If you haven’t listened to the first part of this two-part series with Katy Everitt, I strongly encourage going back and catching up.

In the first episode, you’ll get to hear from Katy about the life of a hairdresser. She lives in Topeka with her 9-year-old son and has built a nearly 20 year career that she loves as a hairstylist. In the second episode, we visit about her fight against ovarian cancer – while trying to maintain a career that doesn’t typically offer health insurance or benefits.

Though most of us have regular interaction with the people who cut and style our hair – I suspect many of us don’t know many details. During our conversation, I was continuously surprised at how much about the business I never knew or understood.

I hope you’ll listen to these two episodes with compassion and an open mind – and my hope is that after these next two weeks you, like me, might have better insight into the dire circumstances people can find themselves in, and the unlikely things they have to do just to survive.