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Call Your Sister is a podcast for related and unrelated sisters or CYS everywhere co-hosted by Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson. Every week, Alex and Astrid call each other to discuss the complexities of motherhood, sisterhood, identity struggles, dating as a single mother, sex and much more. We’re real Latinx sisters who are fiercely opinionated, and not afraid to realtalk each other about everything from (men)strual cycles and body shaming to the Platanos versus Yuccas debates and current identity life drama. We highlight women who are both trying to keep it together and got it all figured out. We also care deeply about the lived experiences of BIPOC and Lantinx women who are just trying to get through the week. We’re here for every facet of women’s humanity because we are a community, a nation of CYS everywhere.

Call Your Sister is a podcast for related and unrelated sisters or CYS everywhere co-hosted by Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson. Every week, Alex and Astrid call each other to discuss the complexities of motherhood, sisterhood, identity struggles, dating as a single mother, sex and much more. We’re real Latinx sisters who are fiercely opinionated, and not afraid to realtalk each other about everything from (men)strual cycles and body shaming to the Platanos versus Yuccas debates and current identity life drama. We highlight women who are both trying to keep it together and got it all figured out. We also care deeply about the lived experiences of BIPOC and Lantinx women who are just trying to get through the week. We’re here for every facet of women’s humanity because we are a community, a nation of CYS everywhere.

Location:

United States

Description:

Call Your Sister is a podcast for related and unrelated sisters or CYS everywhere co-hosted by Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson. Every week, Alex and Astrid call each other to discuss the complexities of motherhood, sisterhood, identity struggles, dating as a single mother, sex and much more. We’re real Latinx sisters who are fiercely opinionated, and not afraid to realtalk each other about everything from (men)strual cycles and body shaming to the Platanos versus Yuccas debates and current identity life drama. We highlight women who are both trying to keep it together and got it all figured out. We also care deeply about the lived experiences of BIPOC and Lantinx women who are just trying to get through the week. We’re here for every facet of women’s humanity because we are a community, a nation of CYS everywhere.

Twitter:

@CYS_Pod

Language:

English

Contact:

484-769-2465


Episodes

Have you noticed the decline in EQ?

5/25/2022
In this episode sisters, Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson, discuss the top five characteristics of emotional intelligence and how the pandemic has caused a decline in social skills. Many of us have been noticing the over stimulation while in the office. We find the noise, small talk, and even the clock ticking as a distraction. This all has to deal with a decline in our social skills. It is only natural that after two years of socialization reduced to a mute button and a screen that most...

Duration:00:48:45

And we're back!

5/11/2022
After a couple of weeks of overcoming colds, company trips/engagements, and just life turning sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson into anti-social bums, they decided to come back for a little catch-up. As many are aware, Kevin Samuels passing along with more pressing matters like the supreme court voting on the case of Roe vs. Wade implications on women's bodies. While Kevin Samuels suggested that women who were over an 8 were the only women capable of catching a six-figure income...

Duration:01:03:36

Sister to Sister: What makes you feel safe?

4/20/2022
In this episode Astrid Ferguson and Alexandra Hodge circle back on childhood memories and define what feels safe in relationship. Astrid the older sister identifies loyalty and integrity as one of her core values. It is such a high value for her that when others don't reciprocate the gesture she begins to withdraw. Have you listener, ever felt like this? Alexandra identifies the need for safety and transparency. No one likes to be left in the dark but if it plays on the persons insecurities...

Duration:00:58:53

Are you competing or co-parenting?

4/6/2022
In this episode sisters Alexandra hodge and Astrid Ferguson decide to weigh in on a clip from a fellow podcast that went viral. The aries and scorpio podcast shared a clip about a guest that stated "She would rather die on the side of the road than call her daughters father." Naturally, Alex and Astrid decided to share some of their own struggles with co-parenting and learn when to put egos aside for the best interest of their sons. Parenting is not easy for any parent. Hence, Alex shares...

Duration:01:10:28

How to deal with Grief

3/30/2022
In this episode sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson discuss withdrawing from grief and it's after affects. It is not secret that grief has been the center at the demise of many of the characters we have witnessed in both real life and in our favorite stories (Bridgerton, Encanto, and even the Yeezy Netflix series to name a few). Grief is a tragic emotion most of us have or will experience in many different forms. However, why is it so much easier to drown grief with...

Duration:00:42:55

How do you define diversity and inclusion?

3/24/2022
In this episode Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson discuss diversity and inclusion in the workplace, biases they didn’t realize they had, and the brown eye blue eye experiment by Jane Elliot. Most people think of diversity and inclusion as one of the same but in reality they are separate. In the workplace the main thing that is missing and spent the least amount of time is in, is training. Alexandra who worked in HR many years, particularly in the training department, shares how costly...

Duration:00:46:40

Experiencing mom complex with a tinge of guilt?

3/16/2022
In this episode sisters Alexandra and Astrid discuss what is the mom complex and how it compares to mom guilt. Hint: they are not discussing the mom complex referring to dating terms. Many know the mom complex when it refers to a guy dating females who mirror traits of his mother. We are talking about the mom complex as it relates to care vs. loving your children. Big sister, Astrid Ferguson discusses a conversation she was recently in and the shameful thoughts that came up for working moms...

Duration:00:44:22

Have you ever kissed a girl?

3/9/2022
In this episode, sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson discuss experimentation with sexuality only to find out they are just extremely boring straight females! Alex genuinely wants to keep exploring and researching the topic of polyamory. So if you know someone who is poly or in a poly relationship send them our way. Besides the comical messy discussion on dating, the sisters tackle some current events that have hit the streets since their last episode. Prayers for Ukraine while they...

Duration:00:56:02

Could Mom have been the original Tinder Swindler!?

