Podcast Themes: Anti-Racism
Podcast 157: Becoming an Embodied Anti-Racist for Collective Trauma Healing with Francesca Marguerite Maximé
Let’s talk trauma and racism. I found today’s guest, Francesca Marguerite Maximé, from her podcast called Re-Rooted on the Ram Das Be Here Now network. She interviewed Dick Schwartz, the creator of Internal Family Systems (IFS) about his “racist parts” and I was all in on their discussion.
Francesca came on the podcast to talk further about trauma and take me through a guided somatic experiencing exercise, which I fell in LOVE with after reading Resmaa Menekem’s My Grandmother’s Hands, which is truly an excellent book. I recommend audiobook! He reads it and guides you in several meditations.
Air Date: September 2020
Podcast 152: Changing the Value Systems in Yoga with Janessa Mondestin, Yoga Therapist and Director of Culture, Yoga International
Janessa Mondestin wants to see radical change in the way yoga and wellness spaces operate. She wants people to talk about White Supremacy within the systems and she wants people at all levels to do the work.
In Part 2 of White Supremacy in Yoga series, we discuss the harms and the fixes, including what you can do as a yoga teacher, teacher trainer, student, or person who cares about anti-racism work. This includes reading books, having conversations, and taking meaningful actions.
Air Date: July 2020
Podcast 151: White Supremacy of Yoga with Sabrina Strings PhD, Author of Fearing the Black Body
Join me in conversation with Dr. Sabrina Strings, author of Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia. She also is a certified yoga teacher and advocate for inclusivity in yoga. We discuss our experiences with yoga and hope for systemic change.
Air Date: June 2020
Podcast 150: Racism Explains the Origins of Fat Phobia and Diet Culture, with Sabrina Strings PhD, Author of Fearing the Black Body
Sabrina Strings, PhD is the author of the book Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia. We discuss how she was able to connect racism with fat phobia, control of women’s bodies historically and through today’s diet culture, and how medicine’s use of the BMI metric is problematic and harmful. We discuss why only white women’s bodies were subjects of control in historical fat phobia. Dr. Strings shares the history of the BMI development and its flaws. We share personal stories for how BMI and weight bias in medicine harms people today. Dr. Strings also shares how she was discouraged from even writing this book.
Air Date: June 2020
Episode 86: Racial Disparities in Pregnancy Outcomes with “The Radical Doula” Miriam Zoila Pérez
Racism harms pregnant women— toxic stress harms pregnant women. What can we do about it in the short term and the long run? Continuing my women’s health series, I’m excited that my guest today is writer and activist Miriam Zoila Pérez. We talk about the impact of racism on health. We also talk about toxic stress – what that is, how it builds up, and the impact it can make as early as childhood. Miriam then shares the three core areas where her current research is focusing that she sees as possible solutions for safer pregnancy outcomes for women of color.
Air Date: June 2018
Episode 77: Diversity in Dietetics – Why cultural competency isn’t enough to improve health care with Tamara Melton, RDN, Co-Founder of Diversify Dietetics
Today on Body Kindness we’re talking about the need to increase diversity in the field of dietetics and you’ll learn why it matters (including for anyone who is working on Body Kindness and stepping away from diets and weight-focused counseling). Tamara Melton is a dietitian on a mission. She wants to bring diversity to the field of dietetics so that we can all do a better job at helping the people we serve.
Tamara’s announcing a new non-profit, Diversify Dietetics, and sharing how you can get involved. The bottom line is we will all do a better job at enhancing the health and well-being of others when everyone is represented — size, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual identity.
Air Date: April 2018
Episode 65: So You Want to Talk About Race with Ijeoma Oluo
Ijeoma Oluo wants us to talk about race. In her book, So You Want to Talk About Race (Seal Press) she breaks down the barriers and explains, in simple terms and with lively examples, key concepts of privilege, intersectionality, microagressions, cultural appropriation, and more.
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Air Date: January 2018