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The SafeWordSociety Podcast launched in 2017 by QTPOC visibility company, SafeWordSociety is heralded for archiving the authentic narratives of QTPOC as a social justice initiative for public broadcasting and social networks. The hosts, Kristen McCallum and Lamika Young, use interviews & discussions with thought leaders, influencers and community members to navigate the authenticity of their identity. Their mission is to create a safe space for versatility and self-definition while uplifting the stories of those that are too often muted.

The SafeWordSociety Podcast launched in 2017 by QTPOC visibility company, SafeWordSociety is heralded for archiving the authentic narratives of QTPOC as a social justice initiative for public broadcasting and social networks. The hosts, Kristen McCallum and Lamika Young, use interviews & discussions with thought leaders, influencers and community members to navigate the authenticity of their identity. Their mission is to create a safe space for versatility and self-definition while uplifting the stories of those that are too often muted.
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Brooklyn, NY

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The SafeWordSociety Podcast launched in 2017 by QTPOC visibility company, SafeWordSociety is heralded for archiving the authentic narratives of QTPOC as a social justice initiative for public broadcasting and social networks. The hosts, Kristen McCallum and Lamika Young, use interviews & discussions with thought leaders, influencers and community members to navigate the authenticity of their identity. Their mission is to create a safe space for versatility and self-definition while uplifting the stories of those that are too often muted.

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English

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Episodes

Season 5 | Episode 38 - "Making A Way With Words"

6/20/2018
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"It's a #VYBE, said it's a vybe... QTPOC doing our thing, yes we THRIVE!" ...It's SEASON 5 Y'all! We're back with a brand new format and it includes our very own discussion-based game, the #VisibilityPacks! On this episode, we chatted with Nappy Nina - an MC hailing from Oakland, CA and Kai Davis - writer, performer, poet, and teaching artist from Philadelphia, PA. We talked about the value of lifelong learning, the complicated relationships with homophobia in music, folks with trust...

Duration:01:26:03

Season 5 | Episode 37 - "The Power of Being"

6/13/2018
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"It's a #VYBE, said it's a vybe... QTPOC doing our thing, yes we THRIVE!" ...It's SEASON 5 Y'all! We're back with a brand new format and it includes our very own discussion-based game, the #VisibilityPacks! On this episode, we chatted with Harlem NYC native, Founder of Transgender Fund, Trans advocate and model ...Devin-Norelle!! We talked about community struggles & strengths, social media's impact on our self-worth and what representation really looks like for us in the media. We got...

Duration:01:13:01

Season 5 | Episode 36 - "Go, DJ!"

6/6/2018
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"It's a #VYBE, said it's a vybe... QTPOC doing our thing, yes we THRIVE!" ...It's SEASON 5 Y'all! We're back with a brand new format and it includes our very own discussion-based game, the #VisibilityPacks! On this episode, we chatted with Brooklyn-based DJ & Producer -- Robi D Light!! If you've ever been anywhere (bc she's a boss & that's how it goes)...you've heard her mixing magic, at least once! We were so excited to chat it up about dismantling stereotypes around presentation,...

Duration:01:29:04

Season 5 | Episode 35 - "The Art of Expression"

5/23/2018
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"It's a #VYBE, said it's a vybe... QTPOC doing our thing, yes we THRIVE!" ...It's SEASON 5 Y'all! We're back with a brand new format and it includes our very own discussion-based game, the #VisibilityPacks! On this episode, we chatted with nationally-awarded writer, performer, and cultural worker -- Kirya Traber & Sekiya Dorsett -- writer, producer, editor and one of our favorite queer filmmakers giving voice to issues of inequality. We had a really full discussion about the nature of...

Duration:02:02:13

Season 5 | Episode 34 - "What is KINK?"

5/9/2018
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"It's a #VYBE, said it's a vybe... QTPOC doing our thing, yes we THRIVE!" ...It's SEASON 5 Y'all! We're back with a brand new format and it includes our very own discussion-based game, the #VisibilityPacks! On this episode, we chatted with healer, educator, psychic, traveler, and self-proclaimed "sexpert" Charlie Trotman & writer, cultural worker and sex-educator from Philadelphia, PA - Marcus Borton! We had a really candid and enlightening conversation about sex practices, consent and...

