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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

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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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Interview with David France Part 2

David France returns to continue the discussion on race and the barriers being Black can cause when getting a job, living in and outside the United States.

There is also a discussion on classism, how you have to have money to make money, and coming back to the Sarah Cooper incident to analyze her behavior and racism.

David is an artist, entrepreneur and business creative working with corporations, non-profits, arts organizations and individuals to push boundaries, create opportunity and create value for communities. You can find David online at: [@dpfrance](https://www.instagram.com/dpfrance).

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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Election Special

Alexandra and Lenya get together with the talented Brendan Hutchins who edits the podcast(https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to discuss their election day plans, catch up on local politics in Portland, Oregon, and to discuss the upcoming and past elections.

Lenya who is dedicating her time as a poll worker details the procedures for voting in California. Brendan expounds on his favorite way to vote. And Alexandra reveals how she met a Supreme Court Justice who flirted with her partner!

This is a fabulous BONUS episode. And also, please go vote!

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 David France

David France joins us to discuss leaving the United States, how artists push boundaries, how race played into his journey and living abroad as a Black American.

David is an artist, entrepreneur and business creative working with corporations, non-profits, arts organizations and individuals to push boundaries, create opportunity and create value for communities. You can find David online at: [@dpfrance](http://instagram.com/dpfrance).

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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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 Andrea Carbon Korsak

In today’s episode, Lenya and Alexandra talk to a perinatal nurse about racial and gender bias in nursing. Andrea is a labor and delivery nurse 10 years into her dream career. She embraces the intersectionality of being a female, Filipino-American immigrant, millennial, veteran, and more. She loves fitness, her family (three pups and one great husband), and the kinds of friendships where different women can face issues of race and social justice together.

Thank you to Andrea for these links:

One (of many) guides to starting to address implicit bias:
http://www.ihi.org/communities/blogs/how-to-reduce-implicit-bias (tips at the end of the article and in a linked “Dear IHI” question and answer at the end of the page)

Harvard Implicit Bias Test
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

My favorite article on why social determinants of health/social justice should matter to nurses:
Moving Toward Health Equity by Addressing Social Determinants of Health
Breanna Lathrop; Published:January 05, 2020; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nwh.2019.11.003
https://nwhjournal.org/article/S1751-4851(19)30228-4/fulltext

My favorite organization that is taking subjective looks at what is happening in CA maternal health units, and where/how we can improve:
California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative – https://www.cmqcc.org/
CMQCC Resources for patients – https://www.cmqcc.org/my-birth-matters

Favorite labor/maternity social media accounts (with online classes for expectant parents too):
www.instagram.com/mommy.labornurse
www.instagram.com/bundlebirth

Favorite positive nursing social media account:
www.instagram.com/nursesinspirenurses

Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; it greatly helps 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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Race And Tarot

Continuing the exploration of racism in everyday things, Alexandra and Lenya discuss tarot, where tarot came from, what it means to use tarot, and descriptions of different types of cards, decks, and crystals.

Below you’ll find links to all the different tarot decks and cards discussed in the episode.

Do you have a favorite tarot card deck? How does it speak to you? What’s your main purpose using tarot cards? Do you ever think about the origin or path tarot has taken to get to you? Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) or use any of the contact methods below to reach out and let us know your tarot journey.

Links:

* [Lupita Nyongo](https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Sulwe/Lupita-Nyongo/9781534425361)
* [Racism and Formula 1 Racing](https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.watch-drivers-unite-in-fight-against-racism-in-new-film.2hBGtpECEHM9ZJUBt9sTNO.html)
* [Sir Patrick Stewart’s wife](https://www.sunnyozell.com/)
* [Sir Patrick Stewart Domestic Violence The Guardian article](https://www.theguardian.com/society/2009/nov/27/patrick-stewart-domestic-violence)
* [Shows Chewing Gum, Black Earth Rising and I May Destroy you](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michaela_Coel)
* [Effie’s Paper](https://effiespaper.com/)
* [Lenya’s favorite crystal shop](https://www.etsy.com/shop/CrystalAndCraft?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=878180517)
* [Tarot podcast](https://www.wildlytarot.com/)
* [Star Trek](https://www.startrek.com/shows)
* [Alexandra’s Blog](https://alexandraditalia.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/the-tweener-bout-whos-the-hottie/)
* [I May Destroy you, Insecure, Lovecraft Country](https://www.hbo.com/series)
* [Girlfriends](https://www.netflix.com/title/70157416)

