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The Mixed in the Six Podcast

The Mixed in the Six Podcast

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The Mixed in the Six Podcast is a space for sharing the stories and experiences of mixed people doing cool stuff, in Toronto and around the world, with host Gina Marie and producer Mykella Van Cooten. Thank you to JonoJosh for his amazing song "Half" featured on the pod. Follow him on Spotify and Instgram @JonoJosh
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Totally Awkward Mixed Girl with Estyr
Estyr, Toronto based R&B, alt-folk artist and founder of the all female alt-pop band Tiger Balme joins this week! She shares openly with Gina her journey from feeling unseen as a kid to sharing her story through her raw and vulnerable music and angelic vocals. Estyr speaks to her Singaporean/Chinese and Finnish roots, East Asian storytelling, social activism and friendship. Follow Estyr on IG: @estyr_143; @tigerbalme Estyr's song "Slow Drip" featured in this episode. Listen to Estyr on Bandcamp and Spotify. Report anti-Asian hate at elimin8hate.org. Resources: stopasianhate.info. Check out Vancouver Asian Film Festival @vaffvancouver. We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix! 
01:05:47
February 25, 2021
BONUS! Acknowledging the Complexity of Being Human: Gender Episode
*PARTIAL EPISODE. Hear the full version at patreon.com/mixedinthesix.*  Gina and Mykella talk to four amazing humans, Clear Mortifee, CLAIRandean, Angelica Lyn Grospe and Sarah Bartman generously share their stories of gender evolution and how to cope while exploring your own evolution in a world that is still not as understanding and welcoming as it should be.  We are so thankful for our guests for sharing their stories on this episode.   @CLAIRendean leads a virtual yoga-ish movement class for the LGTBQ+ community called QTNB Moves, 5:30 pm Tuesdays at @goodbodyfeel. Hear @clearmortifee music at clearmortifee.com/listen  Check out the custom woodwork of Sarah Barnhart @sarahbarnhartthings, with her pops @mydadandmeeverydayornaments, she also teaches @goodbodyfeel and is the founder of @mixedinhamilton  Angelica Lyn Grospe is an LGTBQIA+ advocate @angelicalyn. We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix! 
21:08
February 18, 2021
Let's Talk About It: Pandemic Edition
Gina and Mykella get real real on how they're doing during the pandemic. They talk grief, mental health, trauma, community and share their personal thoughts on dating and intimacy in the time of COVID-19. Some of their fave tools and resources to stay well the past year are discussed. The girls spill the tea, share laughs and sing their way through this timely convo. To support Xavier Pesito find a donor match please go to blood.ca/stem-cell-club10/. Donate to Pesito Family GoFundMe page: gofund.me/9fb2ed41 Link to article on loss of touch due to the pandemic by The Guardian: bit.ly/3rJVA1C We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
01:08:04
February 11, 2021
Celebrating Filipino Flavours with Top Chef Dennis Tay
Chef Dennis Tay joins Gina on this week’s episode talking about all things food. Dennis, once a contestant on Top Chef Canada, is Filipino and Scottish, shares his ongoing discovery and love for Filipino food and how the team at Dai Lo fuses flavours from around the world. We invite everyone to keep supporting our beloved Toronto restaurants like Dai Lo by ordering directly from restaurant websites and via ExploreTock.com. www.dailoto.com Dennis IG: @dennisjtay; @dailoto We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
35:50
January 28, 2021
BONUS! Let's Talk About Sex, pt. 2 - Society vs. Female Sexuality
*PARTIAL EPISODE. Hear the full version at patreon.com/mixedinthesix.* Gina and Mykella talk to three community-building women, Alishba Zarmeen, Jo Gale and Brittney Guimond, about how female sexuality is viewed, and how to take on the brave journey of self-exploration, healing and holistic self-love, so women can become their own defenders in a world that still attempts to manage the expression of female sexuality. Our guests on IG: Alishba - @dreamboudoirphotography; Jo - @jogale.moves; Britt - @brittguimond (her other handles are in bio) We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
21:33
January 21, 2021
Mixed Up with Haui
In this episode, Gina talks with Haui, queer multi-disciplinary artist, filmmaker and producer of “all manner” of art, whose debut film “Mixed Up” can be seen on OUTtv. Gina and Haui (who is mixed with Welsh, Swedish, Cuban, Jamaican, Arawak Indian, British and French!) effortlessly swap interviewer-interviewee roles back and forth, addressing issues like the history of miscegenation, the privilege of mixedness and Haui’s journey to understanding his identity through his art.  Haui on IG: @hauidavis  Mixed Up, the film, is on outtv.ca  We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
56:53
January 14, 2021
BONUS: Mixies and Mental Health with Sara Kassem - We are in this Together
*To watch video interview, please visit: patreon.com/mixedinthesix and subscribe!Gina sits down with mixie psychotherapist and past guest, Sara Kassem, to talk about mental health in these ambiguous, scary and often lonely times.  They talk about how to select a therapist, how to support a friend or loved one whom you wish would seek help and why talking to a professional counselor can help us process past trauma and everyday emotions and experiences . We are in this together.  Sara's IG:  @sarakassemmsw Do you have comments or suggestions for a future guest or episode? Slide into our DMs! Find us on FB/IG: @mixedinthesix.
