The Introvert Sisters

The Introvert Sisters

Two INFJs with a lot to say—about introversion, racism, and everything else! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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July 14, 2021 56 min

The sisters’ convo with James Pogson was so good that it couldn’t all fit into one episode! Ergo: here’s part 2. In this follow-on, Sharon, Lisa, and James continued chatting up a storm (as West Indians do, lol), delving into racism, microaggressions, code switching, and working while Black. And, of course, sharing a few more jokes about West Indian parenting. 


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In this special episode, Sharon and Lisa welcome their very first guest!! James Pogson is a Black British narrative storyteller, writer, humorist, theatre producer, and LinkedIn’s Poet Laureate!! As you can imagine, he’s extremely entertaining people to talk to. Join the Introvert Sisters and James as they chat about their shared Caribbean roots, the joys of West indian parenting, writing as a career, and (of course) introversion. 


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As remote working has become more of the norm, more and more people have chosen to relocate to a country in which they have always dreamed of living. (Barbados, anyone?) These new expats not only have to adjust to their new home, but also find ways to fit in and not feel like outsiders. This tends to be easy for extroverts, but for introverts, not so much. In their latest Off-Topic episode, Sharon and Lisa share their experiences a...

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What’s more fun than meeting one anti-racism writer? Meeting two, of course. In this special co-production with Sharon's Anti-Racism Newsletter, Sharon and Lisa discuss how they got started in writing, and anti-racism writing; what's made most impact on their readers; and why doing their part to dismantle white supremacy is a lifelong quest. 

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“Why are you so quiet?” “Are you upset?” “You need to come out of your shell.” “You should speak up more.” Every introvert has heard phrases like these over and over, and to be honest, it gets irritating. It can be difficult moving through life knowing that just by dint of how you exist, people consider you to be deficient, and that you need to be “fixed.” In this episode, the sisters turn the tables. They flip these questions and ...

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On April 20th, almost a year after he murdered George Floyd, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts. 30 minutes before the verdict was handed down, 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant was fatally shot by a police officer. In this TIS Off-Topic episode, the sisters process the hollow triumph of the Chauvin verdict juxtaposed with the murder of Ma’Khia, and discuss a way forward from here.


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**Spoiler alert** Details of the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking are discussed in this episode.


The sisters are back with the continuation of their reaction to their favorite guilty-pleasure series, Indian Matchmaking. From Aparna’s hatred of comedy and love of the Bolivian salt flats, to the stigma attached to Nadia being Guyanese-Indian, to super-rich Pradhyuman’s refusal to compromise, Episode 2 is reality TV gold. Watch episod...

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We’re one year old today, and we couldn’t be more excited! Celebrate with us as we look back at the ups and downs of turning our “pandemic project” into a bona fide show.

Thanks to everyone for supporting us, following along, and listening to us on Apple and all the other platforms! We couldn’t have done it without you. In this episode we share our top episodes, our successes and struggles, and talk about our goals for year 2! 


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Right on cue, as soon as “The Interview” had aired, some of the racists that walk among us (we’re looking at you, Piers Morgan) showed their entire underpinnings. Of course, once they were challenged, they proceeded to exhibit peak caucasity and flood the world in white tears. In this 3rd and final episode in our Meghan and Harry series, we examine white privilege, white fragility, racism, and why Black people are tired of dealing ...

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There was so much to unpack from “The Interview” to end all interviews that we had to do a part 2. In this episode, we take a deep dive into Meghan’s mental health revelations, Harry’s unwavering support for his spouse, and how (randomly?) Tyler Perry ended up saving the day. Why does this matter so much? Because so many people – and so many women of color – see Meghan’s experiences reflected in their everyday lives. Because Meghan...

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Trigger warning: suicidal ideation and depression are mentioned.

Yes y'all, we are still talking about this interview. And so is the rest of the world. Why? Because so much tea was spilled! Like many other BIPOC, especially Black women, we felt triggered. If you take the titles out of the picture, Meghan was relatable, but for the saddest of reasons. The racism, misogynoir, and bullying that she endured echo what so many of us e...

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It’s been more than a year, and like Covid (alas), Zoom calls are still here. From the constant refrain of #YoureOnMute to the after hours video chats, it’s just too much--especially for introverts. Join Sharon and Lisa as they explain why Zoom fatigue is a real thing, and how you can manage it.


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The estates! The costumes! The sets! The Duke!! From the ballrooms of Bridgerton to the backstabbing Borgias, period dramas are just the ticket if you’re in the mood for some delightfully decadent escapism. In this lighthearted episode, Sharon and Lisa share their favorite period series.


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Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is a few days away and the global marketing machine is in full swing. Retailers and advertisers are spending billions trying to convince people that all they need for an epic romance are some flowers, chocolates, and diamonds. And all that is nice, but...then there’s reality. And reality in this case takes the form of the semi-controversial Netflix series Indian Matchmaking. It turns the much hyp...

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Inauguration 2021. Wow. Like the song says: It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life. At least that’s how it feels. President Biden and Vice-President Harris were sworn in on January 20th, and already the country feels like a calmer, more civil, and more hopeful place. From Biden’s and Kamala’s speeches, to Amanda Gorman’s poem, to the fabulous fashion, and yes, all those Bernie memes, Sharon and Lisa discuss all the detail...

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Given what 2020 was, and how 2021 has already begun, are New Year’s Resolutions still a thing? Is it hubris to even think that way? In their first episode of the year Sharon and Lisa discuss their...let’s call them “hopes”...for what they would like to accomplish in 2021.


Also: since life has been coming at them fast, the sisters are giving themselves some grace and reducing the episode frequency. From here on out, there’ll be a ne...

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Six days into 2021, in a shocking but unsurprising turn of events, the United States experienced an attempted coup, incited by the Seditionist in Chief. Just...wow. There is much to unpack, from the possibility of the orange one being impeached again, to the spate of White House resignations, to the failure of law enforcement officials--and their possible complicity. Join us as we discuss these historic events.


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2021 is barely a few days old, and it’s already setting up to be “2020, The Sequel: More Virus, Less Logic.” And so, we’re starting Season 3 with an Off-Topic episode to discuss Skylar Mack, one of the anti-masking quarantine breakers who ran afoul of the Cayman Islands authorities over the holiday season. In true COVID Karen style, Ms. Mack broke a 14-day quarantine period a mere 2 days into it. However, unlike many tourists who h...

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This is the final episode of 2020, and...whew chile...we made it. The entire year felt touch and go from beginning to end. From the global pandemic and anti-racism protests, to the murder hornets and the never-ending election (and let’s not forget The Great Toilet Paper Shortage), the sisters recap this most memorable of years, and explain why, in Sesame Street style, “Episode 2020” was brought to us by the letters W, T, and F.  


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The holidays are the sisters’ favorite time of year, and they’re getting closer and closer! Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means that the day after is Black Friday—aka the start of Shopping Season. One thing the sisters LOVE is choosing the perfect gifts for the special people in their lives. Join Sharon and Lisa as they share their top picks for gifts to give to the introverts (or tbh, anyone really) on your list. 


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