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For Folx Sake: Cultivate Inclusive Communities

Author: Court Wakefield and Sarah Hodge

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Court Wakefield and Sarah Hodge are two friends who are passionate about how open and honest conversations can cultivate inclusive communities. Each episode, we'll break down a topic through the lens of diversity and inclusion, so you can navigate the professional, personal, and spiritual scenarios that call us all to be better advocates.
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It's Election Day. If you haven't already voted, be sure to make it to the polls today to cast a vote for inclusion. Many of you may be voting against Trump rather than for Biden. And that’s okay. If you disagree with Biden, you can vote him in on November 3 and give him hell on November 4.On today's episode, we're going to talk about how to hold elected officials accountable after Election Day. Links from this episode:VoteSpotter"Vote 'Em Out" by Willie NelsonSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/forfolxsake)
5: 2020 Election

5: 2020 Election

2020-10-2041:59

We usually don’t get explicitly political on this podcast when we can avoid it, but it would be counter to our values to avoid saying that one candidate (Donald Trump) believes that white privilege is a hoax, has spent his entire presidency undermining the rights and belittling the existence of marginalized groups including Queer, Latinx, Black, Indiginous folks and womxn.The other candidate isn’t perfect, but their ticket and their platform is one that will move us toward progress and inclusion, despite what Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have done in the past.Given the importance of this election for our vision of a an inclusive future, we have decided to focus this episode on helping you and your community prepare to make your votes count on November 3.Links from the episode:Check your voter registration status, and if you’re not registered, register ASAPCheck out the voter ID requirements in your areaFind out what’s on your ballotVote as early as possibleRequest your mail-in ballot right nowFamiliarize yourself with the mail-in ballot rules and deadlines for your stateFive mistakes that could invalidate your ballotAn extremely comprehensive guide to making sure your ballot gets counted, no matter where in America you liveSign up to work the pollsBiden’s vision and position on important issuesLeague of Women VotersVote 411Vote.orgVote Joe appPowered by PeopleMobilize.usJoin the Biden Digital CoalitionDefeat by TweetBuy Biden MerchJoe Biden Campaign DonationFair Fight 2020Look up Congressional votes online and fact check statements from your representativesLook up legislators' contact informationSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/forfolxsake)
Bonus: Early Voting

Bonus: Early Voting

2020-10-1302:30

Early voting for the 2020 is underway across the United States. Listen to this bonus episode to get prepared and make a voting plan.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/forfolxsake)
October 11, 2020 is the 33rd Annual National Coming Out Day. In this episode, Court shares how National Coming Out Day has changed for them overtime as their identity has evolved. We also honor the history of this queer holiday and celebrate the courage of queer people both in and out of the closet.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/forfolxsake)
4: Inclusive Parenting

4: Inclusive Parenting

2020-10-0601:26:35

2020 has brought innumerable new challenges to families with school-aged children. Parents are not only dealing with keeping their families safe from COVID-19, they are also transitioning to working and schooling from their homes. All the while, they are also navigating the difficult conversations related to the social uprisings in response to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.This episode, we take that challenge head on, providing resources for parents to understand the impact of racial injustice on children, have age-appropriate conversations with their kids, and discuss the issue of injustice with their own parents.Links from the episode:AAP statement on racismChildren can distinguish the phenotypic differences associated with race during infancy.Parenting Forward Podcast: The ABC’s of Diversity w/ Carolyn Helsel & Joy Harris-SmithRaising White Kids by Jennifer HarveyYour Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource RoundupHow White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About RaceBlack History FlashcardsLife Kit Podcast with Ijeoma OluoSo You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma OluoSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/forfolxsake)
3: Health Disparities

3: Health Disparities

2020-09-2201:15:51

With the emergence of COVID-19, we are faced more than ever with how disparities in our broken healthcare system burden the most vulnerable among us. In this episode, we define healthcare disparities, provide real life examples of how these disparities play out for marginalized people, and acknowledge the dark history of healthcare discrimination in the United States. Then, we talk through what needs to change within the healthcare industry and what every day folks like you can do to bridge the healthcare gap from the outside.Links from the episode:$600 million settlement for Flint water crisis victimsAMA's statement on COVID-19 impact on marginalized communitiesMedical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology Remembering Anarcha, Lucy & Betsey: The Mothers of Modern GynecologyHRCs Health Equality Index (LGBTQ)Ask Me About My Uterus by Abby NormanWhat the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hanna-AttishaThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootSarah Kliff's work at VoxConnect with us:Subscribe to our email newsletterTake our audience surveySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/forfolxsake)
2: Gas Lighting

