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Want To Like (MM #3472)
"The Maisonette with Kevin Nation there are certain things in life that we really want to like we feel should like um, and we don't an exam for my wife is Ice-T. She looks at it sees it's refreshing see the people enjoy it but just doesn't like the taste. She's not a tea drinker. So it's not her cup of tea. Pardon the pun for me. It's a little bit more extreme than that. It's off the season Autumn call it whatever you want. I want to like it. I feel like should like it but I'll be honest with you. I really don't for me. The fall weather is probably my worst sinus season fall and spring or just nightmare to my sinuses not even with all those allergy shots. I took it never really helped anything. I like the idea of fall. I like the concept I even look good and fall colors, but it just don't ever feel good in Fall heck I even like pumpkin spice lattes. I know it's kind of weird. It's kind of strange but as we've now transitioned into the fall months fall is officially here. I want to like you fall I really do but I don't think I ever will and wish it would change but this point in life. I don't think it's going to Bath
Emmys 2020: Who won big at the first virtual ceremony
"Emmy's happened last night. The last couple days I want to say like through last week, there was some of the you know, technical Emmys and Creative arts Emmys and they've all been I've been seeing like the results of those, but these were the actual Actors and actresses and shows and You know the hole, but it was It was virtual, right? Yes. So every I think that they They actually put a show together to do the Emmys. Um But the other ones that I think we're just getting. I'm sure there was some kind of ceremony on zoom or something. But I don't know that those ones were televised. They might have been. No, I mean, look, I didn't I Maybe you mentioned it. Maybe I read. Maybe I didn't. It was a shock to me at whatever time nine o'clock last night when I started seeing the news roll through, and I was like Emmys. You talked about it a little remember? It was, you know, because Jimmy Kimmel was hosting and so there was some talk, but I play police. Li forgot about it and the whole thing so I didn't see one second of it. Oh, yeah, no. And, frankly, these days because of you, Khun DVR things I'd never sit and watch things in real time anyway, so Because who wants us in just to put the others on When I organize S O. The big winner last night is Schmidt's Creek. It's not the name of the show, but right The clothes. They were saying it on TV because I did see a clip after that. They were saying the word, but I don't want you don't want no trouble with you. Just don't I considered it. You know, it spells have pointed out that every time they say it, they had to put the actual words upon these people can read it with. Oh, right. You see, It's not what you think There's an extra tea and they've thrown at sea in there, okay? So I'm just gonna say Schmidt's creek because I'm with you. You know, whatever. I just guess Monday's gonna be hard enough, right? Yeah. What's our theme? We don't want to. We don't want no trouble. That's right. I keep forgetting the better. That's our theme. Well, since I should write that down here, put it up with all my little, you know, daily affirmations. So the Emmys was virtual And Schmidt's Creek swept in all this is it's actually quite amazing because it has never won an Emmy in any other season. Currently they're grand total of Emmy's up till this season when they took him all zero. It doesn't It seems to be a show that we used to have a million of them. And not that, you know. Ahh, that name in particular is obviously means that's a cable show, right? I mean, it's just It's not your Big four or whatever. But it's just a sitcom, and it's fun and it's and it's not that You could miss it, and you wouldn't care. But you could also sit down and watch four episodes on any given night and be like, Wow, that was light. It was easy is their thread that you follow along with? Yes, it's the family that has moved. Uh, I won't tell you the whole story. But yes, there's a story behind Why they're in this motel and Right off super rich. It's only that I find a just a life. Oh, poor things. Is that a Netflix show? It doesn't even say here. Oh, yeah, It's a Netflix. Yeah. So they won nine Emmys for their sixth and final season, including best comedy Siri's. It's a new record for most wins in a single season for a single comedy. Marvellous. Mrs. Mazel had had the record. They said it in 2018 with eight and then they got eight more in 2019. And I don't know if this means that Mrs Mazel was just completely shut out. Oh, end because all the comedy awards seemed to have gone to Schmidt's Creek. The cast swept the acting categories, and that's the first time a comedy Siri's has done that Eugene Levy and Catharine O'Hara won best actor and actress and Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy, one supporting actor and actress. And they're saying here that's never happened. So congratulations to them. Daniel Levy also set a record for most wins for an individual in a seat in a single season with four because he also got trophies for writing and directing and Best comedy Siri's because he's a producer. So he actually technically that four Just for himself personally. Zero m. He's heading into the night. They never had any kind of incredible. But I guess you know, with my cell dominating in the last couple of seasons would be hard for anyone to rack up any numbers. They also set a record last night at the Emmys for most wins by black actors, including Regina King and Yaya Abdul Mateen. Ah, The second for watchman. Ouzo Duba for Mrs America. And Zendaya for euphoria. She's also the youngest Emmy winner in this category. Outstanding lead actress for drama. Stop me. If you have pulled any audio for any of these things in particular, I pulled some furs and die a winning it Isa from Oakland, apparently which is why we wanted to make sure we've got her on. So here she is reacting. Yeah, it is her reacting and she says a couple of things, but just there's there's a party behind her. So I know that I just want to say thank you to the TV academy to all the other incredible women in this category. I I admire you all so much. This is, um Oh, this is pretty crazy. Didn't really crying, Okay? I know this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating. But I just want to see that there is hope in the young people out there. I know that our TV show doesn't always feel like a great example of that. But there is hope in the other people, and I just want to say to all my peers out there doing the work in the streets. I see you. I'm are you I Thank you. And yeah, thank you so, so much. Um, this is thank you. And, of course, is through zoom. So right. Well, everyone was zooming in S O. She's the youngest any award winner for outstanding lead Actress for drama. So congratulations, Twos and Dia. And I guess I assumed that that party was happening in Oakland flatter know about that, But I do know she's she's pretty accomplished for such a young lady heard she's stars in Great America, the greatest showman Ohio. I want to say the great American hero. I don't know what she's in the great American. Ah, SOS and Dia. Congratulations to her. Eddie Murphy and Maya Rudolph one for Saturday Night Live, I guess for guest appearances and Ron Cephas Jones for this is us Eso Black actors Big night of record for most wins by black actors at the Emmys last night. The ceremony itself was obviously very different. Jimmy Kimmel hosted in an empty arena. Tried to fool us with crowd reactions from past ceremonies. Was anyone some of that? Yeah, sure. I'll watch a little of that. Oh watchmen. Also what Jerry Falwell Jr was into Flashing people appreciating and there's a flash of him in the audience. Then how much hilarious here that would mean that no one is in the audience. That would mean that I'm a lump here all alone. You'll see them. They turn the lights up. Just of course I'm here all alone. Of course. We don't have an audience. This isn't a mag a rally. It's the Emmys. Instead of a live audience. We took a page from baseball tonight and we filled the seats with cardboard cutouts of the nominees. You can see we have. Regina King, Hugh Jackman, Jason Bateman. Wait a minute. Go back one. Jason Patient, He's really hilarious. Yes, they did move. Mind your business Camel Big night for May. I know it's a big night but you can't be in here. We have very strict safety protocols. I'm clean guy. OK, I'm a big big washer upper always have been smell my hands like a garden. No, thank you. I'm sure you're clean. That's not the point. We just have a limit on how many people we can have in the building. So you really need to go? No, I don't. I don't. Okay. I haven't left the house for six months. Don't send me back there. I want to be here. This isn't a ritzy You know, I mean, I wantto eat shrimp with the cast of the crown. All right, I'm gonna want Mario Lopez asked me about my pants. Let's go. We don't have any friends that you could stay as long as you promise to laugh at my jokes. I'm out. I'm gonna call the car Loved Jason Bateman. Job. Good job s O. He reveals he's alone Except for Jason Bateman. Jimmy Kimmel. Continue with the show and some presenters did join him live. Jennifer Aniston was there. Did you grab that? I did here. Let me just pull that up. On the video. I said. I said, thanks, Jimmy. Other all across the stage from each other, Never, Never mind. It? Yes, I'd love some wine. No, I I said, Never mind. Oh, why are you standing all so far away from me, Dr Fauci said 60 ft. So 60 ft. No, isn't he said 6 Ft. Thank you. You also have sexy feet. Okay? Here, and that's it. Hilarious by the way. She then got in her extremely fast car lives right around the corner from there, and ah, she she made another appearance from her house later. So right? Yeah, but we're here. Oh, okay heads and there's Courtney Cox, Courtney's there. Of course I'm here. We live together. You do know there's a lag. Yeah, We've been roommates since 1994. But I don't know is it is this live TV? Both of you very well done. It's super cute. But the awkward, you know, three seconds of science, retired ruins everything before it does. We're very well acquainted with the awkward three seconds of silence, ruining everything. That is the life we're living right now. Anyway. Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox and Lisa could row whether she just jetted home after 60 ft. Away appearance on the show the awards, though, as they handed these out So I'm not sure how exactly this happened. If only the people who were actually getting the awards had people in has Matt suits outside their homes. No, it seems that Ah, they had everybody on standby like you'd have somebody in front of your house and has been with the award, but you might not win. So that way, everybody still kind of Were they holding? Just like a box. So you didn't know if there was any in it or not. Or that there were things that they were popping out of boxes, too. And that no one boxes that seemed really mean That was a really when I think, John Oliver, go when I have that mean here and you just pulled it up for you, too. Barrett. It pops open and there is it Pops open and and some confetti sprays out. Although that is right on the desk of his HBO set. Although I assume that that desk is in his garage, no, right. Cause that's where he's doing it from. So anyway. Nominees were all it remote locations, many in their own homes. Ah, they were doing the awards were delivered to those locations by people in has Matt suits, and they say someone had to be on hand for every so there was a guy hanging out in Has Matt suit whether you won or not, Some people actually took a visit. Do you have the Remmy use of dew? So this guy did not win in his category. Vinny and Ah, and there's the guy who has He's he's holding the little trophy. He's got the ones walking away having Oh, my God by you didn't win. All that's so sad, right? Well in some categories, all the nominees were given a box and then the winners boxwood Spring open and a hand holding the statue would pop out some They? Obviously a lot of people had to know that they did or didn't when I had a time. Other highlights her H e r her belt it out. Nothing compares to you. During the Emmys in Memoriam segment. Here's a little Since you've been gone ever. I can see whoever dinner in a fancy restaurant. Nothing can take away these blues. Come So she's playing piano, too. Way link that up with the Facebook page that people can see that isolated. Thank you. Ah, David Letterman got kicked out of an uber before presenting an award. I'm sure that wasn't set up. Celebrities revealed what they've been doing during the pandemic. Stop me if you have any of this stuff, Bernie Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington tried to skip 2020 skip to 2021 by ring in the New Year's Belle and her here. I watch Dave Letterman thing doesn't translate actually, wasn't it was? I don't know. It's the The New Year's party just wasn't I don't know It was well, you know, New Year's party with only two people is just not Doesn't feel New Year's Eve. They're saying The emotional highlight of the night was Tyler Perry's speech while accepting the governor's award. Um and then let me see if there's anything else here that I want to make sure that you I just have you have any questions about any categories Have all the categories here, I should, say Dave Chappelle, one for sticks and stones, best pre recorded variety special. Um, yeah, I don't have any questions, but I do. Look without trying to sound like I'm patting ourselves on the back because I'm not trying to do that. I give credit to anybody who's trying to do a show right now. Absolutely. It's a pain in the butt, and you'll see why they could absolutely see why they went through with it. But I could also see if they said not this year, everyone where does it go ahead? Mail you your prize and Here's the announcement work and that and the example the best example of it is that three The five second lag between the friends and less like Jesus. What is that? That's that's live. That's national TV. That's international TV right now. Well, that's you know, that's the world. We're living in pin, right? Everything sucks. The best variety sketch. Siri's went to Saturday night live and actually have a little bit of news about that. The full cast from last year is coming back this year. Usually there are at least some changes, and there were rumors that Kay McKinnon was going to leave. And she's got a career outside of this, but season 46 is starting October 3rd. And it's coming back to Rockefeller Center studio for the first time since the shutdown. They are going toe put all kinds of safety protocols in place, but it looks like we're going to get actual I'm sure will be no audience. But it will be live apparently, and that will happen there at their normal studio. So they say. The last time there was no caste turnover between seasons was 07 when the 33rd season began with the ensemble intact, So everybody who you liked last year and everybody who didn't like last year We'll be back. That season 46 in playing Joe Biden. On Saturday night Live will be Jim Carrey. Oh, wow, really adding a big name to play one of the candidates. Ah, it looks like You know, they're saying it's gonna happen Ah for the for the debut, but they're basically safe in the 46 season, which debuts October 3rd. I I I'm guessing that he's sort of signed on to participate this whole season. There's going to be a lot of Biden this season. So maybe they said we, you know, and we'll pay you and we'll put you up and you could be alone. Fancy shmancy penthouse in New York City. So they are adding three new featured players to their cast. They'll have a limited studio audience for the coming season, but it's going to it's going to happen. And Jim Carey is I'm looking at a side by side of the two of them with a little make up, I think Kind of like, I think his teeth are going to work. I think it's going to work October. 3rd is when the new season starts, and we'll get to see how Jim Carey does plan Joe Biden's I Love So It doesn't matter to me before you a break, sir. Do you want to hear Because the texture of accident about hers performance saying that you check out her guitar riff in the end? Oh, she jumped up from the piano and gets on the guitar playing the cameras. He had a guitar strapped to the back of her so Oh, Here we go. This's the show Chad with the, uh that was beautiful. I really like her. Yeah, That'll be a pithy ceremony. Facebook page. She played guitar when she came in and saying for us, right? She did. Yes, she was. That was that was lovely. Only her Her is her
With a New Sleep-Aid Drink, Pepsi Tackles Coronasomnia
"Americans are getting far less sleep than we ever have. We were already a nation of insomniacs before covid nineteen created so much chaos. Now, apparently, even fewer of us are getting enough shut eye. So help is coming from a highly unusual source pepsico. That's right. One of the nation's biggest caffeine purveyors now wants to help us get to sleep last week. Pepsi introduced a new bedtime drink intended to provide some. Relief called drift. Well, it's a blackberry lavender drank contains two chemicals said to be relaxing magnesium and an amino acid called L. CNN. Pepsi will begin selling drift well online at the end of the year and in stores and twenty, twenty one but you better start saving your pennies now. So called functional drinks, those containing vitamins, minerals, proteins, and other supplements cost a lot more than your average soda when drift well hits the market, a ten pack of the seven and a half ounce cans will set you back eighteen bucks. Pepsi says it began developing drift well, last year after an employee up the idea during an internal pitch competition no reports on whether that employees can't sleep. So drift well predates the corona virus, but it's release is well-timed with what sleep specialists now say is an epidemic of insomnia. The draft accompanying the pandemic is so widespread that some specialists are calling pandemic do sleeplessness Coronas Omnia the Washington. Post reports insomnia has long been a plague on our lives prior to the pandemic ten to fifteen percent of Americans suffered from chronic insomnia according to the. Post that's the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at least three nights a week for three months or more well now, those numbers are even higher although studies aren't yet conclusive on just how much higher they are but consider this prescriptions for sleep AIDS jumped fifteen percent from mid February to mid March according to data from express scripts reported by the Post and of course, his problem surge. So to do the markets for solutions, the market for sleep AIDS, is currently worth a billion dollars in growing quickly according to data provided by Pepsi. And why shouldn't the soda giant get a piece of that? Indeed as we've reported here before Pepsi has been diversifying for many years forging a healthier and more profitable path forward soda consumption declines as CNN noted in twenty-six. Pepsi Acquired Kabukicho Maker Kavita two years. Later it bought Health Warrior, a maker of plant based energy bars, and it has added protein powders to some of its line of gatorade energy drinks. Not, to be outdone, rival coke is also bought a combined shoemaker. It's lines of bottled water and sparkling waters are doing well to cocoa also has acquired honest tea and it has long been the owner of Zico, a brand of coconut water but so far coke products can only keep you awake not help you slumber depending on how well drift well does though a sleep inducing beverage from coke probably won't be far behind in back the need for a sleep aid soda. Might just be keeping. The are indeed people coke. Up at, night.
