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RalindaSpeaks is a fresh, innovative perspective offering commentary on all things at the intersection of identity, culture, diversity, and storytelling. We’ll lean in, laugh, have fun, be inspired, and always keep it real. Are you ready...let’s be in conversation!

Connect with me on Instagram & Twitter: @ralindaspeaks

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

RalindaSpeaks is a fresh, innovative perspective offering commentary on all things at the intersection of identity, culture, diversity, and storytelling. We’ll lean in, laugh, have fun, be inspired, and always keep it real. Are you ready...let’s be in conversation!

Connect with me on Instagram & Twitter: @ralindaspeaks

    I’m Speaking, Stop Gaslighting Me!

    I’m Speaking, Stop Gaslighting Me!

    RalindaSpeaks in conversation with DEIJ practitioner and consultant, Milyna Phillips. This is part two of our conversation that focuses on the Vice-President debates, the concept of gaslighting, and the restraint Black women must demonstrate in order to avoid the “angry” Black woman trope in the workplace and beyond. Join us, let’s be in conversation! Support the podcast by becoming a patron on Patreon: Patreon.com/ralinda. Connect with me on Instagram and Twitter: @ralindaspeaks

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    • 34 min
    Breonna Taylor; Black Women: We Can’t Be Your Shield and Your Target!

    Breonna Taylor; Black Women: We Can’t Be Your Shield and Your Target!

    RalindaSpeaks in conversation with DEIJ practitioner and consultant, Milyna Phillips. We discuss the impact of Breonna Taylor’s murder, the racial trauma experienced by Black women within predominately white spaces, and why Black women can’t be both the shield and the target in the pursuit of justice and liberation. Join us, let’s be in conversation! Support the podcast by becoming a patron on Patreon: Patreon.com/ralinda and connect with me on Instagram and Twitter: @ralindaspeaks

    • 33 min
    Fair and Lovely!

    Fair and Lovely!

    RalindaSpeaks in Part II of her conversation with choreographer, dancer and cultural commentator, Gauri Kuwadekar. We continue our deep dive of exploring colorism and Eurocentric beauty standards at the intersection of the Bollywood film industry, followed by getting real about how Anti-Blackness shows up in the South Asian community. Where does it come from and what do millennials and Gen Z have to say about their role in eradicating it? Join us, let’s be in conversation! Support the podcast by becoming a patron on Patreon: Patreon.com/ralinda and connect with me on Instagram and Twitter: @ralindaspeaks

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    • 30 min
    Arranged!

    Arranged!

    RalindaSpeaks in conversation with choreographer, dancer, and cultural commentator, Gauri Kuwadekar. We unpack the Indian American experience through the lens of Gauri’s childhood, along with delving into topics such as the caste system and colorism. We round out our talk discussing Netflix’s hit show, Indian Matchmaking-is it a real depiction of Indian culture? Join us, let’s be in conversation! Support the podcast by becoming a patron on Patreon: Patreon.com/ralinda and connect with me on Instagram and Twitter: @ralindaspeaks

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    • 26 min
    Let Me Have This Moment!

    Let Me Have This Moment!

    RalindaSpeaks in conversation on the VP nomination of Senator Kamala Harris, who becomes the first Black woman and woman of color to be on a major party ticket. We unpack colorism as well as racialized stereotypes and the impact on Black women in the political sphere and beyond. What does this seminal moment represent for the future of Black women in leadership-is society ready to let Black women lead? Join us, let’s be in conversation! Support the podcast by becoming a patron on Patreon: Patreon.com/ralinda and connect with me on Instagram and Twitter: @ralindaspeaks

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    • 14 min
    Planting Seeds....from Learning to Growth!

    Planting Seeds....from Learning to Growth!

    RalindaSpeaks in conversation on the Black@ Movement within private, elite institutions. The Black@ pages, sweeping across the country, recounts the systemic racism experienced by Black alums and students who attended private, independent schools. This movement has sparked a national dialogue on racial trauma, racism, leadership, and accountability within K-12 education, and the use of social media to document lived experiences. How can school communities (leaders, parents, alums, allies, and co-conspirators) use this as a growth opportunity to plant seeds that will advocate for and demand sustainable change for future generations. Join us, let’s be in conversation! Support the podcast by becoming a patron on Patreon: Patreon.com/ralinda and connect with me on Instagram and Twitter: @ralindaspeaks

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

LMJ1973 ,

Always on point!

Ralinda always speaks the truth and is a formidable knowledge base on all things DEIJ!

Ruth1647 ,

Insightful, Encouraging Cultural and Social Commentary

Love this! Ralinda speaks truth to power at every turn. Essential listening for educators and anyone who cares about building a more just and inclusive world! Thank you Ralinda!

shcrow ,

5 stars!

This podcast is educational, informative, and inspiring, all while being easily digestible. The variety of voices interviewed and topics discussed is refreshing. Ralinda has so much to offer and delivers each week.

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