Patty Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado. As well as teaching, Patty is a leading historian on the American West, writing books and consulting on documentaries on the subject. She is a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant award.
In her interview with Stefy Bautista, she discusses her wanting to be a writer at an early age and how history helped supply her with endless stories she’d use to gain her parents attention at the dinner table when she was young. Patty also talks about the importance of staying courageous even when in the depths of fear.
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Special thanks to interviewer Stefy Bautista of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, behind the scenes, anchor and editor Stephanie May, episode researcher Gloria Yang and SheHero Patty Limerick.