Breaking Taboos in Tunisia and Beyond - with Myriam Ben Farhat
Breaking Down Patriarchy
by Amy McPhie Allebest
2d ago
Amy is joined by Myriam Ben Farhat to discuss her experience of patriarchy and gender roles in Tunisia, Spain, and the United States across her careers in law, art, and beyond. Myriam Ben Farhat is an entrepreneur, originally from Tunisia. She has two master's degrees, one in financial and public law, and one in contemporary art. She also studied professional coaching and got her certification from the International Federation of Coaching. In 2020, Ben Farhat joined the Play Magnus Group to become chief people and culture officer. When the company was acquired in December 2022 by Chess.com, sh ..read more
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The Safe Child Project - with Alex Peterson & Bronwen Pugh
Breaking Down Patriarchy
by Amy McPhie Allebest
1w ago
Amy is joined by sisters Alex Peterson and Bronwen Pugh who share the alarming data surrounding child sexual abuse before telling their own staggering story of survival and offering hope in the form of The Safe Child Project, a new initiative helping to spread awareness and to keep children safe. Alex Peterson serves on the board of Prevent Child Abuse Utah and is the Director of Strategic Development & Impact for The Policy Project. Formerly, Alex worked for a United States Congressman before serving as the National Director of Donor Relations and personal aide to Ann Romney during M ..read more
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Women & Girls in Utah - with Dr. Susan Madsen
Breaking Down Patriarchy
by Amy McPhie Allebest
2w ago
Amy is joined by Dr. Susan Madsen to discuss the current gender inequality experienced by girls and women in Utah, what we can do to create change, and why we need A Bolder Way Forward. Dr. Susan R. Madsen is the Karen Haight Huntsman endowed professor of leadership in the John M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. She's also the founding director of the Utah Women in Leadership Project and is leading a statewide social change movement titled A Bolder Way Forward. Professor Madsen and her team have written extensive resources on women's leadership and they host many events e ..read more
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Move by Move - with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley
Breaking Down Patriarchy
by Amy McPhie Allebest
3w ago
Amy is joined by FIDE Grandmaster, Maurice Ashley, to discuss his incredible journey from not making his high school chess team to becoming the world's first Black Grandmaster, plus how patriarchy manifests in the world of competitive chess, and valuable life-lessons we can all take from this remarkable game. Maurice Ashley is an American chess player, author, and commentator. In 1999, he earned the FIDE title of Grandmaster, making him the first Black person to do so. Ashley is well known as a commentator for high profile chess events. He also spent many years teaching chess and is the author ..read more
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Radical Harmonies - with Dr. Dee Mosbacher & Dr. Boden Sandstrom
Breaking Down Patriarchy
by Amy McPhie Allebest
1M ago
Amy is joined by Dr. Dee Mosbacher and Dr. Boden Sandstrom to discuss their documentary, Radical Harmonies, exploring the history of the women's music movement, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, and how countless lesbian lives were transformed through lyrics and song. Dee Mosbacher, M.D. Ph.D., is a psychiatrist and an Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker. Dr. Mosbacher has been an activist for women's health since the early 1970's. She has directed and/or produced a total of nine documentaries on homophobia, including Out for a Change, Addressing Homophobia in Women's Sports, All God ..read more
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I'm Feeling Queer Today - with Alex Masse & Frankie Gunn
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by Amy McPhie Allebest
1M ago
Amy is joined by creators Alex Masse & Frankie Gunn to discuss their podcast, I'm Feeling Queer Today, and explore the critical importance of listening to queer youth, plus Alex and Frankie share guidance for those questioning their identity and for those interested in becoming better allies to the LGBTQIA+ community. Alex K. Masse is a writer, musician, and communications specialist from what is colonially known as British Columbia. Their work has been seen everywhere from the Scholastic Writing Awards to Autostraddle, as well as in collaboration with Penelope Scott, Vancouver Pride, Simo ..read more
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The Trevor Project - with founder Celeste Lecesne
Breaking Down Patriarchy
by Amy McPhie Allebest
1M ago
Amy is joined by storyteller and founder of The Trevor Project, Celeste Lecesne, to discuss his incredible life of acting and activism, plus how a story can save a life, and exciting new ways our world is changing for (and thanks to) queer youth. James Celeste Lecesne is an American actor, author, screenwriter, and LGBT rights activist, best known for the Academy Award winning short film 'Trevor'. Lecesne has written several books, including Absolute Brightness and Virgin Territory, and is also active in the entertainment industry as an actor and producer. In 1998 Lecesne co-founded The Trevor ..read more
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LGBTQ Activism through Bridge-Building - with activist Troy Williams
Breaking Down Patriarchy
by Amy McPhie Allebest
1M ago
Amy is joined by activist and advocate Troy Williams to discuss his incredible coming out journey from the Eagle Forum to Equality Utah, plus how changing our perspective can help turn enemies into allies, and why people of all identities are needed in the struggle for equality. For the past two decades, Troy Williams has been a community organizer playing pivotal roles in passing laws and protections for the LGBTQ community in Utah, including the historic Utah Compromise, a statute against LGBTQ and racially inclusive hate crimes, and a ban on LGBTQ conversation therapy. In 2010, he co-wrote ..read more
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Take Back Your Brain - with author Kara Loewentheil
Breaking Down Patriarchy
by Amy McPhie Allebest
2M ago
Amy is joined by author Kara Loewentheil to discuss her book, Take Back Your Brain: How a Sexist Society Gets in Your Head—and How to Get It Out, plus strategies to change our thought patterns, break out of sexist social conditioning, and live our values from the inside out. After graduating Harvard Law School, litigating reproductive rights, and running a think tank at Columbia University, Kara Loewentheil did what every Ivy League feminist lawyer should do: quit a prestigious academic career to become a life coach! Less than a decade after leaving the law, Kara has taught hundreds of thousan ..read more
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Defiant Dreams - with authors Sola Mahfouz & Malaina Kapoor
Breaking Down Patriarchy
by Amy McPhie Allebest
2M ago
Amy is joined by Sola Mahfouz & Malaina Kapoor to discuss their book, Defiant Dreams: The Journey of an Afghan Girl Who Risked Everything for Education, and explore the ongoing struggle for women's education in Afghanistan as well as Sola's remarkable journey from Kandahar to quantum computing. Sola Mahfouz was born in Afghanistan and immigrated to the United States in 2016 to attend college. She is currently a quantum computing researcher at Tufts University Quantum Information Group. In her free time, she is focusing on reading and studying different styles of fiction, as well as writing ..read more
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