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S2E8: Thriving Over Surviving [A Deeper Dive]

April 19, 2021

We heard some profound truths in our conversation last week with rebel, activist, and speaker Dr. Melissa Bird. She left us wondering about how to heal generational trauma, and what we can do to truly understand (and meet) t…

S2E7: Using Your Voice and Rebel Activism with Dr. Melissa Bird

April 12, 2021

There is always a way to make a difference. Just ask our guest this week, activist Dr. Melissa “Missy” Bird — the CEO of Natural Born Rebel and a fierce public speaker on a quest for equality and justice. From protesting on …

S2E6: The Power of Sharing Stories [A Deeper Dive]

April 5, 2021

Making progress to understand and accept people of ALL cultures is becoming a life or death situation. Questions still linger as people wonder if they are safe in their communities, and whether the police officers they rely …

S2E5: Sparking Honesty and Action Through Film w/ Katrina Miller

March 22, 2021

Are you willing to risk what is uncomfortable for what is right? This week we’re talking with Katrina Miller, a filmmaker, producer, and owner of Blackat Video Productions, who joins us to talk about her film “This Is [Not] …

S2E4: From Powerless to Empowered [A Deeper Dive]

March 15, 2021

What does it take to speak freely and address the problems faced by BIPOC in our society? In this episode, we're digging deeper into this question, inspired by our conversation with last week's guest - pastor, rapper, and po…

S2E3: Permission to Speak Freely with Pedro S. Silva II

March 8, 2021

For Pedro S. Silva II, the ability to use his voice as a pastor, poet, and rapper has allowed him to engage his community in open conversations about race and social issues. He’s been getting the word out creatively — both o…

S2E2: Acknowledging Privilege [A Deeper Dive]

March 1, 2021

We’re breaking it down on this very first “debrief” episode about some of the biggest takeaways from last week’s conversation with CEO and podcaster Khrystal Jones. She shared some mic-drop worthy advice on why you NEED to a…

S2E1: Choosing Values Over “Shoulds” with Khrystal Jones

Feb. 22, 2021

We’re kicking off season 2 with a little something different for you, and we’re keeping it in the family! On today’s episode, we’re joined by Courthney’s little sister, Khrystal Jones. She’s the founder and CEO of Diamonds i…

S1E9: Looking Back and What’s To Come

Feb. 8, 2021

As we bring the first season to a close, it’s time to reflect on the honest conversations we’ve had so far on Humanize. What started as a concept has truly grown into a platform for open discussions about the racial and soci…

S1E8: BIPOC and Allies will Never Dismantle White Supremacy

Feb. 1, 2021

What’s the difference between being an ally and an accomplice when it comes to anti-racism work? On today’s episode, we’re getting personal and exploring the differences between them, our own backgrounds, why BIPOC and allie…

S1E7: Diagnosing the Issue and Addressing Fear

Jan. 18, 2021

Have you ever wanted to speak out and take a stand about race, decolonization, or your own work on the path to becoming an accomplice, but felt a lot of fear around what others would think and how it would affect you, your f…

S1E6: Riots and Racism

Jan. 11, 2021

So much happened last week in this country that we just had to create a bonus episode to share our conversation around it. For the first time in history, Georgia is blue with its first Black man as senator! And on the same d…

S1E5: Is Racism Normalized?

Jan. 4, 2021

Are we actually ALL racist? What would the country be like if we all owned that? Would we act differently? Would we be able to move toward change quicker? On today’s episode, Courthney and Emily are exploring this question, …

S1E4: Our Stories

Dec. 21, 2020

Are you wondering how a prep school-raised white girl from Boston and a Black man from Atlanta like us teamed up to collaborate on a mission to work towards progression to help dismantle systems of oppression? On today’s epi…

S1E3: The Question of Justice

Dec. 2, 2020

How far are we from a truly just society in the United States, really? We believe it’s time to talk about TRUE justice because we aren’t as close as some people think we are. On today’s episode, we’re exploring what justice …

S1E2: The Denial of Racism

Dec. 2, 2020

How far has denial gotten you in YOUR life? On today’s episode, we’re diving into this difficult but important topic and taking on looking at denial when it comes to racism, where it crops up, and why it’s so important to ta…

S1E1: What did the 2020 election really expose?

Nov. 30, 2020

This election has likely felt both nerve-wracking and eye-opening. Join us for this pilot episode of the podcast as we explore what the 2020 election has exposed about the US and each of us, real and vulnerable conversations…