Alysia Reiner – Aspirations and Moments – Thursday

Apple picking with kids, believing you’re a good mom, the importance of the willingness to take pauses, listening instead of telling, being an activist, and hoping your child becomes a full human being, and accepting whoever your child wants to be as they grow. Alysia Reiner, activist and actress on “Orange Is the New Black”, “Butterbean’s Cafe”, “Better Things”, and the new film “Egg”, shares her mom aspirations and moments with Stacy Igel and Michelle Park. (Instagram: @alysiareiner)

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In this episode:

  • The troubles of taking a city child out apple picking
  • Showing some love to ugly pumpkins and ugly produce
  • Making sure a child has wonder
  • Michelle and Alysia share some powerful moments they’ve had with their daughters
  • The importance of asking children questions and being comfortable with pauses
  • Feeling guilty for school lunches
  • Alysia shares her aspirations for her careers as an actor and an activist and for her daughter

Alysia Reiner is best known as “Fig” on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK for which she won a SAG award.  Her dark-comedic feature about motherhood, EGG, premiered at Tribeca film festival 2018, and will be released in January 2019. Reiner stars with Christina Hendricks and Anna Camp, and serves as a producer. Additionally, Reiner produced and stared in EQUITY (bought/distributed by Sony Pictures Classics at Sundance 2016). Reiner also plays “Sunny” in all 3 seasons of F/X’s BETTER THINGS (Peabody Award winner),  “Kiki” in season 2 of THE DEUCE, and “D.A. Wendy Parks” on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. She is passionately committed to protecting the environment (see and being a change maker for women.  Reiner just returned from speaking at the Power Women Summit, and has been honored with the Voice of a Woman Award, the Moves Power Women Award, the Pioneer in Filmmaking Award, the Founders Award for Support, and recently received a Muse ‘Made In NY’ Award from The Mayor’s Office  and NY Women in Film and Television.

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