Novichok-tinged bottle found in Navalny's room: colleagues
"Now. Supporters of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, say traces off the nerve agent Na'vi Chuck have been found in a water bottle retrieved. From his hotel room in Siberia on the line from Moscow, Sergei Gauri Ash from the BBC's Russian service and Saturday. What's the significance of this? Sir James, the first and most Navalny's supporters has actually proven that the most prominent Kremlin critic was likely poison before he headed to the airport in Siberia. And fell violently ill on a flight last month, So at first they thought that he was poisoned in the airport of AA Cup of tea, which he drank in the airport Cafe in Tom's cuts the city in Siberia. But they have actually proven that they found a bottle of water with dresses off this nerve. Asians know the choke on the neck of that motel in Navalny's hotel room, where he stayed in Tomsk. Which is why he was likely already. I think he was poisoned already, and he drank water from that bottle, and he left traces off the nerve agent on the neck of the bottle. Either the bottle was poisoned and which is one of only felt ill already on the plane. So and we I also know how exactly they have a past this very significant. Ah, ah, bottle to the German experts. So Navalny's supporters entered his hotel room just An hour after his press secretary tweeted that Navalny has fallen ill and the plane has landed in the city of Omsk. They have entered this room on DH. They searched for any objects which navalny could could possibly touch. Or he could use to check whether they were poisoned or not, And they've all supposed to Video in their accounts showing how they were searching this room and how they were packing This bottle's in plastic bags, using gloves and transferring them thereafter to building Bond his supporters then I mean, what did they say about this? In terms of what? It changes? Ah, you know for the investigation. Well, in fact, the video surveillance system in the hotel where Navalny has state and the Russian investigative news outfit, Proact has reported that the recordings from this system has been taken off by somebody, apparently from somebody from the security services. And it would be really not difficult to trace who has been entering Navalny's room at that hotel and who has been placed in pockets of water in his hotel room? Because he apparently drank from the bottle, and that both of was poisoned. And it is possible to. Ah, connect those two and to realise how this bottle of water ended in his hotel room and who brought it there. S O. The significant thing is that nobody was poisoned Like, hours before he actually felt ill so that our execute shed some light on the Ah how exactly he was poisoned. Two. Experts say that it couldn't be a poison in the water because in this case he would be Dead if you will be ill, like in minutes, not in ours, but it actually is their part of the investigation on this thing, and they obviously are goingto work in it more and more, But they just told how exactly they have found this bottle and where the crisis of this notion occasions were.
Expecting better than average
"What if you demanded the best from yourself instead of just putting up with average. What if you never said anything negative again. Yeah can you imagine how would change your life? If you never again, what about if we never again complained about anything? What if you really believe the devils a liar and you never listen to him again? The Bible's Fuller Scriptures about doing your best. You must love the Lord Your Guy with all your heart with all your soul with all your mind with all your strength. We can't, be part time Christians. Is Not a Sunday morning event. This takes everything you got, and those of you that are here they you know that this is Friday morning. And he'll be back tonight and probably in the morning, and then you'll probably go to church on Sunday morning. I was want to read you one scripture second Timothy, two, fifteen study and eager to do your utmost to present yourself to God approved tested by trial a workman who has no caused to be ashamed. In that good. Do your utmost. You know I've been saying this lately I really like this I'm GonNa. Say It to you to I. Don't know what it is. We think we're doing here on earth but I'll tell you. The amount of time that we're going to live here is so pathetically small compared to eternity. and. I'll tell you there's just so many things we get all uptight about that just really just don't make any difference at all when you really look at it and I think that we need to spend more of our here time getting ready for their. And then I don't know what you think, but I think Jesus is coming back soon. I mean. There's not too many signs left to be fulfilled. And I don't know that it'll be in my lifetime but I, have a feeling it's going to be soon. You might say, well, the Apostle Paul it was going to be soon. Well, it's gotta be sooner now than it was then. Next thing one talk to you about is make an investment in yourself. You're having a bad day. Now this may sound odd but when you're having a bad day, just go do something for yourself. Okay this is gonNA take a while. But you know what? Truthfully the flesh is so stupid when you're having a bad day, you WANNA punish yourself make it worse. I mean, you say, well, what can I do for myself? I can't go shop and every time I have a bad day. Well I'm not talking about being foolish but I mean, if you're having a bad day, go outside and take a walk. And, I was walking the other morning and I thought. I thank God. For something I'd never think in far before my life I don't think I. Thank. God. Thank you for color. Just imagine if everything was one color even if it was your favorite color, it would still get boring. Color. I. Mean there are so many different colors. In the world. I mean just a walk can make you realize how amazing God is. and. When you realized how mazing God, is it'll make any bad day better. Don't you sit home and think about your problem get out take a walk. Drink a cup of coffee and here life coffee drink a cup of tea if t do something. Go, get a pedicure. Dave pedicures. Just, in case you guys I'm Never GonNa go get a pedicure. Well, you're what you missed out on getting your feet rub feels really good. Man You. Can't that I can't go do that I got all kinds of problems in my life I can't just. Go be silly. Jesus help me. Do. You Not Know First Corinthians six nineteen and twenty that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who lives within you. Whom you have received as a gift from God, you are not your own your about with the price purchased with the preciousness and paid far made his own sold in honor God and bring glory to Him in your
Carole Baskin's missing husband's family airs commercial during 'DWTS' premiere
"Last. Night on dancing with the stars Carol askins husband on. His family bought a commercial. Stop. Audio here hold on second so if you're not. Caught up on Tiger King, the family of John Lewis who is Carol Baskin's millionaire husband who went missing in nineteen ninety-seven. Cut In bought a commercial dancing with the stars and I was like, Hey, if you know anything about it, let us know. and. So here you go. Here's a clip of the commercial that aired last night. Disappeared in Nineteen Ninety seven is family answers. Justice do you know who did this for Carol Basson was involved? Thousand Dollar reward has been funded. You can call the tip line, six, four, six, four, five, zero, six, five, three, zero. Hundred. Thank you. and. Then she danced I'd. Do. You know what part of the show that was I didn't watch it live. It was before because you dance last she was seen no commercial is the air. Yes. Because I had heard it was going to air before the show started. So. The family mentioned that are one hundred, thousand dollar reward. They dropped that number for the tip line. I don't think she did it I. Don't think she had anything to do with it. But a lot of folks do
‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Los Angeles Home To Be Listed On Airbnb For 1 Night Stays
"Of you want to go stay in the house that fresh Prince of Bel Air was filmed in. You can they're offering airbnb nights and there are only thirty dollars a night. They're celebrating the thirtieth anniversary. They better have the same furniture to. Oh, yeah I mean I'm pretty sure you get the full experience. Here's some of what you can expect. You can lace up with the fresh pair of Air Jordans and shoot baskets in the bedroom turntables. If you WANNA have a DJ Jazzy Jeff Discussion. You can also go through wells closet throwing a preppie outfit from Bel Air Academy, and then as a bonus, jazzy Jeff is going to virtually welcome you to the Pool Siberia although for thirty dollars at thirty dollars a night again, only to commemorate the show's thirtieth anniversary but will smith teamed up with AIRBNB for this. Okay. Now it makes sense I knew there had to be more money changing hands than thirty dollars a night. Got It. Okay, Arab. This is airbnb thing and then another cool plenty of people to stay now because people aren't using beads because covid. Another thing is that AIRBNB is making a donation to the boys and Girls Club. Of Philadelphia, and if you watch the show, you know that will came from Philadelphia what part of Philly in West Philadelphia. Raise, what else?
Hurricane Sally forms off Gulf Coast; tropical storms Teddy & Vicky take shape as Hurricane Paulette moves past Bermuda
"Listing listing of of Atlantic Atlantic storms storms is is down down to to tea tea with with tropical tropical Storm Storm teddy teddy forming forming today today in in the the Atlantic, Atlantic, ABC ABC Jim Jim Ryan Ryan says says current current models models of of tropical tropical storms storms Sally Sally Coming Coming ashore ashore is is either a Category one or two hurricane later this week. Three weeks ago, the same region of the gold coast was threatened by twin storms. Marco and Laura And Bill Collins, the manager manager of of a a true true value value store store in in Gulf Gulf Port, Port, Mississippi, Mississippi, says says I I think think a a lot lot of of folks folks were were still still stock stock that that from from when when Marco Marco on on Laura Laura come come up up because because it it was was a a near near miss, miss, But But a a lot lot of of folks folks got got prepared prepared for that Those people still have the plywood, tarps and sandbags from that event. They're keeping them close at hand during this very active Atlantic storm season. Jim
Naomi Ceder - 20 Years with Python
"Python for twenty years. It's a long time to invest in a singular direction seems very focused and I wonder I have a couple of questions about that. You know. Of course you can predict the future. You can do your best to say I think this has a promising future but. If you're picking language in two, thousand, one in python is still relatively young. I think it was probably six years old at the time Is that right? It's about six years the thing. About ten years old then okay it was. Very. It was very yes. At at Lenox world where I I went to Gaydos workshops there were I think there eleven thousand people at Lenox ruled that that year and I know the more experienced establish python types wondered if there'd be enough to make it worse going out for beer? So it's not very popular. And of course, it's exploded in popularity for variety of reasons but. I'm more interested in what made you have buy in number one and number two. Is it accurate to say that you stayed fully focused on python or would it be more accurate to say that python was kind of the central? The hub and you may have had spokes to other types of technologies, other languages, right? Well. So. I've thought a little bit about about this general question and to be honest I. I do recall thinking in after I'd done python for a few years that. It was really likely that something else was going to come along. That was better more interesting more whatever I, and I would probably switch to another language and it it never happened I mean. Clearly there there are other things that you do along the way. So for example. Database technologies have have evolved and emerged. So they're different flavors of things that you can do with databases. So that's that's one thing you can do Know. Web managing things in the cloud there. There are lots of different areas around that. I think part of it was that python. Flexible. Enough to do all of the things I wanted to do. But I think also it's just that through a series of. Of Happy Accidents I think I would say a python has continued to kind of move and and in effect. I don't WANNA say keep keep up with me. Keep ahead of me. I suppose. So that it's always kind of been there for the next thing that I was interested in doing I you know when I switched to to being a developer full-time we we started using aws and it was a great way to help automate the management of that By then Django is maturing and I was working in an e commerce platform that that was based on Django. So we can do that. They are those things just kind of happened, and then now, of course, with the rise of of data science and I do a certain amount of not data science but data engineering, you know all of the things that data science needs in order to do their things. So. That has been part of the reason why that that's happened I think python really has just kind of seemed to catch one way of after another and you know having been involved a little bit in the leadership of Python. I wish I could claim credit for this but I don't think even Gita would claim credit for this it's just been. It's a good language certainly, but there are other languages with it just seems to have been. Capable and picked up at the right time to pick the you know the next wave. So I think that's part of it. So. Yeah. I. Think the other thing that has helped keep me around to though has been the continuing development of pythons community. Now it's something that. From from Gedo on to everybody else involved with python everybody values in his intentional about fostering community and Not all open source communities have. That going for them all the time. So I think that's been a plus.
Indoor dining in New York City can resume later this month
"Well, we're very lucky right now to have Lauren sour with us. Lauren Jackson with those regular tea she's from Johns Hopkins University. She's the assistant editor of emergency medicine there, and it's been quite the six months before Lawrence, our and her colleagues. Lauren, you know as we head towards full, and as we get the announcement that court at a quarter capacity in New York City restaurants can open and, you know state restaurants already open at half capacity for indoor dining. How concerned are you that will we'll see a resurgence of Corona virus in New York on that that will couple with flu season. You used to watch the numbers very carefully as he's reopening activities happen, particularly since it's going to be happening right around the same time that people are less likely to be spending time outside that they're less likely to take advantage of the outdoor seating as the temperatures cooled down, so there is going to be these other pieces sort of tipped the scale towards the indoor activities. And so when all that comes together, we have to watch for the uptick in covert cases. It also our ability to manage the cold cases and identify the cove in cases as flu season is over, laid on top of that, So you know similar symptoms. People also needing to come to hospital, potentially It's a great time to advocate to get that through vaccines so that you reduce your likelihood of getting flu or getting sick from the flu. All of those sort of come together to make an opportunity for the cold cases. The search
Intention, Action and Result
"So it's pretty easy to think about our goal setting processes are planning processes. In terms of what we want. As a result and. We can back our way into what kinds of actions could we take or what kinds of kind of. Proof. Would we need to have that that result has been met? And once again, this is kind of the basis of the okay are planning process. But that's not all there is to this discussion. How do we evaluate our actions? When we are actually living out that future and we were trying to plan for. So meticulously, how can we evaluate in an ongoing basis? The actions that we're taking, we can break these down. Okay. Break our actions down because our actions are not as simple as just doing something. There's three parts that I wanNA talk about of course, this is just one model of thinking about action. The these three parts of reasonable. The first is the actual activity. This is the whatever the physical thing is that you're doing. the. The movements, they her making right the the real thing that you're doing in the world. That's the action. But before that is the intention. What is the intention of that action? And this is much more complicated than it might seem. Because you may have a stated intention. Or you may have an unstated intention. Or you might have some kind of chained intentions. you can ask yourself why is it that I am getting up? So early in the morning against my you know better hopes for comfort and laying in bed longer why am I waking up early and putting my tennis shoes on and going out for a run? Why would I subject myself to that kind of pain? Well. I because I want to be healthy. Right, that's that's what I wanted to do. Why do I want to be healthy because being healthy provides me with Potentially, a a higher quality life in other areas maybe you know more longevity more healthy years where I'm not dealing with any disease and so running is going to hopefully provide me with those things. But it's possible that you start. With your stated intention of. I want to run this morning to meet my goal of running every day. And these are two different concepts. One is an intention that is directly met by some measurable thing in the other one is an intention that is. A more abstract idea. If you meet your. You know weekly goal or whatever it is of running what happens then? Well it contributes to your health, right it contributes to better health, and so you can think about all of these things in terms of layers of abstraction on on your intentions. And the thing that a lot of people miss about this is that actions do not always follow. Perfectly. Your. Best intentions. Conventional Wisdom tells us that our best laid plans often go out the window at the first sign of anything that goes wrong. and. So if our plans our intentions are. not necessarily going to be followed by action than the intentions end up being. Essentially irrelevant. But even if we do take action based on our intentions. They can still become irrelevant because there's a third part and that's what comes after the action. Our intention may be clear and our action may be clear. We may believe that are particular action is going to carry us towards our intention. But then For one reason or another, it doesn't. The result is the third part. Seems really obvious the action. is in the middle sandwiched in the middle of the intention and the result. So it's possible that Gore intention is to become healthier and so you run every morning and unfortunately the unexpected results. Is that because you ran, you know too much or maybe you ran too often early. You, took on more. Stress Than your body could hindle, you injure yourself and thus you'll meet your goal rain It's kind of going the opposite direction in fact of what your intention was a here's the really important lesson I want you to take away from this episode. We, need to recognize. That what we care about the most. Is the through line. Of these three things. We care more about the intention being followed all the way through. To the result. Whatever the action is in the middle. Is only relevant. If, it carries us from intention to result. Of course, this is a model of thinking. There are certain types of actions that have multiple benefits beyond just trying to mechanistically achieve a particular. Right. There are certainly extraneous reasons why you might choose one action over another this model. Is Not, necessarily about and of that meditative process of just allowing yourself to. Be In that moment of the action and instead being focused on the through line of your intention to the result. But it still provides a framework for thinking around what actions might be valuable if my goal. If my goal is alternately the intention I have set out to accomplish,
Putin critic is out of coma after suspected poisoning
"His condition seems to be improving. Now Leading Russian opposition activist hospitalized in Germany has been brought out of a drug induced coma inside to be responsive, Alexey Navalny was poisoned. His supporters believe drinking tea before boarding a plane in Siberia. Germany has said categorically that it was with Nav. It shock a group of lethal nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union. Mr Navalny, AFIS critic of President Putin is now out of a coma and doctors are gradually weaning him off mechanical ventilation, but they will not be drawn on whether he'll suffer long term consequences off the poisoning. Germany has said it's considering targeted sanctions against Russia. The Kremlin denies any
Russian dissident Alexei Navalny poisoned 'without a doubt' by Novichok nerve agent, Germany says
"Morning. Germany's government says Russia's most prominent opposition leader has been poisoned with a Soviet era nerve agent. Late last month, Alexey Navalny fell ill on a domestic flight headed to Moscow. His spokesperson says The last thing she saw him drink was a cup of tea at the airport. After several days in a Russian hospital, Navalny was medevac to Berlin, where he has remained in a medically induced coma. The German government is now saying he was poisoned with Novi Chalk. This is a poison. It was also used to years ago on a Russian spy who had defected to the
Germany says Soviet-era nerve agent used on Russia's Navalny
"Tests carried out by the German government show that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned German Chancellor on the LEM Merkel says a military lab found proof without doubt in here her words that Nova Chuck was used in the same kind of Soviet era nerve agent that British authorities identified in an attack a couple years ago on a former Russian spy in England. I've only is one of Russian President Putin's fiercest critics. He fell into a coma on a flight back to Moscow from Siberia. The delivery method for the poison thought to be a cup of tea. Navalny is still in the hospital in Britain in Berlin, where his doctors say condition remains serious, but he's his symptoms are decreasing, they say.
