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Episode 10 – Fighting Battles Together

We were not created to fight life’s battles on our own. We were created for community, and humans are at their best when men and women pursue God’s mission together. On this episode of Where Ya From?, Carolyn Custis James shares her personal experience with gender inequality and learning about injustices toward women around the world. These experiences led her to not only become an advocate for women, but to develop a robust explanation of why men and women need each other to both survive and thrive the ups and downs of life.

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Episode 7 – Colorism, Microaggressions, and White Supremacy

Everyone struggles or has struggled with issues of identity. Maybe it’s the way we look or the amount of success we have achieved or perhaps we want to change who we are to please someone else. The question “Who am I?” is fundamental, and when we allow others or our culture to answer that question for us, it can lead to devastating consequences. Today, Rasool asks Ekemini Uwan “Where Ya From” and discovers how the ideology of white supremacy impacted not only the way she viewed herself, but also how combatting this ideology led to her to become an anti-racist.

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Episode 6 – Woke Church

At some point, all of us feel like we have to code-switch–to hide the real us or keep our opinions to ourselves. But unlike those of us who are simply trying to avoid an argument—maybe with a parent or friend— when it comes to issues of race and culture, code-switching is a method of survival. Today, Rasool asks Dr. Eric Mason Where Ya From, and ends up in a conversation about code switching, Biblical politics, and what it means to be woke.

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Episode 5 – White Awake

We all have blindspots in our lives–beliefs, values, and assumptions that we’re not aware of– and many of these blindspots can cause serious damage to us and others. On this episode of Where Ya From, Pastor Daniel Hill, shares about some blindspots in his life related to issues of race and justice, and the confrontations with others that began Daniel’s journey of becoming what he calls “White Awake.”

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Episode 2 – Finding Real Friends

Finding real friendships can be difficult and experiencing true community can feel impossible. So what does it look like to find a true friend? To be one? What does it mean to be truly known and accepted by another person? On this episode of Where Ya From, Kristen “KB” Newton shares her story of struggling through relationships, and how that struggle led to founding HEARTConvos–an organization that helps people build authentic relationships through having hard conversations.