2: Gas Lighting

2020-09-0801:24:27

Racial gas lighting is a well-documented and researched experience in which people experience injustice because of their race while simultaneously being made to feel that the injustice isn't real. You've heard it before. The thinly veiled, "It was just a joke," or "We're post-racial. We had a black president!" Maybe you've even claimed that you "don't see color." On this episode, Sarah and Court break down how gas lighting impacts marginalized communities, how to respond to gas lighting when you experience or witness it, and how to avoid gas lighting folx in your community.Links from the show:Behind the Police PodcastThe New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderUntamed by Glennon DoyleConnect with us:Subscribe to our email newsletterTake our audience surveySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/forfolxsake)
It's easy for many of us to judge others about their choices during COVID-19. But how does intersectionality impact our choices about going back-to-school during the pandemic? Court and Sarah explore the reasons parents from different backgrounds may make varied choices and explain what you can do to make the best decision for your family.Links from the show:Supporting your child’s mental health during COVID-19 school return Preparing K-12 school administrators for a safe return to school in Fall 2020Back-to-school guidelines for pediatric patients by risk-level Teachers protest return to school across the countryStudent suspended for sharing images of high school in GeorgiaUnemployed mother shares how COVID has impacted her ability to work and provide for her kidsPediatrician shares her advice for returning to schoolWhy parents are forming ‘learning pods’ — and how they might deepen inequalityConnect with us:Subscribe to our email newsletterTake our audience surveySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/forfolxsake)
Chanise Condren is the co-owner of Electric Kitchen, a vegan food prep and pop-up. She is also a comedian and host of the Get Intuit podcast. Together with her partner, she runs multiple businesses, rescues animals, and serves as chosen family to many people in the Dallas community.On this episode, we discussed how marginalized people with intersectional privilege can leverage their power to make space for other folx that are traditionally left out.Connect with Chanise:TwitterInstagramConnect with us:Subscribe to our email newsletterTake our audience surveySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/forfolxsake)
2. Legally Non-Binary

2. Legally Non-Binary

2019-10-0835:08

Ruth Carter, esq. is a non-binary lawyer, author and speaker specializing in business, intellectual property, social media and internet law, and interestingly, flash mob law. They are a columnist for Attorney at Work and a contributor for Law Technology News. have also authored three books. Ruth recently went through the process of changing their gender marker on their birth certificate and shares the accompanying challenges in this episode.Episode Links:Intersex & Genderqueer Recognition Project (IGRP)Church ClarityConnect with Ruth:WebsiteTwitterLinkedInYouTubePersonal BlogConnect with us:Subscribe to our email newsletterTake our audience surveySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/forfolxsake)
1. Inclusive Language

1. Inclusive Language

2019-10-0144:58

For our first episode, I sat down with content expert Emily Triplett Lentz of HelpScout to discuss how non-inclusive language can alienate our audience. During the episode, she shares some examples of non-inclusive language that hide in our every day speech and gives us practical tips to make our content inclusive. Episode Links:Inclusive Style GuideHelpScout for GoodConnect with Emily:TwitterLinkedInConnect with us:Subscribe to our email newsletterTake our audience surveySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/forfolxsake)
We're pumped to introduce our new podcast, For Folx Sake. Our host Courtney Cox Wakefield lives in Dallas, TX with her wife Hollis, their kid, dog, and five cats. (Yeah, I know, lesbians with 5 cats. Shocker.)From being outed in their faith community as a teenager to being physically assaulted walking into a women's restroom, Courtney has had some pretty awful experiences of marginalization. But she's also experienced the joy and belonging of communities that have celebrated their authentic self. At For Folx Sake, it's our mission to help our listeners cultivate inclusive communities. Each episode, we will sit down with folx from business, faith, education, and more to hear their stories and learn from their biggest mistakes. All to inspire you to cultivate inclusion in your own communities.You know, not just queer people. Folx of all backgrounds - people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, Muslims...you get the picture.Our first episode will launch on October 1st, so subscribe now on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. In the meantime, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @forfolxsake or on Instagram at @ForFolxSakePod. Or, if you'd like to support our podcast, you can do so at patreon.com/forfolxsake.Connect with us:Subscribe to our email newsletterTake our audience surveySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/forfolxsake)
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