NBC CT News, WVIT Interview with Sheila Hageman about her memoir, Stripping Down – April 11, 2012


Sheila Hageman is an author, speaker and teacher.

Sheila received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Hunter College, where she also graduated as valedictorian in January 2002 with a BA majoring in the Thomas Hunter Honors Program and English with a concentration in creative writing.

Since receiving her MFA, she has taught Creative Writing, Composition and Literature at University of Bridgeport, Housatonic Community College, Hunter College, Kaplan University and the College of New Rochelle. As a writer, Sheila’s interests focus on memoir, women’s issues and popular culture.

Through teaching and speaking, Sheila encourages students to discover their own voices and the power of words. Her theatre background allows her to help students explore many different viewpoints and learn how to express words, thoughts, and feelings to an audience.

Sheila is a certified and nationally registered yoga teacher through Integral Yoga Institute of New York City and the Yoga Alliance. Sheila approaches yoga practice as an opportunity to begin again, another chance to remember who we truly are, another possibility to find joy in being fully alive. Her teaching focuses on a gentle, slow flow, and encourages students to discover their own selves and how best to nurture and express themselves.

Sheila is available as a speaker, workshop leader and as a teacher. She speaks from her experience as an author, yoga instructor, writing professor and mother. She teaches that women need to express their true selves to find fulfillment in life and to do that they must be willing to face their pasts and learn to love themselves regardless of the “stories” their lives tell.

Sheila is also available to speak to book groups either in person or via conference call. Please contact her for more information.

Sheila and her husband Nick have a daughter and two sons.