87 minutes | Jun 17, 2021

Women of Pride and Juneteenth: Ruth Charlotte Ellis & Sojourner Truth

Rikki Bell is back on the mic for a very special Pride/Juneteenth episode! Rikki kicks off the show by introducing Ruth Charlotte Ellis, an LGBTQ+ activist considered to be the oldest lesbian living to 101 years old. Melissa tells the story of Sojourner Truth; an abolitionist, women's rights activist, and a traveling preacher known for her iconic speeches on racial inequality.If you enjoy this episode, share it on social media with your friends! If you're interested in supporting the show, check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Rikki's 1 Year Anniversary as a guest on Mimosa Sisterhood podcastRikki's clothing company Peony Jean Boutique + the launch of her Pride collectionA wild rant on side hustles, passive income, and traditional jobs being "canceled"Rikki's obsession with the new White Claw Blackberry flavor + Melissa's handle of Cooks champagne from CostcoRuth Charlotte Ellis: LGBTQ+ activistBecoming the first woman in Michigan to own her own printing press businessRuth's home becoming "the gay spot" for the African American LGBTQ+ communityThe Golden Threads, an organization of older lesbiansSojourner Truth: abolitionist and women's rights activistGrowing up as a slave and overcoming years of hardship and tragedyEscaping slavery and becoming a traveling preacher"Ain't I A Woman" speech at the Women's Rights ConventionIntersectional feminismRESOURCES:Listen to this episode on Apple PodcastsListen to this episode on SpotifyFollow Peony Jean Boutique on InstagramCheck out the 'Living With Pride' documentary about Ruth Charlotte EllisCheck out the Narrative of Sojourner TruthSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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