FearLESS will tell many stories of endurance, grit, and how you can have it. This podcast will delve deeper into issues of oppression that many communities face and how cycles can be broken for future generations to come. This podcast is for everyone who loves to hear a good story, learn about societal norms and its effects on behavior, and how to break cycles of oppression by creating a community of healing through artistic expression.
Ch. 2 Healing: Into-Me-You-See
Join me and Laura Coelho in conversation about healing, being aware in our journey, intimacy, love, and boundaries. We have a take and perspective that will blow your mind. This episode is all about understanding what love and intimacy means and how we heal from intergenerational trauma to get to our understandings.
Join me in thanking Laura for sharing her time, her art, and herself for spreading her joy and expertise by tuning in to this episode!
Ch. 2 Healing: All We Really Need is Love
Join me and LeRon Barton in conversation about literature and our love for writing. This episode is all about love: loving ourselves & others, and romance. LeRon shares his love for literature, art, and his book on All We Really Need is Love: Stories of Dating.
Join me in thanking LeRon for spreading the love by tuning in to this episode!
CH.1 EP.4: I Don't Have to Fit In
Listen to this episode and join me in bridging the gap between Guyanese Indians and Indians around the world. We need to bring awareness of Indian cultures all around the world and have honest discussions about inclusion.
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CH.1 EP.3: I'm in a Situation
Listen to this episode and join me in raising awareness and breaking stigmas of mental health in the Indian community. We need to empower everyone to be honest with themselves so that their true feelings and thoughts are not repressed. Visit my webpage for writing tools and to share your thoughts on the discussion forum. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for a full video of this entire podcast. IG: @kayfrancescacoelho.
CH.1 EP.2: Fresh Blood
Listen to this episode and join me in dreaming big and building a community who dreams. As a community, we need to grow together and do better when raising our women. We need to empower and support our women instead of enforcing restrictions on them. Visit my webpage for writing tools and a discussion forum to share your thoughts on this episode www.kayfrancescacoelho.com. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for a full video of this entire podcast. IG: @kayfrancescacoelho.
BONUS: My Fair & Lovely Narrative
This is my narrative on questions I have been receiving regarding my first episode, Fair & Lovely. These are my experiences of colorism and how I'm trying to combat internalized white supremacy and colonialism.
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Excited to learn new skills to address systemic racism!
Aparna’s experience with colorism is also something I’m deeply familiar with. As an Asian American growing up in a conservative family, I’ve also received similar insidious racist comments by my own family members, being reprimanded for staying out too long in the sun. I think in order to address white supremacy, we need to address it in our own family first, which is one of the hardest thing to do since we’re taught not to even talk about politics in the dinner table. But how else will we learn from one another?
I’m so excited to hear upcoming episodes from FearLESS because we need to begin these conversations to address the evil of systemic racism and then begin the healing process. Kay is a wonderful and bold host, being one of the first Indian American podcast hosts that I’ve come across. You’re in for a treat!
Podcast aimed at Improving Health Outcomes
Wow, Kay- I really enjoyed the podcast this morning on my way to work.
Firstly, I thought it was just the right length in duration since it was exactly the entire duration of my commute (people will probably watch your podcast while doing other things) and as I downloaded it from iTunes, I only listened to your voices and did not see a video. I think it’s helpful to have faces in the marketing material you put out there to “see” the folks you’re interviewing!
Secondly, your podcast was intellectually stimulating. For example, Aparna’s story reflects this concept of “learned helplessness” (Miller & Seligman, 1975)., which Aparna described as “hopelessness”, however there are clear similarities between both since they both epitomize aspects of normality to a lack of civility and perpetuates “insidious racism”. Evidence also suggests that there is a relationship between depression and learned helplessness (Miller & Seligman, 1975). “Unlearning” this concept as Aparna and you elude to, will be key to also promoting and enhancing improved health outcomes.
Thirdly, I think it would be helpful to also have an interest group for a further discussion about the items/themes you bring up in the podcast, especially to help in the creation of this concept of “Agency” that you bring up! A lot of these topics bring back PTSD and trauma, and having an outlet to discuss the discourse will be important for healing, both from your guests as well as your audience’s perspective- the interest group being a benefit to your guests who volunteer to be on your show, and a way for “them” to engage with their audience and a way for you to continue the discussion ultimately leading to future topics, hopefully with the future ability to run itself with minimal moderation!
Excited to see upcoming chapters of your podcast!
Miller, W. R., & Seligman, M. E. (1975). Depression and learned helplessness in man. Journal of abnormal psychology, 84(3), 228.