Echoes on air is a podcast for people of all walks of life to share their life experiences.
On Air With LeShay Weeks: Personal Evolution and Trans Advocacy
LeShay would like to dedicate this episode to the memory of Monica Roberts, a tireless champion for equality.
In this episode of "on air with...", Janelle talks with LeShay Weeks about personal evolution and trans advocacy. Weeks talks about her decision to embrace her power and voice as an advocate, her entrepreneurial spirit and health, the ugly and beauty about community, and Black trans invisibility in the LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter movements.
Follow LeShay's healthy food journey on Instagram @VEGGIECHEFSHAYSHOW and as a cohost of the Transfusion Radio Show @transfusionradioshow
Also, get relaxed by checking out her spa: www.lovethyselfdayspa.com
Digital Blackface, Blackfishing, and Transracial Identity
Janelle and Chris talk with Tiffany Agard and Eric Keeton about "Digital Blackface", "Black Fishing", and "Transracial identity". Realizing these terms can sometimes overlap, they identify the definitions as follows:
"Digital Blackface" refers to white/non-Black people using GIFs, memes, emoji, and other images of Black people to express various emotional reactions online.
Transracial people are individuals who assert a racial identity for themselves which differs from their birth race.
“Blackfishing” is a term used to describe someone accused of pretending to be Black on social media by using makeup, hair products and in some cases, surgery to drastically change their appearance.
The cast discusses these definitions, possible concerns, the historical predecessors, and if they really have any issue with it at all.
Videos referred to in the episode:
On Air With Devon Miller and Allison Bret: Black Art Matters
In this episode of "on air with...", Janelle talks with Devon Miller and Allison Bret of Dallas Summer Musicals about their program Black Art Matters. Both Miller and Bret expose some of the racist roots of Dallas, Texas, and how they, along with their organization, are working to correct the effects of this racist past through art and theater.
Check out DSM's YouTube Channel and their Black Art Matters series. https://www.youtube.com/user/DSMusicals/videos
Mentioned on the episode:
Dallas Truth Racial Healing https://dallastrht.org
Story of Allen Brooks: https://humanrightsdallasmaps.com/items/show/15
What is Environmental Justice anyway?
Janelle talks with Nathan Dorris, Marsha Jackson, Misti Oquinn, and Britani Peterson about environmental racism, justice, and injustice. The discussion reveals that environmental justice is not only about saving and protecting the earth but also how the effects of neglecting it often heavily impact Black, Brown, impoverished, and disenfranchised communities and what we can do alleviate the problems.
Resources and information mentioned in this episode:
Breath is Lyfe - https://www.facebook.com/pg/BreathIsLyfe/community/
Netflix Series: Broken, episode "Recycling Sham"
Southern Sector Rising - Southernsectorrising.org
On Air With Kizomba Harmony: Sexual Harassment
Trigger Warning for discussion about sexual abuse and rape
In this episode of "on air with...", Janelle talks with Monica Kay and Billy Myles of Kizomba Harmony about sexual harassment in the dance community. Monica and Billy are world-renowned dance instructors who have taught partner dances all over the U.S. and in over 15 countries. As such, they have learned of the worldwide problem of sexual harassment and assault in the dance community. In this episode, they talk about their experiences and knowledge, the #metoo movement, and what they as individuals and a company are doing to stop harassment in their community and how it can encourage us to deal with it in the world.
How to be a Good Ally (Virtual Live Show)
Join us as we discuss the need for and the impact of allies, ways to be a good one, and ways to avoid causing more injury than good. Led by our panelists, Arthur Gregg, Wendy Koster & Edward A. Mitchell
Customer ReviewsSee All
Honest, Engaging, Thought Provoking
It's awesome to hear new, fresh voices in this space. This podcasts covers heavy topcis like discrimination, race relations, and just what it is to be human, in a conversational, even entertaining way. I look forward to hearing more from this group.
Janelle Gray is opening the door to rational, respectful conversation to a new generation. Hopefully, more people will join.