October 23, 2018: Podcast friends, a little news: We shook things up, and we’re releasing new episodes in a brand new place. We've taken all of the best parts of the Ladies Who Lovebomb podcast over to our new show, called Having a Moment. Plus, we've added even more amazing content.
Special episode // July 18, 2018: We're bringing back a listener-favorite episode with our friend Marcella: She's the VP of Project Street Beat at Planned Parenthood of New York City, and she's pretty rad. At PPNYC, Marcella's team uses mobile health labs to bring critical services, like HIV-preventive care, to people who live and work on the streets. Project Street Beat helps people get tested for STIs, find the right birth control, sign up for health insurance and even find info on affordable housing.
In her spare time, Marcella's a street-style icon (Google her) and a triathlete. No big deal at all.
Special episode // June 20, 2018: We're heartbroken over recent immigration news -- like the family separation "policy" at the U.S. / Mexico border. So, we're bringing back an episode from last summer with Amanda Doroshow, a New York immigration attorney who defends women and children at Her Justice. Even last year, her job was incredibly chaotic. Now, in the midst of shocking news, it's important for all of us to support people like Amanda...and to do our parts to be sure immigrants are treated with respect and dignity.
Episode 22 // May 17, 2018: It's our last episode of the season, and Alexis Jones, the founder of ProtectHer, is telling us all about her mission to change locker room culture. You might have heard the term "locker room talk" used to explain that one lovely conversation that Donald Trump once had when he bragged about grabbing women by you-know-what. But Alexis is literally trying to reshape the conversation that happens when athletes get to chatting about women in the locker room.
More about Alexis: when she was just 19, she started the nonprofit I Am That Girl to boost college women’s confidence. She calls it “a badass version of Girl Scouts.” She's also been a contestant on Survivor and a red-carpet TV host. (Casual.)
Special episode // April 26, 2018: We're off this week, so we're bringing back an episode from January that's (unfortunately) as timely as ever. Meet Shannon Watts: the mother of five who created Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to push for common-sense gun laws in every state.
Episode 21 // April 12, 2018: This week, we're talking with an extraordinary activist...who says the fate of our country can rise or fall with Texas. No biggie. Cristina is executive director of Jolt, a nonprofit in Austin that helps mobilize the state's Latino population (currently 11 million people) for progressive good.
Episode 20 // March 29, 2018: This week, Allison Kave is giving life lessons on incorporating activism into your day job. Allison's the co-owner of Butter & Scotch in Brooklyn — it’s part bakery, part cocktail bar, all good vibes. Along with her co-owner Keavy Landreth, Allison has hired lots of women, to the point that it sometimes disorients guests. Every time her staff sells a cocktail, they donate a dollar to Planned Parenthood. And they host public phone-banking days, where customers can take a free shot of liquid courage and then call their elected officials. We love all of it!
Episode 19 // March 15, 2018: This week, we're chatting with Marcella Tillett: the VP of Project Street Beat at Planned Parenthood of New York City. At Project Street Beat, Marcella's team gives nonjudgmental healthcare to people who live or work on the streets of NYC, regardless of their ability to pay. That means connecting people with HIV-preventive care, STI testing, birth control...or just lending a listening ear. PS: If you've seen a 30-foot mobile medical lab decorated with Keith Haring designs around the city, that's Marcella's crew at work.
Episode 18 // March 1, 2018: Got some back-of-the-drawer bras that you know you should get rid of? As Dana Marlowe found out, many homeless shelters can use them, along with menstrual supplies, like tampons and pads. Dana decided to pool donations from her friend group...but after going viral, she created a nonprofit called I Support the Girls. So far, they've given out 350,000 bras and 1 million plus menstrual hygiene products. We're impressed!
Episode 17 // February 15, 2018: Monica Watkins spent years traveling the world as a model, but her life changed when she visited Haiti after its 2010 earthquake. She saw the direct effects of human trafficking, which can spike after natural disasters. So, with her friend Jerry Chu, she teamed up with a network of people fighting modern-day slavery and created the nonprofit Beauty for Freedom. Today, the organization helps empower human-trafficking survivors through the creative arts.
Episode 16 // February 14, 2018: Happy Valentine's Day! We're celebrating with the founder of Shrill Society. Amanda created the viral "nasty woman" t-shirt after the final 2016 presidential debate. Since then, her unexpected venture has helped her donate $136,000 to nonprofits across the U.S.
Episode 15 // February 1, 2018: Jacqueline's a volunteer director with Border Angels, a nonprofit in San Diego that advocates for immigration reform and human rights for immigrants. She coordinates “water drops” in the California desert to provide life-saving supplies for people making the dangerous cross-border trek.
Episode 14 // January 18, 2018: The founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has 4 million supporters to push for common-sense gun laws across the U.S. Her movement began as a Facebook group...when she had just 75 online friends.
Episode 13 // January 4, 2018: Maybe you heard, but it's the New Year? Aka time for us to get our lives together. This episode, Georgia Lee Hussey of Modernist Financial in Portland, Oregon, tells us how to make money moves with feminist, inclusive values in mind.
Episode 12 // December 21, 2017: For our last episode of 2017, we have a total boss of a guest: Ai-jen Poo, from the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations. Ai-jen's spent more than two decades advocating for domestic workers' and caregivers' rights, and btw, she earned a MacArthur Genius Grant and made Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World List along the way.
Episode 11 // December 7, 2017: At the Black Women's Health Imperative, Osub Ahmed is championing a new generation of leaders and activists. From her home base in DC, Osub leads the program My Sister's Keeper, which organizes groups of university students to speak up for sexual health, speak out against gender-based violence and promote policies that keep women safe.
Episode 10 // November 22, 2017: When Kathryn Jones co-founded Resistance Media Collective a year ago, she was simply trying to help out Beau Willimon's Action Group Network. But a random meeting, led by the House of Cards showrunner, sparked the idea for a volunteer creative "agency" to serve progressive groups and causes.
Episode 9 // November 8, 2017: Congratulations (??) for surviving exactly one year since the 2016 election. This week, we ask four women active in the Ladies Who Lovebomb community how they're moving forward with a spirit of progress.
Episode 8 // October 25, 2017: Want to dress like you're on the right side of history? Then take some style tips from Slow Factory, a Brooklyn-based line that funds nonprofits like the ACLU and American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA).