On the list of top nerve-wracking experiences of my life, calling Penelope Trunk for our phone interview was undoubtedly at the top.
We all have career idols. She’s one of mine.
We all have personal idols. She’s one of mine.
Penelope is a writer, blogger, and entrepreneur who focuses on the intersection between work and life, often chronicling her own personal and professional experiences while drawing on the expertise that dubbed her “the world’s most influential guidance counselor” by Inc. Magazine.
I write on MsMorphosis about my opinions on sex, marriage, and my body. I’m often terrified, because sometimes people pay attention. Penelope is far more adventurous than I am, and the whole world is paying attention.
When she famously tweeted “I’m in a board meeting. Having a miscarriage. Thank goodness, because there’s a fucked-up 3-week hoop-jump to have an abortion in Wisconsin” she dealt with the shitstorm that ensued with unwavering strength and grace. She later stook up for her controversial tweet with remarkable persuasiveness in the post You Can’t Manage Your Work Life if You Can’t Talk About It. Continue Reading