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As women, we have the power of influence - whether through parenting, chatting in our social circles, voting, building and supporting consciously-run businesses, or simply listening to a different person's experience of the world. Two wickedly smart, funny, compassionate, visionary women, Sara and Misasha, want to help move the needle with conversations around race, identity, happiness and more. Join the community, as we look through different lenses like law and history, life coaching and positive psychology, to engage in uncomfortable conversations that will make change.

As women, we have the power of influence - whether through parenting, chatting in our social circles, voting, building and supporting consciously-run businesses, or simply listening to a different person's experience of the world. Two wickedly smart, funny, compassionate, visionary women, Sara and Misasha, want to help move the needle with conversations around race, identity, happiness and more. Join the community, as we look through different lenses like law and history, life coaching and positive psychology, to engage in uncomfortable conversations that will make change.
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As women, we have the power of influence - whether through parenting, chatting in our social circles, voting, building and supporting consciously-run businesses, or simply listening to a different person's experience of the world. Two wickedly smart, funny, compassionate, visionary women, Sara and Misasha, want to help move the needle with conversations around race, identity, happiness and more. Join the community, as we look through different lenses like law and history, life coaching and positive psychology, to engage in uncomfortable conversations that will make change.

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Episodes

12: Hate in America, Pt. 2: The Current Resurgence of Hate

6/19/2019
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Today, we continue with our conversation about the Ku Klux Klan, the history of hate in America, and why we're seeing the current resurgence of hate groups. There is so much wrapped up in all of this, so it is really very important for us to understand why it happened, and also, what might be happening now. Fraternal organization structures, like the Freemasons, started becoming very popular in the late 1800s and the first part of the 1900s. In fact, they were so popular that it was...

Duration:00:32:32

11: Hate in America, Part 1: The History of the Ku Klux Klan

6/12/2019
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It's interesting to know that in 2018, there was a 50% increase in the number of hate groups in America. Currently, the Southern Poverty Law Center is tracking more than 1000 hate groups, so hate is certainly not a thing of the past. In fact, it has actually increased in recent years. So, there is a lot to talk about when it comes to the history of hate in America and why we are seeing the current resurgence. Today, we're doing the first of two episodes on the topic. We will be taking a...

Duration:00:23:52

10: Equal Pay Day: The Reality of Gender Parity

6/5/2019
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As women, it’s important for us to advocate for other women, but it’s difficult for us to do that if we’re unaware of other women’s experiences. According to statistics only 62% of Americans even believe that there is a pay gap between men and women, but data shows there is. When it comes to women’s equality there seems to be a lack of awareness all across the board. Today, Sara and Misasha discuss the current issues with equal pay, discrepancies women experience in the workplace, and the...

Duration:00:25:23

09: Understanding the Minority Experience from Those Who Live It

5/29/2019
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We all have our own preconceived notions - it’s part of being human, but how we choose to challenge and question those biases is what’s important. Today’s episode contains interviews with three individuals with unique narratives, who have experienced the backlash of others' misperceptions. Brittany, Brandon, and Golnaz all have distinct differences in their stories but also share an array of commonalities. To hear more about Brittany, Brandon, and Golnaz’s experiences as minorities join us...

Duration:00:34:41

08: Micro-Aggression: What It Is and How We Can Combat Bias

5/22/2019
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We’ve seen a major shift to becoming more accepting as a society over the years, but implicit biases and micro-aggressions still occur more often than you’d think. Today, Misasha and Sara discuss what makes up a micro-aggression and how to identify words or actions that may be unintentionally offensive. It’s important that we all grow in our awareness and continue to reflect on our own views by acknowledging any potential biases we may have. This episode talks about the vitality of not...

Duration:00:20:22

07: Unpacking the Psychology Behind Implicit Bias

5/15/2019
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Have you ever had a thought that didn’t feel completely your own? Have you ever had to counter your initial reaction to a situation? It’s likely that those ideas were stimulated from your subconscious and they are trying to protect you. But from what? Today, Sara and Misasha discuss the psychology behind implicit bias and the impact of our unconscious thoughts. To hear more about the role bias plays in society and how to reprogram your own subconscious tune into this episode of Dear White...

Duration:00:22:19

06: Mental Health Month: History, Current Events and Marginalized Groups

5/8/2019
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Mental illness is a topic that society is becoming more comfortable talking about, but there is still a stigma that prevents many people from getting the help they need. Individuals who don’t struggle with generalized mental illnesses may have a more difficult time empathizing or grasping the idea of mental illness. Since May is Mental Health Month, Sara and Misasha are going to help shed some light on mental illness and how marginalized groups treated differently are more prone to...

Duration:00:29:49

05: The College Admission Scandal: White Privilege, Affirmative Action + How We Define Success with Adebisi Adebowale

5/1/2019
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Today's episode includes special guest, coach and scholar, Adebisi Adebowale. Adebisi joins Sara and Misasha in a discussion regarding the college admissions scandals. They share their thoughts on what these transgressions mean in regards to white privilege, society’s definition of success, and how to approach large scale misconduct. To hear more thoughts about the impact of these scandals and how we can take affirmative action, tune into this episode of Dear White Women. Show...

Duration:00:27:52

04: Intersectional Feminism: What It Is and Why It Matters

4/24/2019
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Practicing feminism is something most women are proud to participate in, but white women, in particular, tend to be unaware of how exclusive feminism itself can truly be. Intersectional feminism is a term that isn’t widely used, but should be widely practiced. Today, Sara and Misasha discuss what it means to be an intersectional feminist and why practicing it is so important. To better understand the history and impact of intersectional feminism and how you can implement it into your own...

Duration:00:30:18

03: Why White People Should Care: The Women's Movement and Societal Systems

4/17/2019
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While women have come a long way in regards to rights and gaining positions of influence, the fight for women’s equality is still ongoing. Although, when it comes to feminism it’s easy to dismiss the fact that it’s not only a matter of sexism, but a matter of racism. Today Sara and Misasha discuss what it looks like to be completely bought into women’s rights, the influence women have in society, and how we can implement that into our own lives by empowering others. If you’re passionately...

Duration:00:25:15

02: Why White People Should Care: History, Science + Current Events

4/17/2019
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The issues with race, sexism, and overall inequality are still very prominent in our current political climate and society as a whole. While it may not be the most comfortable issue to address, Sara and Misasha discuss the importance of acknowledging and combating these injustices. They also discuss the necessity that white people should care about these issues by highlighting history, science, and current events. Tune into this episode of Dear White People to hear more about the structural...

Duration:00:25:33

01: Starting Challenging Conversations.......

4/17/2019
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It’s important to have conversations regarding race, gender, minorities, etc. Unless we as a society choose to acknowledge these uncomfortable but prominent issues, they will never just resolve on their own. It’s easy to blow these things off or to feel powerless, but at the core, all of these issues start with people deciding to make a difference. Today, Sara and Misasha introduce Dear White People by starting conversations that challenge our thoughts, brings purpose, and leaves you with...

Duration:00:09:26