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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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...