The Introvert Sisters

Don’t be a Lazy Anti-Racist: Stop Performing Allyship and #Dothework: . | TIS Ep. 16

Don’t be a Lazy Anti-Racist: Stop Performing Allyship and #Dothework: . | TIS Ep. 16

Episode Summary:

In the first episode of Season 2, the sisters catch up on what’s been happening since the break. And it’s a lot. Lisa has some big news, Sharon is making professional strides, and they both are both more committed than ever to fighting racism. Up for discussion: how their summer is going (hint: it’s not, lol), and how life has changed since the beginning of what is effectively the 2020 #blacklivesmatter revolution. Covering everything from wfh life, to the ongoing pandemic, to diversity, to the distraction of performative allyship (yes, Nancy Pelosi et al really did kneel down while draped in kente cloth), the conversation just keeps flowing. Plus, Lisa explains why in the midst of it all she is prioritizing self-care. 

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3 Big Takeaways:

  1. Stay safe. The pandemic isn’t over.: “I’m still not ready to be in spaces filled with crowds of people that I do not know.”
  2. Stay focused. Continue to #dothework.: “This is a ‘Seize the Moment’ moment. People are listening, so now is the time to write, and share, and do what you can.”
  3. Say ‘No’ to performative allyship.: “If the only Black person in your company is your Diversity Officer, you still have work to do.”

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5 Juicy Quotes:

  1. “The removal of racist statues and symbols is all very well and good, but we must do the actual work of dismantling white supremacy.”
  2. “The brutal murder of George Floyd became an impetus to change the world.”
  3. “The Karens of this world are constantly criminalizing Black people who are minding their own business.”
  4. “Black voices have been and are being amplified on a global scale, and also on an individual level.”
  5. “People don’t like to talk about segregation and apartheid, but they are still real and alive. Blacks and Whites still live very separate lives.”

By The Numbers:

  • 1:54 – “Introverts Unite Separately” segment: The sisters catch up on what’s been going on in their lives since Season 1.
  • 7:24 – “In Our World” segment: Sharon and Lisa discuss how their content and friendships have changed since the resurgence of interest in #blacklivesmatter.
  • 15:28 – A brief explanation of the #defundthepolice movement
  • 23:07 – The sisters talk about how they’ve been using social media to focus on Black issues.

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A Belated Introduction to the Introvert Sisters

Let us introduce ourselves. (Yes, we know it’s a bit late, seeing as we’re a whole season in, but that’s the nature of things these days.) We’ve talked a bit about ourselves throughout the season, but with Season 2 coming up in a couple of weeks, it’s time for a proper introduction. So here goes:

BEHIND THE MIC

As you know, our names are Lisa and Sharon, aka The Introvert Sisters.  We really ARE sisters. Sharon is Big Sis, and Lisa is Little Sis. We’re a two-woman hosting, production, editorial and IT team, lol. We take a “divide and conquer” approach to make sure we can get it all done. If you’re talking to us on Instagram and Facebook, you’re most likely talking to Lisa. But if you’re responding to an email or blog post, then you’re probably talking to Sharon. YouTube could go either way. Read More

Want to Start a Podcast? Learn From Our Mistakes. | TIS Ep. 15

Want to Start a Podcast? Learn From Our Mistakes. | TIS Ep. 15

Episode Summary:

In the final episode of Season 1, the sisters look back at their (sometimes bumpy, often hilarious) ride to getting into the podcasting world. They share some of their behind the scenes decisions, explain why they’re doing video even though it’s not really their thing as introverts, and give tips for what new or prospective podcasters should do to make their shows more professional.

And in the last vent of the season, Sharon and Lisa discuss how they are often viewed by extroverts (hint: it’s not good). Plus: coronavirus has affected every area of life, including education. But is remote school really working? From stressed out students and struggling teachers, to technical difficulties, and wifi wars, the girls are not so sure.

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How To Be Social on Social Media…When You’re Anti-social: Part 2 | TIS Ep. 14

How To Be Social on Social Media…When You’re Anti-social: Part 2  | TIS Ep. 14

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Struggling with social media? In this second part of “How To Be Social on Social Media…When You’re Anti-social,” the sisters give 8 actionable tips for how introverts (and extroverts too!) can build a strong online presence while avoiding overwhelm. 
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How To Be Social on Social Media…When You’re Anti-social: Part 1 | TIS Ep. 13

How To Be Social on Social Media…When You’re Anti-social: Part 1  | TIS Ep. 13

Episode Summary:

For introverts and others who are not naturally social, social media can be difficult to navigate. Tune in as Sharon and Lisa discuss how they make their online lives a little easier to manage—and how you can too. Plus: now that the sisters are officially doing the show on video, wardrobe has become somewhat of a source of stress. Join them as they talk about how two people who basically hate being on camera dress for the camera. It’s as funny as you might think, lol. Topics include: Is There Such A Thing As A “Formal Sweatshirt?” and What Is “Introvert Chic?” You don’t want to miss this hilarious episode. 
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Are Introversion and Shyness the Same Thing? | TIS Ep. 12

Are Introversion and Shyness the Same Thing? | TIS Ep. 12

Episode Summary:

How do you know if you’re shy, introverted, or maybe a bit of both? Listen in as the sisters break down for you why it matters, and how you can tell the difference. Plus: are you struggling as an introvert in an extroverted workplace? Sharon and Lisa give you tips for how to make it all a little easier.

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