Past Present Podcast: Paid Protestors, Secondhand Smoke, and Ivanka Trump

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On this week’s Past Present Podcast, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the history of “paid protestors,” the science of secondhand smoke, and the failing fortunes of Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. “Paid Protestors” Donald Trump and his supporters have argued “paid protestors” are […]

Past Present Podcast: Valentine’s Day, Obama & Black History, and Andrew Jackson

Victorian Valentine

In this week’s episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the bawdy history of Valentine’s Day, Obama’s role in elevating black history, and the parallels between Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump. Valentine’s Day It’s Valentine’s Day! We discussed the long history […]

Past Present Podcast: Refugees, Uber, and Dystopian Novels

Dystopian

In this week’s episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate American policy toward refugees, the politics of Uber, and the rising sales of dystopian novels. Refugees We discussed Donald Trump’s executive order that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries. Uber The ride sharing […]

Try One New Thing a Day to Diversify Your Life

The “Our City Exhibition” features a walkable installation based on Cousins’ “Mapping Soulville.”

We’re told we shouldn’t spend all our time partying as a socialite, or as a workaholic at the office, or pumping iron as a gym rat. Following the three pillars of career, relationships, and self we’re supposed to be well-rounded […]

Emma McIlroy is a Wild Feminist

Emma McIlroy

I was recently introduced to Emma McIlroy and immediately developed a business-crush. The CEO of cult fashion brand Wildfang, she invited me to their monthly Free Speech event, a wild feminist spin on The Moth. I loved everything about the event, […]

February 2017: Exploring Diversity

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As a multiracial woman, I often get the benefit of the doubt for being inclusive. I’m a one-person diversity solution and occasionally, spokesperson. I’m not sure it’s deserved. I have blind spots. I sometimes make incorrect assumptions based on the […]

Past Present Podcast: Betsy DeVos, Executive Orders, and Playgrounds

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In this week’s episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate Betsy DeVos and school privatization, the uses of executive orders, and the growing call for more dangerous playgrounds. Betsy DeVos Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education has prompted […]