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COVID 19 Is Still A Thing, People

Alexandra and Lenya check in about COVID 19, and how Lenya is staying clear of it but Alexandra is having a harder time. They have both traveled recently and relay how different people behaved in the different areas, regarding masking up and general awareness.
 
They also discuss the Russian war against Ukraine, the racism that’s showing itself because of the war, and more.
 
Stay subscribed because we have some great guests and deep conversations still to come.
 

 
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You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) 
 
Or on Instagram:
* Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one)
* And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap)
* And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/)
 
This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Email him at [PodcastAdvocate@gmail.com](mailto:podcastadvocate@gmail.com).

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American Ninja Warrior Kadeem Aaron 

Join us to talk with Kadeem Aaron, a successful Ninja Warrior on both the Australian and American versions of the show! He also happens to be Lenya’s son.
 
Kadeem goes over how he got started, what it takes to be a Ninja, some of the differences between the American and Australian shows, and his training practice. Lenya and Alexandra make analogies to their respective Formula One and teaching knowledge bases.
 
We’re changing the frequency of releases to two per month, so look out for those, and reach out if you have a topic idea or would like to be a guest.
 

 
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Or on Instagram:
* Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one)
* And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap)
* And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/)
 
This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Email him at [PodcastAdvocate@gmail.com](mailto:podcastadvocate@gmail.com).

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Racism in War 

Where is the line between breaking the law and being a crappy person? That’s just the first thing on the agenda today. 
 
Lenya and Alexandra are together again and the conversation goes from sexual assult on social media, to Bill Clinton and abuse of power, naturally, and transitions to Formula 1, Star Trek, and the war on Ukraine.
 
Events like these can bring to light a lot of racism that we all just live with and think is the norm, until the flashlight of light-skin elluminates the evils we have all accepted. 
 

 
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You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) 
 
Or on Instagram:
* Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one)
* And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap)
* And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/)
 
This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Email him at [PodcastAdvocate@gmail.com](mailto:podcastadvocate@gmail.com).

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Lenya and Alexandra argue about Mary K. Blige

It’s our 50th episode! Thank you all for listening, sharing, commenting, subscribing, and everything!
 
We have the Super Bowl halftime show conversation we promised last time. Where is the line between wearing something for yourself, and wearing what a patriarchal society has conditioned you to want to wear?
 
Continuing on the musician topic, Alexandra and Lenya discuss artists like Michael Jackson and others who have fallen from grace, and what to do with the art of “monstars”, or people who have been, or should be, canceled.
 

 
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You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) 
 
Or on Instagram:
* Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one)
* And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap)
* And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/)
 
This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Email him at [PodcastAdvocate@gmail.com](mailto:podcastadvocate@gmail.com).

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White Fragility in Everyday Conversation

Jumping right into it this episode with discussions of white fragility, and how easily and unwillingly it can present itself. Lenya brings in some tales of people whitesplaining on TikTok, and they discuss the fear regarding critical race theory.
 
Alexandra brings up a good point about past life regression for white people, and what racism you’ll find in your past.
 
They just had so much to talk about, that they’re going to have to put off the Super Bowl halftime show until next week! Send us your thoughts on that and everything we discussed on the episode.
 
Here are some of the TikToks lenya mentioned in this episode
 
One of the videos Lenya talked about this episode: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdBbykvx/
 
The other video Lenya talked about, Couldn’t find the whole video because the creator deleted his profile: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdBbC4xh/
 
https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdBbBtB6/
 
This is the disability advocate creator Lenya talked about: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdBqKUCJ/
 

 
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You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) 
 
Or on Instagram:
* Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one)
* And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap)
* And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/)
 
This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Email him at [PodcastAdvocate@gmail.com](mailto:podcastadvocate@gmail.com).

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Already Ranting

Your favorite ladies are back at it again! And jumping right into it with fresh rants and raves. Well, not many raves, not much to rave about, but plenty to rant about.
 
Lenya has a big decision to make. She was invited to the USA Power Lifting competition, but they ban trans people. So she’s weighing if she should go and try to speak up about her views, or not go in protest. There are difficult and strong views on both sides. What do you think, listener? Let us know via email or social! We want to hear from you.
 
Alexandra got some frank news from her doctor, and it was a bitter pill to swallow. Listen in and hear exactly what he said, and how it went down.
 

 
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You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) 
 
Or on Instagram:
* Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one)
* And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap)
* And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/)
 
This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Email him at [PodcastAdvocate@gmail.com](mailto:podcastadvocate@gmail.com).

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Having that Race Conversation at Holiday Dinner

It’s the final episode of the season and the year! Lenya and Alex have some holiday stories to tell, and they are good ones!
 
