Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning journalist who, for nearly thirty years, has reported on stories and communities in America that often go ignored by the mainstream media—from tales of hope in the South Bronx to the unseen victims of the War on Terror and the first detention camps in the US.
When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story.
Shay Jiles is an influential mommy blogger and entrepreneur. Through her journey, Shay has been transparent about her challenges coping with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety and how it has interfered with her self-confidence and focus, all while she’s managed a growing family brand.
In this first episode, I spoke to Deun specifically around the work of her nonprofit called The Body: A Home for Love, a wellness and healing space for black women who are survivors of sexual assault.
Elaine Welteroth is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and judge on Project Runway. Today we’re talking about the spectrum of betweenness, navigating both black and white worlds, and how that journey has laid the foundation for her identity, community and life’s work.