Ever wish you could be a bit more forthcoming in putting your ideas and values into the world? Do you ever find yourself apologizing for things that don't merit an "I'm sorry"? On Episode 48 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, co-hosts Tesi and Leslie dive into both issues, first with an Ask Us Anything segment during which they tackle a listener question and then in a segment (Things That Make You Go Hmmm...) in which they talk about the way women often overuse the words "I'm sorry." After a lively discussion full of examples and solutions, the women wrap up the Mama Bear Mini with an Obsesh Sesh, detailing their current favorites.
Ask Us Anything
A listener sent the following question for Leslie and Tesi to answer and they tackle in their first segment:
You’ve talked about some pretty hot button issues in some of your podcasts. Privilege, sex, rape, etc. I think so much of what you said but I don’t feel brave enough to actually voice it out loud or post stuff about it on my social media. Where do you get the ovaries (that’s for you, Tesi) to do it on a podcast that has so many listeners?
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Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm...
Pantene Commercial "Shine Strong" — find it HERE.
Why Women Apologize and Should Stop, New York Times, Sloan Crosby
Sorry, Not Sorry—Why Women Need to Stop Apologizing for Everything, Fast Company, by Gwen Moran
Amy Schumer's "I'm Sorry" Skewers A Culture That Makes Women Apologize Constantly, Huffington Post, by Emma Gray
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