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#SafeWordSociety - A QTPOC Visibility Podcast

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A QTPOC Podcast The SafeWordSociety Podcast is about the nuances of living, loving & thriving as queer brown and black folk in today's society. Creator & host, Kristen McCallum and co-host Lamika Young, use interviews & discussions with thought leaders, influencers and everyday people to navigate the authenticity of identity. Their mission is to create a safe space for versatility and self-definition while uplifting the stories of those that aren't often heard.

A QTPOC Podcast The SafeWordSociety Podcast is about the nuances of living, loving & thriving as queer brown and black folk in today's society. Creator & host, Kristen McCallum and co-host Lamika Young, use interviews & discussions with thought leaders, influencers and everyday people to navigate the authenticity of identity. Their mission is to create a safe space for versatility and self-definition while uplifting the stories of those that aren't often heard.
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A QTPOC Podcast The SafeWordSociety Podcast is about the nuances of living, loving & thriving as queer brown and black folk in today's society. Creator & host, Kristen McCallum and co-host Lamika Young, use interviews & discussions with thought leaders, influencers and everyday people to navigate the authenticity of identity. Their mission is to create a safe space for versatility and self-definition while uplifting the stories of those that aren't often heard.

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Episodes

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


Season 3 | Episode 19 - Host Updates!

11/8/2017
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Ay Bay Bay! We were gone for a minute, now we're back with some updates! We've got an entire episode about US and we are sharing...a lot! We roll some very special dice and catch up with each other about ideal mates, end of year goals and whatever else has happened over the past few months! We also share what we're looking for in guests and what not to send us via email! Grab some headphones and let's get listening! After the episode, share your thoughts by tweeting us @safewordsociety or...

Duration: 00:49:56


Season 3 | Ep 18 - The White Dress Play, A Gender Queer Coming of Age Story

11/1/2017
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We're so excited to start off Season 3 sharing this amazing discussion with Playwright, Roger Q. Mason and Community Partners Consultant, Ian Fields-Stewart of The White Dress Play! We learned so much about this affirming theatrical experience described as a gender queer coming of age story and cannot wait to see it for ourselves! On this episode, Roger takes us through his journey to The White Dress, the power of dramatic action and his commitment to the folk. Ian, a SWS fave, talks to...

Duration: 00:56:56


Episode 17 - Creating Pathways for #BlackTransFutures w/ Black Trans Media

8/1/2017
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We sat with Sasha Alexander and Olympia Perez of Black Trans Media for an episode that is long overdue and critically necessary to share. We were guided through the realities of criminalization from the trans perspective, the necessity of authentic ally-ship and the discourse around "what does safety look like?" for black trans women. We excitedly discuss their 2nd film festival in August - focusing on #BlackTransFutures, the importance of relationships in the community and the lack of...

Duration: 00:59:40


Episode 16 - Spoken Words. Open Minds. w/ Yéwá The Poet

7/25/2017
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Our latest guest, Yéwá, is on summer break from Binghamton U and back home in Brooklyn! She stops by to chat with us about highlighting queerness in the African community, how she navigates depression through poetry and what she loves & hates about studying psychology. We also get into her hilarious attempts at coming out to her mother, why she felt guilty for leaving her 'hood and why she won't do the desk job! She even performs a spoken word piece for us mid-convo... you don't want to...

Duration: 00:50:17


Episode 15 - Striking A Balance | "Identifying the Mental Health Strengths and Resiliencies of Black MSM..."

7/18/2017
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We were handed our ENTIRE LIVES during the recording session with self-proclaimed blackademic, Jagadisa-devasri Dacus. Needless to say, we are beyond honored to share all the gems with you! He took us through his incredible journey of scholarship in social work and HIV prevention, getting funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and his career highlighting presentation at the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) in June. We also get a real lesson in remaining balanced as...

Duration: 01:24:51


BONUS EPISODE - "POET. STORYTELLER. ADVOCATE" w/ Francisco-Luis White

7/11/2017
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We were so grateful that our AMAZING guest for this bonus episode, Francisco-Luis White, had a quick minute to stop by and record with us while in NYC for a poetry reading! With 45 minutes on the clock, we were able to get some insight on how a self-proclaimed introvert becomes endorsed by Jill Stein for Boston City Council at 26 years old, the all-too-common misconceptions of being HIV+ and the benefits of unwavering authenticity! Francisco is brimming with accolades and "a fierce HIV and...

Duration: 00:32:14


Episode 14 - Wanderlust Re-Imagined | QTPOC Edition

7/4/2017
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*Note - Slight sound issues because... technology. You may need to adjust the sound levels a bit but you'll love the episode anyway! It's #SafeWordTues and we are super excited to share this episode with you because who doesn't have wanderlust, right?! We chat with photographer & creative powerhouse, Debbie Jean-Lamonte about freelancing for dummies, creating resources for QTPOC travel and more! Hear the pros and cons of making your own schedule, the meaning behind "if you don't ask, you...

