Episode 142 | Retrospective: Holding Space With Damian Washington

As the Myelin & Melanin podcast draws to a close, join us for a special retrospective of moments with one of our favorite people — Damian Washington. You’ll hear clips from Episodes 43, 72 & 110. Enjoy!

Find Damian on his website: damianwashington.com and on his vlog: http://youtube.com/nostressms. Check him out on Instagram @damianwashington and Twitter @deedubs57. Also find him on Facebook.

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.

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Peace!

Episode 142 | Retrospective: Holding Space With Damian Washington

As the Myelin & Melanin podcast draws to a close, join us for a special retrospective of moments with one of our favorite people — Damian Washington. You’ll hear clips from Episodes 43, 72 & 110. Enjoy! Find Damian on his website: damianwashington.com and on his vlog: http://youtube.com/nostressms. Check him out on Instagram @damianwashington and Twitter @deedubs57.

Episode 141 | Retrospective: Dope Moments with Carlos Kareem Windham

As the Myelin & Melanin Podcast comes to a close, we wanted to share some of our favorite moments with Carlos Kareem Windham. Carlos has been the most frequent guest on the show (appearing 13+ times over the past 4 seasons).

Carlos co-hosted with Daana when we welcomed the acclaimed author Sonya Renee Taylor to the show (Episode 44). They appeared on our two party lines (Episodes 50 & 72) and in two of our intimacy series (Episodes 68, 69 & 100). They’ve shared countless gems over the years (Episodes 35, 36, 37, 58, 81, 115 & Bonuses).

Enjoy our walk down memory lane.

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

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.

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 141 | Retrospective: Dope Moments with Carlos Kareem Windham

As the Myelin & Melanin Podcast comes to a close, we wanted to share some of our favorite moments with Carlos Kareem Windham. Carlos has been the most frequent guest on the show (appearing 13+ times over the past 4 seasons). Carlos co-hosted with Daana when we welcomed the acclaimed author Sonya Renee Taylor to the show (Episode 44).

Episode 140 | Retrospective: Gems from Dr. Aaron Boster, MD (Part 2)

Join us for a retrospective of some gems that Dr. Aaron Boster, MD has shared with us over the years.

We are so honored to have been gifted his time and insight on the podcast over the past four seasons. We hope you enjoy this compilation of some of our favorite Dr. B. moments. You’ll hear excerpts from Episodes 73 & 135 (from Seasons 3 & 4). We encourage you to listen to each episode in its entirety. They’re brilliant.

Dr. Aaron Boster, MD is President of The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis (bosterms.com). He is a board-certified Neurologist specializing in Multiple Sclerosis and related CNS inflammatory disorders.

Find Dr. Boster on Twitter @aaronbostermd and YouTube.

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.

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 139 | Retrospective: Gems from Dr. Aaron Boster, MD (Part 1)

Join us for a retrospective of some gems that Dr. Aaron Boster, MD has shared with us over the years.

We are so honored to have been gifted his time and insight on the podcast over the past four seasons. We hope you enjoy this compilation of some of our favorite Dr. B. moments. You’ll hear excerpts from Episodes 17, 40 & 51 (from Seasons 1-3). We encourage you to listen to each episode in its entirety. They’re brilliant.

Dr. Aaron Boster, MD is President of The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis (bosterms.com). He is a board-certified Neurologist specializing in Multiple Sclerosis and related CNS inflammatory disorders.

Find Dr. Boster on Twitter @aaronbostermd and YouTube.

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.

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 139 | Retrospective: Gems from Dr. Aaron Boster, MD (Part 1)

Join us for a retrospective of some gems that Dr. Aaron Boster, MD has shared with us over the years. We are so honored to have been gifted his time and insight on the podcast over the past four seasons. We hope you enjoy this compilation of some of our favorite Dr. B.

Episode 138 | Retrospective: Some of Our Favorite “Intimate” Moments”

One of the things we’re most proud of is our commitment to addressing the topic of intimacy and its relationship to MS. Throughout the podcast, we’ve produced three intimacy series — “That Part”, “This Part” and “These Parts” (Intimacy & MS).

Join us today for a retrospective of some of our favorite moments from our intimacy series. You’ll hear clips feat. Mistress Magenta, (Episode 101) Keyonna Renea (Episode 95), Bethy Bright and Dark, Ardra Shephard, Carlos Kareem Windham & Damian Washington (Episode 72), and Carlos Kareem Windham (Episode 100).

We hope you enjoy!

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.

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.

