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Reni looks at the realities of intersectional feminism featuring activists Sisters Uncut and author, journalist and feminist Laurie Penny.

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At The End of The Tunnel
At The End of The Tunnel
Light Watkins
Consolee Nishimwe on Surviving Genocide and How She Was Able to Heal Herself and Find Hope - Ep 035
When the word “genocide” comes to mind, one might think these heinous acts occurred deep in history. Yet they’ve occurred as recently as 1994, when 800,000 innocent Tutsi Rwandans were attacked by their fellow countrymen.  Today, we speak to Consolee Nishimwe about her experience surviving the Rwandan Genocide and how her life as a survivor. We open the show by learning about the history between the Hutu and Tutsi social classes and find out how Belgian colonial powers turned these two groups against one another.  Consolee then expands on this, describing her childhood as a “privileged” Tutsi, and how shame was cast down on her for this status. She touches on her living conditions, and colors a vile picture of the genocide, talking about how machetes became a symbolic weapon of choice and ways Rwandan radio encouraged the ruthless murder of Tutsi people.  In the latter half of the show, listeners will find out about how Rwanda slowly returned to a state of normalcy. Although a different path to what she’d imagined as a child, Consolee now uses her story as a tool to help others. She talks about how she uses it to inspire survivors to come out and tell their story.  To hear more about Consolee and her incredible story of struggle, survival, and ultimately triumph, be sure to join us for this very special episode. *Key Points From This Episode:* * Introducing Consolee Nishimwe, a genocide survivor and today’s guest. * Consolee tells us about her simple childhood and the fun she’d create for herself * We learn about the two previously competing ethnic groups in Rwanda.  * How Belgium incited tensions and divide between these two groups. * Being aware of her status as a Tutsi as a child. * Ways that Tutsis were treated since 1959.  * How Consolee’s family status was well-known in her village. * How Consolee felt as a young Tutsi. * RTLM Hit Radio and its place in society. * Why the machete became the weapon of choice during the genocide. * Consolee talks about how everything changed in her village the day the genocide began. * Hear about Cnsolee’s experiences of day-to-day survival. * Despite being part of a Christian family, how Consolee received the most help from a Muslim friend. * Consolee’s experiences with sexual assault. * We take stock of what happened in the first 100 days of the genocide. * How Rwanda returned to a state of normalcy after the genocide. * Consolee describes her mental wellbeing, post-genocide. * What interactions were like with Hutus once the genocide was over. * Consolee’s genocide experiences as a tool to help others. * We hear Consolee’s thoughts on the current American political divide. * How Consolee stays so hopeful and how she defines success. * How Consolee would approach a survivor. * Console answers the question: How does a survivor know that they’ve healed? *Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:* Consolee Nishimwe Consolee Nishimwe on Twitter Consolee Nishimwe on Instagram Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor's Story of Pain, Resilience, and Hope on Amazon Ralph Waldo Emerson
1 hr 20 min
3 Books With Neil Pasricha
3 Books With Neil Pasricha
Neil Pasricha: Bestselling Author
Chapter 70: Brené Brown on building boundaries and the beacon of bell
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books uncovers and discusses the three most formative books from one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Judy Blume, David Sedaris, Chris Anderson of TED, the founder of the world's largest feminist magazine, the world's greatest Uber driver, Pete Holmes, Angie Thomas, and Malcolm Gladwell. Each of the 333 chapters is dropped on the exact minute of every single new moon and full moon until September 1, 2031. 