Mocha Mamas

Mocha Mamas

By Inez Bayardo
Mocha Mamas is a candid conversation, led by two moms of color, about race, culture, justice and social change.
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What do we do with the 4th of July?
In today’s episode our Mocha Mamas host, Inez Bayardo, addresses the inner conflict and turmoil of celebrating the 4th of July. What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? https://youtu.be/H-cVwuMmylA Independence Day - A Conversation with My Granddaughter https://bit.ly/2VJ513K
22:43
July 3, 2020
Affirming Black and Brown Children
In today’s episode, a special guest shares some of his daily positive affirmations and Mocha Mamas host, Inez Bayardo, talks about the importance of affirming out Black and brown children daily!
14:31
June 18, 2020
Racial Disparities in U.S. Public Schools
Join us for a candid conversation about the racial disparities in U.S. public schools. Mocha Mamas host, Inez and guest co-host, Tamika Thomas, talk about some of the shocking realities for Black students in the public education system. Tamika is a seasoned educator and mom of 8 who is well acquainted with the system and how parents can advocate for their children, as well as how teachers can make a difference.  This episode is a must-listen! 
41:48
June 12, 2020
Black Lives Matter
Today on Mocha Mamas, we are addressing some of the misconceptions of Black Lives Matter. It is more than a hashtag and it is not a movement that endorses or promotes violence, hate or Black superiority.  It is a necessary movement to draw attention to police brutality and how it is impacting the Black community at disproportionate rates. Black people are three times more likely to be killed by police than white people (and 1.3 times less likely to be armed). This is a problem. This is not OK!   Our Mocha Mamas host, Inez, and guest co-host, Jenny Martin, talk about why Black Matters is needed and how it both harmful and hurtful when the people we love deny this fact.  Black Lives Matter is not to say that Black lives are more important, it is to say that Black lives are just as significant.   Resource:  mappingpoliceviolence.org  https://blacklivesmatter.com/about/
30:23
June 4, 2020
A Candid Conversation with a White Public School Teacher About the Lack of Diversity in U.S. Educators
Today's conversation is one like no other we've had. We talk to a white public school teacher (yes, our first white guest!) about the lack of diversity in public schools. Jennifer Purcell talks very openly about her experiences at different schools and the lack of resources and support the schools in a more ethnically diverse area had. She discusses challenges of being a white teacher working with parents that speak another language and some of the cultural differences she's had to learn. We really appreciate Jen's openness to talk about this subject and we love something that she said, "it only takes one or two people to make a change".  Join us next week as we continue to talk about the public schools with another guest, focusing on the racial disparities. 
24:14
May 28, 2020
Ahmaud Arbery Part Two: Racism in America, 6 Actions of Invalidation & How to be Anti-Racist
Mocha Mamas host Inez and guest, Julian Newman CEO of Culture Creative, continue the conversation about Ahmaud Arbery, racism in America and six actions of invalidation. Inez and Julian also discuss practical ways for white people who want to join the cause of fighting racism which includes learning, listening and resisting the need to lead.   Follow Julian Newman  Suggested Reading:  Contains affiliate links.  Stay Woke  Native by Kaitlin Curtice  Biased by Jennifer Eberhardt  Yellow by Frank Wu  Lament for Ahmaud: The Day My Daddy Screamed by Julian Newman Suggested Documentary:  Many Rivers to Cross 
46:50
May 21, 2020
Bonus Episode: Two Truths, The Suffering & Hope
Today, we have a bonus episode for you! This is a conversation that happened in between recording our two part series on Ahmaud Arbery. Our Mocha Mamas guest, Julian Newman, shares about the third place where two truths exist, the suffering and the hope of working together in unity to create something beautiful. It is a beautiful and powerful message. We hope you enjoy! 
