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The BGG Podcast - Dr. Gabriela Lemus & Mayra Macias: “I know who I am and what I stand for.”


Let's talk about women leading organizations!


In this episode, host A’shanti Gholar talks to Dr. Gabriela Lemus, BGG Guide to Politics blog contributor and President of Mi Familia Vota, and Mayra Macias, Executive Director of Latino Victory. Gabriela talks about navigating misogyny and racism, not sacrificing your values, and pushing forward progressive change. Mayra talks about how Latinas are driving a surge in voter turnout in local races, the progress we’ve made, and the work that lies ahead.


The Brown Girl's Guide to Politics Podcast is all about amplifying the voices of women who are too often forgotten in media coverage. Host A’shanti Gholar leads conversations with women changing the face of politics. Episodes include interviews with politicians, candidates, and influencers. Get ready for roundtables, analyzing current events, and more! 


In the BGG to Politics blog, A’shanti created a space for women of color to learn about the current state of women in politics, to support others breaking into the political sphere, and to celebrate incredible people changing the course of the country. A’shanti founded the blog in 2018 and teamed up with Wonder Media Network in 2019 to extend her platform to audio.


The Brown Girls Guide is produced by Cinthia Pimentel. Original music was composed by Elisheba Ittoop.

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