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Jan. 6, 2023

Stand up, Speak up, and Be Valued; Kathryn Mora discusses using your voice and following your bliss.

Stand up, Speak up, and Be Valued; Kathryn Mora discusses using your voice and following your bliss.

Returning guest Kathryn Mora - a favorite writer for the Claremont Courier's readers and one of Claremont Speaks most popular guests - returns to the microphone to relate a story about a recent outpatient visit in which the staff illustrated some of the all-too-common treatment of those who, as Kaythryn describes, have had a lot of birthdays.  Her experience in one of Claremont's otherwise medical facilities showcased what can go wrong as a result of culturally ingrained behavior towards older people and serves as a metaphor for the condition throughout society - and that it doesn't have to be that way, 
In an effort to offer suggestions for improvement, all in the spirit of constructive criticism, Kathryn brings to the spotlight an interactive style people use - though they mean well - the practice is actually quite destructive in its own way.  With that as the framework, she offers up constructive criticism and suggestions that most anyone can begin using, and would benefit both parties.

Give Kathryn's short but truly heartfelt episode a listen, and see if her experience seems similar - and all too familiar.  With her nudge to take action, and taking advantage of her offer to help, maybe if/when the next incident occurs, the factors for change can be more easily put in motion, with real, measurale change as the outcome.

Kathryn invites anyone who would have had a similar experience and would like to discuss it to contact her by email:
or visit her Facebook Page:
and contact her using Facebook Messenger

Feedback, questions, comments, constructive criticism are all welcomed and encouraged.
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Claremont Speaks' goal is to provide Claremont's people, businesses, charities, political organizations and active citizens/coalitions an improved venue for speaking out, and being heard in their own words and voice. 

To become a guest speaker on Claremont Speaks, please either email russ@claremontspeaks.com and/or fill out the Claremont Speaks Guest Intake Form and clarify the issues or topics about which you wish to speak.  There are very few restrictions nor limits on topics, time, even language...which is counter to what is offered at City meetings and similar public events.

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Kathryn Mora

Kathryn Mora
For over 20 years, I’ve worked in print and online media on a variety of subjects as a freelance writer on in-depth feature stories, slice-of-life articles, ghostwriting, and editing, along with other unique projects. It’s always exciting and fulfilling to work with a new client and their project. Inevitably, I learn about a subject I knew nothing about previously.

Freelance Journalist 1994-Present
•Web Content, Editing, and Feature Stories, Ghostwriting appeared in:
Wheels for Wishes/Make a Wish Foundation, Minneapolis, MN; MultiCultural Review magazine, Section Editor, Albany NY; Metroland newspaper, Albany, NY; Times Union Newspaper, Albany NY; Saratogian Newspaper, Saratoga Springs, NY; Aspen Times, Aspen, CO; Santa Paul Times, Santa Paula, CA; Palisadian Post Newspaper, Pacific Palisades, CA; Post-Star Newspaper, Glensfalls, NY; Spark of Light (memoir), Editor

Teacher 2002-2007
•Stand Up Comedy, Saratoga Springs, NY
•Children’s Enrichment/Saturday Scholar and Private Programs, Saratoga Springs, NY
•Producer of Comedy Shows for Children and Adults, Saratoga Springs, NY

Researcher and Copy Editor 1995-1996
Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
•Fact-checked and served as public-facing point of contact for Editorial Department

Staff Writer 1993-1994
Coast Media Newspapers, Culver City, CA
Originated, reported, and wrote front-page feature articles for nine newspapers.

Staff Writer 1993-1994
Sundial Newspaper, Northridge, CA
•Wrote feature articles for Cal State Northridge newspaper.


California State University Northridge 1994
BA, Journalism, English minor
•Society of Professional Journalists Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University 2008
Certificate, Digital Filmmaking

Mac OS, Microsoft Word, Social Media