Finding Our Way
Finding Our Way
Oct 19, 2020
Ep 7: Remembering with Alexis Pauline Gumbs
41 min

In this episode, Prentis meets with Queer Black Troublemaker, Black Feminist Love Evangelist, and author of the upcoming book Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Listen as Alexis moves us through time to relearn and remember the lessons of those who have brought us to now and the lineages from which we have come.

QueerWOC
QueerWOC
QueerWOC
Ep 97: Sapphic Sock Seductress
Money and Nikeeta are back for the last QueerWOC episode of 2020. They celebrate Jamaican Trans advocate Renae Green as QueerWOC of the week. Money shares 5 ways to cope with this public health crisis holiday season! Nikeeta gives us part 1 of her election results breakdown. We think through what to call our partners and tackle the burning question of the season: socks or no socks when gettin it on? Where to find us: IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/ Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply! Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com QueerWOC of the Week 00:10:55 Renae Green Associate Director of Policy & Advocacy for Trans Wave Jamaica, an organization committed to promoting Trans health and well-being through advocacy and visibility in Jamaica. @TransWaveJA She co-coordinated Jamaica’s first Trans Health and Wellness Conference in Kingston, JA in June 2019. Community Contributors 00:17:15 New patrons: Leah & Lucille Borders are fake shoutouts - Flint, TX / Cupertino, CA / Chatham, NY / Lyon, France Mental Moment with Money 00:23:45 Queer Quarantine Holidays: 5 ways to cope with limited social interactions during the holidays Challenge your narratives around holidays Connect with who you have Create a memorable moment for yourself Volunteer in your community Remember why you’re quarantining https://greatist.com/health/alone-for-the-holidays Word 00:49:40 What are white women REALLY voting about? Nikketa gives us the 1st part of her gender-race analysis of the 2020 presidential election. Topic 01:38:40 No topic this episode. Submit or suggest one by sending us an email @ queerwocpod@gmail.com Curved Chronicles 01:39:10 Socks or no socks? Is this even a question? Also, for what might be the first time ever, Money and Nikeeta both end the #QueerWOC year with a boo! Now if only we could figure out what to call them…
2 hr
Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being
Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being
Matthias Roberts
Chavonn Williams Shen Writes to Heal
Chavonn Williams Shen is a poet, artist, educator, and activist from Minneapolis. ​ Winner of the Still I Rise grant, first runner-up for the Los Angeles Review Flash Fiction Contest, and Best of the Net Award finalist, Chavonn is also a Pushcart Prize nominee, winner of the Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose through the Loft Literary Center, and fellow through the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. As a Tin House and VONA workshop alum, Chavonn’s poetry and prose have appeared in Yemassee, the Los Angeles Review, Permafrost Magazine, and Cosmonauts Avenue. Chavonn uses art as a practice of resilience and resistance. By using and teaching poetry, writing becomes an act of healing. When not teaching with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, Chavonn’s time is spent obsessing over house plants. Topics Discussed: * Faith Forms Identity: One foot in the north, one in the deep south as a storyteller * Ancient Text: Remix, adapt, and make stories more malleable * Career Path: Cognitive science and psychology versus English and writing * Fellowships: Apply for what you want - to be on stage, reading, and writing * Poetry and Therapy: Way to help people protest and heal from trauma * People’s Hands: Words and colors capture who they are and what they do * Reclaim Language: Carve out composition space without marginalized writers * Writing Exercises: Name everything and everyone around you that is true * Book of Prayer Poems: Writing poetry is spiritual practice for well-being * What does rest look like? Meditation and resistance Links and Resources: Chavonn Williams Shen Chavonn Williams Shen on Facebook Chavonn Williams Shenn on Twitter Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop (MPWW) The Nap Ministry - Rest as Resistance Q Christian Fellowship Virtual Conference (Code: Queerology2021 for $10 off) Queerology Podcast on Instagram Queerology Podcast on Twitter Beyond Shame by Matthias Roberts Matthias Roberts on Patreon
44 min
Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
Conversations about the business of art, inside the artist studio, and plei
Understanding Perfectionism
Do you find yourself struggling with perfectionism? What do you do to turn down the volume and focus on what really matters? I’ve heard from so many of my friends and peers over the years about this topic that I decided to open it up to my Groth Studio participants. Several students were kind enough to open up about how they’ve dealt with perfectionism in the past and the strategies they used to overcome. If you are ready to wrestle back control of your life from the clutches of perfectionism - then this is the episode for you - you don’t want to miss it! Confusing perfectionism with excellence What’s so bad about perfectionism? Doesn’t a good dose of nervous paranoia help fuel you on your journey to excellence? No! Perfectionism and excellence are not the same things. Excellence is internally motivated - it causes us to reach higher, to become a forever student, and continually improve our creative process. Your baseline with excellence is that you belong at the table - you have something worthy to offer. On the other hand, perfectionism is externally motivated - it makes you always ask, “What will THEY think?” Perfectionism starts and ends with - I am not enough. When your starting point is “I am not enough” it encourages judgment of yourself and other people - it causes you to contract and shrink. Which route sounds best to you? Do you want to be constrained by what others think or do you want a more positive and healthy outlook? What are you going to do today to put you on the path that’s best for you? There’s no