Black Girl from Eugene

Black Girl from Eugene

By Ayisha Elliott
Raw and uncensored monologues and conversations about race relations, the ins and outs of the unique perspectives of a black woman Whois FROM the Pacific North West, (Rare!) specifically from the predominately white state and“ SUPER” white city of Eugene, Oregon. Be a fly on the wall...listen as this Black woman works through what I see, feel, talk and think about on a daily. Sometimes Uncomfortable convos in comfortable spaces.
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White guilt, spiritual denial
My guest mysticalhealing.guide walks us through how spiritual bypassing, self denial, and cultural appropriation have deep intersectionality to white guilt. How that carries over effecting black energetic well being.
1:07:02
February 13, 2020
PNW saved a Blackman ?
He’s a young Black man, a Vet, looking for a way to survive. That instinct lead him to Oregon...this is his story...
1:04:38
February 6, 2020
White folks in Black Spaces
This topic is huge. We decided to start with our shared experience as women who perform West African Dance. The idea that white women have ownership in this arena is a HUGE problem in the PNW. It is alienating, racially ignorant, privileged and grossly entitled. IMHO, it is why this community is stifled. Welllll, we talk about it. We have AN EXTREMELY talented dancer who performs Zimbabwean and Guinean dance, who is white, and an ally, She has things to say to her counterparts who are dancing in white privilege bliss....take a listen as we chime in....
1:01:02
January 29, 2020
Oh no they didn’t !! I was snubbed.
I was, among 16 other women, awarded a women of achievement award by our local NAACP. As I thought we’d be recognized individually, we were snubbed...by one of us! Smh.
44:35
January 23, 2020
Code switch, are you black enough?
Joslynn Mathis Reed joins me in talking about how struggling to identify with black peers, and code switching hindered her, and through dance how she truly felt she found where she belonged.
1:01:25
January 21, 2020
Reparations, historic roots through music and self love
Guest Hannah Mayree, a multi instrumentalist/vocalist out of Oakland joins me to talk about her Black Banjo Project, the importance of Connection to music, Black love, and Reparations...
59:45
January 14, 2020
Misconception of Black hair pt1 with Emma
We are talking about texture, acceptance, violation and resolve. Some WTF moments around our hair and the journey to love it. 
1:00:16
December 27, 2019
Conversation with White People with IC Bailey
Author IC Bailey, from Toronto Canada joins us to discuss his book, Conversations with White People, his extensive influence online, and the inevitable consequences of white America holding space in black culture, and its effect on Black people.  This would be our last conversation, as IC passed away 12/12/19. He will be sorely missed.
56:11
December 18, 2019
My thoughts, on a sad night
After learning a new friend, whom I admired, has suddenly passed...I just needed to shed some tears and get a few things off my chest....
10:41
December 14, 2019
Ugly Truth of Transformation
Discussion about the truth of Transformation. It ain't a Hollywood fairytale. Transformation is ugly and it hurts, but we've been through it, and this episode gives our stories-the ugly truth of transformation. 
1:02:39
December 12, 2019
Micro-aggressions, Mental Health and the holidays
A well respected Black Psychiatrist, Dr. Catherine Reed takes little over an hour to delve into how micro-aggressions and getting through the Holidays can be tricky.  How these daily occurrences can lead to mental health issues. With the holidays here, we discuss how micro-aggressions can come from any where at any time and are generally masked through "good intention". We discuss family toxicity as well as coping skills.  Please stay tuned for information around Help lines and resources if a Mental Health crisis does occur or if you or anyone you know may need help. 
1:07:07
December 4, 2019
Black hip and Black Culture contrast
Author Wesley N Chase, joins us to discuss his book “As the Chasm Grows” (The Black HipHop And Black American Contrast), we delve into definitions of blackness, how to cultivate community, and address how to create more black representation and experiences when you live in spaces that don’t support it.
1:02:05
November 12, 2019
The scoop on Lyft
We have 3 Lyft Drivers, 2 female one male, talking truth about their experience, its real, and it's funny. 
1:02:11
November 7, 2019
Privilege or Fragility? Go!
