We’re joined on the Starline by former Walt Disney Studios Executive, now author of “Whitney Wins Everything” we welcome Sasha Graham.
Sasha, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Why was developing the Tiny Ninja series important to you?
Who was your tiny ninja growing up, who developed your tiny ninja?
In “Whitney Wins Everything” the title character is left out of party because of her competitive nature and her success. How do we balance a need to win and winning the right way?
How is Whitney a mirror image of your own life?
Is there a way helping children when they are challenged with adversity where they feel rewarded against the fight?
Does participation trophies and giving trophies to every one hurt kids?
The Rockin’ 8:
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. Least favorite personality trait of yours?
2. Favorite Disney Princess?
3. Would you ever live in a tiny house?
4. Favorite ghost town to visit?
5. Best gift you ever received from your kids?
6. Is it easier or harder since your husband is a pediatrician when your kids get sick?
7. Favorite thing to order when you are at P.F. Chang’s ?
8. Last book you read?
The Back Half with:
What is your description of winning?
You’ve play on a sand volleyball team every Tuesday night. How do you balance winning, exercise and friendship?
How has the pandemic change the way you write, teach, learn and live?
Which one of your kids was the hardest to teach?
How did the pandemic change the way you appreciate your husband?
From the tiny ninja onesies to the tiny ninja earrings you’re wearing, why was merchandising important?
What is your secret personality?
Sasha, you’ve worked at UPN, did publicity as Disney, raised money for the Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre. You are a board member of The Giving Group. Why is it important for you to give back?
Best memories from your time in Oregon?
As a graduate of the University of San Francisco, where were your dreams leading you and how have those dreams changed?
Sasha you “don’t really relate to the “yoga & a bubble bath” form of self-care.” When the kids are screaming and your husband is late what do you do to relieve stress?
Sasha, what is your biggest weakness?
What do people come to you for?
There are people in this world who instead of building and creating, are nothing but destructive. As someone who is always looking toward the positive how do you handle destructive people?
Who inspires you?
One Big Question:
What is the one thing you had in your childhood that you wish your children could experience?
Sasha Graham grew up without a television, named her son after Indiana Jones and actually is an introvert. Her latest book is “Whitney Wins Everything”. Sasha, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
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