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First Name Basis Podcast

Sep 12, 2023

Growing up as a multiracial child, I often felt my racial identity shifting and developing — heck, even as an adult I do! Navigating what it means to be multiracial continues to be a journey for me, which is why I was so excited to be able to interview Dr. Jennifer Noble.

Dr. Jenn, as she’s known online, is a...

Sep 6, 2023

This episode is a bit of a role reversal with someone I admire SO MUCH. 

I have been a longtime fan of Rachel Nielson’s podcast 3 in 30: Takeaways for Moms. Each episode is 30 minutes long and provides 3 ACTIONABLE takeaways for listeners to go and do. She has over 250 episodes covering a huge variety of topics —...

Aug 29, 2023

Language is always evolving and we need to evolve with it.

Reflecting on the words we’re using and recognizing opportunities to grow and change is a natural (and necessary) part of our anti-racist journeys. It means breaking down and unlearning things that we thought in the past, but the result is language that better...

Jul 25, 2023

July 26, 2023, is the 33rd anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

If you’re doing the math in your head, let me give you a shortcut: That means the ADA wasn’t passed until 1990. 1990?! It took quite a while for Americans with disabilities to officially be named a protected class as neither the 1964...

Jul 18, 2023

Y’all, I’m gettin’ REAL in this episode.

We always talk about how anti-racism is a journey not a destination, and it’s so important to take time to reflect on that journey.

So in today’s episode, I’m sharing part of my journey with you! 

You may have heard of the Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture...