Ep001: #GoodAncestor Rachel Cargle


In this episode, I speak with social justice activist & writer, Rachel Cargle.

Rachel Cargle is an activist, writer, and lecturer. Her activist and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Her social media platforms boast a community of almost 180k people where Rachel guides conversations, encourages critical thinking and nurtures meaningful engagement with people all over the world.

Rachel is also a dynamic entrepreneur. Her organization The Loveland Group houses a family of companies that are dedicated to lifelong culture, opportunity, and learning. 

Rachel is currently living in NYC and attending Columbia University where she is studying anthropology and women's studies.

In this episode, Rachel & I explore:

  • Re-centering and reflecting upon black women’s writing

  • Studying self as good ancestor work

  • Navigating online and in person space while talking anti-racism work

  • Grounding and self care, boundaries, and knowing who your peers are

  • Knowing and understanding individual’s capacities for the work

  • Redistribution of funds and resources to black women

  • Being an ancestor without children

  • Showing up and reclaiming self

I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as we did. Click the play button below to listen in now. Or if you prefer, click here for a full transcript.

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