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Candid conversations about geeky interests with fellow nerds of color

    Mind Over Matter: Mental Health In The Media

    Mind Over Matter: Mental Health In The Media

    Previously on Geeks Represent, we’ve talked about the importance of health especially when it comes to people of color. However, one of the most neglected aspects of health is that of the mind. If the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that our mental health cannot be taken for granted, and that people of color have been particularly vulnerable due to both systemic racism and culture norms. That’s why it’s so important that mental health issues are accurately portrayed in the media in order to spread awareness and understanding.
    Timestamps   00:00:15 Intro
    00:00:48 Dorothy Intro
    00:02:03 Jashelle Intro 
    00:02:37 Why Is It So Important To Discuss Mental Health?
    00:08:05 Why Do You Think BIPOC And Other POC Are Especially Vulnerable To Mental Health Issues?
    00:19:35 Therapy Being Brushed Off By Minorities   
    00:33:42 Why Do You Think Positive/Accurate Portrayals Of Mental Health In The Media Is Important?
    00:39:50 Examples Of Bad Portrayals Of Mental Health
    00:49:31 Examples Of Positive And/Or Important Portrayals Of Mental Health
    01:18:47 Outro
    References https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ Trevor Project
    https://themighty.com/ The Mighty
    https://themighty.com/u/doryvu/ Dorothy’s Blog Posts On The Mighty
    https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/health-tech/online-mental-health-startup-cerebral-will-stop-prescribing-controlled-substances 
    https://www.asianmhc.org/ Asian Mental Health Collective
    https://www.betterhelp.com/ Better Help Online Therapy
    https://www.talkspace.com/ Talkspace Online Therapy
    https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/40390773-i-m-telling-the-truth-but-i-m-lying I’m Telling The Truth But I’m Lying
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1837492/ Thirteen Reasons Why
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4972582/ Split
    https://www.hulu.com/series/9dc170da-85db-475d-9df4-6572f15ffb00 This Is Us
    https://www.hulu.com/series/f03f355c-a6cf-4494-83cb-494ccd5afa92 A Million Little Things
    https://www.disneyplus.com/series/moon-knight/4S3oOF1knocS Moon Knight
     https://www.netflix.com/title/80179190?source=35 Never Have I Ever
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80117540?source=35 Atypical
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80066227?source=35 Crazy Ex Girlfriend
    https://tv.apple.com/us/show/ted-lasso/umc.cmc.vtoh0mn0xn7t3c643xqonfzy Ted Lasso
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B0875GVR5Z/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s1 Modern Love S1E3 (Episode With Really Good Portrayal of Bipolar)
     https://www.brandonsanderson.com/the-stormlight-archive-series/ The Stormlight Archives Series
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80057281 Stranger Things
    https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:GX3ZDNQA_j8LCSgEAAAXR:type:series?source=googleHBOMAX&action=play Young Justice
    https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:GYc3xuwu2x5rCFgEAAALb:type:feature?source=googleHBOMAX&action=play The Fallout
    https://www.hulu.com/series/227de06a-d3d4-42e0-9df1-bb5495e1738d Dopesick
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80171659?source=35 To The Bone
    https://www.hulu.com/series/8205c79f-31c1-4901-8ea6-208c60f262b0 Euphoria
    https://www.netflix.com/title/70300800?source=35 Bojack Horseman

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Reach For The Skies! The Undying Western

