Black Girl from Eugene
By Ayisha Elliott
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Black Girl from Eugene May 08, 2023
Have White people evolved?
The Loss of my Dad
About Police Brutality
My Unpopular Opinions
You are not AntiRacist
Is there a Black problem?
Reflections from Costa Rica
How Diversity Equity and Inclusion DIED
Just Let it go!!
Performative Allies are in the way
The Liberal Lie
How is surviving sustainable?
What about Toxic Masculinity
No safe space at the NAACP
Scared white folx and Ukraine
2022- mental health crisis anyone?
Recognize a racist Board of Directors
This Justice system and white men
Why is exposing race to children difficult?
Obsession with White innocence - and Equity education
Black folx in Rural Oregon, y’all good!?!
The Revolution is Black Joy !
Ever see GET OUT? But this is for real!
You don’t own Black bodies- (I’m back)
PART 3, Lane Public Health, Building Inclusive spaces in the workplace
I sit down with a dynamic team of the lane County Public Health, who have built an incredible work dynamic that supports inclusivity and with that foundation have built an incredible outreach effort to People of Color to help in the efforts of vaccination for Covid 19.
What do Hawaiians have to say about Colonization of their land
Today, I was joined by Charne and Kanani of Oahu Hawaii. We speak on what it means to be Hawaiian, what colonization has done and is doing to the islands. These women are dynamic and powerful and loving and compassionate. They have solutions to coming to the island and reducing the negative impact.
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Are White business' actually ready?
This week I'm discussing white leadership choosing white defense when learning about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It is creating a barrier to the process, and actualization of inclusion. You have to chose to be vulnerable, you have to be willing to approach something new, it requires active participation by privileged people.
Historical Omissions and or Interpersonal Truth
Just some thoughts on the level of cognitive dissonance it takes to defend mass murder, genocide, or other colonizing atrocities that we are currently witnessing in our world. In the US, in Palenstine/Israel, in Colombia, in India, Brazil....
There is one common factor.
Listen in, and please feel free to leave me a comment, or a rating to help my little podcast grow....
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Creating Pro Black Spaces with multiculturalism in mind
Bridging broken relations w/ Black community
Racism is a now considered public health crisis
Historic violence on Black People in Healthcare
I am joined by Matin Allums with Lane County Public Health. He is discussing historic origins of the health care system and its ties with the Black community. The historic violence is evidence to present day hesitation in the community most affected by Covid to receive the vaccine. We explore a how health care system has routinely utilized black bodies to benefit the privileged community, and how that is now being recognized and changing for the better...
All in my Spiritual business
Joined by Mysticalhealing.guide, Rasia, we talk about history of Black people and spiritual healing. Race is a social construct, the trauma of being oppressed for centuries become a factor in our DNA. Black people historically have been disconnected from a space of healing that is naturally a part of who we are BEFORE the trauma. While we discuss this, Rasia does a LIVE TAROT reading on me !! Its a deep experience to a collective process and personally revealing to my process while doing the work of Race, Equity, and Inclusion.
What narrative do Black children have to overcome?
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What it takes to be Anti Racist.
Vanessa Fuller on FB for Black performing artists for this years Juneteenth celebration in Eugene.
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Mental Health and Purpose
Claire Synder with Black Joy Oregon joins me to discuss Mental Health and to understand Anti Racism as a process, trauma leading to purpose! The process of unlearning is also traumatic and this process of deconstructing racism weighs heavily on mental health for both white and BIPOC communities. The conversation is truly organic, we didn't meet prior to discuss, and is genuinely beautiful to hear.
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Young Black and Gifted...in Eugene
TOKENISM, The inside scoop
Today, my guest Siobhan Cancel and I spoke on Tokenism. The truth around deconstructing systems of oppression for all of us, and the damage it does, the trauma. Although the conversation is light hearted, the subject is all too common and is a true barrier to inclusivity. Take a listen and let us know what you think!Learn more about my guest and her Diversity and Inclusion work here: www.siobhansolutions.com IF YOU ARE ENJOYING AND LEARNING FROM THE PODCAST, PLEASE consider becoming a PATREON:
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Interracial Lovin', Valentines Day edition
I'm joined by Chef Andre Royal, a published author of a 2 childrens books.(see below) The founder of the first Blackled and created timed run event to benefit a cause in the city of Eugene, The Suddenly Sleep Sleepwalk! Please see links below to support!