36:53
December 30, 2020
Through Me, My Ancestors Say "Hello" with Aria Evans
In this episode, Gina talks with Aria Evans, a queer, Afro-Indigenous and British award winning interdisciplinary artist and founder of Political Movement. Aria opens up about how she found her purpose through movement and how important it is, not just to create opportunity for ourselves, but to create spaces for other artists and makers to express their art as well.  Aria on IG: @politicalmovement We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
46:30
December 23, 2020
Attaining Embodiment with Brittney Guimond
Gina sits down with Brittney Guimond, a mixie of Jamaican, Venezualan, Costa Rican, French Canadian and Indigenous heritage, who is an embodied feminine mentor, photographer, model and writer. They discuss representation in the healing and spiritual space and how tragedy can lead to our purpose. Brittney's IG: @brittguimond We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
28:31
December 10, 2020
Telling Our Stories with Theresa Cutknife
Theresa Cutknife, actor, writer, storyteller and Indigenous and Puerto Rican  mixie talks to Gina about Indigenous theatre and its evolution from telling stories of trauma to creating an insight into the full Indigenous human experience, not so different from that of all of us! It's a great chat. Theresa's recommended causes to support:  https://mobile.twitter.com/AnishinaabeMM https://www.yintahaccess.com/ https://unistoten.camp/ http://www.tinyhousewarriors.com/ https://bit.ly/OseKenhionhatatieLandBackCamp Theresa IG: @theresacutknife DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
47:29
December 2, 2020
BONUS! Soft Ethnic with Jen Sakato
*PARTIAL EPISODE* To listen to the full episode, please visit: patreon.com/mixedinthesix and subscribe! This is our bonus episode for November! The very funny comic, Jen Sakato (Japanese, British/Canadian) joins Gina on the pod for this month's bonus episode.  They talk about Hapa identity, the differences being mixed in Canada, Japan and The Philippines and responding to comments like "You're so exotic". In true Jen fashion, she brings her epic humour to the space! Listen to Jen's debut comedy album, The Dozen.  https://www.amazon.com/Dozen-Explicit-Jen-Sakato/dp/B088DQ5GFR Wanna suggest a guest or topic? Send us a comment! DM us at @mixedinthesix on FB and IG. We would love to hear from you!
13:43
November 28, 2020
Welcome to Season 2! Let's Start with a Wrapup. ;)
Hi all! As you may know, we finished our very first season of the Mixed in the Six podcast! It was so much fun with so many takeaways! In this post-season wrapup, Gina and Mykella spill the tea on: Why did we start this podcast in the first place? And what were our favourite moments of Season 1? And what did we learn from taking on this wild adventure? Oh, and we have not forgotten Season 2! Find out what you can expect this season. Get ready for the ride! Wanna suggest a guest or topic? Send us a comment! DM us at @mixedinthesix on FB and IG. We would love to hear from you!
01:06:43
November 5, 2020
BONUS! Is Racism Taught in Med School?
