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The Fragmented Whole podcast pieces together the news and self by examining the -isms and -phobias that unite and divide us intrapersonally, interpersonally, and geographically. By examining how these ideological frameworks play out in current events and pop culture, we obtain a deeper understanding of how we: 1. See and treat ourselves 2. See and treat others, and/or 3. Act as social agents of change and influence

The Fragmented Whole podcast pieces together the news and self by examining the -isms and -phobias that unite and divide us intrapersonally, interpersonally, and geographically. By examining how these ideological frameworks play out in current events and pop culture, we obtain a deeper understanding of how we: 1. See and treat ourselves 2. See and treat others, and/or 3. Act as social agents of change and influence
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The Fragmented Whole podcast pieces together the news and self by examining the -isms and -phobias that unite and divide us intrapersonally, interpersonally, and geographically. By examining how these ideological frameworks play out in current events and pop culture, we obtain a deeper understanding of how we: 1. See and treat ourselves 2. See and treat others, and/or 3. Act as social agents of change and influence

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English

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Episodes

The Final Step: Have Many Thoughts, Keep Your Intentions

8/13/2018
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This season, we have explored an array of concepts and strategies for facing, combatting, and remaining resilient in the face of trauma. In this season three finale episode, I discuss with my therapist, Shanequa Anderson, LMSW, four present and future intentions for manifesting personal and relational joy and authenticity. Joyful listening and see you next season!

Duration:00:22:33

Step 6: I Go Forth Alone, and Stand as Ten Thousand

8/6/2018
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Is it better to seek healing from acute or chronic trauma for oneself by oneself, or attain healing through the support of a community? What does it mean to be or remain resilient during or after a traumatic event(s)? The answers may not be so simple. Just a few questions that be sittin' on my brain. Joyful listening!

Duration:00:24:25

Step 5: There's Privilege in Experiencing Joy

7/30/2018
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This episode features Vacation.Charlie a Black, trans, and queer educator, healer, and experience. He is the founder and facilitator of the workshop, 'Sex As Healing:Better Sex & Self Care.' In this episode we discuss how sex can be a tool of healing and revision how we've been socialized to see ourselves as sexual beings. Joyful listening!

Duration:00:34:52

Step 4: Be Willing to Move

7/15/2018
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This episode features, Venneikia Williams, a self-proclaimed sinner, sociologist, and seminarian. Currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity, her independent study explores the strategies women of color are taking to heal themselves and others in a society that can be less than supportive of our humanity. Curious about her findings? Hit play. Joyful listening!

Duration:00:27:36

Step 3: I Will Live Free

7/8/2018
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This episode features licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, and yoga instructor, Emily Grace Siy, L.Ac. Her platform and practice, Emily Grace Acupuncture, is centered on helping clients attain balance and community in self-care and female empowerment. Joyful listening!

Duration:00:24:56

Step 2: Re-Member, You Are Worthy

7/1/2018
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This episode features the insights of educator, healer, artist, and cultural bearer, Jana Lynne Umipig. Her platform emphasizes how self and communal care practices should incorporate one's ancestry, while simultaneously revisioning one's colonized identity. Wishing you joyful listening along this journey of resilient healing!

Duration:00:31:25

Step 1:No Longer at Ease but Resilient

6/25/2018
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In the season three premiere, I provide a glimpse into my therapy session with my therapist, Shanequa Anderson, LCSW, in order to demystify what exactly therapy entails and the stigma that surrounds it, particularly for us black and brown folks. As a disclaimer, all therapists are different and use different approaches. Joyful listening!

Duration:00:29:49

Counternarrative #5: Not All Gorillas are Friends: Resistance & Resilience Under the 45th

3/12/2018
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The season 2 finale episode highlights commentary made during the first live audio recording of The Fragmented Whole. With the 2018 midterm elections on the horizon, this discussion addressed the following ideals and tactics: 1. Intra- vs. inter-partisan unity and reconciliation, and 2. The facilitation of conversations between individuals and organizations from opposing ideological backgrounds. Until season 3 of The Fragmented Whole returns on June 25th, 2018, remain resistant and resilient.

