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Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness
37 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 019: Mahogany L. Browne
In this SEASON 3 PREMIERE, host Yndia is in conversation with guest Mahogany L. Browne, performance poet, author and the Lincoln Center’s Inaugural Poet-in-Residence. Listen in as they talk about Mahogany’s books “Black Girl Magic,” “Chlorine Sky” and the recently released “I Remember Death by Its Proximity to What I Love.” This is an episode all about journeys of love of self, of community, reclaiming joy, vulnerability and wellness. Check it out! Credits: Produced by Yndia Lorick-Wilmot. Editing and Music by MASAUKO.
40 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 018: Anton Nimblett
In this season 2 finale, Host Yndia sits with acclaimed poet and short story author Anton Nimblett to discuss his most recent collection, Now/After, the significance of carnival and fete in storytelling, race and queer personhood, and the importance of being a “maco” (macomere)/ people watcher as a writer that captures the subtle nuances of human life. Don’t want to miss this fun conversation with Anton, the “Trinidadian living and writing in New York!”
53 minutes | May 18, 2021
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 017: Moya Z. Bailey
Misogynoir Transformed with guest Moya Bailey! Listen to this engaging convo between host Yndia and Moya as they discuss the impetus for and the current pop culture significance of “misogynoir,” the importance of representation and the future of #Hashtag activism, the role of accomplices vs. allies, and of course, all things 90s R&B and fried catfish! Don’t want to miss it!
43 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 016: Kinitra D. Brooks
All the things Afro-Futurism, Conjure Feminism, Ethnobotany, and Black Women in Horror are just few of the topics discussed when guest Kinitra D. Brooks, public scholar and writer for the Root.com series on HBO’s LoveCraft Country, sits down with Host Yndia in this episode. Wouldn’t want to miss it! (Credit: audio editing, music and co-production by Masauko)
44 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 015: Tonya C. Hegamin
Award-winning YA author Tonya C. Hegamin chats with host Yndia about Black-Indigenous family folklore, being a (dis)ability advocate along with her diabetic alert dog Bobo, and the importance of integrating play as a way to amplify Black joy and healing. Listen in to learn more about her upcoming memoir and Bisexual BIWOC T1Diabetes activism via DIABITCHY.
28 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 014: Chef Keesha O’Galdez Ep 014: Chef Keesha O'Galdez
Chef Keesha O’Galdez, founder and executive chef of The Gourmet Diva in NYC, sits down with host Yndia to talk about leaving the field of engineering to become a successful entrepreneur that has combined her passion for culinary arts with natural healthy eating. A recipient of the Doonie Fund, which supports Black Women Entrepreneurs, you may have seen Chef Keesha on multiple episodes of Epicurious’s 50-Person Prep challenge web series and other online platforms showcasing her culinary delights. Hot topics include all things about Black entrepreneurship and being a Black woman chef in the time of Covid-19.
43 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 013: Vilna Bashi Treitler Ep 013: Vilna Bashi Treitler
In this episode, your host Yndia talks with Vilna Bashi Treitler, PhD, author, sociologist and visual artist. A curator and contributor to several mixed media art exhibits nationally, Vilna’s books were also named to the Zora Canon in 2020 for one of the best 100 books ever written by an African American woman. Debuting her forthcoming book– a memoir tentatively titled, Schooled, Vilna and Yndia share adventures of being schooled in life and in academia.
51 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 012: Natalie LeBlanc Ep 012: Natalie LeBlanc
In this episode, Host Yndia sits down with Dr. Natalie LeBlanc, public health practitioner, NIH-funded AIDS and HIV prevention researcher, and assistant professor in HIV Prevention Science at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Listen in as they talk all things sex: sexual health, consent, MSMs, and the importance of HIV testing, prevention and sexual health promotion for African descended cisgender and trans women and couples in Africa, U.S and the Caribbean. You are guaranteed to learn a lot! Production credit: Masauko Chipembere
43 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 011: Christen Smith, #CiteBlack Women
Host Yndia is in deep conversation with Dr. Christen Smith, professor, Black feminist anthropologist, author and founder of #CiteBlackWomen, a global social movement network, podcast and blog. Listen in as they discuss the significance of Black liberation when it comes to anti-Black state-sanctioned police violence throughout the Americas and the politics of race and gender in the academy’s citational practices of Black women scholars.
