EPISODE SNEAK PEEK:
"Why do you have to have an addiction to have a support group? Isn't being a girl hard enough today?"
with Alexis Jones
WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?
I first found Alexis and I AM THAT GIRL my sophomore year of college when I was drowning in the weight of life that feels unbearably heavy when you're 19 years old. And I've been in awe of her ever since. So, having this conversation with her was a bit of a dream come true. I think 19-year-old would freak if she knew this was real life!
While Alexis' entrepreneurial journey began her sophomore year of college with I AM THAT GIRL, it didn't stop there. She recently launched ProtectHer and is revolutionizing sexual assault prevention by going into college locker rooms. We talk more about both of those in our conversation and the how-she-got-started-doing-these-things parts of her story.
It's one hell of a conversation and Alexis is one hell of a human.
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WHO IS ALEXIS JONES?
Alexis Jones founded the 501c3 nonprofit I AM THAT GIRL, which currently has 1M+ girls involved and chapters in over 20 countries. She is an internationally recognized author, activist, speaker, media personality. Alexis hosted a TV show on the red carpet and several shows on CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports, MTV and TLC. She also hosted and organized TEDxAustinWomen, executive produced the film, A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story and won nine out of nine film festivals.
Alexis recently founded ProtectHer, a locker room program educating male athletes on the importance of respecting women. She was featured as one of AOL’s MAKERS along with Oprah, Ellen, Hilary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg.
She was listed as one of Oprah’s #SuperSoul100, Cultivate & Creates’ Top 100, DELL’s #Inspire100, Fast Company’s “Female Trailblazers,” ESPN’s “Pop Culture’s Top Ten,” and named one of the five most influential women in Austin as a Profiles in Power winner. Alexis has spoken at The White House, Harvard, Stanford, The United Nations, Nike, DELL, Pepsi and The Girl Scouts.
LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:
"Half the Sky" by Nicolas Kristoff (psst.. this is an affiliate link, so if you purchase the book or other things using this link, I may get some cash money! thank you!)
"I AM THAT GIRL" by Alexis Jones (psst.. this is an affiliate link, so if you purchase the book or other things using this link, I may get some cash money! thank you!)