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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 13

November 02, 2020

Election Special

Alexandra and Lenya get together with the talented Brendan Hutchins who edits the podcast(https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to discuss their election day plans, catch up on local politics in Portland, Oregon, and to discuss the upcoming and past elections. Lenya who is dedicating her time as a poll worker details the procedures for voting in California. Brendan expounds on his favorite way to vote. And Alexandra reveals how she met a Supreme Court Justice who flirted with her partner! This is a fabulous BONUS episode. And also, please go vote! -- 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 13

October 28, 2020

Interview with David France

David France joins us to discuss leaving the United States, how artists push boundaries, how race played into his journey and living abroad as a Black American. David is an artist, entrepreneur and business creative working with corporations, non-profits, arts organizations and individuals to push boundaries, create opportunity and create value for communities. You can find David online at: [@dpfrance](http://instagram.com/dpfrance). -- 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 12

October 21, 2020

Interview with Andrea Carbon Korsak

In today’s episode, Lenya and Alexandra talk to a perinatal nurse about racial and gender bias in nursing. Andrea is a labor and delivery nurse 10 years into her dream career. She embraces the intersectionality of being a female, Filipino-American immigrant, millennial, veteran, and more. She loves fitness, her family (three pups and one great husband), and the kinds of friendships where different women can face issues of race and social justice together. Thank you to Andrea for these links: One (of many) guides to starting to address implicit bias: http://www.ihi.org/communities/blogs/how-to-reduce-implicit-bias (tips at the end of the article and in a linked “Dear IHI” question and answer at the end of the page) Harvard Implicit Bias Test https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html My favorite article on why social determinants of health/social justice should matter to nurses: Moving Toward Health Equity by Addressing Social Determinants of Health Breanna Lathrop; Published:January 05, 2020; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nwh.2019.11.003 https://nwhjournal.org/article/S1751-4851(19)30228-4/fulltext My favorite organization that is taking subjective looks at what is happening in CA maternal health units, and where/how we can improve: California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative - https://www.cmqcc.org/ CMQCC Resources for patients - https://www.cmqcc.org/my-birth-matters Favorite labor/maternity social media accounts (with online classes for expectant parents too): www.instagram.com/mommy.labornurse www.instagram.com/bundlebirth Favorite positive nursing social media account: www.instagram.com/nursesinspirenurses -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; it greatly helps 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 ...

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Episode 11

October 14, 2020

Race And Tarot

Continuing the exploration of racism in everyday things, Alexandra and Lenya discuss tarot, where tarot came from, what it means to use tarot, and descriptions of different types of cards, decks, and crystals. Below you'll find links to all the different tarot decks and cards discussed in the episode. Do you have a favorite tarot card deck? How does it speak to you? What's your main purpose using tarot cards? Do you ever think about the origin or path tarot has taken to get to you? Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) or use any of the contact methods below to reach out and let us know your tarot journey. -- Links: * [Lupita Nyongo](https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Sulwe/Lupita-Nyongo/9781534425361) * [Racism and Formula 1 Racing](https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.watch-drivers-unite-in-fight-against-racism-in-new-film.2hBGtpECEHM9ZJUBt9sTNO.html) * [Sir Patrick Stewart's wife](https://www.sunnyozell.com/) * [Sir Patrick Stewart Domestic Violence The Guardian article](https://www.theguardian.com/society/2009/nov/27/patrick-stewart-domestic-violence) * [Shows Chewing Gum, Black Earth Rising and I May Destroy you](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michaela_Coel) * [Effie's Paper](https://effiespaper.com/) * [Lenya's favorite crystal shop](https://www.etsy.com/shop/CrystalAndCraft?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=878180517) * [Tarot podcast](https://www.wildlytarot.com/) * [Star Trek](https://www.startrek.com/shows) * [Alexandra's Blog](https://alexandraditalia.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/the-tweener-bout-whos-the-hottie/) * [I May Destroy you, Insecure, Lovecraft Country](https://www.hbo.com/series) * [Girlfriends](https://www.netflix.com/title/70157416) Tarot Cards we mention: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rider-Waite_tarot_deck https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoth_tarot_deck https://www.thewildunknown.com/collections/shop-the-magic https://www.etsy.com/listing/760013451/canes-arcanae-the-dog-tarot-deck-in?ref=shop_home_active_5&frs=1 https://www.taroteca-studio.com/Tarot-Decks/Regular-Edition-Decks/The-Dark-Mansion-Tarot-deck-Regular-Version-3RD..-Edition-Black-edges-blue-reverse-of-cards-clouds- https://lightseerstarot.com/ https://www.lisasterle.com/mwt https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackgoldlenormand/the-black-gold-lenormand https://www.energymuse.com/deck http://www.robinscottart.com/projects/the-urban-tarot/ -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; it greatly helps 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 10

