TGGC #79: Staying politically connected with Amanda Duarte

Amanda Duarte is the creator and host of the monthly show Dead Darlings, in which artists present work they’ve had to cut or abandon, at Judson Memorial Church in New York City.

She co-created the meme and movement #PussyGrabsBack, is the co-host of the new podcast Girl Friday, and is a regular at comedy and storytelling events throughout NYC.

Amanda and I do a fair bit of ranting about American politics in this episode but we also talk about what she’s learned about the creative process from hosting Dead Darlings, how we can take tangible action towards political change, and turning off the news as an act of self-care.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The Dead Darlings show that Amanda hosts, in which artists present work they’ve had to cut or abandon
  • What she has learned about the creative process as a result of the show
  • The #NotMyPresident hashtag
  • The tangible ways that we can stand up politically and help to create change
  • Lots of ranting about the Trump administration
  • Turning off the news and social media sometimes in order to recharge


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TGGC #78: Getting clear on your values and living in integrity with Jenni Brown

Jenni Brown is a Type A Creative and a Co-Founder of Prim'd Marketing, where she's the resident creative-brain/web & branding strategist helping business owners look and sound like the best version of themselves.

Jenni and I are going to be diving deep into the importance of living in integrity with our values, how to get really clear on what our values are, and staying in touch with them on a day-to-day basis.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Creating white space and consciously transitioning from one phase of your day to the next
  • Our personal stories of navigating burn out and uncoupling our self-worth from our productivity
  • Defining what values even are and how they’re different from goals
  • Jenni’s journey to getting in touch with her values
  • Four simple ways to get clear on what your values are
  • Looking for the personal indicators or warning signs that pop up when you’re out of touch with your values
  • Creating goals and designing your life to match your values


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TGGC #77: Debunking sex myths and considering activism as self-care with Rachel Hills

Rachel Hills is a New York-based journalist, activist, and author of THE SEX MYTH.

She is interested in the space where the personal meets the political, or what she calls "the politics of everyday life.”

We’re talking about the toxic myths that are perpetuated about sex and sexuality, not judging ourselves based on our sex drive, being more open about sex, and activism as a form of self-care.




In this episode we discuss:

  • The toxic messages about sex that so many of us have internalized
  • Rachel’s journey of sexual healing and decoupling herself from these toxic beliefs about sex
  • Breaking down toxic sexual messages in our day-to-day lives
  • Not judging our relationships by our sex lives or ourselves by our sex drives
  • How feminism and activism can be tools for self-care


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