We’re joined on the Starline by a CEO, designer and author. Her past was known only to her husband and her family. Now in “American Daughter” shares the darkness and the light. We welcome Stephanie Thornton Plymale.
Let’s go Beyond the Mic. Stephanie in “American Daughter” you break down the ultimate genealogical nightmare. Your mom spent your early years in between psych wards and jail. The story that you detail is like an onion layered and will make you cry. Why was it important to tell this story?
You grew up in the foster care system, homeless for a time. Now you are a CEO of Heritage School of Interior Design and fostering a young woman of you own. What needs to change in the foster care system in your mind?
Stephanie the American Daughter:
What is the most important fact that people need to know about your mother?
You interviewed every incoming member of the Heritage School of Interior Design. What did their stories show you and how did they open you up to telling yours?
The Rockin’ 8:
Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Favorite style of architecture?
2. What in your mind is the most important of the 7 principles of interior design?
3. Color that interior designers use too much of?
4. Favorite thing you do every morning?
5. Favorite thing to cook?
6. Last thing you created?
7. Last book you read?
8. What’s the one lesson you want to share with others?
How has your husband been your rock during the writing of this book?
Talk about fostering your daughter and how you are trying to make good the foster system that failed you.
Descendent to George Washington, once homeless, but now she is CEO of her own company. Author of “American Daughter”, Stephanie Thornton Plymale thanks for taking the time for talking with us today.
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