The one in which we talk about the version of history that we learn about Native Americans versus the one we never heard of. This includes the fact that many of the names we know the First People by are not the names they call themselves, and are often even derogatory. The things we must unlearn and learn are deep.
A Female VP
In this Shrinks After Hours episode, we chat about how we feel about having a woman in high office. Whether this would happen in our lifetime was questionable at many points, yet… here we are with a woman Vice President of the U.S.
The one in which we explore the sexist, racist, patriarchal beginnings of the institution of marriage and how it has changed over the years; or has it?
Representation in Sports
Who comes first to your mind when you think about African American tennis players? There are several we all know now including Serena and Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens, and Frances Tiafoe to name a few. Many people think first of Arthur Ashe who was the only Black man to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. But it was Althea Gibson, the tennis legend, who broke the racial barrier in the sport as the first ever African American to win a Grand Slam title. She was an amazing athlete and in this session we highlight her accomplishments as we consider the importance of representation, acknowledgment, and appreciation in sports, as in all things.
The Male Gaze
Shrinks After Hours talking about the way men have pushed to define the standards of beauty that women try to live up to. Why?!
Ugh, that male gaze – looking to make women sexual objects for hetero-male pleasure.
A Woman in STEM
The session in which we chat with Janet Tran about her experience as a minority woman in STEM. We encourage women to go into the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math but how are we helping them to navigate the challenges they face?!