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“Existing in the liminal space of no longer and not yet.”
- Olivia Bethea

We are thrilled to introduce Olivia Bethea as a new co-host on the Permission To BE podcast!

"Olivia Bethea is a student, a writer, a work in progress.  She is a former Human Resources professional who made the decision last year to transition from the profession upon which she’d built her career to a pursuit of an untapped and unexplored passion that had been lying dormant within her.


To that end, she has embarked on a path of excavating, discovering, and becoming who she’s always been---writer, poet, storyteller. 


When not writing, or thinking about writing, she is immersed in a book, learning in a Zoom class, or walking in nature. Prior to the pandemic, wandering the nation with her best friend and husband was also a part of her normal---but her love of travel is a leisure that’s been sidelined by the Covid crisis.


Olivia considers herself a "Word Alchemist" who uses the power of the pen to transform the world into words. She views life through the eye of story. And for that reason, is never lacking in ideas to examine through the lens of written narrative. In her words: “If I'm living life, I'm learning from it. And as I learn, I chronicle the treasures of insight, wisdom, and hope that I excavate along the way.”

Want to connect and learn more about Olivia and her work? Click on the links below:

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