This is a podcast by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color at Whitman College where we talk about our experiences and tell our stories.
Episode 24: WSW! Season 2 Finale: Reflect and Celebrate with US!
Tune into this episode to hear an overview of all the topics WSW! has covered in the 9 months it has been active and a list of all the amazing voices that have been featured. Elea and Jasmine also talk about some of their reflections on the podcast and their future plans to expand WSW!
Episode 23: Mental Healthcare at Whitman: A Professor's Perspective
This week Elea and Jasmine had the joy of speaking with Professor Woodfork about her experience as a professor of color and how she sees students of color accessing the few resources they do have to mental health support. Tune in to hear about how faculty work to be resources beyond academics and how change in mental health resources at Whitman has been changed for the better by students and students of color!
Episode 22: Inaccessibility of Mental Healthcare at Whitman and Beyond
Join us for this week’s episode of WSW! as Elea and Jasmine spotlight Nidhi’s experience with mental healthcare inaccessibility at Whitman and in Walla Walla. This episode was inspired by the Wire’s article by Alasdair Padman and Mat Chapin, “The limits of mental healthcare in Walla Walla”. We’d like to particularly thank Mat Chapin for their work in spotlighting and researching the detriment that BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students experience in living in a mental healthcare desert like Walla Walla. We encourage you to read the article in our bio! As always, Whitman So White! is not only a podcast, but a resource and community. Our DMs are always open to chat, for feedback, and for questions.
Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741
Trevor Text Line for LGBTQIA+ students: Text "START" to 678678
Crisis counseling for students of color: text "STEVE" to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Walla Walla Crisis Response Services: (509) 524-2999
Trevor Project LGBTQIA+ Lifeline: (866) 488-7386
Episode 21: Spotlight: Suka's Art
Suka is back for this episode of WSW! but this time, you all get to hear about their art and process. Join us for this week’s episode as Jasmine and Elea spotlight Suka’s outstanding art. If you haven’t already, go check out their Instagram account @masivart!
Episode 20: WSW! + Pacific Islander Club: Neocolonialism, Misconceptions, and more
Join WSW! this week for a collaboration you don’t want to miss! Elea and Jasmine are joined by members of the Pacific Islander Club to converse about neocolonialism, misconceptions, personal anecdotes, microaggressions and more as it pertains to the Pacific Islander community. Hear Cheysen, Suka, and Tate tell their stories and learn more about their experiences as Pacific Islander Whitties. Also, follow the PIC’s instagram page @pacific.whitties for some educational resources!
Episode 19: Dear PWI: A Whitman Athletic Experience
Did you read the most recent @dearpwi post from a Whitman student? Have you read the article in The Wire by Tucker Grinnan about the athletic department’s history with players choosing to protest on the court? Want to know the full story? Join Jasmine and Elea as they talk with Whitman alum Cherokee Washington about her experience as an athlete and how it has shaped who she is today.