Empowerment is a multi-layered social process that allows individuals and communities to act with autonomy, confidently representing themselves and their abilities with authority and determination. Empowerment can involve removing previous constraints or providing the tools and supports needed for previously powerless individuals or communities to act with self-determination. True empowerment requires that those assisting in the process retain no power, gain, or leverage against those they are helping. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


Get comfortable with being uncomfortable - Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Luvvie Ajayi Jones isn't afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. "Your silence serves no one," says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker.


Never, Ever Give Up | Diana Nyad

In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that's how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida - at age 64. Hear her story.


Empowerment Coach Reveals How to Stop Self-Rejection and Develop Self-Confidence—Roxy Saffaie

Is your greatest enemy, or bully, in life actually yourself? Do you put yourself down, tell yourself, “You can’t do it,” or shut down your own dreams before even giving them a try? On this episode of Women of Impact, empowerment coach, podcast host, writer, and athlete Roxy Saffaie joins Lisa ...


Audre Lorde reads Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic As Power (FULL Updated)

Audre Lorde reads the essay "Uses of the Erotic: the Erotic as Power." There are some ad-libs, but this reading is pretty faithful to the final text, which can be found in Lorde's essay collection Sister Outsider, among other anthologies. One of the most important essays of the 20th century.


This Tennis Icon Paved the Way for Women in Sports | Billie Jean King

Tennis legend Billie Jean King isn't just a pioneer of women's tennis — she's a pioneer for women getting paid. In this freewheeling conversation, she talks about identity, the role of sports in social justice, and the famous Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs.


Great Americans - Billie Jean King

On September 25, 2018 Billie Jean King was interviewed by David M. Rubenstein and awarded the National Museum of American History's Great Americans medal.