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i've had this saying: if the sun can manage to get up each day, so can you.

in a society that evidently is failing us, there are a lot of dishonest and unauthentic opinions going around. in my last year of higher education (at least for a while) i wanted to take on the challenge of creating conversations that actual people want to hear -- by actual people. the year 2020 is one that i have a lot of hope for; but that hope relies on honest and authentic information. join me, as i spend the year 2020 in search of that.

waking up with ray Ray Wallace

    • Government

i've had this saying: if the sun can manage to get up each day, so can you.

in a society that evidently is failing us, there are a lot of dishonest and unauthentic opinions going around. in my last year of higher education (at least for a while) i wanted to take on the challenge of creating conversations that actual people want to hear -- by actual people. the year 2020 is one that i have a lot of hope for; but that hope relies on honest and authentic information. join me, as i spend the year 2020 in search of that.

    Sex Education, Is Education.

    Sex Education, Is Education.

    In the fourth episode of Waking Up With Ray, we tackle some topics that school administrations are scared to talk about. Does separating kids by their gender make sense? Is it okay to not teach them about all sex organs? Why don't we teach sex education, like the science that it is? Is it fair that people's understanding or lack of, have been the ones writing the curriculum? Is it appropriate to take away education on something our society runs on? sex, money, power, greed? Tune in to hear Shelby Reaves and I's conversation on it all.


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    • 36 min
    Slut Shaming Culture

    Slut Shaming Culture

    it was may 2018, Corrie asked me to take her senior pictures, and to also highlight how she got through school. yes, as a stripper. Corrie and i talk about how schools, places of employment, and society have deemed women responsible for men’s behavior, a narrative also perpetrated by women. it was on us as young women to solve the issue of assault by cover-up and downplaying our beauty. because boys will be boys. in a world that hyper sexualizes young girls in a means of taking away power, it’s no wonder we decide to discredit women who choose to own that power. Corrie tells me about all the jobs in which she was assaulted and told to deal with it — and how now stepping into a club, she knows the rules are hers. tune in to this episode of #WakingUpWithRay to learn about Corrie's journey with reclaiming her body, empowerment, and beauty, in a world that was constantly trying to claim that as its own.

    • 38 min
    Sexual Health Is The Solution

    Sexual Health Is The Solution

    On this episode of Waking Up With Ray, I was lucky enough to interview Mariah Clark. A community leader when it comes to sexual health. I have had many experiences with her within the state of Oregon as well as lobbying in D.C. together. In this episode, we talk about the taboo's of abortion care, women's health, and all the ways in which someone can get involved within their local community. Mariah and I are strictly speaking to our experience within this work and if you are more curious I would suggest communicating with a medical professional or seeking other sources. I would be more than happy to extend some of those resources.

    • 48 min
    2020's Here - Now What?

    2020's Here - Now What?

    In this first episode, I had the opportunity to interview Alison Gash -- the most badass professor at the University of Oregon. In the wake of the Trump era, I had little to no hope of continuing a career in political science. Alison and I talk about the very real anxieties we've had in part to the failure of checks and balances. 


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    • 36 min
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