The Intersection presented by Intersectional Group
By Intersectional Group
The Intersection presented by Intersectional GroupDec 05, 2023
Intersectionality, Liberatory Design, Restorative Process, and Wellness, with Yeruwelle de Rouen
This is a deep one. As well as a compassionate one. Yeruwelle de Rouen, founder and CEO of Intersectional Innovations, joins Rihana and Zhou, talks about her understanding and practice of Intersectionality, Liberatory Design, Restorative Process, and Wellness. Listen from the beginning to the end, it is a very educational conversation on systemic issues through the lens of intersectionality. Connect with Yeruwelle, visit https://www.intersectionalinnovations.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/yeruwellederouen/
Community Building, Brunch, Vulnerability, Laughter, and Love, with Mujidat Saaka
Rihana returns to the program and joins Zhou to speak with Mujidat Saaka, a community builder who's fostered a community within just one year in Portland. In this conversation, Mujidat shares her experiences of Brunch in Houston and Brunch in Portland, her commitment to building communities, and her practice of vulnerability and love. (also, Zhou risks getting cancelled by Portland in this episode). To connect with Mujidat: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mujidat-saaka-5a4a401a9/
Civic Engagement, Children's Books, Responsible AI, and Voting, with Lindsey Washburn
Lindsey Washburn is an advocate for civic engagement and an author of children's books that teach kids (and their parents) about civic engagement. In this conversation, Zhou learns about local government, responsible AI, voting (VOTE!), and how do we raise the next generation to be good citizens. Learn more about Lindsey's work, visit https://www.knowyourlocalgov.org/
Food, Heritage, Business, and Community, with Bonnie Morales, Co Owner of Kachka
Kachka is a well known restaurant in Portland, Oregon. Zhou talks with the the executive chef and co owner, Bonnie Morales, about food, heritage, running a business in uncertain times, eliminating tips and providing everyone a liveable wage and health insurance, taking care of employees and family, the hit TV show The Bear, and Kachka's famous horseradish vodka. Find Kachka in Portland: https://www.kachkapdx.com/
A gentle and insightful conversation with Kim Levan, Self-Compassion Coach
Who are our worst critics? How do we treat our friends and how do we treat ourselves? What do climate justice, feminism, rest and relax, and self-compassion have to do with each other? In this gentle, kind, and insightful conversation, Zhou and Rihana learn about self-compassion from Kim Levan, a mindfulness and self-compassion coach. Find Kim Levan and her work on https://www.portlandselfcompassion.com/teachers and https://www.pausemeditation.org/msc
A deep and hilarious conversation with Day Bibb, Founder and CEO of Helen Rose Skincare
In this lighthearted, funny, yet deep conversation with Day Bibb, Founder and CEO of Helen Rose Skincare, Zhou and guest host Rihana Mungin learn about skincare for extremely sensitive skin, Black women in business (where is the funding y'all!?), self-love and mental wellness, money (honey), and more. Tune in, subscribe, and listen to The Intersection wherever you go.
Website for Helen Rose Skincare: https://helenroseco.com/ (buy buy buy you gonna love it!)
Instagram for Helen Rose Skincare: http://instagram.com/helenroseskincare (follow, engage, share)
Introducing: The Intersection
Hello everyone, your host Zhou Fang here. I am excited to announce that our podcast program has a new identity: The Intersection, presented by Intersectional Group. The new program will continue to explore our collective journey on intersectionality, identity, and growth. We talk to folks who have a story to tell and wisdom to share. You can find all the previous episodes here and in the show notes. Please subscribe, stay up to date, and leave a review. On to The Intersection. Thank you.
Billionaires have an astrologer! | Maryanna Aster and Liz Vargas on Astrology and Spirituality
Not the usual astrology and spirituality content you typically come across. Maryanna Aster and Liz Vargas join Zhou and Dee to share their experiences and philosophies on astrology and spirituality. Fun and inspiring.
We travel in order to go home | Zhou and Dee on (reentry) culture experience
Zhou visited her home country China in March and April 2023 for the first time since 2016. In this episode, Zhou and Dee talk about Zhou's reentry experience. Dee also shares her experience living in China and Taiwan in 2019.
I had to create my own dream job | Sarah Williams and Kathryn Latham on solo female entrepreneurship
I see myself as nonbinary. I'm not asking for permission | Kjell van Zoen on who they are, what they do, and how they got there.
In this episode, our friend and colleague Kjell van Zoen (DEIB & equitable operations coach, facilitator, educator, speaker, and culture nerd) shares their journey to finding out who they really are, and loving it. Learn about Kjell's work.
I'm here to give, not to take | Jorge Gallegos and Stefanie Loebach on immigration, lgbtq+ identity, and allyship
We're all about the intersections on From the Roundabout. On this episode, our guests Stefanie Loebach and Jorge Gallegos discuss immigration in connection with queer identity, politics, and allyship. Find Jorge on Instagram @manchic and Stephanie on LinkedIn. Episode transcript: http://bit.ly/3ZQjg50
A quick (belated) update from Dee & Zhou
We're still here, friends. Here's a quick update on what's going on for Dee and in turn, the show. Stay tuned for more episodes once Dee gets off her arse and finishes editing them.
Thank gawd for our therapists. Also, where we think you should go in Portland | Dee and Zhou's 2022 in review
It has been a pivotal year for Dee and Zhou. They not only started a podcast called From the Roundabout together, they also went on different adventures on their own. What have they learned? As Portlanders who are not from Portland, what do they like about the city? What do their dogs WiFi and Henry like about the city and the people in it? What did they joke about? What do they look forward to in 2013? Listen to this episode and find out.
Their super official best-of categories: Food carts, restaurants, date spots, hikes, healthy go-to, fav place for peace and quiet, Wifi and Henry’s fav dog-friendly places, and best community experience
Disclaimer: Dee and Zhou did not receive any compensation from the small (or large) businesses mentioned in this conversation.
Don't make comments about my body | Alysha and Ahlam on plus-size body positivity and representation
Alysha and Ahlam are fierce advocates for body positivity on- and off-campus in Portland, Oregon. In this episode, Alysha, Ahlam, Dee, and Zhou discuss complexities around body image, self-love, beauty standards, media representations of plus-size women, and social media’s role in young people’s views on body and beauty. To follow Alysha and Ahlam’s journeys, find them on Instagram: @alyyshaaa and @ahlam.jpeg. Transcript: http://bit.ly/3VvOM5W
We don't all fit into one archetype | Tong Zhang on leadership, motherhood, and Chinese American/Asian American identity
Tong Zhang, a Portland-based executive director in the STEM and equity field, talks with Dee and Zhou about leadership as a Chinese American/Asian American woman, raising multi-ethnic children, and her journey exploring her identities and finding her voice. Transcript: http://bit.ly/3EH53P5
Introducing From the Roundabout!
Clarification: the name of our show is From the Roundabout. Not “hello from the roundabout”. This was a mistake made by Zhou. Clearly, she got carried away by the excitement.
In this episode, co-hosts Dee and Zhou kick off From the Roundabout. They introduce themselves and talk about their current roundabouts - what they are, and why. Additionally, they talk about their lives as dog parents, as well as their jaded, sometimes hilarious, dating lives. Dogs and dating are a staple of this show.