100 episodes

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) -- two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between!

Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA. Though they live in two different states, in two different parts of the country, through the amazing power of technology, they virtually join each other to share their experiences about living life with MS.

They are often joined by noted MS specialists, medical professionals as well as influencers in and members of the MS community.

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcas‪t‬ Dawn Morgan & Daana Townsend

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    • 4.8 • 67 Ratings

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) -- two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between!

Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA. Though they live in two different states, in two different parts of the country, through the amazing power of technology, they virtually join each other to share their experiences about living life with MS.

They are often joined by noted MS specialists, medical professionals as well as influencers in and members of the MS community.

    Episode 116 | Chronic Illness Content Creators Taking Up Space -- feat. Jessie Ace, Lauren Freedman & April Moreno, PhD

    Episode 116 | Chronic Illness Content Creators Taking Up Space -- feat. Jessie Ace, Lauren Freedman & April Moreno, PhD

    Join us for a conversation with Jessie Ace, Lauren Freedman & April Moreno -- 3 content creators taking up space in the chronic illness community. As podcasters, we know how to hold the space, but how do we occupy it?

    • 49 min
    Episode115 | The Fire's Still Burning: Continuing the Conversation -- feat. Linda Chavers, PhD, Damian Washington and Carlos Kareem Windham

    Episode115 | The Fire's Still Burning: Continuing the Conversation -- feat. Linda Chavers, PhD, Damian Washington and Carlos Kareem Windham

    Join us for a continuation of a conversation we started in July 2020 about Black racial justice. We are joined by former guests Dr. Linda Chavers, PhD, Damian Washington, and Carlos Kareem Windham. We chat about racism, the January 2021 insurrection at the Capitol by white supremacist terrorists, and more.

    • 57 min
    Episode 114 | On Mental Health and What It Means to Be Free -- feat. Achea Redd

    Episode 114 | On Mental Health and What It Means to Be Free -- feat. Achea Redd

    Join us for a conversation about mental health with advocate and author Achea Redd. We chat about reaching out for help, taking up space, and what it means to "live free".

    • 37 min
    Episode 113 | Not Just Brains: On Treating the Whole Person -- feat. Dr. Heidi Crayton, MD

    Episode 113 | Not Just Brains: On Treating the Whole Person -- feat. Dr. Heidi Crayton, MD

    We are so excited to be joined by Dawn's Neurologist/MS Specialist, Dr. Heidi Crayton, MD. We chat about taking up space and being treated as "whole people" -- not just cookie-cutter symptoms.

    • 47 min
    Episode 112 | Reflections on the Legendary Richard Pryor -- feat. Rain Pryor

    Episode 112 | Reflections on the Legendary Richard Pryor -- feat. Rain Pryor

    Join us for an exclusive interview with actress, comedian, and MS advocate, Rain Pryor. We reflect on her father, the legendary Richard Pryor, and his MS journey.

    • 21 min
    Episode 111 | A Seat At the Table: Defining and Containing the Space -- feat. Jimi Vaughn

    Episode 111 | A Seat At the Table: Defining and Containing the Space -- feat. Jimi Vaughn

    Join us for a conversation with DEI leader, Jimi Vaughn about containing and defining the space, as well as what it means to have a seat at the table in a society rampant with ableism.

    Connect with Jimi on his website: http://jimivaughn.com and Instagram @jimi_vaughn.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

natcat567150 ,

So raw and real that it feels like I’m eavesdropping

This is an excellent podcast. There are so many worthy topics touched upon. Though I don’t have MS I’m finding so much value in all of the issues discussed. After a year of seeing multiple specialists for an unknown condition (which I know by comparison is not that long) hearing was these stories have given me a sense of not being alone. The elevation of Black voices have really taught me to listen and own my mistakes and then be able to move on from these mistakes rather than letting them paralyze me. Daana and Dawn are so candid and they bring that out in their guests. Today I drove around the block to finish an episode. So good.

jennywren68 ,

Love!

I don’t know how I’ve never heard this podcast before, but I love it! So friendly, informative and relatable!

claudiarog ,

Wonderful talks

As a person living with an autoimmune disease myself, they normalize things for me & there colored women!

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