Tarot Cards we mention:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rider-Waite_tarot_deck
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoth_tarot_deck
https://www.thewildunknown.com/collections/shop-the-magic
https://www.etsy.com/listing/760013451/canes-arcanae-the-dog-tarot-deck-in?ref=shop_home_active_5&frs=1
https://www.taroteca-studio.com/Tarot-Decks/Regular-Edition-Decks/The-Dark-Mansion-Tarot-deck-Regular-Version-3RD..-Edition-Black-edges-blue-reverse-of-cards-clouds-
https://lightseerstarot.com/
https://www.lisasterle.com/mwt
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackgoldlenormand/the-black-gold-lenormand
https://www.energymuse.com/deck
http://www.robinscottart.com/projects/the-urban-tarot/

Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; it greatly helps 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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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 Jet Set Sarah

Welcome to our first guest, Jet Set Sarah, Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, Miami-based Caribbean travel expert. Lenya and Alexandra talk with Sarah about everything from her youth growing up in Jamaica, to the racism of traveling around the world while Black.

Links for things discussed this episode:

* https://www.jetsetsarah.com/
* https://www.jetsetsarah.com/thelatest/2013/04/10/my-dirty-little-jamaican-secret?rq=KFC
* https://www.abctravelnetwork.com/
* https://www.thetravelcurrent.com/jamaica/ocho-rios/lifestyle/history/james-bond-and-jamaica-must-sees-007-fans
* https://www.visitjamaica.com/blog/post/goldeneye-jamaica-the-birthplace-of-bond/
* https://ew.com/tv/2019/10/07/blackish-girlfriends-reunion-very-special-episode/#:~:text=This%20week’s%20episode%20of%20Black,when%20it%20comes%20to%20feminism.
* https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/girlfriends-sister-sister-moesha-netflix-1234719812/
* https://www.diaryofanaspiringloser.com/all-the-black-asian-and-wizards-and-witches-of-color-in-the-harry-potter-series/
* https://time.com/5888999/jk-rowling-troubled-blood-transphobia-authors/
* https://www.hbo.com/lovecraft-country
* https://www.instagram.com/p/CFcKDOPjF8Q/
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cool_Runnings
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knives_Out

Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; it greatly helps 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_ that_bitch](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_that_bitch)
* 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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Race and Wine

So many of us take for granted our everyday things that give us joy–even our wine. But when you take a moment to stop and look around or turn over a stone, you can find a surprisingly racist history.

Lenya and Alexandra discuss the racism that’s ingrained all over the world in the wine industry, how Lenya has trained to be a WSET level 3 expert in wine, how athletes and celebrities should be using their platforms to be allies instead of just preformative, and more on this episode of Women Bridging The Gap.

Join in the conversation in the Women Bridging The Gap Facebook group and follow on Instagram for more news about the show and when live episodes happen.

Sources:

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/social-justice-is-sparking-change-in-south-africas-wine-industry/

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/09/world/africa/stellenbosch-south-africa.html

https://www.abctravelnetwork.com/

https://www.winehouse.com/class-type/wset/

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2019/12/11/wine-houses-monica-marin-wset-educator-of-the-year

https://www.wsetglobal.com/

https://www.mastersommeliers.org/

https://winefolly.com/

https://www.winemag.com/2020/02/06/black-women-wine/

https://www.abbeycreekvineyard.com/

https://www.sungoddesswines.com/

https://domainecurrywine.com/

https://www.15percentpledge.org/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lewis-hamilton-breonna-taylor-t-shirt-investigation/

https://www.lewishamilton.com/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/chiefs-texans-fans-booing-nfl-opener-moment-silence/

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/08/nba-season-restart-plan-arenas-voting-centers

https://www.axios.com/naomi-osaka-us-open-title-win-black-lives-matter-a5f0e1bf-6cae-4dcc-8b46-532200e58e84.html

https://time.com/5888583/naomi-osaka-masks-black-lives-matter-us-open/

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/08/10/210574193/why-didnt-the-store-just-let-oprah-buy-the-38-000-handbag

Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; they greatly helps 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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You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com)

Or on Instagram:
* Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_ goddess_ that_bitch](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_that_bitch)
* 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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Mental Distress and Compassion

The internet went wild when Michelle Obama admitted on her new podcast that she was suffering from “low-grade” depression. What do we all feel about our current culture of anxiety and depression? Are people ashamed? Is the stigma gone? Are there differences among white women and Black women? And how does that wellness industry fit into all of this?

