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Ep. 50: God, Abortions and Kids

Parenting and Politics

Release Date: 05/13/2022

Ep. 61 Why Centering Our Youth's Wellbeing is a Win for Our Society with Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson show art Ep. 61 Why Centering Our Youth's Wellbeing is a Win for Our Society with Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson

Parenting and Politics

 In this episode, Diana talks to Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, the Executive Director of the Children's Defense Fund, an organization which focuses on advocating for the whole child. CDF envisions a nation where marginalized children flourish, leaders prioritize their well-being, and communities wield the power to ensure they thrive.  In this heartwarming and powerful conversation, Diana and Dr. Wilson discuss why poverty is a public policy choice -- and why centering our youth's wellbeing is a MUST and a win for our society. Diana and Dr. Wilson discuss: CDF's work across 30 states...

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Ep. 60: Why Mom Power Is More Important than Ever with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner show art Ep. 60: Why Mom Power Is More Important than Ever with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Parenting and Politics

What happens when your infant child has medical needs you need to tend to, but there is no paid family medical leave in place? You get pushed out of the workforce, an that is exactly what happened to Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director and Co-founder of It was this event, which Kristin appropriately calls an unforeseen "health crisis" that pushed Kristin out of the workforce. She found herself unemployed, taking care of an infant and going down a rabbit hole where she went looking for answers (and stats!) about what moms were facing in the United States... surely she wasn't the only...

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Ep. 59: Why Prioritizing Children's Rights Benefits Us All with Adam Benforado show art Ep. 59: Why Prioritizing Children's Rights Benefits Us All with Adam Benforado

Parenting and Politics

What would happen if we put children first in our country? What would happen if we empowered children at all ages and centered the law to protect our youngest citizens? In this episode Diana talks to Adam Benforado, a children's rights expert, an award winning author and law professor at Drexel University, about how prioritizing children's rights would benefit us all. In his critically acclaimed new book, A Minor Revolution: How Prioritizing Kids Benefits Us All, Adam criticizes America’s failure to invest in, protect, and empower its youngest citizens and presents a bold plan for...

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Ep. 58: How Do We Parent Boys to Combat Man Box Culture? with Mark Greene show art Ep. 58: How Do We Parent Boys to Combat Man Box Culture? with Mark Greene

Parenting and Politics

In this episode, Diana talks to Mark Greene, an expert on healthy masculinity and author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men, and founder of a community called “Remaking Manhood” on Instagram.  They discuss what man box culture means, how it affects our boys, and what we can do as parents to ensure that our boys are not adhering to the precepts of man box culture that can hurt their ability to be full human beings with a wide range of emotions. Mark also highlights powerful   that show how man box culture affects men in the USA, Mexico and the UK. Mark shares fascinating insight on...

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Ep. 57: The Youth Vote and Disinformation in the Latinx Community with Maria Teresa Kumar show art Ep. 57: The Youth Vote and Disinformation in the Latinx Community with Maria Teresa Kumar

Parenting and Politics

Why are Latinx voters being targeted with disinformation? What does young Latinx Voting Power in 2024 look like? In this episode Diana talks to Maria Teresa Kumar, the Executive Director of Voto Latino, about the possibilities that young Latino voters bring as so many turn 18 before the 2024 election. They also discuss why and how bad actors are targeting the Latinx community by spreading disinformation to wreak havoc in USA elections, and what we can do as a community to ensure disinformation doesn’t spread, especially to older adults targeted with direct messaging by nefarious groups such...

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Ep. 56: Why Abortion Bans Affect Latinas the Most with Lupe Rodriguez show art Ep. 56: Why Abortion Bans Affect Latinas the Most with Lupe Rodriguez

Parenting and Politics

In this conversation, Diana talks to Lupe Rodriguez, the Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, about why Latinas are the group most impacted by abortion bans around the country and what the Latina Institute is doing to fight for abortion rights, particularly in the states where latinas are the most affected: Arizona, Texas and Florida.  In this episode, Diana and Lupe also touch on:  the intersectionality of reproductive justice work what on-the-ground organizing for abortion rights looks like in the Latinx community how reproductive rights...

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Ep. 55: La Marea Verde and What We Can Learn from the Abortion Rights Fight in Latin America show art Ep. 55: La Marea Verde and What We Can Learn from the Abortion Rights Fight in Latin America

Parenting and Politics

At a time when the USA has struck down Roe v. Wade and there are attacks on women's reproductive freedoms, the opposite has been happening in Latin America. In this episode, Diana talks to Paula Avila Guillén, the Executive Director of the Women's Equality Center about the Abortion Rights Fight in Latin America and La Marea Verde-- the Green Wave-- that has arrived in the USA.  They discuss the abortion rights movement in Latin America and how it went from being a small movement to something much. bigger that people marched into the streets-- and to the courts -- and how they're winning...

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Ep. 54: Latinas' Access to Reproductive Care in a Post-Roe World with Lupe Rodriguez show art Ep. 54: Latinas' Access to Reproductive Care in a Post-Roe World with Lupe Rodriguez

Parenting and Politics

“The decision to become a parent is one of the most life decision that anybody can make.” In this episode Diana has a candid conversation with Lupe Rodriguez, Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice about Latinas’ and the Latinx community’s access to reproductive care:  -what that looked like before the overturning of Roe v. Wade -the specific barriers to access that Latinx communities face to access abortion care (hint hint Border Patrol has something to do with it) -how we can shift cultural narratives -Marianismo and Catholicism and how they...

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Ep. 53: Abortion Rights Victory in Kansas with Kansas Abortion Fund show art Ep. 53: Abortion Rights Victory in Kansas with Kansas Abortion Fund

Parenting and Politics

Earlier this week, the people of Kansas went out to the polls and had their voice heard… coming out in record numbers to say they want abortion rights protected in the state constitution.  In this episode, Diana chats with Josh Siebenaler, organizer with the Kansas Abortion Fund.  They discuss what organizing for abortion rights looks like in traditionally red-state like Kansas, what other states are having abortion rights in ballot measures this coming year, and why abortion rights is one of the top issues of the midterms.  Josh has excellent advice for those...

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Ep. 52: Parents Must Rise Against Mass Shootings with Sarah Montoya show art Ep. 52: Parents Must Rise Against Mass Shootings with Sarah Montoya

Parenting and Politics

In this episode, recorded a day after the Uvalde mass shooting where elementary school children and teachers were murdered, Diana talks to Sarah Montoya, a joyful motherhood coach and mom in San Francisco.  They discuss why parenting IS political, how politics affects every part of our children's lives and why we must be engaged and pay attention to what elected leaders are doing-or not doing. They join to process the awful reality that our children have become casualties in a world where elected leaders answer to the NRA and not to their constituents. They are angry and to make a plea to...

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We are kicking off Season 2 with Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft from Raising Imagination and we're chatting about abortion rights, how we can talk to our kids about what is happening-- and where does God and faith fit into all this, as parents who are committed to raising empathetic, respectful citizens of the world.  Amanda shares what her Christian faith teaches her about abortion and how we can talk to our kids about difficult topics. 
She invites us to TAKE action by:
1. Participate in rallies #BansoffourBodies (happening tomorrow May 14th and 
2. Donate to independent clinics. 
 
3. Educate yourself on abortion pills. 
 
REMEMBER! As of this recording, abortions are still legal! 
 
You can follow Amanda at @RaisingImagination on Instagram. 
 
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