On Episode 243, Leslie and Tesi sit down and talk about girls and sex. They dive into the research (for instance, Peggy Orenstein’s fabulous book) and try to crystallize what they’ve learned for listeners and offer a few practical take-aways. They discuss what the research is saying about girls, teenagers, and young women in America in 2019, how to talk to our kids about sex, consent, porn, and female pleasure. It’s a fascinating, educational look at the world we occupy and how we can be allies to the young women in our lives. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 242 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie sit down with Huda Essa, an extraordinary woman who uses her training and experience to educate and influence communities across the nation as a Cultural Competency Consultant. Huda is a TEDx speaker and the author of a motivational children's book, Teach Us Your Name, which is focused on empowering children to take pride in their many identities while showing respect for themselves and others. Throughout the conversation, the three women discuss the importance of recognizing personal biases, understanding the influence of our culture, and the small yet profound steps all of us can take in order to promote a more accepting and inclusive world. For complete Show Notes visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 241 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie sit down with author and activist Katie Ganshert and discuss everything from how to have productive conversations with those we don’t agree with, how to use our spheres of influence to turn the dial toward less bias to more love, how our good intentions need to be backed by mountains of thoughtful research and great questions in order to have the most positive impact, and how National Adoption Month can be both loaded with complexity and a beautiful opportunity to serve the world. The conversation is far-reaching, honest, and pleasantly intense. Visit the Mama Bear Dares website for complete Show Notes.
On Episode 240 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie sit down to learn more about the racial wealth gap in America. In this episode, the women bring all kinds of research, numbers, and statistics, they explore the long history of the racial wealth gap in our country, and they examine the long history of policies put into place that have kept Blacks, Whites, and Latinos in America on a terribly uneven playing field when it comes to acquiring and keeping wealth. The sister/co-hosts do the work to crumble the misconception that acquiring wealth is ONLY a matter or working hard and they explore the policies that maintains the huge gaps between races living in America. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares podcast website.