Episode 115 | The Fire’s Still Burning: Continuing the Conversation — feat. Linda Chavers, PhD, Damian Washington and Carlos Kareem Windham

Join us for a continuation of a conversation we started in July 2020 about Black racial justice. We are joined by former guests Dr. Linda Chavers, PhD, Damian Washington, and Carlos Kareem Windham. We chat about racism, the January 2021 insurrection at the Capitol by white supremacist terrorists, and more.

Find Carlos on Twitter @caballonegrito and Instagram @elcaballonegrito. Check out their show, “Smoke and Mirrors” on Facebook.

Find Linda on Instagram @lindachaverslovesherdog, Twitter @dorismariahphd, and at her website: www.lindachaverswrites.com .

You can find Damian on Instagram @damianwashington, Twitter @deedubs57, and his MS YouTube vlog “No Stress MS”. You can also connect with him on his website: www.damianwashingto.com.

You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

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As we do not get paid to produce the podcast, these are costs that come out of our pockets. This can often be a struggle.

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Episode 114 | On Mental Health and What It Means to Live Free — feat. Achea Redd

Join us for a conversation about mental health with advocate and author Achea Redd. We chat about reaching out for help, taking up space, and what it means to “live free”.

You can find Achea’s books Be Free. Be You. and Authentic You: A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up Fearless and True on Amazon and all booksellers.

You can connect with her online on Instagram @achearedd and http://achearedd.com. Sign up for her weekly newsletter.

As always, you can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, discounts, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

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Peace!

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.

Episode 113 | Not Just Brains: On Treating the Whole Person — feat. Dr. Heidi Crayton, MD

We are so excited to be joined by Dawn’s Neurologist/MS Specialist, Dr. Heidi Crayton, MD. We chat about taking up space and being treated as “whole people” — not just cookie-cutter symptoms.

Dr. Crayton is a board-certified neurologist, with a specialty in Multiple Sclerosis. She did a fellowship in multiple sclerosis at Georgetown where she established a full-time MS center. She left Georgetown and established the MS Center of Greater Washington in 2007 — the only full-time non-academic MS center in the mid-Atlantic region. 

You can connect with Dr. Crayton on her website http://drcrayton.com, and on Instagram @msgcw and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MSCenterofGreaterWashington/ 

As always, you can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, discounts, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Stream the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Peace!

Episode 113 | Not Just Brains: On Treating the Whole Person — feat. Dr. Heidi Crayton, MD

We are so excited to be joined by Dawn’s Neurologist/MS Specialist, Dr. Heidi Crayton, MD. We chat about taking up space and being treated as “whole people” — not just cookie-cutter symptoms. Dr. Crayton is a board-certified neurologist, with a specialty in Multiple Sclerosis.

Episode 112 | Reflections on the Legendary Richard Pryor — feat. Rain Pryor

Join us for an exclusive interview with actress, comedian, and MS advocate, Rain Pryor. We reflect on her father, the legendary Richard Pryor, and his MS journey.

Connect with Rain on Facebook and Instagram @rainpryor, as well as her website: http://rainpryor.com

Purchase her book, Jokes My Father Never Taught Me: Life, Love, and Loss with Richard Pryor on Amazon.

As always, you can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, discounts, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Stream the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Peace!

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.

Episode 111 | A Seat At the Table: Defining and Containing the Space — feat. Jimi Vaughn

Join us for a conversation with DEI leader, Jimi Vaughn about containing and defining the space, as well as what it means to have a seat at the table in a society rampant with ableism.

Connect with Jimi on his website: http://jimivaughn.com and Instagram @jimi_vaughn.

As always, you can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, discounts, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Stream the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Peace!

Episode 111 | A Seat At the Table: Defining and Containing the Space — feat. Jimi Vaughn

Join us for a conversation with DEI leader, Jimi Vaughn about containing and defining the space, as well as what it means to have a seat at the table in a society rampant with ableism. Connect with Jimi on his website: http://jimivaughn.com and Instagram @jimi_vaughn.

Episode 110 | Season 4 Premiere: The Space is Yours — feat. Damian Washington

It’s our Season 4 Premiere! This season, we’re focused on “taking up space”. What does it mean for people with Multiple Sclerosis? Join us for a conversation with Damian Washington as we unpack this important concept.

