Not Yo Mama’s Activism is brought to you by Lady Balls Nation and Sameside, an organization putting the party back in politics by offering people the opportunity to create and participate in meaningful activism experiences. Tune in weekly for current event real talk, discussions with candidates and activists fighting for the rights of all people, and inspiration for kickass ways you can make a difference. The dumpster fire that is America’s current state of affairs is not going to put itself out people! It’s time for us to make even more of a difference. Hosted by Coni Constantine and Nicole a
Coni and Nicole return with a NYMA style Happy Mother's Day episode! They also take this opportunity to introduce Sameside's Million for a Million initiative to take a stand for equal pay. And of course wine is weaved into the convo as well. We know, you're shocked ;)
Jennifer Carty and Charlotte Sweeney are members of the Colorado Women's Bar Association. The CWBA is the largest specialty bar association in Colorado and is one of the biggest and most influential women’s bar associations in the country. Their mission is to promote women in the legal profession and the interests of women generally. In 2019, the CWBA has prioritized equal pay as a key policy initiative and worked to introduce the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, generation defining legislation that will prevent pay disparities on the basis of sex, empowering us to GET OUR MONEY HONEYSSSSSSSS! Tune in to get inspired by their passion for leveling the playing field and find out how you can make a difference to get legislation passed.
Cara Rosenbaum is one of the den mothers and organizers of Dance Dance Party Party LA, an all-women freestyle dance party happening every Sunday afternoon with only three rules: No lights, No boys, No judgment. Women of all ages enter a dark room with a bunch of strangers, dance their asses off to a playlist compiled by our DJ of the week, and leave refreshed as friends. It's like reliving that late-night dance party from a sleep over you had when you were 10. Tune in in as we discuss; leaving it all on the dance floor, creating killer playlists and how we can fight to get that money honey!
Blake Cooper Griffin is an acclaimed stage, screen and television actor who most recently starred in the 2018 CW Seed/ Blue Ribbon Entertainment reboot of Beerfest: Thirst for Victory. In addition to his acting career, Blake routinely lends his voice to progressive causes. Particularly passionate about healthcare, he’s given keynote speeches at several rallies promoting affordable healthcare and has penned op-eds for publications, including The Huffington Post. Blake is also passionate about eliminating bullying in schools and teamed up with NPR to create a ‘listening kit’ that examines the origins of bullying in depth.
Kady Lafferty is the Visionary and Vibe Setter behind Big Booty Yoga, a body positive yoga movement. In this episode we discuss; how Big Booty Yoga came to be, what it stands for, and how Kady incorporates activism into her brand. Oh and a rather awesome Who's You Rather? segment ;)
Nicole and Coni are back with another Good News/Bad News episode! Join us as we discuss; how congress is looking a lot more like the population of America, fresh presidential hopefuls for 2020, fierce females in office and a Flinstones inspired drink rec.
Can we get a HELL YES for how game changing the results of this election were?! Join Nicole and Coni as they discuss the importance of electing more women, people of color and LGBTQ+ persons to every level of government so that it better reflects our communities, historic levels of women going to congress, why we need to keep our foot on the gas to make our voices heard on the issues that matter most, (um HELLO gun control people!) and a little fan girling on Canada. Let's ride this wave of momentum bitches! We're just getting started.
Basic Bitches may indeed get shit done but WOKE Bitches Get Elections Won. Hell yes we do! There's just a few more days until we all head to the polls so tune in as Nicole and Coni discuss how you can do your part to make sure we have a lot to celebrate on Nov. 7th, why we have a lot to be optimistic about, and why love kicks fear's ass every time. When they go low we go vote (and phone bank!)
