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Brave, Not Perfect

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Get ready to leave "perfect" behind. Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code, has run for office twice, and failed. But exercising her bravery muscle led her to start Girls Who Code, the nonprofit that has reached more than 90,000 girls with its computer education programs and message of sisterhood. Join Reshma on her mission to show that being brave, not perfect, is the secret to changing the world. The Brave, Not Perfect Podcast brings you interviews with changemakers from all walks of life, with one thing in common. They decided it was better to be brave, not perfect.

Get ready to leave "perfect" behind. Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code, has run for office twice, and failed. But exercising her bravery muscle led her to start Girls Who Code, the nonprofit that has reached more than 90,000 girls with its computer education programs and message of sisterhood. Join Reshma on her mission to show that being brave, not perfect, is the secret to changing the world. The Brave, Not Perfect Podcast brings you interviews with changemakers from all walks of life, with one thing in common. They decided it was better to be brave, not perfect.
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Get ready to leave "perfect" behind. Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code, has run for office twice, and failed. But exercising her bravery muscle led her to start Girls Who Code, the nonprofit that has reached more than 90,000 girls with its computer education programs and message of sisterhood. Join Reshma on her mission to show that being brave, not perfect, is the secret to changing the world. The Brave, Not Perfect Podcast brings you interviews with changemakers from all walks of life, with one thing in common. They decided it was better to be brave, not perfect.

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Episodes

Haven Coleman

12/12/2018
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She may be small, but won't stopping her from making a difference! Haven Coleman is a 12 year old climate activist who proves there’s no age or height requirement to save the world. She’s talked global warming with former Vice President Al Gore and shared the stage with advocates for issues across the board at the Teen Vogue summit - and she’s not afraid to make use of her power as a kid. Tune in to hear what it’s like to talk to government officials before your 13th birthday and why we need...

Duration:00:15:05

Yelitsa Jean-Charles

12/5/2018
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Yelitsa Jean-Charles is the Founder & Creative Director of Healthy Roots - a doll company focused on promoting positive self-perceptions in girls through dolls with varying shades of complexion and natural hair textures. She still suffers with imposter syndrome even after being honored by Essence Magazine as one of the 50 founders to watch in 2017, but she’s ready to take the world by storm. Listen in to hear Reshma and Yelitsa talk about colorism and the way that toys affect the way our...

Duration:00:17:55

Clemantine Wamariya

11/28/2018
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Clemantine Wamariya fled war-torn Rwanda with her older sister Claire in 1994, when she was just six years old. In 2018, she published the New York Times bestselling book The Girl Who Smiled Beads depicting her journey to America seeking refuge. This week, Reshma and Clemantine discuss the human side of war and the immense consequences of family separation. Follow her journey on Twitter and Instagram at @clemantine1, and learn more about her book at http://bit.ly/GirlWhoSmiledBeads

Duration:00:30:21

Natalia Quintero

11/21/2018
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What’s holding women back from parity in finance? Natalia Quintero joins Reshma for a conversation on breaking up the boys club of investing, the importance of diversity in hiring, and why we’re most successful when we’re authentically ourselves. Follow Natalia’s journey at @NataliaZarina on Twitter!

Duration:00:13:44

Dre Thomas

11/14/2018
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Growing up in a single parent household and sharing basics like clothing, shoes, soap and underwear with her older siblings, Dre Thomas knew she wanted to make her life’s work about giving back to girls like her. At age 16, she came up with concept for Smile On Me - a community with the mission to awaken ever girl to her inner greatness by providing feminine hygiene products and workshops on self-esteem to girls in low-income communities. Tune in for a conversation about the importance of...

Duration:00:18:07

Yeshimabeit Milner

11/7/2018
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Data is powerful - and Yeshimabeit Milner, founder of Data for Black Lives, is using it to make a difference. Tune in for a conversation about the power of analysis in changing the way people think about issues like black infant mortality and the school to prison pipeline. Follow Yeshi’s journey on Twitter at @YESHICAN, and learn more about Yeshi’s work at d4bl.org.

Duration:00:20:52

Tulsi Gabbard

10/31/2018
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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is a politician, environmental advocate, veteran and a dedicated surfer - and she knows a thing or two about bravery. Tune in to hear Reshma and Tulsi discuss finding success in life through serving others, taking a stand for what is right, and practicing self care through yoga, meditation and surfing.

Duration:00:23:11

Liz Plank

10/24/2018
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Join Liz Plank and Reshma for a conversation that runs the gamut from toxic masculinity to Iceland to sexuality and the Kavanaugh hearings. Liz is a journalist with Vox media covering everything that’s wrong and weird and crazy in the U.S. right now - and an expert on the men’s issues coming out of the women’s movement. Follow her at @Feministabulous on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:22:49

Robin Arzon

10/17/2018
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Tune in for something epic. This week, Reshma sits down with Robin Arzon, VP & Head Instructor at Peloton. She’s a bestselling author, ultramarathoner, cycling and treadmill instructor - oh, and a former lawyer. Hear about Robin’s journey from hostage crisis to legendary fitness pro and how bravery made all the difference. Follow Robin on Instagram and Twitter at @robinnyc.

