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Women Bridging the Gap

Welcome to Women Bridging the Gap, a free-wheeling, conversation podcast co-hosted by Lenya Wilson, a Black woman and Alexandra D’Italia, a white woman. As two women over 50 who are still dreaming, planning, and working,...more

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Episode 25

February 10, 2021

Interview with Allen Kehinde Aragbaye

How race affects sports and basketball is what basketball star and entrepreneur Allen Kehinde Aragbaye tells us about today as he joins Alexandra and Lenya in discussion, but it’s also way more than that. Listen as they discuss the path for someone to be able to play professional sports, how the schools and coaches prepare the athletes for only certain things, and what's missing from a child's real-world education as they pursue their passion. Allen Kehinde Aragbaye is a former Division 1 basketball player and spent over 17 years dedicated to playing the game, so he knows exactly what it’s like to devote your entire life to the singular goal of making it to the NBA. He is a current Personal Development Coach and author of forthcoming book: Transition Game. As a former college basketball player, Allen understands firsthand the difficulty of transitioning from sports to the real world. As a result, he has made it his life’s mission to ensure former basketball players are prepared to transition after sports. Links from our discussion: [Kehinde on Twitter: @Transition_G](https://twitter.com/Transition_G?s=20) [And Instagram: @TransitionG](https://www.instagram.com/transitionG/) Facebook: TransitionG [Also, his website: transition-g.com](https://www.transition-g.com) [Saturday Millionaires: How Winning Football Builds Winning Colleges](https://www.turnerpublishing.com/books/detail/saturday-millionaires/) -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390). **We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends. **Let us know what topics you want to hear!** Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) Or on Instagram: * Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one) * And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) * And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/) This ...

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Episode 24

February 03, 2021

Formula 1 with SteF1

The all F1 episode is finally here! Lenya brought on Steph from the All About SteF1 YouTube channel to school Alexandra on all the drama, drivers, trophies, and shenanigans that is the wild world of Formula 1. It’s not just race cars though. These women also discuss how race is and isn’t represented in motorsports, just as how femininity is also notably missing, as well as the ecological impact of the cars and the transportation to make this “worldwide” sport happen. From Steph’s YouTube description: “Hi all! I am Steph and welcome to my little corner of the internet where I talk about all things motorsport! I am obsessed with F1, so that's the main one, but stay tuned for more content coming on lower formulas, Formula E and MotoGP! :) :)” Links from our discussion: [All About SteF1 - YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/c/AllAboutSteF1/featured) [Formula 1: Drive To Survive - Netflix](https://www.netflix.com/title/80204890) -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390). **We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends. **Let us know what topics you want to hear!** Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) Or on Instagram: * Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one) * And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) * And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/) This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more. ...

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Episode 23

January 27, 2021

Interview with Nora

Lenya and Alexandra are joined by Nora to discuss tech, space, and her transgender transition. Lenya and Nora met at the wig shop where Lenya worked and they formed a friendship. This episode goes deep into some areas of gender and transgender, like what was the moment when you knew you were transgender? And what was the first thing you wanted to do after you knew? The rapport between all three is casual and safe to allow for such deep and personal questions, and more. The conversation also explores leaving earth for Mars, what Sci-Fi shows an aerospace engineer enjoys, and growing up when the internet was just starting. Nora is a second generation aerospace engineer, born and raised in Santa Clara, CA. Links from our discussion: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/415459.I_Have_No_Mouth_and_I_Must_Scream -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390). **We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends. **Let us know what topics you want to hear!** Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) Or on Instagram: * Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one) * And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) * And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/) This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more. ...

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Episode 22

January 20, 2021

Black in Canada

Zara Mokhtar joins Lenya and Alexandra to talk about race and womanhood in Canada, Sudan, and Los Angeles. As a law student studying in a forign country, and daughter of an immigrant parent to Canada, Zara holds a unique and interesting perspective on race, law, culture, and feminism. Zara Mokhtar is a Human Rights activist and current law student at Southwestern Law School. Zara is of Nubian descent, raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She received her bachelor's degree in International Studies with a Comparative World Politics, Culture, and Society specialization. Her humanitarian work includes working with Amnesty International as a Regional Activism Assistant and assisting Refugees in resettling in the community. Zara's passion is to serve all marginalized communities. Her motivation comes from watching her Immigrant parents struggle through the challenges of resettling in Canada. She aspires to practice Immigration, Criminal, and Human Rights Law. Join in the discussion by being a part of the [Facebook Group.](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390). **We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends. **Let us know what topics you want to hear!** Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) Or on Instagram: * Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one) * And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) * And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/) This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more. ...

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Episode 21

January 13, 2021

Teaching and Race in a Pandemic

High school teacher Arleta joins Alexandra and Lenya to discuss race and womanhood in schools and teaching environments. Topics include what has changed in teaching during COVID, if Arleta’s race or ethnicity have affected her in the workplace, and what it’s like to go through active shooter drills where her priority is to save the children over herself. Arleta is an educator and administrator at an independent charter high school that serves a diverse population of Los Angeles. She has been in the education field going on a decade and has worked in all sides of education, from the administrative side to the classroom. Arleta has seen education as an equalizer in our society and believes in its power to change lives, as it was her ticket to escaping poverty. When she's not shaping minds, she's shaping her body at the gym, hanging out with her wonderful husband, eating her way through LA, and her friends from all walks of life. -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390). **We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends. **Let us know what topics you want to hear!** Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) Or on Instagram: * Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one) * And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) * And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/) This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more. ...

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Episode 20

January 06, 2021

New Year Goals

It’s a new year and time for the reckoning of last year’s resolutions and looking to the future. Alexandra and Lenya each share the goals they aimed for in 2020, before knowing what a crazy year it would be, and lay out with radical honesty their achievements and the places they fell short. They also discuss their 2021 goals and vow to hold one another accountable. What are your goals for 2021? Do you have certain books to read, some physical or financial effort you want to make, or maybe you want to join a great community of like-minded people to share ideas and grow together? Check out our [WBG Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) and tell us and the rest of the community what your goals are for this year. If you’ve heard about a show, book, or resource and want to know more, email us and we’ll get the information to you. -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390). **We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends. **Let us know what topics you want to hear!** Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) Or on Instagram: * Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one) * And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) * And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/) This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more. ...

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