Cheers Sexy People!
So stoked! I’m very excited to share my latest podcast interview with spoken word artist, accomplished author, communication coach, and all around hilarious and entertaining lady, Olive Persimmon. I had the absolute pleasure to meet Olive Persimmon at an amazing event last year called “Consider This: A Day of Challenging the Status Quo in Sex and Relationships.” Olive was one of the kickass, awesome speakers and performers that was part of this all-day event. The creator of this event, Effy Blue has a magical gift of connecting cool, forward-thinking, talented folks and then putting them in the same room at the same event. She continues to do so today with all of her wonderful adventures that serve the consensually non-monogamous / polyamorous community. In this interview, Olive is just lovely, inspiring, and a pure delight in every way! Love her! She gives tons of great advice about being a spoken word artist and rocking a speaking engagement. She has two kickass books that are listed below – the most recent The Coitus Chronicles came out Valentine’s Day of this year. What an awesome, hard working, and delightful lady!
Some topics we discuss in this educational, highly interesting, and cool interview:
— How she came to be a speaker and eventually a spoken word artist.
— Why she loves words SO MUCH, and how they delight her.
— Why one of her goals is to make folks laugh or cry to illustrate that her words or storytelling has moved someone in the audience.
— Why she considers herself a word artist who loves cadence and word pauses, and how she obsesses over the delivery of words.
— Two expert storytellers that I mention on this podcast episode are: Nancy Duarte and her book Resonate and Marsha Shandur. And then two professional speaking artists that Olive recommends are: Les Brown and Lisa Nichols.
— She offers her advice about practicing a spoken piece: “Practice until you sound fake. And then keep practicing again until you sound real again.”
— She offers her advice about all things sex and relationships, including how she used to worry about the logistics of sex too much which negatively affected her sex life. She shares her wonderful wisdom in this interview.
— How she broke her sexual “dry spell”, how that came about, and her journey beyond that.
— How she used to feel she had hangups about the reserve cowgirl position. Haha!
— How Olive felt that we as a society treat sex as a separate part of our life, and how she wants to bust that myth.
— How her journey helped her work through vulnerability and shame, and how therapy helped her get unstuck.
Here is Olive’s bio from her website OlivePersimmon.com:
“Hi. My name is Olive B. Persimmon.
Up until three weeks ago, I had one goal in life:
To become a Badass Break Dancer.
Unfortunately, three hours ago, my ego got the best of me. I injured myself while attempting to do a handstand. Why did I think I could to that? I don’t do handstands. After a sloppy dismount, my dreams were shattered.
So it was time to turn to my other love, words.
I love words. I’m 100% infatuated with them. I’m like the creepy stalker fangirl of words.
I use them to motivate people, like when I give speeches.
I make people laugh with them when I tell jokes and perform comedy. I move people with them when I create poems like my spoken word pieces.
I guess you could say words are my art.”
Thank you Olive, for being so awesomely generous with your time; for your inspiring, fun, and beautiful spoken word art; and for sharing your wisdom and insights with us via the podcast interview! It was enlightening, energetic, and so fun! Follow Olive’s work and adventures at OlivePersimmon.com, and on Twitter and Facebook @OlivePersimmon.
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