How Girls Are Changing The World - Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster

When we work so hard to preserve what we see as the innocence of childhood, are we actually holding our kids back from the courageous work they can be doing in this world? Twelve-year-old Alex Sangster and her grandmother, accomplished photojournalist Paola Gianturco partnered to interview and photograph over 102 girls aged 10 through 18 who aren’t waiting for a new day to begin their activism: they are rolling up their sleeves and ushering in that new day right now. 

Listen to my conversation with Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster, co-authors of Wonder Girls: Changing Our World, about what it looks like when we let girls lead. 

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How To Find Joy In The Resistance - Paola Mendoza and Sarah Sophie Flicker, Women's March Organizers

As national organizers for The Women’s March and leaders of The Resistance Revival Chorus, artist activists Paola Mendoza and Sarah Sophie Flicker see their purpose as connecting fellow members of The Resistance to the moments of joy and transcendence that come with being a part of history in the making. They walk in the footsteps of the Nina Simone’s and Joan Baez’s and Aretha Franklin’s of the world--the artists who helped to fuel the Civil Rights movement by nourishing the souls of the people who marched for freedom.

And if there was ever a time when we need to consistently keep our souls replenished for the fight against injustice, it would be now.

Hear how Paola Mendoza and Sarah Sophie Flicker use the power of art and culture in activism, what they learned in documenting The Women’s March for the newly released book, Together We Rise, and how you can participate in the 2018 Women's March.

And tell us how you found your voice in 2017 and what you are going to do with it in 2018, on our Facebook page!

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Paola Mendoza and Sarah Sophie Flicker, photo by Guy Murrow

Paola Mendoza and Sarah Sophie Flicker, photo by Guy Murrow

How To Flip The Script On D*ick Pics-Whitney Bell, Feminist Activist

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Whitney Bell got tired of receiving unwanted sexually explicit photos from men, and decided to do something about it: She gathered 200 of these images and put them on display in an art gallery show entitled "I Didn't Ask For This. A Lifetime of Dick Pics." Her conversation with Lauren provides interesting insights into post-modern sexualized male aggression & how women can respond.

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How To End Ageism - Ashton Applewhite, Author & Activist

Ashton Applewhite is on a mission as old as humanity itself -- to change our attitudes about age and ageing. Her book is "This Chair Rocks. A Manifesto Against Ageism," and her August, 2017 Ted Talk received a standing ovation. She's onto something. This week on Inflection Point, she talks with Lauren about how she plans to end what she calls "the last acceptable prejudice."

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How Femininity Can Save Humanity-Nina Simons, Co-Founder Bioneers

What if the root of all the world’s problems is the imbalance of masculinity and femininity in our leadership? Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers has spent over twenty years investigating the power of femininity to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. We discuss how she discovered that leading with the feminine can help anyone find their purpose and their passion.

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Nina Simons, photo by Genevieve Russell

Nina Simons, photo by Genevieve Russell