding Your Own Voice." Find out more at daringtobeourselves.com.

Finally, Gilles Malkine joins us with another chapter in his ongoing profiles of women in history. This time, he's picked a woman who's never actually existed. But her influence is undeniable.

4:29 Rosie the Riveter Malkine

Gilles Malkine is a musician and writer. He lives in upstate New York.