Pantsuit Nation amplifies stories to drive social and political change. They believe that storytelling is at the heart of activism, and that our collective narratives are a key ingredient in any effort to create longterm, sustainable progressive change. Pantsuit Nation has launched a podcast called This Pod is Your Pod.
This Pod is Your Pod was created by the founders of Pantsuit Nation, a Facebook group that brought together millions of passionate and engaged people in the final weeks of the 2016 election.
This Pod is Your Pod is a weekly podcast that connects personal narrative to political action. It includes stories that will move and inspire you, focuses on the people at the heart of policy decisions, and discussions about resources to effectively resist the current administration and promote progressive change in American politics. The podcast was launched in July of 2017.
The podcast is co-hosted by Libby Chamberlain and Cortney Tunis. Libby Chamberlain created Pantsuit Nation as a “secret” Facebook group in late 2016, inviting about 30 friends to wear pantsuits to the polls on Election Day. The group’s emphasis on “going high” and a commitment to creating a troll-free space in which Clinton supporters could enthusiastically support their candidate struck a nerve. Within 24-hours, the group grew to 24,000 members.
Cortney Tunis is the Executive Director of Pantsuit Nation. Before joining Pantsuit Nation team, Cortney worked in nonprofit executive search, student affairs and library systems in higher ed, and in museum history and contemporary art museums. She has a BA from Williams College, an MA from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from Boston University.