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Making Space for New Political Practices with Aimee Allison

Who is going to define the political future? Within four years, our guest was able to redefine the political landscape. We made space in American culture for the potential of something new that’s a politics we haven’t seen yet. This week’s episode 30 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about making space for new political practices!

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Julie Castro Abrams and Aimee Allison share how she was able to make the term “Women of Color” shorthand for something beautiful. It’s not just about solidifying a multi-racial coalition of women. It’s not solidarity. It’s also shorthand for a political vision that’s grounded in a re-founding of America.

Aimee Allison is a writer, democratic innovator, and visionary champion of racial and gender justice. She is the Founder and President of She the People, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to an America redefined and inspired by women of color.

Renowned for her national efforts to build inclusive, multiracial coalitions, Allison organized and moderated the nation’s first presidential forum for women of color, attended by Presidential candidates and more than 1000 women from across the country, garnering major national press.

Some of the talking points Julie and Aimee Allison go over in this episode include:

  • How she got started with She the People and what led to its birth.

  • The shift to helping women of color shows up as an important group of people from a political standpoint.

  • Removing overwhelm, negativity, and the sense of individualism that keeps us from moving forward with the vision of what our political future could look like.

  • An overview of what we are dealing with on a political landscape.

  • How stories can be used to continue to drive the activism needed to further the cause.

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