23 episodes

The Activist Hustle, a podcast by and for Millennials and Gen-Zs about what it means to be an activist. Each episode, we interview an activist hustling to break the mold, change the rules and bring positive change to our world. We'll hear about their triumphs and their failures, and figure out to implement that we learn from their experiences.

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The Activist Hustle, a podcast by and for Millennials and Gen-Zs about what it means to be an activist. Each episode, we interview an activist hustling to break the mold, change the rules and bring positive change to our world. We'll hear about their triumphs and their failures, and figure out to implement that we learn from their experiences.

    Episode 9: Friendship, storytelling, and can you really just do it?

    Episode 9: Friendship, storytelling, and can you really just do it?

    This month, we are sharing the conversation we had with the co-founders of We, Ceremony back in the spring. The network of women of color that is We, Ceremony grew from Iliana Panameño and Mu-Chieh Yun's friendship, and their desire to share positive and beautiful stories of women of color, including their own. Listen as they do just that with Lina and Rachel, and hear how they inspired us to be more intentional with holding digital space and the sacred power of storytelling. 

    Visit their website and instagram page (@weceremony) to learn more about their work. Read their interview with the founders of Women of Color in Solidarity here, where they discuss the use of the word "activist" as Iliana mentions. 

    • 55 min
    Episode 8: Disparities in the Medical System

    Episode 8: Disparities in the Medical System

    This season, we are diving deeper on The Activist Hustle. After each interview, our team will learn, reflect, and discuss the issues and themes that our guests bring up. In this episode, Lina and Rachel get passionate about injustices in our health care system. Try to keep up with us as we touch on a variety of related topics from implicit biases to maternal mortality to navigating this confusing system as millennials, all inspired by conversations with our previous guest, Raquel Sofia. 

    • 21 min
    Episode 7: @2WOCQueenMDs

    Episode 7: @2WOCQueenMDs

    This month we are sharing our conversation with Raquel Sofia Sandoval, who is a Harvard Med School student and co-founder of the Instagram account @2WOCQueenMDs. She has been a leader for racial justice in medicine and healthcare and her work was borne out of truly wanting to make a difference in underserved communities. In this episode, Raquel Sofia shares her story  openly and honestly with Lina and they relate over immigrating to the states from Colombia as kids and how it has affected their lives and career paths, especially when it comes to being the first or only women of color in the space. 

    Check out her Instagram page, which shares stories of women of color in the medical field. 

    • 54 min
    Episode 6 | What We Don't Talk About When We Talk College Admissions Scandal

    Episode 6 | What We Don't Talk About When We Talk College Admissions Scandal

    This season, we are diving deeper on The Activist Hustle. After each interview, our team will learn, reflect, and discuss the issues and themes that our guests bring up. In this episode, Lina and Rachel take a look at college admissions scandal, and what it doesn’t address about the inequities in our education system. Listen for a some bonus audio that didn’t make it into episode 5. 

    • 33 min
    Episode 5 | The Passion Speaks for Itself

    Episode 5 | The Passion Speaks for Itself

    This month we had the pleasure of speaking to Javier Weddington, a co-founder of MIT BoSTEM Scholars.  He is a neuroscience researcher at MIT, is about to start a PhD program, and is a proud Chicago Public Schools alumn.  Javier shares his experience working towards more equitable access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, particularly for youth of color. He also shares his wisdom about raising money, gathering a strong team for your work, and getting enough sleep. You can learn more at the MIT BoSTEM Scholars website and follow him on Twitter. 

    • 53 min
    Where is the The Activist Hustle?

    Where is the The Activist Hustle?

    Have you been wondering where our April episodes are? Fear not! Your feed is not broken. This week, a short update on what we've been up to. We'll be back next week with a brand new interview to share!

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

BernieFoodTank ,

Always entertaining, always inspiring

Rachel is an inspiration and can’t wait for new episodes!

MattMedia1982 ,

Great show

Excellent ppl to listen to if you’re young and looking to get more engaged, or if you’re older and looking to better understand the young activist mindset.

Shuffles McGee ,

Awesome!!!!!

Super excited to see where this goes! Love the concept, and definitely identify with it too!

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