2/23/2022
Hopefully, you have already watched Tinder Swindler on Netflix. If not, watch it first and then come back to us. In this episode sisters Alexandra and Astrid, are sharing a bunch of spoilers of the tinder swindler but most importantly, how mom was the original swindler. How many people can say their mom taught them how to steal!? We can! If you can, welcome to the sister tribe and join the discussion of things our parents wasn’t supposed to teach us. In this gut wrenching comedic episode,...

Duration:00:58:10

What makes a happy marriage?

2/16/2022
Who doesn’t love love? Valentine’s Day is just a good excuse to celebrate love. However, what is a loving, caring, happy marriage supposed to look like? In this episode sisters Astrid Ferguson and Alexandra Hodge tackle this loaded question. Astrid begins by asking “what does an ideal marriage look like?” She continues to discuss how marriage is one of those subjects most people love to have but don’t really understand all it entails. So listen to this episode as these two sisters peel back...

Duration:01:15:39

Happy Valentine's Day! (Mini Episode)

2/14/2022
Happy Valentine's Day for us to you! Thank you Nilo, Sean, Octavius and Darnell for your voice memos. We truly appreciate you. Love you CYS Nation! Don’t forget to follow us on our social media accounts: https://www.callyoursisterpodcast.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cys_podcast Facebook: Call Your Sister Podcast Twitter: @CYS_Pod Email: cysnation@gmail.com bedtime after a coffee by Barradeen | https://soundcloud.com/barradeen/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0...

Duration:00:10:57

Soul Sisters Reality

2/9/2022
In this episode sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson, speak with six of the women all women cast premiering in the Soul Sisters Reality show ( Qimmah (Quah-mi-iah) the host of pillow talk podcast, Tiffaney Ashlee, Sebrena, Juhne, Benay, and Christina). A show with 12 women who were once strangers, stay in a beautiful beach home with a certified life coach, Trishy Marie; with the common goal to change their lives course and ultimately heal. These sisters are sharing their journey in a...

Duration:01:11:34

What would they say at my Funeral? (#Justice for Lauren Smith-Fields)

2/2/2022
You ever wonder about death? Ever wonder what others would say during your funeral? Sisters Alexandra hodge and Astrid Ferguson, tackle these questions with humor. Astrid being the oldest, shares she wonders about death more often, as she feels her body changing and sees her children growing older. After a certain age we diagnose ourselves with cancer at least twice a day shares Astrid. With death being the topic of this episode and we always celebrate black American history, we wanted to...

Duration:00:50:04

The Tax, Real Estate and Dating Talk

1/26/2022
In this episode sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson discuss important finance discussions involving taxes (yes, tax tips are included), the real estate market today and what women are really looking for when dating. It is tax season and everyone is just waiting to collect their income taxes, we know we are! Astrid as the older sister usually is giving younger sister advice on finances, so sit in on the big and little sister talk. Astrid understands the hardships of being a single mom...

Duration:01:21:17

2022 came in hot and the fish are still sick

1/19/2022
We brought in the new year in Covid style. In this episode sisters, Astrid and Alexandra describe their 2022 new year experience, and it’s a hot one. Astrid had Covid and Alexandra shares her comical dating experience thus far. You’ll want to listen with your headphones on to this one! We also share updates on the Elizabeth Holmes case. The founder of Theranos who managed to raised $950M for a lab business with a failed prototype without any clinical trials at age 19. Gentified has been...

Duration:01:32:31

Holiday Wishes and New Year Reflections

12/22/2021
As we approach the holiday season and the tail end of the new year, we wanted to wish our listeners a safe and happy holiday. We’re getting ready for our formal break and wanted to reflect on all the great things 2021 has brought us. We know many of us have been living in the pandemic for a while and most are just tired of talking about it. However, we want you to remain safe, stay healthy and kick start those new year goals, not resolutions. Until next year, from your favorite sister duo....

Duration:00:33:10

Little Sister Rambles (Social Media Break)

12/8/2021
This week join your favorite little sister Alexandra as she talks about taking a social media break. Did you know multiple studies have found a strong link between heavy social media and an increased risk for depression, anxiety, loneliness, self-harm, and even suicidal thoughts? A 2018 University of Pennsylvania study found that reducing social media use to 30 minutes a day resulted in a significant reduction in levels of anxiety, depression, loneliness, sleep problems, and FOMO. Have...

Duration:00:19:49

Omicron Take 3

12/1/2021
We’ve heard the news and people are just getting under covers and rolling over. Another COVID variant Omicron and everyone is still quitting. And we’re loving it! In this episode sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson get candid and discuss (just like sisters do best): 1. Pandemic creating a new work evolution (quit and think about it later; loyalty is for the birds). 2. Surrogates is the future (robots and meta world; Astrid a tiger with a crown in the future sims city 🤣). 3....

Duration:01:11:21

Bloody Inflations

11/17/2021
In this episode sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson discuss Elizabeth Holmes former CEO of Theranos, Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial and how inflation affects us all. Hence the name bloody inflations. Every now and then, the sisters get together to discuss current event topics that seriously affect our Latinx and black communities. Kyle Rittenhouse was the young man with a riffle (AR-style semi automatic) who shot and killed 2 people at a Black Lives Matter protest and wounded...

Duration:01:01:09

How Puerto Rico is Excluded from Federal Benefits

11/10/2021
In this episode sisters (Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson) catch up on a few life events and discuss the Supreme Court case that appeared uncertain about how to handle a federal law that denies disability benefits to U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico. Yes, many are unaware that many of the federal benefits that U.S. Citizens take for granted are denied to US territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, The Virgin Islands and many more. Therefore, in this episode discussions include what a...

Duration:01:00:55