Commentary Strange Fruit

We talk this week with Emma Akpan about how certain Black religious institutions expect Black women to conform to white supremacist ideals — especially when it comes to sexuality, motherhood and family structures. She explores it in her recent essay, “I’ve Lost Faith in the Way the Black Church Polices Women’s Bodies.

And October 14-18 was the YWCA’s Week Without Violence — part of a global movement within the organization to end gender-based violence. YWCA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo joins us to explain that work.

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Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects.