092 Be Grateful! Be Positive! …Fuck that Ableist Bullshit!!!

In a rant-y extravaganza, the princesses talk about how much they hate being told to be grateful or positive.

The Ableism of the Positivity Movement

In This Episode

Inspired by a Toastmasters talk given by a coworker, Callie is all fired up about the concept of “being grateful;” while Nichole fumes about our culture’s emphasis on being positive. Both contribute to the atmosphere of complacency in the United States, keeping people from making waves, not to mention the overwhelming amount of classism and ableism inherent to both.

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  • Just listened to this episode and loved it! Never heard a podcast so brutality honest! Thanks for this one!

  • Just listened to this episode. Can’t tell you how awesome it was to hear. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety since I was a teenager and am constantly being told to “be more positive”. It’s so frustrating because sometimes it truly is hard to feel like there’s anything positive in my life. Also, the stuff about corporate America- thank you!!! My job is full of people constantly acting like we work for this amazing guy and for me that has never been the reality. It’s a very Christian workplace so it’s been hard to handle the isolation of my experiences. Just wanted to reach out and say how much this episode meant to me. Thanks again! Love the show so much!

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