Historical Storytelling with Jermaine Fowler of The Humanity Archive

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nxag6-de2396

Jermaine Fowler is a public educator, historical storyteller, writer, and founder of The Humanity Archive- a media company committed to telling the stories of history in the most compelling way possible.

Much of his work deals with unsettling history and the current reality of today’s world: post-industrial cities stricken by poverty, racism, inadequate healthcare, and educational inequality.

In this episode, Jermaine joins Jen to talk about The Humanity Archive, his passion for bringing history to life, the importance of featuring voices traditionally erased from the past. 

Our special guest-host, Corey Leak from Existential Podcast, sat down with Jermaine to talk about what it’s like in Louisville Kentucky surrounding the Breonna Taylor killing. 

Living Into the Work with Myisha T from Check Your Privilege

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.

Storytelling from a Biracial P.O.V. with Rebekah Borucki

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.

Behind The Scenes with Change.org

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

Fighting the Rise of Xenophobia and Racism with Kathy Khang

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.

A Conversation With Beatrice Dixon, Founder of The Honeypot Company

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.