Lady Don't Take No

Showing Up with Mia Birdsong

Episode Summary

Alicia Garza is joined this week by author and activist Mia Birdsong.

Episode Notes

Alicia Garza is joined this week by author and activist Mia Birdsong, whose 2015 TED talk has been viewed more than 2 million times. She recently published her book, HOW WE SHOW UP: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community. Garza and Birdsong cover everything from gardening to defunding the police. Plus, Garza’s weekly roundup of all things great and awful known as Lady Don’t Take No!


Mia Birdsong on Twitter and at Instagram

Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

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This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx

Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. She shares her thoughts on the women transforming power in Marie Claire magazine every month. Her forthcoming book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House) will be published in October 2020, and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do.