The Stages Of Relationships With Mistakes
"Here's the thing about mistakes. It is invoke and. It is certainly popular. To accept that mistakes are going to happen. So I don't want you to check out too quickly because you've kind of jumped on that bandwagon this is something that. Has Been discussed a lot in. An podcast like this it certainly has been discussed in plenty of books. We talk a lot about the importance of psychological safety. In today's episode, we're GONNA take. Another step further. And not just talk about acceptance of mistakes. There's more to this discussion there's more to how we should behave or how we can behave. To deal with mistakes better to have a better relationship with them. So hopefully. You'll stick around. As we go through this scale and there's five kind of categories, five points on this scale that you can find yourself on almost certainly, you'll find yourself somewhere on this on this scale. Now, of course, we're going to talk about it in terms of very discrete points on the scale. But this is a continuum. You'RE NOT GONNA act only one way you're not going to fall entirely into one point on the scale but I encourage you to consider how you might react or how you might behave to move to a new point on this scale if you don't like where you're at. All right. So this this podcast, this episode is not intended to. Make you feel bad about where you are on the scale but instead to. Try to provide a clear picture of the full-scale. Altogether. So the is to zoom out of your own circumstance. and Try to imagine what other circumstances. May allow. At one thing that will note in advance before we get into the scale is that there's no point on the scale where you have escaped the relationship with mistakes. In other words, you always have mistakes. There's no point on the scale where you will be able to break away and stop making mistakes so. That should not be a goal as much as we wanted to be a goal, it shouldn't be a goal. And part of the reason for that is because. If. We don't have mistakes than we are probably not learning. We're not pushing past our previous. Barriers not just individually, but as teams, and we're not helping others grow. Okay. Let's get into the five stages of your relationship with mistakes we're going to start at the. least healthy relationship with mistakes. That is the stage one this willful ignorance willful ignorance. You've seen this done before you probably have done it at some point and perhaps he regretted it. But the idea here is that you just ignore the mistake. Whether that's a bug in code or some other mistake, some other faults. You are willfully choosing to ignore it. This isn't because you're not aware of it right It's possible that you're not aware of a lot of mistakes. which this kind of scale you can't really have a relationship with something that you're unaware of. So we kind of ignore that for the sake of this episode but. If you're willfully. Choosing. To avoid any kind of contact with the mistake in other words you're not investigating it. You're not. Trying to change it in any way. You're not trying to understand it in any way. You're just ignore you're going about it. You're going about your job, you're. Writing Your Code is if that bug doesn't doesn't exist at all. You might ship that bug into production knowing it's there. Now why is this important state to bring up? Because this is something that we do more often than we realize most likely we are choosing to. To. Prioritize one thing over another understanding that there's a mistake. That we're not rectifying. and. In some ways, this is actually functional. This is important to be able to do with the right kinds of mistakes but. The part that breaks down and what's unhealthy about this stage is the idea that we're choosing to kind of stick our head in the sand where willfully ignorant. It's a little bit different to be cognizant of the mistake to understand it and to be able to categorize it into a category that says, oh, this is a low priority mistake, right? But that's not what the stages the stage one is willfully ignorant. So you don't know what the priority is because you're choosing not to inspect any further. Now, you can be on the opposite end of the scale and we'll talk about the opposite end of the scale shortly, but you could be on the opposite end of the scale and still choose to ship known bugs into production because they're low priority Maybe you found work around or whatever the case is, but you're not being ignorant on that end of the scale right? We're GONNA. Talk about that in the scale but understand this will ignorance is the idea that somehow you expect the universe or heard some other force To manage the mistakes for you. What's strange is that sometimes that actually happens right sometimes, we ship a bug into production. And then we write code we rip out some Old Code Not even knowing that that co contain the bug that we shipped to production and that bug of course, because it's been replaced with new code and bug goes away so. This accidentally works right. Is Not by design, we're not dealing with our mistakes by design we're dealing with them haphazardly or by chance. Okay let's move on to stage number two. and. This is still not a very healthy stage but at the very least, we're not willfully ignorant. This stage is treating mistakes as anomalies treating mistakes as anomalies. The idea here is when a mistake occurs, we consider it to be. An exception. We considered to be out of the norm. And so we don't plan for mistakes. If we're in the states, right we ended up having to work extra overtime because we expect that we can work at, let's say eighty or ninety percent utilization of our time. and. We'll be fine because we don't make mistakes regularly, and so why would we build in time to deal with them? And this is where we find our problem. Right? Because anytime a mistake occurs not only do we immediately jump into kind of an urgent state. But we also don't plan ahead for them because if mistakes are anomalies than. At on average, we're not going to have them. On the average day, we shouldn't spend extra time preparing for those mistakes. Because, they don't happen often enough to prepare for them. Of course in that stressful state when we've made a mistake. And we're already at our limit. We're having to fix our mistake above our limit. This is a critically important thing for managers especially understand if you push your team to their limit. When it comes to a critical moment. Mike for Example if you ship a bad bug into production. But you're already at your limit your already pushing people to the point that they can't really give any more tired or they're. Mentally burned out. Then you're in a really bad scenario to deal with that mistake. And even though you're not willfully ignoring it. This is still a bad scenario to be in. This is still a bad relationship with mistakes. Because you're already at the limit, you're probably going to make another mistake. And you can see where this goes right as we continue to snowball our mistakes on top of each other rather than slowing down and having the head space to deal with them. Those mistakes continue to compound. Right so this leads to really bad kosher and of course, treating mistakes as anomalies. Makes People feel horrible. It makes people feel bad and not only bad. But also scared they're afraid to make mistakes and we know from plenty of research and we already kind of alluded to this at the beginning. That the opportunity to make mistakes is critical to success. It's critical to having an innovative in healthy team. in in this is something that has been shown in study after study, right this is not novel if we have people who are afraid because they think they're going to make a mistake and it's going to push everybody past their limit because mistakes are supposed to be anomalies. That's a really bad situation to be in both individually and does teams.
Sylvester Stallone says he will release a director's cut of 'Rocky IV' to celebrate the film's 35th anniversary
"Stallone is gearing up for the upcoming anniversary of Rocky Four. The actor announced yesterday that he's currently working on a director's cut of the film to celebrate the classics 35th anniversary on November. 27th didn't offer any more details, but the teas was enough to get rocky four trending on social media.
How Zero Sum and False Dichotomy Thinking is Distorting Your Decisions
"One of the things that we talk about a lot on this show. Cognitive distortions. These are filters or Kind of lenses they see the world through. and. These have a major effect on your belief structures and they have a of course major effect on the way that you react to the stimulus that you receive in the world. Whatever stimulus is right that's a fancy way of saying. However, you make decisions is going to be largely affected by these distortions and there's a lot that we've talked about on the show. And we've probably talked about this one quite a few times. But I WANNA talk specifically about how this particular distortion limits, what you believe and also what you believe is possible. as engineers we know that. So much of what we might currently believe is distant or close to impossible that engineering and science and that iterative method. Question an inquiry all of these things have made so much that we once thought was impossible possible. And That's the kind of the muscle that I want you to stretch and inspect in this episode. Because, this particular cognitive distortion is A egregiously difficult sometimes to get passed. In the cognitive distortion is kind of a mix of two different things. One is binary thinking. We've talked about this quite a few times on the show. You can also call this. False dichotomy thinking. The idea that any given scenario, there are only two options. There's almost always more than two options. There's almost always more than two answers. Now. What's really interesting about this particular distortion? Is that it's easy to see why our brain does this. It's easy to see that. It's much easier to think about two things than it is to think about three it's easier to weigh the pros and cons between two options than it is to weigh them between three. and. So if we are aware of this, we can see ourselves going to this very easily polarized way of thinking most obviously, it happens in politics there is one side or the other, but we also think this way in sports. There are very few marge scale sports that have more than one team playing at a given point in time most often those sports. Are Single player. So we end up with this easy to understand or easy to comprehend the differences between these two options, and so it makes it tempting to polarize your options so that you can either subscribe or deny. You either. Get behind something or you can push away from something. It's much more nuanced in reality right? A politics are obviously much more nuanced and certainly all the decisions that we make as engineers. If we end up in this kind of false dichotomies world where we put one thing against another. Those very often are much more nuanced as well. It's not one language versus another language it's. All of the options that are possibly on the table. And so our brain works very quickly. To reduce that variability and to try to make the decision easy to try to make the comparison. Easy. This is purely for efficiency sake our brain is an of interested biologically speaking in doing the least possible conserving the most energy for other tasks, and so it's easy to see why false economy could could rise up in that scenario right? Your brain is pushing you to create very distinct an obvious categories. Similarly. This is the second cognitive distortion when these to combine, they can create a dangerous scenario. The. Second cognitive distortion is thinking zero-sum. So what does that mean? You've probably heard of zero-sum the concept zero-sum. The basic idea is that whatever resources are currently available and we'll get into that a little bit whatever resources are currently that's all that will be available. So, we have to allocate those resources. In some particular way and most critically if you take resources from one location and you put them into another location. You're kind of unequivocally taking away from one thing to give to another.
The Beauty Industry Exposed
"Hi Everyone I'm amber and today my fabulous co-host is Dr. Heather Rogers she is a board certified dermatologist she still practicing and seeing people every day in Seattle and she's the founder of Dr Rogers restore skincare. Now, thank you so much for being here with us today Dr Odors. Thank you for having me. Now we met. Because I was hosting anew beauty live peace and. One of your products was featured but I loved it because you and I got to like have a little bit of Banter and meeting and I think that we kind of bonded on the fact that both of us really feel like there is a lot of. For lack of a better term bullshit in the beauty and destroy. and I know recently I've had so many of my girlfriends call me and say how do I get rid of freckles? How do I do this and I'm like well. Do you want results. Do you WANNA. Because then you need to or do you want something that's GonNa like kind of work and make you feel better about it Completely so so so first of all, where are you right now it looks like you're a summer camp I know. So I have been the San, Juan Islands, I married a man from the San Juan Islands. We Pretty much everything for was canceled because of Co bid and my husband doctors. So we're still seeing patients every day and. That makes it. So the kids really aren't having the kind of summer that they should be having. So we have taken days off going to go. Camping, which is not necessarily my first choice of activities, but I am really sort. Oh I will I love boating I. Really do my husband can't can't deal with it. We keep that. What does it Bonein? Really really close by, but I love being out in the water and you know taking a little dip and. When we did our meet and greet you had shown me you know via. Zoom what the San Juan Islands look like an oh my gosh. When travel is starting up again, I'm heading out there it is beautiful. It is beautiful and I love being on a boat. It was actually really funny. I just had my birthday which I was actually with you on and I got an astrological reading as a birthday present from one of my best friends and I am deficient in the water sign, which means that I am really drawn to the water in my entire life I sailed all through college. I'm a scuba diver abode. I'm a surfer and that was it was really fun sort of explanation where it was like I need water at all times way to fiery. Read who did your reading so Again because you can't really have parties when my dear friend had like a group of five of us and they brought someone in and we all were mask and she sat and read all five of us and. And it was. It's just we're trying to find find right now. Right? You can't dinner you can't go to the lake. So we're just wonderful things we can do in this woman was so thoughtful and careful and how she said things. But she still was so crazy accurate where she's like wow. For me, heather you're so busy like you need to calm down. And I'm like, yeah, that's. Right so it was great in another woman who is a big rock climber. Like the third thing she said, Yours, you have a compulsion to touch rocks nowhere like these sort of really accurate things are really fun I. Okay. So first of all, I'm obsessed with astrology I live for this woman Susan Miller I don't know if you know her. Find her a my mother East facts, my Tarot card readings to me at work. Yeah I know. But I I love at night I read my horoscope for Dan. I do believe that there are these cosmic. All sort of connected cosmetically, and so it's a good thing to be aware of but I would love having reading is such a great idea for a birthday superfund and then to really show you how ridiculous I am it was just my anniversary and so I, had her do another reading for the relationship for my husband and I, and our kids like why. Did that and my husband was skeptical but then he got a lot of positive accolades from it and he's like Oh. This is great. This is. Good. All right. So it was a positive reading then. You do. What you gotta get out of this, what do you do in that situation? It's always funny unrelated. But another person was doing reading palms for my husband myself and my brother in law and she read Mine and she read Matt my husband's, and then she got Brian my brother-in-law's and was like I can't tell you what I'm seeing. In can't share with you. That is. Very that scary. I had my tea leaves red ones and the woman told me that. This was a really good life for me because in the past I've had some really terrible ones. So I'm Mike. I'm going to make the most out of this one then sister. Next rate. Goodness well. Again Happy Happy Birthday and. You know like I said, we really hit it off because I feel like. There is. So there's so much confusion when it comes to the be marquette and that's part of the reason that I started. This podcast is you know to give people experts like yourself a voice to come on and help us figure this out and. In a way that wasn't being paid for or sponsored or branded, which look there's a place for that and we will understand it because it's business but I wanted to see you know, is there a place where people can come on and tell it like it is so in Doing that it's seeding rare and the same with me in the world of dermatology is that I have been approached many times every year about being a spokesperson for arena on the board of different companies, skincare companies, beauty companies, injectables, and I have decided I a long time ago and everyone says a really principle that I was not ever GonNa be paid to be recommend anything and the I wanted my opinions to be my own based on the research. I've done on the training I've gone through and in dermatology world. That's exceedingly rare right now, the top hundred dermatologist in this country, it knew that on aesthetic dermatologist everyone is being paid for. Beyond aboard or doing a study or whatever it is, and it's really hard to be objective there and I just have decided that I will be the defender of the consumer at sort of how I viewed myself and I'm in a lot of articles in the press sort of enjoys me because I, like you speak the truth. You want hear about like what? Snail extract few call heather? and Like I love that I love the fact that now I am known as the voice of reason, where think there is very little reason and that's how I started and then unfortunately as they sort of learned more and more about is in care products that were out. The more I realized that even though it is a hundred billion dollar industry. What we may need may not what's available and so that's actually the reason why skincare company didn't start as new wanting to make brand and I actually started talking about wanting to stay very objective. It's very hard for me to recommend my products because their mind and I feel like that's a conflict of interest but at the same time I really I mean, I'm not a chemist I was compelled to do this because after someone's spent twenty five dollars to laser in their face I couldn't tell them what they should use. Afterwards, that was going to be safe and effective in like that I found remarkable
"tea" Discussed on Tuesdays Tea, A Podcast
"Uplifting motivating or or simply spilling the teeth on issues and topics that impact the lives of African descended communities across the Diaspora. So what that means is. We're going to talk a little bit about everything we're going to talk about black singularity traveling while Black Gender Black Vivian. ISM Hair parenting relationships relationships and other sociopolitical and pop culture topics. We're your hosts that I'm Gerard Miller Bryant and I am India Laurich. Willmar ask you do day. It is. The Sun is out the birds. Turpin the bugs of buzzing this beautiful. Yes it is well. Thank you audience for tuning into yet another episode and for today. We're going to address a particular controversy diversity in pop culture. That's been all over social media. It's about race color and Disney. Now I think that most the people who live on the planet wherever you are the West on the continent the Caribbean and Europe have been exposed to Disney on its elk rate. Eight and their animation technologies. Whether it's Warner Brothers looney tunes what have you Disney today in this conglomerate that it is is known by many to be this power house for animation and live action innovation. Whether it's from its first full. Length Film Snow White and the seven dwarfs which came out in one thousand nine hundred seven or fantasia which came out a couple years later to Pixar animations with toy story which came out in what ninety five so but of course with innovation and technological advancement all are particularly Gli. Cinematic art has a way of presenting depicting exaggerating. And even maybe denigrating real life in real people stories that may not bode well well with audiences and of course he's issues arise as a result of gender class sexual team and of course race race. Always something no. We're talking about and so today's episode. We are entitled it mere folk and if you've watched the little may were mermaid the people that were mermaids are calling folks and tablets Mir folk. What's color got to do with it? And we're GONNA talk about our history with Disney. Everyone India said anywhere. You've been in this world. We know Disney is and have something about it. WE'RE GONNA talk about History Disney and Cross immigrants and then we'll discuss some of the racist history that we later came to understand what's his name as we got older and the thing is GonNa really get. US into the piece of this. Is Our conversation dive into a pint. The controversy over the casting of Haileybury the African American songwriter singer her aunt actress of being cast heirloom her. Made so as you probably know folks are being mad yes not even touch such. We're talking close. Ace Book rooms arguments on twitter black twitter and complete meltdowns about many many many many white women who feel that they've been shortchanged by these names decision to expand their boundaries concerning skin color. And maybe eighty some of that to be honest Disney wanted to make history of Caen. UNPACK it right right but before we do that because we love to drink tea. It's not working. That's right. 'cause Tuesday's tainted Ta Start Up town you in today. Well we are in the same by today we are. We are both regain pizza make. Ot yes and it is succulent A it is it is very aromatic to is calming or anything like that. But it's sweet tropical uh-huh warm rain. It's it's light is actually right and this morning India steep the the whole pot. So we've got lots of bizzare that's right this spring I of course drink mind. Straight little diabetes. He's in mind it wasn't that bad. No I'm actually candidates. The Dow sugar do a lot of settlements. But this morning I have some raw sugar Irvington Indian provided. And it's good. It's started that's right that's right and and you know what I think if anything. We're drinking at hot however I think this would be a nice T- if he made it into nicety to which is something though because t- and it's all hey we do as as in the desert. They're not on my list half the ice tea but the cameras very big. It's it's hot tea because you know why it goes. It goes us down hot but then of course a cooling effect that happens and Nana. Yes yes I try to tell people that were the does make sense like yes it is it is real. The tea is real good. So are you ready. So now let's get steep skid stinks. beat.
