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…Building Your Own Table
In this season 2 finale episode of Diversity Be Like, host Sequoia Houston chats with Brett Dismuke, film producer and General Manager of AllBlk & WEtv at AMC Networks. Brett shares stories from his 20+ years of marketing, production, sales and branding while dropping gems about how he was able to build his own table and create his own opportunities.
Diversity Be Like…Owning Our Own Media
In this week’s episode of Diversity Be Like, host Sequoia Houston chats with three powerhouse guests in media and entertainment, Tammi Mac of The Tammi Mac Late Show, Kelvin Washington of Spectrum News One and Jason Douglas Lewis of the LA Standard Newspaper. The four discuss the differences in community news vs. mainstream media, the power and importance of telling our own stories and the impact social media has had on news reporting.
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.
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!