    Reach For The Skies! The Undying Western

    Gun fights. Lawlessness. An inexplicable thirst for justice. When it comes to movies, it doesn’t get much more American than the Western genre. It’s no surprise Western movies and TV shows have persisted even today in various forms. So grab your hats and let’s get into the evolution of the Western.
    Timestamps 00:00:15 Intro
    00:00:38 How Would You Describe A Western?
    00:03:07 What Makes Westerns Such An Undying Genre?
    00:11:03 What Are Some Great Examples Of Recent Westerns?
    00:19:56 What Are Some Bad Examples Of Recent Westerns?
    00:21:53 Tropes In Westerns: Protect Kids, Revenge Stories And More!
    00:26:35 Tones In Westerns
    00:28:27 Final Thoughts 
    00:29:57 Conclusion and Special Shoutout!
    References https://pluto.tv/en/on-demand/movies/shane-1953-1-1?utm_medium=textsearch&utm_source=google Shane
    https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:GYbI_uAQBXoajwwEAAAA7:type:feature?source=googleHBOMAX Book Of Eli
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80200267?source=35 Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9243946/ El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3315342/ Logan
    https://www.hulu.com/movie/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-101a4170-bff1-44ee-89f2-f919cc911651?entity_id=101a4170-bff1-44ee-89f2-f919cc911651 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1CkZO06Qg4 For A Few Dollars More
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAsZMSOFOjo A Fist Full of Dollars
    https://www.netflix.com/title/70230640?source=35 Django Unchained
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80064515?source=35 The Hateful Eight
    https://www.funimation.com/shows/cowboy-bebop/ Cowboy Bebop
    https://www.funimation.com/shows/trigun/ Trigun
    https://www.funimation.com/shows/outlaw-star/ Outlaw Star
    https://www.disneyplus.com/?cid=DSS-Search-Google-71700000065352001-&s_kwcid=AL!8468!3!610598193330!p!!g!!the%20mandalorian&gclid=CjwKCAjwrNmWBhA4EiwAHbjEQHMjgYQ71iC7jOQJzdfTriOLqp7nj_5T5brLzAAfUgdsbI96SMdGjRoCJA0QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds The Mandalorian
    https://tubitv.com/series/300007905/firefly?start=true&utm_source=google-feed&tracking=google-feed Firefly
    https://therokuchannel.roku.com/watch/91f8bc30ce2e5bb0ad38f4fe2c8d7d4a?source=google Wind River
    https://play.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GV7xwpQNK8MJfPwEAAAG_?source=googleHBOMAX&action=play West World
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80067617?source=35 Into The Badlands
    https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:GYF5LGArS1MPDwgEAAABj:type:feature?source=googleHBOMAX Warrior
    https://www.paramountplus.com/movies/video/8GlT7rfy91Idmi_OddInj3gT2pCYhBmM/ Shanghai Noon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ADeLjX5Tlo Shanghai Knights
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.b0a9f784-2ec3-56f3-0c16-74d94c65415b?autoplay=0&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb Once Upon a Time in China and America
    https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:GX-IlUgib1sIdmgEAAABv:type:feature?source=googleHBOMAX Mad Max: Fury Road
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPckyFubAms Waterworld
    https://www.netflix.com/title/81077494?source=35 The Harder They Fall
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXijb44EWZE True Grit
    https://www.hulu.com/movie/an-american-tail-fievel-goes-west-91cddec0-25d0-4915-98b6-08cba79d475e?entity_id=91cddec0-25d0-4915-98b6-08cba79d475e An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
    https://pluto.tv/on-demand/series/dr-quinn-medicine-woman?utm_medium=textsearch&utm_source=google Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
    Got a favorite western? Leave your comments on social media!
     
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    • 30 min
    Dark Elves But No Black Elves?: A Look At Racism in Sci-Fi/Fantasy

    Dark Elves But No Black Elves?: A Look At Racism in Sci-Fi/Fantasy

    It’s no secret that we love fantasy and science fiction in all its forms here at Geeks Represent not only for its entertainment value but for its rich commentary on our society by reimagining our past, remodeling our present or reshaping our future. However, like anything else good created by mankind, it can be perverted by the specter of racial bias from both creators and fans alike and may lead to our cultural destruction if not addressed. So without further ado, let’s take a look at racism in science fiction and fantasy.
    Listeners, what are your thoughts on today’s episode? Leave your comments below!
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    Timestamps 00:00:13 Intro
    00:01:02 Importance Of Calling Out Racism Even Amongst Fandoms
    00:06:38 Examples Of Problematic Tropes in Sci-Fi/Fantasy 
    00:27:11 Inherent Racism In Fandoms?
    00:33:10 Need To Protect Child Actors/Actresses From Toxic Fandoms
    00:37:54 Easy Targets Of Toxic Fandoms In General
    00:50:28 Studios Casting Diversity
    00:57:20 What Can We Do As Both Creators And Fans To Address Racism In Sci-Fi and Fantasy?
    01:05:23 Last Thoughts
    01:07:58 Outro
    References
    https://web.archive.org/web/20081022123742/http://thisweekinblackness.com/ 
    https://www.slashfilm.com/874074/every-single-star-wars-fan-owes-jake-lloyd-an-apology/ 
    https://www.insider.com/kelly-marie-tran-racist-sexist-trolls-social-media-2021-3
    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/deadpool-2-online-backlash-surrounds-domino-casting-155524577.html
    https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/31/23148468/star-wars-obi-wan-moses-ingram-third-sister
    https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a39834637/star-trek-strange-new-worlds-uhura-hair/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Choose Your Fighter! A Look at Martial Arts Films