Duration: 00:47:08


Episode 13 - A D A I R | Pride Edition

6/23/2017
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We've got PRIDE...how about you?! NOTE - this episode concludes with a DOPE ASS mix by A D A I R close to the 30 min mark... so plug it in to your speakers all weekend and get your LIFE! It's Pride weekend in NYC and we are here for a celebration! With that, we bring you a special episode featuring the one and only A D A I R! She talks to us about the importance of music in creating intentional QTPOC spaces, why she's true to curating the two-step vibe and the real reason Haute Sauce is...

Duration: 01:39:03


Episode 12 - Ask Dr. Alycia Scott! | Mental Health Edition

6/20/2017
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We got our complete lives in this convo with Dr. Alycia Scott about mental health and her experiences as a #QWOC in the field of psychology. She talked to us about her common experiences being the only WOC at work, why college students are her favorite clients and how representation has kept her private practice BOOKED to capacity! Not only that...Dr. Scott also takes a moment to answer a few questions submitted by YOU, our listeners! Of course the #SafeWordSocietyCrew (shoutout to Jasmine...

Duration: 00:57:47


Episode 11 - Femme Visibility w/ Anita Dolce Vita

6/13/2017
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We're still in awe of how she manages to do it all but we're so excited we could steal a moment of her time for this chat! We're talking about the one and only, Owner of DapperQ and HiFemme!, Anita Dolce Vita! We had an opportunity to hear how Anita balances being a Clinical Research Nurse and maintaining the top queer style resources! We also talked through her journey to femme pride, the constant lack of authentic representation in media and the need for open discourse in the #QTPOC...

Duration: 00:44:44


SEASON 2 | Episode 10 - Sooo...You're Bisexual? w/ Angel Dieguez

6/6/2017
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We hope you're ready for SEASON 2 because it's here!! We've got more experiences, more talk and way more #QTPOC energy to share with you so STAY TUNED! First up, is the amazing Angel Dieguez, who came to speak with us about bisexuality and the nuances of his identity. We were eager to hear more about how growing up in a Cuban household shaped his expression and where he is today in his journey! He dove into his childhood bout of testosterone therapy as a cure, his decision to claim an...

Duration: 00:45:13


The Realest Housewives | DMV Edition

5/2/2017
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We're so excited to share EPISODE 9 with you as we continue to bring you all things #QTPOC visibility. On this episode we chatted with sorors & newlyweds, Nandi and Monet, about all things love & marriage! They take us through their 8 year journey to marriage, diversity in their sorority and some tips for those of you thinking about that next step! Y'all don't to miss the outbursts, the tears and even a surprise serenade... ENJOY! Tell us what you thought about this episode and any...

Duration: 01:07:35


Episode 8 - Leading in Love & Lessons of Forgiveness w/ Anyanwu

4/25/2017
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We are back with EPISODE 8 and very honored to bring you a discussion about healing from self-proclaimed "Love Activist" Anyanwu (@anywanwu3). We got a chance to hear from this Actress, Social Justice Educator, Doula and Herbalist about surviving gun violence and how that enhanced the trajectory of her purpose. She openly shares her knowledge about harnessing vulnerability, surrendering to the journey and grounding it all in love. You needed a word...she brought them, don't miss it. Tell...

Duration: 00:49:44


Episode 7 - The Quench w/ CEO & Founder of Thurst, Morgen Bromell

4/11/2017
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Those of you who've been listening since Episode 1 should know how excited we are to finally have the chance to talk to Thurst CEO & Founder, Morgen Bromell! *Applause* We were honored to have had Morgen in the building for their birthday and made sure to get all the info we could in prep for the next cuffing season! They share the who, what and why of Thurst along with some really great, actionable tips for #QTPOC entrepreneurs. So if you've been looking for love in all the wrong...

Duration: 00:36:34


Episode 6 | Boss A** Bish

4/4/2017
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Y'all it's April already! And it's a new quarter which means it is time to reevaluate those goals and probably set some new ones! With that, we're so excited we were able to pin down our very busy friends for this career-focused episode! We chat with Nicole Patton and Michelle Wilson about the adventures of being WOC leadership in the STEM field. One of our guests talks about that one time she ended up in a box, literally...the best ways to network and how to walk into a board room when...

Duration: 00:43:27


Episode 5 - No Filter| You Asked. We Answered.

3/28/2017
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We had so much fun with this episode, thanks to all of the questions submitted by YOU...our amazing listeners. We get real about embarrassing sexual encounters, the instability of Rachel Dolezal and so much more! You want to hear this...trust us! Tell us what you thought about this episode and any follow-up questions you might have by tweeting us @safewordsociety or send us an email at info@collectively-speaking.com! As always, after you listen (or before) don't forget to...

Duration: 00:58:22

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