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First Name Basis Podcast

Oct 19, 2021

Have you ever heard a white person claim that they’ve experienced “reverse racism”? I sure have! Let’s break this down together because I’ve heard from many of you that you’re not sure how to respond when someone pulls the reverse racism card. 


In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The difference between bias,...

Oct 12, 2021

But really, can we? I know y’all are seeing it too. You’ve shared with me that once you know what to look for you’ve started to see it all over the place. Okay so now you know it’s there but what do you do about it? 


In this episode we break down three super cringey examples of white privilege that I’ve seen...

Oct 5, 2021

We need to stop celebrating Columbus Day — immediately.


The story that we learned about Christopher Columbus could not be further from the truth. He was a colonizer, enslaver, and sex trafficker who committed genocide against Indigenous Peoples. Don’t believe me? Listen in and decide for yourself.


By celebrating...

Sep 28, 2021

Books are such a powerful teaching tool because they give us glimpses into experiences beyond our own — which is something children’s book author Andrea Wang is an expert at.

Andrea’s books are beautiful for many reasons — they’ll make you laugh, they’ll make you cry, and they’ll help you better understand...

Sep 21, 2021

Can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner?


I know some of you super-prepared parents out there are already getting costumes put together for your kiddos, and you may be wondering about cultural appropriation as you're looking through the shelves and online at all the costume options.


I get asked all...