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The Activist Hustle, a podcast by and for Millennials and Gen-Zs about what it means to be an activist. Each episode, we interview an activist hustling to break the mold, change the rules and bring positive change to our world. We'll hear about their triumphs and their failures, and figure out to implement that we learn from their experiences.
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This season, we are diving deeper on The Activist Hustle. After each interview, our team will learn, reflect, and discuss the issues and themes that our guests bring up. In this episode, Lina and Rachel get passionate about injustices in our health care system. Try to keep up with us as we touch on a variety of related topics from implicit biases to maternal mortality to navigating this confusing system as millennials, all inspired by conversations with our previous guest, Raquel Sofia. 
Episode 7: @2WOCQueenMDs

Episode 7: @2WOCQueenMDs

2019-06-0500:54:13

This month we are sharing our conversation with Raquel Sofia Sandoval, who is a Harvard Med School student and co-founder of the Instagram account @2WOCQueenMDs. She has been a leader for racial justice in medicine and healthcare and her work was borne out of truly wanting to make a difference in underserved communities. In this episode, Raquel Sofia shares her story  openly and honestly with Lina and they relate over immigrating to the states from Colombia as kids and how it has affected their lives and career paths, especially when it comes to being the first or only women of color in the space. Check out her Instagram page, which shares stories of women of color in the medical field. 
This season, we are diving deeper on The Activist Hustle. After each interview, our team will learn, reflect, and discuss the issues and themes that our guests bring up. In this episode, Lina and Rachel take a look at college admissions scandal, and what it doesn’t address about the inequities in our education system. Listen for a some bonus audio that didn’t make it into episode 5. 
This month we had the pleasure of speaking to Javier Weddington, a co-founder of MIT BoSTEM Scholars.  He is a neuroscience researcher at MIT, is about to start a PhD program, and is a proud Chicago Public Schools alumn.  Javier shares his experience working towards more equitable access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, particularly for youth of color. He also shares his wisdom about raising money, gathering a strong team for your work, and getting enough sleep. You can learn more at the MIT BoSTEM Scholars website and follow him on Twitter. 
Have you been wondering where our April episodes are? Fear not! Your feed is not broken. This week, a short update on what we've been up to. We'll be back next week with a brand new interview to share!
This season, we are diving deeper on The Activist Hustle. After each interview, our team will learn, reflect, and discuss the issues and themes that our guests bring up. In this episode, all four members of our team get together to talk about themes from Lina's interview with Lior and Eyal. From allieship, to love, to patience, we cover a lot of ground. We hope you learn and engage with us over these topics so that we can grow as activists together! Send thoughts, comments, resources, stories to @activisthustle on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, or email us at theactivisthustle@gmail.com
This month we're excited to bring you our first two-guest episode starting Lior and Eyal of the Non-Binary Hebrew Project. They are a recent graduate and an instructor of the University of Colorado Boulder, where they met and encountered a challenge: how to make a gendered language, Hebrew, inclusive to people of all identities.  Listen as they share how this question took them on an unexpected path to activism, and where they are now. You can learn more, or contact them at the project's website.They're featured in multiple articles, including this one, which they reference in the interview. Lior also mentions Queer Talmud Camp and Momentum-based organizing. And Eyal references Carol's Dweck's work on the growth mindset. Follow the links to learn more about any of these references. 
This season, we are diving deeper on The Activist Hustle. After each interview, Lina and Rachel will research, reflect, and discuss the issues and causes that our guests work on. This month, inspired by Tina's amazing work with refugee communities, they are learning and asking more about refugees and immigration. We hope you learn and engage with us over these topics so that we can grow as activists together! Send thoughts, comments, resources, stories to @activisthustle on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Welcome back to the Activist Hustle! We’re launching season two with Tina Al-khersan, a millennial who loves to travel and explore the world as well as her role in activism. Listen as Lina and Tina explore how identity and language impact activism and service in immigrant and refugee work. Find Tina on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog.
Our first season and year as podcasters has come to a close and we're working hard on bringing you season two. But we didn't want to leave you hanging, so we're bringing you a taste of our behind the scenes conversations. In this four part inter-season mini series you'll hear each member of the Activist Hustle team reflect on 2018 as an activist. We also share our activist resolutions for 2019. In this final episode of the series, you'll hear from our producer/director, Rachel.
Our first season and year as podcasters has come to a close and we're working hard on bringing you season two. But we didn't want to leave you hanging, so we're bringing you a taste of our behind the scenes conversations. In this four part inter-season mini series you'll hear each member of the Activist Hustle team reflect on 2018 as an activist. We also share our activist resolutions for 2019. In this episodes you'll hear from our producer/editor, Erin.
Our first season and year as podcasters has come to a close and we're working hard on bringing you season two. But we didn't want to leave you hanging, so we're bringing you a taste of our behind the scenes conversations. In this four part inter-season mini series you'll hear each member of the Activist Hustle team reflect on 2018 as an activist. We also share our activist resolutions for 2019. Make sure you listen all the way to the end for some special guest resolutions. In this episodes you'll hear from our creator, Brandon.
Our first season and year as podcasters has come to a close and we're working hard on bringing you season two. But we didn't want to leave you hanging, so we're bringing you a taste of our behind the scenes conversations. In this four part inter-season mini series you'll hear each member of the Activist Hustle team reflect on 2018 as an activist. We also share our activist resolutions for 2019. Make sure you listen all the way to the end for some special guest resolutions. First up, your host, Lina!
This month, we are sharing the conversation we had with the co-founders of We, Ceremony back in the spring. The network of women of color that is We, Ceremony grew from Iliana Panameño and Mu-Chieh Yun's friendship, and their desire to share positive and beautiful stories of women of color, including their own. Listen as they do just that with Lina and Rachel, and hear how they inspired us to be more intentional with holding digital space and the sacred power of storytelling. Visit their website and instagram page (@weceremony) to learn more about their work. Read their interview with the founders of Women of Color in Solidarity here, where they discuss the use of the word "activist" as Iliana mentions. 
The Activist Hustle team reflects on our own learning from our amazing season one guests, and previews what's coming next.
Daunasia Yancey first took a stand as an activist in seventh grade and hasn’t stopped since. When the #BlackLivesMatter movement ignited in 2014 she stepped up and took on a leadership role in Boston and beyond. In this episode she shares her experiences, insights, and reflections on activism, intersectionality, the importance of slowing down, and the radical value of modeling that the most marginalized lives matter. Learn more about BLM Boston at https://blacklivesmatter.com/chapter/blm-boston/
Episode 6: You Are Enough

