Call Your Sister

Call Your Sister

Call Your Sister is a podcast for related and unrelated sisters or CYS everywhere co-hosted by Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson. Every week, Alex and Astrid call each other to discuss the complexities of motherhood, sisterhood, identity struggles, dating as a single mother, sex and much more. We’re real Latinx sisters who are fiercely opinionated, and not afraid to realtalk each other about everything from (men)strual cycles and body shaming to the Platanos versus Yuccas debates and current identity life drama. We highlight women who are both trying to keep it together and got it all figured out. We also care deeply about the lived experiences of BIPOC and Lantinx women who are just trying to get through the week. We’re here for every facet of women’s humanity because we are a community, a nation of CYS everywhere.

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January 19, 2022 92 min

We brought in the new year in Covid style. In this episode sisters, Astrid and Alexandra describe their 2022 new year experience, and it’s a hot one. Astrid had Covid and Alexandra shares her comical dating experience thus far. You’ll want to listen with your headphones on to this one!

We also share updates on the Elizabeth Holmes case. The founder of Theranos who managed to raised $950M for a lab business with a failed prototype wi...

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As we approach the holiday season and the tail end of the new year, we wanted to wish our listeners a safe and happy holiday. We’re getting ready for our formal break and wanted to reflect on all the great things 2021 has brought us. We know many of us have been living in the pandemic for a while and most are just tired of talking about it.  However, we want you to remain safe, stay healthy and kick start those new year goals, not ...

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This week join your favorite little sister Alexandra as she talks about taking a social media break.

Did you know multiple studies have found a strong link between heavy social media and an increased risk for depression, anxiety, loneliness, self-harm, and even suicidal thoughts?
 
A 2018 University of Pennsylvania study found that reducing social media use to 30 minutes a day resulted in a significant reduction in levels of anxiety,...

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December 1, 2021 71 min

We’ve heard the news and people are just getting under covers and rolling over. Another COVID variant Omicron and everyone is still quitting. And we’re loving it! In this episode sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson get candid and discuss (just like sisters do best):

1. Pandemic creating a new work evolution (quit and think about it later; loyalty is for the birds).
2. Surrogates is the future (robots and meta world; Astrid a ...

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November 17, 2021 61 min

In this episode sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson discuss Elizabeth Holmes former CEO of Theranos, Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial and how inflation affects us all. Hence the name bloody inflations.

Every now and then, the sisters get together to discuss current event topics that seriously affect our Latinx and black communities. Kyle Rittenhouse was the young man with a riffle (AR-style semi automatic) who shot and killed...

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In this episode sisters (Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson) catch up on a few life events and discuss the Supreme Court case that appeared uncertain about how to handle a federal law that denies disability benefits to U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico. Yes, many are unaware that many of the federal benefits that U.S. Citizens take for granted are denied to US territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, The Virgin Islands and many mo...

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October 27, 2021 54 min

In this episode sisters Astrid Ferguson and Alexandra Hodge discuss social media, Facebook and Instagram to be precise. What is going on with Facebook and why do they continue to sell customer data without permission?

How the algorithm changes and profit before human concern is the sole driver behind social media (giants like Facebook). Remaining on the app to sell us things is the apps main objective, while making a ton of money on...

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October 20, 2021 53 min

Hey CYS! Really? Have you been feeling the blues?

Don’t worry in this episode we talk all about feeling SAD-Seasonal Affective Disorder. Ever notice yourself feeling kinda down at the same time every year? Some may call it the winter blues. Others experience it in between seasons.

In this episode, sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson discuss the common symptoms of SAD and tips to overcome it. If symptoms persist and become unb...

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October 13, 2021 58 min

In this episode sisters Astrid Ferguson and Alexandra Hodge interview Anwar White the Founder of the Get Your Guy coaching program and host of the "Get Your Guy Coaching" podcast. He is a Certified Dating and Relationship Coach who has helped thousands of smart and successful women, specifically, women of color heal their hearts, date effectively, and get their guy!

We decided to bring in the pro and ask what is really getti...

