The struggle of making friends as an adult | onePodcast #16

Wednesday(8/28/19)

🎙️ This week's onePodcast share is Therapy for Black Girls

About the show: The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Hosted by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia.

Which episode should you listen to? Session 118: Making Friends As An Adult

Why? You know how in high school and college you are sorta forced into classrooms with other students? In classrooms you may interact with other students when being placed into groups for an activity or sharing last week’s class notes, and maybe these small interactions over a semester evolve into a friendship. Pretty common.

But then, we leave college. And making friends becomes a little harder. Nowadays, most people are staring down at their phone hoping for no interaction at all. Which is okay, but it makes pretty darn hard to approach strangers even if it’s for a simple question because we don’t want to bother them.

In this episode, Dr. Joy and Dr. Franco dive into why it’s so hard making friends in adult life. There’s many factors around why organically making friends or starting relationships jumps to a new level.

As adults, if we want to make friends we need to be super proactive by putting ourselves in situations where we can meet people in settings where there is shared vulnerability and unplanned interactions. We have to truly and intentionally put ourselves out there to meet new people that have shared interests and work to evolve that into a friendship.

There’s a lot more to this. It’s super interesting so definitely give the episode a listen below!

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Showing up as the TRUE you | onePodcast #15

Wednesday (8/14/19)

Hi alllll! We’re back with another episode this week. Super excited for this one as it’s a Latina founded podcast. I rarely get to listen to podcasts with people who are Hispanic (maybe I don’t know where to go to find them) but it was super neat to stumble across this one below. Hope you enjoy it!

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🎙️ This week's onePodcast share is Latina To Latina

About the show: Latinas blazing trails in tech, business, the arts, and everywhere else.

Which episode should you listen to? The episode with Mishel Prada. Mishel is an Latina actress whose starred on The Walking Dead spinoff as well as on Vida, a show on Starz.

Why? Mishel talks about being Latina in the acting world. And her thoughts on labels.

What really resonated with me, personally, was how Mishel has showed up as her true self throughout life. This is something that’s hard to do as a minority in the world today and maybe even more in the male dominated acting world. She wanted to fail, learn and grow. Because of the risks she took in her career and how she was able to put herself out there she’s landed incredible roles thus far.

It’s awesome seeing other Latina women totally crushing it. So, very excited for you to take a listen.

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Gender bias in everyday design | onePodcast #14

Wednesday (7/31/19)

🎙️ This week's onePodcast share is 99% Invisible

About the show: Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture.

Which episode should you listen to? The episode with Caroline Criado Perez, the author of Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men (I bought the book, you should too!)

Why? Not all of us think about design problems affecting women daily or even at all at times. A lot of designs that are created for the “default” human are created with the cis man in mind. This causes tech, medical research and other policies to be fatally flawed by not taking women into account.

When it comes to snow clearing flows, heart attack symptoms, test dummies for car crash testing, etc. there are a number of instances where women are left on the back burner causing huge risks. As an example, women are more likely than men to die following a heart attack because the symptoms we’ve been taught to look out for (chest pain and pain down your left arm) is a diagnosis for males. So these “default” symptoms that we know can be absolutely fatal if you’re a woman.

What can be done? When designing, hiring, conducting research think about the variety of users from all types of backgrounds, demographics and gender. Design for them. Think of them.

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Cho's new show | onePodcast #13

🎙️ This week's onePodcast share is The Margaret Cho

About the show: The Margaret Cho podcast is hosted by Margaret Cho (see what she did there?). Margaret is best known for her work in fashion, comedy, music and activism through which she’s connected and built a ton of friendships with a number of famous folks. On the show, Margaret brings on her friends and just you know, chats with them about anything.

Which episode should you listen to? Her debut episode with the wonderful Jonathan Van Ness.

Why? If you don’t know who Jonathan Van Ness is, please go here!

On the show JVN and Margaret dive deep into Jonathan coming out as non-binary and all of the unconventional struggles that come with living in the society we live in today.

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Woodhull for Prez in 1872 | onePodcast #12

🎙️ This week's onePodcast share is Encyclopedia Womannica

About the show: Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.

Which episode should you listen to? Pioneers: Victoria Woodhull

Why? This podcast as a whole is really great. It’s all about the great women in our history that we may have forgotten about due to a variety of reasons (*cough* *cough* our education system).

Victoria Woodhull, was the first woman to run for president in 1872 on the Equal Rights Party ticket against running mate Frederick Douglass. She was an advocate for free-love, women’s rights and spearheading reform for equal rights. Just a strong reminder, that we’re still fighting for the same things as we were hundreds of years ago. Pretty crazy.

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