Sally Kohn searches for common ground among political foes by focusing on the compassion and humanity in everyone.

Why you should listen

Sally Kohn has a powerful vision for a more united United States. She's a columnist and a political commentator for CNN, and is working on a book about hate that will be published in the Spring of 2018. As a former contributor to Fox News, this progressive lesbian sparred with some of the most conservative minds on television, and has sifted through hundreds of letters of hate mail a day. But she deeply believes in finding our common humanity, political differences aside. Before we can achieve political correctness, we must first establish emotional correctness — and this will ignite conversations that lead to real change.

Kohn has appeared on Fox, MSNBC and CNN, and has written for The Daily Beast, Salon, The Atlantic and TIME Magazine.

What others say

“Sally Kohn deals with people as people and respects their viewpoint even if she disagrees with them. — Rachel Sklar, of TheLi.st” — T

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