Adventures of an Innovative Historian with Rebecca Now

Joining me for this lively interview is Rebecca Now, a gifted speaker, author, podcaster, and event planner whose passion is bringing women’s history to life. Rebecca is the dynamic co-founder of Voices of American HERstory, an amazing ensemble of re-enactors who perform for events, schools, and suffrage celebrations. We talk about her life as an innovative historian; curiosity as the key to her success; and the importance of cheerleaders in her life. We also dig into what it takes to overcome our fears, get unstuck, and nurture our dreams.

To listen to our interview, simply click on the Play button above.

The Backstory

When Rebecca Now breezes into a room, you immediately sense the energy vibrate. As the powerful, engaging force of nature that she is, you just know something electrifying is about to happen. And you would be right. I first had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca through a friend and saw her in action during an event she was hosting as executive director of an area Chamber of Commerce. As a speaker and facilitator, she was bright, compelling, and confident. Later I had the pleasure of seeing her perform one of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s speeches. (ECS was an American suffragist, along with friends and contemporaries Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth.) I was riveted. Rebecca’s performance was deeply mesmerizing and illuminating. My mission became to invite her as a guest on TSBF. So, I took a big gulp, summoned my courage, and reached out to her — and she said YES!!!

You’re welcome, world! ?

The Interview

“Wow” is a word that’s vastly overused. Yet, it neatly sums up my interview with Rebecca Now. You’re going to love hearing her interesting career stories, her path to discovering Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and her dream of bringing Elizabeth’s voice to life. You’re also going to be captivated by her own history in the women’s movement and her latest endeavor called Voices of American HERstory.

Along the way, you’ll hear her biggest success secrets, including the roles of courage, curiosity, and serendipity – and how you know you’re in the flow. Best of all, you’ll receive practical advice for nurturing your own dreams for the future. In short, you’re in for a treat. Buckle up and hold on for the glorious ride.

Fun Facts

  • Founder + film maker, Voices of American HERstory
  • Re-enactor + event planner, Rebecca Now and Then
  • Re-enactor for Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Event producer, FemFestNow
  • Sought-after, award-winning Toastmasters International speaker
  • Author of the forthcoming book: Borrowed Courage
  • Member, League of Women Voters
  • Founding Member, Gateway to Dreams
  • Executive Director, Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce

 Cool Links

Rebecca Now and Then – Rebecca’s groovy website

Voices of American HERstory – Rebecca’s great passion

What’s Up Around Town – Rebecca’s cool podcast

Webster Groves/Shrewsbury/Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce – Rebecca’s day job

Webster Groves Toastmasters Club – Where Rebecca ROCKS Toastmasters

League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis – Deep roots in women’s activism

National Women’s Political Caucus St. Louis – More deep roots

Gateway to Dreams – How Rebecca fills up and gives back

Rebecca’s LinkedIn Page

Rebecca’s Facebook Page

Quotes from Rebecca

“It is so important to have cheerleaders in your life.”

“Share your dream. Don’t keep it private. Find a supportive community.”

“Follow your joy. If something speaks to you, follow it until you don’t want to anymore.

When you’re ready to go to the next level, find a coach.”

Deb Gaut

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