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The Melanated Social Work Podcast is hosted by four men of color within the field of social work; Josh McNeil, Marvin Toliver, Michael Grinnell, and Jesse Wiltey. Join us as we discuss social work, mental health, politics, music, liberation and many other topics.
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In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work connect with Dr. Tanya Sharpe, the founder and director of The Centre for Research and Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB). Listen to hear about her journey into social work, what brought her to Canada, and the groundbreaking work that she is doing with The CRIB.
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work continue to discuss a recent incident of white supremacist microaggressions. If you haven't done so already, please listen to Part 1 of this conversation.
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work reflect on their experience over the last year providing consultation and facilitation, and discuss a recent incident of white supremacist microaggressions. Stay tuned for the Part 2 follow up!
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work have the honor of connecting with Khalida Sethi and Sonalee Rashatwar of the Radical Therapy Center in Philadelphia, PA. Hear about their journey in the field, how the Radical Therapy Center was founded, and explore what is politicized therapy.
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work connect with Joi Britt and hear about her experience growing up in New York and being "regular Black", her renowned podcast The Joi of Social Work, and her process of developing her private practice.
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work had the privilege of connecting with social work pioneer, Dr. Jean Latting. We got to hear about her journey into social work, her experiences as a Black professor, and what it means to lead consciously.
On this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work have the privilege of choppin it up with Stic of the legendary hip hop duo Dead Prez. Stic discussed his journey growing up, the influences that brought him toward his healing path, and his new upcoming fit hop film A Beautiful Run.Follow Stic on IG: @sticSupport RBG Fit Club: https://rbgfitclub.com/RBG Fit Club Podcast: https://rbgfitclub.com/pages/rbg-fitclub-podcast
Episode 30: Fuck 45

Episode 30: Fuck 45

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In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work process the fuckery that occurred at the nation's capital on Jan 6th. The caucasity...
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work interview the CEO and Founder of the Liberate app. Tap in to hear about his experience within the tech industry, how he came to develop the liberate app, and the importance of developing spaces centered on Black healing.Download Liberate for iOS and android 
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work share some of their reflections from 2020. This is part 2 of 2 parts.
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work share some of their reflections from 2020. This is part 1 of 2 parts.
On this episode of podcast, the folks of Melanated Social Work tap in with Xavi de Guzman, actor and star of the ABC series Take Two and the CW series The 100.  We discussed his upbringing in Canada, his experience within the industry as a Filipino, and his foundation, the Play On Foundation, which is dedicated to neurological research and brain aneurism prevention.https://www.letsplayon.org/
In this episode of the podcast, the folks of Melanated Social Work interview grammy nominated vocalist Melody Thorton (formerly of The Pussycat Dolls). We discussed some of her experiences of colorism within the music industry, her journey toward healing, and her most recent project, Lioness Eyes.
In this episode of The Melanated Social Work Podcast, we have the honor of interviewing Tish Guerin, MSW, LCSW, LISW, BC-TMH.  Hear about her journey building her private practice, becoming the first full time in-house team clinician for the NFL, and her thoughts about the NASW. Make sure to check out her instagram page and website!IG: @therealdopetherapistwebsite: https://www.therealdopetherapist.com/
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work sit down with Michaela Hatton, BSW (IG: @michaelahatton) and hear about her experience being arrested on June 14, 2020 while making some good trouble in Richmond, VA. Please make sure to donate directly to Michaela to support the work that she is doing.Cash App: $michaela1998Venmo: @michaelahatton
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work sit down with Mit Joyner, President of the NASW, and Dawn Hobdy, Vice President of Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion at the NASW. We discuss the current priorities of the NASW, how they are hoping to address anti-blackness within the field, and whether or not folks should become members.
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work have the honor of sitting down to chat with Rachel Cargle. Check out the episode to hear about her experience as a public academic, her perspective on anti-racism work within social work, and how declaring her highest values has cultivated her self-care.
In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work have the honor of being joined by Kim Young, MSW, LCSW (IG: @dopeblack_socialworker). We discuss her path toward becoming an LCSW, being a revolutionary before a therapist, and why she was recently blocked on Instagram by the NASW. Make sure to check out her website: www.dopeblacksocialworker.com
On this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work have the honor of being joined by Tigist Kebede (IG: @thecolouredtherapist) of Melbourne, Australia. We explored the experience of anti-blackness in Australia and how this connects back to the Movement for Black Lives in the US. In addition, we discussed Australia's response to COVID-19 and the racial disparities in their response. Please make sure that you donate to support Tigist and the work she's doing! (Paypal: www.paypal.me/thecolouredtherapist)
By request, this episode is a follow up to "Episode 2: Microaggressions and White Supremacy at Work". In this episode, the folks of Melanated Social Work discuss how white supremacy is coming up in the workplace and explore what is anti-racist social work.
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Dea Applegate

when someone said "it's just too much I can't process it anymore" that is exactly how I feel. I have started to feel numb to it :(

Aug 27th
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