Episode 44. Elsa Collins on race, teaching empathy to our children, and the crisis at the border

Growing up on both sides of the border in Tijuana and San Diego, Elsa Collins has an important and unique perspective. Elsa shares what life was like on the border during her childhood and the misconceptions today about the area and how media plays a part into the humanitarian crisis. As co-founder of This is About Humanity, Elsa is an advocate for refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. who are stuck in Tijuana. For these individuals fleeing and now in shelters in Tijuana, it’s a choice between possible death and certain death. What would you choose for your family? Elsa also discusses the importance of teaching empathy, as well how to talk about race with our children.

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Alex Winkelman
Alex founded Hello My Tribe not because she was an expert on motherhood, but because she was a mom who desperately needed support and community. During those tough first months of motherhood, Alex spent day after day reading and learning about motherhood. She learned: 1. She wasn’t alone in her feelings about motherhood. 2. Everything we could have ever dreamt of existed for the baby, but there was a lack of resources for the woman/mother 3. There are many maternal health issues in our country that need attention and need to be addressed. Hello My Tribe was built upon these needs. Previous to launching Hello My Tribe in 2016, Alex was a professional and volunteer fundraiser, raising millions of dollars for non-profit organizations. Alex lives in Austin, TX with her son and two rescue dogs.