"tea" Discussed on Tuesdays Tea, A Podcast
"Toronto right I think at least for me the conversations and the topics that we have On this series as well as going forward it's not about attacking white people right. I think that because we are African undescended women and we identify as such in. It's quite prominent. Just even the stories in the topics that are discussed on the show that I'm don't feel feel comfortable setting up a juxtaposition that in order for us to talk about these kinds of experiences they have to be in direct contrast to this other group keep the US versus them scenario. Yeah I mean because it's not productive trans- of actual public discourse around these kinds of of of discussions and discourse of course right and I think in many ways what it inherently does when I see that kind of jokes juxtaposition or attention is added privileges white supremacy Amessi in the process. Because it's always the Oh we have to talk about why people in contrast to and it's as whereas if certain populations that happen to be marginalized are defined in contradiction to or in contrast to and so for for me it's just like lettuce just present an NFL by these voices as they stand on their own two feet and on on their own ground not not in contrast to something else. So I think that's why we invite people you know. Yeah I mean I mean. Don't be surprised if we do have people who are are not of African descent talking about an issue on this show and you know. I think that it's still about us. It's still how is that affects. You Know Black folks in community is about storytelling. But I mean we don't want to isolate anybody on or make people feel like this is it. Goes back to what you were saying about a niche right so those who are interested in it well within those who aren't will definitely keep scrolling. But but I think that you know putting it in terms of like black white issue we talk about why folks I mean we do okay but putting it in a US versus them. Scenario doesn't really do anybody any good. You know we don't want people to feel so uncomfortable. They can't absorb what we're saying. What the issue of the topic? The episode is really about so I think there is a I think there's an I think there's a reason why we don't frame the episodes in that way I mean I think we should definitely have a frank conversation about white privilege and what that looks like and combating not that but without the intention of saying. Hey this isn't a show that you can't eat. This is how you can't listen to the bay. Just GonNa Bash White folks not. I think we are how we set up right right or even even to bash you know other groups of people you know even sus gender males members of the Lgbtq community of the pan ethnic groups. I mean for us about being inclusive in our discussions. So thank you for the question And I'm I'm glad that you are interested in being an ally for that person that affect question So we have one question. We WanNA take finally one listener question related to the episode we just reference. PWI's episode. I wanted to get our take on their their observation so we didn't talk about this in the episode but it was a question that came out after the person I listened to the episode and Said Hey what do you think about this so the question is why are there. Any language is being offered from the continent and by the continental mean Africa Even HEC use it seems is that all the language offered offerings. PWI's issues are colonial languages with a couple of Asian languages. I E Japanese Mandarin so so it's an interesting question and this tells me that are episodes. Make people think about this at all in the episode But it's a point and the more when I thought about a question I immediately went to like a business. Model Answer That I don't I don't have the answer for this is just what I think A lot of universities are based on the bottom line. I they're Allowed universities are moving towards business model. So this is not making the money. They're not GonNa do it and I know that in business a lot of the languages is that are sought after to learn are in countries where business is thriving so mandarin makes sense because the China in in you know a lot of the Asian countries are doing a lot of business with the US so if you are a recent graduate and you think you want to go into international business it makes sense for you to take Mandarin And so universities are not GonNa pay for courses where they have four students register per year. Right it is not going to offer that and You know some of the language in in let's be clear. This is not a devaluation on my part of African languages which is in where they should be and how often they should be taught. I do think that it'd be great if these Every university I totally agree with that but a university personally perspective is going to be. How is this GonNa make us money? People are not going to I don't think people are going to take a course In Swahili I think probably one of the more popular courses. People want to take an African languages but are Bimbo identified language speaking s folk loons Damn People may not take a course in Bemba. They don't think they're gonNA use it and how many people are going to use that so I'm not saying that it's right. I'm just saying there might be a business model answer to that question But India took some time in through and did a little research. About what what what what universities are kind of on the forefront of offering more language. You WanNa talk to them about that India. Sure sure so. That was interesting and I just WANNA WANNA make sure I give a little shout out to the Journal of Blacks in higher education because they also They did some of this research a little bit in depth but just just gleaning from their work. They identified in saying that U. Penn University of Pennsylvania has the most extensive course offerings in African languages ages of any college or university in the United States. So for them. They offer about nine teen courses in eight different African in languages and so that of course includes advance Americ- so healy Yoruba and IBO right Then next after you penn is Yale and Ucla and they of course offer courses in Swahili Swahili as you were saying. Toronto's one of the most popular African languages I guess spoken that they offer here on this side of the Atlantic but we also have tweet Uraba as has lou and then they offer the tutorials in eleven African languages right And I think that's for the predominantly PWI's and when it comes down to H.. B. C. US You have courses that are available. Healy then wall off your Bra and Kiswahili as minor languages and you have Morgan State. Lincoln University Delaware State University. Morehouse on Norfolk folks. State University and Howard University who are offering these kinds of courses and by observation. It seems to be that even at U. Penn Yell L. in these other. HPC's like morehouse and Howard. A lot of these languages are being offered as part of the African languages department apartments and that you have students that are able to take them predominantly more so as minors. There aren't that many majors. That's that's where these offerings are being house. And so I think the point that you raise in terms of the business model. I think that if this is not tied directly and connected to say students who are trying to earn their undergraduate BA in ECON or international affairs or business. Or what have you if if there isn't any sort of direct pathway for students but then you have to go into basically the humanities department and that if universities colleges they're also structure Richard graduation requirements where you can even wave out of a language then. You're not really allowing or exposing students to different kinds of language. Offerings offering stock could edify their overall educational experience. But I do feel that the decision stat institutions make in in terms of their curriculum across departments. I do feel that speaks to the devaluation of the wealth and resources that come out of Africa right because you can have this continent that has fifty four countries but yet the narrative about this continent is that there's nothing worth of anything coming out of it even though historically for centuries and even still to this day we have western nations that are bleeding. This continent continent all these countries. Fifty four countries of their wealth and resources whether it's human resources natural minerals the economy's but but yet there is still no valuation to kind of put back in into reinvest in countries are not poor right right. They're not all of them are for but I wanna be clear though I would say that I. It wasn't a devaluation on my part. Oh No no no but I'm thinking it's a devaluation. Oh Yeah Shaw on institutional side right. We've been seeing that for a very long time coming. What was the meeting that they had in Berlin but they sat around and just basically divided up Africa then how they were going to colonize it? I mean that that devaluation of the continent itself stems back from. I mean you know centuries raise now and you know you know I think about countries like Nigeria. Who you know they do have a lot of like civil unrest arrested some other things that are going on but like in terms of business in terms of the economy in in Nigeria? I mean they're leaps and bounds ahead of some of the the other countries is ahead of you know ahead of you know some of the other countries in the world in general You make a great point about the the resources that are being stripped. I think Nigeria might be. I don't WanNA misquote myself. But might be on the verge of lake capturing some of that For the good of the country but across the board I mean Africans has been raped by the West or a long time and so when it comes down to even studies for those who are interested They have to really dig deep and navigate. Just even the course catalog to say I WANNA study. I I want to engage in business in other kinds of enterprise data that could help to edify and enhance countries on the continent and they had a they got to navigate through so much you just define. Oh there's like three courses in that you know one thing I would say though. Is that people people who are really trying to connect with The continent in a way that is meaningful through language and culture and food. Soon not rely on universities. I used to do that. I definitely want to start a petition in aspirin things do it but I remember when I was Okay absolutely story everyone. I was dating dating this ization..
"tea" Discussed on Tuesdays Tea, A Podcast
"Is Is that we do want people to feel comfortable It's not one of those shows where we are. Our aim is to just make you feel uncomfortable And I think some shows are set up that way but I feel like we do a really good job of trying to make people feel at home feel comfortable. Sometimes when you're comfortable you can really hear you. You can really hear what the show is that we really do us. I mean we talked about you know policing in black communities attacked about the nuances of family. which it's tough? Sometimes we talked about you know Moving away from academia in. How people do that in the reasons why they do it so we talked about some really early? You know thought provoking conversations But we also I think intentionally want folks to feel like they are comfortable enough to have not with us and really dig down some issues so it's really two parts. I think when you think well I will say and I don't want to come off as being defensive but I kinda felt some kind of way about that comment right because you know we start off in the first couple of episodes introducing ourselves and I think I think the fact that we are to African descended women black women with PhD's we are intelligent. Well read and multifaceted. He fasted women and in almost seemed like this is much ado about nothing. And that's how I kind of felt like as if we don't have Any any depth so I got you know that comments in. I probably am coming off defensive really but it's just like you know but I think in many ways ways also the fact that we want our audience to feel that they can connect to us and that it's as I think of things as intellectually electorally palatable right that you don't need to have a PhD or some advanced degree to listen to our show and to enjoy it right I think that our audience our target audience are folks that range to spectrum of educational experience life experience age. What have you that? We want to connect with people and we're connecting to people through stories and if you think that stories are lightened fun fun. That's great but there's so many hidden gems truths that are told in spoken to in these stories that people can come away with something quite quite enriching and quite deep absolutely and I think you are I think I I can see how that Kinda outta strikes the nerve but I think when we were originally talking about this we wanna to showcase who we are and We have read a lot. We have talked with a lot of folks. We have had a lot of experiences in those are all valuable but we also said he wanted to intentionally only showcase that we are to women. And kinda give people a some insight into what that's like you know. Rally communicate with each other how we think through ideas Yeah Lighten Fund doesn't necessarily mean of no substance. May I mean I I can definitely there but let me just say thank you for the question. Thank you for the question. Indian are are human and so we are allowed to have feelings and we appreciate the question regardless so this one was really cute. One listener asked. Where do we draw inspiration for the topics we cover on the PODCASTS podcasts? And what's our process for selecting topics in getting guests to appear on the show. I think a lot of topics come from just the world around us What's in the news What are some things that we are just really curious about What's happening in our the is that makes sense to talk? Talk about This is only six episodes so we are still getting inspiration from a very of various outlets but but I think it has a lot to do with just how we understand the world and things that we wanted to further explore and even just people sending messages ages like. Oh when this great. If you guys talked about this I always wanted. You know your take on this when I talk about this and people have reached out to us as well coach to say. Oh my gosh totally feeling your show. How can I be on right so I think that's one? Yes and so that's that's great right And we also know a lot of people as well. Yeah quite interesting. Things were nicely networked ladies. I agree you know so. It's nice and I think for us to be able to have again. Divergent perspectives and professions on. The shows like we said you know. Our last episode was with Former law enforcement and anti consultant that works closely with the police right And him sharing during his different kinds of perspectives. Just both being on the beat and then as well as siding capturing a bird's eye view of just what's happening from his particular nuclear profession and perspective But I mean even just capturing global global people's perspectives and experiences. I think it's great great so hours. Sorry stay tuned for more and I think you know one of the episodes there fell really spoke spoke to our personal experiences that informed the show but also was informed by what was going on in the news at the time it was the episode did not ABC's Twa. He W is in the college admissions and all. I really enjoyed that one because I got to talk more about the experience from Girondins is in India talk about the predominantly white experience than we are able to tie that into. You know what was going on with. The city happens in the. I forget the other people's names but the folks that were basically bribing their way into college and so a time together really nicely but it was inspired by our own lives in the medium so The shows the different topics. Come about different ways. But I think we've got a process now that were are expressed to stay on top of what's current but also still incorporate US In the show. No absolutely and I think that you know when we're thinking about the kinds of comments that we've received that episode in particular or that two part episode And thank you for your patience patients for listening to two parts Of that episode. We received a lot of comments about that. People were just like Oh. This was my my experience. I really enjoyed this. I didn't know about this or I didn't know about. HPC's in this particular way or experiences around Pwi some folks had not heard of Pwi as an acronym predominantly white institution before So it's it was just. Interestingly enough that that that being your favorite one of your favorites was one that we garnered a lot of comments. That seemed very seemed like they were very much connected to to that episode. So that was pretty neat. What we're GONNA probably drill down into some of that As this episode goes on but I WANNA take another question from another listener in. This is a person who identifies as a white woman living in the US. I'm sorry living outside of the US In she does she enjoys listening to our show and she's learned to lie but she wonders if the show is only for African American women African descendants. And can she be an Ella. That's a really good question. How well here's here's my my take initially right? Okay let me just say this. So of course. We're not want excluding any listeners. I think in many ways if I were to take a step back. Is there something wrong with having a niche audience right so when you think about the millions of podcasts asked that exists you know you have podcastone almost every type of topic you could think about arcus on jelly beans by the way yes that on fly fishing on. Yeah and so will there is a podcast stats for everyone. And unless say I'm into Jelly beans and Fly Fishing. I may not listen to that right because I'm not interested in that particular way to subscribe into listen and so I think in many ways because to tease about sisterhood in storytelling storytelling and about edifying the voices and the experiences of African descendants. In many ways if you are interested in learning hearing hearing about the topics and events and things at African descendants in the diaspora experience. Then then that makes you part on niche audience. That may be someone else who doesn't give two hoots probably wouldn't listen to the podcast in the same way as when you know you might find needlepoint more provocative and interesting for you right. But that's I would say that at bottom autumn around. Just the the beauty of podcasts. In of themselves right that you can build In an audience in in a particularly based on certain subject matters but For her to be an ally me I think it's awesome that she's outside the US and she's listening in and and being a white woman. In that I think it's a concern that because we are too you know. African descended women. That people might think. Oh I'm a guy hi so I don't think I want to listen to that. It's not for me yeah. There's something about being allied that I wanNA address the air. Is that listening to this show. is definitely supportive but in terms of being an ally I would say don't necessarily early rely on the show to teach you how to be an ally that is a more specific Is a more specific. Is it going to do that. And if you're really wanting to allied to two black people two black women That there is some intentional. It's younger part. That expands expands has just into this show so I wanna just be clear about that I personally love your love love. Your support loved the question In so you know being an ally has a lot more it requires a lot more Um Than just listening to the show so I'll just say alley at there. I'm I'm reminded of actually reminded of another person. Are you familiar with Amanda feels. I don't think so she. She's also a fellow podcasters. She has like a much larger audience. I presume than us. She's she's a comedian actress. She's she's done so much stopping she's also Grenadian American but she says something and I've heard of stayed in different places whether it's on the breakfast club or part of her standup comedy and maybe it might be controversial repeating it here but she came she herself makes the distinction between white people versus people people who happen to be white. Oh that's interesting yes and In one of the things that she was saying was that that you know at least for her this notion around a white person and being self identified as a white person in many ways carries Privilege College and that people can operate within when they embrace that particular. I'd any that there is complicitous in the system of oppression rushing around white supremacy versus people who happen to be white and she kinda lumps those folks as allies interest right that as a person you are operating from a place of just. I'm connecting to you as another human being on earth. Yes I have lived experiences. I recognize that there are certain certain kinds of privileges that might come around Come about because of this particular lived experience regardless of this gender identity race ethnicity religion Blah Blah Blah. But in this regard. She's talking about race and she goes. Yeah but then they just happen to be white and so for her her orientation around that is just it gives people all space to say. Hey I'm not just going to read the one book on like anti-racism and say yes. I'm an ally or listen to one or two podcasts. But there's a lot out of intentionally around the tax conversations. People engage in the interaction. People facilitate with others. That's part of a person who happens. Wants to be white. And so I think about that. I think about your response to even that person's question and you know if they if people liked this individual who listens to our show feels like they ha- they gained some sort of insight and that's helpful And maybe in mice maybe. The stories and topics might spark conversation that they need to have into filthy facilitate with other people at the same being time. So definitely definitely read and talk to people in bigger out a place where you can enter a conversation and ask this questions to people are even you know just show up you know I mean even that even just showing up you need to understand like what spaces an allies needed and what's ally is needed elsewhere. You know what I mean so is constantly changes and I think more into you are in the more you really try to educate yourself how to be an effective ally Those things will become apparent so in the amount of time we have here. I mean we're you're not GONNA be able to go through all of the ways in which you can learn how to the allied But I think those are starting points you make a really good point that you know listening to are stories and listening to that we have to say and the issues that we're concerned with as black women and understanding. Oh this is an issue for them is part of your education Dan but I would say it's just not the only part right and I just WanNa say something about our podcast too and I in in in and maybe you might have a diversion perspective..
