“Women of Influence”-Birthday Edition, featuring Michigan Supreme Court Justice Kyra Harris-Bolden

April 1st, 2023

We are celebrating our Birthday in a BIG way. Tonight, we are sharing an interview we had with newly appointed Michigan Supreme Court Justice Kyra Harris-Bolden. Justice Kyra Harris Bolden joined the Michigan Supreme Court on January 1, 2023, when she was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, making her the first Black woman to serve as a Justice. A graduate of Southfield Public Schools, Justice Bolden received her bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. While serving as a state representative in the Michigan House of Representatives, Bolden advocated for Michiganders as a member of the Judiciary Committee and focused her work on criminal justice reform, crafting and passing bipartisan legislation to protect survivors of sexual violence.

In her interview she shares contemplating a run for Michigan Supreme Court Justice after being asked by retiring Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence. Justice Bolden initially rejected the idea. But gave it some thought after becoming pregnant with her first child. What made her decide to go for it was always wanting her daughter grow up knowing that there as a Black Woman on the Michigan Supreme Court. And, now she has made this new reality a bit more personal; a new mother, becoming the first Black Woman ever to hold a sit on Michigan's highest court. This is an exciting an historic interview that we can't wait to share.

PLUS, as we put a bow on “Women's History Month” we have a very special Thought of the Week that's entitled, “A Revelation Worth Sharing” that we believe is not just for women but is for all of us. It originates from the age old missed understanding of the most celebrated and most misunderstood women in history – Mary the Mother of Jesus. It is definitely a revelation worth sharing. We hope you get a chance to share in our special Birthday Edition of the podcast and do us a favor as our birthday wish, share this podcast episode with as many people as you can.

Finally, thanks to all of you who have wished us a Happy Birthday. Your sentiments and birthday wishes are greatly appreciated. See you in the next episode.

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