Amber sits down with Melissa Rodríguez, founder of Social Media Relations, a social media and digital advertising agency based in Los Angeles, California that helps businesses connect more meaningfully with the dominant Latina market. Melissa reflects on her experiences, views and values as a second-generation Latina, growing up in the U.S.
On this episode, Amber explored the emotional landscape of mothers sending their children off to school with mom and educational researcher, Ashley May. The two discussed the feelings of both loss and pride that can be hard to place and the evolving definition of the role of Mom.
ADHD is commonly associated with children and men yet over 6 million women in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD and it’s estimated that 4 million more live undiagnosed. On this episode, Amber speaks with disability advocate, Margaux Joffe to discuss the unique challenges facing women with ADHD.
While many parents focus on juggling work, family and many other personal obligations, some women spend all of their energy praying for another day of life. In this episode, Monique Fritz shares her story of caring for her son, Cameron, who was born with sickle cell anemia.
It’s a fact: diverse teams build more profitable products. During this episode, Amber chats with Willie Henry, Sr. Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager at Facebook, to discuss the value of diverse teams, the point of diversity and inclusion programs and why companies (large and small) need to make it a priority.
Amber sits down with Jan Tate, a psychotherapist with a dual background in clinical sexology and clinical social work who specializes in providing support for people who identify beyond the gender binary. On Ep 15, Jan and Amber discuss the challenges and experiences of non-binary/gender non-conforming individuals.
A few months ago, Amber met Shelby and the two began talking about what life is like through a non-binary lens. Amber was so moved by her story that she invited Shelby to join her on The Tote + Pears Podcast. Listen in as the two continue their conversation about life through a non-binary lens.
When she asked her teenage daughter how school was going, Dr. Kim Scott didn’t expect to hear: “I’d be fine as long as I render myself invisible.” In this episode, Amber sits down with Dr. Scott to discuss the erasure of women of color in public spaces and what she’s doing to fix it.
When it comes to caring for aging parents, women — daughters, especially — are twice as likely as men to take on the responsibility (both physically/emotionally and financially). In this episode, Amber sits down with the Executive Director of Family Caregiver Alliance, Kathleen Kelly, to talk about the role and life of a female caregiver.
For the woman who will never have a tidy, peaceful life — there is still happiness — as long as she asks herself the right questions. On this episode, professor and author, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, redefines what it means to “have it all.”
After the premature birth of her son, Amber struggled to come to terms with the aftermath of her time in the NICU. She turned to books to help and stumbled across Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers. Sarah A. Strickley’s essay stood out. On this episode of The Tote + Pears podcast, Amber speaks with Sarah about the moving story that inspired the piece.
On this episode of The T+P Podcast, Amber sits down with Jen Heazlewood, Creative Director and Head of Experience Design at R/GA London, about eliminating unconscious biases in our products, services and designs.
With advancements in the everyday use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, researchers are finding that troubling human biases are now making their way into our tech products, as well. Amber Anderson talks with scholar and best-selling author, Safiya Umoja Noble, Ph.D., about the consequences of unchecked biases in tech.
Women of color have a complex relationship with feminism — understanding how their multiple identities intersect increases a brand’s ability to connect with them. On this episode, Amber brings together three women of color to explore what happens when gender, race and culture collide — and why brands/marketers should care.
Meghan Daum, award-winning writer, columnist, and editor of the New York Times Bestseller, Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not To Have Kids joins Amber to discuss her journey and the value of understanding non-mothers.
Amber talks about motherhood and race with Anthonia Akitunde, founder and editor-in-chief of Mater Mea, a website that tells the stories of black women at the intersection of motherhood and career. From misconceptions to misrepresentations—Amber and Anthonia discuss how these factors might affect the way a business constructs its messaging.
Amber and T+P’s lead content strategist, Stephanie Conner, discuss how a woman's identity is more than her gender — and how that can (and should) affect the approach brands take to create their personas, products, services and campaigns.
Amber discusses intersectionality with guest Dr. Mildred Boveda, assistant professor of special education and cultural and linguistic diversity at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.