Damn Those “Memories”

I was having a glorious Sunday. Feeling good. Lipstick was fire. All the things. I was doing my usual Sunday routine — drinking my Starbucks, listening to Spotify, and browsing social media.

It was a good day.

Daana and her nephew, TJ, in 2013

And then I opened up Facebook, and up popped a photo memory from 7 years ago. It was an adorable picture of my now 13-year old nephew and I at his kindergarten graduation. 

The picture melted my heart and broke it at the same time. I remembered the day vividly. 

Sigh.

I was still walking back then. Barely. I remember being late to the graduation ceremony because there was no parking (let alone a handicapped parking space), and I had to park a block away. It took me more than 30 minutes to hobble my way into the school. I was using a cane at the time (my pride still prevented me from using a walker — y’all know how that is).

Looking at that photo made me so sad. I felt sad thinking about how utterly exhausted I was in the picture.

Beyond that, I was grieving the Daana in the picture. The Daana who was still walking and driving. The Daana who lived a life that was not yet as ravaged and upended by MS.

Seven years have passed and I barely remember the life I lived back then. I was in control; I was the boss. MS shows me who’s boss now.

Fuck MS, y’all.

Episode 137 | MS, Visibility & Representation (Part 2) — feat. Azure Antoinette

She’s been called “the Maya Angelou of the Millennial generation”. Join us for Part 2 of our conversation with the poet, actress, and fellow MSer, Azure Antoinette. We talk about MS, representation, and visibility.

Find Azure on Instagram @hello_azureantoinette, Twitter @AzureAntoinette, and her website: azureantoinette.com. Go check out the article to which we refer in the episode: Why Representation Matters When Living with MS

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.

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 137 | MS, Visibility & Representation (Part 2) — feat. Azure Antoinette

She’s been called “the Maya Angelou of the Millennial generation”. Join us for Part 2 of our conversation with the poet, actress, and fellow MSer, Azure Antoinette. We talk about MS, representation, and visibility. Find Azure on Instagram @hello_azureantoinette, Twitter @AzureAntoinette, and her website: azureantoinette.com.

Episode 136 | MS, Visibility & Representation (Part 1) — feat. Azure Antoinette

She’s been called “the Maya Angelou of the Millennial generation”. Join us for Part 1 of our conversation with the poet, actress, and fellow MSer, Azure Antoinette. We talk about MS, representation, and visibility.

Find Azure on Instagram @hello_azureantoinette, Twitter @AzureAntoinette, and her website: azureantoinette.com. Go check out the article to which we refer in the episode: Why Representation Matters When Living with MS

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.

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 136 | MS, Visibility & Representation (Part 1) — feat. Azure Antoinette

She’s been called “the Maya Angelou of the Millennial generation”. Join us for Part 1 of our conversation with the poet, actress, and fellow MSer, Azure Antoinette. We talk about MS, representation, and visibility. Find Azure on Instagram @hello_azureantoinette, Twitter @AzureAntoinette, and her website: azureantoinette.com.

Stay Tuned — Azure Antoinette!

We’re excited for our upcoming two-part conversation with “the Maya Angelou of the Millennial generation” — Azure Antoinette. Did you know that she was on a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy?

Why ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Is Putting Disabled Actors Front and Center

In last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, “Breathe,” we were graced with some very exciting and very welcome blasts from the past: McSteamy (Eric Dane) and Lexie (Chyler Leigh) joined Meredith, still trapped in a coma, on the beach-in-her-brain for some real heart-to-hearts.

Check out her super dope duet with Kevin McKidd!

Chasing Cars // Azure Antoinette & Kevin McKidd

DOWNLOAD – https://music.apple.com/album/chasing-cars/1533238238?i=1533238240.Azure Antoinette + Grey’s Anatomy star Kevin McKidd have teamed up to create th…

Find Azure on Instagram @hello_azureantoinette, Twitter @AzureAntoinette, and her website: azureantoinette.com. Go check out the article to which we refer in the episode: Why Representation Matters When Living with MS!

https://themighty.com/2021/03/why-representation-matters-when-living-with-ms/

Stay tuned!

Episode 135 | These Parts: Intimacy & MS (Chapter 5) — feat. Dr. Aaron Boster, MD

Intimacy extends beyond romantic relationships. Today we’re joined by Dr. Aaron Boster, MD, and we chat about one of the most intimate relationships an MSer will ever have — with their MS specialist. 

Dr. Aaron Boster, MD is President of The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis (bosterms.com). He is a board-certified Neurologist specializing in Multiple Sclerosis and related CNS inflammatory disorders.

Find Dr. Boster on Twitter @aaronbostermd and YouTube.

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.

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.