Episode 6: You Are Enough

2018-08-1500:50:00

Tariana Little is a social entrepreneur, storyteller, health equity researcher, and so much more. In this episode, Tariana shares her journey through the higher education system and talks about how spaces that celebrated her authentic self have made all the difference. Through her work, both in running her own business and as a public health doctoral student, she is tackling health and food access inequities with intentional creativity for social change. Follow her @tvlenses and @emvision
Brian Lim (aka Brian Pistols) is a break dancer and activist based in Lynn, MA. He shares his origin story as a dancer and child of refugees who has come back to contribute so much to his community after finding success in the international dance world. You’ll hear about his lifelong commitment to pass on the culture as he explains the importance of everything from honoring his roots and the dancers who came before him to passing on opportunities to youth. Find Brian at @brianpistols
Chu Huang is a proactive community leader deeply rooted in the Boston Chinatown community. In this episode, Chu shares her experience fighting gentrification for the present and future generations while honoring the original activists and culture of her community. She shares her commitment to youth leadership development, social justice, and community engagement in a humble yet powerful way. And she’s not afraid to ask questions. Find her at a Boston Chinatown Resident Association meeting on a Wednesday night or email Chu.huang@gmail.com to connect with her. CRA website: https://chinatownresidents.wordpress.com/
Cliff Notez is a musician and digital artist who knows all about the hustle. Yet in his own activism and work he has also found the tools to take care of himself and his mental health. In a conversation about art, hip hop, and activism he shares this wisdom with humor and humility. Follow him and his work: @cliffnotez and check out HipStory at http://hipstory.org/Featured songs: Manic Pt. III and Closing Time by Cliff Notez (available on Spotify, SoundCloud, and Apple Music)
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