The Introvert Sisters
5 Coping Strategies for Introverted Expats | TISOT Ep. 10
As remote working has become more of the norm, more and more people have chosen to relocate to a country in which they have always dreamed of living. (Barbados, anyone?) These new expats not only have to adjust to their new home, but also find ways to fit in and not feel like outsiders. This tends to be easy for extroverts, but for introverts, not so much. In their latest Off-Topic episode, Sharon and Lisa share their experiences as lifelong expats, and strategies for how introverts can have an easier, more enjoyable expat journey.The beauty's in the details. Read the show notes and transcript on our website.
The Introvert Sisters Talk Racism, Anti-Racism and Writing | TISOT Ep. 9
What’s more fun than meeting one anti-racism writer? Meeting two, of course. In this special co-production with Sharon's Anti-Racism Newsletter, Sharon and Lisa discuss how they got started in writing, and anti-racism writing; what's made most impact on their readers; and why doing their part to dismantle white supremacy is a lifelong quest.The beauty's in the details. Read the show notes and transcript on our website.
What If Introverts Treated Extroverts The Way They Treat Us? | E 40
Season 3, Ep. 40
“Why are you so quiet?” “Are you upset?” “You need to come out of your shell.” “You should speak up more.” Every introvert has heard phrases like these over and over, and to be honest, it gets irritating. It can be difficult moving through life knowing that just by dint of how you exist, people consider you to be deficient, and that you need to be “fixed.” In this episode, the sisters turn the tables. They flip these questions and statements that extroverts direct towards introverts, in the hope that some behavioral mirroring will show extroverts just how messed up, judgmental, unhelpful, and unnecessary these kinds of words can be.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
A Bloody, Historic Day: Ma’Khia Bryant and Derek Chauvin | TISOT Ep. 8
On April 20th, almost a year after he murdered George Floyd, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts. 30 minutes before the verdict was handed down, 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant was fatally shot by a police officer. In this TIS Off-Topic episode, the sisters process the hollow triumph of the Chauvin verdict juxtaposed with the murder of Ma’Khia, and discuss a way forward from here.Full show notes, with links to resources, are available here.
“Indian Matchmaking” Part 2: Why We Have a Love/Hate Relationship With The Show | E 39
Season 3, Ep. 39
**Spoiler alert** Details of the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking are discussed in this episode.The sisters are back with the continuation of their reaction to their favorite guilty-pleasure series, Indian Matchmaking. From Aparna’s hatred of comedy and love of the Bolivian salt flats, to the stigma attached to Nadia being Guyanese-Indian, to super-rich Pradhyuman’s refusal to compromise, Episode 2 is reality TV gold. Watch episode 2 on Netflix, and then Join Sharon and Lisa as they react to it. (For their reaction to the first episode of the series, listen to Episode 32!)The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
Woohoo!! It’s Our Birthday! Happy 1st Anniversary to Us | E 38
Season 3, Ep. 38
We’re one year old today, and we couldn’t be more excited! Celebrate with us as we look back at the ups and downs of turning our “pandemic project” into a bona fide show.Thanks to everyone for supporting us, following along, and listening to us on Apple and all the other platforms! We couldn’t have done it without you. In this episode we share our top episodes, our successes and struggles, and talk about our goals for year 2!The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
When Meghan and Harry Met Oprah: Part 3 | E 37
Season 3, Ep. 37
Right on cue, as soon as “The Interview” had aired, some of the racists that walk among us (we’re looking at you, Piers Morgan) showed their entire underpinnings. Of course, once they were challenged, they proceeded to exhibit peak caucasity and flood the world in white tears. In this 3rd and final episode in our Meghan and Harry series, we examine white privilege, white fragility, racism, and why Black people are tired of dealing with all of it. Join us as we wrap up our conversation stemming from the interview of the year.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
When Meghan and Harry Met Oprah: Part 2 | E 36
Season 3, Ep. 36
There was so much to unpack from “The Interview” to end all interviews that we had to do a part 2. In this episode, we take a deep dive into Meghan’s mental health revelations, Harry’s unwavering support for his spouse, and how (randomly?) Tyler Perry ended up saving the day. Why does this matter so much? Because so many people – and so many women of color – see Meghan’s experiences reflected in their everyday lives. Because Meghan has reignited a much-needed conversation about mental health in general, and more specifically about how racism, bullying, and misogynoir all have serious adverse mental health effects. Join us as we continue the conversation.Trigger warning: suicidal ideation, depression, bulimia, and rape are mentioned.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.
When Meghan and Harry Met Oprah: Part 1 | E 35
Season 3, Ep. 35
Trigger warning: suicidal ideation and depression are mentioned.Yes y'all, we are still talking about this interview. And so is the rest of the world. Why? Because so much tea was spilled! Like many other BIPOC, especially Black women, we felt triggered. If you take the titles out of the picture, Meghan was relatable, but for the saddest of reasons. The racism, misogynoir, and bullying that she endured echo what so many of us experience daily. And the mental health effects that result from that are disturbingly relatable too. Join us as we unpack “The Interview” to end all interviews.The beauty is in the details. For full show notes and transcript click here.