sharonksobotta

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About

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Sharon K. Sobotta is a radio reporter, a writer and a feminist educator. Sharon believes everyone has a story to share and a lesson to teach. She strives to make all voices audible and to connect people from all walks of life to each other through narratives.

Sharon began working in the movement to end violence against women and promote gender equity in 2000, when she joined the Women’s Center at St. Cloud State University as a graduate assistant and has served as the Director of the Women’s Resource Center at Saint Mary’s College of California since 2002. Sharon specializes in making anti-violence, gender-equity, privilege awareness and anti-oppression work accessible and relevant to the masses, by integrating men and women from all backgrounds into the movement. Sharon presented at the first national men’s conference in St. Joseph, Minnesota about effective ways to integrate men into the movement to end violence against women.

In the radio world, Sharon covers a range of social justice stories ranging from the Justice for Oscar Grant movement and Code Pink’s actions for peace to the politics of midterm elections in the United States, the Indonesian elections of 2009 and the dynamics of globalization in Japan. As a reporter and producer for ‘The Women’s Magazine’ at KPFA and ‘See Jane Do’ at KVMR, Sharon produces empowering pieces about ordinary women living extraordinary lives.

Sharon’s mantra is that when life doesn’t go as planned, it’s best to embrace it as content—because whatever we come up with after all the detours and challenges will undoubtedly be better that what was planned in the first place. She applies the sentiment of that mantra to all of her work.