Can I say people were outwardly racist? No, but it’s embedded in our consciousness. It’s not a matter of being overtly racist, it’s how deep it’s bound in there and how much we have to unbind. We all have it. Everyone carries white supremacy. - Latham Thomas
In this episode, we’re talking about love, decoupling and maintaining our sense of self through both. The conversation features Kalkidan Gebreyohannes, an Oakland based boutique owner of Alyce on Grand, a designer, and a mother of three.
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.
Alex Elle is an author, poet and wellness consultant who specializes in self-care. In this episode, I chat with Alex about putting self and self-trust first, so that we can stay close to our truth as we author our lives.
In this episode, Wayetu talks about her initial resistance to writing a story about the war in Liberia and how that changed, as she understood her own role in rewriting history. We also discuss how cultural exposure and a binary existence influence our world views.
In our chat, we talk about what it’s like being Third Culture Kids, how that translates into our experiences in the United States and abroad, and how the black experience takes shape in different global contexts.