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072: Cultivating Empathy & Becoming a Better Ally for Marginalized Groups

Hey Friends!

Welcome to episode 072 of the Candidly Speaking podcast!

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In This Episode:

  • Carrie welcomes her friend Shannon and her wife, Megan, to the show to share their experiences being a lesbian couple.
  • We start the show with Shannon and Megan telling us about where they grew up and what they were like as a child, having trouble fitting in and expressing themselves as adolescents.
  • They open up about their experiences coming out to their families and their peers.
  • They talk about how the Black Lives Matter movement has encouraged them to get more involved in their LGBTQ+ community.
  • Megan tells us about some of her worries about “looking” more gay, compared to Shannon who doesn’t “look” gay.
  • They share some of the ups and downs of their relationship, making it through Megan’s accident and transition to a wheelchair, their emotions when gay marriage was finally legalized, and getting married.
  • Shannon and Megan reflect on ways we can be better allies for the LGBTQ+ community.

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