S1 E22: Woman and Advocacy: Cynthia Changyit Levin, From Changing Diapers to Changing the World

S1 E22: Woman and Advocacy: Cynthia Changyit Levin, From Changing Diapers to Changing the World

In this episode, I talk with author, speaker, activist and mother Cynthia Changyit Levin about her book, From Changing Diapers to Changing the World: Why Moms Make Great Advocates and How to Get Started. If you’re looking for practical inspiration on how to make effective change in your local community, then this is the episode for you!

Advocacy is a great way to get involved in driving change in our communities, yet very few of us ever actually learn how to become one. With over a decade of experience, Cynthia offers a step-by-step guide on how to be an effective advocate at the grassroots level - in the US and beyond. While her book centers around mom advocates, anyone can learn from and be inspired by it!

Some topics of discussion include:
1. Why moms make great advocates
2. What people can get out of advocacy work (it’s not about being a martyr!)
3. How you as one person can make a difference
4. The importance of non-partisan advocacy
5. Practical steps to get started today!

And more!

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Transcription is available here: https://www.thestoryofwomanpodcast.com/blog/e22-woman-and-advocacy-cynthia-changyit-levin-from-changing-diapers-to-changing-the-world

Buy the book: https://bookshop.org/a/80198/9781955985338

Mentioned in the episode:
- Results - https://www.results.org
- Bread for the Word - https://www.bread.org
- One Campaign - https://www.one.org
- Moms Rising - https://www.momsrising.org/
- Mom’s Demand Action - https://momsdemandaction.org/
- US Citizens Climate Lobby - https://citizensclimatelobby.org/
- Friends Committee - https://www.fcnl.org/
- ONE Campaign - https://www.one.org/international/
- Little Lobbyists - https://littlelobbyists.org/
- The Murder Bot Diaries - Martha Wells - https://bookshop.org/a/80198/9780765397539
- How to Be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi - https://bookshop.org/a/80198/9780525509288

Where to find Cynthia: https://www.changyit.com/

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