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As women, we have the power of influence - whether through parenting, chatting in our social circles, voting, building and supporting consciously-run businesses, or simply listening to a different person's experience of the world.

Two wickedly smart, funny, compassionate, visionary women, Sara and Misasha, want to help move the needle with conversations around race, identity, happiness and more. Join the community, as we look through different lenses like law and history, life coaching and positive psychology, to engage in uncomfortable conversations that will make change.

Dear White Women Sara and Misasha

    • Politics
    • 4.8, 71 Ratings

As women, we have the power of influence - whether through parenting, chatting in our social circles, voting, building and supporting consciously-run businesses, or simply listening to a different person's experience of the world.

Two wickedly smart, funny, compassionate, visionary women, Sara and Misasha, want to help move the needle with conversations around race, identity, happiness and more. Join the community, as we look through different lenses like law and history, life coaching and positive psychology, to engage in uncomfortable conversations that will make change.

    Going Back to School During COVID

    Going Back to School During COVID

    Parents, we are right there with you with the stress, uncertainty, and fear about how this next school year is going to look. Teachers and administrators, we know you are doing your best. But what should we be thinking about when we look at the fall with regard to our own families, as well as our communities as a whole?

    Today we riff. 

    And we bring you, at the end, a special bonus - a meditation by Lisa Guyman to bring you peace, calm, a sense of healing and insight.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    What If We Radically Shift How We Think About Education? A Conversation with Colin Seale

    What If We Radically Shift How We Think About Education? A Conversation with Colin Seale

    We can’t help think about how the educational inequality that was already in place is being further exacerbated by the effects of COVID-19.

    We bring you a conversation with Colin Seale, whose biggest mission centers around providing equal access to critical thinking skills by working with teachers, administrators, and parents alike.  Hear how every single one of us can make a difference, and how educational opportunities are so intricately linked to racial justice.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Exceptionalism and Educational Inequality with Caylin Moore

    Exceptionalism and Educational Inequality with Caylin Moore

    Today we bring to you a conversation with an exceptional young man, Caylin Moore, who went from growing up in Compton, CA to being a Rhodes scholar on his way to earning a Ph.D. from Stanford so he can be a college professor and continue to focus on educating himself and others. 

    We learned SO MUCH from his experiences moving from a predominantly White area to one where going to and coming from school was an issue of physical safety, and how he made it back out. Listen in!

    • 47 min
    Ask Me Anything: Including, Why Are You Called the Dear White Women Podcast?

    Ask Me Anything: Including, Why Are You Called the Dear White Women Podcast?

    Since the influx of new listenership and followers ever since that awful weekend when Amy Cooper was exposed and George Floyd was murdered, we wanted to take this opportunity to re-introduce ourselves.

    We are Sara & Misasha, co-hosts of the podcast Dear White Women - where we aim to make it easy to enter uncomfortable conversations about racial and social justice. 

    Huge thank you to humorist Debbie Scheer for taking the time to ask us all the questions on this episode! 

    • 46 min
    If/When/How: Because Reproductive Justice is Racial Justice

    If/When/How: Because Reproductive Justice is Racial Justice

    When we think about abortion, we tend to imagine Planned Parenthood and/or providers who offer women’s healthcare in their doctor’s offices.  We don’t really think about people who are choosing to self-manage the termination of their pregnancy.  

    We speak with Mariko Miki, who is Managing Director and General Counsel at If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, where she oversees the organization’s programs, people, and policies.

    Listen in to learn how reproductive justice is racial

    • 41 min
    How the U.S. Police System Has Failed Black People From Inception

    How the U.S. Police System Has Failed Black People From Inception

    We’ve been hearing a LOT about #DefundThePolice, which doesn’t mean exactly what it sounds like; we’re not here at this point to argue the pros or cons of defunding the police, but what we love to do is to unpack the why behind things, the history of things, so we can better understand what is really happening right NOW.

    Today we’re looking at a big historical question that’s central to this whole argument about the police. So what is the truth behind why police were formed in the US? Glad you

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

kmeeyung ,

Empowering and real

My mentor and colleague in my school district I work in, recommended your podcast. Thank you for being honest and direct when needed when you talk about the experiences you’ve gone through. As a woc and transracial adoptee, I find your show very validating.

I also appreciate the underlying messages of how we non-black POC can work harder at unpacking our privileges and how we can show up more for black communities. It makes me happy to see that there are people like yourselves in the AAPI community who are working to support and center the voices of black communities.

Before I wrap up my review, I really value the episode that talks about running in the U.S for black folks and non-black pocs. I love soccer and running but have not done the latter because of feeling unsafe (especially wearing a mask). Thank you for specifically highlighting how “public spaces” are not safe for all and are highly racialized/gendered/etc. And how folks navigate this on a daily basis by how they “perform” their race by choosing what they wear, when to run (or not), have a safety network just in case. I feel that not everyone understands the extent to which people take to make themselves safe in this country. I feel more validated and empowered after listening to your show! Thank you.

PEPRooook ,

Bravo!

I love listening to these fascinating and important topics. I look forward to catching up on all podcasts!

Bridge Builder 5280 ,

THE BEST

This podcast recently won a Colorado Podcast Award, and this team truly deserves it. INCREDIBLE WORK, important discussions. Tell all your friends!

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