Our Girl Kamala, Dems Taking Massive Action, and Game ON Douchelords. It’s been another fast and furious week with crap news. Pipe bombs (even to Robert DeNiro - come on man!), the US graciously agreeing not to shoot at the migrant caravan, transgender rights at risk, and worrying data about absentee ballots in California. Thankfully there is a beacon of hope in the midst of it all with Kamala Harris getting a rockstar welcome in Iowa and excellent projections in the polls for many key races across the country (go get it Stacey Abrams!!!) LOTS for us to be excited about but also LOTS of work still to be done. Tune in, get fired up and let Nicole and Coni inspire you to up your activism game as we head into the home stretch of the mid terms. And to put down the Stoli :)
What's it like to hit the campaign trail for yourself when you've never done it before? Tune into today's episode to find out! We get a peak behind the curtain with Laura Legacki. A registered nurse by profession, Laura has dedicated years of service toward youth in education. She's currently serving as Vice President and school board liaison for her PTO and for the past 7 years she’s been involved with Yolo County CASA as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the foster care system, specializing in children with specific educational needs. It is this community experience, dedication, and passion that drove her to further serve teachers and students by running for school board...even if it means her laundry game is not always on point ;) Listen in to get inspired! Who knows? Maybe YOUR name will be next on the ballot.
What do you do when you have the most incredible idea for a company that supports all women, are fired up beyond belief about it and don't have a solid clue about how you're going to make it happen? Get started and ask for help of course! Today's guest, Davida Hall, founder and creator of The Lipstick Lobby did just that and she's here to share how she brought a group of ridiculously talented women together to create a powerful social justice brand that also makes some of the boldest, badass lipstick shades in the industry. We discuss; TLLs mission to empower women to fight for the issues most critical to our lives with every lip touch up, the power of the group coming together over a cause, why collecting "no thanks" is the key to success and why it's OK to sometimes break the rules when they don't serve your higher purpose
It’s been a wild ride boys and girls! We survived the 1st week of Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, Kanye had a Not Sure What To Even Call It in the oval office and more celebrities are speaking up loud and proud on political issues. In the middle of all this it would be easy to miss the fact that 1500 immigrant children were moved in the middle of the night into tents because they can’t legally stay in shelters. What the actual fuck ‘Merica?! We didn’t miss it though and we’re offering suggestions on how you can make a difference.
Remember the days when activists in CA were phone banking and knocking on doors to help progressives in other states flip districts blue? Well these midterms are a whole other ball game! Today we're joined by Tim Molina, Political Director for Courage Campaign. We discuss moving forward in a post Kavanaugh confirmed world, why a blue wave in California is pivotal in this years election. a peak at some of the key races and, most importantly, what YOU can do to help get us over the finish line. And maybe a little bit about the Goonies and why kitty cats rule.
Today Coni's joined by Bria Little and Erin Douglass, co-founders of Nasty Woman Portraits, a feminist organization that uses photography to promote badass feminist leaders and support causes that benefit the lives of women. NWP recreates iconic portraits of some of the worlds most powerful women featuring YOU as them. There's also music, drinks and tons of new people to meet at their once in a lifetime events! Tune in to hear us discuss; why they got so fired up to create NWP, it's mission, the importance of aligning with all marginalized voices, how every small act of activism makes a difference, what to expect at their live events and tons of recs for books and binge watches - deep and not so deep ;) Let your nasty side out to play ladies!
Ketchup on pasta?! No, just no. Obvi that's not the only reason we can't let Brett Kavanaugh's nomination end in him being actually on the Supreme Court. Like for life. Not on our watch! We’re joined again today by Sameside co-founder Nicole aBeckett as well as Callie Spaide SameSide team member, Silver Lake resident, and an IRC Los Angeles GenR board member. We discuss why this is such a big flippin deal, how there's still time to stop it from being a done deal, how Brett K has shown his true character, and delicious alternatives to (ewwwwwww!) ketchup on pasta.
Welcome to the FIRST in a special series for Lady Balls Nation - Not Yo Mama's Activism. If there was ever a time to make our voices heard this is it so we’ve teamed up with Sameside, an organization putting the PARTY back in politics by offering people the opportunity to create and participate in meaningful activism experiences. Leading up to the mid terms and beyond our goal is to help educate on the issues that matter most and show you simple and fun ways you can make a difference. Tune in to hear Sameside co-founder Nicole aBeckett and Coni discuss what to expect in future episodes why it's our duty to help Brett Kavanaugh lighten up his schedule.