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Sunstorm with Alicia Garza & Ai-jen Poo

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Sunstorm is an audio salon hosted by two of America’s leading activists, Alicia Garza and Ai-jen Poo, where they talk to their friends and sheroes about how women stay powerful and joyful amidst the chaos of life in America today.

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Getting Into Good Trouble

Getting Into Good Trouble

2020-02-2500:22:12

How can we stay present, focused, and engaged in these chaotic times? One answer: show up! Alicia and Ai-jen discuss why protesting is a powerful action—and a great way to get inspired and connect with your community. The ladies reflect on their first protest experiences (and arrests!), and offer practical advice for protesting, including what to bring, what to wear, and the ideal speaker-to-song ratio. You’ll also hear voices from Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Friday climate protests in Washington D.C., as women from across the country explain their motivations for putting their bodies where their values are. Sunstorm is a project of the NDWA, in collaboration with Participant Media. Sunstorm is executive produced by Alicia Garza, Ai-jen Poo, Kristina Mevs-Apgar, and Jess Morales Rocketto. Sunstorm is produced by Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer of The Mash-Up Americans. Producers are Jocelyn Gonzales, Shelby Sandlin, Mary Phillips-Sandy, and Mia Warren. Original music composed by Jen Kwok and Jody Shelton. Sunstorm provides a platform for a diversity of viewpoints on policies and current events that are important to the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and its members. Guests on Sunstorm do not represent or speak on behalf of NDWA.
Twerking for the revolution! Make it clap so we can heal! In this ep, we cry laughing with Tony Award-winning writer/performer Sarah Jones as she  embodies the voices of many different characters to help us all get to the root of what we're fighting for. She tells Alicia and Ai-jen how her family inspired the varied voices that brought her from downtown cafes to Broadway, and why making people laugh is such an essential part of her work.Sunstorm is a project of the NDWA, in collaboration with Participant Media. Sunstorm is executive produced by Alicia Garza, Ai-jen Poo, Kristina Mevs-Apgar, and Jess Morales Rocketto. Sunstorm is produced by Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer of The Mash-Up Americans. Producers are Jocelyn Gonzales, Shelby Sandlin, Mary Phillips-Sandy, and Mia Warren. Original music composed by Jen Kwok and Jody Shelton. Sunstorm provides a platform for a diversity of viewpoints on policies and current events that are important to the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and its members. Guests on Sunstorm do not represent or speak on behalf of NDWA.
We all need help and we all need each other. For this inspiring episode, Alicia and Ai-jen gathered five of their best friends and fellow women changing the world for an evening of tequila, face masks, and serious wisdom. Listen in as Tarana Burke, Fatima Goss Graves, Mónica Ramírez, Teresa C. Younger, and Sarita Gupta open up about their hopes for 2020, the need for quiet time, helping women see their own power, and connecting across generations.Sunstorm is a project of the NDWA, in collaboration with Participant Media. Sunstorm is executive produced by Alicia Garza, Ai-jen Poo, Kristina Mevs-Apgar, and Jess Morales Rocketto. Sunstorm is produced by Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer of The Mash-Up Americans. Producers are Jocelyn Gonzales, Shelby Sandlin, Mary Phillips-Sandy, and Mia Warren. Original music composed by Jen Kwok and Jody Shelton. Sunstorm provides a platform for a diversity of viewpoints on policies and current events that are important to the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and its members. Guests on Sunstorm do not represent or speak on behalf of NDWA.
How do you become a leading activist in America? In this deeply personal episode Ai-jen and Alicia open up about their families, their intros to social justice, and how their friendship and activism became intertwined. Ai-jen and Alicia are BFFs, badass activists, and your guides to finding light in the storm, but it was a journey to get there! There’s plenty of laughter as the ladies share previously untold stories about their childhoods (can you guess who threw food, and who was “the baby from heaven”?). Plus: Alicia’s child modeling career, Ai-jen’s “Miami Vice” obsession, and Shannen Doherty as fashion inspo.Sunstorm is a project of the NDWA, in collaboration with Participant Media.Sunstorm is executive produced by Alicia Garza, Ai-jen Poo, Kristina Mevs-Apgar, and Jess Morales Rocketto. Sunstorm is produced by Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer of The Mash-Up Americans. Producers are Jocelyn Gonzales, Shelby Sandlin, Mary Phillips-Sandy, and Mia Warren. Original music composed by Jen Kwok and Jody Shelton.Sunstorm provides a platform for a diversity of viewpoints on policies and current events that are important to the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and its members. Guests on Sunstorm do not represent or speak on behalf of NDWA.
When Heather McGhee isn’t fighting for justice, writing, teaching, and raising her son, she’s daydreaming about biscuits (butter only, please). She tells Alicia and Ai-jen how she got involved with economic policy advocacy, what she learned about the intersection of racism and inequality after the 2008 financial crisis, and how becoming a parent made her work even more urgent. Plus: What really happened after Heather’s viral TV moment with Gary in North Carolina.Sunstorm is a project of the NDWA, in collaboration with Participant Media.Sunstorm is executive produced by Alicia Garza, Ai-jen Poo, Kristina Mevs-Apgar, and Jess Morales Rocketto. Sunstorm is produced by Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer of The Mash-Up Americans. Producers are Jocelyn Gonzales, Shelby Sandlin, Mary Phillips-Sandy, and Mia Warren. Original music composed by Jen Kwok and Jody Shelton.
Astrologer Chani Nicholas joins Alicia and Ai-jen to discuss the intersection of social justice and the stars. They discuss her New York Times-bestselling book, “You Were Born For This,” and what the planets say about this year. She also clarifies the aspects of astrology that people often misunderstand (hint: the stars and planets can guide you, but they can’t do the work for you). Plus: Overcoming self-doubt, finding your true purpose, guilty fashion pleasures, and Chani’s passion for pie.Sunstorm is a project of the NDWA, in collaboration with Participant Media.Sunstorm is executive produced by Alicia Garza, Ai-jen Poo, Kristina Mevs-Apgar, and Jess Morales Rocketto. Sunstorm is produced by Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer of The Mash-Up Americans. Producers are Jocelyn Gonzales, Shelby Sandlin, Mary Phillips-Sandy, and Mia Warren. Original music composed by Jen Kwok and Jody Shelton.Sunstorm provides a platform for a diversity of viewpoints on policies and current events that are important to the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and its members. Guests on Sunstorm do not represent or speak on behalf of NDWA.
Welcome to Sunstorm

