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Welcome to Organize Your Butterflies, an original podcast of YWCA, one of the largest and oldest women’s organizations in the country, whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. Each episode, we discuss the many different ways women—including some of the amazing leaders at YWCA—are working to help women, girls and families. Topics include organizing, strategizing, and mobilizing around issues like equal pay, domestic violence, women’s entrepreneurship, and so much more, and how YOU can get involved. We organize our butterflies to create change and build a better future for women, families, and our communities.

Welcome to Organize Your Butterflies, an original podcast of YWCA, one of the largest and oldest women’s organizations in the country, whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. Each episode, we discuss the many different ways women—including some of the amazing leaders at YWCA—are working to help women, girls and families. Topics include organizing, strategizing, and mobilizing around issues like equal pay, domestic violence, women’s entrepreneurship, and so much more, and how YOU can get involved. We organize our butterflies to create change and build a better future for women, families, and our communities.

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United States

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Welcome to Organize Your Butterflies, an original podcast of YWCA, one of the largest and oldest women’s organizations in the country, whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. Each episode, we discuss the many different ways women—including some of the amazing leaders at YWCA—are working to help women, girls and families. Topics include organizing, strategizing, and mobilizing around issues like equal pay, domestic violence, women’s entrepreneurship, and so much more, and how YOU can get involved. We organize our butterflies to create change and build a better future for women, families, and our communities.

Language:

English


Episodes

58. A Week Without Violence: #StopStreetHarassment with Sophie Sandberg, Founder of CatCalls of NYC

10/22/2020
Catcalls of NYC is a grassroots initiative that uses public chalk art to raise awareness about gender-based street harassment. In this episode, host Alejandra Y. Castillo chats with founder of the movement, Sophie Sandberg, discusses the origins of the movement, the art of chalking, feminism, and taking the conversation about harassment internationally. The goal? To spur dialogue, provide a platform for story sharing, and promote cultural change. Follow CatCalls of NYC Instagram...

Duration:00:21:54

57. A Week Without Violence: Me Too and the Evolving Movement to Interrupt and Eradicating Sexual Violence with Dani Ayers

10/15/2020
Sexual harassment, abuse, and assault are serious and widespread issues that are often used to instill fear, humiliate, or punish; destroy lives, families, and communities; or enforce power dynamics. These previously taboo issues have now been put in the public spotlight and have sparked many new and important conversations due to the #MeToo movement’s widespread influence around the world. In this episode, Dani Ayers is the Chief Executive Officer of The ‘Me Too.’ Movement, talks about...

Duration:00:39:48

57. Me Too and the Evolving Movement to Interrupt and Eradicating Sexual Violence with Dani Ayers

10/15/2020
Sexual harassment, abuse, and assault are serious and widespread issues that are often used to instill fear, humiliate, or punish; destroy lives, families, and communities; or enforce power dynamics. These previously taboo issues have now been put in the public spotlight and have sparked many new and important conversations due to the “Me Too” movement’s widespread influence around the world. In this episode, Dani Ayers is the Chief Executive Officer of The “Me Too” Movement, talks about...

Duration:00:14:11

56. A Week Without Violence: The Allstate Foundation's Moving Ahead Curriculum is Empowering Survivors of GBV

10/8/2020
The Allstate Foundation's Moving Ahead Curriculum has made significant strides to serve survivors of GBV who need support when it comes to financial empowerment. In this special edition episode of Organize Your Butterflies, Host Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA chats with Madeline Gregory, Philanthropy Manager, the Allstate Foundation and Linda Ellis-Williams, Director of Programs, YWCA Central Virginia, on how this program is providing clear and measured results for survivors who so...

Duration:00:31:19

55. Until Justice Just Is: Understanding the Implications of COVID-19 for Kids of Color with Dr. Joelle Simpson

9/11/2020
Join expert guest, Dr. Joelle Simpson, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness, Program Director of Emergency Medical Services for Children - D.C. Program, and Emergency Medicine Physician at Children's National Hospital, and host, Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA, as they explore how COVID-19 is affecting children, this back-to-school season, and communities of color. Listen in as the two discuss: how the virus displays in children; paying special attention to a child’s mental...

Duration:00:28:19

54. Building Justice From the Top Down with Russell Feingold

9/3/2020
If we are to ever achieve a world where justice...just is, it’s essential that we start with the top of our justice system: the courtrooms themselves. And, a major barrier to justice within the court-system is the actual representation of judges on the bench. Join Russell Feingold, President of the American Constitution Society and former Senator of Wisconsin, and Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA, as they discuss the importance of law-accessibility, creating a pipeline for more diverse...

Duration:00:17:04

53. The Military’s #MeToo Moment with Lucy C. Del Gaudio, Melissa Bryant, and Lindsay Church

8/27/2020
In the wake of the murder of 20-year old Vanessa Guillen, an Army specialist, the military has faced an immense amount of scrutiny in how they investigate gender-based violence. In response to cries for accountability, a group of former members of the armed services have banded together to seek justice for Vanessa and her family to hold the military accountable for their inaction. Lucy C. Del Gaudio, Melissa Bryant, and Lindsay Church speak with Alejandra Y. Castillo on how they are...

Duration:00:30:22

52. Talking Bail Funds and Community Investment with Dianna Payton, CEO, YWCA Greater Baton Rouge

8/20/2020
As summer 2020 has certainly shown through the Black Lives Matter protests and increased calls for community and national accountability when it comes to justice, the power of community investment has shown that when we invest in our neighbors, we invest in the health and safety of our communities. This mindset and practice inspired the team at YWCA Greater Baton Rouge to develop a Community Bail Fund to help-out members of their community who are arrested with nonviolent offenses after an...