Lenya went to her white neighbor’s house for Thanksgiving dinner where the topic of race and police violence came up. Lenya spoke out about policing injustice, and was met with, well, the reaction you probably expect but also can not believe. What’s great though is that this story has a very happy ending.
 
Less happy are two more stories of police interacting with Lenya and Alex at points in their lives, and how the police took things too far, and how their skin color affected how each of them acted and felt.
 
Be sure to stay subscribed for when we return we’ll check in on New Year’s resolutions, and make some new ones for the coming year. Also, email us if you want to be on the show, or know someone who has a story to tell about race and womanhood.
 

 
Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390).
 
**We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends.  **Let us know what topics you want to hear!**
 
Don’t join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981). We’re probably going to end it and move to TikTok.
 
Email us at [Lenya.Alexandra.BridgingtheGap@gmail.com](mailto:Lenya.Alexandra.BridgingtheGap@gmail.com)
 
You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) 
 
Or on Instagram:
* Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one)
* And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap)
* And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/)
 
This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more.

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Lenya, The One, That Weightlifting Champion 

Lenya performed at a weightlifting competition last week and is here to tell ua all about it. Not only did she tell us about how she won and what it was like, but explained the sport and the competition, how it’s judged, and what comes next.
 
Holidays are coming up, so we discuss what we have planned, and how we plan to not eat too much, famous last words.
 
But don’t think we just forgot about race issues, rounding out the episode we discuss Kyle Writtenhouse’s trial, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and how that trial is getting less attention, and the overall weight of news today.
 
Alexandra was on a Gen-X trivia night podcast episode you can find here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/who-will-save-generation-x-trivia-game-show/id1550660608
 

 
Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390).
 
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Email us at [Lenya.Alexandra.BridgingtheGap@gmail.com](mailto:Lenya.Alexandra.BridgingtheGap@gmail.com)
 
You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) 
 
Or on Instagram:
* Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one)
* And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap)
* And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/)
 
This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more.

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Get Off My Lawn with Alexandra’s sister Candice D’Italia Gray

Alexandra’s sister, Candice, joins to discuss race and womanhood, in TikTok, in lacrosse, in being a mother, and in growing older. Candice D’Italia Gray is a former fourth grade teacher and reading specialist.  She taught in Inner City Baltimore and Southside Chicago. Twenty years later, her students still contact her and call her the teacher that made them love to learn. Vet tech, animal rescue volunteer, and girls’ lacrosse coach, Candice lives in a predominantly white  community in Wisconsin and raises her two children to not only believe in love and equality for all, but to fight for those values in the face of bias and prejudice. 
What would you do as a mother, raising a middle school girl who wants to do everything she sees on TikTok? Candice tells Lenya and Alexandra all about what she does to protect her daughter, but also allow freedom to explore and experiment. Its a tough balance.
After her son enjoyed lacrosse in school, Candice’s daughter wanted to play too, so Candice learned to coach lacrosse so her daughter could join the girl’s team. Candice explains about sexism, not only in sports, but just in the default way that we all walk through the world.
Ending the episode with a few thoughts on aging, what it feels like, and what wisdom comes with it. 

Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390).
 
**We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends.  **Let us know what topics you want to hear!**
 
Don’t join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981). We’re probably going to end it and move to TikTok.
 
Email us at [Lenya.Alexandra.BridgingtheGap@gmail.com](mailto:Lenya.Alexandra.BridgingtheGap@gmail.com)
 
You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) 
 
Or on Instagram:
* Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one)
* And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap)
* And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/)
 
This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more.

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Get Off My Lawn with Alexandra’s sister Candice 

Alexandra’s sister, Candice, joins to discuss race and womanhood, in TikTok, in lacrosse, in being a mother, and in growing older. 
 
What would you do as a mother, raising a middle school girl who wants to do everything she sees on TikTok? Candice tells Lenya and Alexandra all about what she does to protect her daughter, but also allow freedom to explore and experiment. Its a tough balance.
 
After her son enjoyed lacrosse in school, Candice’s daughter wanted to play too, so Candaice learned to coach lacrosse so her daughter could join the girl’s team. Candaice explains about sexism, not only in sports, but just in the default way that we all walk through the world.
 
Ending the episode with a few thoughts on aging, what it feels like, and what wisdom comes with it. 


 
Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390).
 
**We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends.  **Let us know what topics you want to hear!**
 
Don’t join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981). We’re probably going to end it and move to TikTok.
 
Email us at [Lenya.Alexandra.BridgingtheGap@gmail.com](mailto:Lenya.Alexandra.BridgingtheGap@gmail.com)
 
You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) 
 
Or on Instagram:
* Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one)
* And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap)
* And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/)
 
This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more.

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