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Get ready to leave perfect behind. Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, has run for office twice and failed. But exercising her bravery muscle led her to create a nonprofit that's reached 300,000 girls with its computer education programs and message of sisterhood. Join Reshma on her mission to show that being brave, not perfect, is the secret to changing the world.

The award-winning Brave, Not Perfect podcast, based on Reshma's internationally bestselling book, brings you interviews with changemakers with one thing in common. They decided it was better to be brave, not perfect.

Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani Reshma Saujani/Girls Who Code

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4, 131 Ratings

Get ready to leave perfect behind. Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, has run for office twice and failed. But exercising her bravery muscle led her to create a nonprofit that's reached 300,000 girls with its computer education programs and message of sisterhood. Join Reshma on her mission to show that being brave, not perfect, is the secret to changing the world.

The award-winning Brave, Not Perfect podcast, based on Reshma's internationally bestselling book, brings you interviews with changemakers with one thing in common. They decided it was better to be brave, not perfect.

    How Isha Clarke is Organizing Youth for Climate Justice - Episode Swap with Inflection Point

    How Isha Clarke is Organizing Youth for Climate Justice - Episode Swap with Inflection Point

    Brave, Not Perfect is sharing an episode from Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller this week highlighting a young climate activist fighting to save our planet.

    Isha Clarke is an activist with Youth vs Apocalypse. You may know her from a viral video where she asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to move the Green New Deal forward; she helped organize the youth Climate Strike in San Francisco that attracted 30,000 students, during the international "week of action" when Greta Thurnberg sailed to America. She is a high school student working every day to reverse the climate crisis because as she says..." we have this power and responsibility to make this radical change. And I hope that everyone listening will get involved and know that they have the power to do something."

    Listen and subscribe to Inflection Point: https://apple.co/38I6dK9
    Follow Inflection Point on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2NZmArV

    Read the transcript for the interview: https://bit.ly/2Z1DEDW

    Learn more about Youth vs. Apocalypse: http://youthvsapocalypse.org/
    Follow Youth vs Apocalypse on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3iDjk3u


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    • 25 min
    Rising Together Through Sisterhood (ft. Bozoma Saint John)

    Rising Together Through Sisterhood (ft. Bozoma Saint John)

    We can all rise higher by lifting each other up and developing relationships where we invest in and support one another. This week, Reshma talks with Bozoma Saint John about the importance of sisterhood. The two discuss important moments when sisterhood supported them, how the values of sisterhood are being used to signal boost the voices of Black women during this critical moment, and making space for themselves as women of color. This conversation is part of a speaker series for the Girl Who Code Summer Immersion Program.

    Bozoma's Twitter: https://twitter.com/badassboz
    Bozoma's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/badassboz/?hl=en
    NowThis feature of the conversation: https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1275421600062615552?s=20


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    • 39 min
    Getting Brave About Anti-Racist Parenting (ft. Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs)

    Getting Brave About Anti-Racist Parenting (ft. Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs)

    What does it mean to be an anti-racist parent? And what can we do to teach our kids to commit to the fight against systematic racism? Reshma sits down with activist and fashion entrepreneur Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs to talk about committing to bringing anti-racist practices into our homes and teaching them to the next generation.

    Support the Black Lives Matter movement: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/, https://blacklivesmatter.com/

    Tabitha's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tabithastb

    Tabitha's Twitter: https://twitter.com/tabithastb

    Women's March Defund the Police Resources: https://womensmarch.com/defundpolice

    Tabitha's "From Christian Cooper to George Floyd: A Letter to White Parents" in Romper: https://www.romper.com/p/from-christian-cooper-to-george-floyd-a-letter-to-white-parents-22940751




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    • 35 min
    Falling In Love With Yourself (ft. Keah Brown)

    Falling In Love With Yourself (ft. Keah Brown)

    Loving ourselves when the world tells us to hate so many parts of ourselves is a radical act. In this episode, Reshma sits down with writer and disability advocate Keah Brown to discuss her journey to falling in love with herself. Keah, author of The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me, opens up about creating the #DisabledAndCute hashtag, learning to love parts of herself through pop culture, and being a bi icon.

    The Pretty One: https://keahbrown.com/pretty-one/
    Read More of Keah's work: https://keahbrown.com/
    Keah's Twitter: https://bit.ly/2yTfpOf
    Keah's Instagram: https://bit.ly/2AwMe44


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    • 31 min
    Putting Yourself First (ft. Jameela Jamil)

    Putting Yourself First (ft. Jameela Jamil)

    It's time to let go of shame and put yourself first. In this episode, Reshma sits down with actor and activist Jameela Jamil for a conversation about the movement against shame, setting boundaries to protect yourself, and the power of sharing your story with the world. 

    Content Notice: In this episode Jameela mentions recovering from an eating disorder and attempting suicide. For support, you can call the National Eating Disorders Association Helping at (800) 931-2237 Monday-Thursday from 11AM to 9PM ET, and Friday from 11AM to 5PM ET. You can also text the crisis text line at 24/7 at 741-741.

    I Weigh with Jameela Jamil: https://apple.co/2LyrJG5
    Jameela's Twitter: https://bit.ly/3dWCJtp
    Jameela's Instagram: https://bit.ly/3dOMwkP
    I Weigh Website: https://iweighcommunity.com/
    I Weigh Instagram: https://bit.ly/2WYiuUX


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    • 29 min
    Getting Brave with The Twitter Rabbi (ft. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg)

    Getting Brave with The Twitter Rabbi (ft. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg)

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    In this episode, Reshma has a conversation with Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg  about what it means to be a spiritual leader on the internet, what poop  has to do with faith, and fighting back against sexism that's entrenched  in so many religious traditions. :

    Plus,  Reshma answers the questions you've been sending in at the end of the  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. Follow Reshma on Twitter and Instagram under @ReshmaSaujani or join the Brave, Not Perfect Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2t5p41l


    Check out Rabbi Danya's books: https://danyaruttenberg.net/books
    Check out Rabbi Danya's books: https://danyaruttenberg.net/books


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

1234icey ,

Very Brave

I’m a Mother, Grandma, and Wife Reshma You’re interviews are so inspiring meaningful so enjoying listening and still listening I have to share with My Daughters and My Mother and Aunts , Family, Friends Bless You Always now still listening

easydreamer65 ,

It's Okay

Not perfect is right, but fine for listening in the car.

Becky5thgrade ,

Awesome, inspiring listens

I look forward to a weekly long walk with my dog so I can listen to Reshma uninterrupted. I always feel inspired after listening to her and the amazing people she interviews. As a teacher and co-leader of a girls’ leadership after school program, I often find myself drawing from her wisdom.

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