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Navigating professional life as a "racialized" person can be exhausting. Join Dr. O, a Public Health Physician Specialist in Toronto, as she interviews guests who are overcoming the obstacles of overt and institutionalized racism to achieve their professional goals while creating healthy and fulfilling lives. If you'd like to learn about thriving in the face of adversity while staying well, this is the podcast for you.

Navigating professional life as a "racialized" person can be exhausting. Join Dr. O, a Public Health Physician Specialist in Toronto, as she interviews guests who are overcoming the obstacles of overt and institutionalized racism to achieve their professional goals while creating healthy and fulfilling lives. If you'd like to learn about thriving in the face of adversity while staying well, this is the podcast for you.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Navigating professional life as a "racialized" person can be exhausting. Join Dr. O, a Public Health Physician Specialist in Toronto, as she interviews guests who are overcoming the obstacles of overt and institutionalized racism to achieve their professional goals while creating healthy and fulfilling lives. If you'd like to learn about thriving in the face of adversity while staying well, this is the podcast for you.

Language:

English

Contact:

6474493371


Episodes

S03E03 - Paul Taylor discusses food security, Black parental advocacy, and the importance of being a role model

4/20/2022
In this episode Dr. O speaks with anti-poverty activist Paul Taylor. He is the Executive Director of FoodShare Toronto, an organization that focuses on the connections between food, social justice and community engagement. Paul opens up about his experience with poverty and how it was critical in his journey. He talks about his mother’s love and resilience that inspired him to do purposeful work in challenging racial settings. Paul and Dr. O analyze institutional discrimination and...

Duration:01:00:02

S03E02 - Camille Dundas discusses anti-Black racism in the media, being a “diversity hire”, and embracing her identity

3/9/2022
In this episode I speak with Camille Dundas, the Editor-in-Chief of Canada's largest Black online magazine ByBlacks.com and a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant specializing in anti-racism education. We had an incisive conversation where Camille talks about centering herself in her identity after years of running away from it. She opens up about a traumatizing racist incident that happened to her in broad daylight in Ottawa. She also discusses anti-Black racism in media, and how...

Duration:00:53:33

S03E01 - Trey Anthony discusses being open about mental health challenges, feeling guilty about TV success, and walking in your purpose

2/9/2022
In the Season 3 premiere of the “Race, Health & Happiness” podcast, Dr. O is in conversation with Trey Anthony, the award-winning writer, television star, motivational speaker and mentor. In their discussion, Trey opens up about her journey with depression and how she maintains her mental health. She talks about her success in the entertainment business, and why this left her with deep feelings of guilt. She shares how she learned to stop trying to do everything herself and how working with...

Duration:00:55:13

S02 Special Episode - “Dietary Equity & Inclusion” ft. Tameika Shaw and Gurneet Dhami

12/14/2021
In this special episode of “Race, Health & Happiness” we are talking about — FOOD! To complete the menu I’ve got two guests. First I speak with registered dietitian Tameika Shaw, who tells us about how she works with members of communities that are experiencing oppression, and helps them find ways to eat healthy authentic food, with a joyful spirit! After that I speak with graduate student Gurneet Dhami, who tells us about the creative resistance that is happening in the field of...

Duration:00:31:43

S02 Special Episode - “Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Revisited"

11/17/2021
The last time we featured Celina Caesar-Chavannes on the “Race, Health & Happiness” podcast was way back in 2019, when we were preparing to launch the first season of the show. At the time Celina was an elected Member of Canadian Parliament, and she was fierce and outspoken about who she was, and the issues that she cared about. From the outside, it would have seemed that she was on top of the world. But that just wasn’t the case, the truth was much more nuanced, and even ugly, as you will...

Duration:00:53:00

S02 Special Episode - “Exposing Medical Colonialism” ft. Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain

9/29/2021
"In this special episode I speak to my friend and medical colleague Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain. He is the author of the book, “Fighting for A Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada”. His book is a powerful example of solidarity and truth telling in medicine. Of note, this episode was recorded before the revelation of the horrific Kamloops residential school burial site, and before the release of the public inquiry into the death of Indigenous...

Duration:00:46:12

S02 E05 - Olunike Adeliyi discusses the challenges of being a Black actress in Hollywood, embracing heritage as a form of self-care, and confronting the stereotype of the Angry Black Woman

8/25/2021
Welcome to Season 2 of The “Race, Health & Happiness” Podcast! This season is about “Game Changers”, people who are dismantling institutional racism in their own fields, teaching us how to do it, or how to support it, while we thrive. In this episode, I speak with Olunike Adeliyi, the Canadian actress, activist and philanthropist that many of you will know from her roles in the TV shows “Workin’ Moms”, “American Gods” and “Coroner”. We really connected as sisters of African and Caribbean...

Duration:00:47:37

S02 E04 - Kern Carter discusses why it's difficult to sell Black characters to publishers, how Black writers are underpaid, and succeeding through self-publishing

7/28/2021
Welcome to Season 2 of The “Race, Health & Happiness” Podcast! This season is about “Game Changers”, people who are dismantling institutional racism in their own fields, teaching us how to do it, or how to support it, while we thrive. In this episode, I speak with author and "ghostwriter" Kern Carter about the strategies he has used to create his own path in the publishing industry, where institutional racism is alive and well but HE is coming out on top! This episode has great lessons and...

