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In Conversation with Conner Gorry

This week we are in conversation with Alexandra’s long time friend Conner Born and raised in New York, Conner first came to Cuba in 1993 while finishing a Master’s degree in political science. In 2002, she moved to Havana permanently where she is an accredited journalist and freelance writer covering the Cuban health system, current…

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Can you be friends with a racist? With Brendan Hutchins

Can you be friends with a racist? What seems like it could be a simple yes or no question has layers and layers of unpacking and questions to be able to give a good answer. There’s context and understanding and compassion and self-preservation and self-care and so much more to consider. The audiosmith for this…

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In Conversation with Sarah Khan, comedian and former law student

Grab your favorite cocktail or drink and sit back with Lenya and Alexandra as they talk to Sarah Khan about why she left law school to become a therapist and comedian. Sarah joins the podcast to talk about rebellion, from religion, and from this misogynistic society. All three share their most embarrassing vomit stories, as…

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In Conversation with Young Advocate AB Tucker on Black Excellence, Fighting for the Wrongfully Convicted

AB Tucker is the gust today, and she tells the story of her brother being wrongfully accused of murder, and how that has pushed her down her own path for criminal justice, and to set right what was wronged. As AB tells the harrowing story of her brother being wrongfully accused of murder, Alexandra, Lenya,…

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In Conversation with Strongest UK Woman Andrea Thompson – Just Wow!

Strongwoman Andrea Thompson joins the Women Bridging the Gap family to discuss race and womanhood, at the hearth level. She grew up in England and not knowing Black history, and in this episode describes what it’s like to not only be the top of her field in Strongman, but to be the only top Black…

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In Conversation with Author Jen Dalton on Bullying, Writing, and Volunteering in Haiti

Long time friend Jen Dalton joins Alexandra and Lenya to discuss writing, where to get your news, bullying, and so much more. Jen is an author of a YA novel called “Of Butterflies & Bullies” available now on Amazon. Jen tells the story of how she wrote a novel about being bullied in school so…

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Royals, Racism, and Interviewing

We’re back! Welcome to the third season of two incredible women having difficult, real, emotional, and exciting conversations about race, culture, and more. The Oprah interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has been on everyone’s mind lately. Listen in as Alexandra and Lenya analyze the interview, and pick apart moments and admissions that no…

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From Self Care to Slut Shaming

As a closer to the second season of Women Bridging the Gap, we have our first listener guest! Franziska joins Alexandra and Lenya to discuss slut shaming, sexual vs sexualized, and daily affirmations. Alex asks if “slut” is as bad or worse than “bitch”, and Lenya advocates for “slut” to be removed from the lexicon….

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Black History Month

It’s Black History Month! So Alexandra and Lenya check in about how they’re feeling and what they’re doing for Black History Month. They both have a selection of movies and shows they’ve been watching lately, and they both have opinions on Black History Month itself. Lenya and Alexandra also check in on how they’ve had…

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Interview with Allen Kehinde Aragbaye

How race affects sports and basketball is what basketball star and entrepreneur Allen Kehinde Aragbaye tells us about today as he joins Alexandra and Lenya in discussion, but it’s also way more than that. Listen as they discuss the path for someone to be able to play professional sports, how the schools and coaches prepare…

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