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PHPod is a podcast brought to you by the Boston University School of Public Health and Public Health Post. This podcast series features conversations with public health influencers. We feature their opinions on topics that may be familiar and sometimes uncomfortable.

In season 2 beginning Fall 2021, we focus on public health activism. What it means, the activists, and the way public health meets action for change.

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PHPod is a podcast brought to you by the Boston University School of Public Health and Public Health Post. This podcast series features conversations with public health influencers. We feature their opinions on topics that may be familiar and sometimes uncomfortable.

In season 2 beginning Fall 2021, we focus on public health activism. What it means, the activists, and the way public health meets action for change.

    Artful Healing: The Intersection of Tattoo Artistry and Trauma-Informed Care

    Artful Healing: The Intersection of Tattoo Artistry and Trauma-Informed Care

    Kat O’Hare, a part-time therapist at Mass Bay Counseling and a tattoo artist in Cambridge, Massachusetts, spoke with PHPod about tattooing as a practice of body reclamation, the importance of trauma-informed care in this work, and how she brings patience and empathy to her work to create empowering experiences for her clients.

    • 31 min
    Meet the 2024 Public Health Post Fellows

    Meet the 2024 Public Health Post Fellows

    PHPod sits down with new fellows, Lia Musumeci, Heather Sherr, Jude Sleiman, Abby Varker, and Dani Weissert, to discuss health communications and their public health interests going into their year-long fellowships with Public Health Post.

    • 17 min
    Censorship In the Classroom: Book Bans and Challenges, Part 2

    Censorship In the Classroom: Book Bans and Challenges, Part 2

    PHPod sits down with Leah Watson, a senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Racial Justice Program, to discuss book bans happening across the country and censorship in the classroom. Watson is a former high school teacher in Atlanta, Georgia, and her current focus with the ACLU is on classroom censorship efforts, otherwise known as educational gag orders.

    • 31 min
    Censorship In the Classroom: Book Bans and Challenges, Part 1

    Censorship In the Classroom: Book Bans and Challenges, Part 1

    PHPod sits down with Christina Dobbs, an assistant professor at Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and the director of the college’s English Education for Equity and Justice program, to discuss the current onslaught of book challenges and bans in classrooms across the country and the actions being taken to support teachers and students during this time.

    • 32 min
    Food Sovereignty and Indigenous Food Practices

    Food Sovereignty and Indigenous Food Practices

    PHPod host Kara Schmidt sits down with Ryann Monteiro, a Boston University School of Public Health alum and an Indigenous public health practitioner and educator, to discuss food sovereignty and indigenous food practices related to cultural preservation and revitalization.

    • 27 min
    Fat Liberation and Weight Discrimination

    Fat Liberation and Weight Discrimination

    PHPod host host Kara Schmidt sits down with Rev. Dr. Anastasia Kidd, director of Contextual Education at Boston University School of Theology, and Massachusetts State Senator Becca Rausch to discuss the fat liberation movement, weight stigma, and current legislation that has been introduced to address weight discrimination in the Commonwealth.

    • 30 min

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