50 minutes | Aug 31st 2020

Ep 53: Melissa Grelo of The Social and marQ Designs

This week on the podcast Melissa Grelo, cohost of The Social and cofounder of marQ Designs, is here talking about filming the show from home, the post-COVID future of TV, her experience as a woman of colour, anti-racism allyship (genuine vs performative), why she left her teaching career for television,what’s coming next for her gender-neutral kids’ clothing line, how The Social has changed over seven seasons, her pandemic puppy…and more!

Also in this episode, I recommend three great nonfiction book picks:

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life by Marie Kondo and Steven Sonenshein

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand

…and I share three very important parenting tips for the COVID-19 return to school:

1. Rely on trusted sources of information

2. Do what’s best for your family

3. Communicate and assume good intentions

I elaborate on all three tips in the show.

Thanks to Couture Candy PTBO for sponsoring this week’s episode – you can find them on Instagram, Facebook and at CoutureCandyPTBO.ca (Personal note: I can highly recommend their amazing candy boxes and candygrams which can be sent anywhere in Canada. The chocolate box in particular is amazing.)

You can find Melissa Grelo on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and melissagrelo.com.

The Social is on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

marQ Designs is on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and their website.

As always, this podcast was sound edited by the fabulous lukasound.