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First Name Basis Podcast

May 17, 2022

Think back to when you were a kid. Remember when you’d be playing a game and you were about to make an epic power move or even win the game, and the person you were playing with would suddenly shout, “I HAVE A FORCE FIELD!” They knew they were about to lose, so they changed the rules or made up a new one to make...


Apr 12, 2022

I recently received a question from a parent in our First Name Basis fam that boiled down to: what do I do when my child’s school says to leave anti-racism at home? I have a hunch that many of you are in a similar situation, or know of a school in your area who would say the same thing. Tune in to learn a few action...


Apr 5, 2022

Happy Ramadan to all of our Muslim brothers and sisters!

 

If you are not Muslim, perhaps you’ve seen Ramadan listed as holiday on your calendar but don’t really know what it’s all about. Well, here at First Name Basis, we believe the best way to learn about traditions, beliefs and people that are unfamiliar to...


Mar 29, 2022

My dear friends, we have been on this anti-racism journey together for 2.4 years, and it’s AMAZING to think about the growth we’ve gone through together. 

 

Over the course of almost 100 episodes, we’ve gone from talking about the basic building blocks to more in-depth conversations. And just like we as adults...


Mar 22, 2022

Sometimes when white women are at the start of their feminist journey they can get tunnel vision and make choices that ultimately harm Women of Color. Today on First Name Basis I’m joined by Channing Parker & Elise Poll who break down the pitfalls of white feminism and give practical tips for people who are looking to...