Speaking of Racism

A podcast celebrating everyday activists who are disrupting, deconstructing, and dismantling racism.

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Apr 29th, 2020 by Speaking Of Racism at 8:50 pm

Myisha T is an awesome and sometimes exhausted mom to 3 different-ability children. She is an anti-racism guide, mental health activist, speaker, and entrepreneur who is passionate about women’s mental wellness and empowerment.

A passionate advocate for mental wellness, Myisha T believes that when people get real, they can begin to heal. She founded the “Check Your Privilege” (CYP) movement, an online community, and a series of workshops that support women all over the world in exploring their relationships with power, privilege, and racism.

A proponent for womxn of color having access to healing she’s co-leads Brown Sisters Speak a mental health peer support and women's empowerment movement for BBIWoC.

Apr 21st, 2020 by Speaking Of Racism at 2:27 pm

In this episode, Tina is joined by Rebekah Borucki, to talk about her children's "Big Messy Books" series, the importance of diversity and representation in publishing, and her own experience as a Black Biracial author.

Rebekah "Bex" Borucki, the founder of BEXLIFE® and the BLISSED IN® wellness movement, is a mother of five, author, TV host, meditation and yoga guide, and birth doula. She has taught meditation as a profound act of self-care that can be executed effortlessly and effectively to hundreds of thousands of individuals online and in live workshops and public events. Rebekah’s mission is to make mental-health support and stress-management tools accessible to all. Most recently, Rebekah started her own publishing imprint, Wheat Penny Press, to publish her children’s “Big Messy Books” series. 

Go to www.bexlife.com for more information.

Apr 13th, 2020 by Speaking Of Racism at 8:54 am

If you're like us, you've likely signed a petition with Change.org but aren't quite sure how to organize or start one of your own.

In today's episode, we talk to two campaigners- Ansa and Rashawn from Change.org to learn about the organization, their roles, what goes on behind the creation of a petition, and how people can better use this as a platform to create change.

Here's a petition we are encouraging everyone to sign: 

https://www.change.org/p/shutdown-parchman-prison-in-parchman-mississippi

Apr 2nd, 2020 by Speaking Of Racism at 12:44 pm

In this episode, Tina and Jen talk about the book Just Mercy. 

If you've been planning to see the movie or read the book, but haven't had a chance to yet, this podcast episode will not ruin anything for you. 

 

Mar 22nd, 2020 by Speaking Of Racism at 9:58 pm

We are bringing you a special marathon of episodes for this time of national pause and quarantine.

Today's episode is with writer, speaker, yoga teacher, and social justice advocate Kathy Khang. Kathy joined Tina and Jen to talk about what life is like for the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the era of the coronavirus. They discuss the dangerous rhetoric coming from the president, the increase in anti-Asian hate crimes, and so much more.

Mar 19th, 2020 by Speaking Of Racism at 11:08 pm

Beatrice Dixon, the founder of The Honey Pot Company, joined Tina and Jen in this episode. Beatrice talks about her company, her partnership with Target, and what it was like to be the recipient of racist attacks after a Target ad featuring her and The Honey Pot Company went viral. 

This episode celebrates Beatrice, The Honeypot Company, and the power of representation.

 

 

Mar 6th, 2020 by Speaking Of Racism at 10:48 am
On this episode, Jen is joined by Gabes Torres to unpack concepts behind colonialism, its lasting impact on all people, and the power of healing, hope and community.

Gabes is a researcher, speaker, theologian, singer-songwriter, and psychotherapist in training. Her life’s work is to show how there’s nothing “post-” about postcolonialism, and that the impact of historical and oppressive conquest continue to manifest in the ideologies, cultures, languages, literature, human behaviors, inter- and intrapersonal relationships, and spiritual practices we have today.

You can learn more about Gabes on www.gabestorres.com, and you have the power to help her in continuing her work of decolonization by supporting and/or sharing www.gofundme.com/help-Gabes-Stay
Feb 24th, 2020 by Speaking Of Racism at 10:02 pm

Historian Lettie Shumate joins Tina and Jen to talk about her recent trip to the EJI's National Memorial For Peace And Justice and Legacy Museum, her life and work as a Historian, and the importance of historical literacy.

 

Feb 11th, 2020 by Speaking Of Racism at 9:04 pm

In this episode of Speaking of Racism, Tina is joined by Decarceration Manager, Brittany White. Brittany is a formerly incarcerated Black woman who serves as the Decarceration Manager for the faith in action campaign- Live Free National. Brittany is passionate about shining a light on the experiences of women within the criminal justice system and equipping people with the tools to dismantle systemic injustice.  

www.livefreeusa.org

www.faithinaction.org

IG @mzbrittbmw

Feb 5th, 2020 by Speaking Of Racism at 7:30 am

In today's episode, Tina and Jen talk about their trip to L.A. to meet in person. They share stories from their time together, talk about the Food For Thought Dinner Party Jen hosted, and discuss how essential community, rest, and joy is in anti-racism work.