Ladies Who Lovebomb: The Podcast!

There’s a lot of gross stuff going on. But there are lovely ladies working hard to make it better.

On Ladies Who Lovebomb, host Jill Hilbrenner interviews amazing women who are creating positive change in this crazy world. And each episode, guests make activism more accessible, with practical tips to stand up, spread kindness and spark change.

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Episodes

Alexis Jones is changing "locker room talk"

Episode 22 // May 17, 2018:For our last episode of the season, Alexis Jones tells us about ProtectHer: the group she created to (literally) change the conversations happening in locker rooms. Alexis, who also founded the nonprofit I Am That Girl, tours the country visiting college athletes, inviting them to have tough conversations about consent, harassment and masculinity.   

 

Listener favorite:
Shannon Watts is "the NRA's worst nightmare"

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.  

 

Allison Kave loves cakes, cocktails and activism

Episode 20 // March 29, 2018: You don't have to work in politics or run a nonprofit to change the game. Allison Kave, co-owner of Butter & Scotch in Brooklyn, is using her boss-lady powers to help out Planned Parenthood and keep up the pressure on Congress.

 

 

Dana Marlowe is the "bra fairy"

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, 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 350,000 bras and 1 million plus menstrual hygiene products. Casual!

 

Amanda Brinkman is still a Nasty Woman

Episode 16 // February 14, 2018: Happy Valentine's Day! We're celebrating with the founder of Shrill Society, who created the viral "nasty woman" t-shirt after the final 2016 presidential debate. Since then, Amanda's unexpected business has helped her donate $136,000 to nonprofits across the U.S.

 

Shannon Watts is "the NRA's worst nightmare"

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.

 

Ai-jen Poo wants dignity for domestic workers

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.

 

Kathryn Jones runs an agency of change

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.

 

Céline Semaan gives us fashion activism

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). 

 

Tereza Lee paves the way for DREAMers

Episode 6 // September 27, 2017: Tereza Lee was 7 years old when she found out she was undocumented. Her story inspired the DREAM Act.

 

Amanda Doroshow defends immigrant families

Episode 4 // August 30, 2017: This year has been a hectic one for Amanda Doroshow, a New York immigration attorney who defends women and children through Her Justice

 

Manal Kahi celebrates refugee chefs

Episode 2 // August 16, 2017: After moving to New York from Lebanon, Manal Kahi founded Eat Offbeat, a food startup featuring cuisines from Syria, Iraq, Nepal and Eritrea.

 

Introducing Ladies Who Lovebomb

Episode 0 // August 11, 2017: It’s almost time for the show! Meet host Jill Hilbrenner, who started Ladies Who Lovebomb as an outlet for practical feminist activism.

Cristina Tzintzún is messing with Texas

Episode 21 // March 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. 

 

Marcella Tillett is a Planned Parenthood goddess

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.

 

Monica Watkins is a modern-day abolitionist

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. 

 

Jacqueline Arellano helps migrants survive the border

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.

 

Georgia Lee Hussey helps ladies get that cash  

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.

 

Osub Ahmed inspires college healthcare heroines

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.

 

Lovebombers reflect on a very weird year

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.

 

Yocelyn Riojas is illustrating The Revolution

Episode 7 // October 11, 2017: She's a Latinx designer and illustrator who's busting stereotypes and fighting for immigration rights in Texas, all through the power of art

 

Diane Probst helps Texas rebuild after Hurricane Harvey

Episode 5 // September 12, 2017: Diane Probst wants her hometown of Rockport, Texas, to come back stronger than ever — so she's raising $500,000 for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. 

 

Jessica Toste stands up for LGBTQ students

Episode 3 // August 16, 2017: Jessica Toste — a board member for GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) — keeps schools safer for all students, regardless of gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.

 

Amanda Litman wants ladies in office

Episode 1 // August 16, 2017: For our very first episode, Hillary Clinton’s former email director Amanda Litman tells us about her new political action committee, Run for Something, which helps progressive millennials run for local office.