    Choose Your Fighter! A Look at Martial Arts Films

    Today, we’ll be talking about martial arts movies. Sure, here at Geeks Represent, we love all kinds of action movies, but there’s just something about the martial arts genre that gets our hearts racing and adrenaline pumping. So let’s jump kick right into it!
    Timestamps 00:00:13 Intro
    00:00:32 What Is It About Martial Arts Films/Shows That Kicks All The Ass?
    00:04:09 How Do You Think Martial Arts Have Affected Asian American Stereotypes?
    00:07:59 Awesome Philosophies In Martial Arts Films
    00:24:09 Martial Arts Spoofs Like Kung Pow: Enter The Fist and Volcano High (MTV Edition)
    00:28:31 Martial Arts Films and Action Expanding Outside of Just Asians or Even Outside of Jackie Chan/Jet Li
    References https://www.hulu.com/movie/equilibrium-712af04a-fc4e-437e-87aa-d7ec3f387a8b?entity_id=712af04a-fc4e-437e-87aa-d7ec3f387a8b Equilibrium
    https://www.amazon.com/John-Wick-Keanu-Reeves/dp/B00R8L51BC John Wick
    https://www.history.com/topics/china/boxer-rebellion#:~:text=In%201900%2C%20in%20what%20became,Western%20and%20Japanese%20influence%20there. Boxer Rebellion
    https://www.paramountplus.com/movies/video/WsQks8ESaQyu9QYm69nfJxWwQG36xSWS/ Shaolin Soccer
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.5c4dea18-0d0e-4316-a65b-7dc8a0cac8d2?autoplay=0&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb The Protector
    https://www.hulu.com/movie/never-back-down-f0d8f0e9-0e79-4c1e-a57f-27bb9bc7425d Never Back Down
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.98a9f726-dba8-8767-d129-cbb07de7edd9?autoplay=0&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb Undercover Brother
    https://www.hulu.com/movie/mortal-kombat-7045e326-04ec-4e99-9d74-83735f1a1f9e Mortal Kombat
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80148162?source=35 The Night Comes For Us
    https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GXSySgQ5Pe06olAEAAAJr Warrior
    https://www.amazon.com/Raid-Redemption-Iko-Uwais/dp/B008KNZ4LO The Raid
    https://therokuchannel.roku.com/watch/0ff6c2708514575ea36c3f56a5fcbdb1?source=google Enter The Dragon
    https://www.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GYEfQYQD1Lgc6kgEAAAAW Black Dynamite
    https://www.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GX7hX4Qn4isJApgEAAABu Kill Bill
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.64a9f761-b0b4-d9ed-f4dd-c71f27a6976c?autoplay=0&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb Kung Pow: Enter The Fist
    https://www.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GXwO6xQx5WZpiwwEAAAOP Romeo Must Die
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301429/ Volcano High
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.b5fc8f6a-d135-49e4-9b2c-4e48b36ec214?autoplay=0&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb Once Upon A Time In China
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106936/ Legend Of Fong Sai Yuk
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.aeb869cf-ba0e-1c7a-c4a5-0f57881d3de3?autoplay=0&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb Ip Man
    https://www.amazon.com/Jet-Lis-Fearless-Li/dp/B000M5DRMG Jet Li’s Fearless
    https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:GYfmxDwyDvzO-wwEAAACT:type:feature?source=googleHBOMAX Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    https://www.hulu.com/movie/bulletproof-monk-0f63d5ae-5cf7-4cd0-aa98-28dbfac1122f?entity_id=0f63d5ae-5cf7-4cd0-aa98-28dbfac1122f Bulletproof Monk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcIuVT3X_UI Shaolin
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.4ca9f79e-9648-3d9a-258a-7934b90bbcf3?autoplay=0&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb The Karate Kid
    https://www.netflix.com/title/81002370?source=35 Cobra Kai
    https://www.hulu.com/movie/bloodsport-61f7738b-a9a2-483c-be60-f7a4c98d7b09?entity_id=61f7738b-a9a2-483c-be60-f7a4c98d7b09 Bloodsport
    https://www.hulu.com/movie/kung-fu-hustle-f1f0bc52-ac69-4b85-a316-7ea5badd9743?entity_id=f1f0bc52-ac69-4b85-a316-7ea5badd9743 Kung Fu Hustle
    https://www.amazon.com/Drunken-Master-Siu-Tien-Yuen/dp/B003LPO1QA Drunken Master 
    https://www.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GYGQHkQKmf6UEpwEAAAAD Rush Hour
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.10a9f76c-5bef-3f50-b36c-7337e741a3db?autoplay=0&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb Shanghai Noon
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B00BU