Duration:00:20:58

LIZZO

10/10/2018
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Lizzo knows a thing or two about self care - and she knows the universe is looking out for her and her girls. In a special SISTERH>>D episode, tune in this week for a conversation between Reshma and hip hop vocalist and all-around inspiration, Lizzo. Keep up with Lizzo on Instagram at @lizzobeeating and on Twitter at @Lizzo.

Duration:00:15:58

Rebecca Traister

10/3/2018
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Get "Good and Mad" with bestselling feminist writer Rebecca Traister and Reshma on this week’s episode of Brave, Not Perfect. Tune in to hear Rebecca and Reshma talk about women’s anger in our current political moment, Brett Kavanaugh, and what it means to be taken seriously. Keep up with Rebecca on Twitter at @rtraister, and read her new book GOOD AND MAD: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger.

Duration:00:32:20

Brave, Not Perfect returns October 3rd!

9/26/2018
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Ready to get inspired? We're back with all new interviews with Rebecca Traister, Clemantine Wamariya, Tulsi Gabbard and more! Leave the fear of failure behind - and join Reshma Saujani on her Brave, Not Perfect journey. Keep up with us on social by following @ReshmaSaujani on Instagram and Twitter, and @BravePerfectPod on Twitter!

Duration:00:01:02

Rayouf Alhumedhi

7/4/2018
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Unless you were looking, you might have missed it - until 2017, hijabi women weren’t represented on the Emoji keyboard! Rayouf Alhumedhi was 15 when she realized it, and decided to do something. This week, she and Reshma talk about calling attention to important issues, making change, and experiencing imposter syndrome. (She’s 17 and already made an emoji a reality. She’s doing pretty well if you ask us!) Follow Rayouf on Twitter at @rayoufalh and Instagram at @rayoufalhumedhi.

Duration:00:18:32

Kelly Roberts

6/27/2018
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For Kelly Roberts, bravery is going for a run in her sports bra. Hear from She Can and She Did founder Kelly Roberts on how she is redefining what strength looks and feels like. This week, Reshma and Kelly discuss the body positivity movement and finding joy through difficulty. Join Kelly's #SportsBraSquad - she is documenting her Brave, Not Perfect journey on Twitter and Instagram at @KellyKKRoberts.

Duration:00:15:41

Cristina Jiménez Moreta

6/20/2018
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Cristina Moreta has been fighting for immigrant rights her whole life. Today, Reshma re-airs her conversation with Cristina - with additional commentary in light of recent, horrific, news from our border. As the co-founder and executive director of the advocacy group United We Dream, Moreta became one of the 24 recipients to receive a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship as an advocate for the rights of undocumented immigrants. Follow Cristina's work at @CrisAlexJimenez and @UNITEDWEDREAM. This episode...

Duration:00:15:39

Ashley Edwards

6/13/2018
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Healing from the trauma of systemic oppression is hard - but Ashley Edwards is making it a possibility for youth of color in communities across the country with MindRight. MindRight gives kids a judgement-free space to talk through their lives and mental health with coaches who care. Hear Ashley and Reshma talk therapy, self care, and bravery on this episode of the Brave, Not Perfect Podcast. Follow Ashley's work at @TextMindRight

Duration:00:20:00

Natalia Ramirez

6/6/2018
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19 years old and undocumented in 2018 America - Natalia is as brave as they come. And she hasn’t let her status keep her from following her dreams. Tune in to hear Natalia talk about her documentary film, her activism, and how coding helps her stay positive. Watch her film at breachdoc.com and follow them on Twitter at @breachdoc.

Duration:00:21:35

Lauren Foundos

5/30/2018
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She felt like one of the guys while trading on the Wall Street floor, but Lauren Foundos really found her strength when she left finance to start a fitness company, FORTË. Tune in this week as Reshma and Lauren talk bravery in leaving the past behind and making their immigrant families proud. You can find Lauren at @lfoundos on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:19:12

Deepti Sharma

5/23/2018
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Starting a business and flying alone with her son for the first time - Deepti Sharma is exercising her bravery muscle in every aspect of her life. Tune into the Brave, Not Perfect Podcast to hear Reshma and Deepti talk about motherhood and the transition from politics to business. Follow Deepti's journey on Twitter at @deeptisharma1!

Duration:00:16:54

Allison Yarrow

5/16/2018
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Back in the 90s, Allison Yarrow slapped her friend across the face. This year, she wrote a book about the word that started it all: Bitch. Hear Reshma and Allison discuss media, culture, and gender equality in this episode of Brave, Not Perfect. Follow Allison on social media at @AliYarrow, and pre-order a copy of her new book, 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality.

Duration:00:21:59