#StopDevaluation Podcast

#StopDevaluation Podcast

By Melodye Hilton
The #StopDevaluation Movement is for those who have the courage to go against the grain of a culture that loves to point fingers, pre-judge, and put people down. Instead, our goal is to confront prejudice and build bridges through listening, learning, sharing, and confirming the irrevocable value in every unique human being.
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EP012-B Race Consciousness Interview with Dr. Todd Mealy

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EP018-B My Story Interview with Will Ford
What story line are you going to be a part of? Will Ford’s powerful and poignant life story will astound you. Will  has traveled  the nation for twenty years  with a  kettle pot owned by his ancestors. This treasure was passed down to him along with the horror stories of slavery and his family’s suffering at the hands of their slave owners. Yet, this amazing man focuses on racial reconciliation and challenges all of humanity to bring  healing to  the divides for the sake of future generations. Get out the tissues, this is a story you must hear!
29:21
July 13, 2020
EP018: My Story interview with Josiah Centeno
Without connection we can spend our lives trying to fill the void inside of us,  often in harmful ways. On today’s episode Josiah Centeno shares his story, the lies that encompassed his thoughts, the fear that drove him, and the simple exchanges of life that brought healing.
22:41
July 10, 2020
EP017-B The Culture of Validation Interview with Louis Dickens
Gaining knowledge and the wisdom to apply that knowledge empowers us to compassionately be a voice of validation to those hurting from racial prejudice. If you desire to understand a race or a culture, then it is important to know the historical facts which support a collaborative voice of healing to our world. Louis Dickens reveals the painful black history and solutions for healing. If you are a white person and genuinely care, you must hear this interview. Louis and Dr. Melodye have partnered together and modeled diversity and inclusion on a deep heart level for twenty years.  Note: explicit adult description of black history and slavery
36:08
July 6, 2020
EP017: My Story Interview with Ahelya Vargas
Emotional manipulation along with verbal and  physical abuse has the power to scar the soul and render one powerless. The crippling fear to reach out for help silences the voice as confidence is lost in the sea of shame. Ahelya Vargas' moving story will touch your heart and reveal the power that unconditional love and safety carries to rescue the broken.
22:13
July 3, 2020
EP016-B My Story Interview with Kevin Ikeda
Kevin Ikeda, a successful and influential businessman, shares his story of failure and devaluation. His transparency and authenticity will touch your heart and his wisdom will bring hope to the vision you hold.
12:00
June 29, 2020
EPO16: My Story Interview with Eloise Grobbelaar
In today’s episode we will talk with Eloise Grobbelaar who speaks from her own struggles with self-worth when she says, “When you do not find validation in the right places, you will look for it, in all the wrong places.” Growing up in South Africa in the midst of the apartheid, and later moving to the UK with her husband, she found herself working with special needs children and, in the process, learned powerful principles that apply to every child, teenager, and adult.
22:47
June 26, 2020
EP015-B My Story Interview with Elizabeth Forbes
Elizabeth Forbes shares her story of loss, sexual assault, and the lies of self-devaluation. Her life was reshaped as individuals saw and communicated value to her leading her into her present vocation as a guidance counselor in Maryland's public school system. She now offers support and hope for those who have experienced trauma and are suffering with the lies she once believed. 
12:45
June 22, 2020
EPO15: My Story Interview with Sheila Katusiime
Shiela Katusiime, born and raised in Uganda, shares her open and authentic story of devaluation.  It wasn't until she was 32 years old that she was challenged to see her value.  She now has found her voice and contribution to the world as she invests in a young generation.
22:44
June 19, 2020
EP014-B My Story Interview with Brent Pedro
Brent Pedro (Trinidad and Tobago) shares his story of devaluation through bullying and all the lies that led to suicide attempts, but then the power of validation to shift his perspectives and become a value-generator in the lives of others.
19:54
June 15, 2020
EP014: The Authors Show Interview
Dr. Melodye Hilton, author of Unmasking Prejudice: Silencing the Internal Voice of Bigotry, was interviewed by Linda Thompson of The Author's show. This book was the inspiration to launch the #StopDevaluation movement. 
13:59
June 12, 2020
EP013-B Relabeling Our Story with Cognitive Therapist Jerome Joseph
Melodye Hilton shares her story of child sexual abuse as she interviews Cognitive Therapist, Jerome Joseph.  We often minimize, as Melodye did, or exaggerate our past experiences. The core of anxiety is an overestimation of danger and an underestimation of our ability at the same time; therefore, I cannot cope. Our labels shape our perspective as our behaviors follow. We interpret today's events based upon those labels.    We can attach positive labels to people and situations that can shift how we think, believe, and function.  Positive and healthy labeling has to be intentional as we consciously rehearse the new because internally we will have automatic labels based upon our experiences. The new ways of thinking will bring rewards.  It feels so good to move beyond the labels!   This interview will impact your life and help you to relate and connect to others in healthy ways.  How we label can help ourselves and others heal.
13:32
June 8, 2020
EPO13: My Story with Justin Murrell
Our past experiences want to define us screaming lies, "I will never be good enough." Justin shares, "I was in an at-risk structure but connected to some people who invested into me. They helped me change my life and now my journey is to do the same and recreate what has happened in my life through different parts of my city."  Justin's story reveals the ability to destroy the box society tried to put him in making a difference to those living in his former reality.  
19:04
June 5, 2020
EP012-B Race Consciousness Interview with Dr. Todd Mealy