October 07, 2020

Interview with Jet Set Sarah

Welcome to our first guest, Jet Set Sarah, Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, Miami-based Caribbean travel expert. Lenya and Alexandra talk with Sarah about everything from her youth growing up in Jamaica, to the racism of traveling around the world while Black. -- Links for things discussed this episode: * https://www.jetsetsarah.com/ * https://www.jetsetsarah.com/thelatest/2013/04/10/my-dirty-little-jamaican-secret?rq=KFC * https://www.abctravelnetwork.com/ * https://www.thetravelcurrent.com/jamaica/ocho-rios/lifestyle/history/james-bond-and-jamaica-must-sees-007-fans * https://www.visitjamaica.com/blog/post/goldeneye-jamaica-the-birthplace-of-bond/ * https://ew.com/tv/2019/10/07/blackish-girlfriends-reunion-very-special-episode/#:~:text=This%20week's%20episode%20of%20Black,when%20it%20comes%20to%20feminism. * https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/girlfriends-sister-sister-moesha-netflix-1234719812/ * https://www.diaryofanaspiringloser.com/all-the-black-asian-and-wizards-and-witches-of-color-in-the-harry-potter-series/ * https://time.com/5888999/jk-rowling-troubled-blood-transphobia-authors/ * https://www.hbo.com/lovecraft-country * https://www.instagram.com/p/CFcKDOPjF8Q/ * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cool_Runnings * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knives_Out -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; it greatly helps 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_ that_bitch](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_that_bitch) * 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 9

September 30, 2020

Race and Wine

So many of us take for granted our everyday things that give us joy--even our wine. But when you take a moment to stop and look around or turn over a stone, you can find a surprisingly racist history. Lenya and Alexandra discuss the racism that’s ingrained all over the world in the wine industry, how Lenya has trained to be a WSET level 3 expert in wine, how athletes and celebrities should be using their platforms to be allies instead of just preformative, and more on this episode of Women Bridging The Gap. Join in the conversation in the Women Bridging The Gap Facebook group and follow on Instagram for more news about the show and when live episodes happen. Sources: https://daily.sevenfifty.com/social-justice-is-sparking-change-in-south-africas-wine-industry/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/09/world/africa/stellenbosch-south-africa.html https://www.abctravelnetwork.com/ https://www.winehouse.com/class-type/wset/ https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/12/11/wine-houses-monica-marin-wset-educator-of-the-year https://www.wsetglobal.com/ https://www.mastersommeliers.org/ https://winefolly.com/ https://www.winemag.com/2020/02/06/black-women-wine/ https://www.abbeycreekvineyard.com/ https://www.sungoddesswines.com/ https://domainecurrywine.com/ https://www.15percentpledge.org/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lewis-hamilton-breonna-taylor-t-shirt-investigation/ https://www.lewishamilton.com/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/chiefs-texans-fans-booing-nfl-opener-moment-silence/ https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/08/nba-season-restart-plan-arenas-voting-centers https://www.axios.com/naomi-osaka-us-open-title-win-black-lives-matter-a5f0e1bf-6cae-4dcc-8b46-532200e58e84.html https://time.com/5888583/naomi-osaka-masks-black-lives-matter-us-open/ https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/08/10/210574193/why-didnt-the-store-just-let-oprah-buy-the-38-000-handbag -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; they greatly helps 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_ that_bitch](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_that_bitch) * 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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