Episode 60 | Reflections on Work, Productivity & MS — feat. Kiki Charles

Tune in to Episode 60 of the Myelin & Melanin Podcast!

Being asked “what you do” when you’re on SSDI can be triggering for many MSers. Join us for a conversation with fellow MSer and content creator Kiki Charles as we grapple with this topic.

Kiki Charles

Please forgive the sound quality of this episode.

You can find Kiki on Instagram and Twitter @kikicharles.

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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Peace!

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn and Daana — two Black women musing about life with Multiple Sclerosis. Dawn is a 44-year-old mother, living in the Atlanta, GA area. She was diagnosed with RRMS in 2000. She has a BA in American Studies from SUNY Buffalo and completed her graduate work in English as a Second Language at American University.

Episode 58 | “It Gives Me Control”: Comedy, Disability & MS — feat. Rosani Christy & Carlos Kareem Windham

We are joined in Episode 58 by comedians Rosani Christy and Carlos Kareem Windham (also our favorite guest co-host) for a conversation about comedy, disability, and MS.

You can find Rosani on Instagram @rosanichristy. You can find Carlos @elcballonegrito (also, just Google him).

Carlos Kareem Windham

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.

Rosani Christy

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

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Peace!

Episode 58 | “It Gives Me Control”: Comedy, Disability & MS – feat. Rosani Christy & Carlos Kareem Windham

We are joined in Episode 58 by comedians Rosani Christy and Carlos Kareem Windham (also our favorite guest co-host) for a conversation about comedy, disability, and MS. You can find Rosani on Instagram @rosanichristy. You can find Carlos @elcballonegrito (also, just Google him). You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin.

Episode 57 | “Black Men Have MS”: Intersections, Visibility & MS — feat. Frederick T. Joseph

Join us for Episode 57 of the Myelin & Melanin Podcast!

Frederick T. Joseph

Tune in for a conversation with marketing professional, author & cultural critic, Frederick T. Joseph. We chat about intersectionality, representation, visibility, and MS.

Find Frederick on Instagram & Twitter @FredTJoseph.

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.

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.

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 and Daana — two Black women musing about life with Multiple Sclerosis. Dawn is a 44-year-old mother, living in the Atlanta, GA area. She was diagnosed with RRMS in 2000. She has a BA in American Studies from SUNY Buffalo, and completed her graduate work in English as a Second Language at American University.

BONUS | Canine Companions for Independence — feat. Jennifer Hanes

It’s March — MS Awareness Month. Join us for a bonus episode featuring an organization that may prove to be an invaluable resource for MSers.

Tune in for a conversation with Jennifer Hanes from Canine Companions for Independence. Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs (free of charge) and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. 

Find CCI on the web at http://cci.org and Instagram and Twiter at @ccicanine.

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.

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.

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!

BONUS | Canine Companions for Independence — feat. Jennifer Hanes

It’s March — MS Awareness Month. Join us for a bonus episode featuring an organization that may prove to be an invaluable resource for MSers. Tune in for a conversation with Jennifer Hanes from Canine Companions for Independence.

Episode 55 | Food, Wellness Culture & Chronic Illness — feat. Anna Sweeney, MS, CEDRD-S

Tune in to Episode 55 of the Myelin & Melanin podcast!

Join us for a conversation with registered dietitian and MS Warrior, Anna Sweeney, MS, CEDRD-S.

Anna Sweeney, MS, CEDRD-S

We chat about diet and wellness culture, problematic “curative” MS diets, privilege, intuitive eating and more.

You can find Anna on Instagram and Twitter @dietitiananna as well as her website: http://wholelifeRD.com

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.

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.

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 55 | Food, Wellness Culture & Chronic Illness — feat. Anna Sweeney, MS, CEDRD-S

Join us for a conversation with registered dietitian and MS Warrior, Anna Sweeney, MS, CEDRD-S. We chat about diet and wellness culture, problematic “curative” MS diets, privilege, intuitive eating and more. Stay tuned for this enlightening conversation.

Episode 54 | Synergy: Stress, Chronic Illness & Being Black [ Part II ] — feat. Dr. Donald E. Grant, Jr., PsyD

Dr. Donald E. Grant Jr., PsyD

Tune in to Episode 54 of the Myelin & Melanin podcast.

Join us for Part II of our series on stress, chronic illness & Black mental health, featuring Psychologist Dr. Donald Grant, Jr., PsyD. We talk about oppression. intergenerational trauma, as well as the physiological manifestations of stress. We also discuss links to chronic illness. Could there possibly be a link between intergenerational trauma and MS in Black people?

Dr. Grant is a socio-cultural analyst and mental health expert who has served as an educator, media analyst, child welfare administrator, trainer, presenter, and social services advocate. Dr. Grant currently occupies two roles as the Executive Director of Mindful Training Solutions, LLC (MTS) and Executive Director of Pacific Oaks College’s Center for Community and Social Impact.

Find him on Twitter at @DrGrantJr and Instagram at @dr_grant.

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.

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.

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!

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Episode 52 | Black Women, Healthcare & MS: Reflections — feat. Sydney B.

Tune in to episode 52 of the Myelin & Melanin Podcast.

We are joined today by Sydney B. to reflect with us on navigating the healthcare system as Black women with MS, and the unique challenges that we face.

Sydney B.

You can find Sydney on Instagram @thesydneyrae.

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.

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.

In addition, 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 52 | Black Women, Healthcare & MS: Reflections — feat. Sydney B.

We are joined today by Sydney B. to reflect with us on navigating the healthcare system as a Black woman with MS, and the unique challenges that we face. You can find Sydney on Instagram @thesydneyrae. You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin.

Episode 51 | MS is MS: Labels, Progression & TMI — feat. Dr. Aaron Boster, MD

Tune in to Episode 51 of the Myelin & Melanin Podcast!

Dr. Aaron Boster, MD

Join us as we talk with one of our favorite guests — neurologist & MS specialist Dr. Aaron Boster, MD. We chat about clinicians’ responsibility to know and respect their patients’ “TMI thresholds”, and the problematic nature of MS “categories”.

We also talk about Dr. Boster’s new practice — The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis! Check it out at http://www.bosterms.com

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.

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.

In addition, 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 51 | MS is MS: Labels, Progression & TMI — feat. Dr. Aaron Boster, MD

Join us as we talk with one of our favorite guests — neurologist & MS specialist Dr. Aaron Boster, MD. We chat about clinicians’ responsibility to know and respect their patients’ “TMI thresholds”, and the problematic nature of MS “categories”. We also talk about Dr. Boster’s new practice — The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis!

Episode 50 | M&M Party Line #1 — feat. Ardra Shephard, Damian Washington & Carlos Kareem Windham

We made it to 50! To celebrate this milestone, join us for the first-ever Myelin & Melanin Party Line! The party line is an opportunity for us to talk with some of our faves in the MS Community about provocative topics in the MS world.

Today we are joined by Ardra Shephard (www.trippingonair.com), Damian Washington (http://youtube.com/nostressms) and Carlos Kareem Windham (https://www.instagram.com/elcaballonegrito).

You don’t want to miss this 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.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — http://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.

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.

In addition, 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 50 | M&M Party Line #1 — feat. Ardra Shephard, Damian Washington & Carlos Kareem Windham

We made it to 50! To celebrate this milestone, join us for the first-ever Myelin & Melanin Party Line! The party line is an opportunity for us to talk with some of our faves in the MS Community about provocative topics in the MS world.