The Activist Hustle

The Activist Hustle

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The Activist Hustle, a podcast by and for Millennials and Gen-Zs about what it means to be an activist. Each episode, we interview an activist hustling to break the mold, change the rules and bring positive change to our world. We’ll hear about their triumphs and their failures, and figure out to implement that we learn from their experiences.


9: Friendship, storytelling, and can you really just do it?
Jul 10 • 55 min
This month, we are sharing the conversation we had with the co-founders of We, Ceremony back in the spring. The network of women of color that is We, Ceremony grew from Iliana Panameño and Mu-Chieh Yun’s friendship, and their desire to share positive and…
8: Disparities in the Medical System
Jun 19 • 21 min
This season, we are diving deeper on The Activist Hustle. After each interview, our team will learn, reflect, and discuss the issues and themes that our guests bring up. In this episode, Lina and Rachel get passionate about injustices in our health care…
7: @2WOCQueenMDs
Jun 5 • 54 min
This month we are sharing our conversation with Raquel Sofia Sandoval, who is a Harvard Med School student and co-founder of the Instagram account @2WOCQueenMDs. She has been a leader for racial justice in medicine and healthcare and her work was borne…
6 | What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk College Admissions Scandal
May 22 • 33 min
This season, we are diving deeper on The Activist Hustle. After each interview, our team will learn, reflect, and discuss the issues and themes that our guests bring up. In this episode, Lina and Rachel take a look at college admissions scandal, and what…
5 | The Passion Speaks for Itself
May 8 • 53 min
This month we had the pleasure of speaking to Javier Weddington, a co-founder of MIT BoSTEM Scholars. He is a neuroscience researcher at MIT, is about to start a PhD program, and is a proud Chicago Public Schools alumn. Javier shares his experience…
Where is the The Activist Hustle?
May 1 • 11 min
Have you been wondering where our April episodes are? Fear not! Your feed is not broken. This week, a short update on what we’ve been up to. We’ll be back next week with a brand new interview to share!
4 | On Building the World You Need, and Patience
Mar 20 • 27 min
This season, we are diving deeper on The Activist Hustle. After each interview, our team will learn, reflect, and discuss the issues and themes that our guests bring up. In this episode, all four members of our team get together to talk about themes from…
3 | Love, Gender Expression, and Being Mycelium
Mar 6 • 54 min
This month we’re excited to bring you our first two-guest episode starting Lior and Eyal of the Non-Binary Hebrew Project. They are a recent graduate and an instructor of the University of Colorado Boulder, where they met and encountered a challenge: how…
2 | Continuing Conversations: The Global Refugee Crisis
Feb 20 • 38 min
This season, we are diving deeper on The Activist Hustle. After each interview, Lina and Rachel will research, reflect, and discuss the issues and causes that our guests work on. This month, inspired by Tina’s amazing work with refugee communities, they…
1 | Language and Identity in Refugee Work
Feb 6 • 49 min
Welcome back to the Activist Hustle! We’re launching season two with Tina Al-khersan, a millennial who loves to travel and explore the world as well as her role in activism. Listen as Lina and Tina explore how identity and language impact activism and…
Activist Reflections and Resolutions Mini Series: Rachel
Jan 23 • 23 min
Our first season and year as podcasters has come to a close and we’re working hard on bringing you season two. But we didn’t want to leave you hanging, so we’re bringing you a taste of our behind the scenes conversations. In this four part inter-season…
Activist Reflections and Resolutions Mini Series: Erin
Jan 9 • 15 min
Our first season and year as podcasters has come to a close and we’re working hard on bringing you season two. But we didn’t want to leave you hanging, so we’re bringing you a taste of our behind the scenes conversations. In this four part inter-season…
Activist Reflections and Resolutions Mini Series: Brandon
Dec 26, 2018 • 20 min
Our first season and year as podcasters has come to a close and we’re working hard on bringing you season two. But we didn’t want to leave you hanging, so we’re bringing you a taste of our behind the scenes conversations. In this four part inter-season…
Activist Reflections and Resolutions Mini Series: Lina
Dec 13, 2018 • 22 min
Our first season and year as podcasters has come to a close and we’re working hard on bringing you season two. But we didn’t want to leave you hanging, so we’re bringing you a taste of our behind the scenes conversations. In this four part inter-season…
8: Season 1 Reflection
Sep 12, 2018 • 29 min
The Activist Hustle team reflects on our own learning from our amazing season one guests, and previews what’s coming next.
7: The Activist Spirit
Aug 29, 2018 • 64 min
Daunasia Yancey first took a stand as an activist in seventh grade and hasn’t stopped since. When the #BlackLivesMatter movement ignited in 2014 she stepped up and took on a leadership role in Boston and beyond. In this episode she shares her experiences,…
6: You Are Enough
Aug 15, 2018 • 50 min
Tariana Little is a social entrepreneur, storyteller, health equity researcher, and so much more. In this episode, Tariana shares her journey through the higher education system and talks about how spaces that celebrated her authentic self have made all…
5: Bringing the Flavor Home
Aug 1, 2018 • 50 min
Brian Lim (aka Brian Pistols) is a break dancer and activist based in Lynn, MA. He shares his origin story as a dancer and child of refugees who has come back to contribute so much to his community after finding success in the international dance world.…
4: The Power of Solidarity
Jul 18, 2018 • 57 min
Chu Huang is a proactive community leader deeply rooted in the Boston Chinatown community. In this episode, Chu shares her experience fighting gentrification for the present and future generations while honoring the original activists and culture of her…
3: The Privilege of Self Care
Jul 4, 2018 • 51 min
Cliff Notez is a musician and digital artist who knows all about the hustle. Yet in his own activism and work he has also found the tools to take care of himself and his mental health. In a conversation about art, hip hop, and activism he shares this…
2: The Passion Meets the Network
Jun 20, 2018 • 41 min
Reginald Fils has been a social entrepreneur since eighth grade and ever since then his activism has been rich in hustle. He talks to us about a topic that makes us squirm: networking. This Gen Z activist’s passion for fashion and youth engagement will…
1: The Poet | Angelica Maria
Jun 6, 2018 • 44 min
In our first interview episode we hear from Angelica Maria Aguilera, a poet who uses her spoken and written words to fight injustice. She gives us insight into poetry and art as activism. She also discusses with Lina how showing up in certain spaces as a…
0: The Handoff | Lina, Rachel, & Brandon
May 22, 2018 • 25 min
This is Episode 0 of The Activist Hustle, rebooted. Hear how the podcast came to be and get acquainted with The Activist Hustle team: Lina, Rachel, and Brandon.