Bittersweet Goodbye
As It Should Be with Thamarrah Jones
by Thamarrah Jones
6M ago
After 30 episodes, hundreds of my own dollars, and an uncountable amount of hours it's time to officially say goodbye to the As It Should Be with Thamarrah Jones podcast. But in the coming weeks I'll be sharing bits of my next project which you can follow along on by going to bylittle.substack.com Until then my friends ..read more
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30: Change Narratives, Shift Society with Rinku Sen (she/her)
As It Should Be with Thamarrah Jones
by Thamarrah Jones
1y ago
Rinku Sen joins Thamarrah to get into what it means to build narrative power and how changing dominant narratives can reshape society. Rinku is the Executive director of Narrative Initiative an organization that engages in the work of deep narrative change by equipping social justice leaders with the knowledge, resources, and skills necessary to harness narrative power and create durable social change. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Find more As It Should Be at asitshouldbepod.com Support the show: Join the Collective for only $3 a month ..read more
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29: Support Black Business with Melvin Graham (he/him)
As It Should Be with Thamarrah Jones
by Thamarrah Jones
1y ago
Melvin Graham (he/him) is in conversation with Thamarrah about the unique challenges of Black owned businesses and the role Black entrepreneurship has played in building America. Melvin is a filmmaker and director of the docuseries Black Business LA. In this series he follows entrepreneurs in the Los Angeles area building businesses despite a growing economic crisis.  ------------------------------------------------------------------- Find more As It Should Be at asitshouldbepod.com Support the show: Join the Collective for only $3 a month ..read more
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28: Support LGBTQ+ Youth with Elise Schuster (they/them)
As It Should Be with Thamarrah Jones
by Thamarrah Jones
1y ago
What if we raised an entire generation of young people to live freely and authentically as themselves? This is the question that Elise and Thamarrah explore in today's episode.  Elise Schuster is a sexuality educator with 15 years of experience in youth development and sexual health education. They spent years teaching workshops and having thousands of one-on-one educational pleasure-based sexual health conversations before co-founding the nonprofit OkaySo. OkaySo is on a mission to help young people become comfortable with the most personal and vulnerable topics in their lives by connect ..read more
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27: Make Music Not Prisons with Fury Young (he/him) & BL Shirelle (she/her)
As It Should Be with Thamarrah Jones
by Thamarrah Jones
1y ago
In today's episode Thamarrah (she/her) is joined by Fury Young & BL Shirelle to discuss how Die Jim Crow Records is dismantling stereotypes of incarceration impacted people through music.  Fury is DJC’s founder and Co-Executive Director and Under his leadership, Die Jim Crow Records has recorded over 60 incarcerated artists and over a dozen formerly incarcerated artists and gained access inside 5 different prisons. BL Shirelle is and the Co-Executive Director of DJC and a phenomenal songwriter/rapper and producer on the label and a justice-impacted artist herself, raising up her commu ..read more
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26: Protect Your Family Online with Joe Miller, Esq. (he/him)
As It Should Be with Thamarrah Jones
by Thamarrah Jones
1y ago
In today's episode Thamarrah (she/her) and Joe (he/him) discuss the role legislators play in protecting us online and how we can stay informed about the policy changes that dictate what tech companies can and cannot do with our data. Resources mentioned: 5 Easy Steps to Keep Your Kids Safe Online Joseph Shepherd Miller, Esq. is the Founder of The Washington Center for Technology Policy Inclusion (WashingTech). Through his work at WashingTech, Joe advocates for diversity and inclusion in technology public policymaking and hosts Tech Policy -- a top podcast offering practical and actionable advi ..read more
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[REPLAY] 05: Building Space for Neurodiversity to Thrive with Vanessa Castañeda Gill (she/her)
As It Should Be with Thamarrah Jones
by Thamarrah Jones
1y ago
In this episode, Co-Founder of Social Cipher, Vanessa Castañeda Gill (she/her) joins the show to discuss how her company is creating space for Neurodivergent youth to thrive through their space pirate-themed social-emotional learning games. Social Cipher is led by a team of Neurodivergent Founders, including Vanessa herself. Vanessa and Thamarrah (she/her) talk the importance of autistic youth failing safely, challenges faced by neurodivergent people caused by inequity in the workplace and in the startup space as founders, and how we can all support the neurodivergent community ..read more
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25: Facing our history to shape our future with Kimberly Latrice Jones (she/her)| Part 2
As It Should Be with Thamarrah Jones
by Thamarrah Jones
1y ago
In part 2 of this 2-part episode, author and activist Kimberly Jones (she/her) joins Thamarrah to discuss taking advantage of the work that’s already being done in your city right now so that we can build thriving communities together. In her book How We Can Win, Kimberly explores the influence America’s history with racial disparity has on our lives today and delivers strategies for how we can effect change while nurturing ourselves in the process. You can buy the audiobook from Libro.fm using code ASITSHOULDBE at checkout and get 2 books for the price of 1 ..read more
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24: Self-improvement is a revolutionary act with Kimberly Latrice Jones (she/her) | Part 1
As It Should Be with Thamarrah Jones
by Thamarrah Jones
1y ago
Kimberly Jones (she/her) reminds us that the future we have tomorrow is decided by the actions we take today. In this episode Kimberly joins Thamarrah to discuss self-reflection as a community service and how learning from the pursuits and strategies of our ancestors can help guide our path towards justice today. In 2020, a video of Kimberly speaking on an Atlanta Street went viral after the murder of Ahmaud Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd ignited civil unrest. In just 6 minutes she captivated masses by capturing the economic struggles of Black people in America. In her book How We Ca ..read more
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23: My Culture's Not Your Punchline with Sandhya Jain Patel (she/her)
As It Should Be with Thamarrah Jones
by Thamarrah Jones
1y ago
Culture is so deeply personal that when you see it reflected back at you in a way that’s gimmicky or stereotypical or just downright racist it's impossible to not take that personally. Which is why we expect creators of these productions to actually care enough to try to get it right. Sandhya Jain Patel (she/her) joins the show to discuss what it looks like to get cultural inclusion right. Today's episode is brought to you by the Reframeables and TwentyTwice podcasts Find more As It Should Be on asitshouldbepod.com ..read more
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