Mixed Chicks Chat
Summary: Mixed Chicks Chat is a live, weekly podcast about being racially and culturally Mixed. Hosts Heidi Durrow and Fanshen Cox tackle everything from whether Mixed people should/can use the 'N' word, hair tips, political agendas and relationships, all from a Mixed race perspective. You can call in on Wednesdays and join the discussion live, or send them an e-mail or blog comment and participate in the discussion.
The ART of documenting life is Lauren's career and passion. HER CONSTANT, whether at NYC Fashion Week or in a rural Liberian village, is telling visual stories & sharing info. Ever since her first video at age 14, she TELLS STORIES with a variety of mediums. Now with a broadcast journalism degree & a master of fine arts, she merges NEWS, ART, & DOCUMENTARY. Having spent time in Africa, Australia, Europe, & Central/North America, she's GLOBALLY MINDED. HIGHLIGHTS from Lauren's journey: directing a full-length documentary, hosting a game show, interning for CBS, winning a film award from the Director's Guild of America, interviewing a Head of State, and coding a website from scratch. Lauren is the DAUGHTER of an African-American former NFL linebacker & a Scott-Irish housewife/writer, a SISTER to six, and a WIFE to an artist.
EPISODE 200 - CELEBRATING 200 EPISODES!!
Editors: Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/ Body Politics in Africana Communities http://www.hamptonpress.com
EPISODE 198 - Mixed Bag
EPISODE 197 - Mixed Chicks Chat with Daanee Touchstone
Alexandrina graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Public and Private Sector Organizations, writing her capstone on organizational comparisons between publicly traded and privately held firms in the couture fashion industry. She also designed and constructed a collection of dresses made entirely from recycled goods as a benefit for Shop Well With You, a cancer wellness nonprofit, as part of her capstone. After working as a production coordinator for San Francisco Fashion Week and a freelance ethnographer for the Hip-Hop Theater Festival, Alexandrina returned to school earning her M.A. in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University. Her M.A. thesis examined adolescent girls of color and their race and gender identity development online using a dress-up doll website. While pursing her M.A., she participated as a yearlong artist-in-residence at June Jordan School for Equity where she taught yoga and digital media to 9th-11th graders. Her research interests include hip-hop cultural studies, digital racial formation, critical media pedagogy, and girlsâ?? and youth culture.
EPISODE 194 - Mixed Bag
Dr. Johanna Workman recently received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University -- San Diego. She has worked in the mental health field for 20 years in a variety of treatment settings and modalities, including: outpatient psychotherapy, school counseling, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, and residential substance abuse treatment. Her dissertation study investigated biracial daughter's perceptions of self-mother relationships and body image. With a Black Caribbean mother, and a White British father, Dr. Workman was born in England and spent her early childhood years there before immigrating to the United States with her family.
Greg Carter is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His book, The United States of the United Races, a survey of positive ideas about racial mixing in the U.S., is forthcoming from New York University Press.
Athena is the founder and president of Mixed Marrow, which is dedicated to finding bone marrow and blood cell donors for patients of multiethnic descent. Their outreach concentrates on this minority due to the desperate need for registered donors as well as the lack of public knowledge regarding this topic.
EPISODE 189 - Mixed Chicks Chat with Victoria Platt Tilford
Jim Sidanius is a Professor in the departments of Psychology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He has published more than 150 scientific papers and books discussing the political psychology of gender, group conflict, institutional discrimination and the evolutionary psychology of intergroup prejudice. Arnold Ho is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. His research focuses on social perceptions, ideologies, and beliefs that function to sustain group-based social inequality. One line of this research examines the association of biracials with their subordinate parent group.
A long-time listener de-lurks and shares the story of her Mixed experience! Yay Melinda!
EPISODE 185 - Mixed Chicks Chat w/ Ramona Ramirez
EPISODE - (prerecorded): Backlash on 'Passing as Black'