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Shalom Sistas is a podcast hosted by Osheta Moore—a wifey, writer, entrepreneur, and mom who loves to talk Shalom with her favorite women, her Shalom Sistas. While Shalom is often thought of as another word for peace, it’s actually a deep and wide concept of the world as it should be— whole, flourishing, and vibrant. Being a Shalom Sista is as simple as seeing a need in the world and asking "how can I help?" Every episode, Osheta will introduce a Shalom Sista who asked that very question to share her story and give practical advice that will inspire and encourage women to be wholehearted and seek wholeness in the world right around her. We don’t’ get preachy here, but we do get personal, practical, and at times, a little playful!
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Shalom Book Club #2: Bad Feminist

Shalom Sistas

Published on 04/29/2016

Hey Sistas,Cara and I had a blast talking about "Bad Feminist" written byRoxane Gay on the podcast today. A collection ofessays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of themost-watched young cultural observers of her generation, RoxaneGay.“Pink is my favorite color. I used to say myfavorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—allshades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I readVogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it mightseem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.” We talk about how Sarah Bessey's book, "Jesus Feminist" prepped us to read this book from a whole place. We share ourfavorite essays (yay), and the ones that didn't quite speak to us,(nay...or more accurately.. meh), we touch on the differencesbetween feminism and womanism, and, of course, Cara singsWe give shout outs to the Sistas who shared their thoughts ofthe book over at the Shalom Sista Hangout. Ashley Ford's thoughts were SO SPOT ON!I love the grace in it. For ourselves and each other. She'sunequivocal in her declaration of how necessary the peace-makingpractice of feminism is, while also holding that it, and she, is noperfect. She won't let that stop her march toward wholeness though.And it's an encouragement not to let it stop us either. You could, of course, extrapolate that idea out to any practiceof shalom, which I think is the greater truth here.It was a fabulous conversation and we hope you love it too!Don't forget to get your copy of, "EsperanzaRising" for next month's book club from the ShalomBookstore*. Esperanza thought she’d always live with her family on theirranch in Mexico–she’d always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home,and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama toflee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in acamp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn’t ready for the hardlabor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces.When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way torise above her difficult circumstances–Mama’s life, and her own,depend on it. BTW...Doesn't this cover give you, Beyonce's "Hold Up" vibe from"Lemonade"? We hope you pop over to the hangout and share your thoughts on,“Bad Feminist” and if you’re reading, “Esperanza Rising” with Caraand me let us know.Your thoughts and questions are super important to ourconversations.Join us in the HangouthereGet your copy of, "EsperanzaRising" hereA Raising a tall glass of Lemonade to you my Shalom Sistas,Osheta*Affiliate link...your purchase in the Shalom Book Store willhelp keep the podcast lights on

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