All tagged FEMINISM

Real American, Parenting, and Allyship: With Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims is a lot of things. She’s a daughter. She’s a mother. She’s the former Dean of Freshman at Stanford University and a Ted Talk speaker. She holds several degrees including a Law Degree from Harvard. The identity that didn’t come as easy to her was that of black woman. In her memoir, Real American, Julie gives us her evolution of how growing up in a mixed race household and in many all white settings meant learning about and loving herself as a black woman would take some time. In How To Raise An Adult, Julie turned her Stanford experience and her mind for research into a manifesto for modern parenting.

Racism, Sexism, and Jar Jar Binks: With Ahmed Best (Part 2)

On this episode, Ahmed Best and I continue our discussion about Star Wars. We talk about how the backlash Ahmed experienced is both similar and different to what Loan Tran (originally known to audiences as Kelly Marie Tran) experienced with The Last Jedi. We also talk about how excited we are for Andrew Gillum’s campaign for Governor in Florida and how we believe displaced Puerto Ricans might save us all. We love our Puerto Rican sisters and brothers!

Rise Up For Roe: With Lauren Duca, Cecile Richards, Alyssa Milano, Jess McIntosh, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, and Jess Morales Rocketto

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, my heart dropped, and I wasn’t alone. Millions of women who have marched, organized, and donated saw their civil rights being swept away by the recommendation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh from our current administration. Women’s health is not the only issue in grave danger if Kavanaugh gets the seat. Immigration, LGTBQ rights, and almost every facet of American life will be affected. We’re being told Kavanaugh is a foregone conclusion. What you will hear in this show is that IT IS NOT. But we need your help. Please listen to and share this episode featuring the Los Angeles stop on the Rise Up For Roe TourThe arguments that this is the most important issue, and we can win are compelling.

How To Travel For Next To Nothing: With Nina Manni

One of my favorite things is to see is when a friend keys into their passion. This has been the case with my friend and repeat guest, Nina Manni. She left her comedy career behind when she realized it wasn’t making her happy. What DID make her happy was traveling all over the world for CHEAP, but doing it well. Once she figured out how to do it, she wanted to help others do it too. She’s got some great tips for everyone!

Fertility, Pregnancy, & Postpartum: With Dr. Sherry Ross, M.D. (Women’s Health Series Part 2)

This time, we’re tackling fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum depression. Thank you so much to listeners from all over who have been submitting questions for us to discuss. We are so grateful for your honesty! We also talk about how pornography is changing the way people view their bodies and how children and teens are harmed by over-exposure to porn at a young age.

Disabled And Cute: With Keah Brown

Keah Brown is not here to inspire you. What she is here to do is be a beacon of self love, professional success, and next level cuteness. She’s also willing to call out people who don’t respect the intersectional experience of disabled people of color. By starting the hashtag #DisabledAndCute on twitter, she’s giving a platform for the disabled to celebrate themselves.

Surviving Grief: With Kate Spencer

Kate Spencer knows everyone cool, and everyone cool knows Kate Spencer. This is what I’ve come to realize after getting to know this woman. The writer and Upright Citizens Brigade alum is the kind of person who is both wildly clever and fiercely self-deprecating. The two of us recently teamed up on a bus full of women activists helmed by Jane Fonda (YES, THE JANE FONDA) to electrify voters who normally sit out of mid-term elections. Kate held the map and kept the ledger. I knocked on the doors and did most of the chatting. We stayed in our respective lanes and were a good team!

Taylor Swift, Silicon Valley, & Fighting Sexual Harassment: With Tammy Cho

When Taylor Swift, one of the biggest celebrities in the world, has to fight tooth and nail against harassment, we know there’s a problem. Or how about Tig Notaro addressing the years long allegations against Louis CK? I still shudder to think about Ellen Pao, working incredibly hard to move up the ladder at work, only to be trapped on a plane with a CEO talking about porn. Then, she lost her case while the whole nation watched.

What We Can Learn From Charlottesville: With Summer Martin

On Saturday, an acquaintance of mine posted in a private Facebook group of which we’re both a part, that she was both angry and scared about the events in Charlottesville, VA. She’s an African-American woman in a group where the majority of the other women are white. The rest of the group told her we heard her, we support her, and we were scared by all of it too. But that didn’t feel good enough for me.

Moms In Film: With Heather Denton & Christy Lamb

The successes of Wonder Woman and Girls Trip are giving us a glimmer into what could happen when more women are included in film. One of the biggest hurdles to an equal playing field for us is how motherhood is handled by production behind the scenes and how it is depicted on-screen. I wanted to hear from my friend Heather Denton who has worked as an first and second assistant director on all kinds on films, including ones for Jill Soloway and Quentin Tarantino. She gives me the skinny on how she has managed motherhood with her career behind the camera and how she makes an effort to support female directors.