Duration:01:38:48

Season 5 | Episode 33 - "Sweaty Eyes & Shi*t Talking"

5/2/2018
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"It's a #VYBE, said it's a vybe... QTPOC doing our thing, yes we THRIVE!" ...It's SEASON 5 Y'all! We're back with a brand new format and it includes our very own discussion-based game, the #VisibilityPacks! For our SEASON PREMIERE, we chatted with the amazingly talented Lina & Estephanie of Bag Ladiez! In their own words, "2 Bronx Dominicans (*ahem* afro-latinas) just tryna be better and make you better too, join ussssss as we try to get rid of our baggage cuz deadass that stuff is heavy...

Duration:00:57:25

Season 4 | Episode 32 - "The Brand That Love Built"

3/14/2018
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Another great season wrapped and we celebrate our closing of Season 4 with this gem-filled finale! We had an amazing visit at the studio from two of our fave #bosses & busy moms, Allison & Talima Davis-Lamb, owners of multi-use skincare line... LIMEGREEN. We learned how necessity pushed Talima's passion for formulas, how Allison's support created pathways and how business partnerships aren't necessarily a requirement with marriage. Allison & Talima honored us with their very personal...

Duration:01:48:38

Season 4 | Episode 31 - "Visual Narratives"

2/21/2018
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How To Fan-Girl 101...right here. We were so honored to grab some time with Visual Narrator, Texas Isaiah while he was in NYC for a conversation about practice and intersecting interests at The Whitney Museum with Artist, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Novelist, Yaa Gyasi. We took the opportunity to get all the details we could about life (and space) in LA, the importance of archives and some best practices for capturing essence and creating safe spaces in photography. We may or may not have...

Duration:01:24:10

Season 4 | Episode 30 - "Tinder, Love & Care"

2/14/2018
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Happy Valentine's Day! Kristen's hopes in a Tinder match have been restored (ever so slightly) after our love-themed episode with the amazing Ericka Hart and Ebony Donnley! We had the best time just kicking it with these lovebirds and hearing all about how they got together, how they stay together and how the rest of us can get it together! We sang, we laughed and we felt the love...trust us, you will to! Enjoy :) Follow their journey: Ericka Hart & Ebony Donnley Instagram:...

Duration:01:09:56

Season 4 | Episode 29 - "Out Again"

2/7/2018
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The joy of laughter was loud and robust in the studio (AHEM, sorry in advance but you'll need to work that volume button)...as we spoke to Writer/Director AND Comedian, Robin Cloud, a few days before she made her big move to California! We got to hear more about the how's and why's of her comedic journey, her stint with "Robin Cloud and The Raindrops" and her truly great short film "Out Again." As usual, we're excited to share with you...ENJOY! Follow the work: Robin Cloud Instagram:...

Duration:00:57:42

Season 4 | Episode 28 - "Food is Bae"

1/31/2018
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Food as healing... a concept we can't afford to ignore and with culinary bosses like Sara Elise & Cleo Zuli at the helm, we won't be able to! We sat with these two to talk about the business of feeling good and living our best lives through fresh ingredients, the atmosphere of celebration and entrepreneurship. We learn how Sara Elise ended up with two successful ventures, Harvest & Revel and Blindseed! Also, the story behind Cleo Zuli's start-up baby, Blk Palate...we get all the details...

Duration:01:06:55

Season 4 | Episode 27 - Host Updates

1/24/2018
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The 2018 Reset is REAL, already. We did A LOT this episode because a lot has been going on... keeping it authentic is our brand, remember? We start out with a much needed friend session about integrity, healing and our necessary re-commitments for the year. We move right into our gratitude session with some team shoutouts, SWS happenings and some really exciting announcement! In 2018, we've got cool partnerships, we're planning epic events, we've got listeners in Uzbekistan (BISHHH!) and...

