Amanda is the Director of Scholar Development at Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School. She coordinates career days, college visits, mentor programs, and meets with every one of her 8th graders’ families to help plan for their daughter’s high school future and beyond. In this episode, we talk about first-time teaching experiences, urban education, race, secondary trauma, teacher retention, and the complicated lottery system for Baltimore City high school placements.
Lillie May Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LMCJS/
Places to donate and volunteer in Baltimore (from Amanda’s blog): https://writingamandy.com/2018/07/06/paint-baltimore-kind/
Andy and I met in a knife-sales training class. Then he went on to become an Orioles tour guide, hotel concierge, whoopie pie salesman, comedian, casting producer, and eventually, his dream job: special education teacher (working mostly with children who have autism) and DIR/Floortime Provider. Listen to find out how he found his career during one of the most difficult times in his life.
Anna is the founder and CEO of Outgrowth Today. She is an experiential education expert and die-hard advocate for immersive travel with experience traveling & working in over 25 countries.
She's also one of the most optimistic and hard working people I know.
Here's where you can find her and her amazing business online:
In this episode we interview Tiffany Nelms, the Executive Director of Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE) which is an organization that provides transitional housing, companionship and community to asylum seekers by offering a safe and nurturing home, opportunities to connect within the larger community and each other.
Yeah. AWE is dope AF.
In this episode we discuss the movement #MeToo and where/why it originated. We share our #MeToo experiences, observe the public discussion, and talk about the influence race has on reporting sexual assault and listening to victims.
CARE to Stop Violence at UMD - http://health.umd.edu/care
In this episode, we talk polyamory with a couple of outstanding individuals who have been in a relationship with each other for almost a decade, and practicing polyamory for about six of those 10 years. We talk about why it works for them, what it was like coming out to family members, and what polyamory can teach us about monogamy (see: jealousy).
Anthony is a queer writer and educator living in Baltimore City. He is currently wrapping up a PhD in English and he is a proud co-parent to Chickpea, a Brussels Griffon.
Ann Marie is a queer feminist who can talk forever about mental health, self-care, and cute dogs. She lives in Baltimore and on Twitter, where you can find her at @annmariebrok.
Anthony twitter: @anthonywmoll
Ann Marie twitter: @annmariebrok
Chickpea the dog: (Instagram) chickpeathedog
In this episode, we discuss meditation while Mary’s cat, Nona, purrs into the microphone. Then, we talk to Austrie Martinez Duarte about coming out, her first love and heartbreak, getting pregnant with the sperm of her partner’s coworker while in the military during “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” and how she taught her kids about sex.
Buy Austrie’s book, Toad Season:
The Care and Keeping of You (American Girl Book we discussed)
In this episode, Mary and I rehash our life-altering summers, post our Pittsburgh recording of the final episode of Season 1. We discuss new relationships, divorce, low points, high points, creativity, and bloody dog ears.
WELCOME BACK TO SEASON 2, DEET DARLINGS!
In this episode, we talk to Laura Keyser, (Mary’s) physical therapist, who specializes in pelvic and perinatal health and works at Metta Integrative Wellness Center in Hampden.
We learned: 1. that 30-40% of women in the US have pelvic floor issues! 2. which muscles make up your pelvic floor 3. connections between sex, culture, and psychology 4. Laura’s work in the Republic of Congo.
The Panzi Foundation: http://www.panzifoundation.org
Metta Integrative Wellness, Hampden: www.metta-wellness.com
Headache in the Pelvis, David Wise
The Camera My Mother Gave Me, Susanna Kaysen
Our final episode of season 1 is here! We (finally) meet and become friends with Caleb Lemond, the man responsible for our GMTD intro/outro song! In this episode, we discuss: our Pittsburgh road trip, what's coming for season 2, Caleb’s brand new song, Christianity, death, & Caleb’s journey to becoming a musician.
Caleb’s website: https://www.caleblemond.com
Erin’s website: www.eedrew.com
Kevin Connell: Arteest_kcm
Our air bnb: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18440488?eal_exp=1496264054&eal_sig=ba545f7f340369e0d5a1fbb0f0c16e2c16b6cb4a602418352f5fff9c2ac73f81&eal_uid=48192224&eluid=0&euid=8fb2a00d-0bc8-dd08-39ee-0093756f689c
In this episode, we discuss our (lack of) sexual education as youngsters, the first time we touched a penis, masturbation, vaginismus, physical therapy of the pelvic floor, and sexual revolutions. It gets juicy.
