Episode 67 | That Part: Intimacy & MS (Layer 5) — feat. Amir Ali

We’re getting deep. Honesty, truth, and transparency are key elements in a loving relationship — and absolutely essential for an intimate relationship. What happens when they’re missing? Join us for Layer 5 — a conversation with Amir Ali, as he reflects on his experiences with Daana. You don’t want to miss this engaging discussion. You also get a sneak peek of Amir’s poetry, as we close out National Poetry Month

You can find Amir on IG @a_mans_inner_reflections. His chapbook, ‘Granddaddy’s Soul and Some of Mine’ is forthcoming.

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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 66 | That Part: Intimacy & MS (Layer 4) — feat. Byron Fogan

We’re peeling back the layers of self-love, self-acceptance, and other elements that help nurture a healthy intimate relationship. Today we are joined by a near and dear friend of Dawn’s — Byron Fogan. We discuss a very important question: “Can you truly receive love if you don’t love yourself?

You can find Byron on Instagram @sober_shyt.

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.

[ Episode 7 Recap ] Excess Baggage: Traveling and Dating with MS

Pack your bags, the boarding pass is printed, sunglasses are on the table, shoes are at the front door, but WAIT!  I seem to have forgotten some things, like an extra pair of undergarments, clothes…OH and the fact that I just can’t pick up and run like OJ (the one that we thought was normal) in the airport.

Traveling has become daunting and honestly isn’t as fun as it used to be, said hundreds of MS patients. I know we laughed a bit in the podcast,  but jumping on a plane, train, or in a car requires far more planning and preparation when you have a disease that requires so much attention.

We wanted to share personal accounts about what travel means to us and shed some light on things to think about as you go into this Spring and Summer travel season. Below you can download a helpful checklist that may help as you pack for your travels. Yes!  We want to inundate you with tools that will help!

https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/the-ultimate-travel-checklist-for-msers/

Love & Light

 

D & D

Episode 7 — Excess Baggage: Traveling and Dating with MS

Listen to Episode 7  of Myelin & Melanin!

Traveling and dating with MS is no walk in the park — it’s often fraught with anxiety and hassle. To put it simply, MS is excess baggage. Join us as we discuss some of our experiences and musings on traveling and dating with MS.

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Episode 5 — It’s Not All In My Head

Listen to Episode 5 of Myelin & Melanin!

You mean to tell me that I have to start worrying about my mental state in addition to my physical body? You’re kidding me, right?

This week, we will be talking about the realities of depression and anxiety, and how they relate to our MS.

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* Please forgive the sound quality of this podcast; we had some equipment difficulties.