Episode 122 | “MS Is Not The Total Sum of Who You Are”: MS, Advocacy & Possibilities (feat. Cathy Chester)

Join us for a conversation with the blogger, advocate and according to Damian Washington the “O-est of Gs” in the MS world — the amazing Cathy Chester. THE Cathy Chester.

Find Cathy on Instagram @thecathychester, Twitter @cathyches, and her blog at http://anempoweredspirit.com.

You can find us on the web at https://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.

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

Episode 122 | “MS Is Not The Total Sum of Who You Are”: MS, Advocacy & Possibilities (feat. Cathy Chester)

Join us for a conversation with the blogger, advocate and according to Damian Washington the “O-est of Gs” in the MS world — the amazing Cathy Chester. THE Cathy Chester. Find Cathy on Instagram @thecathychester, Twitter @cathyches, and her blog at http://anempoweredspirit.com. You can find us on the web at https://myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin.

Episode 121 | A Heart That MatterS: MS, Advocacy and Making Room (feat. Teresa Wright-Johnson)

Join us for a conversation with chronic illness advocate, blogger, and patient leader, Teresa Wright-Johnson. We chat about her chronic illness journey, advocacy, and “making room”.

Find Teresa and learn more about her work at http://teresawrightjohnson.com, and Instagram @privilegedheart. Find her on Twitter @ReesiesAllHeart.

You can find us on the web at https://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.

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

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 120 | On a New Sense of Purpose: MS and Taking Up Space — feat. Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, MD

We end our MS Awareness Month programming with one of our favorite people — The Nerdy Neurologist, Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, MD. We chat about changing our mindsets, finding our purposes, and taking up space

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

You can find us on the web at https://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.

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 119 | Not Just a Platform: Living Life With MS Is Advocacy — feat. Titianna Ammons

We are happy to be joined by Titianna Ammons — a newly diagnosed MSer. Tati has an interesting story, and we’re honored that she took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us. It was important for us to share as many kinds of stories as possible during MS Awareness Month — the newly diagnosed journey to the OGs like us.

Titianna is an advocate, activist, entrepreneur, beauty queen, student, aspiring politician, mother, wife, and all-around dope human.

Find Titianna on her website at, http://titiannaammons.com , Twitter @AmmonsTitianna, Instagram @ony_1_tati, and Facebook under Titianna Ammons.

You can find us on the web at https://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.

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 118 | On Meaning, Goals & Mobility Aids: PT and the Whole Person — feat. Dr. Gretchen Hawley, DPT

It’s our second 2021 MS Awareness Month episode, and we’re joined by our favorite physical therapist and certified MS specialist — Dr. Gretchen Hawley, DPT. You don’t want to miss this fantastic conversation. We chat about taking up space and treating the “whole person”.

It’s our second 2021 MS Awareness Month episode, and we’re joined by our favorite physical therapist and certified MS specialist — Dr. Gretchen Hawley, DPT. You don’t want to miss this fantastic conversation. We chat about taking up space and treating the “whole person”.

You can find Dr. Hawley on IG @doctor.gretchen, on YouTube, as her website http://doctorgretchenhawley.com. Check her out to learn more about The MSing Link — her online MS wellness program.

You can find us on the web at https://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.

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! 

You can find Dr. Hawley on IG @doctor.gretchen, on YouTube, as her website http://doctorgretchenhawley.com. Check her out to learn more about The MSing Link — her online MS wellness program.

You can find us on the web at https://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.

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 118 | On Meaning, Goals & Mobility Aids: PT and the Whole Person — feat. Dr. Gretchen Hawley, DPT

It’s our second 2021 MS Awareness Month episode, and we’re joined by our favorite physical therapist and certified MS specialist — Dr. Gretchen Hawley, DPT. You don’t want to miss this fantastic conversation. We chat about taking up space and treating the “whole person”.

Episode 117 | Tell Your Own Story: Taking Up, Filling and Defining the Space — feat. Ardra Shephard & Damian Washington

Join us for our first episode in MS Awareness Month 2021. We are joined by two incredible members of the MS community (and our friends) — Ardra Shephard and Damian Washington. We chat about filling, taking up, and defining the space.

Find Ardra at her website trippingonair.com. Check out Damian’s YouTube channel at  youtube.com/nostressms. And…just Google them!

You can find us on the web at https://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.

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 116 | Chronic Illness Content Creators Taking Up Space — feat. Jessie Ace, Lauren Freedman & April Moreno, PhD

Join us for a conversation with Jessie Ace, Lauren Freedman & April Moreno — 3 content creators taking up space in the chronic illness community. As podcasters, we know how to hold the space, but how do we occupy it?

Jessie Ace was the host of the Disabled to Enabled Podcast which ended in December 2020 (but can still be streamed online). She currently moderates the Enabled Warriors Facebook group and is a writer and graphic designer. Check her work out at www.jessieace.com

Lauren Freedman is the host of the Uninvisible Pod Podcast — you can find it wherever you find podcasts. Check her work out at www.uninvisiblepod.com. Check her on social media platforms @uninvisiblepod

Dr. April Moreno, PhD is the host of the Sisterhood of Limitless Living Podcast — you can find it wherever you find podcasts. Check her out at www.sisterhoodoflimitlessliving.com. She is also the founder of the Autoimmune Community Institute –an organization dedicated to autoimmune health equity. Check it out at www.acicommunity.org

You can find us on the web at www.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 (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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.