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In this episode sisters, Astrid Ferguson and Alexandra Hodge discuss the Netflix series The Smart Money Women with sister-friend Cheyenne Tyler Jacobs. We highly recommend this Netflix series based in Lagos, Nigeria. Not only did we enjoy all the great tips and deep conversations-- but the outfits and food is to die for!

The series is based on Arese Ugwu's book. In this series we become fully immersed in the lives of five girlfr...

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This episode is jam packed with a few heavy discussions sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson decide to tackle. They take on a casual discussion on performance reviews and the inconsistency in performance reviews. So if you’re getting ready to go through a performance review this conversation might help you.

Then sisters tackle the complicated history of Haiti and what’s been going on at the border. The discussion includes the...

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September 15, 2021 23 min

In this episode we are switching it up with Astrid Ferguson leading us with some coaching tips to help us embrace life transitions. Whenever we are reaching a new phase in our lives we go through a rough transitional period. We deal with so much doubt and discomfort it’s hard to find clarity. During this period we can experience anxiety, depression, and disconnect from the world.

The tips shared in this episode will help us make bet...

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In this episode we (Alexandra and Astrid) discuss dating a single mom in 2021. After reading a Kevin Samuels fan personal statement—dating a single mom should only be optional if she gives full custody of her child(ren) to her baby daddy. Now, this is not new. Single mother’s have been accused of many frowns throughout history. Alex and Astrid understand the dating scene can be quite cruel towards single moms.

As if being a single p...

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In this episode sisters Alexandra Hodge and Astrid Ferguson discuss why dating is so hard. We debate about the importance of keeping your options open leading up to marriage or in a fully committed relationship. How dating life has changed and how flexibility becomes the most important factor to finding happiness, especially if dating during a pandemic.

It's no secret, we have all experienced being deceived and lied to. Most of ...

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In this episode Astrid Ferguson (the big sister) speaks with Nancy Paloma Collins
the founder of Paloma Therapy about the myths and misconceptions of culture. We get into deep conversation about the things we allow because of our culture.

We discuss why conversations can be difficult due to the cultural norms we have passed down through generations. Some of those abnormal cultural norms include silencing those who challenge the statu...

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August 12, 2021 26 min

Welcome back to a brand new episode of Call Your Sister Podcast! This week sisters Astrid Ferguson and Alexandra Hodge reflect on the past year as they celebrate their 1 year anniversary! insert splash of confetti here lol

Episodes mentioned are:

Episodes 3 and 4, where these lovely sisters discuss toxic relationships and not only toxic relationships with other people but how you can be toxic to yourself too!

Episode 26, What do gu...

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August 4, 2021 46 min

In this solo episode cohosts/sisters Astrid Ferguson and Alexandra Hodge discuss the need to prioritize our mental health no matter the cost, for benevolence. Simone Biles and Sha’Carri Richardson are two athletes that have paved the way for minority women to prioritize their mental health.

They continue to be strong leaders for our BIPOC community by simply being able to admit that they are not made of steel. They are human beings...

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July 28, 2021 51 min

If you lost everything what would you do first? Would you cry? Would you blame the universe? Or would you ask the universe how can I serve people who need my gifts?

Not many of us would’ve chosen the latter but Maria Guadeloupe (aka Tia Maria) the host of Cafe y Consejos, did. She chose to look within and find the answers she needed to go from an unemployed nurse to a pastor supporting same sex marriages and a podcast host. She shar...

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Ready? And Action!!!

Who wouldn’t want to see themselves on the big screen? Imagine yourself driving up to Netflix headquarters and getting a deal! Aye! We can all dream big but… the reality sis is everyone starts somewhere way smaller.

So sisters (Astrid Ferguson & Alexandra Hodge) interview Arilyn Martinez Cora who is an entrepreneur, educator, and filmmaker from Puerto Rico. Who has been producing and directing films in the U....

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Are you single, over the age of 30 and with no kids? Have you been feeling like maybe it’s you? Felt like you missed your train to a happy marriage and white picket fence?

Welp, sisters Astrid Ferguson and Alexandra Hodge have news for ya! You’re not alone and single is the new wave. Amanda Alonzo aka Mandi Rose the host of Brunch Talks Podcast, joins us to tell us how she broke her twelve year engagement and loving her thirties bei...

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