Episode 25: How to Handle Sh*t White Girls Say with Franchesca Ramsey


In 2012, Franchesca Ramsey got famous overnight with her viral YouTube video, "Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls," instantly crowning her a queen of internet call-outs about race, identities, and social injustice. So why did her dream-come-true also feel like a nightmare? Comic, activist, and new author of Well That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist, Franchesca talks to Cristen and Caroline about the unexpected side effects of celebrity, calling out, and fessing up.

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  • How to talk about race without making a complete ass of yourself (Esquire, 2018)

  • Tips for allies of transgender people (GLAAD)

  • How to apologize (and seem like you mean it) (Real Simple)

  • The anatomy of a good apology, according to science (Real Simple)



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