*PARTIAL EPISODE* To listen to the full episode, please visit: patreon.com/mixedinthesix and subscribe! This is our bonus episode for September!  We talk to Iranian-Canadian eye surgeon Milad Moddaber, associate surgeon at Herzig Eye Institute. MIlad completed his medical training at McMaster, and his residency in Ophthalmology at McGill, then pursued a fellowship at the University of California, Davis. His passion for global health has been recognized through a plethora of awards including the  ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons International Service Grant. Milad joins Gina to discuss racism and healthcare. What is the genesis of systemic racism in the Canadian and American healthcare systems? Milad and Gina attempt to answer these questions in this enthralling episode!  Find Milad on IG: @miladmodabber Season 2 will restart in November, but look out for another bonus episode in October! Thanks for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below! Connect with Mixed in the Six at: IG: @mixedinthesix, FB: @mixed in the six
18:43
September 25, 2020
We Can Be More Than One Thing: Take Up Space with Genevieve Kang
In this episode, civic-minded Chinese and Portugese actress Genevieve Kang, from the Netflix series, Locke & Key, sits down with Gina to talk about identity, allyship and using her platform for activism, and her internal struggle with knowing she has white privilege, while at the same time experiencing racism. It's a conversation that opens up many aspects of the POC and uniquely mixie experience.  Find Genevieve at IG: @genevievekng; @kikanblvd Please join/follow One Movement at: IG: @myonemovement Thank you for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below!  Connect with Mixed in the Six at: IG: @mixedinthesix, FB: @mixed in the six
55:00
August 27, 2020
BONUS Episode! BIPOC in Wellness
Welcome to our second bonus episode of The Mixed in the Six Podcast!  During this, our "new normal", self-care and wellness stand out as our best tools to stay well during this time of uncertainty and change. So welcome to this fulsome panel discussion on BIPOC in Wellness! In this episode, Gina and Mykella interview Robin Lacambra, owner of the Good Body Feel yoga studio in Hamilton, Andriana Cee, founder of Black Yoga Society and our very own mixie yoga teacher in training, Jasmine Trotman, discuss the lack of BIPOC (black, Indigenous, people of colour) in the wellness space - as practitioners and participants. And how can we impact that? Here you will find a portion of this episode. To listen to the full episode, please subscribe for this and all future bonus episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/mixedinthesix Free yoga classes for BIPOC, every Sunday in August and September: https://www.goodbodyfeel.com/blog/more-liberated-moves (click on any past class date to get to booking software - classes available on Sundays til end of September) Our guests, their orgs: blackyogasociety.com; IG: @blackyogasociety; FB: @blackyogasociety goodbodyfeel.com; IG: @goodbodyfeel Robin Lacambra, IG: @royolaroyola Andriana Cee, IG: helloandriana Jasmine Trotman, IG: @jazzy.tea
15:06
August 20, 2020
How You Are Is Something To Be Celebrated with Dylan Glynn
On this week’s episode we welcome Dylan Glynn, an award-winning animator, painter, and author with Chinese and Irish roots. He is the author and illustrator of the book “Rain Boy”, a stunning childrens book based on Dylan’s own experience as a queer youth navigating bullying, acceptance and belonging. He shares his journey, the inspiration behind his art and finding community. Check him out on IG @dylanglynn.mov & www.dylanglynn.com *Thank you for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below! Connect with Mixed in the Six: IG: @mixedinthesix FB: @mixed in the six
55:58
August 14, 2020
BONUS Episode! Let's Talk About Sex
We are REALLY excited to provide new, exciting bonus content for our amazing community, and we really do hope you enjoy every minute. So welcome to our first bonus episode, Let's Talk About Sex, a glorious and slightly naughty celebration of National Orgasm Day, July 31! In this episode, podcast producer, Mykella, interviews Mixed in the Six podcast host, Gina, about the topic of female orgasms. What are they? How many kinds are there? And how do we explore them, for ourselves, and with our partners? Here you will find a portion of this episode. To listen to the full episode, please subscribe for this and all future bonus episodes here:  https://www.patreon.com/mixedinthesix Enjoy this juicy episode! And thank you for supporting our podcast! Please like, comment and message us about the episode and other topics you would like to hear about in our bonus episodes! Podcast resources: Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski, Enlightened Sex by David Deida, Vagina by Naomi Wolf, Vagina Bible by Dr. Jen Gunter. online: www.omgyes.com, www.laylamartin.com
20:24
July 30, 2020
The Whole World is Beige with Nick Reynoldson
Hailing from Scarborough, Ontario, Nick Reynoldson is one of the top comics in the industry. Being Guyanese and British has shaped him into the open minded person he is today and has made for some hilarious jokes. His debut album, "I'll Be Fine" can be enjoyed now on Spotify. Nick brought a much needed comic relief to this week’s episode. He shares his story growing up as the only mixed kid (aside from his brother) in his family as well as the ins and outs in the life of a comic. Follow Nick on IG & Twitter @NickReynoldson.  *Thank you for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below! Connect with Mixed in the Six: IG: @mixedinthesix FB: @mixed in the six
41:48
July 16, 2020
Imagining a Different Future with Rema Tavares