Duration:00:47:01

Counternarrative #4: Wakanda Forever: Normalcy is Excellence

2/19/2018
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This week’s episode celebrates African diasporic representation in media, fine arts, and entrepreneurship by acknowledging the works of the African Chophouse founder, Stanley Lumax, and those of the Black Joy Project founder, Kleaver Kruz. If you aren't already, prepare to be inspired and mobilized to action. #WakandaForever

Duration:00:45:16

Counternarrative #3: Net Neutrality: Has it Really Been Repealed?

2/12/2018
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Co-hosts from Public Knowledge and the Detroit Community Technology Project, discuss how Congress, states, and communities are taking digital justice into their own hands with the repeal of net neutrality. The acts of mobilization discussed make you wonder, "has net neutrality really been repealed?"

Duration:00:37:12

Counternarrative #2: Liberia: Cracking the Crab Syndrome

2/5/2018
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This week’s episode explores Liberia's first peaceful transition of power in more than 70 years. With the insight of three Liberians of the diaspora, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the socio-political climate within which the 2017 elections occurred, the challenges the Weah administration will face, and hopes for the future.

Duration:00:39:58

Counternarrative #1: Zimbabwe: Finally 'Free & Fair?'

1/29/2018
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This week's contributors, two Zimbabweans of the diaspora, reflect on the end of the 37-year reign of former President Robert Mugabe, critique the current presidential administration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, and look forward to the uncertainty of a 'free and fair' presidential election in 2018.

Duration:00:43:41

2017 in Review: Films are the Window to my Soul

11/27/2017
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The season 1 finale episode reflects on 2017 by shining a spotlight on some of the year's best films. From Hidden Figures to Get Out, let's reflect on this past year and prepare for the new year to come.

Duration:00:30:57

We Built This, Part 2: A Seat at the Table

11/20/2017
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The second and last of a two-part conversation on mobilization efforts to remove Confederate statues from public spaces. This episode is guided by the narratives of UNC students and staff regarding the presence of Silent Sam and efforts to have it removed.

Duration:00:37:41

We Built This, Part 1: Confederate Spaces & Black Faces

11/13/2017
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This two-part episode is centered on mobilization efforts to remove Confederate statues in public spaces. This week’s episode sets the historical and social background of events that have led to the heightened resurgence of efforts to remove Confederate monuments in public spaces, particularly on collegiate campuses. Next week’s episode will explore the commentary of UNC-CH students and faculty involved in mobilization efforts to have the Confederate statue, Silent Sam, removed.

Duration:00:18:22

Clap Back: When you Look Different, People Like to Talk Different

11/6/2017
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This episode examines the historical body shaming of women of color and centers this analysis on current Dallas TV anchor, Demetria Obilor, of Channel 8, who was body shamed by a white female viewer for her choice of apparel or more frankly, her body composition. Let's clap back in solidarity.

Duration:00:20:37

Beyond Hashtags: Of Mules & Men

10/23/2017
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In this week's episode, we discuss the role of men in discussions about gender-based violence, particularly with the #metoo campaign. We also shine a spotlight on a programmatic example of male allyship in Nairobi, Kenya.

Duration:00:15:19

To Boycott or to Affirm: #WOC Affirmation

10/16/2017
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In this week’s episode, by analyzing such movements as the #WomenBoycottTwitter movement and the counter protest of #WOC Affirmation, we’ll explore how the sentiments of women of color have been historically undermined and more importantly, how women of color have resisted such silencing.

Duration:00:23:28

In the Aftermath of Maria: Continental Privilege

10/9/2017
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In the first episode of the series, we explore the -ism/-phobia of ‘nationality discrimination’ within the context of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, and the treatment of these American citizens in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Duration:00:27:17

Pre-Season Introduction: The Fragmented Whole

10/9/2017
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The Fragmented Whole examines the -isms and phobias that unite and divide us intrapersonally, interpersonally, and geographically. In each episode, we’ll examine how these ideological frameworks play out in current events and pop culture, and hopefully gain a deeper understanding of how we: 1. See and treat ourselves 2. See and treat others, and 3. Act as social agents of change

Duration:00:07:48