This podcast discusses a plethora of important issues that we need to discuss and dissect as a society so as to alter, challenge, and improve these issues that primarily affect marginalized communities and even privileged communities in subtle and overt ways. We need to heal as a collective and de-colonize the system from which we operate within. Let’s talk about the taboo, the uncomfortable, the harsh, the gritty and the beauty and healing to be found in it all.
Guest: Brittney Marie. Brittney is a poet and author of The Big Scary Virus. You can follow and find more information on her children's book and upcoming projects via Instagram and the book website. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebigscaryvirus/, https://www.instagram.com/b.me.media/, https://www.instagram.com/brittneymari3/. Website: https://www.thebigscaryvirus.com/1
Back again and talking about the wonderful and informative children's book written by Brittney and its necessity in your household. We discuss how Halloween changed this year and how we think Christmas will be. We reveal a sneak-peek into another episode where we will talk about our Covid weddings and how this unique experience has been.
Guest: Abel. They are a Wiccan, an actor/playwright, and Kink enthusiast. We discuss their experience and issues with an eating disorder so that we can take the stigma off this topic and see what its really like, at least from one perspective. This is not to generalize but understand and try and learn to be supportive (rather than demonize or belittle those suffering) as well.
Trigger warning for those who are recovering or still struggling.
Guest: Brittney Marie. Poet and author of The Big Scary Virus. This book is "The Big Scary Virus is an illustrated early reader children’s book. It’s a children’s book for children and parents to help them feel connected, seen, and cope during the Coronavirus. The main character is 8 years old and a member of the family is an essential worker. All profits from the book will be used to donate more books to places in need. We’re all in this together". You can purchase and learn more about Brittney and this wonderful book on their website https://www.thebigscaryvirus.com and follow on Instagram and Facebook @thebigscaryvirus.
Guest: Mac. Mac is a queer non-binary spoken poet. They've been writing for about 9 years now. Their handles are: IG @macthemilkdud, Twitter Macanne_! We discuss LGTBQ identities and Mac's experience growing up and struggling with their own and dealing with family and friends. Share this episode with others you think might find it useful or could learn more about this topic to gain more compassion and awareness.
Guest: Hailee. Today's episode is a special poetry reading with Hailee, follow her on instagram @thehaileeb_ and @facebyhailee where she does beautiful makeup looks. Share this episode with other poetry lovers!
Trigger warning: topics such ad domestic violence and more is discussed.
Guest: JB. We talk about the issues and racism black womxn, and specifically black mothers, face with the medical community. Listen to JB's witness to this firsthand and how countless others endure this daily.
Guest: Brenda Villanueva. We discuss how we grew up learning what romantic partners act, what we should expect, what standards can we have, and the toxic relationships we endured that eventually showed us our strength and helped grow our self love as we left and found new love with ourselves and then with others.
Guest: Kaelin Miller, mental health advocate. Follow her @kaelinashley on IG. We discuss Kaelin's experience with BPD and the stigmas and how to support loved ones with this disorder and my experience with anxiety and how to support others that have anxiety.
TRIGGER WARNING: mention of self-harm, suicidal ideations, and suicidal attempts.
Guest: Sunlight System. Following are a couple of youtubers and videos to watch to get more insight on DID: https://www.youtube.com/c/DIDMomVlog, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6kFD5xlFvWytv5pTR1w, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW_l1glXtgl2r3Ufpd_rpig, and https://www.youtube.com/c/MultiplicityAndMe.
We discuss what DID is, their personal experience, and breaking stigmas about this disorder that is primarily hidden or demonized in media.
Guest: Jessica Streek. Jessica is a reiki practitioner, witchcraft enthusiast, and actress. Follow her on IG @Jessie_Streek!
We discuss her experience and practice as an eclectic witch, tips for new witches, along with its stigmas and breaking down stereotypes.
Guest: Rhiannon Barela. Rhiannon, a strong and intelligent Latina who holds an MA in Business Administration, sits down to discuss with me how our tough upbringings and traumas have helped shape how we continue to construct and firmly maintain a safe space for our creative, emotional, mental, and spiritual selves.
Guest: my partner. We talk about the harsh and violent realities of womxn in order to understand and how men can be true allies, stop perpetuating rape culture, challenge male privilege, and stop the injustices against womxn a step at a time.
Guest: Joseph Vazquez. We discuss Joseph's work in the youth criminal justice and education system. We touch on the differences in low income communities, the difficulties of working with disadvantaged youth but also the many rewards and progressive approaches to educating.
Guest: Ciara, MSW. We talk about her work as a behavioral therapist with "troubled children" and my work as a sub assistant, usually working with high school special education kids. We point out the discrimination and issues with the education system for special education children and teens and teachers.