A white queer community member who has taken it upon herself to educate herself around White privilege, fragility and race relations; she discusses her point of view, experience, and how she tries to encourage her white counterparts to be curious.
1:03:06
October 29, 2019
Only black kid in class PT 2
Part 2. More direct experiences of discrimination within our school systems as well as as some solutions to moving around those hurdles. 
53:54
October 24, 2019
Only Black Kid in class PT 1
Educational disparity:  Black and brown children are not given the same support, encouragement or resources to go to college, this is a fact.  My guest is a college recruiter and a woman of color, who discusses experiences of discrimination and what she has done to overcome. Additionally adds information on what colleges are actually looking for when our children to apply.  This is part 1. 
20:42
October 23, 2019
Family you're Born to vs. chosen family
My brother, Ian Waller, whom I was not raised with and I, talk about the family you're born to, and the family you choose along the way,  It is a sensitive subject for some, and an uplifting for others.  Take a peek into our family journey and growth. 
59:18
October 2, 2019
Dating in 2019 political climate
Independent women navigating 2019 dating, while over the age of 30! Join us for some giggles and thoughtful convo. 
52:33
September 24, 2019
Black man who dates predominately white women...issaconvo
First KEPW show! Unedited
58:36
September 16, 2019
KEPW time and date!!
My radio spot is signed and will be delivered with a fire first guest!!! Listen in to see when and where! I also address a couple of concerned listeners, with love!
10:32
September 4, 2019
Culture...Vulture???
In Eugene Oregon, we may have an issue of access OR maybe we have an issue with claiming we can “help” represent a culture, and actually end up “taking” over and leaving the culture relevance behind.
16:10
July 25, 2019
They walk among us
I spent the weekend working the Peace and Justice booth at a local Festival...as usual, it does not disappoint with the stories and experiences I walk away with
21:31
July 16, 2019
How Different are we?
....Old skool, New Skool...convo with my Mama ❤️ We are 37 years apart and we both agree, Fear is what keep our differences distant vs. celebrated
25:47
May 28, 2019
Colorism
Friend of mine for over 20 years is here to talk about how and when we became aware of the importance of our skin tones within our own community
22:33
April 22, 2019
The mask we wear
This is a marathon, life. Let’s give each other grace and love and make each day work for our own process and help each other along the way!
11:44
April 11, 2019
Everyday White Supremacy
From dating white men, is their learning curve acceptable, or another example of white supremacy ?
39:50
March 21, 2019
42 years old! Happy Birthday to me!
Gratitude for 42 years of experience
11:42
March 7, 2019
Story time: From Oberlin College, a rock and a hard spot
My niece, a black student standing up for a white friend in a space held for Black Students only, where they vent their true feelings-things only black folks understand are said. She found herself in an awkward position of defending this friend who she feels was misunderstood...and mis-stepped in her budding ally-ship.
59:14
February 18, 2019
Spit on?? Yes that too
Racist foundations ....Eugene to Oberlin College....the stories between two generations are frighteningly similar
37:50
February 9, 2019
Rose colored glasses
When the veil is lifted and you see their truth; monologue
18:29
January 27, 2019
Black in a sea of white
The need to belong is universal,....in this episode I reflect on why normalizing “living while black” is controversial
16:24
January 9, 2019
Fitting in, a little of this and a little of that (Emeilia)
2 parts-before and after we get our food at dinner at Agate Alley in Eugene ...we talk boundaries, Work, Life, Race talk, communities, and space people take, broken hearts-friends and the loves, growing up emotionally and more! THANK YOU Emeilia!!!
1:06:22
January 3, 2019
Living with Racial Ambiguity (Tatia)
Im sitting down with a good friend of mine for lunch, and we are talking about racial ambiguity, working in an all white agency, and choosing your own identity...
29:31
December 28, 2018
Lunch with Tatia
We sit down for a lunch before I part to Houston in just 7 days...Racisl ambiguity is what comes up for us, as Tatia is mixed race Black, White and was self taught Spanish, which she speaks fluently....take a listen...
00:51
December 28, 2018
The weight we carry
The weight you carry without having community
14:11
December 18, 2018
Episode 2
My thoughts about starting this podcast, a little background on why THIS podcast....
05:17
October 31, 2018