My Melanin is a group of Black professionals that look to discuss the Social Determinants of Health as it relates to the Black experience. As persons of African descent living in Atlantic Canada, My Melanin is a place to help inform, facilitate, and connect the diaspora in the Atlantic region and beyond! Acknowledging our rich diversity and culture, this podcast will explore the multifaceted experiences of the diaspora through meaningful and insightful conversations.
“Hope is Passive”
The crew sit down with DeRico Symonds, Halifax Community Advocate, to discuss and dissect the many layers of race and racism experienced in our society, lessons learned, and creating spaces and legacies for the future. If you want to learn more about our guest visit www.dericosymonds.ca.
With Skills, We Build p. II
The crew are back and chop it up with Amber Grosse, Child & Youth Supervisor at the YMCA, about building skills, connecting with youth, and creating thriving environments.
With skills, We Build p. I
Dee, Kitso, and Mohamed sit down and talk about the intricacies of education and the workplace.
We Have a Legacy
The crew sit down with a trailblazer in education and everyone’s favourite principal, ‘Ms. Karen Hudson’.
Black is the Blueprint
The crew are back and have a lively discussion with Bria Symonds, BSW RSW, on the complexity of the Black gendered experience.
The Strength that Raised Me p. II with Dr. Barbara Hamilton-Hinch
Dee, Kitso, and Mohamed sit down with Dr. Barbara Hamilton-Hinch, Assistant Vice-Provost Equity and Inclusion Dalhousie University, to discuss the implications of the built environment and childhood experiences on the development and health of our Black communities.