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It's hard being a woman in the 21st Century. Hard to be heard, hard to be seen and hard to be treated equally. It's even harder to do it all backwards and in high heels. Each Wednesday, join L. Renee', 4x published author, Creator of #DemWords column on DemWritePress and longtime community activist, joined by her co-host, Jenny Gattone, Published Author and former staff writer on the web series "Southern Dish," each Wed at 12pm EST. This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

BackWards & In High Heels, The Podcast Backwards & In High Heels

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It's hard being a woman in the 21st Century. Hard to be heard, hard to be seen and hard to be treated equally. It's even harder to do it all backwards and in high heels. Each Wednesday, join L. Renee', 4x published author, Creator of #DemWords column on DemWritePress and longtime community activist, joined by her co-host, Jenny Gattone, Published Author and former staff writer on the web series "Southern Dish," each Wed at 12pm EST. This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Backwards & In High Heels, the Podcast Interviews Richard Ojeda with special Guest April Edwards

    Backwards & In High Heels, the Podcast Interviews Richard Ojeda with special Guest April Edwards

    Retired US Army, former State Senator who’s Bill in his first session made WV the 29th state to become legal for medical cannabis.  As a congressional candidate was no#1 out of all 435 Congressional races in turning red votes blue.  Married to Kelly Ojeda and currently has two children in college.  Follow him on Twitter @VoteforOjeda2020 and stay tuned for what this true American Hero and patriot has in store for this country next.  






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    James Mackler for U.S. Senate in Tennessee talks Fresh New Change and a Life of Servitude with Backwards & In High Heels, The Podcast

    James Mackler for U.S. Senate in Tennessee talks Fresh New Change and a Life of Servitude with Backwards & In High Heels, The Podcast

    James Mackler closed his law practice to join the U.S. Army after 9/11. He earned an age waiver, learned to fly a Black Hawk helicopter, and did that in Iraq where he received an Air Medal and a Combat Action Badge. James later became an Army prosecutor serving in the JAG Corps. He left active duty in 2011 and continues to serve in the Tennessee Air National Guard. Today, James is running for Tennessee’s open U.S. Senate seat for the same reasons he joined the army after 9/11 – he sees our country in crisis, and he needs to do more to serve.

    Volunteer with James' campaign by sending an email to vols@jamesmackler.com or sign up on the website:  https://www.jamesmackler.com/action/

    You can also contribute to James' campaign regardless of state and help flip this country Blue!  

    #DemCastTN  #DemCast  #BIHHeels 


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    James Dawkins talks Running for NC17, L. Renee' Loses Her S**T and Much More on This Week's Episode of BIHH, The Podcast!

    James Dawkins talks Running for NC17, L. Renee' Loses Her S**T and Much More on This Week's Episode of BIHH, The Podcast!

    Today we are speaking with James Dawkins. – a 34-year-old, single, in a relationship, it’s complicated, hilariously funny lifestyler, who has lived in Brunswick County for over 20 years. Before setting his roots down in North Carolina, James traveled a lot in his earlier years, due to his father’s demanding profession in the cable TV industry.  He lived in TX, MS, AL, GA, and finally, North Carolina – where James lays his head and feels most at home.

    No stranger to struggle, James has seen some of the most impoverished and underprivileged communities in the country, one of which – Meridian, MS – he called home for a time.  Now running for NC17 House District, it thrills us to have James on the show as a follow up to his written interview with L. Renee' last month, and we wanted to give James an opportunity to answer those questions in more detail, and maybe expand on some topics that might have been hindered by a written piece.

    L. Renee', of course, goes "off script" in response to James' answer before the break and the second half is sure to make you ask...who's cutting the onions in here?

    Support James at dawkins4nc.com and be sure to follow him on Twitter @dawkins2020! 