Find Damian on his website: damianwashington.com and on his vlog: http://youtube.com/nostressms

As always, you can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, discounts, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Stream the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Peace!

Episode 110 | Season 4 Premiere: The Space is Yours — feat. Damian Washington

It’s our Season 4 Premiere! This season, we’re focused on “taking up space”. What does it mean for people with Multiple Sclerosis? Join us for a conversation with Damian Washington as we unpack this important concept. Find Damian on his website: damianwashington.com and on his vlog: http://youtube.com/nostressms As always, you can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin.

BONUS | Farewell 2020: Things We Need to Retire Effective 2021

Please join us for a bonus episode — a final farewell to 2020. Join us for a discussion about a few of the things that need to be retired in 2020 — MS Edition.

2020 has been rough, so it’s important that we take care to be gentle(r) to each other as comrades in MS. Society does a hell of a job of tearing us down — let’s lift each other up.

We’d like to give a special shout out to Ardra Shephard (@ms_trippingonair on Instagram), Eliz Martin (@thesparkledlife on Instagram), and Jenna Green (@thejennagreen on Instagram). Thank you for helping us folks with visible disabilities heal and thrive.

We’ve got some exciting new endeavors on the horizon (including our first-ever “pop-up shop” that will feature new and limited edition Myelin & Melanin merchandise). So please stay in touch with us on social media to stay updated.

So…stay safe, wear your masks, and we’ll see you in January 2021.

As always, you can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, discounts, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Stream the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Peace!

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.

Episode 108 | Season 3 Finale: A Wild Ride

Please join us for the Season 3 finale of the Myelin & Melanin Podcast. It’s been a wild ride. 2020 is definitely one for the books. 2020 has been filled with ups and downs for us, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t celebrate our ups.

From celebrating our 100th episode, to becoming an LLC, to producing and recording TWO intimacy series, networking with a lot of great organizations and people/podcasts, and much more, 2020 showed us a little bit of favor.

Even though COVID is ravaging the world, we are hopeful, as we record this on 11/5/2020, that we will be back in 2021 with a new President-elect BIDEN.

We’ve got some exciting new endeavors on the horizon (including our first-ever “pop-up shop” that will feature new and limited edition Myelin & Melanin merchandise). So please stay in touch with us on social media to stay updated.

So…stay safe, wear your masks, and we’ll see you in January 2021.

As always, you can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, discounts, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Stream the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Peace!

Some podcasts and folks we mentioned in the episode:

– Self-Care Sisters Pod with Darah & Alana:

‎Self Care Sisters on Apple Podcasts

Sisters (biological) who believe that caring for yourself and others will make this crazy world a better place. So, we are going to chat about it. Sisters (biological) who believe that caring for yourself and others will make this crazy world a better place. So, we are going to chat about it.

– Disabled to ENabled Pod with Jessie Ace:

‎The DISabled to ENabled podcast for people with chronic illnesses on Apple Podcasts

‎A series of inspiring interviews from the most influential people with invisible illnesses giving tips and knowledge on how to cope with your invisible illness so you can do extraordinary things. When we’re first diagnosed with an invisible illness we are suddenly labelled ‘DISabled’ as in ‘lacking…

– The rest can be found on our media page: http://myelinandmelanin.com/media/

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.

Episode 107 | This Part: Intimacy & MS (Realm 10)

Welcome to Realm 10 — the last Realm in our second ever intimacy series, “This Part: Intimacy & MS”. It’s just us today — no guests. Join us as we recap this exciting intimacy adventure.

Access intimacy, BDSM, pleasure activism, sexual superpowers, kink, trust, communication, surrender…we covered all the things over these past several weeks.

This series really opened our eyes to how broad the concept of intimacy is. It’s limitless, really.

We end the series with a discussion of Sara Youngblood Gregory’s VICE article “Chronic Pain Made My Sex Life Better, Not Worse.” It’s a perfect way to end and reframe the way we think about chronic illness, disability, and sex.

Chronic Pain and Sex, Intimacy, and Relationships

Illustration by Cathryn Virginia In my ongoing recovery, I’ve cultivated a strong sense of entitlement to finding pleasure in my body. Just like how I knew nothing about queer sex until I started having it, I knew nothing about having sex as a spoonie-someone living with chronic pain-until I became one.

As always, you can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Stream the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Peace!

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.