gender

The Real Talk Project and Gender Justice With Amreen Karmali

Today, I talk to educator Amreen Karmali about the power of education and founding The Real Talk Project. Amreen and I mostly discuss gender justice, allyship, intersectionality, and approaching difficulty with creativity and love. We also ponder ideas of shame and guilt and how they play into both approaching patriarchy and patriarchy itself.

Amreen Karmali has been an educator and organizer for over 15 years. She spent 10 years as a middle school science teacher and holds a Masters in Science Education from CSULA. She has also facilitated a Young Empowered Women's class and a Student Organizing class, which melded her passions for all things justice-oriented with her love for teaching.  

This past year, Amreen left the traditional classroom to start The Real Talk Project, where she combines her understanding of contemporary schooling with critical lens to provide educators and community members with spaces where they can tackle ways in which patriarchy, white supremacy, and other forms of injustice manifest themselves in schools and relationships while working towards creating new ways of teaching and being together. She is also a founding member of The People’s Education Movement - Los Angeles, and is passionate about spreading health, healing, and joy to both her students and the community around her.

Learn more about the Real Talk Project by visiting its webpage.

Amreen podcast t Copy.jpg

If you'd like to learn more about T.H.E. Celebration Academy.  Here's 30 days of Free Membership.

A Trans Secret Agent Fights Crime

I honestly had such a FUN time on this week’s episode.  If there was a laughter barometer, we would have broke it!

I sat down with the filmmakers Shaan Dasani and Mikki del Monico to talk about their new project Agent of Change.

Agent of Change is about a secret agent who is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity: one gender stereotype at a time!

Plus we took a deep dive into: 

  • Masculinity
  • Transgender representation in the media
  • Courage
  • Living your truth 

Shaan and Mikki have a crowd funding campaign going to support their film.  It would mean the world to me, and them, if you took a moment to check it out here

Enjoy this weeks episode!  

agent of change (1).jpg

If you'd like to learn more about T.H.E. Celebration Academy.  Here's 30 days of Free Membership.

An Intersectional Dialogue With Claudia Alick

I am really excited to share this one with you.  This week’s episode is unique and explores a new format.  I sit down with intersectional inclusion expert, artist and digital nomad Claudia Alick.  

Rather than an interview, Claudia and I had a back and forth conversation.  Both of us asked each other questions and explored the answers together.

During our dialogue, we covered topics such as: 

  • Claudia's Listening Tour
  • Leadership 
  • Inclusion and Accessibility 
  • Intersectionality 
  • How we both got into the work we are in. 

It was really fun exploring this format.  Both Claudia and I had some real ‘aha moments’ during this one. 

You will love this unique and exciting episode.  

Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of biz dev.png

If you'd like to learn more about T.H.E. Celebration Academy.  Here's 30 days of Free Membership.

"To Be Black Queens By Any Means.” - An interview with Destinny Fletcher

This week’s episode is pure magic and power.  

I interview spoken word artist and community advocate Destinny Fletcher.  Destinny’s mission is to engage the community through womanhood, self-awareness, and body positivity. 

Destinny spits 3 dope poems during this interview and shares the origin story behind her mantra, "To Be Black Queens By Any Means.” 

Plus we talked about: 

  • What inspires you to be you.
  • What self-care and self-love looks like.
  • How to gain self-awareness.
  • How to have badass confidence. 

Destinny is one of my favorite poets and SHE IS FROM MY HOMETOWN OF MILWAUKEE, WI.  What more could you ask for from an episode?  

Copy of Copy of Copy of biz dev.png

If you'd like to learn more about T.H.E. Celebration Academy.  Here's 30 days of Free Membership.

Interview With Ash S. - Budding Poet and Psychologist in Training

On this week’s episode I interview budding poet and phycologist in training Ash S.  

We talked about:

  • Gender
  • Being Non-Binary
  • Langston Hughes
  • Is the Universe Kind? 

Plus Ash shares 4 brilliant and inspiring poems. 

Ash was authentic, open and vulnerable in this interview.  I really learned a lot and was grateful for the opportunity.   

If you'd like to learn more about T.H.E. Celebration Academy.  Here's 30 days of Free Membership.