52 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 010: Glory Edim, #Well-Read Black Girl Ep 010, Glory Edim, #WellReadBlackGirl
Host Yndia is in conversation with Glory Edim, founder of #WellReadBlackGirl, author of Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, and the recipient of the Madam CJ Walker award from the Hurston/Wright Literary Foundation, the Innovator’s award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and an Outstanding Literary Work nomination from the NAACP Image Awards. Listen in as they discuss their love for books and the importance of celebrating African descended narratives in the current climate of #BlackLivesMatter globally.
45 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness-Podcast Episode 009: Victorious DeCosta Ep 009: Victorious DeCosta
In this episode, Yndia chats with award-winning documentarian and producer, Victorious DeCosta about his latest film and t.v projects, including “Digging for Weldon Irvine,” “L.A. Gold Rush,” and his forthcoming HBO movie “Storm Over Brooklyn: The Yusef Hawkins Story,” as well as the significance of Black mental wellbeing and suicide, and Victorious’ local and national...
60 minutes | May 26, 2020
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 008: Courtney Desiree Morris Ep 008, Courtney Desiree Morris
In this episode, host Yndia sits down with Courtney Desiree Morris, visual/conceptual artist for exhibits “Exploring Passages Within the Black Diaspora” and “Adjust Yo’ Eyes For This Darkness,” activist, and professor of social anthropology at UC Berkeley to chat about “art as ministry,” ancestor veneration, and life as an artist and Black feminist scholar in...
42 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 007: Chef Michael Poole Ep 007 Chef Michael Poole
In this episode, host Yndia is talking about all things Fire! with award-winning Chef Michael Poole, master chocolatier of Hot Chocolat artisan chocolates and recently retired FireHouse Lieutenant based in Seattle, Washington. Chef Poole recounts his experiences trained in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu, being featured on national cooking programs such as Rachael Ray, and...
54 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness-Podcast Episode 006: Kathryn Sophia Belle Ep 006, Kathryn Sophia Belle
In this episode, host Yndia is engaged in a fun, intellectually stimulating and titillating conversation with Dr. Kathryn Sophia Belle, philosopher, writer and coach on issues of Black self-empowerment, being a high achiever, happily unmarried, and erotic and ecstasy empowerment.
44 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 005: Alicia Anabel Santos La Santera (part 2)
Part 2: In this episode, host Yndia continues the conversation with Alicia Anabel Santos “La Santera” as they discuss what it means to “stand in the fullness of one’s Blackness,” the Hollywood-ization of African descended rituals, and La Santera Spiritual Consultancy’s upcoming trips to Cuba.
44 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 004: Alicia Anabel Santos- La Santera (part 1)
Part 1: In this episode, host Yndia Lorick-Wilmot sits down with Alicia Anabel Santos “La Santera” author, podcaster, producer and documentarian of the film AfroLatinos and writing midwife to discuss Black identity, African spiritual practice and the #WritersLife.
56 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 003: Michele Simms-Burton, PhD Ep 003, Michele Simms-Burton, PhD
In this episode, host Yndia sits down with Michele Simms-Burton, PhD, scholar of African American history and literature, certified instructional designer, author, and founding board member of the Toni Morrison Society to discuss her love for literature and the arts, what it was like growing up around James Baldwin, travel noir, and her upcoming Feb...
39 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness- Podcast Episode 002: Masauko Chipembere (part 2) Ep 002, Part 2: Masauko Chipembere
Part 2. In this episode, host Yndia continues her conversation Masauko Chipembere, internationally renowned jazz musician and son of Malawian freedom fighters, as he talks about his parents’ legacy of Malawian liberation and their influence on his latest music and work with NGO WIN Malawi.
43 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness-Podcast Episode 001: Masauko Chipembere (part 1) Ep 001, Part 1: Masauko Chipembere
Part 1. In this episode, host Yndia Lorick-Wilmot chats with internationally renowned jazz musician and son of Malawian freedom fighters, Henry Masauko and Catherine Chipembere, about the legacy of his parents’ liberation movement and their influence on his life, new album and environmental justice work via permaculture with NGO WIN Malawi. Enjoy!
2 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
Talking Journeys of Belonging 2 Blackness Podcast: Announcement Talking Journeys of Belonging to Blackness Podcast Announcement
New! Check out this new podcast show with Yndia Lorick-Wilmot called “Talking Journeys of Belonging to Blackness,” which debuts December 2019. Listen in for show description!
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