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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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Mixedness, Faith & Uncovering Truths with Carmel Tanaka
In this season's final episode, Carmel Tanaka, Founder and Executive Director of JQT (Vancouver's Jewish queer trans nonprofit) joins Gina and Mykella in an in-depth conversation complete with tears AND laughs. Carmel shares her experience as a queer Jewpanese woman of colour and the histories of her ancestors; survivors of Japanese internment and the Holocaust. Carmel is candid about the intersections of all her identifies, uncovering truths from her family histories and the inspirations for her incredible advocacy and community engagement work. CLICK HERE to donate to JQT! https://app.gigitmarketplace.com/group/jqtvan/donate Links discussed in this episode:  www.carmeltanaka.ca www.jqtvancouver.ca www.genocidepreventionbc.ca www.facebook.com/crossculturaltours (FB/IN: @crossculturaltours) https://writingwrongs-parolesperdues.ca/ https://youtu.be/RD5YbFD4-9s https://www.landscapesofinjustice.com/ https://powellstreetfestival.com/the-paueru-gai-dialogues-2/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewishand For MIT6 listeners! Get 30% off your first month at nobadfoodsmembership.com and FREE access to "Introduction to Diet Culture" workshop with the code: MIXEDINTHESIX
01:22:13
August 19, 2021
“Father of the Mixies”: From MIT6 to fatherhood with Haan Palcu-Chang
Co-founders of MIT6, Chef Haan Palcu-Chang (Taiwanese & Romanian) and Gina reminisce about the early Mixed in the Six events that started it all. From “failed Tinder date”, creating a mixed community to now “dad-ing”, Haan shares his journey over the years and what’s next for food, family and MIT6. Follow Haan’s projects: @haanpc @mamaligatoronto @myfavethai @saftasfalafel  For MIT6 listeners! Get 30% off your first month at nobadfoodsmembership.com and FREE access to "Introduction to Diet Culture" workshop with the code: MIXEDINTHESIX.
51:40
August 12, 2021
Chosen: Navigating Adoption as Mixed-Race Parents with Dani Kwan-Lafond & Rema Tavares
Adoptive parents of mixed children and mixed folks themselves, Rema Tavares (Founder of Mixed in Canada) and Dani Kwan-Lafond (Professor of Indigenous Studies, U of T) join Gina in an in-depth conversations about their adoption journeys. They discuss many layers of adoption including types of adoption, their motivations to expand their family, and the important conversation aspiring adoptive parents need to have.  Follow Rema’s work at MixedintheCanada.com  Follow @heytra for stories of transracial adoptees  Recommended podcasts: @blacktothebeginning https://open.spotify.com/show/6552wLTLZ2qAsMT14NUids Add Water and Stir: exploring foster care and adoption in communities of colour https://www.stitcher.com/show/add-water-and-stir  African Ancestry: https://shop.africanancestry.com/  For MIT6 listeners! Get 30% off your first month at nobadfoodsmembership.com and FREE access to "Introduction to Diet Culture" workshop with the code: MIXEDINTHESIX.
01:09:09
August 05, 2021
Sister Stories: The Sister with the "Good Eyes" with Amanda Oades
Gina sits down with her sister, Amanda to share their experiences as mixed race siblings. The sisters swap stories of microaggressions as kids, and similarities and differences in social settings and coping with growing up mixed in a small town. Follow Amanda @a__jay For MIT6 listeners! Get 30% off your first month at nobadfoodsmembership.com and FREE access to "Introduction to Diet Culture" workshop with the code: MIXEDINTHESIX! "Reading Between the Lines" article by Catherine Abes: https://features.journalism.ryerson.ca/2018-catherineabes/
01:00:06
July 22, 2021
Minding Mixie Money: From In-Debt to Wealthy with the Farrah Turcotte
*PARTIAL EPISODE. Hear the full version at patreon.com/mixedinthesix.* Mykella sits down with Vancouver-based mixie Farrah Turcotte, founder/host of the Budget Bitch Podcast! They talk about the road from indebtedness to wealth, how to know if you are on the right road, or if money shame is getting in your way. They also talk about how parents can teach their kids healthy money management skills. Farrah: @budgetbitchpodcast For MIT6 listeners! Get 30% off your first month at nobadfoodsmembership.com and FREE access to "Introduction to Diet Culture" workshop with the code: MIXEDINTHESIX! We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix
19:57
July 15, 2021
Talking About Race with Kids with Farzana Nayani & Sarah Lotus Garrett
Gina sits down with two leaders in the mixed community on raising multiracial children. Author and educator, Farzana Nayani and Life Coach, Sarah Lotus Garrett share their wisdom on how parents can talk to their children about race and microaggressions in an authentic way, using teachable moments to raise racially conscious kids.  Follow Farzana’s work at www.farzananayani.com IG: @Multiracialmatters  Follow Sarah’s work at www.mixedbloomroom.com IG: @mixedbloomroom  For MIT6 listeners! Get 30% off your first month at nobadfoodsmembership.com and FREE access to "Introduction to Diet Culture" workshop with the code: MIXEDINTHESIX! We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
01:12:29
July 08, 2021
Embracing Family Conversations About Race and Mixedness with Natalie Preddie
Mykella sits down for a sumptuous conversation with mixie, Cityline lifestyle contributor and travel writer, Natalie Preddie. Their conversation runs the gamut. From the hurt of not being acknowledged as the parent to children who don’t look like you, to embracing those healing conversations of race and mixedness with our parents, at any age. And how connecting with older generations can bring a much-needed sense of identity and spiritual wholeness. Natalie also shares her stories about travel to other countries that are more accepting to mixies, and how she is embracing the opportunity to offer acceptance and belonging to other mixed people, right here.  Natalie on IG: @_nattyp  For MIT6 listeners! Get 30% off your first month at nobadfoodsmembership.com and FREE access to "Introduction to Diet Culture" workshop with the code: MIXEDINTHESIX! We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
