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Badass Women at Any Age

Feb 22, 2022

Although Stephanie Raffelock’s childhood was a happy one, she grew up in an environment that lacked parental guidance and oversight. A high school dropout, experimenting with promiscuity and drugs, Stephanie moved to Los Angeles with 1 month’s rent at the age of 17.  Finding a way to survive and eventually thrive, Stephanie dared to dream of a better life.  Keenly aware and motivated by her connection to the spirit of something greater, Stephanie found power and purpose in following her dream and sharing her own story.  Stephanie is the author of Creatrix Rising, Unlocking the Power of Midlife Women.   She also penned the award-winning bestseller, A Delightful Little Book on Aging. She is a graduate of Naropa University’s program in Writing and Poetics. Stephanie was a contributor to The Rogue Valley Messenger in Oregon.  She has blogged for Nexus Magazine, Omaha Lifestyles, as well as A former i-Heart Radio host, she is now a popular guest on podcasts, where she inspires women to embrace the strength and passion of their personal stories. She has presented at the Ashland Literary Arts Festival, Breaking the Glass, Charles  Schwabb, Southern Oregon University, and her commitment to uplift women extends to teaching personal development to incarcerated women and non-profits such as Dress for Success.   

What You Will Hear in This Episode: 

Stephanie’s personal story; from a good kid to a teenage drug addict. 

From a bartender to having her own office.

She returned to school at the age of 35 as a freshman.

Why self-love is the most powerful attribute in a person’s life.

Our environments and experiences in life shape our pivotal moments.

Stephanie’s inspiration for authoring her two books.

What Stephanie enjoys doing on a daily basis

Stephanie’s upcoming memoir 


“If someone else can do it, you can also do it.”

“When women tell their story, the human story changes.” 

“What you decide to do might be private, but it will never be personal.” 

“A good story can change the way that you see the world.” 


A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders:

A Delightful Little Book On Aging by Stephanie:

Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of Midlife Women by Stephanie:





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