"tea" Discussed on Tuesdays Tea, A Podcast
"All right so we've received some great feedback and comments hits from folks many have shared with us that they really enjoy our chemistry together like they're like oh my gosh it seems like you'd have a lot of fun some folks have even even comments that they feel like they're in the same room with US drinking whatever beverage recognize some people have said well I'm not drinking tea or like they wanna drink other things which is fine but that more importantly that they feel that they are a part of the conversation and I'd say really be the comments came about particularly after our first episode Sisterhood is family or yeah that was really fun for me for both of us it was our first episodes and India hadn't any net had talked all the time but we just had a chance to be ourselves and recorded insured with the world so it was really fine is kind of you know solidifying the chemistry that we knew he had actually being able to capture it was very fun I think I think all this is intentional because like we're genuine friends and we enjoy each other and chatting about things in India is a great listener in she's very vital and hopefully you know she feels the same way about me I I do I know you do grow in our our conversations are pretty much exactly like our podcast no absolutely lean and it's would choose see here field that's what you get with us you know there is no sort of here's our on Air Personality personality you know this is just us end I think some of the things that I've heard people say whether it's on twitter or G. or or just even via email through ask Tuesday's the Mel Dot Com people are like I feel like I'm a fly on the wall in the middle of of our conversation so I just think that's that's much love and appreciation and so one one of the more obvious questions that we get is about what prompted us to do a podcast where did this come from why now and so we thought it'd be Kinda cool that's how you law our origination story again how did we conceptualize so the we were it's weird because when you're really close with someone and you I mean there's been times out of the years you've been friends I dunno nineteen seventeen something something years you know you find that when you there are moments where you don't talk as much but then when you come together you're like still on the saints you didn't use it so Indian Iowa had had spells and we connected and I remember a number lights talking is up your both having the same conversation we wanted to do something around the same time you want to start our website and we wanted to do a podcast I wanted let's do a blog I mean it's a we just ran with it we said hey you know what we're going to meet every week on the phone and we're going to start the school drive and we're just GONNA dump stuff in it and as did we had like this massive brainstorm that lasted maybe couple months maybe yes and we were just talking about all the wonderful ideas we had and I mentioned earlier in our podcast had a nonprofit that I wanted to resurrection to do some things within India is a really exciting research and still doing that research and the we still wanted to avenue impact and so it just kind of organically came about because I think we were just in spaces in our lives at wanted to do something that made sense to us show that was hours being an academia a lot of your work feels like it doesn't belong to you 'cause it's academia but I think the work that we're doing with the podcast really just feels like we we own it and we can be what we want to be with him that's right sorry an have a different opportunity to express different aspects of our identity right that's greater than in just the everyday the Monday -ness of our day jobs which is pretty neat I will say a nice offshoot of just engaging in this activity activity tippety of a podcast is that we there's a lot of intentionally around us really speaking to one another right and you are right there are times that it's just like you know when you're grown and you have people that rely on you and that you support often times it's just like you look up and you're thinking oh where did the week or two weeks or the month go rhino we would just pick up exactly where we left off but still just an offshoot is that we actually speak far more often tonight and I love this because it just makes me feel so close steer it does blessed to have and I remember and this is getting a little off topic but you know we do we it there will be times that we did like say life guy really dizzy and our call India in girl so much happened let me give you the bullets and we recover the bullets are you caught up now okay here this the present day this is what's happening today and India's like okay to me but we do we speak a lot and also the Tuesday's t was kind of catchy in and of itself but you know what I realize is that we often time are finding time to speak on Tuesdays I know isn't that weird and you know we would like literally early be spilling the tea like girl let me tell you what happened what happened was and then it's just like oh there was just so much t- going on that is you just kind of you know kind of quirky and funny and you know just even call it to say St Right Yeah I think the title fits we actually had a lot of iterations are a lot of different ideas about the title we wanted to be like hey one of them to know it's like it's two black women so listening Melanin something or let's get titles but it seems like people enjoy the title of tu-tuesdays tea and and we definitely do so s generally how I started as you can probably tell it was born out of our friendship went out of our position analogy I just born out of wanting to do something yeah no absolutely next question so there's one listener at did that as you know what's the objective of the show I think that's important to consider an even to raise because is I'm blanking stats by think they're almost a million podcasts exist there's a lot there's a time and actually is going up I mean the number of people who are listening and member who are actually recording podcast is on the rise but them exactly and so and there's so many different kinds of podcasts podcasts that exist and I think that when people are when you have access to really captive audience of listeners in people want to know what is this about so that they can begin to distill kind of you know where they're going to subscribe or they're gonNA listen and devote their time whether it's in their car are are different forms of transportation that people are using to get to and from work or to do wherever you know people are being you know they're they have discriminating communing tastes that's a great question about what the objective is the show and I think you know every episode that we've had today as part of our intro zero to the programming we start off with talking about this is about storytelling and in many ways we are both what grottes shots yeah drawn to kind of bringing people in with real life situations and stories I have my background is in counseling I'm not a practicing castle right now but a great deal of time listening to keep on in people telling me their stories and you know that's Kinda the way that I communicate is well having people understand I'm really quick to say hey let me give you an example apple right And I think that people are really drawn feel connected when they have a story that will speak to them and so I think we both recognize that and wanted to be an integral part of how we present this project right absolutely and and even for me my my work as Siale adjusts and the kind of research that I do and that I write about it's about really the stories he's or edifying the stories in the voices of marginalized people and their perspectives right because at root for me stories race challenge structures of oppression there's all these other kinds of narratives that exists than Meta narratives encounter narratives and it's great to be in a space where where based on our topics based on our own lived experiences that we are able to shed light and talk about these stories when I interview folks for my Book Projects Jason and that sort of thing people tell me the most interesting stories or even or even let me just say forget about the research I can be an airplane nine or in the checkout line at the supermarket and I don't know that there might be something about my face arresting storytelling fairly league I thought I had the other face you don't I do I- sidebar but sometimes I feel like I need as she went on a plane that I need to have like my own made up book covered jacket that says don't talk to me I'm not interested not interested but I don't know sometimes like I'll be in these random places and I don't know people will come come up to me and we'll just say oh my gosh and just start randomly sharing a lot of their personal business and and I just say Oh yeah okay and then and somehow gets peeled back and then I know about their grandparents and their needs and who got out of jail and just all kinds of crazy the and then and then I'll come out in like my children or my part will ask wow it seemed like such an involved conversation that you have with this person did you know them now at that moment but people tell me stories and so I like to be able to you know for this project that we're engaged in allow folks to speak to us and we raised different things share these kinds of stories because you know that's how we can act as we connect him I think people can see that in certain folks you know yeah I mean there's a lot of safety in both of our voices and a lot of concern in attention in a think that we're kind of turning that into our outward audience I guess we would love to be able to share stories and at some some point and we'll talk about where the direction of this show to go he would love to hear people call in order to to write about topics that they want us to to share so you know I really think that's at the heart of what we're doing is being able to provide a lot of information about some really critical topics that are happening in the black community we are in the teen of African descendants and to you know to tell the stories in a way that makes that makes us like we're doing something to do on our part so the next question is and we've gotten this a couple different ways but never listener asked it's obvious that you all are very good friends but do you ever find a do ever have divergent views on topics yes of course and if we didn't our conversations would be boring right now we'll say because Indian in I I do have a lot of things in common we're both sociologists we both kind of think about things the same way and it doesn't mean you have to say mine or anything like that but I I think we are just trying to dissect deconstructing in think about things more in depth than just a regular person and so we may come up with different views but have gotten their different ways so I think on the show because of the topics.
"tea" Discussed on Tuesdays Tea, A Podcast
"Uplifting motivating or simply spilling the teeth on issues and topics that impact the lives of African descended communities across the Diaspora. So what that means is. We're going to talk a little bit about everything we're going to talk about black singularity traveling while black gender black vivid Nissim hair parenting relationships relationships and other sociopolitical and pop culture topics where your host. I'm Gerard Miller Bryant and I am India Lorrie Wilmot. Happy Anniversary. This is I. Six recording. Tuesday's T. R. podcast since as we published our first episode in March nineteen. It's been so much fun getting this project off the ground and working with my sister brand India of we've had some really great feedback. You've got some praise and we've also gotten so really good questions and we're hoping that we're going to be able to some of those today Ted Questions about the show. Oh in your questions about specific episodes and even about US individuals we are and how we are together. Some of the comments and questions around our friendship the orage origination of Tuesday see where the catacombs valid. Why did I do this in our decision to do a podcast in the first place the objective active of the podcast and Some questions about what is far as topics episodes rain. I'm excited very crowded. Six episodes right number six year. The that's pretty cool. So who's listening to our podcast. While based on our previous five episodes and I'll just list them here break quickly for those who might be joining us for the first time at first episode so kicked off with the topic sisterhood as family or Fam Fam then we dove right in to talking about black hair and the natural we'll hear movement then. We had an episode on black love as self love with Dr Natasha Gordon Chip in Berry. Then we had a really interesting two part episode series so to speak called school days. PWI's HPC's and the college college admissions scandal. And then finally our last episode was with Dr Lorenzo Boyd and we talked about black and blue race race community policing and social justice and I'd say our audience is not only located in the US but their international baby Around the globe we think their questions and comments reflect the diversity of their experiences and their perspectives so we have listeners. In Europe so shout out to the United Kingdom France Germany and Spain. We also have abl listeners in central and South America and the Caribbean so we'll who to Mexico Panama. Costa Rica Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada. We have listeners on the continent of Africa. Folks we're talking about South Africa and Nigeria an then last but not least we have our listeners that are based here in the US where we are. So what are the states representing we got California Illinois Conneticut DC Florida Georgia Maryland Massachusetts New Jersey New York North Cadillac North Carolina Ojo Oklahoma Texas. And were Jinyu be a baby so our reach is global and end. We love it absolutely. We really do have and this was really what we wanted. We wanted to touch a lot of places such a lot of topics. So I think we're doing a indeed we're doing an thank you all There's a good space for us to talk about. You are listening that are representing these countries in these states in India just listed so oh our gratitude is infinite for you listening to two chicks talk about stuff so you go there and also if you have friends that are in other places that we have not listened isn't listed here so like Minnesota where you at Right Colorado New Mexico Arizona that's that's right Nebraska you know there there's so many other places right in even Part of the fifty states but that are not part harv are contiguous states right so we are we Puerto Rico as as our Commonwealth where are we Alaska and Hawaii. So we're one I have in Canada. I'm surprised but we're getting there. I haven't found not that it's in in that group that you just mentioned but candidates usually into everything so insane them. ALIBABA's me here. There you go in as a way of saying thank you and also just to kind of recognize it. Our audience that they're in the D.. Have these questions. Today's episode. We wanted to take times issue. A devoted audience members unhelpfully some new audience members as as of this episode to thank you for listening End For showering with love support and appreciation and we wanted to reflect the respond to the comments and questions. You posted to us via email at asked Tuesday gmail.com We love when you email us because that is right now the main way that we know that you are listening in have questions so please again even if this episode. It doesn't answer some of your questions. Feel free to email at asked. Tuesday's T- edgy. MOUND DOT com so for this episode. The title is GonNa be got questions. We've got answers is all about the team. Yes but in truth formats before we dig deep into things things you want to tell our audience tear drinking today. That's right what are you drinking so for me And when did something a little bit light but cleansing in. So I'm drinking Murang`a tea with some Green Tea and pomegranate. That sounds really yeah. You know it's just in the space of just vacation mode I am. I am in the summertime and transitioning especially when you're in academia you kind of have the slower pace. I don't necessarily need to feel the hopped up on caffeine. I tried to minimize that. But yeah this one a natural glow thing going on. Yeah actually hey you look a little going on you you island girl the what you're drinking swell get ready. This is a little TM. I but attack working out a lot lately and got some goals got summer. Go looking great. I could indie thank you summer time. I know people will be doing the most in the summer including I have been drinking. It might not that I've been drinking. The last couple of days is more Functional so I've been drinking smooth moves tea. Slams can't move move and it does exactly what it sounds like toes. So it's just moving through you. It is moving through me. Everything along with it is moving as well. But you WANNA feel lighter like if you are working out and stuff not not sometimes you just feel a little I just need the whole system to Kinda just cleared south. And that's what the tea does. This cost move. Move if you need Little is is very It's very it's not harsh on your stomach at all. So that's that's that's the great thing about it so you can say unction yes absolutely yes you take it at night on empty stomach and then you get up the next day and you start your day see. That's good to know because let me tell you this so you know. The old mother's on teased grandma's. Have you you know I think culturally early to against him but the all of these different kinds of cleanses your colon and that sort of things good for your body helps to regulate all the systems. All naturalists advocate that but the old school ones are like. Look you need to to devote like three days. We're who wear anything. You are a homebound plugging along like my belly. I think that's why more people don't do. Because you know when you live in a very high paced kind of environment and you got real stuff going on. No one has three days to devote and the people like. Oh just boil this Steve. This drink it on Friday. The then you're like you gotta go to work Monday. So they're do nothing. We need something quick inefficient and he is quick inefficient Fisher enough. The T- I because I know how I'm comes evil right now but it's all good and and not not to endorse. But where did did you find out about this. Particular One a nutritionist. It's never seen any. Tradition is for a couple years. And it's literally you can buy in the grocery grocery store kroger so People know about it. It's there but But you know not. Everybody's really focused in on acts. They're going onto like though what do you call it. Mere lax and the easiest out the convenience and commercial. I mean commercials. Tell us what was going by right so that they don't have a commercial pursue tasty. I haven't seen one so I got heard about it through word of mouth that's awesome. Yes an Indian I really do. DRINK TEAS AW So is becoming kind of our thing now. India you ready. Yeah let's get into it steeped all right. So we've received some great feedback and comments hits from folks many have shared with us that they really enjoy our chemistry together. Like they're like. Oh my gosh. It seems like you'd have a lot of fun. Some folks have even even comments that they feel like they're in the same room with us. Drinking whatever beverage recognize some people have said well. I'm not drinking tea or like they wanNA drink other things which is fine but that more importantly that they feel that they are a part of the conversation and I'd say really be. The comments came about particularly after our first episode. Sisterhood is family or yeah. That was really fun for me. for both of us it was our first episodes and India. Hadn't any net had talked all the time but we just had a chance to be ourselves and recorded insured with the world so it was really fine is kind of you know Solidifying the chemistry that we knew he had actually being able to capture. It was very fun. I think I think all this is intentional because like we're genuine friends and we enjoy each other and chatting about things in. India is a great listener in. She's very vital. And hopefully you know she feels the same way about me. I I do I know you do grow in our our conversations are pretty much exactly like our podcast. No absolutely lean and it's would choose see here field. That's what you get with us. You know there is no sort of. Here's our on air personality personality. You know this is just US end. I think some of the things that I've heard people say whether it's on twitter or G. or or just even via email through ask Tuesday's. The MEL DOT COM. People are like I feel like I'm a fly on the wall in the middle of of our conversation so I just think that's that's much love and appreciation and so one one of the more obvious questions That we get is about. What prompted us to do a podcast? Where did this come from? Why now And so we thought it'd be Kinda cool that's how you law our origination story again. How did we conceptualize so The we were. It's weird because when you're really close with someone and you I mean there's been times out of the years you've been friends. I duNno nineteen seventeen. Something something years You know you find that when you there are moments where you don't talk as much but then when you come together you're like still on the saints you didn't use it so Indian Iowa had had spells and we connected and I remember a number lights..
