Welcome back Podcast! I missed you!!!
Welcome back Podcast! I missed you!!!
This week’s guest is my dear friend Rachel Stein!
This episode with Rachel is older than the last (recorded 5.11.18), but I have to share it, today, because a) it’s a great conversation and represents what this show does well. And b) it delves deeper into my point of view, specifically around motherhood. Today, as too many of my fellow moms are fighting for their children at our southern border, I share this discussion in solidarity con la lucha, y la responsibilidad de criar a la generación próxima.
This episode is definitive.
It defines my thought leadership on race and humanity, and it sets the stage of where I see our progress laying in wait … that is towards the feminine, towards its power, and away from whiteness as a concept. This last point is a new and unknown reality, to be determined.
It gets a bit *heady* at times. I was interviewing a phD, so I brought my A-student game. But we still center ourselves in the culture. Key references include:
“This is America” by Donald Glover
Dana caspersen, conflict specialist
Lions: Spy in the Den
New Academy Members
Academy Invites Record 928 New Members
Eminem on Donald Trump
13th by Ava DuVernay
The Wisdom of Crowds, by James Surowiecki
Special thanks to the powerful Queen, Rachel Stein for going there with me as we came for the whiteness with which she was raised, without reservation.
*Special note: Please let it be known, the correct pronunciation is *BEE*-chella. The “Bae” pronunciation of Beyonce is just a total academic overwrite of the appropriate phonetics. Her name is pronounced BEE-yonce, not bae-yonce. It is not the BAE-Hive, so neither is it BAE-chella. I’m talking to you too Jenna Wortham, not just my invited, beloved podcast guest.
Much, much love.
Congratulations to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to the people of NYC’s 14th congressional district, and to myself for keeping hope alive thanks to this tiniest glimmer of hope provided by her democratic primary win last night, amongst the cesspool of national politics we are living. My tiny glimmer of hope is for the future, and namely for the paradigm shift which any real progress requires.
So, even though you won’t hear her name even one time during the episode, I’m naming this week’s podcast OCASIO-CORTEZ! To encourage us all to keep our eyes on the prize. Progress is out there, and we are on our way, one way or another.
Also because I’ve been stumped on a title to capture the magnitude and majesty of the conversation I just had with this week’s guest: Dawn [no last name]. We covered PRIDE, ALLYSHIP, APE$**T, RICH SEX, THE (P)RESIDENCY, and much more. And we did so, as ever, in the context of paradigm-shift, and using all kinds of big and little words for your listening pleasure. Seriously, about 2/3 of the way in Dawn drops “denouement” like it’s her middle name. I just played it cool like, “oh, but of course!”
PLEASE enjoy and clap back at us. If you feel your voice needs to be heard, it does. This movement needs bodies. Send yours here.
Peace and love.
Have a listen!
Peace, and much love,
Most professional communication, of any kind, is incredibly boring, overwrought, and unnecessary. Much of that is done intentionally, so as to obscure meaning, so that we can continue to bullshit ourselves and each other, to create “work,” which is to say problems to “solve,” so we can remain gainfully employed.
Turns out I’m building a fairly unconventional “career” blog here, since nearly every post is about my latest “eureka” moment wherein I spinoff on a new path. 30+ years into figuring myself out, and I’m still coming up with new ideas. Of late, I’m bursting with ideas, self-directedly, and I’m finally, after 30+ years, entitled enough to pursue them–to claim my direction. So, what I’m really good at is tuning out if what I’m hearing makes no sense, has no rhythm or adds no value. I’m really good at tuning in if the opposites are true. I’m incredibly good at tuning into substance. I’m then even better at boiling down that heavy substance into delicious, bite-size pieces–like puff pastries that stick to your ribs.
For LinkedIn: Korin Mills has been calling bullshit and cutting the fat at some of the best and brightest media organizations in the world for the past 15 years. Like a laserbeam of truth, she unearths the bottom line time and time again to save time, energy and money which might otherwise manifest as confusion, burned bridges, bad hires or wrong turns. Employees not getting the message? Or is it your manager(s)? What is it you need to say? Have you said it? To the right person(s)? I can help.
Here forward I endeavor to post examples of such help, along with an increasingly sophisticated business plan which relies upon it. It’s my only way forward. My only shot at success. This has been a puff pastry on the meaning of my life to date.