Episode 5: “Nevertheless She Persisted”


National City Councilwomen Confront Sexism & Vow to Prevail

Guests Hon. Alejandra Sotelo Solis and Hon. Mona Rios

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Duration: 55 minutes


On the fifth episode of Flip the Script: The Future is Female, co-hosts Nicole Capretz and Ismahan Abdullahi dive into a deep conversation with Councilwomen Alejandra Sotelo Solis and Mona Rios as they navigate the tricky waters of sexism and misogyny in politics, especially with their own council colleagues. These two brave and fearless women with deep multi-generational roots in National City find strength in each other, family and community -- and a belief that they must stand up to intimidation and bullying in order to set the stage for a more equitable, inclusive and just future for all residents.  Get ready to be outraged and inspired.

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