This episode features a conversation with a special friend and sorority sister, Barbara Byrne Allen, also known as “Bob”. We met in college at Oklahoma State University at the beginning of her freshman year and my senior year. Her witty personality and contagious smile are only two of the many reasons I adore her. She is bright, beautiful, talented and an award-winning writer. She holds a spot in the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.
During our conversation, she shares more about how she got into writing, her career trajectory, and the importance of mentorship. She also shares about being diagnosed as hard of hearing as an adult.
You’ll also hear what prompted her and her husband to let their lease expire on their home and how they were able to be nomadic for fifteen months! She’ll share a little about their travel adventures and working from the road, how that impacted their lives and where she is now!
So stick around for this mini-master class with Barbara Byrne Allen.
More about Barbara:
Barbara is the director of college programming for Poynter. Prior to that, she served as managing editor of Poynter.org. She spend two decades in local media in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and in education at her alma mater, Oklahoma State University. She is married and has three children.