Minisode: Cruella De Vil

...the world was such a wholesome place until...

This week's minisode is all about that glamorous vampire bat, inhuman beast herself - Cruella De Vil.

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

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Can You Appropriate Your Own Culture?

Passing, Exploring Your Identity, and Other Concerns Thanks to Colonialism

In this episode we discuss our thoughts on the question "can you appropriate your own culture?"

Can you appropriate your own culture? We start this month’s new Toolkit with a seriously loaded question. Join us this June as we go “back to basics” as we discuss the mixed identity through the lens of appearance.  Over the next few weeks we’ll dive into how our appearance affects not only how we are treated but how we racially and culturally identity ourselves and the struggles that may entail. In this episode you’ll hear us converse about:

  • June’s Toolkit 
  • What do we mean by appropriating your own culture?
  • How closely this is related to imposter syndrome (Ep.46 on Imposter Syndrome linked down below)
  • What is colonialism's role in this question?
  • The exhaustion of being mixed race and “straddling two or more cultures”.
  • How much your physical appearance impacts your racial identity. 
  • What does this mean for people who are NOT mixed with white?
  • What about BIPOC who have grown up away from your homeland and/or culture?
  • Dani shares a story of ethnic fraud (article linked down below).
  • The fear of being accused of appropriating as a mixed BIPOC.
  • We discuss the article: When Half is Whole: Learning from the Stories of Multiethnic Asian American Identities by Stephen Murphy-Sigematsu (article linked down below)

We end in our favorite segment of the show, our Happy Place! Hint prepare for fashion al fresco! 

Articles and Episode mentioned in the show:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/25/magazine/cherokee-native-american-andrea-smith.html

https://www.academia.edu/11217263/When_Half_is_Whole_Learning_from_the_Stories_of_Multiethnic_Asian_American_Identities

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Og6rS74JLZ8hkm3j6EEAE

You can check out our past episode on appropriation versus appreciation at https://pnc.st/s/biracialunicorns/031f1c9a0cc84ffb/appropriation-vs-appreciation

Check out Gina Mei's story on Latino USA at https://www.latinousa.org/2017/10/27/youre-accused-appropriating-culture/

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

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Biracial Unicorns Toolkit: Identity and Appearance

a sum of parts

This month's toolkit we're focusing on identity and appearance. Sometimes your appearance can say a lot about who you are, your history, and your culture but often times for mixed race folx in particular, our appearance may not reflect those things. This month's resources explore some of those ideas.

Join us this month (June 2021) or anytime by working through the following resources:

Watch: Little White Lies - a documentary by Lacey Schwartz (available with Amazon Prime or various online platforms for rent)

Read: Caucasia by Danzy Senna - fiction novel - check your local library

Read: When Half is Whole: Learning from the Stories of Multiethnic Asian American Identities by Stephen Murphy-Sigematsu - nonfiction book - check your local library

Discuss: Discuss with a family member what your racial /ethnic identity is and what theirs is

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

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Minisode: Chupacabra

goat suckers and other x-files

In this episode we take a walk into the world of cryptozoology with a look at el chupacabra.

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

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Cancel Culture Case Studies

Ellen Degeneres, Gina Carano, and J.K. Rowling

In this episode we take a look at three different cases of cancel culture in action.

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

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Minisode: Home Alone

Happy Mother's Day Kate McCallister

In this episode, in honor of mother's day, we take a look at Home Alone, Kate McCallister, and Catherine O'Hara.

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

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What is Cancel Culture Anyway?

Consequence Culture > Cancel Culture

In this episode we take a look at Cancel Culture.

May’s toolkit is putting these Unicorns to work! Cancel Culture, a challenging, divisive, and ever-increasing relevant topic in today’s world. If you occupy any presences on social media or watch the news this hot button topic has taken its share of space. So, we are breaking down this topic starting from its origin and purpose, to questioning its very existence. As we research and simultaneously sort where we stand with cancel culture ourselves, we invite you to join the process. On the podcast you’ll hear us discuss: ·      The historical trace of the literal term of Cancelled, and Cancel Culture ·      Is there a true definition of cancel culture? ·      An exploration of different types and/or levels of cancellation ·      The comparisons between cancellation, boycotting, and protest ·      The conservative and political use/misuse of cancellation ·      Is cancel culture even real? Is it impactful? ·      The correlation between performative activism and its relationship to cancel culture as we discuss the article The Sleep Walking White Ally by Jasmine M. Pulido ·      The importance of self-examination when it comes moral, political, public and personal stance Make sure to join us next week where we continue this topic by examining cases of cancellation and workshopping through the process of self-examination, boundaries, and actions of accountability. _ _We make a pit stop at one of our favorite segments -Dani and Dameca Get Mad At The World, where we ask the importance questions we’re all dying to ask…why is Elon Musk hosting SNL? We wine down our show in our Happy Place, *HINT- It was a dark and stormy night in a melanated future.

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

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Biracial Unicorns Toolkit: Cancel Culture

Call In, Call Out, Boycott, Cancel

This month's toolkit is all about CANCEL CULTURE. Join us this month (May 2021) or anytime by working with the following resources:

Watch: Trevor Noah on the Breakfast Club (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vU7RuBi4Gs) 33:30-41:28 is cancel culture specific

Read: Jasmine M. Pulido's "The Sleep Walking White Ally" (https://southseattleemerald.com/2020/08/04/the-sleep-walking-white-ally/)

Read: Adrienne Maree Brown's We Will Not Cancel Us

Discuss: a recent case of cancellation - What happened? Was it an appropriate response? What were other options?

Act: Figure out your own boundaries and "best practices" surrounding cancel culture

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

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Minisode: Astrology and Hogwarts Houses

Astrology Revisted

In this week's minisode we revisit an old topic (astrology) with a new twist (Hogwarts houses).

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

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Working in PWIs

Surviving Professional Predominantly White Institutions

Finishing off the April Toolkit we continue discussing PWIs but this week we’re talking about Professional (workplace) PWIs. We begin by chatting about the overlapping similarities between Academic and professional predominantly white institutions. Throughout the podcast we combat the white supremacy structure that American capitalism was built upon and the lasting effect on BIPOC in the workplace. Articles mentioned in this week’s episode:

In this episode we will dive into: ·      The emotional impact of Affirmative Action on BIPOC in the workplace. ·      The correlation of white supremacy and toxic work environments. ·      The relationship between white supremacy and capitalism. ·      How the hiring of (a few) BIPOC does NOT change the root issue of racism in the workplace. ·      Diversity training should not always fall upon the shoulders of your BIPOC coworkers. ·      We walk through the article from this month’s toolkit, The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture from Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun ·      The challenges of calling out racism, microaggressions, and racial biases in the workplace verse the Academic sitting. ·      What about being mixed race in a PWI? ·      What are some ways to thrive in PWIs for BIOPC and Unicorns? ·      How can our co-conspirators put activism in action in the workplace? We delightfully end in our Happy Place this week, hint*- You find out how we really feel about peanuts and what to do with Unsolved Mysteries withdrawal.

https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/white-supremacy-culture-characteristics.html https://hbr.org/2019/11/toward-a-racially-just-workplace


Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

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