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"The title is GonNa be got questions we've got answers is all about the team yes but in truth formats before we dig deep into things things you want to tell our audience tear drinking today that's right what are you drinking so for me and when did something a little bit light but cleansing in so I'm drinking Murang`a tea with some Green Tea and pomegranate that sounds really yeah you know it's just in the space of just vacation mode I am I am it's the summertime and transitioning especially when you're in academia you kind of have the slower pace I don't necessarily need to feel the hopped up on caffeine I tried to minimize that but yeah this one a natural glow thing going on yeah actually hey you look a little going on you you island girl the what you're drinking swell get ready this is a little tm I but attack working out a lot lately and got some goals got summer go looking great I could indie thank you summer time I know people will be doing the most in the summer including I have been drinking it might not that I've been drinking the last couple of days is more functional so I've been drinking smooth moves tea slams dance move move and it does exactly what it sounds like toes so it's just moving through you it is moving through me everything along with it is moving as well but you wanna feel lighter like if you are working out and stuff not not sometimes you just feel a little I just need the whole system to Kinda just cleared south and that's what the tea does this cost move move if you need little is is very it's very it's not harsh on your stomach at all so that's that's that's the great thing about it so you can say unction yes absolutely yes you take it at night on empty stomach and then you get up the next day and you start your day see that's good to know because let me tell you this so you know the old mother's on teased grandma's have you you know I think culturally early to against him but the all of these different kinds of cleanses your colon and that sort of things good for your body helps to regulate all the systems all naturalists advocate that but the old school ones are like look you need to to devote like three days we're who wear anything you are a homebound plugging along like my belly I think that's why more people don't do because you know when you live in a very high paced kind of environment and you got real stuff going on no one has three days to devote and the people like oh just boil this steve this drink it on Friday the then you're like you gotta go to work Monday so they're do nothing we need something quick inefficient and he is quick inefficient Fisher enough the T- I because I know how I'm comes evil right now but it's all good and and not not to endorse but where did did you find out about this particular one a nutritionist it's never seen any traditionist for a couple years and it's literally you can buy in the grocery grocery store kroger so people know about it it's there but but you know not everybody's really focused in on acts they're going onto like though what do you call it mere lax and the easiest out the convenience and commercial I mean commercials tell us what was going by right so that they don't have a commercial pursued t I haven't seen one so I got heard about it through word of mouth that's awesome yes an Indian I really do drink teas aw so is becoming kind of our thing now India you ready yeah let's get into it steeped.
"tea" Discussed on Tuesdays Tea, A Podcast
"Uplifting motivating or or simply spilling the teeth on issues and topics that impact the lives of African descended communities across the diaspora so what that means is we're going to talk a little bit about everything we're going to talk about black singularity traveling while black gender black vivid Nissim hair parenting relationships relationships and other sociopolitical and pop culture topics where your host I'm Gerard Miller Bryant and I am India Lorrie Wilmot happy anniversary this is I six recording Tuesday's T. R. podcast since as we published our first episode in March nineteen it's been so much fun getting this project off the ground and working with my sister brand India of we've had some really great feedback you've got some praise and we've also gotten so really good questions and we're hoping that we're going to be able to some of those today Ted Questions about the show Oh in your questions about specific episodes and even about US individuals we are and how we are together some of the comments and questions around our friendship the orage origination of Tuesday see where the catacombs valid. Why did I do this in our decision to do a podcast in the first place the objective active of the podcast and Some questions about what is far as topics episodes rain I'm excited very crowded six episodes right number six year the that's pretty cool so who's listening to our podcast while based on our previous five episodes and I'll just list them here break quickly for those who might be joining us for the first time at first episode so kicked off with the topic sisterhood as family or Fam Fam then we dove right in to talking about black hair and the natural we'll hear movement then we had an episode on black love as self love with Dr Natasha Gordon Chip in Berry then we had a really interesting two part episode series so to speak called school days Pwi's HPC's and the college college admissions scandal and then finally our last episode was with Dr Lorenzo Boyd and we talked about black and blue race race community policing and social justice and I'd say our audience is not only located in the US but their international baby around the globe we think their questions and comments reflect the diversity of their experiences and their perspectives so we have listeners in Europe so shout out to the United Kingdom France Germany and Spain we also have abl listeners in central and South America and the Caribbean so we'll who to Mexico Panama Costa Rica Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada we have listeners on the continent of Africa folks we're talking about South Africa and Nigeria an then last but not least we have our listeners that are based here in the US where we are so what are the states representing we got California Illinois Conneticut DC Florida Georgia Maryland Massachusetts New Jersey New York North Cadillac North Carolina Ojo Oklahoma Texas and were Jinyu be a baby so our reach is global and end we love it absolutely we really do have and this was really what we wanted we wanted to touch a lot of places such a lot of topics so I think we're doing a indeed we're doing an thank you all there's a good space for us to talk about you are listening that are representing these countries in these states in India just listed so oh our gratitude is infinite for you listening to two chicks talk about stuff so you go there and also if you have friends that are in other places that we have not listened isn't listed here so like Minnesota where you at Right Colorado New Mexico Arizona that's that's right Nebraska you know there there's so many other places right in even part of the fifty states but that are not part harv are contiguous states right so we are we Puerto Rico you know as as our Commonwealth where are we Alaska and Hawaii so we're one I have in Canada I'm surprised but we're getting there I haven't found not that it's in in that group that you just mentioned but candidates usually into everything so insane them Alibaba's me here there you go in as a way of saying thank you and also just to kind of recognize it our audience that they're in the D. have these questions today's episode we wanted to take times issue a devoted audience members unhelpfully some new audience members as as of this episode to thank you for listening end for showering with love support and appreciation and we wanted to reflect the respond to the comments and questions you posted to us via email at ask Tuesday's.
"tea" Discussed on Tuesdays Tea, A Podcast
"Uplifting motivating or for simply spilling the teeth on issues and topics that impact the lives of African descended communities across the Diaspora. So what that means means is. We're going to talk a little bit about everything we're going to talk about black singularity traveling while black gender black feminism hair parenting relationships relationships and other sociopolitical and pop culture topics where your host and I'm Giradi Miller Bryant and I am India Lorrie Wilmot. Today we're delighted to have with us. A friend author researcher Educator and Criminal Justice Consultant. It's an Dr Lorenzo M Boyd. Thanks for having me. Lorenzo L.. Here he is an associate professor of criminal justice and the director of center for advance policing and is the newly. Julio appointed assistant provost for diversity and inclusion at the University of new haven in Connecticut learns those also past President of the Academy Adamy of Criminal Justice Science and a life member of noble the National Organization of Black Law enforcement executives. Well well congratulations congratulations firms. That has asked wandering much. Thank you Indian. I've known Lorenzo for at least what twenty years. Now maybe twenty years. I was counting and so it is such an honor. Press to come back and be able to have him on the PODCAST and to Really introduce him He needs no introduction. He's he's pretty Pretty fabulous on his own But Lorenzo rental service as a former former deputy sheriff in Boston also informs is nearly twenty year career high -cation where his teaching training a research focuses. On urban policing criminal justice systems diversity issues. In Criminal Justice in Criminological Theory ease appeared on local regional and national national media outlets to discuss policing aftermath of some pretty high profile. Case says so Lorenzo on. Why don't you introduce yourself of to our our audience our listeners? Thank you before anything else I would like to say. I'm just a regular brother just trying to make a difference. I'm Adad add about grandfather. I try to be just a regular person just part of the community and ultimately my job is to build bridges. Yeah we're excited to Kinda dig down into the work that you do And some of the issues that are pretty prominent now in the media in and the communities that we live in. So we're excited about that. But because you know what they found in his no we love to a drink not yes literally and metaphorically Though we like to start off every podcast telling folks what T- were drinking. So do you want to kick us off. I do okay. So because we're in our are what fifth episode I shake it up a little bit and actually do some research Johnson. T- that I have not had before so I this this morning had black tea and I think that's entirely appropriate based on the topic of our show but I did a little research and black. Black tea is used for improving mental alertness as well as learning memory and information processes deals. And I'm at a point in my life in my professional and personal life when really just kind of being really cerebral about what I'm doing trying to channel I'm trying to have some focus and so I- engaged some black tea and I will say that with enough sugar bigger. It's pretty good you you want some tea with sugar. India knows Ah you know and I actually have cut out sugar in the last month or so. I've been using things like swerve and natural sweeteners but That's the T- I'm drinking today. That's awesome and it's full of caffeine. It's got some caffeine in it. I think Yeah yeah I I think that contributes to the mental alertness for folks. Don't take my joy. Okay that's my joy all right. I'm drinking this morning drinking some green tea straight up. I also don't tend to add too many Additives or sugar to whatever. I'm drinking so I drink straight up and It's it's just good and it doesn't have breath as much caffeine as your black T.. Does it gets me alert. Gets me going puts me in Zen state because a heavy heavy topic. We're GONNA be talking about today. Green tea is a staple. It's good. Yeah all right Lawrenceville Europe. So what is it that you're drinking convey thought about this getting ready for the podcast. What would be most apropos for the day and for who I am so today I've decided to go with H I t to go chai tea based on the international flavor of the work that I do a lot of the international travel that I've been doing over the last a couple of years plus I add a little bit of sentiment because the stuff that adds a little spice is nothing Nello about what I do? I love it. I love it and and you know and we're spicy to no that's awesome good stuff now. Maybe I'll have our T. onboard so let's segue right into the episodes so today we wanna it takes some time to talk about the state air quotes state of race and community relations with law enforcement and the criminal justice system. So Oh it's been what almost five years a little bit over five years since Hashtag black lives matter movement gained national attention In their efforts offers to really amplify all the anti-black in anti or trans racism and with all the deaths that I've been happening with unarmed African descendants by law enforcement or those acting as if they could police African pendants right. So I'M GONNA call. Their names is when we have the murders of Trayvon Martin Michael Brown. Eric Garner Orlando Casteel. Alton Sterling Turns Crutcher Tomorrow Tamir Rice to Nisha Anderson Meyer whole Sandra Bland. Walter Scott Freddie Gray and countless others disres- been overwhelming being a necessary to call out their names hashtags. Black lives matter absolutely and we're in a place where we're not trying to forget. Get those names because these are commnitting events that caused us to really take an in-depth look at what's inside every living and really questioning some of the systems were these types of murders and miscarriages of justice can happen There continues to be an onslaught of viral videos that are capturing incidences of living while all black thank God for technology. A lot of this was captured on film Where we can see African descendants are engaging in some pretty mundane non criminal activities activities of their mining business living their lives but wonder front lawns picking up debris in their own property on their own property? They are sleeping in Public areas at a school pay tuition in rested. They're sitting in a starbucks at taking naps. Like I just said so when they had police lease called on them A lot of times this is by white quote unquote concerned citizen With some of them even being held in handcuffs until they prove that they actually belong. They are. They're actually not criminal right. In so undoubtedly these kinds of incidents I think we can all agree further exacerbates debates the long standing tension that exists between African descended communities and law enforcement and just even our place and the fact 'til participation in the criminal justice system as a result right and it puts the strain on the complex relationship between police and really sometimes even officers of color and the communities vowed to protect conserve. So why is this still such a prominent issue in you know. How much evidence do we need? Need to have before real changes actualized right to your point you just mentioned we have all you know thank goodness with technology. But how much do we need to see right and what can really be done through deuces tension and so this episode is going to be called black and blue race community policing and social the justice. So that's a lot. That's why we have Lorenzo here as our. That's right in expert. Bert to engage in a really rich discussion. The so I guess in many ways. Why is this topic important? I mean we find it US people who presumably self identify as African descendants. Right we might find this important but why is this important really for everybody and why should others really league feel connected to even care about this topic. Well first of all. Thank you for being willing to talk about such a really really important in topic in it's one that A lot of people are uncomfortable. Talking about sometimes justice and learning is in fact uncomfortable. But let's take a step back. Let's unpack some things that you to have mentioned first of all simply put this at the feet of the police are think does an injustice to do the causes of what's going on and when I look at is clearly. There's a point where the police have a part in this but if you take a step back one of the things that I said when I was working with the people at the university part of the problem was starting to see now is that there are many any people. Many times white people are weaponising. The police to subjugate the levels of racial bias is people will say black folks living while black and they then will claim victims down. Don't call the police. What are the police going to do? They they have an occupational mandate when we call they show up and it's their job to try to figure out what's going on so a lot of times by the time. The police a cold is already the negative interaction between the white citizen and the black citizen and the blacks is already pretty upset about things so by the Tampa police comes. It's all now here. Yuko and re folks. We've even give them nicknames like side Sidewalk Sally or poolside Patty Becky police on black people doing normal things. So you already upset when something like this happens now all you have to interact with the police in you've got a higher state of tension and then the person that called they take a step back and say no. I'm not in this. That's just you and the police so let this stand. The problem doesn't start elise long before the interaction between people the color. Yeah that's a really good point and I think that's often overlooked We recognize it but I think in terms of catalysts. Sometimes we overlook look at And I do WanNa talk a little bit at some point about the differences that we see. The Layman's folks. Because we India night most most people blur not police officers So the difference that we see once like police are called like the differences in how they handle situations Sion's with black folks and how they handle situations with non black folks and we see that there. You know there's a split in the road where you know guns are drawn. It's you know heightened violence island. It's it's it's almost assault but where you know in some cases where there's a white accused perpetrator who is treated with kid gloves and I think a a lot of that goes back to the value. I mean way. We value in devalue black bodies I think that kind of plays out and I would love for you to they talk about that like what is that well. There was a book on above the law. That was written some time ago by By skull nick in and five and one of the things in the book of the law. They talk about the symbolic assailant. And what we do. Know is the way society look except perpetrators and thus the way police sometimes of trained to look at perpetrators and not all police. Because you'll never him. He's in that police. In General Racist or police in Journal Journal about my position having been in uniform fifteen years that the vast majority of people in uniform really good people trying to do it..