Our discussion covers our lived experience in interracial relationships, the joys and the lows, the perceptions and the misperceptions, preferences or none, we had a good time...There's even a love letter involved..written by Kokayi Nokashere. Join us!!
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Working in White Spaces
What not to do and do in Black History Month
Black History is 365 days, first of all. I invite everyone to look at Black History Month a little differently- Lets deconstruct the white narrative in it, and make it authentic for each of us! Check it out...
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Purity Politics, Cancel Culture, and some side eye
I am joined by Black Joy Oregon's founder Julianne Jackson who delivers insight, facts and some laughs.. We are telling our truth as openly as we can, this conversations covers the reality of changing a whole system, and if we can see ourselves without one, what develops next; how and for whom? Steps are necessary before leaps are taken...
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This episode discusses how we as a collective can ready ourselves for the truth of the future. To encourage realization of our personal connection to white supremacy, authenticity and how we can show up for this new society we are fighting for. Vulnerability isn't easy for most people, and for the growth this transformation is creating, it's the only way we can grow something NEW.
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White supremacy vs. white privilege
All about this insurrection. It is vital that we name what happened on January 6th, it is ESSENTIAL that we do not allow history to code this horrific display of white privilege that killed 5 of their own, as an act derived and created because of one man. It is simply not true, and we need the people responsible: white people, to create a real response to their witnessing of white privilege, was this what you imagined? Now that the FBI decided their congress people could die for the rights of white supremacy nationwide, does that bring awareness to how this idea benefits every white person?
Please listen in...
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addressing a white mans fear of "Black dominance" in a FB post
I am joined by Leann Ashley who was confronted with a flaming racist on FB. She sent me the exchange and I had to address it. This man's delusions include "white people should not be dominated in our land" to "we invented the modern world" to "If it wasn't for us, THEY would be living in squalor" . I read his post several times to make sure we all understand the level of fear he is coming from. However, on a more critical analysis of his statements, how much of what he is saying is TANGIBLE evidence of the oppression BIPOC people have been stating all along. How much of what he is saying is just a description.....Join us!!
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Who says Passing as White is a good thing?
Maisie Lin is my guest, she has a son who is passing as white. I am very fair skinned, and have been told that could "pass" . What does passing mean when you are ProBlack, or have a passing child and you don't how do you explain the difference? Is it actually beneficial for the child? Is there guilt from relief of fear.....JOIN US, we will walk through it!!
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Capitalism and Racism
Please join myself and Julianne Jackson, FOUNDER of Black Joy Oregon, in discussing the intricate relationship of Racism and Capitalism in the history and current direction of this country; how it shows up in our everyday lives. It was an hour and a half of straight fire!!
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Black dead bodies in the streets of Oregon
Kokayi Nosakhere, community builder, author and historian in Southern Oregon= Ashland, Medford/ Oregon joins me to discuss the realities around Aiden Ellisons murder (2 weeks ago, by a 47 yo white man-over loud music) as well as Michael Ewell, a black vet (38) that was found shot on Southern Oregon Universities campus late this summer that was swept under the rug by the campus and the Ashland Police Department. As BIPoC leaders, community members, families try to put together the tragic details of each death the community is reeling in trauma. very little, if any reliable information or grievance by the city, the journalist, or the university has been expressed, which leaves us with only the writing on the wall around racial injustice in Oregon as a whole. Join us, to hear how the community is healing and the go fund me for Aidens family is listed. I still am unable to locate a go fund me link for Michael Ewell's mother.
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White media, Black bodies
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Forgive and Forget, The demands of my people
To forgive and forget is a demand on black people without the work of white folks. Its a complicated idea in intimate relationships, and even bigger on a society level. I explore a little of both and give some food for thought, and a challenge of investment.
