Sinopsis

This is a podcast where we will talk to people who do different types of work and see what we can learn from them!

Episodios

  • Ep. 217: Audio Engineer Cato Zane

    Ep. 217: Audio Engineer Cato Zane

    12/08/2018 Duración: 28min

    On our last episode of Season 2, we’re joined by a very special guest: our very own audio engineer, Cato Zane! As Cato has had the pleasure of listening to all our episodes, she’s the perfect candidate to help us reflect and sign off on another great season. Cato gives us some insight on her life as a female audio engineer and dealing with sexism in a male-dominated career. She also tells us about her work with Playing for Change and Music for Peace San Diego. For her, choosing gigs that align with her personal/political interests, like working with inner-city kids, is her own form of self-care. Cato also gives her own unique take on navigating cultural appropriation and the history of “whiteness.” She recounts her journey on finding out she has native lineage and the confusion that arises for many white-passing people. For her native relatives, assuming white culture serves as a way to evade oppression You can check out Cato on her website and on Twitter. She’s also got a Youtube channel where she gives her

  • Ep. 216, Part 1 on Gun Violence: Maj Toure of Black Guns Matter

    Ep. 216, Part 1 on Gun Violence: Maj Toure of Black Guns Matter

    05/08/2018 Duración: 28min

    On Part I of our two-part episode on gun violence, we’re speaking to Maj Toure, Chicago youth educator and founder of Black Guns Matter. Maj believes that communities of color should bear arms as a form of self-defense against oppressive forces. He also informs us on the racist history of gun control, mass incarceration, and bias within law enforcement. He uses his organization to give young people an understanding and responsibility for the tool so they know how to safely resolve conflicts and protect themselves. Black Guns Matter provides gun safety education and resources to students in urban areas as a way to support community relations. But Maj also sees the value in individual self-care. He asserts that having a gun is similar to self-care as they both require discipline and habitual training. To him, we can only sustain safe and healthy communities by supporting these individual acts and creating spaces where young people can feel seen and heard. You can learn more about Black Guns Matter on their Twit

  • Ep. 216, Part 2 on Gun Violence: Mike Martin of RAWTools

    Ep. 216, Part 2 on Gun Violence: Mike Martin of RAWTools

    05/08/2018 Duración: 27min

    On Part II of our two-part episode on gun violence, we’re talking to Mike Martin, the founder and executive director of RAWTools. RAWTools is an organization based in Colorado that focuses on restorative justice and conflict mediation. Mike uses non-violence education and community development to combat gun violence and keep communities safe. A former youth pastor turned blacksmith, Mike is on a mission to turn destruction into creation with Swords to Plows. Through this program, you can send your guns to RAWTools and they will turn it into gardening tools or art pieces. Mike shares his perspective on community care, combating toxic masculinity, and using faith as a guide for peaceful conflict resolutions. He also unpacks his own privilege and how he’s come to learn about self-care from gun violence survivors. You can learn more about RAWTools on their website and on Twitter. As always, you can find this episode and much more on our Twitter and Instagram at @SelfCareSundays and on Facebook at @SelfCareSundays

  • Ep. 215: STEM Educator Canissa Grant

    Ep. 215: STEM Educator Canissa Grant

    29/07/2018 Duración: 27min

    On this episode, we’re talking to Canissa Grant, a science educator based in Avon, Connecticut. With experience as both a private and public school teacher, she shed a light on some of the disparities in curriculum and expectations. She also calls for a heightened sense of transparency and inclusivity in STEM classes, especially for students with disabilities. Teaching through a social justice lens, she aims to give her students a well-rounded and transformative learning experience. Canissa also tells us some of her struggles as a black woman in an all-boys high school and why that makes self-care all the more important. In these situations, it is likely that teachers of color experience burnout at much higher rates because they are expected to share their expertise on racial issues at the drop of a hat. But to Canissa, going the extra mile to build a sense of familiarity and community in her classes is always worth it. Although Canissa’s not a huge fan of social media, you can buy her biology and chemistry l

  • Ep. 214: Founder of Reboot America and Director of Community at Lesbians Who Tech Angie Coleman

    Ep. 214: Founder of Reboot America and Director of Community at Lesbians Who Tech Angie Coleman

    22/07/2018 Duración: 32min

    Angie Coleman joins us on the show to tell us how to put the self back in self-care! The tech aficionado is the founder of Reboot America and the Director of Community at Lesbians Who Tech. She joins us on the show to talk about reaching health goals, disconnecting once in a while, and relying on your team to pick up extra work while you’re away on vacation. Angie also unpacks how she approaches self-care, particularly by way of creating challenges for herself. She argues that our fast-paced culture makes us feel bad for taking care of ourselves. Self-care then becomes a competition, not just with ourselves, but with our peers on social media. Want to hear more from Angie? You can connect with her on Instagram and Twitter. If you want to keep up with more of her projects, be sure to check out her website and follow the Lesbians Who Tech on Twitter and Instagram. As always, you can find this episode and much more on our Twitter and Instagram at @SelfCareSundays and on Facebook at @SelfCareSundaysPodcast. This

