Intersectional Friendships

This week I am joined by authors Christine Pride and Jo Piazza whose new book, You Were Always Mine, released this month talks about intersectional friendships. Continue Reading Intersectional Friendships

Welcome to the 202nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. In this mini-series, we are talking about friendship and mental health. To join me today are authors Christine Pride and Jo Piazza whose new book, You Were Always Mine, is due for release this month. In today’s episode we are discussing intersectional friendships and how it can benefit our mental health.

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About my guests

Christine Pride is a long-time publishing veteran having worked with a variety of established and debut writers and published many New York Times bestsellers over her editorial career. In addition to now writing novels and selecting teaching and coaching, Christine pens a regular column, ‘Race Matters’, for Cup of Jo.

Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist and editor who has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Glamour and Elle. The bestselling author of The Knockoff, How to Be Married, Fitness Junkie, and Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, she currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband and three children.

In today’s show on Intersectional Friendships

  • About Christine and Jo, and what they’re working on at the moment [01:41]
  • Their journey to becoming authors. [02.57]
  • What the term “friendship” means to them and how it supports the writing process. [05:28]
  • The complexities on navigating friendships that change due to motherhood. [07:42]
  • The state of inter-racial friendships in the USA in the current climate [13.25]
  • How to manage a “friendship breakup” and look after your wellbeing {17.47]
  • Their top three mental health tips. [21:41]

Quotes on Intersectional Friendships

  • For both of us, I think that friendship is the backbone of our lives.
  • Writing a book, it turns out, is very hard!
  • My friends are a huge emotional support for me.
  • Our friendship informs the writing of our books.
  • I make sure I get a ton of sleep and protect my mental health.

Resources on Intersectional Friendships

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