The Mama Bear Dares Podcast believes the world needs people who are determined to see love and justice win. We interview women who are pushing the dial toward compassion and explore the ways in which we can all make this world a more beautiful and equitable place.
Episode 296: Climate Change, the Outdoors, and You with Stephanie Howe
On Episode 296, Tesi and Leslie sit down with professional ultra-runner, sports nutritionist, and climate activist Dr. Stephanie Howe. Dr. Howe believes climate change advocacy is important work and engages in it in particular with the brands she partners with as well as the organization Protect Our Winters. Listeners will appreciate her knowledge, experiences, and how she creates a sense of urgency in the climate change conversation.
Episode 295: Representation Matters with Holly Hatam
On Episode 295, Leslie and Tesi discuss the ins and outs of Thanksgiving 2020 and the importance of representation. For the latter, they lean on what they learn in their conversation with the brilliant NY Times bestselling illustrator Holly Hatam. Holly talks about the importance of diversity in children’s books and her dedication to leaving no off the page. With a focus on gratitude, the women encourage listeners to acknowledge and celebrate the unique experience and history of all people.
Episode 294: Food Empowerment with Lauren Ornelas
On Episode 294 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie revisit their conversation with Lauren Ornelas, the founder of the Food Empowerment Project, an organization that seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. The women discuss farm worker rights, veganism, chocolate slavery, the lack of access to healthy foods, and how we can all make more informed choices that can ultimately prevent injustice against animals, people, and the environment.
Episode 293: Transforming Anxiety into Courage with Renee Jain
On Episode 293 of the Mama Bear Dare Podcast, Tesi and Leslie sit down with Renee Jain, the founder of GoZen! and renowned author and innovator. As a recognized pioneer in the fields of technology and social and emotional learning, Renee and the sister-co-hosts discuss the emotional health of ALL of us living through the year 2020. In this generous interview, Renee offers insight, skills, and HOPE for not just recognizing and managing our emotions, but using them for good.
Episode 292: Where Do We Go From Here?
On Episode 292 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie talk about the November 3rd election one last time. They discuss the emotional toll of the last four years of living in the US under the Trump administration, take another look at voter suppression and the nuts and bolts of an election in pandemic times, and try to answer the inevitable: Where do we go from here? It’s a shorter, lighter Mama Bear podcast than typical … because no one has the energy for heavy things right now.
Episode 291: Rebuild the Block with Alexis Akarolo & Zelnnetta Clark
On Episode 291 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie sit down with Alexis Adarolo and Zelnnetta Clark to talk about how their desire to help the Black community amidst Covid-19 went from a viral GoFundMe that raised over $200,000(!) to a nonprofit, Rebuild the Block, that works to redistribute wealth and knowledge to the Black community. The women share their passion, their knowledge, and their journey of giving grants and wide support to minority-owned businesses.
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