time like right now! Don’t let fear have control! Rember that last thing you had to do that you absolutely dreaded about? Do you remember how your muscles tensed up, your temperature rose, and your heart started beating faster? Were all that worry, stress, and fear really worth it in the end? Why are we letting fear have control over our lives? It’s time we learned how to stand up to the circumstances that life throws our way in a healthy and constructive manner. Allow yourself to slow down, acknowledge the feelings you are experiencing, and then move on. Just because you experience a wave of frustration and anger, it doesn’t mean you have to lose your temper - let the feeling come and then let it pass - you have the control! Embrace accidents and paint from a place of love The biggest casualty to the trap of perfectionism is often our artwork. Just think of all the amazing projects that never came to light because we listened to another voice - the wrong voice. I don’t want my life ruled by fear and the opinion of others - there is too much freedom out there to enjoy! Over the years, I have found that the best way to move forward is to remember that I paint from a place of love. I love myself, I love my life, and I love my art - it might sound silly but just starting with those intentions can make all the difference. What will you do to conquer the power of perfectionism in your life? Let me know what works for you! Outline of This Episode * [2:00] My introduction to today’s episode on perfectionism. * [5:00] Confusing perfectionism with excellence. * [7:30] Jenny opens up about her struggles with perfectionism. * [10:30] How fear hijacks our lives. * [13:45] Dancing with fear. * [18:15] We always have a choice. * [21:30] How confirmation bias works. * [23:30] Painting from a place of love. * [30:30] The danger of falling into the comparison trap. * [38:00] Choose the thought that moves you forward. * [41:30] Learning to embrace accidents. * [44:00] Don’t edit yourself - take your power back! Resources Mentioned on this episode * Tara Brach’s Website * Radical Acceptance - Tara Brach Connect With Antrese * On Facebook * On Pinterest * On Instagram * On Twitter
49 min
Unapologetically Sensitive
Unapologetically Sensitive
Patricia Young
095 A Highly Sensitive Therapist Talks About Feeling Invisible, & How She Views Her Anxiety After Learning She Was An HSP
TITLE A Highly Sensitive Therapist talks about Feeling Invisible, & How She Views Her Anxiety After Learning She Was An HSP GUEST Kitty McCormick, LCSW EPISODE OVERVIEW Kitty is a childhood friend who is now a therapist. We talk about the anxieties we both felt as children, but never discussed. Kitty’s father was a prominent public figure, and she was pushed into acting/auditioning as a child to help with her shyness. She also talks about some of the barriers she experienced with non-Highly Sensitive Therapists, and her desire to please. Kitty also talks about the challenges she experienced in groups (including therapy groups) being an introvert until she took the Online HSP Course. BIO Kitty McCormick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, who has avidly worked with children and families for over 20 years. She received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California, with a concentration in mental health practice with individuals, families, and groups. She has extensive experience in the Los Angeles Unified School District where she worked with at-risk children, adolescents, and young adults. In that setting, she also regularly collaborated with Child Protective Services, the County of Los Angeles Probation Department (Juvenile Services), and numerous community service agencies throughout L.A. County to assist and support clients as needed. In 2017, Kitty shifted from doing social work in public school settings to doing psychotherapy in therapeutic schools with children who have greater emotional needs. It was at that point in her career where she began private practice in the community mental health arena, which offers affordable counseling services. This year she began her own private practice. Some of Kitty’s hobbies include yoga, weekend getaways, walking in nature, being around animals, and spending quality time with her husband. PODCAST HOST Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach. She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller. Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion. She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges. Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us LINKS Kitty’s Links Website-- kittymccormicktherapy.com e-mail-- kmccormick@kittymccormicktherapy.com. Patricia’s Links HSP Online Course--https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/hsp-online-groups/ December 2020 Holiday/End of Year Groups--https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/holiday-groups/ Podcast Survey-- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-fAYIyFgVb0VHlDorfm8ZdXClCcYDlv0cSP2RXZSZY16SIQ/viewform Receive the top 10 most downloaded episodes of the podcast-- https://www.subscribepage.com/e6z6e6 Sign up for the Newsletter-- https://www.subscribepage.com/y0l7d4 To write a review in itunes: * click on this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unapologetically-sensitive/id1440433481?mt=2 * select “listen on Apple Podcasts” * chose “open in itunes” * choose “ratings and reviews” * click to rate the number of starts * click “write a review” Website--www.unapologeticallysensitive.com Facebook-- https://www.facebook.com/Unapologetically-Sensitive-2296688923985657/ Closed/Private Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/ Closed/Private Facebook group for therapists and healers-- https://www.facebook.com/groups/208565440423641/ Instagram-- https://www.instagram.com/unapologeticallysensitive/ Youtube-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOE6fodj7RBdO3Iw0NrAllg/videos?view_as=subscriber Tik Tok-- https://www.tiktok.com/@hsppodcast e-mail-- unapologeticallysensitive@gmail.com Show hashtag--#unapologeticallysensitive Shelly Aaron Productions—https://www.shellyaaron.com/ Music-- Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com
1 hr 6 min
Tea with Queen and J.
