In this original special, The Power and Perseverance: Women and the Pandemic, Start TV documents three exceptional and inspiring women. These women come from varied industries and socio-economic backgrounds. They openly share their stories of loss, struggle and perseverance during the last two years of challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This one hour special premieres Saturday, July 9 at 11P | 10C.
Meet the women featured in The Power and Perseverance: Women and the Pandemic:
Dr. Kate Deisseroth:
When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the United States, it wreaked havoc on air force veteran, orthopedic surgeon and single mom Dr. Kate Deisseroth's ability to work and have child-care full time. Kate spent months searching for a way to reconfigure her life, ultimately devising a plan that would allow her to better balance her personal and professional responsibilities.
High school teacher Jessyca Mathews gained national attention for her opinion letter published in The Washington Post (2020), in which she expressed the challenges a teacher faces during the pandemic. Many students like hers were facing economic struggles without home internet or access to a quiet place for virtual learning.
In March 2020, Ellen Kuwana founded WeGotThisSeattle, a volunteer emergency relief project that has fed more than 56,000 frontline and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this effort to date, she has fundraised over $126,000 and helped keep more than 150 Seattle restaurants in business.
Watch this powerful and inspiring special on Start TV this Saturday, July 9th at 11P | 10C!