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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. Though they live in two different states, in two different parts of the country, through the amazing power of technology, they virtually join each other to share their experiences about living life with MS. They are often joined by noted MS speciali ...
 
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Join us for a conversation with Jessie Ace, Lauren Freedman & April Moreno -- 3 content creators taking up space in the chronic illness community. As podcasters, we know how to hold the space, but how do we occupy it? Jessie Ace was the host of the Disabled to Enabled Podcast which ended in December 2020 (but can still be streamed online). She curr…
 
Join us for a continuation of a conversation we started in July 2020 about Black racial justice. We are joined by former guests Dr. Linda Chavers, PhD, Damian Washington, and Carlos Kareem Windham. We chat about racism, the January 2021 insurrection at the Capitol by white supremacist terrorists, and more. Find Carlos on Twitter @caballonegrito and…
 
Join us for a conversation about mental health with advocate and author Achea Redd. We chat about reaching out for help, taking up space, and what it means to "live free". You can find Achea's books 'Be Free. Be You.' and 'Authentic You: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up Fearless and True' on Amazon and all booksellers. You can connect with her online o…
 
We are so excited to be joined by Dawn's Neurologist/MS Specialist, Dr. Heidi Crayton, MD. We chat about taking up space and being treated as "whole people" -- not just cookie-cutter symptoms. Dr. Crayton is a board-certified neurologist, with a specialty in Multiple Sclerosis. She did a fellowship in multiple sclerosis at Georgetown where she esta…
 
Join us for an exclusive interview with actress, comedian, and MS advocate, Rain Pryor. We reflect on her father, the legendary Richard Pryor, and his MS journey. Connect with Rain on Facebook and Instagram @rainpryor. Purchase her book, Jokes My Father Never Taught Me: Life, Love, and Loss with Richard Pryor on Amazon. As always, you can find us o…
 
Join us for a conversation with DEI leader, Jimi Vaughn about containing and defining the space, as well as what it means to have a seat at the table in a society rampant with ableism. Connect with Jimi on his website: http://jimivaughn.com and Instagram @jimi_vaughn. As always, you can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagra…
 
It's our Season 4 Premiere! This season, we're focused on "taking up space". What does it mean for people with Multiple Sclerosis? Join us for a conversation with Damian Washington as we unpack this important concept. Find Damian on his website: damianwashington.com and on his vlog: http://youtube.com/nostressms As always, you can find us on the we…
 
Please join us for a bonus episode -- a final farewell to 2020. Join us for a discussion about a few of the things that need to be retired in 2020 -- MS Edition. 2020 has been rough, so it's important that we take care to be gentle(r) to each other as comrades in MS. Society does a hell of a job of tearing us down -- let's lift each other up. We'd …
 
Please join us for the Season 3 finale of the Myelin & Melanin Podcast. It's been a wild ride. 2020 is definitely one for the books. 2020 has been filled with ups and downs for us, but we'd be remiss if we didn't celebrate our ups. From celebrating our 100th episode, to becoming an LLC, to producing and recording TWO intimacy series, networking wit…
 
Welcome to Realm 10 -- the last Realm in our second ever intimacy series, "This Part: Intimacy & MS". It's just us today -- no guests. Join us as we recap this exciting intimacy adventure. Access intimacy, BDSM, pleasure activism (deference to adrienne maree brown), sexual superpowers, kink, trust, communication, surrender...we covered all the thin…
 
What's your love language? How does that relate to intimacy? Today we are joined by intimacy coach and AMFT Sade Ferrier and boudoir photographer, body coach, and fellow MSer Keyonna Renea. Don't miss this dope chat. Sade Ferrier, M.S., is passionate about spiritually-infused intimacy that brings joy instead of shame. Her audio courses and workshop…
 
BDSM, domination, submission, kink -- all the things. Welcome to Realm 8. Today we are joined again by the Dominatrix (and fellow MSer), Mistress Magenta, and writer Sara Youngblood Gregory. How does creativity fit into the world of kink and disability? Let's talk. Mistress Magenta is an American dominatrix living on the Gold Coast of Australia. Fi…
 