Every leader, influencer, and societal architect that  has a heart to see our nations heal should listen and apply this knowledge in their sphere of influence. Dr. Todd Mealy is a history author holding his Ph.D from Penn State University. He is the Director of Equity and Instruction at The Bond Educational Group. Dr. Mealy is taking steps to launch the Equity Institute for Race Conscious Pedagogy, LLC to advance scholarship in race-centered learning while advocating for social justice. He has been an educator since 2001 and is an adjunct professor in the History Department of Dickinson College. You will learn from his knowledge but also from heart to #StopDevaluation
26:07
June 3, 2020
EPO12: My Story with Larry Putney
Larry's MY STORY reveals the painful experiences of his parent's divorce, bullying, and depression. Life events formed mindsets of devaluing self-worth and lack of self-confidence in this young man's mind. His story leads to confidence and maturity as a husband, business leader, and community influencer.
15:46
May 29, 2020
EP11: Validation & the Political Divides, Part Four interview with Peter Demarest
Science tells us that if we continue down the path of divisiveness and devaluation of one group or another ultimately it leads to the complete and utter destruction of all of us. The scientific fact reveals when we allow every form of prejudice, hatred and devaluation unchecked, it becomes self-destructive. This episode will discuss the topic of politics through the science of values-generation. Without the ability to intrinsically love there can be no healing. 
32:34
May 22, 2020
EP10: Prejudice, Evil, & Unjust Actions, Part Three interview with Peter Demarest
Is it possible to see a person’s intrinsic worth when their actions are bad, evil, or unjust.  Prejudice and subconscious biases influence our emotions, decisions and behaviors, is there a way for a person to transcend these biases and minimize their effect?
20:27
May 15, 2020
EPO9: Don't Let Biases Run the Show, Part Two interview with Peter Demarest
Devaluation always has negative impact while validation always brings health .  Today’s podcast we will learn about how our biases ‘run the show.’ We’ll learn the antidote to stopping something is to start something. We’ll learn the power of asking the right question, “What choice can I make and action can I take in this moment to create the greatest net value?” 
17:27
May 8, 2020
EP08: The Science of Value, Part One interview with Peter Demarest
Today’s podcast is the first in a four-part series of interviews with Peter Demarest, an expert in the science of Axiogenics, which is the mind-brain science of value generation. He has influenced my life greatly through his book, “Answering the Central Question: How Science reveals the keys to success in life, love, and leadership.”  Stephen R. Covey writes about Peter’s book saying, “…Based on the groundbreaking science of applied neuro-axiology, this book reveals the how-to principles for integrating your heart, mind, and brain to unleash your strengths and create a truly extraordinary life.” Today’s podcast will begin to reveal to you how valuable you are and how you can generate value through your courageous voice.
17:30
May 1, 2020
EP07: My Story with Jason Ottley
Jason's story reveals the lifelong struggle of not being validated.  He says, "It does no good to be represented culturally if your voice has no value, power, or privilege. You are nothing more than a cultural representation."  Don't miss this message of advocacy for voices that are not being heard. 
21:00
April 24, 2020
EPO6: My Story with Harold Williams
From childhood it seemed that Harold was marked as the one who would never fit in or be accepted. This carried into his twenties where leaders used their position, platform, and authority to control, manipulate, and abuse their power; offering a pseudo success. He shares how he "drank the Kool-Aid" and "sold his soul" to obtain success and connection.  This is an amazing story of healing, true success both personally and professionally, and the beautiful opportunities he has to model power used for good.
24:41
April 17, 2020
EP05: My Story with Rose Thomas
Rose experienced many instances of trauma, abusive relationships, and rape.  She believed herself to be ugly knowing she would never be loved. She hated herself as depression, anxiety, and self-harm were her outlets for her anger.  She later learned that it was not what happened to her but her thought patterns that were her greatest enemy.  Today, however, we see a "rose" who has bloomed into a beautiful value-generator reaching out to those who face trauma and disaster.
18:16
April 10, 2020
EP04: My Story with Justin Tucker
Rarely do you hear a story of drugs, gangs, violence, and fear and find a young man whose life exemplifies hope and purpose.  What led Justin Tucker to see his worth, his potential, and soften his heart for those hurting from the pain of their past?
15:19
April 3, 2020
EP03: My Story with Karley Daniel
As Karly shares her story she says, "You have to come to peace with your broken pieces." The majority of Karly's childhood was filled with the broken pieces of abandonment, neglect, and abuse.  How could she come to peace in the midst of such suffering? 
20:18
March 27, 2020
EP02: My Story with Annette Dickens
Growing up in North Carolina in the 60's and 70's, Annette shares her story of traumatizing racial prejudice. Can you imagine waking up to a burnt KKK cross with cards covering your lawn saying the "'KKK was out to get you?"
28:57
March 20, 2020
EP01: My Story with Fadzi Whande
Fadzi Whande, Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, shares her story of abuse of power and her process to discover the value she holds.  She is now a champion for many in her nation of Perth, Australia and around the world.
19:14
March 14, 2020
Trailer: #StopDevaluation
I'm excited to launch the #StopDevaluation podcast on March 14th--MY BIRTHDAY--and I am excited for you to join this movement. Because story is such a powerful unifier that we all have, we'll hear from many voices in episodes called MY STORY where I'll talk to amazing men and women who have overcome and chosen to write better chapters for future generations. We'll also hear from experts on the Science of validation,  practical ways to be validators in our every day lives, and so much more as this channel grows and evolves.
04:43
February 22, 2020