50 Women Over 50

Over 50 and Embracing a Multiethnic Legacy with Stephanie Cotsirilos

Episode Summary

Actor, lawyer and author Stephanie Cotsirilos discusses her experience of being widowed shortly after she and her husband had adopted a baby boy from Peru.

Episode Notes

Host Sherrilynne Starkie welcomes actor, lawyer and writer Stephanie Cotsirilos to the 50 Women Over 50 podcast.
Stephanie’s extended family’s roots in Greece, Peru, and Asia have shaped her journey as an author, lawyer, and performing artist.

In this interview Stephanie discusses her experience of being widowed shortly after she and her husband had adopted a baby boy from Peru. She shares her incredible journey and the many pivots she’s made in navigating life’s many twists and turns.
Stephanie says, “What a privilege it is to have the time and the good health to enjoy nature’s beauty. I’m gifted with great good fortune.”

Stephanie Cotsirilos
Stephanie Cotsirilos is the author of the novella My Xanthi, essayist in Beacon Press' award-winning anthology Breaking Bread: Essays from New England on Food, Hunger, and Family, Story of the Week author and finalist in Narrative Magazine's Fall 2022 Story Contest, and published finalist in Mississippi Review’s 2019 Prize in Fiction. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, her work has appeared in print and online venues including McSweeney’s, The New Guard, and various media. A 2023 Sewanee Writers Conference member, she was previously Katahdin (Patrice Krant) Fellow in residence at Storyknife’s inaugural retreat for women writers in Alaska.
• Stephanie Cotsirilos
• My Xanthi by Stephanie Cotsirilos
• Portland Ballet
• My Kitchen Rules

About the 50 Women Over 50 Podcast:
Sherrilynne Starkie started this show as a creative project with the goal of interviewing 50 women past their 50th birthday to learn how they see the world, what lessons they’ve learned and what advice they have for us all. She’s been blogging and podcasting for 18+ years as part of a successful marketing and communications career and loves learning from all the women she interviews. Subscribe to 50 Women Over 50 wherever you get your podcasts and please share it with your friends. Get each weekly episode dropped into your inbox by subscribing here. If you’d like to be one of the 50 Women over 50 featured on this podcast apply by clicking here.