190 episodes

The mission of Breaking Bias podcast is to ignite conversations that fuel change, understanding, and inclusivity. We are committed to providing a platform where diverse voices can share their stories, experiences, and perspectives, creating a powerful tapestry of knowledge, empathy, and growth. Through thoughtful discussions, we aim to challenge biases, break down barriers, and foster a community that celebrates the richness of diversity in all its forms.

Don't forget to check your bias and keep the conversations going!

Breaking Bias Breaking Bias Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

The mission of Breaking Bias podcast is to ignite conversations that fuel change, understanding, and inclusivity. We are committed to providing a platform where diverse voices can share their stories, experiences, and perspectives, creating a powerful tapestry of knowledge, empathy, and growth. Through thoughtful discussions, we aim to challenge biases, break down barriers, and foster a community that celebrates the richness of diversity in all its forms.

Don't forget to check your bias and keep the conversations going!

    181: Escaping a Covert Narcissist - Amparo Vazquez

    181: Escaping a Covert Narcissist - Amparo Vazquez

    About this Episode

    Joining the conversation today is Amparo Vazquez. Amparo is the founder of Astekah & BIPOC-CX. As a survivor of abuse and oppression, Amparo is on a mission to inspire survivors and disempowered communities to
    embrace their worthiness and heal through spiritually informed activism.

     

    Bias: Bias towards self has been the most difficult to
    overcome – when you begin feeling discomfort that’s a sign to dig deeper.

    5 Words: There will always be something good that comes from bad experiences.

     

    Connect with Us:

    Website:  https://www.breakingbiaspodcast.com/

    Breaking Bias Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakingbias/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakingbiaspodcast/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/breakingbiaspod

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Breakingbiaspodcast

    Show Host, Heather: https://www.instagram.com/hponfire/

     

    Guest Links:

    https://www.astekah.com/home

    https://www.instagram.com/astekah_/


    Transcript:

    https://share.descript.com/view/PLEHkIgobXQ

    • 59 min
    180: Breaking the Silence - Seth Gehle

    180: Breaking the Silence - Seth Gehle

    About this Episode

    Joining the conversation today is Seth Gehle. Among many things, Seth is a speaker, author, podcast host, athlete, and a US Army Combat Veteran. Seth is on a mission to share his journey of survival and resilience,
    as a way to inspire others to harness their own inner strength.

     

    Bias: Discounting someone from having different aspirations or drive than you. Challenge by checking your assumptions – not everyone will have the same goals and you don’t know the whole story.

    5 Words: IMPACT – Inspiration, Mentally, Achievement,
    Commitment & Tenacity

     

    Connect with Us:

    Website:  https://www.breakingbiaspodcast.com/

    Breaking Bias Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakingbias/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakingbiaspodcast/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/breakingbiaspod

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Breakingbiaspodcast

    Show Host, Heather: https://www.instagram.com/hponfire/

     

    Guest Links:

    https://sethgehle.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/gobeyondtheshadows/?igsh=a210cWp5dmFhaXd0&utm_source=qr

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXP0eAu54vOtk9RFhHrU3DQ



    Transcript:
    https://share.descript.com/view/DQJ9pc2PZmD

    • 56 min
    179: Aligning Values & Building Resilience - Rahz Slaughter

    179: Aligning Values & Building Resilience - Rahz Slaughter

    About this Episode
    Joining the conversation today is Rahz Slaughter. Rahz is a Motivational speaker, coach, fitness professional, athlete, and author. He is on a mission to inspire a million teens through the Empowered Mindset System.



    Bias: Judging others for being negative, challenge this by
    reminding yourself you don’t know their story or circumstance.

    5 Words: Integrity, Open-minded, Dream, Hustle &
    Structure

     

    Connect with Us:

    Website:  https://www.breakingbiaspodcast.com/

    Breaking Bias Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakingbias/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakingbiaspodcast/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/breakingbiaspod

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Breakingbiaspodcast

    Show Host, Heather: https://www.instagram.com/hponfire/

     

    Guest Links:

    https://unstoppableteenager.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/rahz.slaughter/

    https://www.instagram.com/rahzslaughter/

    https://www.youtube.com/@RahzSlaughterTeenLifeCoach

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahzmotivates/

      

    Episode Transcript:

    https://share.descript.com/view/4iBFksrQyMu

    • 38 min
    178: Equity Principle - Luaskya Nonon

    178: Equity Principle - Luaskya Nonon

    About this Episode

    Joining the conversation today is Luaskya Nonon. Luaskya is an Attorney, Consultant, Speaker, Award-winning Diversity Leader, and founder of Equity Principle Consulting. Luaskya’s own personal journey navigating culture, identity, and expectations has set her on a mission to dismantle the status quo.

     

    Bias: Creating stories rooted in stereotypes while people watching. Catch yourself and intentionally consider an alternate storyline.

    5 Words: Authenticity, Faith, Resilience, Equity &
    Curiosity

     

    Connect with Us:

    Website:  https://www.breakingbiaspodcast.com/

    Breaking Bias Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakingbias/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakingbiaspodcast/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/breakingbiaspod

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Breakingbiaspodcast

    Show Host, Heather: https://www.instagram.com/hponfire/

     

    Guest Links:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/luaskyanonon/

     

    Transcript:

    https://share.descript.com/view/eMU7JiqvHjW

    • 54 min
    177: Accessibility Builds Loyalty - Max Ivey

    177: Accessibility Builds Loyalty - Max Ivey

    About this Episode

    Joining the conversation today is Maxwell Ivy. Max aka the Blind Blogger is an advocate for inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities. As an online entrepreneur, Max has first-hand experience with the
    gaps in accessibility while navigating business, particularly online, and is passionate about sharing his knowledge through writing, speaking, podcasting, and consulting.

     

    Bias: People's refusal to ask for help. This is a challenge
    even he struggles with at times and has to remind himself to accept support.

    5 Words: Accessibility ain't just for people with
    disabilities



    Episode Transcript:
    https://share.descript.com/view/pr1mDeHvBCA


    Connect with Us:

    Website:  https://www.breakingbiaspodcast.com/

    Breaking Bias Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakingbias/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakingbiaspodcast/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/breakingbiaspod

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Breakingbiaspodcast

    Show Host, Heather: https://www.instagram.com/hponfire/

     

    Guest Links:

    https://theblindblogger.net/

    • 54 min
    176: Science, Identity & Social Norms - Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar

    176: Science, Identity & Social Norms - Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar

    About this Episode

    Joining the conversation today is Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar. Nicole is an astrophysicist turned social impact entrepreneur. She is passionate about using her experience and knowledge to drive change in STEM. As a queer, disabled, neurodivergent, first-generation Latina student Nicole knows firsthand the barriers to entry for marginalized communities. She is on a mission to build ‘Un mundo donde quepan muchos mundos’ – a world where
    many worlds fit.

    Bias: Her whiteness as a Latina was pointed out by a brave
    student and she continues to unpack the implications of that in her life.

    5 Words: Challenge, Struggle, Growth, Patience & Community

     

    Connect with Us:

    Website:  https://www.breakingbiaspodcast.com/

    Breaking Bias Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakingbias/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakingbiaspodcast/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/breakingbiaspod

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Breakingbiaspodcast

    Show Host, Heather: https://www.instagram.com/hponfire/

     

    Guest Links:

    https://www.wearemvmt.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/moveboldly/

    https://twitter.com/wearemvmt

    https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-daily-radical-a-social-justice-podcast/id1713163445

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Astekah ,

Great host, great show!!

I had the honor of being interviewed by Heather and hd a wonderful time. She’s such a great interviewer. I felt safe, I loved our conversation, and I really appreciated her questions and empathy and expression of her own knowledge. Check out this wonderful podcast!!

Batcave Radiologist ,

Breaking Bias podcast with Rob Wolf MD, author 4 award-winning “Not a Real Enemy”

Heather is another fantastic host. The conversation flowed well from the beginning, and we covered a lot of ground. She was inquisitive and engaging. We discussed how difficult breaking bias is on so many levels. She stated that she is enjoying our book, both for the entertainment and emotional value, as well as for the many messages within the stories. A fellow former New Englander, I’m glad that we were able to meet, and I love her overall theme and approach. Recommend!

Rob Wolf MD, author 4 award-winning “Not a Real Enemy”

Seth Gehle ,

Great show!

Awesome show!

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