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Two socially, generationally and ethnically divergent besties GET REAL -- pushing against each others beliefs and feelings with honest and messy conversations -- asking scary questions, sitting through awkward pauses, forgiving wrong answers and busting up with laughter. Along with their guests spanning artists, healers, radical thinkers and change makers, Aurora and Kelly model owning their baggage while sitting in the discomfort of difficult conversations as they work to be better humans so that we can all opt in to do better. With Aurora’s well-earned Blatina wisdom and Kelly’s tart white woman truth-slaying, they explore taboo conversations like racism, food supply, white supremacy, alternative healthcare, self-limiting beliefs, privilege, religious upbringing, spirituality -- courageously unpacking what makes us all human.

Two socially, generationally and ethnically divergent besties GET REAL -- pushing against each others beliefs and feelings with honest and messy conversations -- asking scary questions, sitting through awkward pauses, forgiving wrong answers and busting up with laughter. Along with their guests spanning artists, healers, radical thinkers and change makers, Aurora and Kelly model owning their baggage while sitting in the discomfort of difficult conversations as they work to be better humans so that we can all opt in to do better. With Aurora’s well-earned Blatina wisdom and Kelly’s tart white woman truth-slaying, they explore taboo conversations like racism, food supply, white supremacy, alternative healthcare, self-limiting beliefs, privilege, religious upbringing, spirituality -- courageously unpacking what makes us all human.
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Two socially, generationally and ethnically divergent besties GET REAL -- pushing against each others beliefs and feelings with honest and messy conversations -- asking scary questions, sitting through awkward pauses, forgiving wrong answers and busting up with laughter. Along with their guests spanning artists, healers, radical thinkers and change makers, Aurora and Kelly model owning their baggage while sitting in the discomfort of difficult conversations as they work to be better humans so that we can all opt in to do better. With Aurora’s well-earned Blatina wisdom and Kelly’s tart white woman truth-slaying, they explore taboo conversations like racism, food supply, white supremacy, alternative healthcare, self-limiting beliefs, privilege, religious upbringing, spirituality -- courageously unpacking what makes us all human.

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Episodes

The Heart of Racism with Therapist April Harter

11/19/2019
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April Harter LCSW is an antiracism therapist and coach who helps white people break the rules of antiracism in order to show up authentically in their interracial relationships. Her work is controversial because her theories go against most traditional antiracism "rules." What is her source? Love. Find out more about April Harter at https://aprilharter.com/ and follow her on Instagram @aprilharterlcsw. Opt-in to the conversation and let us know on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter...

Duration:01:00:39

Mindfully Opting-In with Caverly Morgan

11/10/2019
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From growing up a white girl in Charlottesville, VA, to becoming a Zen Buddhist Monk for eight years to creating the first for-credit Mindfulness Course in Portland, Oregon high schools, Caverly Morgan's path has been anything but predictable, yet intriguing and purposeful. Aurora + Kelly get intimate with Caverly as she divulges everything from flipping a coin to determine whether she would stay at the monastery to reconciling her relationship with the Black woman domestic worker in her...

Duration:00:50:13

Meek and Michael: Two Worlds Collide to REFORM Probation

11/5/2019
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Philadelphia 76ers partner and REFORM Alliance co-chair Michael Rubin talks with Aurora + Kelly and reveals how his friendship with Meek Mill shifted his perspective, his opt-in moment to help #FreeMeek, and ultimately, his mission to advance criminal justice reform by passing bills at the state level to eradicate laws and policies that perpetuate injustice. Find out more information about Reform Alliance at reformalliance.com Opt-in to the conversation and let us know on Instagram,...

Duration:00:27:49

From Privilege to Progress: #ShowUp

10/29/2019
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Melissa DePino + Michelle Saahene tweeted the Starbucks arrest of two Black men for not buying a coffee. The tweet was heard around the world to the extent that Starbucks shut down for a day of retraining. What has unfurled is their joint venture From Privilege to Progress (P2P), a national movement to desegregate the public conversation about racism. Listen to their vastly different experiences and how their worlds collided and converged to now call on all Americans to join on the path to...

Duration:00:54:22

White Men on Race, Fatherhood and Opting-In

10/22/2019
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Seth Berger is Managing Director of the Sixers Innovation Lab and Head Boys Basketball Coach at the Westtown School. Seth gets vulnerable and deep with Aurora + Kelly discussing being a white man at a rare intersection: fathering Black sons, supporting early career entrepreneurs in a field dominated by white men, and coaching aspiring athletes in a sport that notoriously exploits young Black men. Listen in to hear how Seth opts-in to living life on his terms while making a difference and...

Duration:00:46:49

10,000 White Women: Doing the Work

10/15/2019
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Aurora and Kelly sit down with their co-creators of 10,000 White Women: Doing the Work, Lisa Lord and Erica Taxin Bleznak, to talk about the harm caused by white women's unconscious racism, their role in upholding the patriarchy, and the power of accountability. 10,000 White Women is an introductory workshop series co-created by Erica Bleznak, Lisa Lord, Aurora + Kelly. The intention is to bring awareness to the unconsciousness that white women have to their racism and the pervasiveness of...

Duration:00:42:32

White Fragility with Robin DiAngelo

10/8/2019
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Ever notice how at diversity trainings it always seems to be the white people crying - what’s up with that? Well, there’s a name for it: white fragility. This week we talk to New York Times best-selling author Robin DiAngelo author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. We cover white supremacy, patriarchy, and the ways white women can opt-in to do better. We want to hear from you. What’s your experience with white fragility? Opt-in to the conversation...

Duration:00:45:47

Sisterly Love

9/30/2019
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Meet Aurora and Kelly, two socially, generationally and ethnically divergent besties, who GET REAL in this new podcast. Join in on messy, honest conversations about race, white supremacy, health, spirituality and so much more. In this episode, get to know your hosts, learn about their backgrounds, and hear the story behind what drove them to start the Opt-In. Stay tuned this season for guests spanning from artists, healers, radical thinkers and change makers. Find us on Instagram,...

Duration:00:14:45

Introducing The Opt-In

9/19/2019
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The Opt-In podcast is two socially, generationally and ethnically divergent besties getting real with honest, messy conversations about their different experiences with racism, food systems, white supremacy, alternative healthcare and more. Season 1 of The Opt-In launches October 2019. Get ready to listen and click subscribe in all your favorite podcast platforms. Episode 1 is just around the corner. Find The Opt-In on social media @theoptin Twitter Instagram Facebook Produced by Rachel...

Duration:00:01:26