March 3, 2019

Episode 10: Letting Love Fuel Your Work with Paola Mendoza

Paola Mendoza

Hello loves.

Paola Mendoza is an accomplished film director, activist, and author. A co-founder of The Women’s March, she served as its Artistic Director and co-authored the New York Times bestseller, Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard around the World.

Paola is also a co-founder of The Soze Agency and has been the creative director for campaigns fighting for immigration reform, criminal justice reform, and incarcerated mother’s and women’s rights. She is a co-founder and Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed, Resistance Revival Chorus (which I am a proud member of).

In this episode, Paola gives us the chance to understand why she does what she does, how her mother has been a huge influence on her, how she’s braved difficult conversations with her 5-year-old about today’s current climate, when she realized love is more effective than anger when doing her advocacy work, and so much more!

The Pain Points We Explore In This Episode:

  • How Paola came to be a person who fights for justice the way she does
  • Paola’s advice for people who want to be of service but feel they have nothing to give
  • Paola’s experience using love instead of anger to fuel her advocacy work
  • What the process was like for Paola to transition out of film and into activism
  • How and why Paola created the Resistance Revival Chorus
  • Why Paola feels it’s our responsibility to use our voices
  • How Paola uses her social media platforms and other resources to directly help individual immigrant families
  • What’s it like for Paola to perform her advocacy work for immigrant families as a mother herself and how she blends her work with her parenting

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