Culture & Race

151: The Alphabet Rockers with Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 20, 2022

The band The Alphabet Rockers consists of lead members Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd, and a multi-racial group of children who are also involved in writing and performing.  They write about their real lived experiences and their desire to live in a world where everyone belongs. Kaitlin and Tommy are actually fellows at the Othering…

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RE-RELEASE: Parenting beyond pink and blue with Dr. Christia Brown

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 5, 2021

Today I join forces with Malaika Dower of the How to Get Away with Parenting podcast to interview Dr. Christia Brown, who is a Professor of Developmental and Social Psychology at the University of Kentucky, where she studies the development of gender identity and children’s experience of gender discrimination.  Dr. Brown’s book, Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue (Affiliate link), helps parents to…

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140: Mythbusting about fat and BMI with Dr. Lindo Bacon

By Jen Lumanlan | Jul 4, 2021

This episode kicks off a series on the intersection of parenting and food.   We begin today with a conversation with Dr. Lindo Bacon, where we bust a LOT of myths about the obesity epidemic that is said to be plaguing people in the United States and other countries that follow a similar diet.   The messaging…

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139: How to keep your child safe from guns (even if you don’t own one)

By Jen Lumanlan | Jun 20, 2021

Many of us haven’t been in each other’s homes for a while now, but pretty soon we’ll be getting together inside again.  And our children will be heading inside, in their friends’ houses.   People store guns inside.   Are you certain that nobody owns a gun in any of the places your child plays?   If…

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131: Implicit Bias with Dr. Mahzarin Banaji

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 7, 2021

Explicitly, nobody really believes in gender stereotypes anymore, but when we look at the world, and who’s where and how much money people make, and so on, it still seems to be there. And the answer to that is yeah, because it’s there. It’s just not something we say. It’s more of something we do.…

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