AfroQueer
AfroQueer
May 22, 2019
Criminalization and Colonization - BONUS EPISODE
16 min
On Friday May 24 the High Court of Kenya ruled on repealing laws that criminalize homosexuality in Kenya. In this episode host Selly Thiam investigates where these laws came from and why Kenyan activists and lawyers are fighting harder than ever to get them struck down.

This episode was produced and edited by Selly Thiam, Aida Holly-Nambi, Maeve Frances and Maimouna Jallow.
Rachel Wamoto is AfroQueer's social media manager.
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
Morgan Dixon + Vanessa Garrison
Prayer Edition | Day 21 | GirlTrek Nation
“Again, I tell you truly that if two of you on the earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them.” -- Matthew 18:19-20 Dear Family, You walked with us, you prayed with us, you learned with us and last night (we could not make this up y’all. #divinetiming #Godswork) you helped our Black History Bootcamp walking podcast reach one million downloads!!!! Now, this is what you call spiritual warriorship! You made this happen! Your prayers. Your walking. And, today, on the last day of this 21-day spiritual journey, we celebrate YOU as our Spiritual Warriors! With each person you invited to join you on this journey, for every tweet that you sent, IG tag, or FB post that you made – you helped us inspire more people to start walking towards their healing. Imagine the power of that. This is God’s work and you are His servants. Thank you. Today’s walk is a celebration. The story will be your story. A story of victory and triumph against all odds. Lace-up your sneakers and join us live TODAY at 12 PM, ET. “The Bible says, 'For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.' There is power in our ranks. We believe in that same God that spoke to Sojourner, protected Ida, and animated Angela - lives in us. We believe that there is something divinely beautiful and powerful in every Black woman. We believe in holding up the light – celebrating sisters, amplifying what’s working and lifting up champions.” – Excerpt GirlTrek Manifesto, 2014 Join GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp - The Prayer Edition at blackhistorybootcamp.com to receive specially curated emails with prayers, survival tips, speeches + dedicated songs to listen to for each episode. Together we will discover the stories of 21 spiritual warriors. Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music or speech excerpt played during this broadcast. Original content can be found here: Keep Ya Head Up - 2Pac: https://open.spotify.com/track/4Tttv4p2xuAq1LpQ7LI95E?si=Ocl2PzJrSY2neqtwWXXcQQ Catch the Fire and LIVE. [Poem by Sonia Sanchez Read by GirlTrek Volunteers]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvipO-4k4e0&feature=youtu.be
54 min
Selfie
Selfie
Kristen Howerton
Talking with Adoptee and Adoptive Mom Jillian Lauren for National Adoption Month | Selfie Podcast Episode 153
I'm talking adoption with my fellow adoptive mom (and adoptee herself) Jillian Lauren. We've been friends for a long time and both adopted internationally and also from foster care. We get a little misty reading parts of our memoirs about bringing our boys home, and talk through what we've learned about love (and about ourselves) from the experience. In this episode we talked about: Everything You Ever Wanted: A Memoir  Keto-BEAM for Keto Electrolytes Hydralyte All-Natural Electrolyte Hydration Powder Sticks Viteyes Blue Light Defender Gummies Necessaire in Sandalwood  Molton Brown London in Orange and Bergamot  Malin & Goetz in Cannabis   Thanks to Himalaya Botanique for sponsoring this episode of the Selfie podcast. Himalaya Botanique— the toothpaste that’s free from fluoride, SLS, and artificial colors and flavors, but bursting with foam and flavor! Enjoy 20% off your purchase of Himalaya toothpaste, using discount code 20SELCARE on Amazon. To learn more about Himalaya Botanique and Ayurvedic wellness visit Himalayausa.com More than 160 million projected voters cast their ballot this year -- shattering records. We want to know what motivated you to participate in an election that will help us deliver a democracy where we all can thrive. We've heard from first-time voters, those who stood in line for hours, and those who were moved to tears knowing how important their vote was. If you, or someone you know, had trouble voting, or if there's any other experience you'd like to share... Let your story be heard now. Visit https://andstillivote.org/your-story-matters to join the fight for voting rights today. Paid for by The Leadership Conference Education Fund.
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