The Humanize Podcast

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Show notes: Karen is not new. White women have been bringing out their inner Karen for a LOT longer than you might think. So where exactly did Karen come from? In this episode, we’re joined by our guest Crystal Lynese, a DEI advocate whose work emphasizes Karens particular brand of…

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Humanize podcast show notes: This week, we’re breaking down some of the big takeaways from our conversation with community and climate activist Reverend Yearwood. He shared a powerful call to action for EVERYONE to organize & mobilize on the journey to centering justice in the climate crisis conversation. Join us…

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This week, we’re breaking down some of the big takeaways from our conversation with community and climate activist Reverend Yearwood. He shared a powerful call to action for EVERYONE to organize & mobilize on the journey to centering justice in the climate crisis conversation. Join us as we dive into…

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Show notes: What will happen if we don’t change our environmental impact NOW? Where do you fit in the climate crisis conversation? In today’s episode we’re diving into these questions with Founder & President of Hip Hop Caucus and community activist Reverend Yearwood. He shares with us a powerful message…

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Show notes: Will the guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd spark reform and improve the systemic issues that BIPOC face when interacting with police? There’s still a lot of work to do, but the ruling is a step in the right direction to create accountability…

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Show notes: 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 episode, we’re bringing you a “getting to know us” episode…

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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) the needs of the communities we serve. In this episode, we’re diving…

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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 a corner to creating a law, Missy is…

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Show notes: 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 on will responsibly protect and serve. On this episode, we’re digging…

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Show notes: 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] Who We Are” — a documentary that takes a…

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Show notes: 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 poet, Pedro S. Silva II. His phrase, "deranking conversation," got…

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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 online and face-to-face — to help others stay aware…

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What’s the difference between being an ally and an accomplice when it comes to anti-racism work? And where do you fall? On today’s episode, we’re getting personal and exploring the differences between them, our own backgrounds, why BIPOC and allies will NEVER be the ones to dismantle white supremacy —…

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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 social issues facing us from interracial perspectives. Join us…

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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 in the Rough Services for Youth and Families and the podcast host of…

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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 align with your core values, and not with the “shoulds” that society creates…

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