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"Um Well I mean I think that at least for our listeners. You know when we're talking about tenure in academia tenure is this the the Cherry on top of the whole experience. Where when you have ten years this type of promotion level that grants you job stability in a way your pay jumps up significantly? I mean even for educators where writ large we don't get paid off of money but there's something that once you have tenure so it's almost almost like for those who might be more familiar with the law profession at once people make partner at the law firm doesn't matter where they go. Whatever they choose to do you can never be stripped upped that title that that stays with you forever and unless you do something illegal? I mean that's something that you earned and that she worked hard for that you get to keep forever and so their privileges to that. There are very specific reward structures in academia that once you achieve in get over with that hurdle then you feel like okay. Who saw I get to see the keys to the kingdom at least certainly sets the impression year that you get but it's the process through which to get bear that I think for people of Color for women of Color African descended women? I think it's a whole challenge. Because there's here's a different kind of standard that's unsaid about house at that we can even achieve that. If that's something that you want to pursue and I think the fact that again it's a system matt is still very white male dominated right and so the metrics in which are are are still being used to assess us as we're going through do the process of achieving tenures such that It's a struggle. There are so many different kinds of reports and studies at come out whether it's through brookings or the chronicle of higher education talk about the fact that for women of Color in particular in the academy. They're finding that they have to engage more collaborative workspaces in relationships in order to publish in order to get support even when the academy itself again is discounting their efforts. are pushing this whole notion of individuality. Did you -ality right in independent scholarship. And that's a struggle when you know like like like and if the white males in your department somehow are not showing showing with you because you might be perceived a particular way or what have you. It's hard to forge those relationships right. And so when you come on up for promotion and evaluation then you hear things that are codified right like sewn. Sales Research is so neat. Each or the academic prowess in the intellectual prowess of this person's work. It's not quite bare rain. And so those are conversations that I've been rumored here and it's like wow. This is what we're doing we get. WHO's talking about like thirteenth century such and such of this very small population in some mountain country of such and such yet? We talk so much about it whereas you have another colleague. WHO's like look? We're talking about gun violence in the inner city. And we're you know what I mean like things that are more tangible and relevant like who's talking about thirteenth century such and such and some obscure eastern even European place not that destroys aren't valuable but there's a outright discounting of some of these other works. That are a lot more relevant to our current current times. And so that's that I think when you know but to Segue when we talk about what you mentioned around battling the impostor syndrome again again. It's the system in which we participate in that you know with those rewards structures it connotes signals to us that we even begin to question our cells. Also Posture Syndrome is unfounded. Belief that you do not belong do not measure up that you don't don't have you know you don't have the spot to be there and it's just it's a mind game that we that you can play with yourself in. It could be very detrimental to your to your mental health depression. We got anxiety. You've got like stomach issues and all kinds of stuff that distress this stress this fear of being found out or feeling like we're not going to measure up I mean has a I mean we metabolize that and it comes out. I mean we're dying early early. We don't even represent pop good enough population academia to begin with an. We're like dropping down and I want to add another piece to that to that that kind of creates another layer. Let's not forget about the students right so black women in particular. Do like you said we are on all kinds of committees. You're out there hustling doing our thing But we have students who I read this article recently about the emotional work that we have to. We don't don't get paid for When we have students who come through our office because we're the only black as they've seen in life and they may have never had like a black professor and they come they come in droves and we don't feel right turning them away one of those who say no you feel like no? I can't because this student is coming to me and I understand Stan. Havoc White. Space is An academic you have a place to turn to. You'll save and to say you know to say you know. Just be real like take layers off into real and so we find ourselves doing that. Emotional work that can in academia. I've never worked in corporate America so I can't eat for that but I know in academia. It's the students. Let's need faces like us. They need people who have the experiences that we have and can relate to them. And so it's like that's our way of giving but we don't get. There's not a check bouts for that when you are Trying to see if you measure up to your account white kind of players. Who usually don't have those same kind of Struggles absolutely really wanted to just jump in and say you know. I'm thinking sort of about the emotional. Physical mental impact of of serving rain Particularly students in academia as black women use every January for the last four years I have been a writer's retreat here in Costa Rica Whole Tangle said and the last one the last one was this January there were twelve of us in out of the twelve there were ten black women who were? PhD's and in some and most many of them were full professors and they were in the highest ranking positions as chairs and sitting sitting on graduate committees and they were just doing the work however in our private spaces the types of distress that was discussed list the spaces of just mental anguish about not saying no about creating boundaries. It would really interesting to see many of these. These women who had collectively already been twenty twenty five years inside the office they were entering and reflecting on the space as if they were just beginning the ten year journey and so it doesn't matter where you are in the process. I think The way that the system is set up it is meant to carve away the away a little bit air every time of your soul and so I think that we have to think about those The value system of academia Adina of needing to be validated that system. Because we've been sort of trained into understanding. The education is the modes which we can survive out mobility particularly. Ask them of color. So that's something we need to think about that relationship Because we are not going to perish I see it. We are going to literally not here and so we need to think about that shelf love and I think that's a good place for us and for our audience how self love and maybe give them some tips and some suggestions for what this looks like. What are some things that you have done attache? You've done what I've done to try to preserve this space for loving ourselves and finding the balance that we need you to find to not only ourselves but some of our community and Love Black folks In ways that make sense to us. So what's our final SIP. The final SIP will let me again and just say that. I guess I have two examples. I mentioned the writing retreat that I hold because understood that at some as a writer With just how I want to primarily self identify beyond the Nakajima As a writer are committed to the word I wanted to be in community and I want to being community of people who could nationally and so it was it was very shellfish push in many ways to retreat but they had turned into these fabulous shape rid energy spaces of nourishment and I. I am very thankful for the opportunity but I think personally I have been able to start. Maintain a yoga practice That has been basically my church. It's been my mosque. It's been my synagogue. The Matt has in the place where I have in most. Oh spohn rebel and I that is something take rich so my family understands that no one can ask me to drive them anywhere or there were Or do anything else at the time when I have to go to yoga and it is a process of teaching ray. Because you don't want to say no to your family because in most cases the center but it is time and instead of feeling guilty it is my right in order to stay alive and to be functional and and to be healthy for you as a mother as a partner. I have to do this for myself and an understanding that. There's no guilt to it. It is it is literally like food and for meat need. That is how I participate in healthcare. But it's a process. It's not something. It's something that we have to try on and you know have have it work in the not work and sometimes it's about being in the process when it doesn't work it's about being kind and so those are the words that I can offer in. This conversation is awesome. That is awesome. I love that I love that I I was just thinking as you were speaking. And in addition to again the being feeling good about saying no right and being able to make space for yourself just being gentle with your own criticisms right and so. That's how I think about when you're saying be kind it's like we're so hard on ourselves you know and I I find myself doing that as well were just like. Oh but you know girl you know and then and not that. You know negative if self-talk can't be you know flipped to positive self talk but not being in that space where we're living in it because we there's an onslaught of that already the external to us right we get all these images and media these words and other people who are toxic and whether they're in our personal lives or professional that are telling the all these things and so why get on the bandwagon with that right and so just even being gentle with ourselves and then I think in terms of my scholarship and also writing just just putting the I in my work like making myself show up and be more present right because there's so many narratives and in other stories that are happening. Globally that exclude exclude me and people like me. And so that's how I can show up right in the scholarship. I can show up in my conversations with folks and and to say well I because I'm showing up and this is how like I'm loving you by loving me and so I'm loving. You Love Me Love You. That's where I that's why I land. Well I I I think what I have of It's a couple of things one I will say in the last couple months I would say that having an outlet like this podcast has really been a self care exercise for me. That sounds in the moment but no it really has. It really has given me a space to feel free enough apt to talk about issues that are important to me and to be able to share with a anonymous audience in some ways that's very liberating Something as an opposites do I really appreciate the Camaraderie You know of this show and being able to talk to folks like Natasha India on a regular basis and talk. What issues that I feel are that I if that's my way of loving the community by sharing and talking about issues like this but it's also for me Intensive practices India you mentioned self talk in. I have done a number of Exercises that tried to come back it in my head. You know when I say this I countered with that in my head about my worth and I know you know. I'm a diva. I know that I not even a bad way. But you know I've I've got my stripes sub. Did all the things I was supposed to do of tired. I've you know Had some really intellectual sexual conversations with some of the best folks. I've done my due diligence in terms of being a good mom and sister daughter and all that but for whatever reason Sometimes sometimes it still feels like a struggle to to believe it. I just really try to work on what I stayed at myself. And as you said. Natasha tried to be kind to myself And then I would say okay My friendships have been really lifesavers Again having folks that I know understand me putting my in my circle like I have to deal with the The unintended circle right of like job. And you know just folks you know Who Don't understand me as a person my culture but I really tried to embrace those.
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"And we do the were times ten And so I think that the shelf loved that unseen defying now now amongst women is really more about saying no. We're about standing firm rank above about soaking in the bathtub that's parent in the bathtub. Illicit three children are the doing all that stuff. And that's fine and is always a space for that but if thinking about being family the kind of work that we do we understand that were multi-taskers but I think that the the definition of self loud emerge that I'm really holding onto is really the idea of stating the Dow you in understanding that when we're showing up at the table when no longer afraid to apologize and I think that's such a good point about saying we know and learn that's a skill you have to learn and it's such scale and the thing the key is saying now and not feeling guilty because an S. emotional you work right and then you lament over it for like three days. No I mean getting comfortable with realizing like what your boundaries are and how those boundaries are good for you And realizing that this is not just it's not a selfish act to say no is actually Self Care Act and I really insane Matt Absolutely. Because that's not it's not about being self indulgent right. And I like what you said Natasha about you know this. The the kind of Societal pressures that are placed and whether it's gender specific or not we feel it as women women of color women of African descent. And there's there's something to be said about not just the more broader expectations that are placed on us but really our community and our own family expectations expectations right. So you know there. Is this interesting dividing line. Where many might feel some sort of connection to our community and I feel like oh whether it's to our activism to our daily Work Professional? What have you to help uplift us as a people and to make sure that we not only strive strive and thrive but we persevere until you know forever but at the same time that that sort of space of living in striving for? Maybe it's black. Excellence or something. That's just a lot of stress when you mama and your daddy and your phone so look into you to do that and your kids and your partner looking not to do all that too. It feels wanting to be able to tell the outside world like no. I will not do that because I'm about self preservation menu within a boss like nope not doing it not doing it right but then you know somebody that you love right and are not loving relationship and and maybe in partnership with their coming to you and you WanNa stay now but then you realize that it's not as easy and I think in the every day at least for myself. Sometimes it's like like you don't want to necessarily say no but you know that you should say no but you don't and then it's hard right and so then it's hard and then people wanna look at you like. Oh it's so K.. And you're like Oh this is self love one of the things that you know. I go back to the idea that love and loving is is a verb so it's action in continuous. And so I think that you know in spaces particularly in in your family and speak to my experience as a woman who's married a man who's an African Born in exile and I'm the mother two children one son who's gone to college motions or certainly but I thank you I think about the kinds of decisions that we have made as a family that really have saved my life. You know I I just wanted to share that. I mentioned that five years ago we moved to Costa Rica and there are two main reasons one as I said. We're sort of looking. At the historic temperature of sort of what coast Obama life would be like in the United States and had my husband and I met in South Africa that we have already sort of looked at the world in different from different perspectives and definitely looked at the relationship that we have with the United States different perspectives but really the central reason to be totally totally honest. Why was able to walk away from a tenure track job while you were walked away from culture and access to basically every resource? I often people in New York City because I looked at my son who was about to enter eighth grade in. We have to have the conversation with him about coach. Don't run in the street and went to a private school of all these. Trappings have sort of middle class. NECE and I'm putting in quotation marks because I don't hold onto those and we and then we an opportunity came up and my husband. I looked at each other kids down. We will like We need to take this. We're we'RE GONNA keep our black kids alive and back not for everybody but we had a moment basically also because we are first born citizens of the United States to immigrant parents. Both of us so we have relationships in ties with other leads. But coming back to the notion of self. Love that for me making that decision which actually been took like a year and a half the plan get it all together because I made it right. I'm not trying to have my children completely. You know destroyed in in such a huge move because they were pulled out of their communities and friendships. That for me was really the most radical act of self love not only for my family But for showing up for myself because I understood that I would perish. Sean literally physically my mental health. What was the responsibilities of sort of tenure life in all these other things with the patient Haitian of New York and the way that Sort of the material and money mashed up. I understood that if I did not pull hole myself out of that environment I would not survive until for me that that sort of how I define radical interventions inventions in self love. Can you talk a little bit about The you you had mentioned it from previous conversations that we had about your redefining your relationship with capitalism I think audience our audience wanted to hear the especially women that are like us. Who Have you know have parents parents? We have children. We have jobs and those jobs can be very demanding And you made some pretty bold decisions which he ballooned to but if you could just talk a little little bit about that. I think that's a really powerful piece for folks so one of the things that I acknowledge about myself is that I'm a very hard worker. Graham not afraid afraid of work. You know I have that example for my parents specifically my mother who worked two jobs when she had to In order that myself myself and my siblings did not have college debt. You know and so I have the John Bull up like a hardworking woman. Like I understand that you know whether it's for her family or just a community whatever and so I took that and I've always had a particularly particularly I think most highly compensated in my life because of course they're Dixon Valleys as a tenured professor. You know an I had certain had access to certain resources that historically I may not have had before I realized that I was still in fear I was always in fear of not. We're having the resources and the means to make ends meet and it wasn't like I was jetting off to places and doing all that but it was still about like making sure the the school to which paid and even with what looked bike. Nice numbers on the page bank account within minutes of paying being bill it was sort of. There is a very small amount that I had to rely credit cards and other things that I the allies were sort of digging into a whole impetuosity fear of not having enough financial resources in so in moving to Costa Rica I left certain types of securities. Assad you know and we spent a my husband and I spent a large chunk of our savings in moving here and sort of creating creating a life. That would be comfortable for my children. Because they were the priority rain him so they would shoot at the temperature that we had to check in on all the time if they weren't thriving did we'd have to make other decisions. But you know I mean the ancestors blessed and guidance heater and so children are beyond writing and give. Thanks for this decision but in saying that incoming to Costa Rica. I realized that I wanted to wanted to sort of take part in my own life if I wanted to not just grind in terms of Gore and carry those traded Joe bag of the you know up the subway shares and hustle with the kids and after missile programs. Do all that I wanted to actually show up and what that meant is that I needed to be a little bit more intentional in creative with Howard who's going to establish myself financially. Guess what that made me understand. Is the the money will always Awasthi their brain. Like if you're doing the work in your healthy give thanks you know and you're you have integrity. The money will always be there your children and will not be hungry. You also have a community where that you can sort of rely on and for me gene. That idea of not just grinding two or something without a visible goal but just sorta sustaining and then going no. I'm going to reshift the idea that I need X.. Amount of wealth because my wealth comes differently in studying slavery being stoller slavery. I have also understood the ways that the people of African descent had very difficult relationships with capital because we need the capital to be what was bought and sold and so when I see young people who are celebrities who wear the gold all over their bodies or during themselves in in ways that ironically would find in sort of even royal line someplace. But it's not the same idea is sort of. I'm carrying my wealth. This assemble symbol that I have something consumption exactly but but but it's false right so those folks with the chain of and I'm I'm not knocking. Everybody can do what they need to do. But what I'm saying is for me. That symbolizes the idea that we have not released certain kinds of of change and that comes specifically from slavery and the fact that our bodies were what were bought and sold and purchased and so our relationship with money and capital. is radically different than any other communities in the ways that we think about shaving in the way the about an investing and so for me I had to adjust the idea. Well and I understood that I am beyond abundantly wealthy in having a help family and being able to cook a meal with my children in being able to have conversations with you know with with you because in my previous life I would not have had the time to actually actually sit down and about this right in even have these conversations and so I think that that from me. That's really important in how I shifted shifted. It doesn't mean that I don't want money absolutely but it's not the priority. It's the it's sort of the process. I need to go to have another kind of experience right with my family. That's way more meaningful effort myself this way more meaning I. I think it's kind of put this out here. Era For us to really contend with this interesting I love the nuance and the sort of store system around African descendants on this side of the hemisphere even just Africans right Being connected to being even colonial states on the continent..
