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Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller is about how women rise up, social change and the quest for equality, featuring in-depth conversations with women taking charge and leading change. Every episode offers stories, inspiration and actions you can apply to your own life. Take action with our Toolkit episodes and uncover hidden sexism with our Feminist Detective segments. From KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco and PRX. inflectionpointradio.org

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Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller is about how women rise up, social change and the quest for equality, featuring in-depth conversations with women taking charge and leading change. Every episode offers stories, inspiration and actions you can apply to your own life. Take action with our Toolkit episodes and uncover hidden sexism with our Feminist Detective segments. From KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco and PRX. inflectionpointradio.org

    "So You Want To Talk About Race" author, Ijeoma Oluo

    "So You Want To Talk About Race" author, Ijeoma Oluo

    An awkward conversation with her white mother about “good white people” inspired Ijeoma Oluo to take on the unenviable task of writing one of the most user-friendly books on race of our time: “So You Want To Talk About Race.” In plain language, Ijeoma has confronted deeply uncomfortable questions surrounding racial injustice from the school-to-prison pipeline to the Black Lives Matter movement to white feminism and intersectionality.

    In our conversation recorded in 2018, Ijeoma wakes me up to the fact that solidarity between all women cannot happen until white cis women hold themselves accountable to the ways they have benefitted from systems of oppression. Most importantly, Ijeoma offers practical, everyday actions that you can do today to help dismantle the system of racism.

    • 42 min
    Feminist Detective: The Case of Body Positivity - with Ruth Whippman

    Feminist Detective: The Case of Body Positivity - with Ruth Whippman

    Is the body positivity movement a good thing or a bad thing in the quest for equality? Ruth Whippman joins Lauren to uncover the debate.

    Support our production with a monthly or one-time donation.

    And when you’re done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions.

    • 9 min
    Women World Leaders Get it Done - "The Broad Experience" Summer Swap

    Women World Leaders Get it Done - "The Broad Experience" Summer Swap

    Women who run countries have been getting a lot of claps on the back for their leadership during this Pandemic--not only their inclusive, unifying approach but the results--lower infection rates, higher protections for health workers, better tech, greater commitment to the greater good. I have especially loved reading about the leader of New Zealand, Jacinta Ardern and her calm, decisive, empathetic “team New Zealand” approach. An approach literally a world away from what we’re seeing in Washington DC.

    In a recent episode of The Broad Experience, a podcast about women, the workplace and success, host Ashley Milne-Tyte explores how today’s successful women leaders like Jacinta Ardern can make a more permanent change for how we view women in leadership.

    As part of the Inflection Point summer swap series, here’s that The Broad Experience episode.

    • 30 min
    Cecile Richards and Reshma Saujani - "Brave Not Perfect" Summer Swap Episode

    Cecile Richards and Reshma Saujani - "Brave Not Perfect" Summer Swap Episode

    Welcome to the Inflection Point Summer Swap Series, where we share other great female-led podcasts.

    This week features an episode of Brave Not Perfect with author, Ted speaker, Girls Who Code founder, and podcast host (and a previous guest of mine) Reshma Saujani.

    Reshma sits down with one of her personal heroes, Cecile Richards, for a compelling conversation about women's political power in this episode of Brave, Not Perfect. Cecile opens up about the bravery of stepping down as head of Planned Parenthood, co-founding Supermajority to empower women, and making lasting change in a system that was set up to keep women out. The pair also discuss the power women have in the upcoming 2020 elections, finding joy through changing the world, and self-care.

    Plus, Reshma answers the questions you've been sending in at the end of her show. You can tell Reshma your Brave, Not Perfect story or ask her a question by calling 347-76-BRAVE or sending an email to bravenotperfect@girlswhocode.com. Plus, you can follow her on twitter and instagram @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l

    Supermajority: https://supermajority.com/

    Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead (book): https://bit.ly/34esaOx

    Follow Cecile on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CecileRichards

    Follow Cecile on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2XaDslr

    • 41 min
    A Conversation To Do the Dishes By - Eve Rodsky, author of "Fair Play" returns!

    A Conversation To Do the Dishes By - Eve Rodsky, author of "Fair Play" returns!

    Could the Covid-19 pandemic be the inflection point that marks the end of the gendered division of labor at home? Now that we are all tethered to our homes, you may be doing more laundry,
    dishes, cooking, cleaning (did I say dishes?), nose wiping, bottom wiping and emotionally tending to your kids and teens. So it seems super timely for us to talk to the woman who has emerged as a leader in the movement to end the gendered division of labor at home and how to divvy up that labor as equitably as possible.

    Eve Rodsky has spent almost a decade surveying women and men about who does what at home to understand how and why we divide up labor along gender lines--and how to shift it--she’s talked with Economists, Psychologists, Historians, Neurologists and more.

    And she wrote a book that details exactly how to divide and conquer with your partner, the unending duties at home. It’s called "Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution For When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life
    to Live)".

    If you’ve been listening to Inflection Point, you may have also caught my conversation with Eve at INFORUM last year. I wanted to hear how her system is working in the Covid-19 world.

    We spoke live (on Zoom, of course) for The Battery in San Francisco about how to make changes that are a win for everyone in your home and in society.

    • 51 min
    How To Get Through The Worst, Together--Dr Kelsey Crowe

    How To Get Through The Worst, Together--Dr Kelsey Crowe

    I think we can all agree, it’s been a rough spring with COVID-19 taking over our lives. You may know someone who’s sick, or who’s lost a loved one or their livelihood, or any number of awful things. But as this all goes down, we don’t always know what to say, or do, for someone who’s hurting, let alone asking for the help we might need ourselves. My guest Kelsey Crowe wrote a book, “There is No Good Card For This. What to Say and Do When Life is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to the People You Love” and founded a whole community called Help Each Other Out, to help us help each other. We spoke in 2017 and I thought we could all use a bit of what she calls “whiskey for the wounded.”

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    And when you’re done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions.

    • 50 min

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