Welcome to Sunstorm

2020-01-0900:00:41

Welcome to "Sunstorm" a new show from Alicia Garza and Ai-jen Poo, two of America's leading activists, where we get real about what’s happening in the world and what we’re doing about it. Alicia and Ai-jen talk to their friends and heroes - Heather McGhee, Chani Nicholas, Sarah Jones, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Dolores Huerta, and more- about staying joyful in the chaos. Because we are the light in the storm.Sunstorm is a project of the NDWA, in collaboration with Participant Media.
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daisy

very excited to start listening to this 🙌

Feb 27th
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Maurice Sawyers

All my favorite activists have cleavage tattoos like a stripper

Feb 20th
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Kahailia Beach

how can I get involved in helping with the 2020 presidential campaign?

Feb 6th
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Kahailia Beach

Hi! I am a nanny in New York and a member of NDWA. I once was very active in organising nannies.. in recent times..I've been dealing with so much...one of which is still trying to process my mom's death...dealing with so many feelings and ultimately feeling so so lost and unsure of myself. My current employer is one of the executive producers of this podcast and she has been encouraging me to listen and I am so glad that I did! This podcast and in particular this episode....so moved me.. I was on my way to work listening and the tears came down my face....listening to you all, about finding your purpose, finding your lane...about how your entire body experiences life..about the journey to finding and connecting with one's self through the work and writing...just really fortified my entire being....and so...I am ready once again to jump back in to organising domestic workers and walking confidently into my power! I am grateful to everyone involved in creating this amazing podcast and I look forward to more episodes. Much light and love to everyone, truly the sun in the storm!

Feb 6th
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