On Episode 36, Dyana Limon Mercado talks to us about what it’s like to fight for abortion access in Texas and lead a massive nonprofit and movement!

What It’s Like to Be Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Texas, with Dyana Limon Mercado

Born to 16-year old parents in Austin, TX, Dyana never imagined she’d one day be going toe to toe with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fighting on the front lines of abortion access in Texas, or that she’d become the first Latinx person to win the Travis County Democratic Party Chair race.

On this very special episode, Executive Director and powerful Latina, Dyana Limon-Mercado come on the show to chat about her own personal experiences that fueled her advocacy and passion to make lives better for all women and people of color across the state of Texas.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How to break into government and public policy work – without a political science degree or connections

  • How to tell your story in a way that’s authentic and moves the needle on social movement advocacy

  • What the day-to-day grind looks like to become an ED for a major nonprofit

  • Why women should run for office – period

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Full Episode Transcript:



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