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First Name Basis Podcast

Oct 12, 2019


  • This episode is the first of our “Small Wins” series, in which we share stories of how we’ve used the lessons we learn through First Name Basis in real life.  (Have you had a small win lately? Did you check out an inclusive book from the library, talk about race with your young child, or speak up against an inappropriate joke?  Record a voice memo, tell us your story, and send it to for an opportunity to be featured in our next Small Wins episode!)
  • Jasmine tells the story of how she was taught the history of Ruby Bridges when she was in 3rd grade.  It’s difficult history and it wasn’t easy to process especially at such a young age.
  • Now that Jasmine is a teacher herself, she recently had an opportunity to teach her third graders about Ruby Bridges.  It was a redemptive experience to teach her story in a way that acknowledged the painful truth, but also made space for healing and hope. 
  • More info on Ruby Bridges:


Song Credit: “Away” by Geographer and “Beach Disco” by Dougie Wood