A podcast dedicated to honest discussions on race and racism.
Author: Jen Kinney
My name is Jen Kinney. I am a writer, podcaster, and anti-trafficking activist who loves to travel and live abroad. My twins and passion for social justice make me a great candidate for therapy. So I write.
We are reposting several of our favorite episodes, and this one is from a conversation with Andre Henry.
Andre is a writer and speaker with a passion for racial justice. He writes a weekly email giving practical insight on antiracism and nonviolent social change.
In this episode, Andre joins Jen to talk about the power of everyday people, the importance of doing the work to create the world we want to see, why hope is essential in this movement, and how people can come together to build the world they want to live in.
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…Alternatively Titled: “Hello Chelsea, It’s Tina and Jen, Let’s Talk About Your Privilege”
On Friday, September 13th, Chelsea Handler released a documentary on Netflix called “Hello Privilege, It’s Me, Chelsea.” Being the anti-racism educator she is, Tina Strawn decided to check it out, and within days Tina and Jen had watched the documentary two times, talked about it over the phone, and decided to do a podcast discussing it.
If you’ve watched the documentary, plan on watching the documentary, or have absolutely no interest in watching the documentary- this episode is an essential listen as Tina challenges us to greater depth and accountability in the work of dismantling white supremacy and privilege.
Be sure to follow Tina Strawn on IG @tina_strawn_life or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.