20 episodes

This is what it looks like when justice starts at home.

Two friends, one Black, one White, share a series of tender and uncompromising conversations about how Whiteness and anti-Blackness have shaped their lives.

Join us, Tanaka Mhishi and Imogen Butler-Cole, as we attempt our own version of restorative justice through compassion and storytelling.

Twitter: @lovingcolourpod
Instagram: @lovingcolourpod
Theme music: The Boatman from The Other Side by Quest Ensemble

Loving Colour Tanaka Mhishi and Imogen Butler-Cole

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

This is what it looks like when justice starts at home.

Two friends, one Black, one White, share a series of tender and uncompromising conversations about how Whiteness and anti-Blackness have shaped their lives.

Join us, Tanaka Mhishi and Imogen Butler-Cole, as we attempt our own version of restorative justice through compassion and storytelling.

Twitter: @lovingcolourpod
Instagram: @lovingcolourpod
Theme music: The Boatman from The Other Side by Quest Ensemble

    Episode Sixteen: Shereen on Facing Racism in Childhood

    Episode Sixteen: Shereen on Facing Racism in Childhood

    In which our guest Shereen Ibrahim reflects on Episode Seven: Who Gets to Be Creative, and shares a story of her own about facing racism in childhood.

    Two friends, one Black, one White, share a series of tender and uncompromising conversations about how Whiteness and anti-Blackness have shaped their lives.

    Join us, Tanaka Mhishi and Imogen Butler-Cole, as we attempt our own version of restorative justice through compassion and storytelling.   

    Twitter: @lovingcolourpod
    Instagram: @lovingcolourpod
    Theme music: The Boatman from The Other Side by Quest Ensemble

    Shereen would like to credit Jassa Ahluwalia's TED Talk for the idea of being Both not Half.

    • 54 min
    Episode Fifteen: Words and Language

    Episode Fifteen: Words and Language

    In which we talk about words and language; think about their true value and explore how our approach to language can bring us together or push us apart.

    Two friends, one Black, one White, share a series of tender and uncompromising conversations about how Whiteness and anti-Blackness have shaped their lives.  

    Join us, Tanaka Mhishi and Imogen Butler-Cole, as we attempt our own version of restorative justice through compassion and storytelling.  

    Twitter: @lovingcolourpod
    Instagram: @lovingcolourpod
    Theme music: The Boatman from The Other Side by Quest Ensemble  

    Resources mentioned in this episode are:
    Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin
    bell hooks’ book A Will to Change
    bell hooks’ essay Representing Whiteness in the Black Imagination: https://pages.mtu.edu/~jdslack/readings/CSReadings/hooks_Representing_Whiteness_Black_Imagination.pdf
    and Patti Digh and Victor Lee Lewis’s brilliant anti-racism courses: https://www.pattidigh.com/racism/

    • 59 min
    Episode Fourteen: Dionne Reflecting on Hair

    Episode Fourteen: Dionne Reflecting on Hair

    In which our guest Dionne Lakey reflects on Episode Twelve: Hair, and shares a related story of her own.

    Two friends, one Black, one White, share a series of tender and uncompromising conversations about how Whiteness and anti-Blackness have shaped their lives.    

    Join us, Tanaka Mhishi and Imogen Butler-Cole, as we attempt our own version of restorative justice through compassion and storytelling.

    Twitter: @lovingcolourpod
    Instagram: @lovingcolourpod
    Theme music: The Boatman from The Other Side by Quest Ensemble

    Dionne’s recommendations:
    Mazelee Family hair episode, YouTube

    Look Up by Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola

    Dionne’s current reads:
    How to Be an Antiracist Ibram X. Kendi
    This One Sky Day by Leone Ross
    The Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

    Pan-African Schools
    Summer school in operation in UK summer ‘21

    • 57 min
    Episode Thirteen: Pride

    Episode Thirteen: Pride

    In which we explore the power of metaphor in responding to stories, how they create empathy and aid the processing of challenging events.

    Two friends, one Black, one White, share a series of tender and uncompromising conversations about how Whiteness and anti-Blackness have shaped their lives.

    Join us, Tanaka Mhishi and Imogen Butler-Cole, as we attempt our own version of restorative justice through compassion and storytelling.

    Twitter: @lovingcolourpod
    Instagram: @lovingcolourpod
    Theme music: The Boatman from The Other Side by Quest Ensemble

    • 55 min
    Episode Twelve Point Five: Feedback and Trigger Warnings

    Episode Twelve Point Five: Feedback and Trigger Warnings

    In which we respond to some finely executed constructive feedback, discuss the importance and pitfalls of trigger warnings and share our plans for the coming season.

    Two friends, one Black, one White, share a series of tender and uncompromising conversations about how Whiteness and anti-Blackness have shaped their lives.

    Join us, Tanaka Mhishi and Imogen Butler-Cole, as we attempt our own version of restorative justice through compassion and storytelling.

    Twitter: @lovingcolourpod
    Instagram: @lovingcolourpod
    Theme music: The Boatman from The Other Side by Quest Ensemble

    • 56 min
    Episode Twelve: Hair

    Episode Twelve: Hair

    In which we tackle society’s fear of, and fascination with, Black hair.

    Two friends, one Black, one White, share a series of tender and uncompromising conversations about how Whiteness and anti-Blackness have shaped their lives.

    Join us, Tanaka Mhishi and Imogen Butler-Cole, as we attempt our own version of restorative justice through compassion and storytelling.

    Twitter: @lovingcolourpod
    Instagram: @lovingcolourpod
    Theme music: The Boatman from The Other Side by Quest Ensemble

    Resources mentioned in this episode are: Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri (US edition is Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture)
    Hair Love, Oscar-winning animated short: https://youtu.be/kNw8V_Fkw28
    Barbershop Chronicles by Inua Ellams (available to buy in script form)
    Selina Thompson’s play Dark and Lovely: resources available here:
    https://selinathompson.co.uk/projects/dark-lovely/
    https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/reinvention/archive/bcur2013specialissue/rhodes/: Subtle Racism: Viewing Race through Hair by Zoey Olivia Rhodes

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Raggik ,

Brilliant podcasts

This is a really great podcast. Really accessible. Really deep. Really aware. Helps me to link my own experiences to racism and find pathways forward to connection and hope. Much recommended.

madeleine black 65 ,

Courageous and important conversations

This show has two hosts; Tanaka who is black and Imogen who is white and together they explore what racism is and how we can disrupt it, understand it and move forward
Totally absorbed from the start of this important podcast. Thank you both