Shalewa Sharpe and Ashley Ford join Negin to explore their relationships with noise pollution. Later, Negin dives into the history of loneliness with Myq Kaplan and Dan Ahdoot. Dan shares what it's been like living with his parents during quarantine.
Ashley C. Ford and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to break down the latest on the Democratic primary, the possible effect of coronavirus on voter turnout, and the baby boomer generation versus everyone else. They also discuss why being a Tomboy was empowering back in the day.
Ashley C. Ford is a writer and podcast host. Her memoir, Somebody's Daughter, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books.
“For the first time I felt like I had so many more choices in my life than I originally thought I had. That was my first realization that I did not just have to react to the world, that I could be intentional in the world, and just curious about what came back to me.”
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Fortune Favors the Bold
[5:00] "Roger Loves Chaz" (Roger Ebert • Sep 2012)
[11:34] The Giver (Lois Lowry • Houghton Mifflin • 1993)
[17:47] Ford's commencement speech at Ball State
[26:09] Ford's archive at Buzzfeed
[41:00] "Ashley C. Ford’s Debut Memoir ‘Somebody’s Daughter’ Finds Home at Flatiron" (Paperback Paris • 2018)
Jameela Jamil sits down with writer Ashley C. Ford for a candid, wide-ranging conversation about her role on the hit NBC show The Good Place and her work as founder of I Weigh—an internet community working toward radical inclusivity for generation Z and underrepresented communities everywhere. The conversation was recorded on September 26, 2019 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.