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Two INFJs with a lot to say—about introversion, racism, and everything else! See for privacy and opt-out information.


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Two INFJs with a lot to say—about introversion, racism, and everything else! See for privacy and opt-out information.






Two Tired Introverts Reclaim Their Time | E 48

Whew! It's been a year, y’all, and The Introvert Sisters are definitely feeling the need for some R&R. In their season 3 finale, the sisters explain some of the reasons why they're tired, how they've ALREADY started to claw back some time, how they're planning for introvert self-care during the upcoming holidays, and how you can connect with them until season 4 drops in January 2022. The beauty's in the details. Click here for show notes and a transcript. See for privacy...


Cameras On? Cameras Off? Zoom Etiquette Questions. | E. 47

In this Zoom-filled universe that we’re all now inhabiting, are you team #CamerasOn or team #CamerasOff? Both Sharon and Lisa have always been firmly on the #CamerasOff side...until now. Listen in to find out what has made these two confirmed introverts consider leaving their cameras on more frequently. The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here. See for privacy and opt-out information.


Celebrating Our Wins: Why It’s Important | TISOT Ep 13

Doing the work is important, but so is giving yourself some flowers for what you have accomplished. In this Off-Topic episode, the sisters celebrate each other’s glow up, which has been all too real over the past year and a half. Plus, Sharon and Lisa have joined a new, black-owned social media platform called Linked Inclusion™, and they are loving it. Listen in to learn more about it, and to find out how you can join. The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click...


10 Reasons Why Activism is Hard | TISOT Ep. 12

As anti-racism activists, the Introvert Sisters live by this John Lewis quote: “Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." But making noise and getting into good trouble can take its toll. Join Sharon and Lisa in their latest Off-Topic episode, as they discuss their commitment to activism, and share how they cope with its downside. (FYI folks: there are a few seconds of dead air at some point, due to a technical glitch. Our apologies!) The beauty...


Are You "Textroverted"? | E 46

In the ongoing struggle to be understood in a world that is built for extroverts, many introverts choose to become “textroverted.” What is textroversion? It’s appearing extroverted (excited, happy, upbeat, peppy) in written communications like emails, texts, and DMs. The sisters discuss whether they are textroverted, and provide tips for how to weave textroversion into your communication style. Plus, in their “Introverts Unite Separately” segment, Sharon and Lisa chat about the second summer...


5 Interview Questions Global Majority People Wish They Could Ask | E 45

Interviews can be rough, especially for candidates of color. But they are a necessary part of the job search process. What a lot of candidates forget is that interviews are a two-way street: while the company is assessing you, you should also be evaluating them. That can be easier said than done, however. How *exactly* can candidates assess a potential company? Join Sharon and Lisa as they provide clarity around what red flags global majority job seekers should look out for, and what...


The 12 Commandments of Introverts™ | E 44

Introverts just want to be understood—but somehow that keeps eluding them. That said, the sisters are determined to do their part in normalizing introversion, and making the world a more introvert-friendly place. With that in mind, Sharon and Lisa present to you The 12 Commandments of Introverts (taken from the TIS Version, lol). In this tongue-in-cheek episode, you’ll discover what makes introverts tick, what makes them shut down, and how to successfully relate to the introverts in your...


Introverts, Black Women, and the Return to Work | E 43

As the world begins to open up more fully, many companies are tightening the screws and insisting that employees return to work. There are a few that are letting their employees choose, some that have embraced the WFH forever model (Twitter, Slack) but it seems that most (e.g. Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Apple) have decided that office is best. Here, Sharon and Lisa, the Introvert Sisters, discuss why they feel companies should not force introverts. Black women, or anybody that doesn’t want to,...


Making Sense of Censorship | TISOT Ep. 11

The censorship and de-platforming of Black voices is unfortunately nothing new. From LinkedIn to Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, Black and brown content creators struggle to get their content seen, and often have their voices suppressed. Both of the sisters have experienced this personally, most recently when Lisa had one of her posts removed by LinkedIn. Tune in to this special Off-Topic episode as the sisters discuss this ongoing suppression issue, and the best ways to push back against...


Meet James Pogson, LinkedIn's Poet Laureate: Part 2 | E 42

The sisters’ convo with James Pogson was so good that it couldn’t all fit into one episode! Ergo: here’s part 2. In this follow-on, Sharon, Lisa, and James continued chatting up a storm (as West Indians do, lol), delving into racism, microaggressions, code switching, and working while Black. And, of course, sharing a few more jokes about West Indian parenting. The beauty is in the details. Read the show notes and transcript on our website. See for privacy and opt-out...


