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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 101 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.

    Minimalism Is Liberation, with the Afrominimalist

    Minimalism Is Liberation, with the Afrominimalist

    Today we interview Christine Platt, who is also known as the Afrominimalist. And in preparation, ask yourself: what is a minimalist space? Once you’ve got that vision, the next question is: whose aesthetic is this? After you listen to this episode, we challenge you to tell five people about this episode - and then start examining how minimalism can be liberation in YOUR life and other ways to view minimalism that aren’t part of the mainstream narrative. And then go and buy her book, The Afrominimalist.

    • 48 min
    It’s Time to NOT Watch the Olympics

    It’s Time to NOT Watch the Olympics

    What we DON'T love about the Olympics this year (besides holding it during a global pandemic) is how Black athletes, and in particular, Black female athletes, have been treated even prior to a single Olympic event happening (and, at the time that we recorded this, it’s still unsure how and if events will happen as planned). We’re breaking down that disparate treatment in today’s episode, along with our thoughts about how best to show your support (the title is probably a spoiler alert there).

    • 22 min
    We Can Do Hard Things, with The Opt-In (Part II)

    We Can Do Hard Things, with The Opt-In (Part II)

    We’re back with Part 2 of our fabulous conversation with Kelly and Aurora of The Opt-In to look at all different forms of activism, ways to think about where we’ve collectively been and where we are in this realm, and suggestions for courses and people to look at. And fundamentally the message is: we can do hard things. This isn’t even one of the hardest things we’ll do in our lives, but it may be what has the most lasting impact - not only for ourselves but for our kids. 

    • 27 min
    Cross-Racial Friendships with The Opt-In (Part I)

    Cross-Racial Friendships with The Opt-In (Part I)

    Today we’re excited to have Kelly and Aurora from The Opt-In, two of our very favorites, to discuss community, cross-racial friendships, and so much more. What we love about these women is that they are real - real about the good parts of their friendships and identities, and also the tough parts. And because we loved them so much, we split our conversation with them into two parts. Part I is this episode. Part II - well, you’ll have to stay tuned!

    • 34 min
    Being Brave+Kind With Bunnie Hilliard

    Being Brave+Kind With Bunnie Hilliard

    Today we have Bunnie Hilliard, the owner of an Atlanta-based bookstore called Brave+Kind, on the podcast.  She talks about her move from corporate America to opening Brave+Kind, the intentionality that comes into all of her decisions about the physical space of her store as well as how that showed up online during the pandemic, and what she’d like us all to know about children’s books and how we can take those conversations into our own homes, and have our buying patterns reflect what we truly believe

    • 45 min
    Coffee and Community with Nirvana Soul

    Coffee and Community with Nirvana Soul

    Today we talk to the women behind Nirvana Soul. It isn’t only about providing amazing coffee to the people of San Jose, California - it’s about creating community through shared spaces, carefully curated art, and so much more. Be’Anka and Jeronica opened their doors during a pandemic, but in so doing they brought community to their own community - and that’s priceless. We need each other right now more than ever.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Shagovac ,

Smart, thoughtful, educational, amazing!

Love these ladies and all the smackdown they bring to my life. Just as soon as I think I have it all figured out, they teach me something new!! Thank you ladies! Killin it!

uplandn ,

A must-listen!

Relevant, honest, direct, important!!!

DenverGMan ,

Fresh and timely insight!

This podcast will quickly become one of your favorites! Sara is such an intelligent, poised and discerning and her questions and comments. She is able to really go deep and bring even more juice to the fascinating conversations. Her cohost is in a mixed marriage and has firsthand stories to tell about racism as she experiences it. Fresh and timely Dear White Women always has something beautiful to say in hopes of bringing humanity a little closer together.

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