  • Ep. 213: Progressive Political Analyst Jehmu Greene

    Ep. 213: Progressive Political Analyst Jehmu Greene

    15/07/2018 Duración: 25min

    On this episode, we’re talking with Jehmu Greene, a Democratic strategist, Fox News contributor, Board Chair of Vote Run Lead, and former candidate for DNC Chair. Jehmu shares how she came about cultivating self-care habits while battling exhaustion on the road with Rock The Vote. For her, the decision to make space for things outside of work was life or death. We talk to Jehmu about her civic engagement with VoteRunLead, keeping her cool during heated discussions on Fox News, and taking charge of your media consumption. She also unpacks the “angry black woman” stereotype as a black woman in media. Although she’s not online very often, you can still find Jehmu on both Facebook and Twitter. As always, you can find this episode and much more on our Twitter and Instagram at @SelfCareSundays and on Facebook at @SelfCareSundaysPodcast. This episode can also be found on Spotify, GooglePlay and RadioPublic. The transcription for this episode is available here.

  • Ep. 212: Artist, Activist, and Youth Mentor Maxwell Emcays

    Ep. 212: Artist, Activist, and Youth Mentor Maxwell Emcays

    08/07/2018 Duración: 32min

    On this episode, we’re talking to Chicago-based artist and activist, Maxwell Emcays. Maxwell got his start with t-shirt design and eventually made a name for himself with Never Forget Chi, a project that aims to memorialize the lost lives of young Chicago residents who are often forgotten in the world of fast-paced media consumption. We talk to Maxwell about his work as a youth mentor and his goals to teach kids in underserved areas to value themselves and overcome the hardships they face. In this way, Maxwell strikes a balance between his own self-care regimen and his passion for community care. Maxwell recounts how he developed his artistic identity as a child of immigrants, considering the meaning of “toughness” in masculinity. He also sheds a light on artistic classifications such as “fine” and “low” art and the hidden prejudice within these words. You can find more from Maxwell on his website and be sure to check out Never Forget Chi on Facebook! As always, you can find this episode and much more on our

  • Ep. 211: Editorial Director at Girlboss Jerico Mandybur

    Ep. 211: Editorial Director at Girlboss Jerico Mandybur

    01/07/2018 Duración: 31min

    Jerico Mandybur is a culture writer and editorial director at GirlBoss. She’s also the host of Self Service, a weekly podcast on a mission to empower women through tarot and astrology. On this episode, we talk to Jerico about some of her favorite cosmic forms of self-care, astrology’s newfound trendiness, and finding a sense of community in spirituality. She also sheds a light on her struggles as a woman in media and taking pride in her beliefs in the workplace. As a native Australian, Jerico also provides some perspective on the differences between American and Australian work culture, generational gaps in self-care literacy, and striking a balance between work and relaxation. You can keep up with GirlBoss on their Twitter and be sure to tune in with Jerico on her own podcast, Self Service. You can also connect with her on Twitter and on Instagram. As always, you can find this episode and much more on our social media @SelfCareSundays. Have you found us on Spotify yet? All episodes of Season 2 can be found

  • Ep. 210: Founder of Rooted Bodywork Massage Services Carla Gaskins-Nathan

    Ep. 210: Founder of Rooted Bodywork Massage Services Carla Gaskins-Nathan

    24/06/2018 Duración: 38min

    Carla Gaskins-Nathan (she/they) is a licensed massage therapist and owner of Rooted Bodywork based in New York. As a queer person of color, Carla’s work places an emphasis on self-care for people of all backgrounds, body types, and gender identities. As this is Carla’s second time on the show, we touch on some topics we weren’t able to address back in 2017 and expand upon some of their views on Eastern medicine, spirituality, and religious self-care practices. This time, Carla unpacks their ideas on self-soothing, cultural alienation, and the difficulty of setting boundaries with others as a gender non-conforming person. The transcription for Carla's episode can be found here.  You can schedule an appointment with Carla on the Rooted Bodywork website. You can also connect with Carla on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Episode: 117, Carla’s first time on the show can be found anywhere Self Care Sundays is streaming. As always, you can find this episode and much more on our social media @SelfCareSundays. Did