3 Books is an Apple "Best Of" award-winning show and 100% ad-free, commercial-free, sponsor-free, and interruption-free. For more info check out: https://www.3books.co Chapter Description: Leslie and I had just started dating when she sent me a short clip of Brené Brown explaining the difference between empathy and sympathy. Empathy is climbing down into the hole with somebody and saying “Hey, I know what it’s like down here, and you’re not alone.” Sympathy is poking your head in the top of the hole and saying “Ooo! It’s bad, uh-huh!” Brené’s simple-sounding words created such a profound paradigm shift that we still use the line “Come down to the hole with me” in our relationship when we’re looking for deeper understanding (i.e., trying to get out of a fight.) That clip was the beginning of Brené Brown’s incredible work entering our marriage. When we found out we were going to have a baby Leslie printed out Brené Brown’s Parenting Manifesto and put it up on our wall. Leslie took Brené’s Kitchen Table Parenting Classes and we sat together watching her viral TED Talks, The Power of Vulnerability and Listening to Shame. I gave Leslie a copy of Daring Greatly on the day she gave a speech to her old high school and I was lucky to see Brené give a talk at a conference full of A-listers where hers was the only talk punctuated throughout the speech with standing ovation after standing ovation. Her wisdom may sound simple but it just hits you like a ton of bricks. Many of her lessons have themselves become tendons in our relationship including the phrase, “The story I’m telling myself is…” which we use to navigate tough conversations and not lay blame. Her #1 New York Times bestsellers Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfection, Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong and Dare to Lead grace our shelves and often lie beside our bed. We turn to them again and again. We loved her Netflix special The Call to Courage and her hit podcasts — yes, plural! — Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead featuring a lot of no-name guests like President Barack Obama, Dolly Parton, and President-Elect Joe Biden. I mean: come on! Brené is a North Star to so many. Teachers, CEOs, movie stars, Oprah, and even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are amongst her legion of fans. She is doing so much good in a world full of anxiety, grief, misunderstanding and miscommunication. She is the beacon we all need. It was a huge privilege to sit down and interview Brené together with my wife Leslie. We loved this intimate and wide-ranging conversation discussing questions like: How do we truly honor our partners? What is the value of ordinary moments? How do we actually operationalize love? And, of course, what are Brené Brown’s 3 most formative books? Are you ready? Please sit back and enjoy Chapter 70 with the one and only … Brené Brown. Let’s go! What You'll Learn: * How do we make time for friends? * How do we find contentment within our sphere of influence? * What does it mean to be spiritually fit? * Why is it so critical to set boundaries with family and friends? * What is the difference between being sweet and being kind? * How can a classroom be transformed into a sacred space? * What does it take to be a great teacher? * What is meant by the phrase “education as the practice of freedom”? * How can we better train teachers to be agents of change? * What is a love ethic? * What is a pandemic of lovelessness? * How can we learn to love? You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://www.3books.co/chapters/70 Leave us a voicemail. Your message may be included in a future episode: 1-833-READ-A-LOT. Sign up to receive podcast updates here: https://www.3books.co/email-list
1 hr 18 min
Therapy Thoughts
Therapy Thoughts
Therapy Thoughts
BONUS EPISODE: Social Justice, Self Compassion, and Shame with Lindo Bacon
Just when you thought we had released all the episodes until next season we have another Bonus Episode for you! This is an amazing social justice oriented episode between Lindo Bacon and Tiffany. Can't wait to see you soon for Season 4 of Therapy Thoughts! --- More About Lindo Bacon: Dr. Lindo Bacon is a researcher and former professor, and for nearly two decades taught courses in social justice, health, weight, and nutrition. Dr. Bacon holds a Ph.D. in physiology with a specialty in nutrition, and master’s degrees in psychology and exercise metabolism. Dr. Bacon has mined their deep academic proficiency, their clinical expertise, and their personal experience to write two bestselling books, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, and the co-authored Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight. Their newly released book, Radical Belonging: How to Survive and Thrive in an Unjust World (While Transforming it for the Better), takes their inspiring message beyond size, to shaping a culture of empathy, equity, and true belonging. Check out Lindo's new book Radical Belonging at https://lindobacon.com/radical-belonging-book/ You can find Lindo on Twitter and Facebook at @LindoBaconX and on Instagram at @LindoBacon --- © 2020. All Rights Reserved Tiffany Roe, LLC. The Therapy Thoughts Podcast is for general informational purposes only. Not intended to diagnose or treat any condition, illness, or disease. Not intended to be financial, legal, medical or therapeutic advice. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/therapythoughts/support
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