Today’s show marks the second in our series, “Our Bodies, Our Selves“, where we explore the connection between what we want from life, and how to get it in the bodies we live in. What kinds of impressions do we want to make on a date, and what’s most important about how a date presents themselves to us off the bat? How do we think we’re presenting our best selves, and what might the reality look like from the other side of the table?
We discuss what these questions mean to us personally and then are joined by Kim Dower, the owner of the literary publicity company Kim-From-LA. Kim shares what she’s learned from coaching clients into presenting themselves to the public, and what we might not understand about how others see us. She gives her top tips for getting our best selves out there, and where she wishes we would cut ourselves some slack.
Have a listen, and remember to email your questions about dating to us or any upcoming guests at firstname.lastname@example.org! Or Tweet them to as at @lovebitesradio!
About Kim Dower
Kim Dower is the author of three collections of poetry from Red Hen Press: Air Kissing on Mars, described by the Los Angeles Times as, “sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache”; Slice of Moon, nominated for a Pushcart; and the brand new, Last Train to the Missing Planet. Kim’s work has been featured in Garrison Keillor’s, “The Writer’s Almanac,” and Ted Kooser’s, “American Life in Poetry”. Find more about Kim’s poetry at KimDowerPoetry.com.
In addition to being a poet, Kim owns a literary publicity company called Kim-from-L.A. and has worked with writers promoting their books and media coaching them to get them ready for interviews for over thirty years. She loves how poetry and publicity inform one another and is able to give advice that she herself takes! Originally from New York City, Kim lives in West Hollywood, California.