Join Us for our Season One Finale! It is with extreme pride and tremendous gratitude that I was able to record the last episode of the debut season with my dearest friend Retonia Brashier of Race Talk with Retonia. She is a partner, mother, grandmother and an antiracist educator! In this episode, Retonia and I deeply share why we refuse to let Whiteness kill us! We commune and labor together in deep ways reflecting our shared sisterhood. We are vulnerable in sharing our internal struggles with Anti-Blackness and internalized white supremacy. Retonia shares personal testimony on how she’d rather be kind than nice and gives powerful elder wisdom about the urgency required for Black Liberation. We both testify that Black liberation is a liberatory movement for all of humanity! Additionally, I spend some time sharing a framework that can help non-Black people honor the upcoming Black History month. I also share some thoughts on how Black people can also honor themselves during the month as well. Lastly, I announce that our spring book exchange selection is God is a Black Woman by theologian, social psychologist, and activist Dr. Christena Cleveland. Please make sure you check out my website or The AntiBlackness Reader or Divesting from Whiteness Instagram platforms to find out more. You can find Race Talk with Retonia on Instagram.
Join Us for Season One (Bonus) Episode Eight! I realized after recording the entirety of the debut season there was one conversation that needed to take place and I had Andrea Miller of Her Story Speaks Podcast in mind! Andrea is a partner, mother and a powerhouse podcaster! But more than that she is a woman whose transparency is evident. In this episode, Andrea responds to the question: For white people learning to decenter themselves where do you start? I decided to let this episode respond to some of the unspoken questions that may have lingered at the end of my White-on White Crimes series that I shared over the winter holiday season. I believe that Andrea shares a powerful testimony examining the violence of Whiteness and white supremacy that has impacted herself, her faith, and her family. Moreover, she like previous guests is explicit about the complicit violence of white womanhood. During this episode, Andrea mentions Lettie Gore of History Shows Us Podcast, Tasha Hunter of the When We Speak Podcast and Marcie Alvis-Walker of Black Coffee with White Friends.
Trigger Warning: This episode does contain language and ideas relating to Body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders. Please contact NEDA if you are someone your care about needs support.
Join Us for Season One: Episode Seven! In this episode, I talk with my friend Maria Marquis. Maria is a DEI Consultant, organizational coach, (voice) actor, and audio-book narrator. Some of my most enriching work experiences have happened in partnership with Maria and I’m honored to have her as a guest this season. Maria talks quite candidly about her identity as a woman living a racialized life. She expands upon her definitions of the terms white, Whiteness, and white supremacy. Moreover, she gets honest about the complicit violence of white womanhood. You can find Maria online at her website: Coaching by Maria. During this episode I mention a memoir by Chanel Miller entitled: Know my Name.
Trigger Warning: This episode does contain language and ideas relating to sexual violence. Please contact RAINN if you or someone your care about needs support.
Join Us for Season One: Episode Six! In this episode, I talk with my friend Constanza Eliana the founder, of Embody Inclusivity. They are also a decolonization educator, wellness expert, and journalist. Eliana and I have a very candid conversation about race, racism, and the perpetual violence of Colonization, Imperialism and Whiteness. The heart of our dialogue is focusing on eliminating global colonial projects. I encourage listeners to use this episode as a helpful resource in building their decolonial praxis. You can find Eliana on Instagram and online at her website. Eliana’s story on the Christie’s auction house can be found here.
Join Us for Season One: Episode Five! In this episode, I talk with my friend Carissa of Carissa Explains It Y'all. Carissa is a mental health expert, pop culture enthusiast and social worker. Carissa and I have a very candid conversation about mixed race and ethnic identity, white assumption, digital Blackface and the impacts of white flight. I strongly encourage listeners to share this episode with individuals who have multi- cultural/ethnic racialized experiences as a helpful resource. You can find Carissa on Instagram. Carissa mentions Dante Stewart's Shoutin in the Fire during this episode!
Join Us for Season One: Episode Four! In this episode, I chat with my friend Pixie Lighthorse. Pixie is a prolific author, healer, and teacher. She writes as Lighthorse to honor the unheard voices of her Choctaw, Creek and Chickasaw ancestors. Pixie and I open up deep and wide about ancestral knowledge, honoring grief, parenting our inner child and the dangers and possibilities of Progressivism. Please find out more about Pixie and her work at her website. Pixie recommends our listeners check out: The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise by Martín Prechtel. Other references Pixie and I mention during this episode include:
Voices From the South by Anna Julia Cooper
A Growing Culture: A nonprofit advancing farmer autonomy and agroecological innovation in order to create sustainable food opportunities
* Kina incorrectly cites the title of Harriet Jacobs book during the recording.
Join Us for Season One: Episode Three! In this episode, I chat with Tony Perry AKA The Ghetto Activist. Tony and I have a vivid, honest and powerful conversation sharing our reflections on white supremacy, race and ethnicity, origin stories and White Saviorism. Tony reminds us of the power of historical narratives by expanding our perspectives on everything from Moorish culture to the Nathaniel Bacon Rebellion. Please connect to Tony and his work at his website. Additionally, in this episode Tony cites the multi-volume text: Black Athena. Tony and I also recommend the following resources for more information and learning:
Join Us for Season One: Episode Two! I have an epic conversation with Jennifer Kinney of the Story Power Podcast. Jen and I discuss racial identity, tenets of Whiteness and ancestral connections. During this recording, Jen and I also discuss two awesome books: My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
by Resmaa Menakem and We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba
In this episode, I'm honored to be joined by Lettie Shumate. Lettie is a historian and the creator of the History Shows Us Podcast. Join Lettie and I, discuss the historic trajectory of Whiteness within the United States. We reflect upon a wide range of timestamps including the War of Independence, The Civil War, Industrial Revolution and the Jim Crow era. More episode notes can be found at joquinareed.com