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EPISODE 9: Carmen Maria Machado–Writing In the Dream House

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of Her Body and Other Parties, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. Her new acclaimed memoir In the Dream House explores an abusive queer relationship using an inventive form and over a hundred lenses.

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EPISODE 8: Adrienne Maree Brown–Pleasure Activism

adrienne maree brown is the author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, pleasure activist, healer and doula living in Detroit. She cohosts the podcast How to Survive the End of the World.

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EPISODE 7: Sonya Passi–FreeFrom Violence, Freedom To Thrive

Sonya Passi is the founder and CEO of FreeFrom, a national organization on a mission to create pathways to financial security and long-term safety for survivors of gender-based violence. Sonya has been a domestic violence activist since she was 16 years old. Before founding FreeFrom, she launched the Family Violence Appellate Project while earning her law degree at UC...

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Episode 6: Julie Schwietert Collazo—Immigrant Families Together

Julie Schwietert Collazo is the co-founder and director of Immigrant Families Together (IFT). Immigrant Families Together is a grassroots collective founded in response to the zero tolerance immigration policy begun by the Trump administration in 2018 that has resulted in the separation of thousands of immigrant parents and their children at the U.S./Mexico border. Since June 2018, Immigrant Families...

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Episode 5: Amy Irvin—Abortion Access, Reproductive Justice, & Story Sharing to End Stigma

Amy Irvin is the executive director of the New Orleans Abortion Fund and served as the first intake coordinator. She has worked at abortion clinics in New Orleans and Atlanta and earned her Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Louisville where she researched the impact of parental consent laws for minors at the ACLU of...

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Episode 4: Dr. Yaba Blay—Celebrating Professional Black Girl Culture

Dr. Yaba Blay is a New Orleans native, distinguished homegirl, content creator, cultural worker, professor and producer of Professional Black Girl. As a researcher and ethnographer, Dr. Blay uses personal and social narratives to disrupt fundamental assumptions about cultures and identities. As a cultural worker, she uses image to inform consciousness, incite dialogue, and inspire others into action and...

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