  • Ep. 209: Bitch Media Editor-In-Chief Evette Dionne

    Ep. 209: Bitch Media Editor-In-Chief Evette Dionne

    17/06/2018 Duración: 34min

    On this episode, we’re talking to the editor-in-chief of Bitch Media, Evette Dionne. Evette offers some insight on a topic even we struggle with: preserving your mental health while navigating news media and pop culture. As a black feminist and writer, Evette helps us define black and intersectional feminism and how it differs from feminism through the white lens. She also sheds a light on her experience as a former HBCU student, the good, the not so good, and how attending an HBCU be a form of community care. She also offers some guidance on how to manage that relationship with your problematic favorites. In her opinion, we must focus on the person being called out just as much as we focus on the agendas of the outlets doing that calling out. Are mainstream journalists educated and experienced enough to handle intersectional news reporting? Be sure to keep up with Bitch Media on their social media. Their podcast can be found here: Propoganda BackTalk. You can also connect with Evette (@freeblackgirl) on Ins

  • Ep. 208: Comedian and Community Religious Leader Jay Malsky

    Ep. 208: Comedian and Community Religious Leader Jay Malsky

    10/06/2018 Duración: 34min

    How does one navigate Catholicism as a gay congregant? Can drag be a form of self care? Both of these questions and more will be answered in this episode with our guest, Jay Malsky, who is a New York comedian, drag queen and also a devout practicing Catholic. On this episode, we will explore how Jay has handled being both gay and Catholic and how this has been a positive experience in his life and influence his self-care habits. In addition, Jay will also discuss how being a drag queen has helped him feel comfortable in his own skin and form his own identity. Jay dissects the complex relationship between sexual orientation and religion. He then offers listeners a unique take on drag and how it serves as a form of self expression for him and others. If you want to learn more about Jay or check out some of his performances, go to jaymalsky.com! And as always, you can find this episode and more about self-care at @SelfCareSunday on Twitter and Self Care Sunday’s Podcast on Facebook. The transcription for this ep

  • Ep. 207: lauren Ornelas of the Food Empowerment Project

    Ep. 207: lauren Ornelas of the Food Empowerment Project

    03/06/2018 Duración: 33min

    Can veganism be a form of self care? Is a cruelty-free lifestyle a right or a privilege? On this episode, we’ll unpack these issues with lauren Ornelas, Founder and Executive Director of “Food Empowerment Project,” an organization on a mission to make vegan food more accessible in low-income areas and communities of color. But cruelty-free eating doesn’t stop with animals. The organization also has a focus on fair conditions for produce workers both here and abroad. In this way, lauren posits, respecting the planet and the workers that produce our food is a form a self-care. lauren helps us dismantle some common misconceptions regarding vegan living and white privilege. She also explains how her organization aims to combat the oppressive systems impacting food accessibility. You can connect with Food Empowerment Project on their Website, on Facebook and on Twitter. As always, you can find this episode and much more on our social media @SelfCareSundays. The transcription for this episode can be found here. 

  • Ep. 206: Miss Rizos Founder Carolina Contreras

    Ep. 206: Miss Rizos Founder Carolina Contreras

    27/05/2018 Duración: 39min

    Welcome Carolina Contreras, joining us from the Dominican Republic! Carolina, also known as “Miss Rizos,” or “Miss Curls,” is an Afro-Latina beauty blogger and entrepreneur who founded Miss Rizos salon. This episode features an examination of communal self-care. Carolina begins discussing how her upbringing as a Dominican-American in Massachusetts shaped her modern understanding of belonging. She then transitions into her experiences with relaxed hair, shaving it, and deciding to fully embrace her natural curls. Having moved from the States to the DR about nine years ago, Carolina also gives listeners a lesson on the colonial history of the DR that shapes contemporary anti-Blackness and Eurocentric beauty standards. Find more from Carolina on Instagram at @miss_rizos and on Facebook as Miss Rizos. Find us on Twitter at @SelfCareSundays and on Facebook at Self Care Sunday’s Podcast.

  • Ep. 205, Part 2: Kaytlin Bailey and Sex Work

    Ep. 205, Part 2: Kaytlin Bailey and Sex Work

    20/05/2018 Duración: 40min

    Welcome to a special two-part episode about sex work! We’re speaking with former sex worker and comedienne Kaytlin Bailey today. In Part 1, Kaytlin gave us a "Sex Work 101." We recommend listening to that episode first if you're unfamiliar with sex work.  Now in Part 2, we dive into the discussion of sex work and self-care. Kaytlin describes the emotional labor of sex work and draws parallels between it and therapy. She also contrasts sex work to other professions such as waitressing, noting she has more control in sex work than a chaotic restaurant environment. We consider race and privilege in sex work and end with a look at the historical vilification of sex workers. Find more from Kaytlin on her podcast “The Oldest Profession” and on Twitter and Instagram at @kaytlinbailey. Find more from us on Twitter at @SelfCareSundays and on Facebook as Self Care Sunday's Podcast. The transcription for Part 2 is available here.  

