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Have you ever chatted with an Unapologetically Black Unicorn- someone who symbolizes freedom, power, strength and is a true force of nature and thought, ‘WOW people need to hear this’? Now you can and learn how to be a U.B.U. too! Join the weekly conversation with host Keris Jän Myrick, an unapologetically Black unicorn in their own right, and nationally recognized mental health advocate chatting with amazing U.B.U. folk who are advancing all things mental health, racial justice, and anything cool to enhance human existence.

Unapologetically Black Unicorns Keris Jän Myrick

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Have you ever chatted with an Unapologetically Black Unicorn- someone who symbolizes freedom, power, strength and is a true force of nature and thought, ‘WOW people need to hear this’? Now you can and learn how to be a U.B.U. too! Join the weekly conversation with host Keris Jän Myrick, an unapologetically Black unicorn in their own right, and nationally recognized mental health advocate chatting with amazing U.B.U. folk who are advancing all things mental health, racial justice, and anything cool to enhance human existence.

    “Separate your Purpose from the Platform” with Dr. Tonicia Freeman-Foster

    “Separate your Purpose from the Platform” with Dr. Tonicia Freeman-Foster

    Dr. Tonicia Freeman-Foster (she/her) is an expert and thought leader in the leadership and DEI space, an author and she is an Unapologetically Black Unicorn. Dr. Freeman-Foster speaks on the power of leadership and how to facilitate effective and healthy leadership that inspires others. They talk about finding those areas where you can be your authentic self, creating a human-centered approach and separating your purpose from your job.
    Website: www.leidoswel.com
    Order Book: www.navigatingroughseas.com
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    • 34 min
    “Letting Go in Order to Grow”

    “Letting Go in Order to Grow”

    Keris goes solo to take some time out to thank her family. Keris shares a personal story about when she was involuntary hospitalized that caused her to move to the east coast with her parents. She reflects on the emotional goodbye when she moved back to the west coast and how her parents needed to let go in order for Keris to grow.
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    • 12 min
    “Conservatorship” with Alex Barnard

    “Conservatorship” with Alex Barnard

    Alex Barnard (he/him) is a sociologist and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at New York University and he is an Unapologetically Black Unicorn. Alex is a part of a project looking at all the bills that reference involuntary treatment, forced medications, civil commitment, guardianship and conservatorship. They talk about getting to why people are refusing services and how listening to that person’s “why” is one of the best ways to understand them plus a look at some important local bills in California.
    For more information on “Conservatorship: Inside California’s System of Coercion and Care for Mental Illness” by Alex V. Barnard visit: https://cup.columbia.edu/book/conservatorship/9780231210256
    Also to learn more about Alex Barnard visit https://alexvbarnard.org/
     
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    • 36 min
    “Activate Hope”

    “Activate Hope”

    Keris shares how she’s feeling during this African American History Month and how she’s looking for change. She talks about finding those bright lights in your life, what makes her happy when she’s feeling disheartened and enacting and activating hope.
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    • 8 min
    “Cultural Silence and Wounded Souls: Black Men Speak about Mental Health” with Mark Tuggle

    “Cultural Silence and Wounded Souls: Black Men Speak about Mental Health” with Mark Tuggle

    Mark Tuggle (He/Him) is the author and editor of “Cultural Silence and Wounded Souls: Black Men Speak about Mental Health” and he is an Unapologetically Black Unicorn. Mark explains the process of getting a book published and why he wrote the book about mental health. They talk about the focus on the mental health of Black men and the common themes of the stories that were shared in the book.
     For more information on the book “Cultural Silence and Wounded Souls: Black Men Speak about Mental Health” visit: https://www.amazon.com/Cultural-Silence-Wounded-Souls-Mental/dp/B0BW2RSRQN
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    • 34 min
    “Listen to the Children” with Marion Costentin

    “Listen to the Children” with Marion Costentin

    Marion Costentin (she/her) is an artist and illustrator, and she is an Unapologetically Black Unicorn. Marion shares how she wants her artwork on her Oracle and Tarot cards to be used to explore your emotions and how her cards have been used for a purpose by therapists. They talk about classifying emotions as full spectrum, openly talking about your mental health journey and how Marion consults with her community during her artistic process.
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
     
    Website: https://little-darkness.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littledarkpress/

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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Thank you

Very much appreciate the quality of the sound (NPR-esque) and the information this podcast provides. Ms. Myrick has a beautiful and strong voice, and her guests shine by virtue of her interviewing style, which involves active listening and encouragement to share knowledge and expertise. Thank you for this inspiring and smart podcast.

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Important conversations, great content!

Keris Myrick is a gifted communicator and here she is bringing others into rich and important convesations. Cannot wait to see where this goes and to hear more UBU voices! Bravo!!

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