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First Name Basis Podcast

Dec 7, 2021

When I first started learning about anti-racism, before I ever started First Name Basis, I remember thinking, “I wish I could just turn it off sometimes and enjoy things.”

That line of thinking reveals just how early I was in the process and shows that I still had a lot of maturing to do when it came to...

Nov 23, 2021

The holiday season can be a beautiful time of celebration, but if we’re being honest, it can also be extremely stressful — especially when it comes to spending time with family members you disagree with.

I get asked all the time questions like “What should I do about family members who say things that uphold white...

Nov 16, 2021

I made my “Untold Story of Thanksgiving” episode to help me — and hopefully you — understand the true, accurate history. As I think about the episode, I think it does a good job at correcting the history, but it still centers on the colonizers.

Because of that, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can better...

Nov 9, 2021

Every mother experiences motherhood differently — no two journeys are the same. And there are some things that Black mothers experience that mothers who hold white privilege don’t fully understand.


We need to take the time to listen to the Black moms in our community to learn how we can use our power to change the...

Nov 2, 2021

In many ways, Emi Kim is what you might consider a typical 9-year-old. When she grows up, she wants to be a scientist or president of the United States, but for now, she loves to swim and sketch — and fight racism.


And fight racism she has. 


When Emi noticed that her school library was lacking diverse books, she...