11:17
May 15, 2020
Ahmaud Arbery, Sterling K. Brown, Carlton, The Third Place & Candid Conversation on Racism in America
The world was recently taken by storm when a video leaked of 25 year old Ahmaud Arbery being chased down and killed by two men (a third was filming). There was a collective outrage that this could even happen in the United States of America and that this took place over two months ago, with no arrests at the time. Mocha Mamas host, Inez, has a conversation with guest host, Julian Newman, to discuss the differences between how people have responded to this particular story vs. how they respond to the countless times we have seen similar stories before.  We discuss the gut-wrenching video by This is Us actor Sterling K. Brown and how there is a third place - a necessary perspective for attaining healing and reaching racial unity. Julian shares his perspective as a Black man and Inez shares hers as a mom of a "future Black man".  Join the conversation! 
34:28
May 14, 2020
Coronavirus & Racial Disparities: How Covid-19 is Disproportionately Impacting the Black Community in America
In today's episode of Mocha Mamas, Inez & Kristie discuss the harsh reality of how coronavirus has impacted the Black community at disproportionate rates. The statistics put out by the CDC are alarming and we are talking about the contributing factors to why Black Americans are contracting they virus and dying of it in disproportionate numbers. This is a must listen!  Related articles:  The Brother Killer Covid-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups Cases in the U.S. | CDC Hospitalization Rates and Characteristics in Patients  Join us in the Mocha Mamas Facebook group for more discussion! 
32:25
May 8, 2020
Girl, Get Your Own Quotes: A Candid Conversation About Rachel Hollis
Today, the Mocha Mamas hosts are going on Rachel Hollis after the most recent controversy of her plagiarism. Inez & Kristie discuss everything from how Rachel displayed poor leadership in how she blamed her team, the missed opportunity to elevate Black women’s voices, privilege, white centeredness and how why she shouldn’t have posted that quote to begin with, even with correct attribution. Take a listen and let us know what you think!
21:43
April 30, 2020
Protests, Hypocrisy & Privilege
Today we talk about the controversial subject of coronavirus protesters and how it is a perfect example of white privilege and hypocrisy in our nations. Our Mocha Mamas hosts are challenging you to take a step back and examine your own biases, with a clear call to speak out and be anti-racist.
26:57
April 24, 2020
Coronavirus and Mental Health
In this episode, we are talking about how social distancing, isolation and quarantine can affect our mental health with special guest, Jenny Bayardo-Flores, who works for public mental health at the state level in California. Jenny gives some practical tips on how we can be caring for our own mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as what we can do to help others - including how to ease the minds of our children!  Jenny gives two great resources in this episode, check them out below!   IDONTMIND  Mental Health America  Connect with Jenny on Instagram! 
23:21
April 16, 2020
Sorting the Spaghetti: A Candid Conversation About How the Coronavirus Pandemic Affects Our Mental Health
Join us for a different kind of conversation. Mocha Mamas host, Inez Bayardo, is recording solo today, and shares about a recent experience she had which made her realize how much social distancing, isolation & quarantine has affected her emotions. Inez shares how she had to "sort through her spaghetti" and encourages listeners to take an honest evaluation of how the affects of this crisis - sort through the spaghetti!  Come listen and share your experience in our Mocha Mamas Facebook group. 
23:41
April 9, 2020
Social Distancing, Isolation & Quarantine
Join us for a conversation about coronavirus and how social distancing, isolation & quarantine have changed our way of life as we knew it. The Mocha Mamas hosts discuss some of the positive outcomes as well as the downfalls. Join the conversation by joining our Mocha Mamas Facebook group! 
38:21
April 2, 2020
Staying Woke During Coronavirus
In this episode of Mocha Mamas, your hosts discuss the importance of staying woke to racism during coronavirus and the potential outcomes and pitfalls, if we do not. While it may seem insensitive, possibly even insensitive to focus on racism at a time like this, a pandemic is actually the perfect storm for racism xenophobia. Listen and find out more!  Article Referenced: How to Cure the Virus of Racism by Julian Newman.  Join our Mocha Mamas Facebook Group! 
