17 episodes

This podcast is about transcending racism through healing. Join this journey with your host, Leah Turner, a biracial woman who identifies as Black -- descended from passengers of slave ships and the Mayflower; a former attorney turned trauma-informed acupuncturist. Leah and her guests discuss healing from the painful effects of racism and offer practical strategies for reclaiming our wholeness. The Whole Five-Fifths podcast is our generation's response to the Three-Fifths Compromise of centuries past. It is a reclamation of our collective human dignity. This podcast is for anyone who is ready to heal from racialized trauma and step into the truth of who we truly are: We are Whole. We are One. We ARE Five-Fifths. New episodes drop on Mondays. More details at https://www.wholefivefifths.com. Become a podcast patron https://www.patreon.com/wholefivefifths?fan_landing=true

The Whole Five-Fifths Leah Turner

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

This podcast is about transcending racism through healing. Join this journey with your host, Leah Turner, a biracial woman who identifies as Black -- descended from passengers of slave ships and the Mayflower; a former attorney turned trauma-informed acupuncturist. Leah and her guests discuss healing from the painful effects of racism and offer practical strategies for reclaiming our wholeness. The Whole Five-Fifths podcast is our generation's response to the Three-Fifths Compromise of centuries past. It is a reclamation of our collective human dignity. This podcast is for anyone who is ready to heal from racialized trauma and step into the truth of who we truly are: We are Whole. We are One. We ARE Five-Fifths. New episodes drop on Mondays. More details at https://www.wholefivefifths.com. Become a podcast patron https://www.patreon.com/wholefivefifths?fan_landing=true

    Bonus Episode - Season Two, Coming Soon!

    Bonus Episode - Season Two, Coming Soon!

    The Whole Five-Fifths Podcast is pressing the pause button.Season One is wrapping up and we are taking a moment to catch our breath... So now you can get caught up!Expect another bonus episode before we publish EP 014 -- Episode 1 of Season Two!!

    • 4 min
    EP 013 - We Belong Here

    EP 013 - We Belong Here

    In this episode, we come full spiral to a place similar to where we began this season. Our guest and host acknowledge the enduring impact of slavery (and its aftermath) on generations of people, and continue along the journey toward reclaiming wholeness. How can we heal from the past and present wounds inflicted by structural racism? What else is possible when it comes to healing?Meet Dr. Jameta Nicole Barlow, an esteemed writing professor with an advanced degree in public health. She's been ...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    EP 012 - Speaking of Transracial Adoption...

    EP 012 - Speaking of Transracial Adoption...

    Our last guest offered us some insight into her experience as a transracial adoptee. This week, we continue our exploration into this realm. In a society designed to ensure that people of color feel "othered," what do prospective parents need to know when considering adopting a child of a race or culture different from their own?Enter our next guest, Delois Pearsall, LMSW, a professional adoption counselor who specializes in transracial and transcultural adoption. Delois lets us in on what ha...

    • 52 min
    EP 011 - Black Girl | White World

    EP 011 - Black Girl | White World

    The road ahead on our journey continues to take twists and turns, leading us to unexpected places. Meet Chrystina Gilgeous, MS, L.Ac, M.Ac, a Black woman, raised by a loving white family, mostly in small towns populated by mostly white people. How did the construct of race impact her? How did she make sense of her Blackness without mirrors? And without "armor" as she describes in this episode.In spite of her arduous childhood as a Transracial Adoptee, or perhaps because of the way she grew up...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP 010 - The Stretch Room

    EP 010 - The Stretch Room

    Simone Pollard, MBA, is the Founder of The Stretch Room, an interactive, online, instructor-led experience that helps participants reap the benefits that come with regularly stretching the body.At this stop along our healing journey, Simone is here to remind us that we all have the right to take up space and stretch into places not originally designed for BIPOC. We discuss navigating the landscape of micro-aggressions, and taking our seat at the table. Simone shares her stories of often...

    • 58 min
    EP 009 - Preventing Burnout

    EP 009 - Preventing Burnout

    We resume the journey with Tiffany Green, Executive Coach and Psychotherapist, who has made it her mission to help women prevent themselves from experiencing burnout. In this highly informative episode, Tiffany outlines the warning signs of burnout in ourselves and how we can identify the conditions that can lead to burnout in the workplace. We discuss how and why women of color are more likely to experience burnout than their white counterparts.Tiffany works with high achieving, goal-oriente...

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

trsbe ,

Finally!

Finally, a podcast that just lays it out there. Real talk, Coming from a place of healing where we can be curious, vulnerable and nourished. I love these conversations and Leah’s curiosity and openness to unpack topics and shine light on them. Every week I am excited to listen and experience how I shift after each podcast.

City Slicker/Country Mouse ,

Taking us on a journey toward healing

I’m grateful to have discovered a podcast that’s aimed at healing us in these challenging times in history. Leah’s training as an acupuncturist, personal history with race and black identity, and talent for facilitating authentic conversations make this a great podcast. Thanks for sharing and for moving us toward healing.

Simone TP ,

Just Say It!

This podcast is great and a wonderful addition to the discussion and thinking that has been happening recently. It’s so wonderful to be able to tune into Leah’s podcast and hear the perspectives of black women that is validating, reassuring, uplifting, and sometimes disturbing. Just say it so we can pontificate further, discuss more, and heal. So many times you think it’s just you or the thoughts are only in your head and it’s therapeutic to hear your thoughts validated by others with similar experiences. Keep up the good work, Leah, and keep providing a platform for exposure, discourse, and healing!

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