In this podcast, our host, Sequoia Houston, explores the nuanced dynamics of diversity and what true diversity looks like.
Enjoy interviews with industry leading experts as they discuss challenges associated with diversity in various forms, why diversity is important and what we can all do to foster a culture that is committed to authentic diversity, equity, inclusion and respect.
Diversity Be Like...Parenting Children with Special Needs
In this week’s episode of Diversity Be Like, host Sequoia Houston chats with Shawn Francis and Brian Altounian, the dynamic duo of the Just Two Dads podcast.
The trio discuss the importance of preparing children with special needs for a successful future, what organizations can do to support their teammates raising children with special needs, the significance of the language we use to describe those with different abilities - and why all of us will be considered “special needs” at some point.
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Diversity Be Like...the Importance of Stem Programs and Training
On today’s episode of Diversity Be Like, host Sequoia Houston chats with Dr. Adrienne Madison. Dr. Madison is the Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention and Protection team chief at US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory in Fort Rucker, Alabama. In her current role, she oversees the injury biomechanics research and ensures that the helmets that soldiers wear in military environments do not contribute to decreased mission performance or risk their neck and back.
The two discuss the importance of stem education and training, the impact of the arts on this career path, as well as her current work with launching a stem mentorship program.
Parents, if you want to know what you can do to get your kids started in a career in stem, this episode is for you!
Diversity Be Like...Understanding Medical Hesitancy Among Minorities
On today’s episode of Diversity Be Like, host Sequoia Houston chats with special guest Donica Beckett, an award-winning strategist, speaker, and founder of Complete Package Publishing and Communications LLC. Ms. Beckett is a seasoned public health professional, researcher, epidemiologist, and educator of all ages who is passionate about building healthier, wealthier legacies through wellness and power.
The two discuss COVID-19, what the term "epidemiologist," means and explore reasons why medical hesitancy is so prevalent in Communities of Color.
Diversity Be Like...Therapy for Black Folk
In this episode, Sequoia Houston talks to Dr. Bernadette P. Smith, licensed therapist and owner of Aspen Counseling & Wellness in Houston, Tx. Sometimes you need Jesus AND therapy - and this conversation touches on how to navigate that experience. Tune in to hear the two explore the mental health stigma in the Black community and what Dr. Smith and her team are doing to help change the narrative and make mental health accessible - and acceptable - for all.
Diversity Be Like...Gender Neutrality
On this episode of Diversity Be Like host Sequoia Houston talks to Rob Smith, founder and CEO of The Phluid Project, a gender-free clothing and apparel brand that also serves as an educational hub for all things in service of the LGBT community.
They discuss the importance of gender neutrality and ensuring that people have safe spaces to be their authentic selves.
Diversity Be Like...Blazing Brave Trails
In this episode, Sequoia Houston talks to guests Jessica and Rae from Brave Trails, a leadership summer camp for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and queer youth. Jessica, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is a co-founder and director of the camp. Rae is a camper who is in the Counselor in Training program.
In this insightful conversation, Rae shares what it's like being a transgender teen and what he wishes people knew about the experience while Jessica shares what it's like supporting young people as they find their voices.
Really insightful and informative show. The host has a great voice and perfect energy!
This is a wonderful pod to learn about diversity with very interesting and fascinating guests. The host is fantastic and asks excellent questions. I highly recommend subscribing and listening!