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Traveling While Black: The ABC Travel Green Book | TIS Ep. 24

Traveling While Black: The ABC Travel Green Book | TIS Ep. 24

Episode Summary:

One thing the sisters have been missing since Corona started is travel. Though they’re not quite ready to hit the skies yet, they’ve already started thinking about where they should go. They plan to consult the ABC Travel Green Book, written specifically for travelers of color, to help them plan their next big trip. The new Green Book is written by Martinique Lewis, and is based on the original Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium created by Victor Hugo Green during the Jim Crow era. Also on deck: 2020 continues to be an interesting year (to say the least). Sharon and Lisa talk about Barbados becoming a republic, and why, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, the word ‘racism’ has been re-defined.
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3 Big Takeaways:

  1. Traveling is different depending on your race: “Racism affects every part of life. What BIPOC experience when traveling is very different from what white people experience.”
  2. Many Black travelers code switch for their safety: “As a Black traveler, you have to raise your game in terms of your appearance and attitude in order to make sure that you don’t get stopped frequently.”
  3. The ABC Travel Green Book is so necessary: “It’s useful to have a resource that says: Here is where you can find people who look like you, here are the places where you are going to be safe, and here are the places to avoid at all costs if you’re a Black woman travelling alone.”

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No Justice for Breonna | TISOT Ep. 2

No Justice for Breonna | TISOT Ep. 2

Episode Summary:

After 6 months, the Breonna Taylor case finally reached a resolution. In their second TIS Off-Topic episode, the sisters attempt to process the miscarriage of justice in the case, and discuss where we can all go from here.

3 Big Takeaways:

  1. Black Lives may never Matter: “The entire case underlines the fact that Black people’s and Black women’s lives do not matter to the system. The system does not care about Black women, and about Black people in general.”
  2. The U.S. is essentially a police state: “The U.S. police can shoot you with impunity. There are no consequences. There are no repercussions. There is zero accountability.”
  3. The work continues regardless: “This makes me more determined to keep using my work to fight racism…We can’t stop writing, fighting, protesting, and making our voices heard.”

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21 Things Introverts Wish People Understood | TIS Ep. 23

21 Things Introverts Wish People Understood | TIS Ep. 23

Episode Summary:

So many introverts feel misunderstood; Sharon and Lisa are no different. Join them as they hilariously list 21 things that make introverts tick. Or not tick. Plus: Introversion is just a small part of what the sisters are about. Tune in as they discuss Sharon’s anti-racism work, and how walking in her purpose helps her find the energy to do #allthethings.

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On a lighter note, Lisa shares what she’s been binge-watching on Netflix. Join the Introvert Sisters for a fun-filled, lighthearted episode!
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3 Big Takeaways:

  1. If nothing else, remember: “Text, don’t call.”
  2. Cancelled plans make us happy: “Cancelled plans is a love language.”
  3. Say ‘No’ to small talk: “Small talk is hard. It feels forced. It feels unnatural. It feels awkward.”

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Rest in Power, Black Panther: Celebrating and Mourning Chadwick Boseman | TIS Ep. 22

Rest in Power, Black Panther: Celebrating and Mourning Chadwick Boseman | TIS Ep. 22

Episode Summary:

Chadwick Boseman’s death sent people around the world into a tailspin of grief. Especially Black people. It feels as if OUR king was taken too soon. Tune in as Sharon and Lisa talk through their feelings about his untimely passing, explain why so many of us are grieving someone we never actually met, and discuss the legacy of the Black Panther.
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Plus: Rest is part of the revolution. The sisters have been doing A LOT, especially in the realm of anti-racism writing. It’s energizing and fulfilling, but also exhausting. Listen in to hear what they’ve been up to, and why they’re prioritizing rest and self-care

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3 Big Takeaways:

  1. Representation matters: “Chadwick Boseman was someone that our children and grandchildren could look at and say ‘Oh! I could be a superhero too.’”
  2. Controlling your narrative matters: “He overturned the narrative that is common about Black people, and about Black men in particular. Let us never forget that our ancestors were kings and queens. We were not slaves. We were enslaved.”
  3. Legacy matters: “For your next Black History class, just watch all the movies that Chadwick Boseman did.”

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Alone, Not Lonely: Why Introverts Love “Me Time” | TIS Ep. 21

Alone, Not Lonely: Why Introverts Love “Me Time” | TIS Ep. 21

Episode Summary:

People spend a lot of time trying to encourage introverts to “get out there” and come out of their shell. The thing is, for most introverts, their shell is their happy place. Spending time alone – and enjoying it – is part of what makes introverts introverts. Listen in as Lisa and Sharon talk about why they value their “me-time”, and how they use it. Plus: Shadeism (aka colorism) is still a thing, along with its unfortunate companion, skin bleaching. The sisters discuss why skin bleaching and colorism are still so prevalent, and if this remnant of colonialism will ever change.

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3 Big Takeaways:

  1. Alone time is liberating: “Alone time, for introverts, gives us the freedom to be ourselves.”
  2. Alone time is healing: “Alone time is not a withdrawal, it’s more of a recalibration, so that I can get myself back to center. It helps me be a better me.”
  3. Alone time is inspiring: “Alone time is a very creative time for me.”

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The 5 Love Languages of Introverts | TIS Ep. 20

The 5 Love Languages of Introverts | TIS Ep. 20

Episode Summary:

Introverts have the unfortunate reputation of not being the happiest of people. But, is that even true? The sisters think not. In fact, they believe that like most people, introverts have “love languages”: things that make them feel happy, and able to be their best selves. Tune in as Sharon and Lisa each reveal their introvert love languages. Plus: This has been a summerless summer. No trips, no festivals, no vacations, nothing. They even cancelled Crop Over in Barbados. The girls discuss what they did instead of their usual summer activities. 

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3 Big Takeaways:

  1. One-on-one convos are the best: “Those conversations that you have one on one are important. Those are where the magic happens.”
  2. Introverts need their quiet time: “Give me some time. Give me some space, with no ambient noise. Just complete quiet. A little bit of sensory deprivation, almost.”
  3. Most introverts are homebodies, and that’s ok: “My home is my sanctuary. It is my haven.”

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