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First Name Basis Podcast

Mar 8, 2022

This episode answers one of the most common questions I receive: Where do I start? Press play if you’re taking your first step on your anti-racist journey or if you’ve been at it for a while and want to bring the people you love along with you. In this episode I share 3 episodes from the First Name Basis archives that will help jumpstart your anti-racist journey. 


Copycat Kiddos 

I’m making an episode about how our children pick up on our biases without us even noticing. If you have a story about a time when your kiddo copied something that you did/said please complete this submission form so that I can read your story on the episode! Click here to submit your story! Submissions are due on March 18, 2022



Ally Elementary


Ally Elementary registration opens up again on March 29, and we’re also excited to announce that we will be launching our new program, Ally Elementary Jr., for kids in preschool through second grade at the same time.


To join our waitlist and be notified when registration is open, visit


Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode

First Name Basis Podcast “Racism 101” 

First Name Basis Podcast “What is Privilege and What Do I Do With It?” 

First Name Basis Podcast “Oh No! My Child Said Something Racist” 

First Name Basis Podcast “Critical Race Theory in Schools


Race Talk Roadmap


Our Race Talk Roadmap is the tool you need to begin conversations about race and racism with your children! We have a list of three tips for parents of older children and a list of three tips for parents of younger children. Visit to get the Race Talk Roadmap sent straight to your inbox.


Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN