Co-Conspired Conversations dissects issues related to the interlocking systems of domination.
Community Activism with Jahmeer Reynolds of the Marin County Cooperative Team
Jahmeer Reynolds is a community activist, the Executive Director of the Marin County Cooperation Team (“MCCT”), and the architect of the Marin City Public Safety Initiative (“MCPSI”), Frederick Leon Marcus Youth Academy (“YA”), and School to Life Mentor Project (“STL”).
MCCT provides Marin County’s most vulnerable residents with comprehensive support services which address both critical and long-term needs.
The MCPSI is an initiative about re-imagining policing and public safety, as summarized in Jahmeer’s TedTalk: “Reimagining Policing for the Good of All”.
The YA establishes a youth-led neighborhood safety team focusing on first aid, financial literacy, public speaking, civic engagement, and social activism.
The STL is designed to interrupt the special education to prison pipeline, through the provision of skilled, trained mentors who support students with special education needs.
For this work, the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership selected Jahmeer for their “Excellence in Innovation” award.
More about Marin County Cooperation Team: www.marincountycooperationteam.org
Colorblind Racism w/ Britney Stafford
In This Episode, Myisha T Hill and Britney Stafford have a candid conversation on the issue of colorblind racism. Join us in the co-conspirators lounge to continue the conversation.
Take Time To Grieve
In this episode, Myisha T Hill reminds us how important it is to grieve and feel and how showing up to do the work before healing causes harm and produces performative behavior in people seeking to be co-conspirators.
Girl, You Betta Apologize; The Problem With Rachel Hollis (replay)
This is an episode repost from last year. Rachel Hollis is known for allegedly stealing the work of women around the world. This time she plagiarized the work of Maya Angelou. When called in she gave a fake apology, was called out on Buzzfeed, and used victim shifting tacts, and social media targeting to attempt to silence BIWoC.
Join Lettie, Weeze, and Myisha as they discuss the problem with Rachel Hollis.
Mind Your Mental Health
In this episode, Myisha T Hill reminds us of the importance of minding our mental health while navigating the three pandemics of racism, covid-19, and mental illness. See additional resources below.
Articles & Mentions from the Podcast:
Self Care Challenge https://myishat.com/selfcarechallenge/
Black Trauma matters Article
Mental Health Resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Teen Line: 1-310-855-HOPE (4673) or 1-800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336)
TrevorLifeline for LGBT Youth 1-866-488-7386
Crisis Text Line: Text Start to 741-741
Additional resources sourced by Myisha T Hill
You TubeVideo Playlist:
Meditations for Anxiety
Yoga for relaxation
Meditations for Kids
Yoga for Kids
Mental Health Podcasts:
Therapy for Black Girls
Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health
Get Matched With A Culturally Competent Therapist
Self Compassionate Self Care
Activist Burnout Articles:
Chen, C., & Gorski, P. (2015). Burnout in social justice and human rights activists: Symptoms, causes, and implications. Journal of Human Rights Practice, 7(3), 366-390.
Cox, L. (2011). How do we keep going? Activist burnout and sustainability in social movements. Helsinki: Into-ebooks.
Live Into The Work W/ Jay- Marie Hill
This week's episode Myisha interviews Jay- Marie Hill
Bikes. Bass. Blackness. Brilliance. Jay-Marie Hill (they/them), taken lover of the aforementioned, is a commitment to the work of big-upping Black women and Black trans folks in all their inherently deserving glory. Oakland-lost and Midwest-found, Jay-Marie is a musician, writer, facilitator, and queer Auntie.
Whether performing Holy protest music, managing New York Times Bestseller's book tours; leading the Black Trans Bike Experience; or running a mutual aid Fund for 'Sweet And' Missourians; Jay-Marie is a multi-hyphenate strategist and artist who shows no signs of stopping.
Their latest passions include building a Black-led, statewide Trans resistance effort in Missouri - including founding a statewide coalition to decriminalize sex work in Kansas City and St. Louis - and teaching youth about Bikes as Freedom Tools in St. Louis City. Look out for their 1st solo studio album as Jay-MarieisHoly, 5/3: More Than Magic, coming in late 2021.
You can find out more about their past works, current art and future visions at musicfreedomdreams.com.
Incredible, Educational, Raw
Myisha is doing something amazing here where she gives so so so much of her time to educating white people. We honestly don’t deserve it, and I’m so grateful for all I’ve learned on this podcast.
Excellent listen for a white woman!!!
Whoa! I want to be a white ally- I’m trying!! This episode will really help give me the language to speak out against racist comments& conversations. Thank you ladies & I will follow your work got more empowering conversations!!
Wow. I have to listen to the episodes twice because there’s so much to process and take in. From this white woman, thank you for speaking and teaching. Incredible depth. ❤️