In this episode, we discuss considerate acts you can do for your fellow humans, the complications of EZ Pass, and a toddler’s poop-emoji-themed birthday party. Then we talk to Kate Swiggett who works for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service as the Program Coordinator for Preferred Communities about the work she does as well as her passion to bring tough topics to light.
Bio: Kate is in her late 20s and still hasn't figured out how to filter her thoughts. A New England native, she has found another home in Maryland with friends who are basically family, a decent boyfriend who makes her dinner all the time, and the world's greatest dog. She loves aerials, travel, reading, her cameras, tea, Campari, and being under water.
Freedom from Torture, UK
Refugee Youth Project
Asylee Women Enterprise
Huge thank you to Baltimore City Councilman Ryan Dorsey (3rd district) for sharing his story with us! We had so much fun hearing about Ryan’s relationship with Baltimore, his background in music (including his time in the band Soul Cannon), why he got into politics, structural racism, and how he’s advocating for his community and city.
If you have considered running for local government but don’t have any experience or don’t know where to start, this interview is a MUST listen.
(Note: this was recorded at the beginning of March 2017)
Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle:
Erin Fostel’s art:
We had a lot to say so we split this episode in two. In part one, we talk about Lyra, sexual assault awareness, National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), how to be nicer to ourselves, poetry, the power of community, and the amazing Bird Dog Studio. In Part 2 we interview Baltimore City Councilman Ryan Dorsey!
Sexual assault awareness posts:
House of Ruth:
National Eating Disorders Association:
Bird Dog Studio
Gigi De La Rosa is a senior at UMBC, set to graduate in May with a BA in Global Studies and a minor in Sociology and Spanish. She is a first generation American and passionate about helping the immigrant and refugee population.
In this episode, Mary and Erin open by discussing TV shows and books they are enjoying. Topics include: diet culture, crazy exes, slaying vampires, and being on the hunt for good news stories.
In this interview, Gigi tells us what it was like growing up with parents from two different cultures and religions. She also talks about religious traditions, challenges immigrants may face when acclimating to America culture, and what it’s like being a senior in college in 2017.
Asylee Women Enterprise
In this episode we talk to Aseloka (Selly) Smith, producer and host of the podcast Regular Black Radio. We learn what it was like to be the daughter of a preacher and we discuss faith, racism, finding your community, what it means to imagine others complexly, and how not to be a dick. (note: this was recorded pre-election)
Selly is a podcast enthusiast and storyteller who loves to draw and loves her cats. She hosts her own podcast, Regular Black Radio, where she talks to black people about their black experiences and spends much of her free time listening to other people’s podcasts about nearly anything you can imagine. She’s a nerd on so many levels and loves every minute of it!
Links to the videos we talk about in this episode: (vlogbrothers)
In this episode we tackle topics like death, depression, religion, political rallies, and racism… you know, the simpler things in life.
Justin Sanders is a ghost from Baltimore. His words can be found most recently in his book, For All the Other Ghosts, and on the city’s walls.
Buy his book here: bmoreghost.com
Donate to these awesome causes, recommended by Justin:
As promised, here’s Caleb Lemond’s website and youtube account:
In this episode we discuss the Women's March on Washington, Erin accidentally gives you the answers to our security questions, and we interview Ava Pipitone, the Executive Director of The Baltimore Transgender Alliance.
Whipping Girl by Julia Serano
Nevada by Imogen Binnie
My Gender Workbook by Kate Bornstein
In this episode we discuss:
Who we are
Why this podcast exists
How focussed we've been on acquiring sponsors
What you can expect from future episodes
Mary hates when people eat bananas around her.
Erin is obsessed with Sing, the movie. I mean. That elephant! Get it girl!
Stuff we promised:
Email us! at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fitness Marshall! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFitnessMarshall
The man behind our intro and outro music: https://caleblemond.com/music
How we found Caleb: https://creativecommons.org
Follow us on social media! Mary Adelle on Facebook, maryadelle on Insta, @_girlflame on twitter // Erin Drew on the 'book, eedrew on Insta, @eedrew on twitter