Black women speak in a myriad voices, capturing a wide range of experiences, issues and interests. Our podcast Unerased, is like a seat at the kitchen table where intimate, honest and common threads get sewn. Our audio adventures explore topics sometimes top of mind, other times unspoken, but always invoking ideas and opinions for, by and about Black women. Each 30-minute episode connects with causes and change agents – literally giving voice and inviting our company. Mashups, conversations and culture pop engagements leave you wanting for more.
Reparations — Beyond Acres and the Mule
How can you measure the damage from four centuries of bondage and soul pillage? What is the price tag on the sustained striping of our agency and possibilities? Blacklisting. Redlining. Whitewashing.
This episode includes storytelling on the human toll, beginning with the story of emancipated washer woman Callie House. We will also hear from advocates with the National African American Reparations Commission which is leading the way to institute federal reparations laws.
Pennies, Paychecks and Plans — The Economics of Aging
Episode 16 takes a sober look at how older Black women carry the triple jeopardy of racism, sexism and ageism—especially from our wallets. We tap into our soon-to-be launched Primetime55+ campaign saluting older Black women, who are masterful at what they do. We are also joined by younger counterparts who plan to embrace the inevitable journey of aging with grace, wisdom and reverence. We close with a debut of a new theme song that embodies our spirit and mission.
Reproductive Justice – From Past, Possibilities and Enlightened Policies
Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer once described the hysterectomy without her consent as a Mississippi appendectomy. Black maternal death in the U.S. is the highest rate in the developed world – and the toll is rising. Black women are more determined than ever to strip away gross structural racism and push for policies that affirm our right to the full ownership of our bodies within ourselves, our children and the communities we inhabit.
Preconception Health – Our Life Cycle From the Womb to the Tomb
If maladies like fibroid tumors, preterm birth, or maternal death are the window into our life cycle, preconception health is the house that contains the burdens, opportunities and realities of our health outcomes before, during and prior to birth -- whether we decide to conceive at all. We meet health professionals and equity advocates who share insights and tackle the complex labyrinth with overlapping birth, life and health consequences.
Fibroids the Female Curse. Period.
We begin with an exploration of fibroid, uterine tumors swirling in more questions than answers. With little info on cures or causes, Black women are plagued with the benign tumors three times more frequently than White women. We kickoff this trilogy with the White Dress Project in marking July as Fibroid Awareness Month. Two project leaders join us to share their personal journey, confront myths, & propose action that breathe hope and unity into a condition that we once suffered in silence and alone.
No Place Like Home
From urban cities to rural landscapes, the U.S. crisis of the unhoused is yet another pandemic. It’s estimated that nearly 200,000 people sleep on the streets every night and countless more are invisible, on the brink of foreclosures or evictions, dwelling in substandard housing or resorting to vehicular shelters. While this episode makes plain the national dilemma, we share stories about defying gentrification, beating the odds and tapping into the indomitable spirit that makes a way out of no way.