14 episodes

Two socially, generationally and ethnically divergent besties GET REAL -- pushing against each other’s beliefs and feelings with honest and messy conversations -- asking scary questions, sitting through awkward pauses, forgiving wrong answers and busting up with laughter. Along with their guests — spanning CEOs and entrepreneurs, creatives, healers, activists and culture disruptors — Aurora and Kelly model owning their baggage while sitting in the discomfort of difficult conversations as they work to be better humans, encouraging all of us to opt-in to do better. With Aurora’s Afro-latina wisdom and Kelly’s tart white woman truth-slaying, they explore taboo conversations like racism, food supply, climate urgency, white supremacy, gender identity, alternative healthcare, self-limiting beliefs, privilege, religious upbringing, spirituality, and more -- courageously unpacking what makes us all human.

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Two socially, generationally and ethnically divergent besties GET REAL -- pushing against each other’s beliefs and feelings with honest and messy conversations -- asking scary questions, sitting through awkward pauses, forgiving wrong answers and busting up with laughter. Along with their guests — spanning CEOs and entrepreneurs, creatives, healers, activists and culture disruptors — Aurora and Kelly model owning their baggage while sitting in the discomfort of difficult conversations as they work to be better humans, encouraging all of us to opt-in to do better. With Aurora’s Afro-latina wisdom and Kelly’s tart white woman truth-slaying, they explore taboo conversations like racism, food supply, climate urgency, white supremacy, gender identity, alternative healthcare, self-limiting beliefs, privilege, religious upbringing, spirituality, and more -- courageously unpacking what makes us all human.

Customer Reviews

Dyna-mite ,

Being the Change

Hats off to Kelly & Aurora for starting the conversations needed to make happen the societal changes so many of us seek to accomplish in our world. Your podcast is both thought-provoking and inspirational, while not being preachy or condescending. Let the word be out, let their voices be heard, in this their Next Season of The Opt In.

speedeemn27 ,

White male who opts in!

I teach Middle School English at a boys school in Maryland, and one of my student’s mothers recommended I listen to this podcast. After I finished listening to 1619, I started the first episode of Opt In. I then immediately bought White Fragility and started to have conversations with my friends, family, and Co-workers. I cannot stop thinking about how I was raised; everywhere I turn, I am starting to “see.” I feel like I just wiped a bit of smudge off my white person goggles.

I am Opting In to doing the work of unpacking my unconscious biases and racist tendencies, and I’m trying to model anti-racist behavior with my students. I am steeped in Kelly and Aurora’s interviews, and I find them compelling, fascinating, moving, and unmooring. They are two brave women who are saying what needs to be said. I want to help in any way I can. Thank you, ladies!

MarielFreeman ,

My New Favorite Songs!

These podcasts are like my new favorite songs. I find myself listening to them over and over again. I absolutely love the the realness, the relevance, the learning, the heartbreak, and the inspiration I get from each conversation. Thank you Aurora & Kelly and all behind the scenes at The Opt In.

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