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Formula 1 with SteF1

The all F1 episode is finally here! Lenya brought on Steph from the All About SteF1 YouTube channel to school Alexandra on all the drama, drivers, trophies, and shenanigans that is the wild world of Formula 1. It’s not just race cars though. These women also discuss how race is and isn’t represented in motorsports,…

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Interview with Nora

Lenya and Alexandra are joined by Nora to discuss tech, space, and her transgender transition. Lenya and Nora met at the wig shop where Lenya worked and they formed a friendship. This episode goes deep into some areas of gender and transgender, like what was the moment when you knew you were transgender? And what…

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Black in Canada

Zara Mokhtar joins Lenya and Alexandra to talk about race and womanhood in Canada, Sudan, and Los Angeles. As a law student studying in a forign country, and daughter of an immigrant parent to Canada, Zara holds a unique and interesting perspective on race, law, culture, and feminism. Zara Mokhtar is a Human Rights activist…

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Teaching and Race in a Pandemic

High school teacher Arleta joins Alexandra and Lenya to discuss race and womanhood in schools and teaching environments. Topics include what has changed in teaching during COVID, if Arleta’s race or ethnicity have affected her in the workplace, and what it’s like to go through active shooter drills where her priority is to save the…

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New Year Goals

It’s a new year and time for the reckoning of last year’s resolutions and looking to the future.

Alexandra and Lenya each share the goals they aimed for in 2020, before knowing what a crazy year it would be, and lay out with radical honesty their achievements and the places they fell short. They also discuss their 2021 goals and vow to hold one another accountable.

What are your goals for 2021? Do you have certain books to read, some physical or financial effort you want to make, or maybe you want to join a great community of like-minded people to share ideas and grow together? Check out our [WBG Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) and tell us and the rest of the community what your goals are for this year.

If you’ve heard about a show, book, or resource and want to know more, email us and we’ll get the information to you.

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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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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Passing The Time

After a stressful year, crazy election season, and a myriad vulnerable and open conversations about race, Alexandra and Lenya connect to discuss the holidays, both recently passed and right around the corner, and what books and shows each other are watching to destress and relax.

This will be the last episode of the season, and after a brief break, we’ll be back with more episodes in the new year, packed with interviews and deep discussions about race and womanhood. Follow us using the links below to stay informed when the episodes will start again, or stay subscribed and we’ll talk to you soon.

#### Shows Lenya is watching:
[Big Mouth](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6524350/)
[Girlfriends](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247102/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
[13 Reasons Why](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1837492/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
[Kissing Booth](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3799232/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)
[Lovecraft Country](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6905686/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)
[I May Destroy You](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11204260/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)

#### Shows Alexandra is watching:
[Top Chef](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765425/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
[Project Runway](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437741/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
[Law & Order: Criminal Intent](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275140/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)

#### Other shows mentioned:
[Degrassi High](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090417/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)
[Electric Dreams](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5711280/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)
[The Handmaid’s Tale](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5834204/)
[Grey’s Anatomy](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413573/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)
[Gentleman Jack](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7211618/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)

#### Books Alexandra is reading:
[The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38192874-the-seven-or-eight-deaths-of-stella-fortuna)
[Pachinko by Min Jin Lee](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34051011-pachinko?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=LSfjHJsnOf&rank=1)
[Author Tana French](https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/138825.Tana_French)
[Veronica Speedwell Series by Deanna Raybourn](https://www.goodreads.com/series/136161-veronica-speedwell)

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!**

Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981)

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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Interview with Nicole and Cassidy Part 2

We continue the conversation with mother Nicole and daughter Cassidy Meyers, today discussing the racism received by being Black in a White neighborhood and how it can be so subtle or indiscriminate that it’s confusing and disorienting. Also, “the talk’, and how it may be different for young men and young women. Lastly, a generational discussion on WAP by Cardi B. and Megan Thee Stallion, how it empowers women, and how it alone is not good enough.

Nicole Meyers is an attorney in Los Angeles, California, where she practices plaintiff-side employment law. She holds a J.D. from Southwestern Law School, a B.A. in Theatre from UCLA, and is licensed to practice law in California and New York. Before becoming an attorney, Nicole traveled the world working as an actress and model. When she’s not aggressively advocating for her clients, Nicole’s likely enjoying quality time with her husband, children, and their three frisky cats.

Cassidy Meyers is a senior photography major, writing minor at Spelman College. She’s a Los Angeles native who has been living in Atlanta for the past four years attending college. Recently, she participated in a program called ‘Black Future Creators’ through Beats where she got to create content related to her photography journey, which was featured on their site. She has loved the arts since childhood, and plans on continuing to use photography as a form of self expression.

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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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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Interview with Nicole and Cassidy Part 1

Mother Nicole and Daughter Cassidy Meyers join us to discuss race and womanhood. We explore how campus interpersonal colorism has changed over time, and how race factored into Nicole’s decision to become a lawyer.

Nicole Meyers is an attorney in Los Angeles, California, where she practices plaintiff-
side employment law. She holds a J.D. from Southwestern Law School, a B.A. in
Theatre from UCLA, and is licensed to practice law in California and New York. Before
becoming an attorney, Nicole traveled the world working as an actress and model.
When she’s not aggressively advocating for her clients, Nicole’s likely enjoying quality
time with her husband, children, and their three frisky cats.

Cassidy Meyers is a senior photography major, writing minor at Spelman College. She’s a Los Angeles native who has been living in Atlanta for the past four years attending college. Recently, she participated in a program called ‘Black Future Creators’ through Beats where she got to create content related to her photography journey, which was featured on their site. She has loved the arts since childhood, and plans on continuing to use photography as a form of self expression.

![](https://imgur.com/a/rFD19N5)

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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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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Class and Race

This week we have a big topic to discuss, how class and race intersect. How do White and Black people think of class systems differently? Join us as we discuss the different behaviours and traits that people in working, middle, and upper classes do in different circumstances.

Listen to learn why Lenya really didn’t want to do this episode, and keep listening to hear why she’s really glad it happened anyway. Both Alexandra and Lenya get personal and deep, opening up and showing their true selves. A great listen, this episode will make you think about your place and where you want to be.

This is the chart that Lenya and Alexandra are examing:

https://www.wordonthestreets.net/Articles/481670/Hidden_rules_among.aspx

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!**

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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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Post-Election Special

Alexandra and Lenya decompress, vent, and release after the 2020 election. Biden has won, but what do the statistics tell us about who voted for whom? What takeaways are there about race and womanhood? This and more are discussed on this post-election special episode.

They both reveal plans to volunteer in the upcoming Georgia Senate runoff, and we encourage you to call, write, text, and volunteer in whatever way you can to help in that election. Go to [Fair Fight](https://fairfight.com/join-our-fight/) or [Commit to Flip Blue](https://www.committoflipblue.com/democracy_text_team_georgia_action) to learn more and volunteer now. Thank You!

Links:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-men-drifted-democrats-toward-trump-record-numbers-polls-show-n1246447

https://www.vox.com/2020/11/7/21551364/white-trump-voters-2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHYO6SlAiNB/ – Chrissy King

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHYDQl7DtYC/ – Monique Melton

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!**

Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981)

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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