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Michelle, Jill & Erykah: How Black Girl Magic is Helping to Get Us Through the Pandemic | TIS Ep 11

Michelle, Jill & Erykah: How Black Girl Magic is Helping to Get Us Through the Pandemic | TIS Ep. 11

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Staying sane during the lockdown is a top priority (and harder than you might imagine). One way of keeping compos mentis is by turning off the news, and turning on some inspiring entertainment instead. From the Jill Scott/Erykah Badu Verzuz battle to Michelle Obama’s Netflix documentary “Becoming,” the sisters discuss how seeing the sisterhood living their best lives is helping them feel more hopeful about theirs. Plus, on a more serious note: how is everybody doing on the employment front? The sisters – like so many others – are in the midst of the struggle. Sharon and Lisa talk about the harsh realities of finding or maintaining an income during the pandemic. 

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Introverting while Black: It’s a Struggle | TIS Ep. 10

Introverting while Black: It’s a Struggle | TIS Ep. 10

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We already know that society makes it hard for black women to be great. And if you’re a woman of color and an introvert, there’s even less acceptance, and more pressure to conform. Join the sisters as they talk about how they deal with the struggle of being two quiet girls in a world that expects them to be loud and entertaining. Plus: Sharon and Lisa are getting ready to launch a new phase of the show—The Introvert Sisters podcast is going to be on YouTube! Listen in as the sisters talk about why doing video is both satisfying and terrifying.

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Could Corona Make You Sick & Tired—of Each Other? | TIS Ep. 9

Could Corona Make You Sick & Tired—of Each Other? | TIS Ep. 9

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Introverts and extroverts on lockdown together: are y’all OK? It’s hard enough dealing with opposing personality types at the best of times—but these are definitely not the best of times. Some introverts and extroverts are finding it challenging to share space with no chance of escape. Is it any wonder that the divorce rate is spiking? Plus: peer pressure can be hard, even for adults. The sisters vent about being pressured to socialize, and how they push back against it. 

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Why The Babyface vs. Teddy Riley Debacle Was Classic Introvert vs. Extrovert Behavior | TIS Ep. 8

Why The Babyface vs. Teddy Riley Debacle Was Classic Introvert vs. Extrovert Behavior | TIS Ep. 8

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Babyface (or as he is now called, Shadyface – Google it) and Teddy Riley did a Verzuz battle on Instagram, and it ended up being an epic fail. At least part one of it did. Part two, thankfully lived up to the hype. Lisa tells Sharon all about the shenanigans, the showboating, and the shade, and explains why she thinks that beyond a music battle, it was also a battle of introvert vs. extrovert. Plus: have you ever felt invisible? The sisters discuss how easy it is to be overlooked as an introvert, and what you can do to counteract it.

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10 Tips for Living Through the Loneliness of Lockdown Life | TIS Ep. 7

10 Tips for Living Through the Loneliness of Lockdown Life | TIS Ep. 7

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As one Facebook meme says: “The Lockdown Endureth Forever.” At least that’s what it feels like. Although, like most introverts, Sharon and Lisa prefer their own space and company (or that of a select few), staying inside and not seeing anybody else is getting a little old. Feels like we’ve gone from FOMO to FOSI (Fear Of Staying Inside). There’s isolation, and then there’s ISOLATION. If loneliness is beginning to affect you, listen in for 10 tips that will help you get through the lockdown with your sanity intact.

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Corona Chronicles: Do You Have a “Pandemic Project?” | TIS Ep. 6

Corona Chronicles: Do You Have a “Pandemic Project?” | TIS Ep. 6

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Like so many others, Sharon and Lisa are trying to stay busy and focused during lockdown, so that the time doesn’t just drift away. Sure, Netflix and naptime are on the list, but they’ve also both started “pandemic projects,” and prioritized activities that had previously been on the back burner. It’s all about balance. Plus: Have you already started to imagine post-pandemic life? The sisters have. Listen in as they share their bucket lists of what they are most looking forward to when the lockdown is lifted.

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