Take Notice: Amplifying Black Stories is a podcast exploring society, culture, and current events through conversation. We aspire to create an open, respectful, and equitable space where guests are free to share their truth and lived experiences. Our core values are rooted in community, connection, and personal development.Stories help us to relate, learn, and grow! We are here to Listen, to Take Notice.
J.R. Rhodes (Part 1)
In part 1 of 2 episodes with J.R. Rhodes we discuss living in Seattle, family, grief, and J.R.'s career and relationship with music. J.R. is a dreamer who enjoys creating. One aspect of J.R.’s creation is creating music. J.R. works from home mostly, in a simple music and songwriting studio.
Discussion w Darius Heggins: Ally and Accomplice
We are trying something new as part of our second season. Special episodes focused on questions and topics that pop up behind the scenes discussed in conversation with either my co-producer and husband, Darius Heggins or our social media manager, Mo Bell. These episodes are not meant to tell anyone how to think or feel, but to share our conversations in the hopes that it might inspire listeners to further analyze these topics for themselves. Have your own conversations, do your own research, and get in touch with us with your thoughts and ideas if you are moved to do so. We’d love to hear from you.
In this episode Darius and I discuss the terminology, Ally and Accomplice.
One other short announcement - with the holiday coming up we will be taking a short break in releasing episodes. Our next new episode will be released on January 11th. In the meantime, catch up on Season 1 or any episodes you’ve missed this season so far. We appreciate your support and will see ya in the New Year!
My guest on this episode is Mo Bell, the newest member of the Take Notice team who has already made such an impact on the growth of our podcast. I was happy to have the opportunity to interview Mo for the podcast as a way to not only introduce them to you all but to hear more about their journey. We discussed growing up in Kentucky, family, and their current path towards earning a degree in social work.
Mo is a non-binary expressionist, freelancer, medium, traveler, and a MSSW Student at the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. They were born in Lebanon, Kentucky and currently reside in Louisville, Kentucky. Their work focuses on the abstractions of life and death. They often find solace in life's exploration. They are the Social Media Manager for Take Notice Podcast, OhHeyCoach Podcast, & HOME Appalachia. Their works are published in Loch Norse Magazine and in Queer Kentucky's online columns.
You can find them on patreon: www.patreon.com/transforthought or on instagram: @transforthought.
Duwamish River Clean Up Coalition
In this episode Sarneshea Evans and I discuss her experience growing up as an only child, studying archeology, and working in public spaces. Sarneshea is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Seattle in 2017. Sarneshea loves many things including good food, good music, and even greater company. She spends most of her time connecting people to parks and public spaces, and co-creating spaces that are welcoming and inclusive. Sarneshea is a graduate of Howard University and holds a master's degree in urban environmental education.
Noir Lux Candle Co
Black Coffee NW
In this episode, I speak with Noir Lux Candle founder, Colina Bruce about growing up in Seattle's Central District, family, entrepreneurship, and her work at Seattle University. In addition to creating a line of beautiful handcrafted candles, Colina has worked in the education sector for over 15 years. It has been her life's work to advance equity and excellence for ALL scholars and families, specifically through finding ways to center scholar and family voices. Additionally, she has been invested in exploring ways to celebrate culture and build community.
When she's not working or in the kitchen being a candle scientist, you might find Colina supporting her hubby at a live music show, running around making moments and memories with her kids, eating any kind of seafood, brunching or happy hour-ing with her girls, teaching as an adjunct professor or at home with her family watching thriller movies or murder mysteries.
In this episode Marian Harrison describes what it was like growing up in rural Arlington, Washington, the change in the community as the economy shifted throughout the decades, the work she did for local government, and family.
Born in Everett, Washington 1931, Marian Harrison is a Mother of 7, grandmother of 11.
Marian was an employee of the Arlington School District for 22 years, a member of Public School Employees of Washington, current Chair of the 38th Legislative District Democrats, formerly the Chair of the 10th District Democrats, and has worked around 30 campaigns.
Serves on many boards and commissions in Snohomish County, which include the foster Care Citizen's Review Board, and the Children's Commission.