    • 54 min
    Put Some Tiger Balm On It! PeoplePut Some Tiger Balm On It! People of Color and Medicineof Color and Medicine

    Put Some Tiger Balm On It! PeoplePut Some Tiger Balm On It! People of Color and Medicineof Color and Medicine

     If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that our lives are heavily dependent on our healthcare. We literally can’t live without it! But this doesn’t eliminate an inherent distrust of our healthcare system in communities of color, especially amongst the older generations. So let’s talk about people of color and their relationship with healthcare.
    Timestamps 00:00:22 Intro
    00:00:43 Introducing Jashelle!
    00:01:05 Why Do You Think There’s Such A Complicated Relationship Between POC and Healthcare
    00:08:32 Over-Reliance Alternative Medicine and Home Remedies
    00:15:38 Distrust Due to Historical Experiments and Experiences
    00:37:00 Visiting Doctors For Preventative Measures
    00:39:23 Ways To Build A Good Relationship With Health Care
    00:53:42 Misconceptions of The Merits of African Americans In Health Care Due to Affirmative Action 
    01:01:22 Model Minority Myth 
    01:11:58 Other Helpful Tips For Getting the Best Care You Can
    01:19:44 Outro
    References https://www.crunchyroll.com/cells-at-work Cells At Work (Crunchyroll)
    https://www.crunchyroll.com/cells-at-work-code-black Cells At Work: Code Black (Crunchyroll)
    https://www.netflix.com/title/60004474 Osmosis Jones (Netflix)

    • 1 hr 20 min
    ...But Not Too Black! Colorism in Film and TV

    ...But Not Too Black! Colorism in Film and TV

    We’ve talked a lot about race when it comes to casting choices in movies and television. And aside from some missteps, we are seeing more diversity and representation in the last few years. However, things could still be better, especially when it comes to the divisions between light skin and dark skin members of the same ethnic communities. So let’s talk about colorism! Timestamps
    00:00:13 Intro
    00:00:36 How Does Colorism Differ From Racism?
    00:07:57 Examples of Colorism
    00:13:57 Do You Think Colorism Discrimination Is Similar for Both Men and Women?
    00:19:48 Lack of Black Photographers/Color Film’s Inherent Bias
    00:37:17 Last Thoughts
    00:39:41 Conclusion/Outro
     
    References
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/lens/sarah-lewis-racial-bias-photography.html
    https://www.vox.com/21330898/vogue-simone-biles-vanity-fair-viola-davis-cover 
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CLZqHdPDqDj/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= on Color Correction for BIPOC photography
    https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-colorism-2834952
    https://www.wired.com/story/review-hulu-comedy-woke/
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2021/01/22/shonda-rhimes-bridgerton-netflix-has-problem-race-colorism/4173376001/ 
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80232398?source=35 Bridgerton (Netflix)
    https://www.hulu.com/series/034909c6-8c46-4cad-8d0d-062574a9e5f1 Woke (Hulu)
    https://www.hulu.com/series/my-wife-and-kids-78e6d3fb-c3c3-47bc-b7f4-ff78c8566aff My Wife and Kids (Hulu)
    https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GXdLWQgqPHKXCPQEAAAxk?utm_id=sa%7c71700000067634131%7c58700007100246826%7cp70926274633&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-pCVBhCFARIsAGMxhAev4SA6AxFLR88nRununIgx5VqOI0V_ZKwtIGpCVD1qr4XvNnD_RUgaAp_0EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (HBO Max)
    https://www.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GX6QtHQxBD5nCwwEAAAHM Crazy Rich Asians (HBO Max)
    https://ecowarriorprincess.net/2019/06/why-asia-obsessed-white-skin-whitening-products/ Skin Whitening In Asia
    https://openscholarship.wustl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1553&context=law_globalstudies India and Colorism: The Finer Nuances
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    • 40 min

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