Day 9: Fix it Black Jesus Podcast
If 2016 has taught me anything, it is the importance of taking care of myself both mentally and physically. Me and my best friend Laura both moved to the west coast last year with pretty much no real network after having built very extensive networks in NYC. We quickly discovered the very different social landscape present in North California and Portland respectively. It was increasingly difficult to navigate the police killings and dismal election process so we decided we were going to podcast it out.
It has been great. I have been documenting my life on the Internetz since the days of Xanga, which is pretty strange to think about, but at the same time, it's nice to have such a vast body of work that covers my entire journey into adulthood. I can see where I was and how far I've come. 'Fix it Black Jesus' has taken a specific space in my journey where I can openly discuss my thoughts and feelings on being a young black woman in America. In reality, there aren't many spaces like this present for me here in North California or in the competitive cycling community, so it was great to create one with my best friend via the internetz.
Please feel free to listen along, follow us on social media, ask questions, and discuss. I think misunderstandings account for a large portion of the way things are in this country right now. Another large portion is simply due to people being straight up turds, but I can't do anything about that. I hope through openly discussing uncomfortable topics, perhaps some folks can find the clarity they seek.
In addition to our regularly scheduled programming, this week I had the opportunity to interview Multi-instrumentalist, Xenia Rubinos as a part of our very first Bonus episode. pretty rad! Check out our feed and let me know what you think!