Stories Of Disruption

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the disruption Podcast is About Activating Big, Bold Change.

The Disruption Podcast is focused on creating big, bold change through the disruption of systems and institutions that cause harm to others and through disruption in your own personal life leading you to find pathways to your own purpose, freedom, and power. We believe that disruption in these spaces activates transformational impact across society.

We are Tracey Breeden and Michelle Pelton, the hosts of The Disruption Podcast. We are queer activists, passionate about driving change, who will share our personal stories of disruption with you and lead you through discussions with fellow disruptors, including other activists and advocates, leaders on the inside and outside of organizations, and notable friends and influencers. We hope to inspire and activate you towards the big, bold change that you want to see in yourself and in the world.  

We will dig deep into those personal stories and into pressing topics like creating safe spaces and belonging, advocating for social change through activism in the most difficult places, personal elevation and radical leadership through living authentically, and sex positivity. We’ll even talk about closing the orgasm gap! It can get pretty serious, but we’ll also love, laugh, and weave lightness into our time together. The truth is disruption of self and the systems that surround us is not easy, and often requires us to lay down our safety. It all begins with giving ourselves permission to take that first step into personal truth and power. Look around and know you are not alone. We and our fellow Disruptors are people from all walks of life on that journey with you. Get ready to disrupt! 

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EP 27: Exploring Match-Striking for Beginners: The Importance of Fully Embracing Your Value

03/19/24

In this episode, we continue our discussion of Tracey’s new book ‘Match Striking for Beginners,’ which explores Tracey’s roadmap for unleashing your personal power in order to ignite collective action for a better self and a better world. In this conversation, we offer a glimpse into the critical importance of the power and value that individuals, especially women and historically marginalized groups, have inherently and the difficulties people in these groups face in embracing and harnessing that power due to the unique challenges they experience. In sharing a few thoughts and experiences related to Tracey’s deep-dive into personal power in her book, listeners will be enlightened, heard and seen, and inspired to embrace their personal power and unleash their inner superhero!

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EP 26: Exploring Match-Striking for Beginners: Where Sustainable Fashion Meets Community Building

03/05/24

On this episode of The Disruption Podcast, we delve into topics of community, trust, sustainable fashion, and personal transformation. Carley Lake, the CEO and co-founder of the app Lucky Sweater, discusses focusing on clothing swaps and its role in building trust, community, and friendship through a shared focus on sustainability. We cover the delicate balance of scaling a business while safeguarding its core values, and Carley’s personal journey leaving Uber to launch her venture during the pandemic. Our conversation is sprinkled with personal anecdotes of past experiences, including Tracey and Carley’s time at Uber, with the hope of reminding listeners of the importance of support in personal and professional endeavors.

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EP 25: Exploring Match-Striking for Beginners: The Importance of Community and Collective Action

02/20/24

In today’s episode, we explore the empowering world of Tracey Breeden’s new book, “Match-Striking for Beginners: Activating Individual and Collective Power for a More Just World” and specifically the idea of finding or building community and taking collective action so we can all have a positive impact on the world.

Match-Striking for Beginners is your playbook to ignite power from the margin, inviting you to discover the pathway to a more just world by recognizing your personal power and unleashing the superhero within you. We are going to dive into a series where in each episode we will highlight a theme or concept of the book, allowing Tracey to give us a sneak peek into some of the most transformational aspects of her new book!

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Ep 24 Part 2: Disrupting Parenthood: Lesbian Moms Talk the Art of Meaningful Parent-Child Conversations

02/06/24

In this episode, we are back with Claudine and Kelly delving into a myriad of compelling topics that revolve around the intricate landscape of parenting and family dynamics. The episode kicks off with a riveting discussion on a recent court decision, unraveling the loopholes that provide avenues for legalizing parental rights. Wrapping up with insights on teaching kids about sustainability, this episode is a rich tapestry of thought-provoking discussions that will resonate with parents and families whether queer or not!

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EP 22: 2023 Year in Review: Disruption Stories from 2023

01/09/24

In this reflective episode, Tracey and Michelle lead us through a whirlwind of disruptions that defined 2023. With a touch of nostalgia, they revisit their favorite episodes from the past year, each narrative a testament to diverse perspectives and impactful conversations. But it wasn’t just them—listeners chose disruption too, challenging norms and reshaping the discourse. As they reflect, Tracey and Michelle distill lessons from resilience to embracing change, setting the stage for a hopeful and powerful 2024!

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Ep 21: Disrupting Forced Arbitration: Survivors Fighting Forced Arbitration with Ally Coll

12/26/23

In this powerful podcast episode, we unravel Ally Coll’s complex journey, whose experiences traverse the turbulent landscape of workplace sexual harassment and systemic challenges like forced arbitration. From her internship on the Hill, where she faced sexual assault, to being thrust into moral leadership during her experience with her former law firm’s involvement in Harvey Weinstein’s defense during the #MeToo movement, Ally’s story is one of resilience and advocacy as she shows us how she turned her challenges into a way to advocate for other victims as well!

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Ep 19 Part 2: Disrupting Your Assumptions About Witches: Using Witchcraft to Facilitate Authenticity with Suzanne Elise Stewart

11/28/23

In this illuminating continuation, Suzanne’s story unfolds, offering listeners a profound glimpse into the transformative power of self-discovery, nature’s wisdom, and the boundless potential found in embracing the unknown. We know you’ll enjoy the next chapter of Suzanne’s extraordinary journey, filled with wisdom, inspiration, and the magic of personal growth.

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