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Call Your Sister is a podcast for related and unrelated sisters or CYS everywhere co-hosted by Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson. Every week, Alex and Astrid call each other to discuss the complexities of motherhood, sisterhood, identity struggles, dating as a single mother, sex and much more. We’re real Latinx sisters who are fiercely opinionated, and not afraid to realtalk each other about everything from (men)strual cycles and body shaming to the Platanos versus Yuccas debates and current identity life drama. We highlight women who are both trying to keep it together and got it all figured out. We also care deeply about the lived experiences of BIPOC and Lantinx women who are just trying to get through the week. We’re here for every facet of women’s humanity because we are a community, a nation of CYS everywhere.

Call Your Sister Astrid and Alexandra

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Call Your Sister is a podcast for related and unrelated sisters or CYS everywhere co-hosted by Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson. Every week, Alex and Astrid call each other to discuss the complexities of motherhood, sisterhood, identity struggles, dating as a single mother, sex and much more. We’re real Latinx sisters who are fiercely opinionated, and not afraid to realtalk each other about everything from (men)strual cycles and body shaming to the Platanos versus Yuccas debates and current identity life drama. We highlight women who are both trying to keep it together and got it all figured out. We also care deeply about the lived experiences of BIPOC and Lantinx women who are just trying to get through the week. We’re here for every facet of women’s humanity because we are a community, a nation of CYS everywhere.

    Have you noticed the decline in EQ?

    Have you noticed the decline in EQ?

    In this episode sisters, Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson, discuss the top five characteristics of emotional intelligence and how the pandemic has caused a decline in social skills. Many of us have been noticing the over stimulation while in the office. We find the noise, small talk, and even the clock ticking as a distraction. This all has to deal with a decline in our social skills.

    It is only natural that after two years of socialization reduced to a mute button and a screen that most of us forgot to hold the door for each other as a sign of courtesy. Many have been watching the news of the Buffalo, NY racial hate crime to the Texas recent elementary school shooting while clinching our teeth. It is seriously scary out there. However, we can peel back the layers and discover underneath it all--an overlooked mental health condition. As sisters wrap up mental health awareness month, check out different ways you can raise your emotional intelligence. Being more emotionally intelligent helps us all become more aware of our emotions and foster more meaningful relationships with others. We cannot save or change everyone, but we can save each other some pain.

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    Twitter: @CYS_Pod
    Email: cysnation@gmail.com

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    • 48 min
    And we're back!

    And we're back!

    After a couple of weeks of overcoming colds, company trips/engagements, and just life turning sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson into  anti-social bums, they decided to come back for a little catch-up. As many are aware, Kevin Samuels passing along with more pressing matters like the supreme court voting on the case of Roe vs. Wade implications on women's bodies.

    While Kevin Samuels suggested that women who were over an 8 were the only women capable of catching a six-figure income earning man, he failed to highlight once again, that women bodies continue to be mans favorite topic of choice. Hence in the Roe vs. Wade leaning towards banning abortions claiming it is the "Christian" thing to do. While sisters do not necessarily believe in abortions they do believe that it should remain a woman's choice to have or not have children. Kevin Samuels passing is unfortunate. Sadly the women who he spoke about in a degrading manor, are neither moved nor concerned with his passing. That is something many are still unable to grapple with. So sisters simply say listen to your emotions and attend to them the best way you know how. Only you know what either of these important topics mean to you and strongly suggest you exercise your rights.

    Don’t forget to follow us on our social media accounts:
    https://www.callyoursisterpodcast.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cys_podcast
    Facebook: Call Your Sister Podcast
    Twitter: @CYS_Pod
    Email: cysnation@gmail.com

    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cyspodcast)
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Sister to Sister: What makes you feel safe?

    Sister to Sister: What makes you feel safe?

    In this episode Astrid Ferguson and Alexandra Hodge circle back on childhood memories and define what feels safe in relationship. Astrid the older sister identifies loyalty and integrity as one of her core values. It is such a high value for her that when others don't reciprocate the gesture she begins to withdraw. Have you listener, ever felt like this?