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Can Racism be considered a Mental Illness? I say sure
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Can we say Black Women?? Relief without Joy
I invite two guest with me to discuss the Elections of 2020. How, as black women, do we see the progress made when Kamala Harris was selected as Vice President. Please listen in. We went over time, because it was a subject we all felt so passionate about...2 hours!! Join us !!
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Mental Health and the US election
I'm giving my thoughts on mental health wellness, boundaries and how to make it Wednesday of this week! Please join me for a moment if you're feeling the least bit anxious or wound up around this US elections.
Representation Matters, controversy
Black folks mental health moving towards election
Everyone is feeling this heaviness that is surrounding us. We are doing our best to work through it and make it to the other side. My guest and I have a great conversation around how microaggressions are adding up in ways that are some what expected and not so expected. PTSD is a reality for most black people in America, conscious or not. Join us in hearing some intimate stories about coping and moving through as together as we can be.
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Fuck Christopher Columbus
So. Monday is Indigenous Day, previously Christopher Columbus Day and I'm encouraging us to move on from the controversy. It is time for us to stop arguing about the validity of BIPOC trauma at the hands of colonization. I have a meme on IG that has lead to some ignorant comments that I just had to address...join me won't you!!
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Me and a Trump Supporter, on a plane, for 5 hours.
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On Purpose, Black women lead.
In a time of pain, fear and crisis we look for leadership. We look for something or someone to talk to us about where to go, how to be. Black women are notoriously labeled as strong. In times like these, LISTEN to strong black women. We have lived through this trauma and have resolved societies hatred for us into grace, candor, strength and resilience. If you're looking for leadership, we have been here thriving. I invite you to explore and reassess your very own strength to thrive in this incredible hard moments in time. Each person has PURPOSE, I explore how collectively our impact is and can be felt for generations......Join me.
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What made us devalue Blackness?
US is under attack, heavy week
Censored because I’m Black, literally.
What you didn’t know about growing up Black!
Racism has love? Whats Love got to do with it!?!?!?
Joined by Marcus Holloway, aka m5!! We discuss why the fear and need to hold onto things we don't understand can hinder us from growth and ultimately love. We talk personal journey, ask the question what if racial inequity was just a lack of love or a misuse of an idea of love. How do you recognize healthy love and love that is conditioned, like racism. Racism has love?? depends on who you ask.
Intersectionality -Black,disabled,gay, a woman...and activist
Black Hustle and White Hustle Money over People
My guest Vanessa Fuller, a black business owner here in Eugene, and I talk about how this pandemic disproportionally effects the black community, the STRESS, and returning to school during a Pandemic. It feels a lot like Money over People, and in order to thrive we believe we need to have a different conversation....Listen in...
white Apology vs. Absolution
A week ago my daughter and I came across a store owner and a homeless man. The homeless man was mentally unstable and the store owner and her employee was threatening calling the police. She had already called and was waiting on the phone. The verbally abusive man was there all of 2 minutes. He had gone. My daughter, 16, having witnessed the whole thing, asks the woman not to call the cops but to call Cahoots. A crisis response team we have here in Eugene that are a trained group of medics, nurses, volunteers who respond to these types of crisis' INSTEAD of the cops. They are non violent and are an alternative to the cops. The woman refused. This of course prompted my daughter to get me, which I then approached the woman and again asked her to reconsider her actions. She still refused. When the cops arrived, l left. I then posted a 5 minute video, you can see on Facebook now, and soon on YouTube stating the situation. When the video reached over a few thousand views, the store owner thought sheh should state something as well. After a couple hundred comments, she reached out to me to "discuss" what happened. ...... I refused, this podcast tells you why. It wasn't until later that night, I realized what a fateful day it was, a 5 year anniversary....listen in...
When you’re Black, raised by white folks and you’re in this movement!
The aftermath of Eugene's Juneteenth Celebration
Eugene Juneteenth's celebration was the largest to date. It was organized in 10 days by 6 women and one man. It was impressive and well done...but like anything black folks do, there was backlash and questionable actions...we are here to discuss it all...
