Hear how Chirlane McCray, the First Lady of New York City, and Amy Keller Laird, the Editor-in-Chief of Women's Health, are trying to smash the stigma.
The Women Promoted in This Episode:
“I basically watch MSNBC like a fool, and Rachel Maddow is my favorite person to watch,” says Amy. “It was so exciting to see that our podcast, which is still in its infancy, had made the, New and Noteworthy list on iTunes, and that we were right alongside her.”
“Hillary Clinton was an enthusiastic cheerleader of Thrive NYC,” says Chirlane. “She actually gave us advice about how to approach it by going to communities and having town halls and getting people's first hand experiences with the mental health system. She’s just incredible. The other woman I want to promote is the author Tanwi Nandidi Islam. Her book, Bright Lines, is about what the life of an eighteen year old daughter of Bangladesh immigrants in 2003 in Brooklyn was like. It's a coming of age story and it is really wonderful.”