    Alexandra identifies the need for safety and transparency. No one likes to be left in the dark but if it plays on the persons insecurities that person should ask themselves if that is a person worth keeping. As individuals sisters Astrid and Alex have found, that surrounding yourself with people that bring out the best in you is the best remedy. So listen to the humor and the deep introspective conversations involving relationships, blended families, and navigating the workplace post pandemic. Like what are we wearing does anyone know?

    Don’t forget to follow us on our social media accounts:
    https://www.callyoursisterpodcast.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cys_podcast
    Facebook: Call Your Sister Podcast
    Twitter: @CYS_Pod
    Email: cysnation@gmail.com

    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cyspodcast)
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    • 59 min
    Are you competing or co-parenting?

    Are you competing or co-parenting?

    In this episode sisters Alexandra hodge and Astrid Ferguson decide to weigh in on a clip from a fellow podcast that went viral. The aries and scorpio podcast shared a clip about a guest that stated "She would rather die on the side of the road than call her daughters father." Naturally, Alex and Astrid decided to share some of their own struggles with co-parenting and learn when to put egos aside for the best interest of their sons.

    Parenting is not easy for any parent. Hence, Alex shares the added layer of raising a an autistic child to the complexities and it makes it that much harder. Single moms are overwhelmed and should not have to do it all. The same can be said about single fathers. Although they are not highlighted as often. Co-parenting is harder to do when two parents are constantly competing and expectations on who should be doing what for the child exist. Ideally, both parents should be contributing to raise a child in a positive environment (in the same or different households). Even if both parents don't get along co-parenting can be achieved if the best interest of the child is prioritized.

    So listen and let us know what is getting in the way of your co-parenting.?

    Don’t forget to follow us on our social media accounts:
    https://www.callyoursisterpodcast.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cys_podcast
    Facebook: Call Your Sister Podcast
    Twitter: @CYS_Pod
    Email: cysnation@gmail.com
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cyspodcast)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    How to deal with Grief

    How to deal with Grief

    In this episode sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson discuss withdrawing from grief and it's after affects. It is not secret that grief has been the center at the demise of many of the characters we have witnessed in both real life and in our favorite stories (Bridgerton, Encanto, and even the Yeezy Netflix series to name a few). Grief is a tragic emotion most of us have or will experience in many different forms.

    However, why is it so much easier to drown grief with responsibilities, accomplishments and accolades? Most of us have probably been told that emotions are a sign of weakness. So in this episode Astrid Ferguson shares her experience with grief when she lost her father the same year she had her first born son. A candid conversation only two sisters can share.

    So please listen along and ask yourselves how do you deal with grief? How does this coping mechanism work for you?

    Don’t forget to follow us on our social media accounts:
    https://www.callyoursisterpodcast.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cys_podcast
    Facebook: Call Your Sister Podcast
    Twitter: @CYS_Pod
    Email: cysnation@gmail.com
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cyspodcast)
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cyspodcast)

    • 42 min
    How do you define diversity and inclusion?

    How do you define diversity and inclusion?

    In this episode Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson discuss diversity and inclusion in the workplace, biases they didn’t realize they had, and the brown eye blue eye experiment by Jane Elliot. Most people think of diversity and inclusion as one of the same but in reality they are separate. In the workplace the main thing that is missing and spent the least amount of time is in, is training. Alexandra who worked in HR many years, particularly in the training department, shares how costly hiring a new person can easily become and human capital being the prime investment for organizations not fully utilized.

    Sisters Alexandra and Astrid challenge you to discover your own biases while also discovering the level of engagement provided by your organization for people of color. Hiring people of color just to meet a quota is not conducive and is the antiquated way of looking at diversity and inclusion. Listen to Astrid share what she has learned within the first week of courses of her certification in diversity and inclusion.

    Don’t forget to follow us on our social media accounts:
    https://www.callyoursisterpodcast.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cys_podcast
    Facebook: Call Your Sister Podcast
    Twitter: @CYS_Pod
    Email: cysnation@gmail.com
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cyspodcast)

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

FemPower_Mandi ,

Love it !!

Love the realness of Astrid and Alex! Great podcast and fun listen!

Zee Najarian ,

You’ll laugh every single time!

What a great podcast! The Astrid and Alex are hilarious, down to earth a d not afraid to tell it like it is. This will hands down be your go to podcast when you wana call your sister!

notimpressed_gal ,

Great Podcast!

Great content!

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