Interviews with Iconic Women


I was five years old when I conducted my first interview. It was unpaid. Instead of going to recess and playing in the yard like other normal first graders, I would sit with my teachers and probe. For me, these conversations were play! The teachers saw it differently. Apparently tired of these “sessions,” they sent a note asking to see my mother. They would tell her that my line of questioning was highly inappropriate for a child my age. I don’t remember exactly what I asked or what may have made these small minded instructors so uncomfortable, but I do know what I wanted to know from them is what I want to know from anyone I have the pleasure of interviewing—“Tell me about your world, what makes you happy, what inspires you, how did you get to be a you and why you do what you do?”