### Sources:

[https://www.vulture.com/2017/01/black-ish-recap-season-3-episode-13.html](https://www.vulture.com/2017/01/black-ish-recap-season-3-episode-13.html)

[https://www.instagram.com/theviragoproject/](https://www.instagram.com/theviragoproject/)

[https://thelovelandfoundation.org/](https://thelovelandfoundation.org/)

[https://therapyforblackgirls.com/](https://therapyforblackgirls.com/)

[https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/06/us/michelle-obama-coronavirus-depression-trnd/index.html](https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/06/us/michelle-obama-coronavirus-depression-trnd/index.html)

[https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/08/us/michelle-obama-depression-black-women-wellness-trnd/index.html](https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/08/us/michelle-obama-depression-black-women-wellness-trnd/index.html)

[https://howyouheal.com/whitewashing-wellness/](https://howyouheal.com/whitewashing-wellness/)

[https://www.athleteally.org/decolonizing-fitness/](https://www.athleteally.org/decolonizing-fitness/)

[https://www.decolonizingwellnessto.com/home-1](https://www.decolonizingwellnessto.com/home-1)

[https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/06/12/mental-health-george-floyd-census/?arc404=true](https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/06/12/mental-health-george-floyd-census/?arc404=true)


### Prompts

Want to talk about this with your friends? Use our conversation prompts to get you going:

1. Look at the statistics. Black Americans and other people of color are leading the historic rise in depression and anxiety. From a narrative perspective, why do you think that is?
2. What are any differences along race or culture lines do you see when it comes to depression
and anxiety?
3. Did you grow up thinking about depression or anxiety at all? [Versus younger generations] Do you think there are differences along class lines? Race? Why?
4. How do we navigate situational depression from clinical depression?
* Have you ever been depressed or anxious? How do you cope?
5. How do you define the wellness industry? Self-care? Do differences emerge when you think about race or class?
6. What does the wellness industry need to do to decolonize? What does decolonize mean to you?

Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; they greatly helps 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!**

Email us at [Lenya.Alexandra.BridgingtheGap@gmail.com](mailto:Lenya.Alexandra.BridgingtheGap@gmail.com)

You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com)

You can find Lenya at: Instagram – [@Lenya_ goddess_ that_bitch](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_that_bitch)

You can find Alexandra at: Instagram – [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap)

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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Microaggressions

“A microaggression is a comment or gesture (whether made intentionally or not) that feeds into stereotypes or negative assumptions created around oppressed or marginalized groups of people. The term was first used in the 1970s by Harvard’s Chester M. Pierce, MD. They tend to be based on a person’s race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability—and to the recipient, can feel like an attack.” [June 11, 2020 Oprah Magazine article](https://www.oprahmag.com/life/relationships-love/a26294696/what-is-microaggression/).

Conversation Prompts:

* How do you handle microaggressions? What’s the worst one? What’s the statement that
is so seemingly neutral but cuts you to the core?
* Can you think to a time you might have committed a microaggression?
* A list of microaggressions to discuss:
* All lives matter.
* You’re so white sounding.
* Can I touch your hair?
* Where are you from? I mean, really.
* I don’t see color.
* You’re an inspiration.
* What is your accent?
* You’re so articulate.
* I love your hair.
* Do you believe a person should be fired for a microaggression?
* What advice do you have for people who hear a microaggression?
* What advice do you have for people who worry that curiosity and/or connection is hindered by some of the more neutral microaggressions?

Sources:

Tiffany Alvoid, Eliminating Microaggressions: The Next Level of Inclusion, TEDxOakland, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPqVit6TJjw](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPqVit6TJjw)

Side Effects of White Women, Small Doses with Amanda Seales,
[https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/small-doses-with-amanda-seales/id1333316223?i=1000412578866](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/small-doses-with-amanda-seales/id1333316223?i=1000412578866)

[https://www.npr.org/2020/06/08/872371063/microaggressions-are-a-big-deal-how-to-talk-them-out-and-when-to-walk-away](https://www.npr.org/2020/06/08/872371063/microaggressions-are-a-big-deal-how-to-talk-them-out-and-when-to-walk-away)

[https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/28/what-microaggressions-small-slights-serious-consequences/362754002/](https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/28/what-microaggressions-small-slights-serious-consequences/362754002/)

[https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/health/racial-microaggressions-examples-responses-wellness/index.html](https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/health/racial-microaggressions-examples-responses-wellness/index.html)

[https://www.oprahmag.com/life/relationships-love/a26294696/what-is-microaggression/](https://www.oprahmag.com/life/relationships-love/a26294696/what-is-microaggression/)

[https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-28/chief-district-judge-los-angeles-steps-down-racially-insensitive-comments](https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-28/chief-district-judge-los-angeles-steps-down-racially-insensitive-comments)

[https://www.oxfordcartographers.com/our-maps/peters-projection-map/](https://www.oxfordcartographers.com/our-maps/peters-projection-map/)

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