  • Ep. 205, Part 1: Kaytlin Bailey and Sex Work

    Ep. 205, Part 1: Kaytlin Bailey and Sex Work

    20/05/2018 Duración: 19min

    Welcome to a special two-part episode about sex work! We’re speaking with former sex worker and comedienne Kaytlin Bailey today. This is Part 1, a “Sex Work 101” for audience members who may be unfamiliar with sex work. We discuss the narratives that surround sex work, the terminology of sex work, labor exploitation, and modern legislation impacting the sex industry. Part 2, more closely examining sex work and self-care, is also available now everywhere Self Care Sunday's is streaming. Find more from Kaytlin on her podcast “The Oldest Profession” and on Twitter and Instagram at @kaytlinbailey. Find us on Twitter @SelfCareSundays and on Facebook as Self Care Sunday's Podcast. The transcription for Part 1 is available here. 

  • Ep. 204: Bushra Amiwala, Candidate for Cook County Board of Commissioners

    Ep. 204: Bushra Amiwala, Candidate for Cook County Board of Commissioners

    13/05/2018 Duración: 36min

    Welcome Bushra Amiwala for Episode 4! Bushra is a 20-year-old Chicago-based college student who ran for Cook County Board of Commissioners. On her episode, Aditi and Bushra share their experiences with self-care growing up as girls in South Asian households. Bushra dives into her experience as a young woman of color running for office, noting how her outfits, hijab (headscarf), and skin were subject to frequent scrutiny from the public. She continues with a discussion of who has the privilege of being taken seriously. Bushra finally considers how community played a role during her candidacy and how that has informed her feelings about running for office again. Find Bushra on Twitter at @Amiwala2018 and on Facebook as Bushra Amiwala.

  • Episode 203: Travel Journalist Nneka Okona

    Episode 203: Travel Journalist Nneka Okona

    06/05/2018 Duración: 40min

    Today we speak with travel journalist Nneka Okona, joining us from Colombia! We begin with a look at the life of a travel blogger. Nneka describes the “white gaze” she encounters in travel in her pursuit of documenting the global iterations of blackness through her work. We then discuss her identity as a Nigerian-American and how food offers a lens through which we can understand identity. Though her roots are in travel writing, she notes she has considered writing about grief as a form of self-care to cope with loss. Nneka concludes attesting to the power of one’s “internal voice” and how productivity levels change when its tone shifts from aggressive to gentle.  Find Nneka on Twitter and Instagram @afrosypaella. Find us on Twitter @SelfCareSundays and on Facebook as Self Care Sundays Podcast.  The transcription for this episode is available here.

  • Episode 202: Paralympics Rower Andrew Johnson

    Episode 202: Paralympics' Rower Andrew Johnson

    29/04/2018 Duración: 34min

    We welcome Paralympian Andrew Johnson for our second episode of Season 2! Andrew is a professional rower navigating the sport as a blind athlete. In our conversation, we explore how competition and exercise are forms of self-care. Andrew also considers race, privilege, and intersectionality throughout the show, discussing how he understands his whiteness though physically unable to see skin color. Beyond rowing, Andrew ends attesting to the power of music as we chat about his work as a DJ. Find Andrew on Twitter at @akjrow and on Soundcloud as DJ Eyeronic. Find us on Twitter @SelfCareSundays and on Facebook as Self Care Sunday’s Podcast.  The transcription for this episode is available here. Our show is possible because the generosity of our listeners! Please consider becoming a patron on Patreon (Patreon.com/SelfCareSundays).    

  • Episode 201: Kat Calvin of SpreadTheVote

    Episode 201: Kat Calvin of SpreadTheVote

    22/04/2018 Duración: 31min

    We welcome Kat Calvin, Founder of SpreadTheVote, on our first episode of Season 2! In this episode, Kat shares how life on the road as a non-profit founder informs her self-care practices and conceptions of boundaries. From Instagram to “Stickk,” she sheds light on how apps and social media contribute to self-discipline and self-accountability. She shares her take on the more physical components of self-care in her discussion of sports and veganism. She ends with lessons from her mother about life as a black woman and reflects on the privileges being a single woman entails. Find Kat on Twitter and Instagram @KatCalvinLA, and follow us on Twitter @SelfCareSundays, Facebook.com/SelfCareSundaysPodcast, and on our website (https://www.selfcaresundayspodcast.com). At Self Care Sunday's, we strive to make our content accessible to everyone. A transcription of this episode is available here. Our show is possible because the generosity of our listeners! Please consider becoming a patron on Patreon (Patreon.com/SelfC

  • Season 2 teaser!

    Season 2 teaser!

    30/01/2018 Duración: 02min

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