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10 Reasons Why Activism Is Hard | TISOT 12

10 Reasons Why Activism Is Hard | TISOT 12

Episode Summary:

As anti-racism activists, the Introvert Sisters live by this John Lewis quote: “Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” But making noise and getting into good trouble can take its toll. Join Sharon and Lisa in their latest Off-Topic episode, as they discuss their commitment to activism, and share how they cope with its downside. 

(FYI folks: there are a few seconds of dead air at some point, due to a technical glitch. Our apologies!) 

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Are You “Textroverted”? | TIS Ep. 46

Are You “Textroverted”? | TIS Ep. 46

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In the ongoing struggle to be understood in a world that is built for extroverts, many introverts choose to become “textroverted.” What is textroversion? It’s appearing extroverted (excited, happy, upbeat, peppy) in written communications like emails, texts, and DMs. The sisters discuss whether they are textroverted, and provide tips for how to weave textroversion into your communication style. Plus, in their “Introverts Unite Separately” segment, Sharon and Lisa chat about the second summer of Covid, whether they should both do a doctorate, and how to cope with the return to office. 
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5 Interview Questions Global Majority People Wish They Could Ask | TIS Ep. 45

5 Interview Questions Global Majority People Wish They Could Ask | TIS Ep. 45

Episode Summary:

Interviews can be rough, especially for candidates of color. But they are a necessary part of the job search process. What a lot of candidates forget is that interviews are a two-way street: while the company is assessing you, you should also be evaluating them. That can be easier said than done, however. How *exactly* can candidates assess a potential company? Join Sharon and Lisa as they provide clarity around what red flags global majority job seekers should look out for, and what specific questions to ask when interviewing.
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The 12 Commandments of Introverts™ | TIS Ep. 44

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Introverts just want to be understood—but somehow that keeps eluding them. That said, the sisters are determined to do their part in normalizing introversion, and making the world a more introvert-friendly place. With that in mind, Sharon and Lisa present to you The 12 Commandments of Introverts (taken from the TIS Version, lol). In this tongue-in-cheek episode, you’ll discover what makes introverts tick, what makes them shut down, and how to successfully relate to the introverts in your circle. Tune in and enjoy!

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Introverts, Black Women, and The Return to Work | TIS Ep. 43

Introverts, Black Women, and The Return to Work | TIS Ep. 43

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As the world begins to open up more fully, many companies are tightening the screws and insisting that employees return to work. There are a few that are letting their employees choose, some that have embraced the WFH forever model (Twitter, Slack) but it seems that most (e.g. Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Apple) have decided that office is best. Here, Sharon and Lisa, the Introvert Sisters, discuss why they feel companies should not force introverts. Black women, or anybody that doesn’t want to, to go back into the office.

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Making Sense of Censorship | TISOT Ep. 11

Making Sense of Censorship | TISOT Ep. 11


Episode Summary:

The censorship and de-platforming of Black voices is unfortunately nothing new. From LinkedIn to Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, Black and Brown content creators struggle to get their content seen, and often have their voices suppressed. Both of the sisters have experienced this personally, most recently when Lisa had one of her posts removed by LinkedIn. Tune in to this special Off-Topic episode as the sisters discuss this ongoing suppression issue, and the best ways to push back against algorithmic bias. 

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