Dr. Lissa Rankin is a lot of things. She’s a mom, an artist, a community builder, a teacher, a coach, a writer (her first two books BOTH come out this year: one is on encaustic art and the other one is on gynecology), a wife, an OB/GYN, and I’m sure many other fantastic things that I’ll learn about as our budding friendship unfolds. I was introduced to Lissa through my friend Danielle Vieth (namer of my TV show, one of my business partners, and my dear friend) who met her through Twitter. She launched her blog, Owning Pink, in April of 2009 and it has since grown into an international community 40,000+ strong in just over a year. Her new book, What’s Up Down There?: Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist if She Were Your Best Friend (with a forward written by my mama) will be available in September. I am blessed to have had the chance to catch Lissa on one of her recent trips to New York City to chat about authenticity, letting it all hang out, mom haircuts, and Lissa’s alter-ego, Veronica Rochester. Tune in for our conversation.