Kink is exciting. It has definitely opened up new realms of possibility for us. Having said that, it really highlights the importance of consent, communication, and most of all TRUST with the partners you are engaging with. This is amplified when you are disabled (and otherwise marginalized). We are joined again by Roxanne Chanel Murray to unpack t…
 
Welcome to Realm 6. We're digging in ever deeper, y'all. Today we are joined by English MS Warrior Roxanne Chanel Murray. We chat about sex, kink & BDSM. How does MS fit in? Tune in! Roxanne is an English MS warrior and Fashion Stylist who advocates for the visibility of people of color in the UK to be included and considered more in the MS narrati…
 
We're continuing our conversation with Mistress Magenta -- an American dominatrix living on the Gold Coast of Australia. She also has MS. You don't want to miss the rest of this tantalizing discussion. Find Mistress Magenta on Twitter @MistressMagenta. Check out her website at www.mistress-magenta.com. You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin…
 
We told you we were going deep. Today we are joined by Mistress Magenta -- an American dominatrix living on the Gold Coast of Australia. She also has MS. You don't want to miss this tantalizing discussion. Find Mistress Magenta on Twitter @MistressMagenta. Check out her website at www.mistress-magenta.com. You can find us on the web at myelinandmel…
 
Episode 100! Can you believe it? Join us for Realm 4 of our intimacy series. Today we are joined by our favorite guest co-host, Carlos Kareem Windham. We chat about WAP, intimacy & sexual superpowers. How does shame shape the discourse? Carlos is a frequent Myelin & Melanin guest co-host and the host of Smoke & Mirrors (livestream on YouTube or Fac…
 
Welcome to our Bonus "after hours" episode. In preparation for our provocative conversation with Carlos Kareem Windham in Episode 100, we decided to pose the following question to all of the guests in this series: "What is your sexual superpower?" Don't miss this enlightening discussion. You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook,…
 
Get ready for Realm 3 (Part 2)! We're taking the concept of intimacy further. Today we're joined again by Pleasure Activist, Somatic Sex Educator, and MSer Emily Royce. Emily Royce is a Somatic Sex Educator and Certified Sexological Bodyworker. Her decade journey with MS has involved many lifestyle and holistic healing routes and she is a Reiki Mas…
 
Get ready for Realm 3 (Part 1)! We're taking the concept of intimacy further. Today we're joined by Pleasure Activist, Somatic Sex Educator, and MSer Emily Royce. Emily Royce is a Somatic Sex Educator and Certified Sexological Bodyworker. Her decade journey with MS has involved many lifestyle and holistic healing routes and she is a Reiki Master Te…
 
We're still talking intimacy! In Realm 2, we talk with writer Sara Youngblood Gregory about bondage, disability, and liberation. Her article "As A Disabled Person, I Love Bondage. Here’s Why" was published in the Huffington Post in July 2020. Sara joins us again later in the series as well -- we're here for it! Sara Youngblood Gregory is a lesbian …
 
Intimacy. We're taking you on a journey. Join us for Realm 1 -- today we're joined by Keyonna Renea. We chat about access intimacy, vulnerability, agency, and more. We first discovered the term "access intimacy" on a 2011 post on Mia Mingus' (check her out on Instagram @mia.mingus) blog "Leaving Evidence" -- https://leavingevidence.wordpress.com/20…
 
On September 5, 2020, our series "This Part: Intimacy & MS" starts. We're taking you on a journey. Our first intimacy series "That Part: Intimacy & MS" peeled back the layers -- helping us reflect on all of the elements that help one frame intimacy (especially as it relates to MS). In this series -- we're going deeper. Kink, bondage, pleasure, surr…
 
Today we are joined by thought leader and life coach Kianga Ford. We chat about energy, agency, and surrender -- topics that are the perfect precursors to our upcoming series, "This Part: Intimacy and MS". Kianga Ford is a thought leader, coach, facilitator, and speaker. She is the founder of Love & Freedom Education, where she works with curious a…
 
Enjoy our bonus episode -- a continuation of our conversation with artist Marcia Jones from Episode 89. We chat about the nuances of disclosure and gendering MS. Yes, we're kind of problematic, but... You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube. Conside…
 
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