Writers’ Block: 023 – Rebecca Skloot


Rebecca Skloot is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Her award- winning science writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O,; Discover; and many other publications.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly hit the New York Times best-seller list, and has been translated into more than 25 languages. And last year it was made into an HBO movie starring Renee Elise Goldsberry, Rose Byrne, and Oprah!READ MORE

Catalyst Podcast: 006 – On Becoming 222 Market Part Two – Artisans and Lifestyle Branding


In Part two of Episode 006: On Becoming 222, hosts Shannon and Taryn speak with Aly Thompson, founder and owner of Olysocial the marketing design company hired by the 222 Market, and Carissa Dickson and Iana Franks co-owners of Fleurae floral design and boutique, one of 222’s founding artisans. All three ladies discuss the adventure of starting their own business and their experience working with Olympia’s premier artisan market. Photo credit: Poppi  Photography.READ MORE

Catalyst Podcast: 005 – On Becoming 222 Market Part One – The Developers


Olympia, the state capital of Washington, in many ways still has the feel of a small town. In a time when so many of our communities, towns, and cities are experiencing the strain of modern day life, Olympia’s 222 Market is bringing together local artisans, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs with the goal of creating a place for families and friends to connect around local culture and heritage. So how and why was the 222 Market created? What has made it successful? And who are the makers involved?READ MORE