Music, pop music, Uncategorized

#MarchMadgeness – Deciding The Greatest Madonna Song Ever

“Listen, everyone is entitled to my opinion.” – Madonna Times are hard. People are stressed out. I’m stressed out. I think we need some joy. I think we need to argue passionately about completely subjective things that don’t really matter. Last year, some of the most fun I had was conducting #MariahMadness on my InstaStories where I created brackets and …

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adolescence, African-American women, Culture, empathy, feminism, feminist, inclusion, menopause, moms, Parenting, perimenopause, podcast, politics, Racism, representation, self care, Social justice, Uncategorized, women's health

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 …

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activists, African-American women, American history, Culture, feminism, feminist, millennials, podcast, politics, pop culture, Social justice, vote, voting

Ain’t No Party Like A Voting Party: With Angie Jean-Marie

  The people at Vote Together have spent the past couple of years studying ways to increase voter turnout. One way they’ve found to get people to the polls is to change the culture around voting. By making the experience more communal and celebratory, they’re finding voter engagement improves. I spoke with Vote Together’s Director Angie Jean-Marie who shared with …

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Britney Spears, pop culture, pop music

Britney Spears, Feminist Contradiction: With Jen Zaborowski

Some people are performers, and some people are cultural touchstones. Britney Spears has gone beyond singer/dancer/actor/talent judge to permanent icon status. I’ve had a long love affair with Britney, so I was thrilled to find the podcast We Need To Talk About Britney. Actor and writer, Jen Zaborowski hosts the show, and talks not only about Britney’s work, but also …

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Culture, feminism, film, inclusion, movies, podcast, politics, Racism, representation, screenwriting, Social justice, Star Wars, tv

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 …

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Racism, Star Wars, technology, Theater, writer

Racism, Sexism, and Jar Jar Binks: With Ahmed Best (Part 1)

Trigger Warning: Suicide In July, my friend Ahmed Best revealed that in his darkest days he contemplated taking his own life. The pendulum of his career has been nothing short of extraordinary. He got his big break performing in the cast of Stomp The Musical which led to an offer to play a first-of-its-kind character in the Star Wars prequels. …

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activists, birth options, feminism, gynecology, journalism, media, obstetrics, podcast, politics, transgender rights, women's health

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 …

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ambition, comedy, Culture, feminism, podcast, self care, travel

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. …

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depression, feminism, inclusion, lgtbq, loss, mental health, representation, self care, self help, therapy, tv, women's health

Therapy Is For Everyone: With Matt Marr

If you have ever felt like therapy was not for you, this episode is for you. I wanted to open up a little about my experience with therapy, and eliminate some of the stigma around it. It was the perfect time to give you a talk with Matt Marr. Matt is a therapist, an actor, and hosts The Dear Mattie …

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activists, ambition, feminism, feminist, lgtbq, millennials, pro-choice, representation, self care, Social justice

Smaller Elections, Huge Impact: With Anna Eskamani

Do you know who holds office for your district in the House of Representatives for your State? If you don’t, you’re not alone. With the country so hyper focused on national politics, it might seem tedious to focus on local government. However, no one is having a greater impact on your daily life than your locally elected officials. Not to …

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