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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.

About Us:
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.

The Deep End Friends Podcast Reagan Jackson and Anastacia Renee: Black Women Writers

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

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.

About Us:
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.

    B.J. Star

    B.J. Star

    BJ STAR (they/them) is an experience designer, facilitator, and consultant invested in transformational learning, building powerful teams, and transitioning to a life-affirming society. BJ began as a trainer with Generation Waking Up and The Work That Reconnects, and has grown several organizations that strengthen Black, POC, womxn, and youth leadership throughout the country. Today they are an independent facilitator at BJSTAR Consulting and a member of the Wildfire Project.

    • 55 min
    Paulina Lopez

    Paulina Lopez

    Originally from Ecuador, Paulina has made Seattle her home over the past 15 years and has been with DRCC/TAG for eight years. Paulina has over 25 years of experience working with issues of civil rights, social justice, equity, education, and diversity. Paulina created and co-led our Duwamish Valley Youth Corps Program and worked as a Community Engagement Director, advocating for community members to participate in the complex cleanup process and to have a voice.

    • 59 min
    Susan Balbas

    Susan Balbas

    Susan Balbas is the co-founder and executive director of Na’ah Illahee Fund (Mother Earth in the Chinook language), a Seattle-based nonprofit organization with a mission to support and promote the leadership of Indigenous womxn in the ongoing regeneration of Indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Teaching. Susan is active within climate, environmental and social justice movements as well as in philanthropy.

    • 57 min
    Brenetta Ward

    Brenetta Ward

    Brenetta Ward is a Seattle-based fiber artist and third generation quilter. Her work has been exhibited at the National Afro-American Museum; Textile Center: A National Center for Fiber Art; Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery; Tacoma Art Museum; Northwest African American Museum and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Selected pieces have been published in Spirits of the Cloth. As a fiber artist, she believes quilts have the power to nurture our spiritual needs for creativity, beauty and comfort.

    • 49 min
    Dre Say and Jacqueline Wu

    Dre Say and Jacqueline Wu

    Dre Say and Jacqueline Wu are members of the CID [Chinatown/International District] Coalition. Dre is also a member of Got Green. Dre’s primary interests are engaging people disconnected from politics and organizing, and fighting against displacement in South Seattle.
    Jacqueline Wu is a second-generation Chinese-Filipino American. She moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. Jacqueline received a Master of Public of Administration. She works for the City of Seattle.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 12: Loretta Ross

    Episode 12: Loretta Ross

    Loretta J. Ross is a nationally-recognized trainer on using the transformative power of Reproductive Justice to build a Human Rights movement that includes everyone. Ross is an expert on women’s issues, hate groups, racism and intolerance, human rights, and violence against women. Her work focuses on the intersectionality of social justice issues and how this affects social change and service delivery in all movements. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Smith College.   

    • 49 min

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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.

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