Duration:00:11:45

51. Finances 101 With Our Financial Girlfriend Tiffany Aliche

8/13/2020
This episode of Organize Your butterflies features a vibrant and educational conversation between Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA and Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche. Tiffany is an expert financial educator and has helped thousands of women understand their finances, build wealth, and understand the fundamentals of financial wellness. In honor of Black Women's Equal Pay Day, we're grateful to have Tiffany's insight on The Black Tax and why it is harder for Back women to achieve...

Duration:00:24:16

50. Motherhood Wins: The Mom Balancing Act During COVID-19

8/6/2020
Balancing the demands of motherhood has never been easy. This is especially evident as moms and mom-like figures perform the ultimate balancing act during the COVID-19 crisis. America is witnessing the power of parenthood as women take control of their households to keep their families and communities safe. However, moms need resources and love too! Which is why Tanisha Hemphill founded “Black Mom Resource” as an online hub of advice, sisterhood, and celebration of the Black mom experience....

Duration:00:23:00

49. We are Only as Strong as Our Most Vulnerable Places: The Value of CDFIs with Maurice Jones

7/31/2020
This episode of Organize Your Butterflies explores how COVID-19 has affected low income communities across the country, and the ways in which community investment though (Community Development Financial Institutions) CDFIs is helping provide support during these challenging economic times. With their distinct niche as financial institutions with a mission driven bottom-line, CDFIs do so much more than just provide access to capital. Episode guest Maurice Jones, President of Local Initiatives...

Duration:00:26:29

48. Silence is Compliance: Understanding Allyship in Practice with Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace, with a spotlight on YWCA Olympia

7/17/2020
This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features an exciting and refreshing conversation between Bryanna Wallace and Autumn Gupta, who are the founders of Justice in June, a digital compilation of resources making allyship a lifestyle habit, and Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA. As the world shifts to normalizing conversations surrounding anti-racism work and what allyship in practice looks like, Bryanna and Autumn have developed a platform in which individuals can take responsibility...

Duration:00:48:01

47. The Power of Influence: The Native American Women Narrative During a Health Crisis with Nikki Pitre

7/9/2020
This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features a dynamic conversation between Nikki Mitre, Acting Director Executive Director, Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, and Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA. The historical milestones of Native American women have shaped America’s history. Today, they continue to make strides - despite the challenging environment of this nation - especially within the global pandemic. Young women from tribes across the country have come...

Duration:00:20:12

46. Centering Black Transwomxn in the Racial Justice Movement with Elle Hearns

7/2/2020
This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features a moving conversation between Elle Hearns, the Founder of the Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) and Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA. In the one year since founding the MPJI, Elle has formally created a space for Black transwomxn to find community, resources, and total celebration of their identity. Honoring the legacy of Marsha P. Johnson herself is something that Elle has found through her career as an organizer and a tradition she...

Duration:00:23:58

45. Women Run the Show with Peggy Nagae

6/25/2020
This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features a vibrant and thought provoking conversation between Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA and Peggy Nagae, Senior Consultant at White Men as Full Diversity Partners and the co-chair of the Diversity Task Force for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Topics discussed include: the profound legacy of the AAPI community in the United States, the significance of COVID-19 and exclusionary narratives centered in racism, and how women’s...

Duration:00:19:23

44. Discussing Philanthropy: The Only Way Up is Forward with Nisha Patel

6/18/2020
Join Nisha Patel, who is an Independent Consultant working with individual donors and community foundations on the philanthropic side, and has an affiliation as a Senior Fellow at the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis and Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA as they discuss the massive impact that COVID-19 is having on the nonprofit sector, and what the response, recovery, and re-imagination of the sector looks like as we begin to re-open. They also discuss the...

Duration:00:23:23

43. What Does Representative Policy Look Like with Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

6/10/2020
This week’s episode features a conversation with Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement, lecturer, and faculty affiliate of Mexican-American and Latino Studies, and Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA. In her various roles, Dr. Soto strives to lead dialogues on what effective public policy looks like from an academic perspective. In this conversation, Alejandra and Dr. Soto discuss how diversity intersects with American politics, pushing for an increase in...

Duration:00:26:34

42. She's Doing the Work: A Conversation with Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D-TX-16)

6/4/2020
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar is a woman of firsts - she was one of the first Latina Congresswoman to serve in the U.S. Senate, serving the 16th district of Texas, and she is the first Congresswoman to be on Organize Your Butterflies. In this conversation with Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA, they discuss the ways in which hatred has permeated America, how this country is having a reckoning moment when it comes to race, and the importance of accurate representation of...

Duration:00:22:16

41. Operating in Your Full Potential with Annice E. Fisher Ed.L.D

5/28/2020
Join Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA and Dr. Annice E. Fisher, CEO and founder of The BEE FREE Woman and Developing Capacity Coaching, LLC in this lively conversation where they discuss tapping into the power of your full potential, following the calling of your spirit, and operating from a place of love and trust. Additionally, they discuss Annice’s new book, “The Power Within Me: The Road Back Home to the Real You,” and how she worked through the writing process from start to finish...

Duration:00:24:28

40. Business Life During COVID-19 (How to Survive & Thrive During An Economic Downturn)

5/21/2020
As small-business owners continue to weather the coronavirus pandemic, many innovators are creating unique strategies to survive in this current economic environment. Nima Merchant is the Sr. Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Partnerships at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, and this episode’s guest. Nima and OYB host Alejandra Y. Castillo discusses how the Polsky Center is engaging the greater Chicago community throughout the...

Duration:00:21:33