Capitol Justice w/@shanakn & @yovimi of @TheTaskForce — #KatieSpeakShow Ep44 07/09/2016

In brief: I’m so delighted that the co-author of the best-selling “Notorious RBG” could come on to get wonky and fan-girl-y about the Supreme Court at the close of the session. Shana Knizhnik is smart, knowledgeable, lovely, and has a knack for making case law and inner workings of the court interesting and understandable for us lay folks! Also on the show, one of my new favorite people: Victoria Rodríguez, LGBTQ activist, Trans/GNC Justice Project Director at The National LGBTQ Task Force, and mental health advocate — among her many hats. She’s on to break down everything that’s wrong with Rep Tim Murphy’s “comprehensive mental health reform” bill.

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Enhanced audio: Capitol Justice w/@shanakn & @yovimi of @TheTaskForce — #KatieSpeakShow Ep44 07/09/2016

Links to on-air references:

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


“Notorious R.B.G. blogger Shana Knizhnik ’15 makes her mark on campus and off” via NYU Law

Forbes ’30 Under 30’ — Media

My Truthout piece quoting Victoria: “Beyond Awareness: Mental Illness and the Ableism of Capitalism”

My Rewire piece quoting Victoria: “Advocates: Bill to Address Gaps in Mental Health Care Would Do More Harm Than Good”

The Task Force on Twitter: Trans* Americans are nearly four times more likely to have a household income under $10,000 than the general population. #WellnessWed”

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Shana Knizhnik: personal Twitter; Notorious RBG Twitter; Tumblr

Victoria Rodríguez: personal Twitter; The Task Force Twitter; The Task Force website

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