Today’s guest is a former high school government and law teacher who earned a reputation as America’s government teacher amidst the historic 2020 election proceedings for her viral efforts on Instagram to educate the general public on political misinformation.

Her name is Sharon McMahon and her simple mission is to share nonpartisan information about democracy. I am one of over a million people who learn from Sharon on a weekly basis, who call ourselves the Governerds, and we’re regularly grateful for the truth and logic that Sharon brings in a society that’s often plagued by bias and conspiracy.

I brought Sharon on because one of the many things she reminds us of is the importance of changing your mind when you receive new and better information. So what do you do when the new information it seems someone has received is about you? And what about when that information is false? How can we navigate the various endings in our lives, especially the ones we don’t choose, didn’t want, and don’t offer any closure?
I’m grateful for Sharon’s willingness to share vulnerably about her own experience of being forced out of a room. Listen in.


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