Duration:00:44:49

S02 Special Episode - “Radical Self-Care” ft. Dr. Marcia Anderson

6/30/2021
In this bonus episode Dr O. and Dr. Marcia Anderson talk about radical self-care. The conversation with Dr. Anderson about Indigenous health began with RHH S02 E03, which you can listen to here: [https://bit.ly/rhhs02e03] African American poet Audre Lorde taught us about wellness, saying: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Please note that this episode was recorded before the recent traumatizing discovery of...

Duration:00:41:03

S02 E03 – Dr. Marcia Anderson discusses Indigenous Health, impacts of colonization, and anti-Indigenous racism in health care

6/16/2021
Welcome to Season 2 of the “Race, Health & Happiness” podcast: GAME CHANGERS. In this episode, I interview my girl and colleague Dr. Marcia Anderson – Indigenous woman, mother, physician, advocate, scholar, FEMME and just PURE FIYA!! We dive into the impacts of colonization and her own experiences of anti-Indigenous racism in healthcare. Although this was recorded before the tragic unearthing of Indigenous children’s remains in Kamloops BC, the approaches to healing she describes here can...

Duration:00:35:31

S02 E02 – Victoria Chan discusses Anti-Asian Hate, and the tensions between Asian and Black communities

5/12/2021
Welcome to Season 2 of the “Race, Health & Happiness” podcast: GAME CHANGERS. In this episode, I’m interviewing Victoria Chan, a journalist who is disrupting and dismantling stereotypes about East-Asian people and communities. In July 2020, I read one of Victoria’s articles which started like this: “In the midst of a pandemic — and perhaps, because of it — Chinese Canadians find themselves on both sides of the racism dynamic: as victims of targeted attacks and perpetrators of anti-Black...

Duration:00:47:11

S02 E01 - Kike Ojo-Thompson discusses anti-African attitudes, “Misogynoir”, and raising resilient Black children

3/31/2021
“Welcome to Season 2 of The “Race, Health & Happiness” Podcast! This season is about “Game Changers”, people who are dismantling institutional racism in their own fields, teaching us how to do it, or how to support it, while we thrive. In this episode I speak with Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Kike Ojo-Thompson, whose mission is to transform institutions and work cultures into more equitable spaces. Our conversation explores the tensions and intersections of Black identity within Black...

Duration:00:56:20

S02 Special Episode - Retro Trailer "2020 Hindsight"

3/17/2021
In preparation for Season 2 of RaceHealthHappy.com, we decided to revisit Season 1 of the show one last time. Looking back with "2020 Hindsight" at a difficult year we were reminded that the conversations Dr. O had with her guests are still relevant as we continue to explore how to thrive and stay well in a racialized world. You can enjoy all of the episodes of RHH's Season 1 at http://www.RaceHealthHappiness.com or wherever you get your podcasts. And stay tuned for "Race, Health &...

Duration:00:05:59

S01 Special Episode 01 - Director X discusses how meditation can reduce violence and promote wellness.

8/26/2020
Dr. O speaks with Director X, internationally acclaimed film and music video director, about the night he got shot, how he wants to use brain science to address gun violence, and why he is not getting support from his friends in the hip-hop community. Shownotes - https://bit.ly/3aTTbdx

Duration:00:32:38

S01 E04 - Professor Akwatu Khenti discusses using optimism as armor, and public health solutions to gun violence

7/31/2020
Dr. O speaks with researcher and community leader Akwatu Khenti, PhD about how he uses the power of optimism, rooted in his African and Trinidadian heritage, to overcome adversity in his life. Dr. Khenti also talks about the real causes of gun violence in Black communities, including systemic racism and systems of oppression. Show Notes - bit.ly/2D6JxHX

Duration:00:49:49

S01 E03 - Dr. Roberta K. Timothy discusses how connection to her African heritage helps her to resist Anti-Black Racism

6/22/2020
"Dr. O speaks with professor and Black community advocate Dr. Roberta K. Timothy, about how her connection with her African ancestry helps her to survive and overcome Anti-Black Racism and stay mentally healthy. Dr. Timothy also talks about the impacts of racism on growing minds, the importance of community support and therapy, and why she needs to be surrounded by her people to feel invigorated." Shownotes - bit.ly/2Vm73qv

Duration:01:00:56

S01 E02 - Celina Caesar-Chavannes discusses her professional journey, “showing up” for self and community, and the power of her Inner Child

4/6/2020
Dr. O speaks with Celina Caesar-Chavannes, mental health advocate and former member of Canadian parliament, about her journey to find her place at the professional table, the importance of “showing up” for herself and her community, and how she learned to tap into the strength of her Inner Child. ShowNotes - bit.ly/2RbjVgURHHE02

Duration:00:34:19

S01 E01 — Ritu Bhasin discusses authenticity, belonging, and growing up between cultures

2/25/2020
Dr. O speaks with lawyer, author and inclusion specialist Ritu Bhasin, about finding your authentic self, growing up caught between cultures — and how staying healthy can be a revolutionary act. Please see additional Show Notes. (http://bit.ly/2TXfbvORHH01)

Duration:00:35:32

S01 E00 "Episode Zero" - How RHH Was Created

2/25/2020
Dr. O and Dr. Karl Kabasele discuss the origins of the podcast. Please see additional Show Notes. (http://bit.ly/3cKtA7eRHHE00)

Duration:00:16:00