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Everyday we are inundated with thousands of messages promoting a way of doing business that is entrenched in toxicity. Are you as tired as I am of seeing the endless propping up of hustle culture and burnout as the only path to success? The marketing paradigms that are void of diversity, antiracism, and inclusion? The reliance on using harmful psychological triggers just to make a sale?! They want us to believe this is the only way it can be done; but I am here to tell you: that is 100% b@llsh*t! We don’t need to buy into this deeply harmful and exhausting mythos of doing business. I have made it my goal in life to not only change the way I do business but to help others do the same: through community, sharing, and learning through powerful conversations.

Welcome to the Business as Activism Podcast.

We are going to unpack and uncover how doing business in our current paradigm is causing tremendous harm and perpetuating an unjust system. We are also going to discuss new and better ways to do business –ways that actually can result in bringing about healing and contribute to changing the world.

I’m your host, Elijah Selby, Feminist Business Coach and I passionately believe that by dismantling the systems of oppression that are built into current business practices we can 100% help to make the world a more just place. So many of us are unconscious of the harmful beliefs and practices we are perpetuating. Including me. Through these conversations a whole other world and way of doing things is going to open up for you.

My desire is that these conversations inspire you to do business differently so that together we can build a better workplace and a better world.

Bro Marketers are Pick Up Artists with Sam Pollack

Samantha Pollack is a Positioning Strategist & Copywriter for service providers, creatives, BIPOC women, AuDHD folks, activists, queers, weirdos, and other smart/cool people. She's known for her ability to capture her clients' voice—and craft messaging that makes...

Breaking the Myth of the Starving Artist with Jillian Todd

"I love talking about rich artists!" That's what Jillian Todd wrote on the her google form to be on the podcast and I instantly knew I had to talk to this woman!!! The cultural narratives we hear greatly affect us--and most often they are holding us down and holding...

Performing as a Challenge to Patriarchal Norms with Melissa Kelley

As mere normal, non-theatrical humans, we don't generally get up on stage and create art that inspires people to see the world differently...oh wait...I forgot about social media! Scratch that! We are all performing our art! Melissa Kelley is a total badass. She is an...

[Boundaries Series!] Boundaries Will Set You Free!

This is the first episode in an ongoing series on boundaries. Boundaries are foundational to our joy, freedom, mental and physical health, healthy relationships, and a successful business that is also joyful! Boundaries are one of the most important things I work with...

How I finally started showing up for my business

If you want to stop hiding out and start powerfully showing up for your business then it is so important to unover what's holding you back and then create a new way to PLAY! There's a lot of reasons we hide out but one of the biggest one's I've found is because we are...

Photography and Dismantling Patriarchal Oppression with Éadaoin Curtin

Aaaaaahhhh....getting our photos taken. Do I hear a collective groan? I do know a couple people who don't get stressed at the idea of a photo shoot (or simply having a friend snap a photo on their phone!) but most people I know get anxiety at the thought....

Regroovin™ Your Nervous System with Amy Guererro

[TW: this episode includes discussion of alcohol abuse and attempted suicide. If you know that hearing about these things will trigger you, please don't listen. Always take exquisite care of your beautiful self.] When Amy Guerrero reached sent me the google form for...

How We Remake the World with Laura Hartley

In this inspiring episode I sit down with Laura Hartley and we discuss Remaking the World. You know...just dismantling all the BS and creating a more just and free world. All of us change makers are living in two places--we have one foot in the current world, run my...

Money Money Money! with Natalie Miller

Capitalism is geared against most of us, though here we are working within this system. How do we find a way to be in this system that is not exploitative? How do we find a way to be in the system that does actually help us to find some power-- when power is in this...

Giving Yourself Grace and Honoring Your Values

Hello loves. Welcome to the first podcast of 2024. And therein lies the seed of this episode--why is this the first episode? And what are my feelings about that? (Spoiler alert--wasn't very happy about it.) But the beautiful gift this situation brought me was that I...

Women’s Bodies in the Patriarchy with Nina Manolson

“A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.”― Naomi Wolf. No wonder women are in...

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The Most Important Episode with Elijah Selby

I've had many conversations with people recently where it became clear that I take a lot of my knowledge for granted--and that I assume everyone else knows what I know. NOPE! Not true. So I created this episode to share some foundational beliefs I have when it comes...

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The Conspiracy of Consumer Culture with Chelsea Quint

"We must shift America from a needs, to a desires culture. People must be trained to desire, to want new things even before the old had been entirely consumed. We must shape a new mentality in America. Man's desires must overshadow his needs." - Paul Mazor, Lehman...

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Why There is So Much Anti LGBTQ+ Legislation

Why has there been over 525 anti LGBTQ+ laws introduced in this country in 2023? This is absolutely by design. It has become what is called a "wedge issue" by the Republican party and it has been successful in bringing back the "traditional family" narrative stronger...

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Feminist Finances with Maura Madden

We pull back the curtain on the financial industry on this one! The financial world uses language and jargon that purposely acts as a gatekeeper of knowledge so that only a select few are able to navigate these waters. Maura Madden, Certified Financial Planner...

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Whose Idea of Success Are You Living? with Dana Kaluzny

"...It was a massive realization to me actually quite recently, that my idea of success was not my own...and that...story was running through my head, was holding me back from truly enjoying, and defining for myself, what success and joy in my career was, could be...

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Gender, Equity, and Inclusion with Femily

The workplace is not working for women, especially women with marginalized identities; women of color, black and brown women especially, lesbian women, trans women, women with disabilities, and even women who are moms. Femily, Silicon Valley's Gender and Equity...

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5 Lessons to Makeover Your Marketing

Are you struggling to ""put yourself out there"" and build your business? Yeah. I get it. I've sooooooo been there. All my clients have been there. It's normal. It's normal because how we've been taught to market makes us feel skeevy. I've literally had clients tell...

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