Rema Tavares is the founder of Mixed in Canada and co-founder of the MIXED art conference. In this episode, she shares her story and speaks to anti-black racism and parenthood. Rema's interview is a must listen for all parents! She has spoken at the University of Toronto, Ontario Public Services, CBC Radio and CTV Canada AM and we are grateful she shared her knowledge with us. Rema's recommended learning on environmental racism: www.nbejn.com www.greengirlleah.com podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/hot-take *Thank you for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below! Connect with Mixed in the Six: IG: @mixedinthesix FB: @mixed in the six
01:29:21
July 2, 2020
What Are You? with Richard B. Pierre
In this episode, multiracial filmmaker and creator of the award winning documentary "What Are You?', Richard B. Pierre, shares his journey with identity and the inspiration for the film. *For info on the film go to Whatareyoufilm.com. To stream the film between June 15-22, 2020 go to YorktonFilm (bit.ly/3efxBAQ - Canada Only). Thank you for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below! Connect with Mixed in the Six: IG: @mixedinthesix FB: @mixed in the six
01:00:57
June 18, 2020
You Deserve to Exist. You Exist in Love. - Part 2 - with JJ Gerber
PART 2 of 2 JJ Gerber, known in the music world as JonoJosh, is an actor and musician of Trinidadian/Tobagonian, Swiss, British and Scottish roots. His soon to be released song, “Half” pays tribute to his mixed race experience and gives permission for others to do the same. “Half” also happens to be the opening song for the podcast! JJ shares his heart in this two part interview where he speaks to many topics including  being considered “non-white” in the theatre world, his mixed experience in the LGBT community and dives into racism, police brutality and more. *For ways to support anti-racist movement: blacklivesmatters.carrd.co * Thank you for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below! Connect with Mixed in the Six: IG: @mixedinthesix FB: @mixed in the six
01:04:17
June 11, 2020
You Deserve to Exist. You Exist in Love. - Part 1 - with JJ Gerber
PART 1 of 2 JJ Gerber, known in the music world as JonoJosh, is an actor and musician of Trinidadian/Tobagonian, Swiss, British, and Scottish roots. His soon to be released song, “Half” pays tribute to his mixed race experience and gives permission for others to do the same. “Half” also happens to be the opening song for the podcast! JJ shares his heart in this two part interview where he speaks to many topics including  being considered “non-white” in the theatre world, his mixed experience in the LGBT community and dives into racism, police brutality and more. *For ways to support anti-racist movement: blacklivesmatters.carrd.co * Thank you for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below! Connect with Mixed in the Six: IG: @mixedinthesix FB: @mixed in the six
01:14:54
June 11, 2020
You Will Hear My Voice - Part 2 - with Malcolm Hooper
PART 2 of 2 In this two-part episode, Malcolm Hooper, award winning inspirational speaker and athlete shares his journey as a mixed race adoptee navigating racism, identity and finding his voice. Malcolm’s heritage is Jamaican Canadian. His speech “Belief Saved My Life” debuted at Toronto’s Speaker Slam Competition and now has 2 million views online. His speech has been broadcast on InnerLight Media and Power of Positivity. Thank you for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below! Connect with Mixed in the Six: IG: @mixedinthesix FB: @mixed in the six
01:00:38
June 4, 2020
You Will Hear My Voice - Part 1 - with Malcolm Hooper
PART 1 of 2  In this two-part episode, Malcolm Hooper, award winning inspirational speaker and athlete shares his journey as a mixed race adoptee navigating racism, identity and finding his voice. Malcolm’s heritage is Jamaican Canadian. His speech “Belief Saved My Life” debuted at Toronto’s Speaker Slam Competition and now has 2 million views online. His speech has been broadcast on InnerLight Media and Power of Positivity.  Thank you for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below! Connect with Mixed in the Six: IG: @mixedinthesix FB: @mixed in the six
55:50
June 4, 2020
None of the Above and All of the Above with Sara Kassem
For Mental Health Awareness Month, we spoke to Sara Kassem, a Registered Social Worker, Therapist and owner of Inner Knowing Psychotherapy in Toronto. Sara, who is Egyptian/American, shared her story and insights on mental health. *Accessible and Inclusive Mental Health Resources for Coping During COVID-19: takecare19.com* Thank you for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below! Connect with Mixed in the Six: IG: @mixedinthesix FB: @mixed in the six
01:21:47
May 28, 2020
Can't Put Me in a Box with Cheyenne Sapphire
Jamaican/Romanian/Scottish dancer, poet and singer, Cheyenne Sapphire, fuses spoken word, soul and contemporary dance into her transformative performances. She joins us this week on the podcast to share her story. Thank you for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below!  Connect with Mixed in the Six:   IG: @mixedinthesix  FB: @mixed in the six
58:41
May 14, 2020
Professionally Ethnic with Bobby Del Rio
This week, proudly Chinese/Italian Actor and Playwright, Bobby Del Rio, of the Social Distance podcast, joins us. His play Professionally Ethnic was named by NOW Magazine on their Outstanding Play list.  Thank you for tuning in! Don't forget to subscribe, comment and share!  And if you, or someone you know, is a fellow mixie doing cool stuff, and want to share your unique story, we want to hear from you! Slip into our dm's below! Connect with Mixed in the Six:  IG: @mixedinthesix FB: @mixed in the six
44:21
May 11, 2020