UNDISTRACTED with Brittany Packnett Cunningham

“The Squad is Big, Y’all”: Rep. Ayanna Pressley on the Power of the People

“The Squad is Big, Y’all”: Rep. Ayanna Pressley on the Power of the People

UNDISTRACTED with Brittany Packnett Cunningham - February 25, 2021 - 34:03

To round out Black History Month, we turn to a woman making history of her own: U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley, who’s holding Congress’s feet to the fire on issues from student-loan forgiveness to vaccine equity. (She says policy is her love language.) The Congresswoman sits down with host Brittany Packnett Cunningham to talk about her political and her personal journey—in a talk that ranges from racial justice to her own evolving sense of beauty, as a Black woman leader living with alopecia. Plus, Brittany pays homage to the 500,000+ people lost to Covid–19, and brings you the latest Untrending news.

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Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist, educator, and popular TV commentator—and a trusted voice for millions of people interested in social justice. Now, with UNDISTRACTED—an original podcast from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios—she aims her focus on the most pressing issues of our time through the lens of intersectional feminism. From the latest headlines to deep-dives with today’s most fascinating changemakers, UNDISTRACTED is your weekly guide to the revolution.