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7 Woman-Centered Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

7 Woman-Centered Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Being a woman in 2017 has been... interesting to say the least. From the #MeToo movement, to the fight for equal pay there is a lot for us women to keep up with. It has at times been overwhelming. What has helped me during the times where I have felt sad, angry or just helpless has been listening to the voices of other women. These 7 podcasts have been my go-to for dialogue about how today's issues directly affect women, specifically women of color like myself. They make me want to get up, kick some ass and take some names! 

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The Call

Hosted by journalist Erica Williams Simon, The Call is a podcast created by the women (specifically Leandra Medine) behind the popular site, The Man Repeller. This is a relatively new podcast where each week a female creative is interviewed. Simon has interviewed everyone from author Roxanne Gay to designer Mara Hoffman. This week's interview is with Adrienne Maree Brown, an author, activist and doula. 


Stuff Mom Never Told You

Intersectional feminism, equal pay for equal work, working mothers, campus sexual assault. These are just a few of the topics that hosts Emilie Aires and Bridget Todd discuss. Frank honest open and often funny dialogue is what makes this podcast so engaging while being incredibly educational. 


Happier with Gretchen Rubin 

Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author talks about bringing happiness into our daily lives through time management, good habits and more positive thinking.


Another Round

Hosts Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton booze it up while talking about pop culture, politics, and anything else that comes to mind. 


Make It Happen

Hosted by blogger and entrepreneur Jen Carrington, this was the podcast that really got me thinking about starting this very blog. MIH focuses on women creatives and entrepreneurs who are turning their dreams into reality.


Identity Politics

Hosted by two black Muslim women, Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali, this podcast was a recent find of mine and has been such a pleasure to listen to. They discuss everything from pop culture, politics, and general life experiences and discuss what it's like to navigate the world as black Muslim women. 



Hosted by speaker and coach Majo Malfino, Heroine is a must-listen if you are looking to change the game for yourself and the way you approach your work and your life. She interviews influential women from fields ranging from tech, fashion, science and art. 


What podcasts are you listening to that motivate and inspire you? Let me know in the comments!

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