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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.

Athletes As Activists: With Liz Loza, Celeste Bell, Scout Bassett, and Dr. Jen Welter

One of my favorite parts of the United State Of Women Summit was attending the Athletes As Activists panel. It was organized by Dr. Kimberly Clay who created Play Like A Girl. It’s a wonderful organization that supports girls in both sports and STEM. Dr. Clay and I quickly bonded over our love for Mississippi since she’s from Batesville, and I went to Ole Miss a few miles down the road. The panel was informative, heartwarming, and filled me with determination to keep sports as a part of my daughter’s life where I had let them go in my own. Liz Loza of Yahoo Fantasy Sports (and previous Enthusiasm Enthusiast guest on Feminism And Football) was a wonderful moderator.

More Intuitive Eating: With Jessi Haggerty and Elyse Resch

I was introduced to Intuitive Eating through listening to The BodyLove Project with Jessi Haggerty. It’s been a formative influence on me, as it has been for so many others who listen to her show. I was honored when Jessi agreed to talk with me about her experience as a Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Certified Personal Trainer, and Health At Every Size practitioner. Jessi not only helps her clients understand and love their bodies, but she teaches personal trainers how to motivate their clients without focusing on weight, shame, and judgement. I think you’ll love hearing from her as much as I do. We share a love of dogs with people names and a love for shirts that say IDGAF ABOUT YOUR DIET SUSAN.

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.

Fighting Injustice: With Rabia Chaudry

In 2014, when Serial debuted, it would change many lives. Not only would the most popular podcast of all-time change the course of Adnan Syed’s legal path, but the show itself would bring podcasting into the mainstream media. One of the people who is both directly and indirectly responsible for all of it is Rabia Chaudry. Without Rabia presenting Adnan’s story to Sarah Koenig and the Serial team, none of it would’ve happened. Rabia has since launched her own podcasts, Undisclosed and The 45th. She’s a NY Times Best-selling author of Adnan’s Story. She continues to practice law, write, and bring the issues of immigrants and Muslims to the forefront of discussion.

Dining For Women: With Beth Ellen Holimon & Nancy Stern

It started as a way to celebrate one woman’s birthday by supporting a charity. From that idea, Dining For Women blossomed into a non-profit organization with thousands of members nationwide.

Local chapters of friends get together to eat and learn about the needs of women and girls in international communities.

For member, Nancy Stern, it became much more. I spoke with her and President Beth Ellen Holimon about their experiences with DFW.