23:23
March 26, 2020
Gender Inequality Part Two: Women in Leadership
In this episode, Mocha Mamas hosts finish up the conversation about gender inequality with some facts and discussion about the disparities of women in leadership positions - we cover government, healthcare, corporations, church and education.  Come and continue the conversation with us on this topic and others in our Mocha Mamas Facebook group. 
27:29
March 22, 2020
Gender Inequality Part One - Equal Pay for Women, Violence Against Women
Join us for a conversation about gender inequality. We will discuss what gender equality is. We also review some facts about pay disparities and domestic partner violence and share our thoughts and reactions to those facts.
28:44
March 10, 2020
Raising Black Daughters
Our Co-Host, Kristie, gets real with us on what it’s like to raise black daughters today and how ALL of us can help young Black girls grow up to be confident women who love themselves and embrace their beauty, talent and everything that makes them amazing. You do not want to miss this candid episode about Black women, racism, sexism and other disparities they face. Make sure you join the Mocha Mamas Facebook group to continue this conversation!  Kristie's Instagram   Kristie's Facebook   Kristie's YouTube channel
21:10
March 3, 2020
Let’s Talk About Racism: Interview with Julian Newman, CEO of Culture Creative
In this episode we talk with racism, diversity & inclusion expert, Julian Newman of Culture Creative. Julian covers the basics of racism from the clinical definition to what it means to be anti-racist and whether or not reverse racism exists. Julian also gives some great advice to parents on how to raise children that are anti-racist. This is a must listen!
32:02
February 25, 2020
Microaggression
Have you heard of microaggression? Listen to the Mocha Mamas hosts explain what microaggression is, how they have been personally affected by it and how we can stop these insensitive, biased and hurtful (albeit generally unintentional) comments and behaviors. 
34:39
February 18, 2020
Color Blind Ideology
In this episode, Mocha Mamas hosts discuss the phrase "color blind" and how this type of ideology is problematic in fighting systemic racism and prevents us from truly being anti-racist.
19:40
February 11, 2020
Representation Matters
In this episode of Mocha Mamas, Inez and Kristie discuss how a lack of representation affected them as young girls and why representation matters - from books to tv to career professionals - it’s important for kids to see themselves because it opens possibilities. The hosts also talk about a viral video that left them both more than a little heated and they share what white parents can do to avoid this type of situation.
31:11
February 4, 2020
Mocha Mamas Introduction: Meet our Host
The is the second introductory episode of Mocha Mamas (make sure you go back and listen to episode 1 if you missed it!). In this episode, Kristie interviews the host and creator of Mocha Mamas, Inez. Inez talks about her background, growing up as a third generation Mexican American in Northern California. She also talks about her adorable son and why she wanted to start this podcast. Ultimately, her desire is to offer a place that is safe for any person of any background to engage in the conversation of race, culture, justice & social change. She has a desire to gather moms (and dads!) together that are willing to do the work of raising kids that will stop perpetuating racism. You can connect with Inez on Instagram or Facebook Find the books Inez recommends at the end of the episode, and more, through her Amazon storefront.
20:59
January 13, 2020
Mocha Mamas Introduction: Meet our Co-Host
In this introductory episode of Mocha Mamas, we chat with our show co-host Kristie. Kristie is a wife, mom of 3 and motivated entrepreneur.  In this episode, we also learn that Kristie is a daughter of a pastor and that her upbringing was in predominantly black circles, especially in her earlier years,  which differs from how her children are growing up now. Kristie shares her heart for bringing people together in the conversation of race and culture. Kristie’s perspective as an African American woman, raising African American children in today’s racial climate is much needed and we know you will get so much from her voice at Mocha Mamas.  You can connect with Kristie on Instagram, check out her YouTube channel or visit her blog!
16:31
January 11, 2020
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00:37
January 10, 2020