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A podcast dedicated to frank, honest, and respectful discussions about racism in the U.S.

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A podcast dedicated to frank, honest, and respectful discussions about racism in the U.S.

    De-centering Whiteness in Therapy with Gabes Torres and Melody Li

    De-centering Whiteness in Therapy with Gabes Torres and Melody Li

    We are back for a new season! For the month of May, we will have the honor of hearing from Gabes Torres. Gabes is a Filipino/a/x psychotherapist, organizer, and member of the Speaking of Racism community + Advisory Board.
    Melody Li joined Gabes for this episode to discuss de-centering whiteness in Therapy.
    Melody Is a colony-born migrant & settler, therapist of Color, and mental health justice activist.They created Inclusive Therapists (www.inclusivetherapists.com): a social justice-oriented mental health directory and community that celebrates the strengths & centers the needs of marginalized communities.They also lead a mental health justice movement to decolonize, disrupt and dismantle oppressive mental health practices. In community, they restore, reimagine & reclaim our healing.Melody believes that all people with all identities & abilities in all bodies deserve equal access to quality mental health care.

    • 43 min
    Fighting The Rise Of Xenophobia with Kathy Khang: Replay

    Fighting The Rise Of Xenophobia with Kathy Khang: Replay

    We are replaying this episode with Kathy Kang from March 22nd, 2020.
     
    We stand in solidarity with the AAPI community and commit to end white supremacist delusion.
    Today's episode is with writer, speaker, yoga teacher, and social justice advocate Kathy Khang. Kathy joined Tina and Jen to talk about what life is like for the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the era of the coronavirus. They discuss the dangerous rhetoric coming from the president, the increase in anti-Asian hate crimes, and so much more.

    • 49 min
    Black History Month Reflections

    Black History Month Reflections

    On this week's episode of Speaking of Racism, you'll hear from 5 of our Board Members as they reflect on Black History Month.
     

    • 43 min
    Black History Moment with Tina Strawn

    Black History Moment with Tina Strawn

    We are kicking off our Black History Month series with Speaking of Racism owner and co-host, Tina Strawn. Tune in and listen as Tina highlights two people who have impacted her: Alice Walker, and her debate and speech teacher- Electra Kitchin.
     
    Stay tuned for more BHM moments from our board members this month!
     
     

    • 15 min
    Black Sisterhood with Tressie McMillan Cottom

    Black Sisterhood with Tressie McMillan Cottom

    Tressie McMillan Cottom joined Tina to talk about her book Thick: And Other Essays (2019), winning the MacArthur Foundation's Genius Grant, Black Sisterhood, and more.
    "Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Information, Technology and Public Life (UNC). Professor Cottom’s research spans higher education, work, race, class, gender, and digital societies. Lower Ed (2016) is her critically-acclaimed work on for-profit higher education and social inequality and THICK: And Other Essays (2019) was a non-fiction finalist for the National Book Awards. Among many other awards, she is the 2020 recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Sociology for Public Understanding of Sociology career award. She hosts a culture podcast with Roxane Gay, Hear to Slay, and lives in Chapel Hill, NC."
     

    • 37 min
    We Want Our Bodies Back with Jessica Caremoor

    We Want Our Bodies Back with Jessica Caremoor

    On this episode of Speaking of Racism, Tina is joined by Jessica Care Moore to talk about her latest book- We Want Our Bodies Back.
    Jessica Care Moore is the CEO of Moore Black Press, Executive Producer of Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation.  An internationally renowned poet, playwright, performance artist, and producer, she is the 2013 Alain Locke Award Recipient from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Moore is the author of The Words Don’t Fit in My Mouth, The Alphabet Verses The Ghetto, God is Not an American, Sunlight Through Bullet Holes, and a memoir, Love is Not The Enemy. Her poetry has been heard on stages like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the London Institute of Contemporary Arts. She has performed on every continent. Jessica Care Moore believes poems belong everywhere and to everyone.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

Dunker4178 ,

I’m totally on your side!

If there’s a word that’s more powerful than “amazing”, this is how I describe this podcast. I just finished eps 67 with guest Monique Melton and I feel high!!! What an inspiring and stimulating conversation. Now here’s the real truth...I’m an older white man and I completely agree without question! Keep on keeping on ladies!!!

nickipappas ,

One of My Favorite Podcasts

I love the SOR podcast. Tina and Jen are doing amazing work through the conversations they are having and the ways they are equipping others to dismantle white supremacy. I'm so incredibly grateful for them.

JJHam ,

Thank you

Thank you for bringing experts, friends, pastors, people deconstructing their faith into such thoughtful conversations.
Just listened to podcast 50 - as a white cis woman i thank you for teaching and leading me. Thank you for the work you have done and continue to do.

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