46:32
June 17, 2021
Mixed Mental Health with Brittany George
*PARTIAL EPISODE. Hear the full version at patreon.com/mixedinthesix.* Mykella sits down with Vancouver mixie and coach/counsellor Brittany George to discuss the specific stressors and mental health concerns us mixies go through. We also get into how parents can help their kids create a solid mixed identity, and how to distinguish between having a bad day and needing to seek out professional mental health help.  Brittany on IG: @mixedmentalhealth  For MIT6 listeners! Get 30% off your first month at nobadfoodsmembership.com and FREE access to "Introduction to Diet Culture" workshop with the code: MIXEDINTHESIX! We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
17:13
June 10, 2021
Apple Orchards and Fighting to Preserve Two Cultures: Family Stories with BEX and Ink Sticks & Stones
Mykella and mixie musicians Ink Sticks & Stones and BEX talk growing up in small towns, family conflict and resolution, unexpected family discoveries and how all the joy and challenges impacted their music.  BEX: @thebexmusic Ink Sticks & Stones:  @Inkxns  For MIT6 listeners! Get 30% off your first month at nobadfoodsmembership.com and FREE access to "Introduction to Diet Culture" workshop with the code: MIXEDINTHESIX! We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
53:59
June 03, 2021
Seeking, and Finding, Identity in Our Ancestry with Gina, Melanie and Kaleisha
Mykella talks to Gina and Melanie, from the Mixed in the Six Podcast team, and new friend of the podcast, mixie Kaleisha, about their experiences seeking family ties through researching their ancestry. The guests discuss why they each started the search, the emotional and sometimes painful moments, and the impact of their discoveries on their self-perception and identity, and on the family members with whom they are sharing their genealogy journey. Not too late! Get 30% off sex and play workshops at www.lunamatatas.com with the code: mixedinthe6ix Melanie on IG: @melanie_rw    Gina on IG: @ginadaringgreatly   Kaleisha on IG: @kdollahz We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
01:05:03
May 20, 2021
Let's Talk About Sex, pt 3: Pandemic Edition with Luna Matatas
*PARTIAL EPISODE. Hear the full version at patreon.com/mixedinthesix.* Gina and Mykella talk to mixed sex educator Luna Matatas about the effect pandemic stress has had on our sexual lives and what she predicts for post-pandemic sex and relating. Luna also gives us tips for enjoying sexual intimacy and exploration during the pandemic, and after. Get 30% off sex and play workshops at www.lunamatatas.com with the code: mixedinthe6ix Luna on IG: @lunamatatas We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
18:52
May 13, 2021
Let’s talk about it: Season 2 Wrapup/Season 3 Teaser
Gina and Mykella chat about highlights, memories and favourite episodes from Season 2, and tease episode topics for Season 3, a season all about family. We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
01:00:13
May 06, 2021
Mixing it Up in the Kitchen with Anjali Helferty and Jasmine Linton
*PARTIAL EPISODE. Hear the full version at patreon.com/mixedinthesix.* Gina and Mykella talk to two stars of CBC’s Great Canadian Baking show (@cbcbakingshow), Anjali Helferty (Indian & Irish) and Jasmine Linton (Jamaican, Welsh & Trinidian). They dish about food, family, social activism and their experience on the hit reality TV show devoted to the beloved art of baking. Enjoy this fun and lively chat! Follow our guests on IG: Anjali @anjalih & Jasmine @bakewhatyourmamagaveya Join the Swamp & Emotional Release event led by our sponsor Sara Chizek, Grief and Sensuality Coach on April 24 at 12 pm EST / 9 am PDT. Register at bit.ly/MIT6swamp with suggested $10-20 donation to Mixed in the Six (paypal.me/mixedinthesix). More on Sara’s work at Sarachizek.com @thesarachizek Womxn’s Swamping Circle: facebook.com/groups/253004662395045 We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
19:12
April 15, 2021
Fight for Xavier with Cynthia Ngo & U of T Stem Cell Club
Three-year-old Xavier Pesito (Filipino/Vietnamese) was diagnosed with Leukemia and needs a stem cell transplant to save his life. His mother, Cynthia Ngo and Aneisha and Rupal, Co-Presidents of the U of T Stem Cell Club tell us why there is a desperate need for more mixed race and non-Caucasian ethnic groups to join the stem cell registry. This episode sheds light on Xavier's journey and gives folks the details on how you can register as a donor and save a life! Watch video version of this episode and support our podcast at patreon.com/mixedinthesix For information on stem cell donation: blood.ca mixedmatchproject.com @uoft_stemcellclub To support the Pesito Family: Gofund.me/9fb2ed41 youtube.com/channel/UC9n9Fpg8PzxOSDsIxvfQpnA @pesitofamily Thank you to this episode’s sponsor: Sara Chizek, Grief & Sensuality Coach Sarachizek.com @thesarachizek Womxn’s Swamping Circle: facebook.com/groups/253004662395045 We would love to hear from you! DM us on the socials at @mixedinthesix!
51:08
March 25, 2021
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 Barnhart 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 02, 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 05, 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 02, 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 04, 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
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June 04, 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
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May 11, 2020