Tea with Queen and J.
Tea with Queen and J.
#273 The Janet Hubert Mixtapes
Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds talking liberation, politics, and pop-culture over tea. Drink up! On this episode… is Will Smith a whole cry baby? We dissect that warm and fuzzy Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air reunion, but also is he a whole cry baby. Then, the worst voice over you heard in your entire life, and what YOU can do about the Georgia Senate runoffs This week’s hotlist - Half & Half is a comfort jam, quality colorism convos, Janet Hubert sitcom ether, Red Table Talk, male fragility too fragility, support Indiginous women whicho coins, why we still have this election on the brain, audio black-face, how to be a co-conspirator to marginalized demographics in your industry and mad other ish... EPISODE TIMESTAMPS Libations: 2:41 Donation libations: 9:06 Affirmations: 13:04 The Fresh Prince & Janet Hubert: 16:06 Pay Black Women: 50:48 What We Doin About Georgia:55:54 The Pit:1:04:50 Tweet us while you listen! #teawithqj @teawithqj and add #podin on twitter to help others discover Tea with Queen and J. podcast! WEBSITE www.TeaWithQueenAndJ.com SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter: twitter.com/teawithqj Instagram: Instagram.com/teawithqj Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeawithQueenandJ Tumblr: teawithqueenandj.tumblr.com EMAIL & SPONSOR INQUIRIES teawithqueenandj@gmail.com DONATE www.paypal.me/teawithqj OR www.patreon.com/teawithqj Where to Donate Your Money and Time to Help Protestors: https://nyulocal.com/where-to-donate-your-money-and-time-to-help-protesters-ef2727d7a9d2 How to continue support for the End SARS movement in Nigeria https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/29/how-to-continue-support-for-the-end-sars-movement-in-nigeria-13487714/ Queen’s Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/CXV9ZDWZ3PP9?ref_=wl_share J.’s Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1NP09USMPJ0TB?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_ip_VEVWdvdDDemm Send us snail mail: Tea with Queen and J. P.O. Box 1617 229 East 85th Street New York, NY 10028 PAY BLACK WOMEN Learn more about Native Women’s Wilderness: https://www.nativewomenswilderness.org/donate NEWS THAT’S NOT NEWS Georgia Senate Runoffs: How to Help, Donate, and Vote: https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a34692385/georgia-senate-runoff-elections-donate-volunteer-vote/ NOTES AND EXTRA TEA Listen to J.’s conversation with Diamond Stylz on Marsha’s Plate podcast episode #161 Hooking The Ups: https://soundcloud.com/danella-xuc/161-hooking-the-ups-feat-j Learn more about Dr. Regina Bradley’s work: http://www.redclayscholar.com Follow Dr. Bradley on twitter @redclayscholar Read Dr. Regina Bradly’s article Da Art of Speculatin’: https://firesidefiction.com/da-art-of-speculatin This week’s hashtag: #ChroniclingStankonia This week’s closing clip features all of us mad at all of you try new sh!t on the holiday ass nakers: https://twitter.com/Miami_Babbyyy/status/1066043975713386496 This episode was created, hosted and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis Libations to our friend’s Domingo, Tokunbo, and D. Sindayiganza who help keep this show running by paying and supporting Black women. Opening song by Ohene Cornelius
1 hr 29 min
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