Catherine is here today with Caroline Paul. Caroline grew up in New England, with an identical twin, a younger brother, and a menagerie of animals. And she goes on by sharing with us that during her adolescent years she did some goofy things like: learned all the constellations in the Western Hemisphere; on a regular basis rode her banana-seat bicycle for miles to read Archie comics at the nearest general store in her rural town. Then built a boat out of milk cartons and convinced others to join her on the river, then waded to shore with them when it broke up in the first rapid.
Caroline graduated from Stanford University, where she studied Communications. At the time she had a vague idea that perhaps she would become a documentary filmmaker. Instead, in 1989, she became a San Francisco firefighter.
In 1999, she wrote about her thirteen-and-a-half-year career in Fighting Fire – she explains how being in a fire made her happy, and doing emergency medical work intrigued her which all made her who she is today.
Caroline Paul is the author of many books her latest one is You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World came out just as teens around the country were taking a stand against gun violence. This illustrated book aims for an even younger audience, teaching kids from 9 -to-12-years-old the tactics of civil engagement and protest.
Caroline in her free time flies an experimental plane, reads books, and goes to the movies. Much of this is done around San Francisco, where she lives with her partner, the artist Wendy MacNaughton, two rescue cats, one rescue dog, an array of solar panels, and countless unread back issues of the New Yorker.
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It’s now time to tune into this one very inspirational human being. Enjoy!