Meet James Pogson, LinkedIn's Poet Laureate: Part 1 | E 41

In this special episode, Sharon and Lisa welcome their very first guest!! James Pogson is a Black British narrative storyteller, writer, humorist, theatre producer, and LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate!! As you can imagine, he’s extremely entertaining people to talk to. Join the Introvert Sisters and James as they chat about their shared Caribbean roots, the joys of West indian parenting, writing as a career, and (of course) introversion. The beauty is in the details. Read the show notes and...


5 Coping Strategies for Introverted Expats | TISOT Ep. 10

As remote working has become more of the norm, more and more people have chosen to relocate to a country in which they have always dreamed of living. (Barbados, anyone?) These new expats not only have to adjust to their new home, but also find ways to fit in and not feel like outsiders. This tends to be easy for extroverts, but for introverts, not so much. In their latest Off-Topic episode, Sharon and Lisa share their experiences as lifelong expats, and strategies for how introverts can have...


The Introvert Sisters Talk Racism, Anti-Racism and Writing | TISOT Ep. 9

What’s more fun than meeting one anti-racism writer? Meeting two, of course. In this special co-production with Sharon's Anti-Racism Newsletter, Sharon and Lisa discuss how they got started in writing, and anti-racism writing; what's made most impact on their readers; and why doing their part to dismantle white supremacy is a lifelong quest. The beauty's in the details. Read the show notes and transcript on our website. See for privacy and opt-out information.


What If Introverts Treated Extroverts The Way They Treat Us? | E 40

“Why are you so quiet?” “Are you upset?” “You need to come out of your shell.” “You should speak up more.” Every introvert has heard phrases like these over and over, and to be honest, it gets irritating. It can be difficult moving through life knowing that just by dint of how you exist, people consider you to be deficient, and that you need to be “fixed.” In this episode, the sisters turn the tables. They flip these questions and statements that extroverts direct towards introverts, in the...


A Bloody, Historic Day: Ma’Khia Bryant and Derek Chauvin | TISOT Ep. 8

On April 20th, almost a year after he murdered George Floyd, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts. 30 minutes before the verdict was handed down, 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant was fatally shot by a police officer. In this TIS Off-Topic episode, the sisters process the hollow triumph of the Chauvin verdict juxtaposed with the murder of Ma’Khia, and discuss a way forward from here. Full show notes, with links to resources, are available here. See for privacy and...


“Indian Matchmaking” Part 2: Why We Have a Love/Hate Relationship With The Show | E 39

**Spoiler alert** Details of the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking are discussed in this episode. The sisters are back with the continuation of their reaction to their favorite guilty-pleasure series, Indian Matchmaking. From Aparna’s hatred of comedy and love of the Bolivian salt flats, to the stigma attached to Nadia being Guyanese-Indian, to super-rich Pradhyuman’s refusal to compromise, Episode 2 is reality TV gold. Watch episode 2 on Netflix, and then Join Sharon and Lisa as they react...


Woohoo!! It’s Our Birthday! Happy 1st Anniversary to Us | E 38

We’re one year old today, and we couldn’t be more excited! Celebrate with us as we look back at the ups and downs of turning our “pandemic project” into a bona fide show. Thanks to everyone for supporting us, following along, and listening to us on Apple and all the other platforms! We couldn’t have done it without you. In this episode we share our top episodes, our successes and struggles, and talk about our goals for year 2! The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and...


When Meghan and Harry Met Oprah: Part 3 | E 37

Right on cue, as soon as “The Interview” had aired, some of the racists that walk among us (we’re looking at you, Piers Morgan) showed their entire underpinnings. Of course, once they were challenged, they proceeded to exhibit peak caucasity and flood the world in white tears. In this 3rd and final episode in our Meghan and Harry series, we examine white privilege, white fragility, racism, and why Black people are tired of dealing with all of it. Join us as we wrap up our conversation...


When Meghan and Harry Met Oprah: Part 2 | E 36

There was so much to unpack from “The Interview” to end all interviews that we had to do a part 2. In this episode, we take a deep dive into Meghan’s mental health revelations, Harry’s unwavering support for his spouse, and how (randomly?) Tyler Perry ended up saving the day. Why does this matter so much? Because so many people – and so many women of color – see Meghan’s experiences reflected in their everyday lives. Because Meghan has reignited a much-needed conversation about mental health...


When Meghan and Harry Met Oprah: Part 1 | E 35

Trigger warning: suicidal ideation and depression are mentioned. Yes y'all, we are still talking about this interview. And so is the rest of the world. Why? Because so much tea was spilled! Like many other BIPOC, especially Black women, we felt triggered. If you take the titles out of the picture, Meghan was relatable, but for the saddest of reasons. The racism, misogynoir, and bullying that she endured echo what so many of us experience daily. And the mental health effects that result from...