    Watch James levitate: https://twitter.com/dawkins2020/status/1175930535383896064

    Check out his Reddit Marathon, answering constituent questions here:  https://old.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/d2vce0/im_james_dawkins_running_for_the_nc_house/

    And of course, be sure to check out the written interview L. Renee' did with James on behalf of DemCast USA.  

    https://demcastusa.com/2019/09/18/james-dawkins-a-candidate-for-the-people-north-carolina-hd-17/


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    DemCast: Grassroots Media For the People...By The People. A Talk with DemCast Leadership and BIHH

    DemCast: Grassroots Media For the People...By The People. A Talk with DemCast Leadership and BIHH

    Good afternoon everyone! Welcome to this week's episode of Backwards & In High Heels, The Podcast.  We are rounding out the month of September with Digital Activism, and in particular, the new movement that is known as DemCast.  On our last show, we talked with Nick Knudsen the creative behind DemCast and today we are joined by two integral staff members.  Kelly Pollock, Director of Content and Lori Coleman, Director of Digital Strategy.

    Kelly - Born on the 4th of July, Kelly has always been a firecracker, leading a revolution of girls sitting at the boys’ lunch table in 2nd grade and founding Young Independents in high school. Since earning her Masters, Kelly has spent the past 15 years as a university administrator. In the fall of 2017, Kelly co-created the Two Broads Talking Politics Podcast with her friend Sophy. As producer and co-host, Kelly quickly built the podcast into a nationally recognized interview show, featuring Democratic candidates, activists, and authors around the country. She lives in Chicago with her husband & two sons.

    Lori - a proven record of teaching activists to mobilize their collective advocacy to support the fundamentals of Democracy. Lori has over 30 years of experience as a healthcare provider and advocate, with an emphasis on adult education and management of diverse teams in multi-site locations. She resides in Tennessee with her husband and 2 children.

    Please visit www.demcastusa.com and click on Join Us to sign up to join this digital grassroots movement!  #DemCast 


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    Nick Knudsen with DemCast talks about the launch of the new Grassroots Digital Media Site: Backwards & In High Heels, The Podcast

    Nick Knudsen with DemCast talks about the launch of the new Grassroots Digital Media Site: Backwards & In High Heels, The Podcast

    Nick is a Portland, Oregon-based writer, activist and troublemaker (#GoodTrouble). He worked as a grassroots digital organizer during the 2018 midterm cycle and is creator and editor of the activist site DemWritePress. With a Masters in Policy and 15-year background in non-profit management, program administration, coalition-building & resource development, Nick is proud and ready to lead the DemCast movement. He believes strongly in the importance of civic engagement & collective impact. @DemWrite on Twitter.

    DemCast is a growing team of grassroots activists, writers, artists & thinkers. We’re building this initiative so that anyone can find a way to meaningfully plug in. To find out how you can join this movement, join us next week on BIHH, The Podcast. In the meantime,  you can learn about the amazing team that is leading the way. Visit www.demcastusa.com.

    Sign up to partner, volunteer or even donate! 

    DEMCAST IS A COLLABORATIVE, NOT-FOR-PROFIT CONTENT DEVELOPMENT & AMPLIFICATION NETWORK. IT’S THE 21ST CENTURY SOLUTION WE NEED RIGHT NOW.


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    Narcissism Disorder Discussion with Sam Ray, Author of "Are All Americans Stupid?" - This Ep. of BackWards & In High Heels

    Narcissism Disorder Discussion with Sam Ray, Author of "Are All Americans Stupid?" - This Ep. of BackWards & In High Heels

     In the 2000s Sam found out a very good friend needed rescuing from a bully so he spent 2+ years full-time studying Cluster B mental disorders to help defeat the sociopath. After, he discovered that he had accidentally became an expert on the subject and types of abuse incurred by so many victims like his friend.   After his friend was rescued, he started a lifetime project book to explain America to his European friends and also explain so many unanswered questions about American politics, business, failing institutions etc.   

    His book is the happy result of merging America's issues with psychology and is an updated version & homage to Thomas Paine's "Common Sense", de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America", Mark Twain's "Gilded Age", Machiavelli's "The Prince" & further explains Orwell's 1984. Most other books about America explain the "who", "when" & "where" but this book answers the WHY & HOW stupidity, greed, authoritarianism, lies, evil & Trumpism all come from the same source.  What makes his perspective fairly unique is he observes the behaviors from the outside but still very close-up and since he’s not in the psych profession, he is more free to say things people in the profession can’t or won’t say. 

    Link to Book on Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Are-All-Americans-Stupid-Authoritarianism-ebook/dp/B07HNQYCNY/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=are+all+americans+stupid&qid=1565765349&s=books&sr=1-2




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