Episode 49

Declaration of the Elimination of Violence Against Women, by the United Nations, 1993

Published on: 14th September, 2021

Amy is joined by guests Elena Gonzalez & Abby Madrigal to discuss the Declaration of the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Topics include sobering data, the escalating cycle of violence in Native communities, personal stories of abuse, and how our justice system needs to do better.

Elena Gonzalez was born in Mexico, the youngest of 7 children. She immigrated to the US as a teenager and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her children and her dogs. She loves to go to the beach and go on long hikes.

Abby Madrigal is a high school senior who plans to study law next year at college. She enjous playing lacrosse and running track. She loves to advocate for justice, and plans to make that happen as a lawyer.

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Amy Allebest

I grew up in Colorado as the oldest of 5 children, reading, writing, drawing, singing, and practicing the piano and violin. I attended Brigham Young University, where I met Erik Allebest during my first week of freshman year, studied abroad in Israel, lived in Chile for a year and a half as a missionary, and married Erik all before graduating with a degree in English. Erik and I moved around - to Colorado, Southern California, Utah, Spain, and Northern California - while Erik started and ran chess businesses for a living (primarily chess.com) and I stayed home to raise our four children. Those four kids have become brilliant, hilarious people and are our very best friends. I am a long-time trail runner, a recent CrossFitter, a lifelong reader and writer, and an almost-graduate of Stanford University's Master's of Liberal Arts program.