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"So maybe it will be helpful for our listeners to one let's define what we mean by black that's important so going forward we'll know how like how we're framing the that those identities and and then we'll talk a little bit about like what is black love and what is black love `self like so on the texture you have a really great way of thinking about black I can probably be because of your your background do you WanNa talk a little bit about how you define black absolutely what I notice is that black lack is a word changes significantly depending on one's location and so being a scholar in in a professor in New York for four sixteen years I really understood my shell as a black woman ray it a very much defined within sort of the understanding of blackness in the United States and I also understood that in many cases I was is in the defense particularly in academia as a space that was not necessarily as welcoming or nurturing as other environment particularly because because of what I symbolize whether it was in the classroom faculty meetings or going up for tenure so understood so the boundaries of that so for me I think I was lumped into an understanding wing of a political blackness that very much comes out of an African American sensibility though I am afro-caribbean because of both title my family beyond Customer Beyond Panama my relatives are from Jamaica and so my sense abilities my knowing how to make Bush teenage aged very much right and so I think that in moving to St I've had to sort of unpack doc that idea of blackness and it's been really interesting sort of shifting identity for me because very much the language here and I think even in Latin America and the work that I do with Afrin diaspora is very much based in an idea of people of African in descent or Afro descendants and soda the labeling of black mist which very much sort of centers the narrative around a US sensibility. Sensibility is very different from here I would even give the example lived in South Africa's well the notion of black people ask me when back up there you know what are you when I was at university are you in it was like I'm a black woman you know there's no question about it and they laughed at me you know and they were like no in actuality in the paradigm arrays in Post Apartheid South Africa you are actually a colored were not a pure African so you cannot claim this blackness with was very very unsettling for me because I had Mike Political consciousness my activism my style was really define on back but I understood that it was limited by an understanding of blackness within the United States and so I think over the years I've been able to grow I'm I'm an understanding of blackness but I still embrace but I understand it it's dice spoke and that people will choose to label themselves and so you have to be super careful on how making those savings gate communities it's now I remember when I was in Brazil first first time and I was with a friend of mine and he both at MRI that I have Loxton I think I did have locks on I had my hair braided hair was braided head and a friend of mine had locked in they were beautiful and I remember some of those questions coming up and she's bearskin and she was considered bittered white but I'm like no blacks me you know so I think those are good points is that depending on where you are in how those terms have been defined in the history and the culture behind those You know we could be we can burn ourselves you know in a conundrum of like how we identify other other people and how other people are identifying us so I think for the purpose of this conversation you know it's good to kind of have that understanding that it's complex it's not as it's not black and white no pun intended India do you want to add to that and your notion of black that means yeah well I just like to sort of leave it where it's just people who descend from the continent right because when I think about even my family hailing alling from the Caribbean again blackness articulated in a way that's very much a nation state identity right so it's it's almost as well I'm Grenadian right and so there isn't so much an emphasis of like laxness doc missing the same way that we conceive of it in the US because much of the country is homogeneous in that way even if there is still some mixing tapping happening between the different populations have been there historically still you're very black or brown particularly that you were a colony of say say Great Britain or some European nation right so you're just automatically other rised because of just that status right so for me it's just like I run into family members and people who are mixed and they're like no but I'm a black person but to your point Natasha it becomes comes very specific when they moved to a place like Canada and they moved to a place site the United States that this particular you know notions around our racial hierarchies in this country or on this part decide of the hemisphere that's very specific and nuanced right and so when so many people in my family go abroad and Aaron like other places in the world whether it's their down in Australia or they are in in eastern Europe it is even even Black Mrs defined even a little bit different similar but it's a little different right and and then what happens is that their blackness becomes more about their national identity like oh you're American and then there's a hierarchy in that for them so I think the purpose of our conversation in this notion of blackness in what that might mean I'm just like hey anyone who is can have have some sort of ancestral ties or routes to the continent so dispersed physically but there are so many similarities to in our experiences when we do travel as is like a large population in the world so I'll just stop and then I would just add to you like for me really quickly growing up in rural south it wasn't until I was probably I was an adult that I had different understandings of what blackness was because it was just black and white growing up in a really kind of segregated semi seven segregated town we all went to the same school will eventually but we had just just really stark kind of identities like you know you're either black or white and it wasn't until I had traveled and talk to other people and when I went to who Undergrad and went to Spelman is that first time I realized that black people spoke different languages One of my best friends spoke French as her first language quidditch didn't quite understand that she was Haitian which was born in Canada and just kind of blew my mind so having you know studied sociology really had more conversations like this I rely on more how much more nuanced things are but I think we've got a pretty good understanding for those that are listening how however approach blackness likeness today and then of course we're going to talk about love those two things together Detroit tonight and I guess for me like when I think about black love love right I think of it as you know just we're not just but the inner love that you have Right for yourself the outer love like the love that you show other people's right and that kind of symbiosis at happens what we put into an on our bodies ladies as part of love and celebrating ourselves just I think it's just from being in part the the love part is just house at that we show up and celebrated elaborated mink speaks for ourselves and present ourselves in and engage with the world around us right so you know the love is hey if you're deciding that you wanna have a particular T- if you WANNA eat certain kinds of foods if how you choose to adorn your exterior to me it's just all a part of that presentation of self that's I kind of think of it as love that way and and the self love is just you kind of focusing in the preservation reservation of yourself because you can get lost in this world right it's it's so hard like we can sit here and talk about loving ourselves in you know who've who've been towards lighten pods activity and Gosh in the real world you know it's such a I speak for myself it's such a conscious the effort it doesn't it doesn't happen easily it's what that means to say you know we think about you know what's good for us you know what are those steps that I should be making to make I'm sure that you know I put myself I in terms of a health and trends of my self care my free time energy but then you've got so many competing factors actors that sometimes it becomes really difficult to make sure those things are priority what are your thoughts and think that for me love is a lifelong process of learning but Action Lekota verb rape so I believe in the idea of working in the process of loving in whether that means in partnership whether that means to yourself herself or community I think it's easiest and I think that and maybe let maybe I'm speaking very broadly but historically correctly I think as women and particularly as women of other and women of African descent are commonalities for in in terms of where we are right now in the diaspora obviously we have some experience in our history with slavery rates that there's a there's a base unless unless you are a newly immigrant African so we have had we have that foundation in our background and I think that we have been trained rain to prioritize others at the expense of our own health and whether mothering right with taking care of elders we are serving our students but we have been trained and I'm not necessarily sure that it's not just is gender specific in terms of sort of traditional ideas of women's roles but I think on top of that there is the expectations -tations on black women rate that is very historically sort of evidence and so I think that recently heavily in the last ten years maybe maybe it's just sort of its presence more on social media you see black women really trying to reclaim their time right at its listen isn't how do I define south love and it's interesting because earth you saw making time for yourself going for walks journaling traveling all these sort of almost superficial and I'm not knocking that because they are important but I think that there's this counter dialogue is starting to happen that's talking about deeper type of self love and that I think is radical because you the word right in the beginning it's this idea that historically we were not mentioned survive the thinking about Audrey Lord thinking about other scholars who ooh very clearly stated we were not meant to survive in these spaces in the global north in we show up ray we show up with with excellent way and we do the were times ten and so I think that the shelf loved that unseen defying now now amongst women is really more about saying no we're about standing firm rank above about soaking in the bathtub that's parent in the bathtub illicit three children are the doing all that stuff and that's fine and is always a space for that but if thinking about being family the kind of work that we do we understand that were multi-taskers but I think that the the definition of self loud emerge that I'm really holding onto is really the idea of stating the Dow you in understanding that when we're showing up at the table when no longer afraid to apologize and I think that's such a good point about saying yeah no.
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"T- this is a podcast dedicated to celebrating uplifting motivating or simply spilling the T. on issues and topics except impact the lives of African descended communities across the Diaspora. Yes so that means is. We're going to talk about some everything anything including black singularity traveling while black gender black feminism hair parenting relationships and other socio political pop culture topics and so I am India. Laurich Wilmot ants I am Rhonda Miller. Bryant's and today. We are so oh delighted to have with us. Scholar writer editor professor founder of Fingal said Writer's retreat extraordinarily all around wonderful soul. Sister Dr Attache Gordon Chip in Berry all the way from the Greater San Jose area. Costa Rica welcome Matala. Hello it is an absolute honor and pleasure to be here with you. So tell muscle about yourself. Let let our listeners know who were who were talking with today. I don't know if I can explain in the same way that India adjusted that so I am up Afro custer begin Afro Panamanian origins and I was born in New York but I moved with my husband and two children custody Five years ago and I am trained as a a scholar of African literature. My work is really around. Slavery around looking at narratives and stories recovering. The lives of the people of African descended. People who were enslaved in. I started that were when I went to university in South Africa where I got my PhD from the university issue South Africa. I wrote on Sarah Baartman and right now. I'm in the process of doing work on slavery in Costa Rica which is my focus. So you're we're just all around fly that's why we have you on the show today. You say well Oh those of you who have been with us before you know. It's time for us to talk about our T- this morning before we get into some issues today. wants to talk about their T.. I indium drinking today so today I am drinking some Chai Tea. I woke up. And you know different from Natasha that's in Costa Rica. But I wanted to feel a little like cozy and warm and so there's nothing like the undertones and under flavors of Chai. That's like the clove and the cinnamon and the clone all those sorts of flavors coming together and and ties when those kinds of teas that what's you know global rate in that its Indian. It's Asian it's it's I mean and even the flavors we have in the Caribbean Indian. So because we're going to have some conversation about some global stuff going on today. Let me let me tie. So this is what's happening. Sounds good track. I love chatty. I remember the first time I had it. was a friend of mine. I was in Boston actually and I kept calling a guy. 'cause you know I'm from the south so I was pronounced and everything. Oh Man Chai Tea Speaking to that today I am giving like iced tea today. Not because of the weather. But I'm a a little homesick. I'm from Georgia and we love ourselves some ice tea awesome ice tea and coffee and Agassi my family next month. So the ice tea today or mice glassy now ice tea and not sweet tea Sweet iced tea. It's gotta be sweet tea. I love that that like sort of. I'm trying to get type two diabetes fatigue or trying to stay off. Yeah trying to stay off the diabetes trae but you you gotta be sweet incremental. You know yes yes in the TASHA. What what are you drinking today? I have some very particular morning rituals uh-huh with my beverages island custody and I say I am absolutely biased because I believe that the coffee here is the best in the world. Come find me. Even the coke. Coffee is the best in the world by the way no comment on all the comments. I WANNA make not but nonetheless they always have custody in eighteen twenty coffee in the morning. I have a cold with chilled ice and almond milk. I never put sweeteners it And that's what I have ritually every morning just one cup of coffee but then I also have a t that I start sipping at about ten o'clock. The clock after ethnic coffee tea is for me is very medicinal. I haven't everyday so I normally Have A T. That's a mix of different Bag so usually has to have sort of a wild sour sap leaf base or Ringa base. And then I've been doing for the last month I've been mixing it with Turmeric. Lemon citrus kind of ginger. And sometimes I actually chopped up fresh pieces of ginger to seep as well so I boil that at about ten my ritual. I'm not healthy opie but my purse right That's what I mix up carcinogens and all these incredible or anything straight no chaser got it I tell you this. I've known Natasha for almost thirty years. Yes thirty years. I'm saying when when we came out the when we were like. Hey girl but on a serious you you know she is this person that is very much in my mind connected to the land to the earth and so I I don't know she's probably thinking like why are you saying that but if you ever have any kind of ailment she's like let me tell you about this Bush teed that she got you could say Oh oh my little pinkie toe got little something funky going on. She's like Oh there's is. Bush called such and such right. So that's what I mean she's so connected because you should S- like my quasi herbalists as years of gone on in her her knowledge and expertise around different combinations. I'm like what this is this. This is serious stuff so So I appreciate your Moringa Situation going on today so will today for our episode. We we want to take some time to talk about love the four letter word `love' e and specifically Lack Glove as self love and for this for some people they consider it may be a radical notion is it really radical when we talk about black love love self love especially when caring for yourself and self preservation and preservation of collectively. In today's time it feels very imperative right given the social and political state of being black in the US or what it means to be black in the Americas or even globally so for this episode with our guests Qatada. It's called black. Love is so flow can'ts and you know want to think about why important and why is it interesting to have these conversations about black lows. Why do we care? Why is it something that We spent some time thinking about in. You know as black women. I think we talk about this In different ways sometimes today we're gonNA talk about a little more directly. What is it? How is it defined? How do we know it? Will we see it. How do we how do we achieve it? Is it a moment in time. Is it a marathon How To love ourselves and handle Lavar.
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"You won't be able to definitively put a ranking between you and another person the only way you can really create that ranking system is on a single or on a group of metrics that only pale in comparison to the reality of the complexity that every person phases every day there live so recognizing when you are engaging in this kind of comparison especially when you start feeling uh you selfdoubt and when you start feeling a lack of self worth or when you start feeling like no one around you understands you and that's a year superior to everyone around you when you have these feelings remind yourself that things are more complex that everyone has their strengths and weaknesses that comparison is only a rough metric to help you survive you can thank your brain for trying to help you survive but then move down the road and remember that the best thing that you can do in any scenario when encountering any person is remind yourself of your own humility remind yourself of the things are grateful for remember the you have something to learn from every one thank you so much for listening to today's episode of developer tea and of this was a much more relational and kind of a neuroscience oriented episode but i believe that this subject is really important for developers who are going through this this struggle trying to figure out in a where they fit and trying to figure out if they're good enough to pursue this career and wanna tell you on a wouldn't be the first to tell you you have common ground with the best of the best you have common ground with the most capable developers they experience very similar things the you experience on a daytoday bay ace is your life is not so far removed from the people the you admire from the goals that you have remind yourself of this every day that everyone is human than we all have an opportunity to take advantage of those.
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"What was the last thing that distracted that's what we're talking about on today's episode of develop a tea and more importantly how to deal with distractions my name is jonathan to trail by going the show is to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at the work that they do so that they can have a positive impact on the people they have influence over and i hope that you consider yourself in driven developer i hope you're in that group by listening to this show and continuing to engage this content we can all become that we can all continue to progress towards a wanting to be a better developer not for the sake of a programming skills but rather for the sake of the impacts that we can have on humanity on the people around us and that starts with ourselves so i want to discuss distractions with you today but today's episode is the first in three episode this week we're going to call it focus week this was actually the very first topic that we talked about on developer t n it's so important that i'm going to return to it and we're going to have all three episodes of the show this week dedicated to focus really excited to talk about this topic because i think that focus is key to success it's not just a part of success if you don't have focus than pretty much nothing else matters we've talked about focus as it relates to you know focusing on a single task at a time limiting your work in progress we talked about focus as it relates to what should you learn a wet language or framework or in whatever skill what should you wish he'd you learn we've talked about focus as it relates to multitasking and we've certainly brought out that kind of popular statistic about distraction that we all like to use and our workplace to justify putting are headphones and telling everyone to go.
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"All the way down to our daily jobs right but but also all the way up to national level policy and international policy even all of this is is is going to change the way we do you know do with the way we do everything the way we do business the way we do either way you work gearing its already changing already changing right before i so i agree thank you so much for your time to i do have two more questions i like to ask everyone who comes on the show and i think they are gonna be excellent questions to ask you as well the first question i like to ask is if you and i were to go and have a cup of tea or coffee and and sit down and talk for the first time what would you hope that i would ask you about i would hope uh that you would you would ask me about how what sang's i have gained over the years being an attorney that have changed so that the attorney i was when i got my law degree at the age of twenty six and the attorney that i am now is different what what have i learned over the years that my practice of law has changed because i think i have learnt things and i and i think that's part of hopefully being humble in my profession and understanding that i can always improve and that's that's great and for any is there a thing a specific thing may be that you can share a very quickly before we wrap this.
"tea" Discussed on Developer Tea
"A non experienced developer can be exposed to information that they will revisit later without much loss in other words being exposed to a paradigm of thinking or at who'll uh that you're not able to really use yet is not going to hurt you it's not going to change the way that you think about it later necessarily it's going to create a one exposure on that spiral trip right and you will eventually come back rounds and be reexposed to that same tool but now all of the things that you've been exposed to on that uh that current trip around the spiral you get to bring with you in your creating new connections in this trip around the spiral allows you to revisit and revisit over and over and over and every time you revisit an idea you refine your perspective of of that idea you create new connections that you put that you previously couldn't create and especially you couldn't create if you to try to master one idea at a time thank you so much for listening to today's episode of developer tea and thank you to john denker i don't know if he's ever going to hear this but i certainly appreciate all the work that he's done on his site about physics in about flying and tons of really cool information as developer i found these resources to be incredibly inspiring and very interesting good read so thank you again i will include a lincoln the show nuts to john site thank you so much for listening to today's episode of developer to thank you again to coach ship get the most out of your tests and only shift working code only ship your tested code to production that's what coach ship will help you do go check it out 'spect fm slash coach ship sank again for listening to today's episode of developer teen until next time enjoy your team.