Duration:00:49:40

Season 4 | Episode 26 - #BlackTransTV

1/17/2018
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This is our SEASON 4 Premiere y'all!! We are so excited to be back and we couldn't have chosen a better guest to start the season off with! Allow us to introduce you to Sir Knight, Co-Founder of the primary Black Trans* News Resource - BlackTransTV! We spend our first episode back talking to Sir about his thoughts on Black Unity, the responsibility of educating ourselves and what it takes for black folk to really do better. We even take a moment to discuss the role that hip-hop does or...

Duration:00:55:44

Season 3 | BONUS Episode - Affirmations R' Us

1/1/2018
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Happy New Year! So you know, Season 4 premieres on January 17th and we know you're as excited as we are! Until then... we gathered two of our fave positivity forces for this amazing BONUS episode about AFFIRMATIONS! We needed to start off #2018 with some reassurance and this episode did just that! Self-proclaimed Love Activist and past guest, Anyanwu and SWS first timer and Youth Minister, Sontaia took us on a journey of how-to's, through spirituality and reflection. We talked about...

Duration:01:05:40

Season 3 | Episode 25 - The 411 on 195 Lewis

12/27/2017
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This is our SEASON 3 FINALE y'all!! But we've got one surprise left... so stay tuned for our special New Years Day episode on 1/1/18! We're back with the SEASON 4 Premiere on 1/17/18 :) We are so excited to be closing this amazing season with Rae Leone Allen, co-creator of the black & queer badassery that is 1-9-5 Lewis! You've heard about it, watched it and now we got to talk about all of it.. the how, they why and all the gems in between. We talked through current media...

Duration:01:05:31

Season 3 | Episode 24 - The Art of Vulnerability

12/20/2017
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We got really vulnerable on this episode and are so glad to share with y'all... as per usual! We were in great company with Shannon Matesky, Creator of QTPOC Variety Show - Queer Abstract and Milly Dubouchet, Creator of connection powerhouse - LezFactor. We talked about using truth to connect with community, the power of healing in the spotlight and why self-care will always reign supreme. If you're going through a thing, this is a really great episode to get into... the gems dropped here...

Duration:01:14:41

Season 3 | Episode 23 - A Renaissance "Thot"

12/13/2017
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We happily scraped time out of our weekday schedules to catch the very booked Dennis Norris II...y'all, we're so glad we did! We got the tea on how he became one-fourth of the hottest thots in town, what it really means to be a MacDowell Colony Fellow and who in his family was just nominated for 2 Grammys! This convo will definitely put your procrastination on front street, get in here and check it out :) Follow our guest and his work: Dennis Norris II Personal- Twitter:...

Duration:01:24:43

Season 3 | Episode 22 - The Concrete Catwalk

12/6/2017
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We had such a good time talking to one of Issuu's 25 Most Stylish Black Men in Fashion and had no shortage of fabulosity in the studio while doing so! B. Hawk Snipes left us with some gems about finding his footing in the fashion industry and how he maintains the confidence it takes to SLAY on the daily. We get to hear about the long history of style in his hometown, the Bronx, and why energy is SO important when deciding where he takes his talents. Get into this episode y'all! Follow our...

Duration:00:57:51

Season 3 | Episode 21 - Holding Space & Community Building

11/29/2017
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We are so excited to share the laughs from our convo with two of our faves out here holding space and building community -- Ryann Holmes of Bklyn Boihood and Simone Davis of Girl Social and Queer Abstract! We talked about the how and why of curating events, the road to longevity and the importance of "Adult Recess." Ryann gives us some deets on the activities Bklyn Boihood has coming up and Simone gets us ready for some upcoming gallery walks and a big stage debut! This conversation only...

Duration:00:44:58

Season 3 | Episode 20 - Business, Branding & Entrepreneurship!

11/22/2017
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We are so excited to share the gems from our chat with serial entrepreneur, Vanessa Newman aka DJ Fiveboi and gender-neutral evening wear designer, Kris Harrington of Kris Harring Apparel Group! As Lamika so accurately put it, we talked about "decolonizing success" so grab a notepad and take away some tangible tips to do just that! Kris and Vanessa talked to us about their introductions to business and self-employment, the importance of trusting a vision and finding time to get it all...

Duration:00:52:19