The Activist Hustle

Episode 6 | What We Don't Talk About When We Talk College Admissions Scandal

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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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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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Episode 9: Friendship, storytelling, and can you really just do it?
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. 
55:31
July 10, 2019
Episode 8: Disparities in the Medical System
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. 
21:25
June 19, 2019
Episode 7: @2WOCQueenMDs
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. 
54:13
June 5, 2019
Episode 6 | What We Don't Talk About When We Talk College Admissions Scandal
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. 
33:26
May 22, 2019
Episode 5 | The Passion Speaks for Itself
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. 
53:12
May 8, 2019
Where is the The Activist Hustle?
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!
11:00
May 2, 2019
Episode 4 | On Building the World You Need, and Patience
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
27:10
March 20, 2019
Episode 3 | Love, Gender Expression, and Being Mycelium
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. 
54:55
March 6, 2019
Episode 2 | Continuing Conversations: The Global Refugee Crisis
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.
38:14
February 20, 2019
Episode 1 | Language and Identity in Refugee Work
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.
49:03
February 6, 2019
Activist Reflections and Resolutions Mini Series: 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 final episode of the series, you'll hear from our producer/director, Rachel.
23:03
January 23, 2019
Activist Reflections and Resolutions Mini Series: 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. In this episodes you'll hear from our producer/editor, Erin.
15:36
January 9, 2019
Activist Reflections and Resolutions Mini Series: 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. In this episodes you'll hear from our creator, Brandon.
20:51
December 26, 2018
Activist Reflections and Resolutions Mini Series: Lina
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!
22:42
December 13, 2018
Episode 8: Season 1 Reflection
The Activist Hustle team reflects on our own learning from our amazing season one guests, and previews what's coming next.
29:10
September 12, 2018
Episode 7: The Activist Spirit
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/
1:04:33
August 29, 2018
Episode 6: You Are Enough
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
50:00
August 15, 2018
Episode 4: The Power of Solidarity
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/
57:27
July 18, 2018
Episode 3: The Privilege of Self Care
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)
51:05
July 4, 2018
Episode 2: The Passion Meets the Network
Reginald Fils has been a social entrepreneur since eighth grade and ever since then his activism has been rich in hustle. He talks to us about a topic that makes us squirm: networking. This Gen Z activist’s passion for fashion and youth engagement will leave you energized. Follow him and his work: @vintage_fils @egol_organization
41:45
June 20, 2018
Episode 1: The Poet | Angelica Maria
In our first interview episode we hear from Angelica Maria Aguilera, a poet who uses her spoken and written words to fight injustice. She gives us insight into poetry and art as activism. She also discusses with Lina how showing up in certain spaces as a young Latina of color can be activism too. Check out her work, including a poetry book, at angelicamalamaria.com
44:32
June 6, 2018
Episode 0: The Handoff | Lina, Rachel, & Brandon
This is Episode 0 of The Activist Hustle, rebooted. Hear how the podcast came to be and get acquainted with The Activist Hustle team: Lina, Rachel, and Brandon.
25:44
May 22, 2018
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