The Deep End is an exploration of liberation, healing, hope, joy, and wholeness. What does it mean to be free? What are people of color doing to heal themselves and the world? Join co-hosts Reagan Jackson and Anastacia Renee for a series of in-depth interviews. Hear from incredible people from all walks of life about their journeys, what they are doing to thrive and how they are contribution to broader movements of empowerment and liberation.
Reagan Jackson is a writer, artist, international educator, prayer practitioner, and seeker of truth. She is currently a Program Manager for Young Women Empowered and a columnist for the Seattle Globalist.
Anastacia Renee is Seattle’s Civic Poet. She is a queer writer, performance artist and creative writing workshop facilitator.
Season 4 Episode 6: Leilani Mañulu
Leilani is a shaman and leadership visionary, interpreting messages from the unseen to bring more joy, balance, and hope to our world. She is the author of “Paradox of the Water Bearer” and the host of The Intuitive Catalyst podcast. Leilani is a leadership expert and executive coach, supporting and guiding intuitive leaders in reconnecting with their spiritual truth in service of guiding their organizations to be more intuitive, imaginative, and heart-centered.
Season 4 Episode 7: Davia Antonia
This episode was recorded in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica with relocation specialist Davia Antonia. You can find her at https://lifeaholiccostarica.com/ .
Season 4 Episode 5: Sonora Jha
Sonora Jha is the author of the memoir How to Raise a Feminist Son (2021) and the novel Foreign (2013). After a career as a journalist covering crime, politics, and culture in India and Singapore, she moved to the United States to earn a Ph.D. in media and public affairs. Sonora’s OpEds, essays, and public appearances have featured in the New York Times, on BBC, and elsewhere. She is a professor of journalism and lives in Seattle. Her new novel, The Laughter, is forthcoming from Harper Via in early 2023.
Season 4 Episode 4: Howie Echo-Hawk
Howie Echo-Hawk has a lot of names and does a lot of things. They are one of the human beings, as (hopefully) are you. Music, words, jokes, laughter, joy, dancing, being hot are among her many activities. Howie produces events and art with Indigenize Productions, makes music and art under the name “there’s more,” and has so many instagrams that at this point it’s become a little unwieldy. After years and years of being a cynic, they now believe firmly that there’s more to life, there’s more to us, there’s just more. But mostly, they want to go be trans and native in the woods.
Season 4 Episode 3: Mari Shibuya
Mari Shibuya (they/she) (Duwamish / Coast Salish territory) is a Visual and Social Artist specializing in murals, community visioning through the arts, and scribing. Their work focuses on the intersection of public art activation, visual thinking and creative empowerment while inviting in the spirit of collaboration and connection.
Season 4 Episode 2: Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Shake a tambourine for Black Feminism! Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a Queer Black Troublemaker and Black Feminist Love Evangelist and an aspirational cousin to all sentient beings. Her work in this lifetime is to facilitate infinite, unstoppable ancestral love in practice. She leads retreats and has published several books. Find out more here: https://www.alexispauline.com/about
What a gift to Seattle, women and people of color everywhere. Thank you.
This is not exactly the appropriate way to send you this info, but I wanted to connect you both to my friend, Tracy Deonn Walker, who is visiting Seattle next month. She is an author releasing a fantasy fiction novel next month and is finally living her dream writing. I hope you can check her out and her essay in our stories, our voices. I think it is called Black Girl Becoming. I’m a bad publicist for her, we are soccer buddies way back from NC. I love her and I love your podcast. Thanks y’all for the message you share.