Shelter in Place and Finding Your Way Home with Laura Joyce Davis

Jump Start Your Joy

27-04-2022 • 43 mins


Laura Joyce Davis started her podcast, Shelter in Place, just as the pandemic shut California and the United States down on March 17, 2020. We talk about finding joy in hard times, defining the meaning of home, and sheltering in place as parents.

Laura is a Minneapolis native who now calls Oakland home. She is an award-winning fiction writer, a Fulbright scholar, a WNYC Podcast Accelerator finalist, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She is a mom of three young kids who believe that anything is possible if you have a cape, a crown, and a very good book (she doesn’t disagree). In past lives she’s been a collegiate running coach, a Big Ten athlete, an award-winning a cappella singer, and a blue ribbon winner at the 4-H county fair. Both at Shelter in Place and in Laura’s past writing are grounded in the conviction that changing our communities begins with changing ourselves.

In this episode, Laura and I talk about:

  • what sheltering in place was like with children
  • the overwhelming impacts of the fires in California in August 2020
  • Laura's family moving to Massachusetts during the pandemic
  • the first two seasons of Shelter in Place the podcast
  • how we look to define "home"
  • the three ways that Laura jump starts joy: playing, speaking, and listening

Resources:

Shelter in Place Podcast website

KASAMA Collective

She Podcasts Live

Claim Pod Parity

Sign up to receive the Jump Start Your Joy newsletter

Follow Jump Start Your Joy on Apple Podcasts

Love the show, and what to show your support?

Buy me a cup of coffee, and I'll give you a shout out on the next episode.