On Too Much to Text, host Bhakthi Sahgal and her guests share stories -- ones that are just too much to text-- from individuals in our community who “get shit done.” Bhakthi chats with fellow DC community members to discuss how they have stepped into their power and found their voices in the midst of challenging situations. Guests share practices, phrases, and the strategies they developed over time. You'll hear experience-tested recipes for speaking your truth, creating internal change, introducing new ideas, holding the line, developing or transforming relationships, and assuming comfort in leadership positions. Gabriel Garcia Marquez once said "life forces us to give birth to ourselves over and over again" - hear how these folks found their stride, and tune in as they inspire and entertain.
This show records and broadcasts LIVE from the lobby of The LINE Hotel in Adams Morgan, Washington, D.C.
Fighting the [Effective] Fight
In this episode, Bhakthi sits down with Lina Blount, a changemaker who works in environmental and economic justice, event management, and action planning in Philadelphia. They discuss theories and reflections that make social change-and movements-- more effective. Lina opens up about learnings from her own growth moments, the importance of recognizing and eliminating self-limiting mindsets, and unpacking the layers of motivation we hold within us. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
Every Win Matters
In this episode, Bhakthi sits down with Allison Ivie, the Senior Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Center Road Solutions, a women-owned bipartisan lobbying firm serving non-profit organizations that focus on women, children, and family issues. Allison talks candidly and personally about experiences that have shaped her approach to policy making, which is fundamentally about improving people’s lives. They reflect on the importance of leading with kindness, lifting up others along the way, and remembering that life is too short to not work hard and celebrate every win. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
Walking the Walk
This week, Bhakthi sat down with Rajiv Desai, VP of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) at a global research and advisory firm. Tune is as they talk about his journey to doing what he values--in this case, leading the agenda to create a more diverse and inclusive work environment. Rajiv shares his reflections on embodying these values personally and professionally, the importance of empathy and storytelling when educating others about bias, and the parallels between D&I and sustainability. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
Authentic, Original and Superb
In a world of podcasts, this one stands out as it connects people around us, people who build communities and people who have authentic stories to share. Too Much To Text is just what we need today in furthering human connections and authentic conversations.
Rajiv Rocks as Bhakthi Rolls!
Rarely does a podcast of this length hold my attention. Both the host and the guest did a great job of going “broad and deep” as the discussion evolved! Thanks for creating this space for us, Bhakthi!