Police in school and discrimination in Education
Dr. Adaurennaya C. Onyewuenyi joins me to discuss the trauma around police in schools, the discrimination the education system is designed to uphold, as well as directions that real solutions could develop from. Everyone has work to do in recognizing white supremacy and how we work with it to uphold the decimation of our children's quality in education.
Are Black people really invisible?
ALSO, I say in the end of this episode that I am joining my brother on his podcast, and I said the title of his podcast wrong, FOR SHAME!! The podcast is called the Power of Ideas...and here is the link: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-power-of-ideas/id1507614282?i=1000477084863
Mallory, Stormie and myself are back together in person and it's oh so good!! We discuss the sensationalized death of Black men and the cascade of white tears that come after. The impact this has on the black community, and the actions needed to gain trust. It's lively, hilarious and insightful. This episode is a free flowing, and was recorded previously on Facebook live.
Black women White Partners
Love is love. Black women and white partners require a level of self awareness that dives further into white supremacy than most people are willing to address unless faced with circumstances that require it. When desire and curiosity make authenticity questionable, you are treading on victimizing. We talk about black women and white partners and what it takes to bridge that gap, and have truly WHOLE, healthy and authentic relationships
White Woman raising black children pt 2
Part 2 I'm joined by Mallory and Stormie (briefly) to discuss being Bi-racial, black and white and feeling uncomfortable in Black Spaces. Mallory being bi-racial herself dives into her perception of the experience, while we discuss the necessity of self exploration, rejection of white normative behaviors and expectations, and the difficult road to self acceptance.
White woman raising black children- PT1
In 1992 my parents decided to move from Oregon to Costa Rica, yes. Central America. They thought we should drive!! Myself, my sister, my parents and my dog gathered in our car and away we went....Please enjoy the pretty funny perspective of two young teenagers heading off to another country and the adventure that ensued!!
Disproportionality of Black Death due to Covid
My guest and I talk about the disproportionality of black death and give some solutions to how we as a great collective can make our new future one that is actually inclusive.
Covid, It's in the Stars
While in quarantine, we are all flexing our hobbies, and things that relax us, inbetween the bouts of when we are stressing, This episode is with Sociologist Ian Waller, who practices Astrology as I do. We are talking about the predictive nature of Astrology and what and how it is showing up around this Virus, for the next year.
Casual convo...Corona Virus making us closer or further apart, What are we doing?
Me and my girls, Nell and Stormie get together for the first time since being quarantined to check in, chat about what the hell has been going on...the big transformation...is this helping? Is this hurting? What can we do, what are we doing??? a little bit on even where the show should go from here.....Join us
Can White and Black folks be authentic friends? PT 2
Can Black and white folks be authentic friends??
White folks in Black Spaces PT2
White guilt, spiritual denial
PNW saved a Blackman ?
White folks in Black Spaces
Oh no they didn’t !! I was snubbed.
Code switch, are you black enough?
Reparations, historic roots through music and self love
Misconception of Black hair pt1 with Emma
Conversation with White People with IC Bailey
My thoughts, on a sad night
Ugly Truth of Transformation
Micro-aggressions, Mental Health and the holidays
Please stay tuned for information around Help lines and resources if a Mental Health crisis does occur or if you or anyone you know may need help.
Black hip and Black Culture contrast
The scoop on Lyft
Privilege or Fragility? Go!
Only black kid in class PT 2
Only Black Kid in class PT 1
Educational disparity: Black and brown children are not given the same support, encouragement or resources to go to college, this is a fact. My guest is a college recruiter and a woman of color, who discusses experiences of discrimination and what she has done to overcome. Additionally adds information on what colleges are actually looking for when our children to apply. This is part 1.
Family you're Born to vs. chosen family
My brother, Ian Waller, whom I was not raised with and I, talk about the family you're born to, and the family you choose along the way, It is a sensitive subject for some, and an uplifting for others. Take a peek into our family journey and growth.