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I Won’t Shut Up with Ally Henny

interviews Jun 16, 2023

Are you looking to understand the ways in which racism persists in America today? Ally Henny's new book, I Won’t Shut Up, is a great place to start. Ally joins Sharon to talk about Bruno. But in this context, Bruno–always around, but only talked about in hushed tones–is race. Ally and Sharon have a candid conversation about the pitfalls of Respectability Politics and how white people can do better when it comes to getting uncomfortable in conversations about race. 

Special thanks to our guest, Ally Henny, for joining us today. You can preorder I Won’t Shut Up here!


Hosted by: Sharon McMahon

Guest: Ally Henny

Executive Producer: Heather Jackson

Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder


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About the Guest: 

Ally Henny is a writer, speaker, advocate-minister, and vice president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, an organization committed to encouraging, engaging, and empowering Black Christians toward liberation from racism. She completed her MDiv from Fuller Seminary with an emphasis in race, cultural identity, and reconciliation, and she hopes to lead a church someday. Ally has been leading conversations about race on her social media and blog, The Armchair Commentary, since 2014, and her posts reach millions each month. She is a proud Chicago Southsider.


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