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Being Minority in America

Being Minority in America

By Terri Wada & Rochelle Asberry
Have you ever felt different? Like you didn’t fit in? Or perhaps you felt unwelcome? - Being Minority in America is a podcast that seeks to build commonality and community around those feelings of being unique... a person in minority. Listen in to share in the all too human experiences and stories of feeling like we don’t belong and how we can overcome them. Hope you come on the journey!
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What does it feel like to be a woman in leadership?
Often times when we hear the term "minority" images of people from different racial or ethnic backgrounds might come to mind. However, we believe that the feeling of 'minority' or under representation shows up in many other ways, beyond race or ethnicity. In fact, we can all share in those very human feelings about when we felt like we didn't fit in.  Being that March is Women's History month, let's recognize all our women leaders and talk about how it can feel to show up as a woman at the leadership table. Listen in as Rochelle and Terri tackle some of the challenges and questions around women in leadership.
March 02, 2021
How our history and stories impact us today
"For people to want to say 'We want to move on, and we can’t focus on this' completely ignores the depth of the problem and the trauma associated with what we just went through." — Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on the insurrection of Jan 6th, 2021.  We all know how important it is to know our history and the value it holds in helping us move forward into the future. But, what happens when the stories that make up our history are incomplete? What happens when some stories feel too painful to talk about? What happens when we don't take the time to sit in the pain, and instead, just push forward?  Listen in as Rochelle and Terri wrestle with these questions in this month's episode. Thank you for sharing your time and space with us. 
February 02, 2021
The Color of Law - a book discussion
To get to where you want to go, it's good to know where you've come from.  The sole purpose of the Being Minority in America podcast is to bring folks of all backgrounds together through storytelling, story-sharing, and empathy. So, when Rochelle shared about a book she was reading, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein—we had to dig in to learn more about where we've come from as a nation, separated.  Listen in as we discuss key concepts from the Color of Law and how we can keep moving forward toward a more inclusive society. 
January 05, 2021
How can we be better allies for each other?
Together, we are always stronger. In this episode let’s dive into the topic of ally-ship and the three simple things you can do to show up for your friends in need.
December 01, 2020
Civil Liberties - Do minorities feel like civil liberties are equitable for all?
Have you ever felt treated differently under the law? In this episode, Rochelle and Terri tackle the big question around civil liberties—are they equal and equitable for everyone? Listen in to hear two stories that begin to question what equal treatment looks like.
November 03, 2020
What does it feel like when you're not part of something?
Let's tackle an insightful question originally posed by Rochelle which gets more to the feelings of difference. In this episode, Terri and Rochelle share their stories about, "what it feels like when you're not part of something, when you feel isolated, or even rejected." We hope these stories resonate with you and your own experiences of feeling different. As, it's through these connections that we become closer. 
October 06, 2020
What’s one time that stands out for you, when you felt different?
As the first episode of Being Minority in America, we cover a topic that likely resonates with most people. The question that we tackle today is, “what’s one time that stands out for you when you felt different?“ In this episode Rochelle and Terri reflect and share their stories about times when they felt like they didn’t belong. Listen in and consider this question for yourself.
September 01, 2020