A podcast dedicated to frank, honest, and respectful discussions about racism in the U.S.
Healing Racial Trauma with Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons (Repost)
Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons directs the Center for Healing Racial Trauma, where they provide therapy services to the global majority and consulting services to organizations on anti-racism.
"Dr. Hargons (formerly Crowell) earned her PhD from the University of Georgia in 2015. She directs the RISE^2 Research Team (Relationships, Intimacy, and Sexual Enrichment | Race, Intersectionality, and Social justice Engagement), where they study sex, social justice, and leadership – all with a love ethic. Recent projects have included the Healing Racial Trauma project and studying the sexual narrative of Black students. Her work has been featured in various media, including the New York Times, Huffington Post, and Therapy for Black Girls."
A June Benediction
We're closing out June with Permission To Be Podcast Co-Host and Speaking of Racism Advisory Board Member Tommy Allgood.
All the Pride with Nandi Kayyy
Nandi Kayyy is a Queer, southern-born, non-binary musician & activist with a passion for Black liberation, soul music, and fried chicken. Nandi is the frontman of Nandi Kayyy & The They Agenda, an Alternative R&B band as well as the host of the 'Black Friends Dinner' podcast. Nandi serves as project manager at Hope & Hard Pills, a media collective founded by Andre Henry providing practical insight on racial justice and on the advisory board of the Speaking of Racism Podcast. Nandi’s passion for equity spills over into their work in technology. Nandi is the Associate Product Manager at AboveBoard, a software technology company dedicated to increasing representation of underrepresented groups in executive leadership.
Juneteenth: Repair, Revelations and Reverence
June 19 marks Juneteenth, a day of remembrance for the Black community, specifically recognizing Emancipation Day. And while HIStory tells us on June 19, 1865, General Order No. 3 was read in Galveston, Texas there is so much more to be revealed. Historian, conflict mediator and podcast creator Lettie Shumate helps us impact the much deeper lessons and legacy of the sacred day.
Abolitionist Therapy: Possibilities for Transformation with Dr. Travis Heath & Gabes Torres
Travis is a licensed psychologist and has served as a professor of psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver for the last 12 years. In July, he will become an Associate Professor at the University of Denver and assume co-directorship of the International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health graduate program as well as serve as Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.
Past work he’s been involved with looked at shifting from a multicultural approach to counseling to one of cultural democracy that invites people to heal in mediums that are culturally near. His most recent work involves incorporating the work of Black abolitionist scholars into psychotherapy, community healing, and uprising. His writing has focused on the use of rap music in narrative therapy, working with persons entangled in the criminal injustice system in ways that maintain their dignity, narrative practice stories as pedagogy, a co-created questioning practice called reunion questions, and community healing strategies. He is currently co-authoring the first book on Contemporary Narrative Therapy with David Epston and Tom Carlson. He has been fortunate to run workshops and speak in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Thank you to Tolu Mejolagbe and Michael Zuch for sharing their insights on how it is like to practice decolonized therapy.
The Science and Spirit of Collective Healing with Tanya Ranchigoda and Gabes Torres
Tanya Ranchigoda grew up surrounded by her Sri-Lankan community in Southern California. It is through her immigrant family upbringing that she learned about collective and inclusive communities.
She took this worldview and professionalized it by becoming a social worker. She now carries people and community stories and histories and collaborates with them to show up as they choose to even in the face of adversity.
Her 20-year career spans oncology social work, private-client grief and trauma counseling, supervision, coaching, corporate training, and a decade as an adjunct lecturer in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Washington.
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!!!
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.
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.