Episode 4

August 05, 2020

00:38:31

Growth, Fear, Cancel Culture

Growth, Fear, Cancel Culture
Women Bridging the Gap
Growth, Fear, Cancel Culture
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How terrifying is it to put your whole heart and soul out for everyone to listen to and judge, especially around topics of politics and race, in these ultra-charged times? Lenya and Alexandra have a meta discussion about the actual podcast itself and their fears of making such an open and vulnerable project. That discussion of fear leads into the second topic of cancel culture. Does one’s race or generation determine how they feel about cancel culture? Should everyday people and non-celebrities be canceled for things they did 30, or even 10 years ago? How do you know if someone has put in the work to grow and change… and how do they know they need to put in the work to grow and change if they don’t get canceled? Listen in for these discussions and more. ### Sources: [Getty Images statement on Black Lives Matter,](http://press.gettyimages.com/black-lives-matter/) [Rachel Cargle, ](https://rachel-cargle.com/the-great-unlearn/) [President Obama’s growth on marriage equality](https://www.cnn.com/2012/05/09/politics/obama-same-sex-marriage/index.html) -- **Want to talk about this with your friends? Use our conversation prompts to get you going:** 1. What do you fear most when speaking about race? 2. Do you ever censor yourself because you are afraid of backlash? 3. Do you think people should be credited for their evolution on an issue? If so, how should those people communicate or show that evolution? If you have evolved on a particular issue, do you fear explaining your evolution and being “canceled” for it? Why? 4. Where do you think forgiveness comes into play in our current ultra-charged times? -- 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!** Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) You can find Lenya at: Instagram - [@Lenya_ goddess_ that_bitch](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_that_bitch) You can find Alexandra at: Instagram - [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) 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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August 19, 2020

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This episode is all about Lenya Wilson’s background, parents, and journey. Alexandra asks the questions and dives into The Goddess’s history with Georgia, Australia, New York, and California, as well as The One’s Puerto Rican and Black roots, a racial struggle that preceded any Black and white divide for Lenya. Explore a bit what it's like to raise a Black child in Australia, a country with a very white centered culture. Hear more about how Lenya got into fitness, CrossFit, and powerlifting, and discover where racism is deeply ingrained where you might not expect it. Also, get the backstory for Lenya’s instagram handle, which is also That Bitch’s preferred pronouns. -- 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!** Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) You can find Lenya at: Instagram - [@Lenya_ goddess_ that_bitch](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_that_bitch) You can find Alexandra at: Instagram - [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) 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 27

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As a closer to the second season of Women Bridging the Gap, we have our first listener guest! Franziska joins Alexandra and Lenya to discuss slut shaming, sexual vs sexualized, and daily affirmations. Alex asks if “slut” is as bad or worse than “bitch”, and Lenya advocates for “slut” to be removed from the lexicon. Listen in to get all the details and consider for yourself what language is acceptable, then let us know about it on our [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) or on [our Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/). Franziska is a brand architect, integrated marketer, and author. Franziska specializes in brand development and visibility strategy for brands in entertainment, technology and wellness. Early in her career, she spent time in Detroit working in business development for some of the most notable entertainment and consumer brands in the U.S., including The UPS Store and Smithfield. Franziska believes in building strong brand identities woven in culture and is passionate about empowering the youth to achieve their dreams. Franziska is a fellow listener and reached out to be on the show and talk about slut shaming. If you have a topic you want to discuss on the show, anonymously if you like, send an email to: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Links: [Car Accidents And Cowboys blog post by Alexandra](https://alexandraditalia.tumblr.com/search/car+accidents+and+Cowboys) [Franziska’s new blog Everybody Hates LA](https://www.everybodyhatesla.com/) -- 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 ...

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Episode 12

October 21, 2020

Interview with Andrea Carbon Korsak

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