This week we’re talking with Rachel Cargle. Rachel is an activist, writer, and speaker whose work is rooted in providing tools and resources for women and their allies to form valid opinions and take meaningful action on the issues that matter to us.
Rachel is the co-founder of The Ripple, an intersectional women’s collective, and the Chief Editor of The State of the Woman, a weekly newsletter that brings its subscribers a round-up of women’s affairs. She is currently living in NYC and attending Columbia University. You can follow her on Instagram @1thatgotawayy, where she shares about activism, racism, white supremacy, white privilege, and white feminism.
Today you’ll hear about how a photo of Rachel and her friend Dana at The Women’s March went viral, along with her experiences traveling the world, why it’s critical to make important interactions offline, and so much more. Rachel gives us specific actions that we can take in order to help dismantle the systems that are harming people. It’s an extremely important conversation to be having, and we’re hoping you’ll learn as much as we did.
In This Episode
How traveling the world shaped who Rachel is today, and why anyone can do international travel [9:05]
The full story behind her photo that went viral [15:30]
What’s important for white women to know [20:00]
Why Rachel talks about what she does and where she gets her insights [29:20]
How she’s bringing her message offline to people [42:50]
Where capitalism started and how to navigate entrepreneurship [46:50]
What her “Do The Work” campaign is all about [53:35]
When Rachel feels she truly developed her voice and platform [56:45]
A big thing we can do now to be intentionally anti-racist [64:57]
How white privilege is affecting the world [67:53]