Episode 49: A Shifting Narrative: On Being Black With MS — feat. Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, MD

Tune in to the Season 3 opener of the Myelin & Melanin Podcast!

Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, MD

Join us as we talk with noted neurologist & MS specialist Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, MD. We talk about narratives surrounding MS in the Black population, resilience and more. You don’t want to miss this engaging conversation.

You can find Dr. Williams on Instagram @thenerdyneurologist and on her website at https://joilifewellness.com/

You can find us on the web at http://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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Peace! 

BONUS | Stories from Across the Pond — feat. Gemma Allen & Laura Thorne

Happy Holidays! In the spirit of giving and the holiday season, we’re sharing one more bonus episode before Season 3 begins streaming January 18, 2020.

Gemma Allen

All MS is different. We know this of course, but it was put into a greater perspective as we recorded this bonus episode from our forthcoming “Stories From Across the Pond” series. We had the pleasure of chatting with Gemma Allen [ of Shift.MS] and Laura Thorne [ of www.lovelemontree.com ] — both from the UK — about their MS stories. 

Laura Thorne

You can find Gemma and Laura on Instagram, respectively, at @gems1247 and @lovelemontreeuk.

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

We’ll be back for Season 3 in January 2020, but stay tuned to our social media and YouTube channel for videos and more.

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Peace! 

BONUS | Adversity, Resilience & MS — feat. Dr. Brandon Beaber, MD

Tune in to a Thanksgiving bonus episode of the Myelin & Melanin Podcast.

Dr. Brandon Beaber, MD

Season 2 ended a few weeks ago, but in the spirit of gratitude and thanks, please enjoy this bonus episode. In this episode, we talk with neurologist and MS specialist Dr. Brandon Beaber, about his recently published book Resilience in the Face of Multiple Sclerosis, and how resilience is an ever-changing concept for people who face adversity like MS. 

You can find Dr. Beaber on Twitter @brandon_beaber, and on his YouTube channel.

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

We’ll be back for Season 3 in January 2020, but stay tuned to our social media and YouTube channel for videos, additional bonus episodes and more.

If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts.

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Peace! 

Episode 46 | Out of the Mouths of Babes [ Part II ] & Season 2 Reflections

Tune in to Episode 46 — the Season 2 finale of the Myelin & Melanin podcast!

We started Season 2 with reflections from the children in our lives. We only found it fitting to end Season 2 with part 2 of their conversation. 

Join us for the Season 2 finale of Myelin & Melanin. We’ll be back for Season 3 in January 2020, but stay tuned to our social media and YouTube channel for videos, bonus episodes and more.

If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating/review on Apple Podcasts. Thanks for helping make Season 2 a success!

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

Episode 45 | Social Media, Storytelling and Support: Coping With MS — feat. Ardra Shephard

Tune in to Episode 45 of the Myelin & Melanin podcast!

Ardra Shephard

We are joined once again by one of our favorite MS bloggers, Ardra Shephard. We talk about social media, sharing our stories, and how our coping has changed throughout the many years since our diagnosis.

You can check out Ardra’s blog at trippingonair.com. Find her on social media by searching for Tripping on Air.

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

Episode 44 | “There Is No Normal Body”: A Conversation with Sonya Renee Taylor

Join us as we talk with award-winning poet, author, and activist, Sonya Renee Taylor about her book ‘The Body is Not An Apology’ and changing our internal narrative about what “normal” is in this ableist society.

Joining Daana and sitting in for Dawn today as guest co-host is Carlos Kareem Windham (who you’ll remember from our series “Beyond Montel: Black Men and MS”). You don’t want to miss this important and engaging conversation.

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

Episode 43 | A, B or C Your Way Out: Letting $h!t Go with MS — feat. Damian Washington

Tune in to Episode 43 of the Myelin & Melanin podcast!

Damian Washington

Join us for a conversation with MS YouTube Vlogger Damian Washington about holding space, toxic positivity and dealing with ignorant responses to/about MS.

You can find Damian on Instagram, Twitter and his MS YouTube vlog “DigitalRidiculous” — you can also find him at http://damianwashington.com.

Check us out, stream and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @myelinmelanin to keep abreast of our latest goings-on! You can also find us on YouTube.

Episode 42 | Don’t Be a Looky-Loo: Appropriate Support, Toxic Positivity and MS — feat. Dr. Virginia Seewaldt, PhD

Tune in to Episode 42 of the Myelin & Melanin podcast!

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Dr. Virginia Seewaldt, PhD

Tune in as we are joined again by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Virginia Seewaldt, PhD. We talk with her about the Ring Theory of Support, staying in your lane, and toxic positivity. Don’t miss this engaging conversation.

Check Dr. Seewaldt here on Psychology Today.

Check us out, stream and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @myelinmelanin to keep abreast of our latest goings-on! You can also find us on YouTube.

Episode 41 | Her Sister’s Keeper: A Sibling’s Relationship With MS — feat. Courtney Townsend

Tune in to Episode 41 of the Myelin & Melanin podcast!

Courtney Townsend

When one person is diagnosed with MS, his or her entire family is diagnosed, by extension. Join us for a candid and heartwarming conversation with Daana’s sister, Courtney who shares her experiences about how MS has impacted her. You don’t want to miss this amazing conversation. 

You can find Courtney on Facebook (Courtney Townsend) and Instagram @iamcourtneyclare.

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Episode 40 | “Everybody’s a Celebrity”: Talking MS with Dr. Boster — feat. Dr. Aaron Boster, MD

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Dr. Aaron Boster, MD

Tune in to Episode 40 of the Myelin & Melanin podcast!

Join us for another exciting conversation with the incomparable neurologist/MS specialist — Dr. Aaron Boster, MD. Dr. Boster shares his thoughts about: his MS DMTs of choice; what DMTs he’d never recommend for certain MS patients; MS hacks he’s learned from patients over the years, and just general love and light. 

Find him on Twitter and YouTube @AaronBosterMD.

Check us out, stream and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @myelinmelanin to keep abreast of our latest goings on! You can also find us on YouTube.