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The BGG Podcast- Pro-Vaxxer

Welcome to the first episode of Season 7 of The Brown Girls Guide to Politics Podcast!

In this episode, host A’shanti Gholar speaks to emergency room physician Ruby Long, Assemblywoman Karines Reyes, and Dr. Sonja Hughes, VP of Strategy and Service Excellence at Aetna, a CVS health company.

COVID has laid bare the inequities of the healthcare system in this country-- today, we’re talking about vaccination rates, what to do after you’re vaxxed, and how to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves in a world where COVID still exists. And just to be clear: at The BGG, we are pro-vaxx.

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  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an advocacy group for mental health. The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Mon-Fri 10 am-8pm EST at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24/7 at (800) 273-8255

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

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics is produced by Wonder Media Network.

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