When Julie was sexually assaulted by the head of a prominent animal rights organization, she learned the limitations of her own rights in the “progressive” community. And then we hear from Tod, who saved a three legged dog and named it named Piggy. But who really saved who?
Families can be full of drama! From getting a phone call that your grandmother assaulted someone at the nursing home, to hatching several unrealistic plans to run away from your parents, there is still that special something that keeps kin together. In this very special episode, we hear stories about forgetfulness, fights, and forgiveness. Plus Katharine’s (almost) 5 year old nephew joins us at the end to provide riveting commentary. He has a lot to say about lobsters.
Jillian knew at a young age that she was obsessed with spankings. When she finally found a person who shared her fetish, her eyes were opened up to a whole new world. Unfortunately, someone else was watching.
Andrea Lynch works as a consultant to social justice and human rights organizations in the United States and around the world. You can learn more about her work at www.aelynchconsulting.org. You can also sign up for her quarterly newsletter at the same link! Andrea lives in Brooklyn and her interests include cooking, birdwatching, vintage protest art, intersectional feminism, David Attenborough documentaries, and Lady Lyanna Mormont. Here she is looking goddamn adorable:
High school is hard enough, but what do you do when a gym teacher threatens to expose a secret? Mary faced that challenge, and managed to fight it with a new found superpower. We then hear from Brandon who, on a whim, took a trip to Peru that had him facing some serious fears. Let’s just say he may or may have not eaten a rat.
As someone who has spent most of her life fighting for the rights of others, Mallika Dutt has her share of stories. First, we hear about how she skillfully handled the “casting couch culture” during production of a music video about women’s rights. Then she talks about a recently unearthed traumatic childhood memory that helped her understand her own personal obstacles. Oh, and Mallika makes The Bartender cry when she explains how the power of storytelling can change the world.
As promised, the JEB Bush “Please Clap” ringtone.
About the Guest:
Mallika Dutt is founder, president, and CEO of global human rights organization Breakthrough, whose mission is to “build a world in which violence against women and girls is unacceptable and all beings can thrive.” She is also studying energy healing and is one of the kindest, most intriguing people The Bartender has ever met. Check out her fantastic blog immediately. Here she is looking beautiful and inspiring, as you do:
Wali, a very safe driver, was recently hired by a trucking company. During his month on the road with a trainer, he learned a lot more than how to make wide turns. PLUS The Bartender has a “New Awesome Podcast” alert – check out The Podcast of Color!
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