#156 Maryline Damour” Kingston Design Connection

Today’s guest is Maryline Damour of Kingston Design Connection and Damour Drake. After many years working in marketing, business development and public relations for firms such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PwC and Accenture, Maryline returned to school to study interior design at Parsons The New School for Design. Originally from Haiti, Maryline has been actively involved in interior design projects in Haiti since the earthquake of 2010. She is currently developing a vocational school in Léogâne, Haiti focused on teaching safer building techniques and practices for the construction industry.

The Kingston Design Connection mission is to aid the creative community in the Hudson Valley to connect, collaborate and support each other’s businesses. It hosted its first design showhouse in October 2018 to showcase and celebrate Hudson Valley design which included 10 interior designers and over 100 local makers, artists and retailers. It has grown exponentially each year and has been featured in Architectural Digest; House Beautiful; Hudson Valley Magazine; Aspire Design and Home; Chronogram; Upstate House; Almanac Weekly; WSJ; and MSN.

Today we talked about how Maryline went from being a literature major to a marketing professional to an interior designer and most recently forming the Kingston Design Connection. Hint, it’s all really just communication. She’s full of deep wisdom and a desire to build community, and I loved our conversation!

You can find Maryline and KDC on Instagram.

I also introduced Malebo Sephodi, author, development worker and social commentator on development, identity and gender issues. We get to hear her Lyttleton Women TEDx Talk about self care as a tool of liberation! She’s going to be an upcoming guest so wanted to introduce you to her.

Last but not least, I announce our book club! It’s official, at the suggestion of past guest, Rakel Stammer, we’re going to read and discuss, Sylvia Federici’s, Caliban and The Witch. Our plans are to spend the month of March discussing, but for now you can get a head start on reading if you want to follow along! More to come on how to join in the conversation…

Today’s show was engineered by Manuel Blas of La Dosis Perfecta on Radio Kingston.

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#155 Tracy Givens Hunter “Undoing Racism, Ending the New Jim Crow”

Tracy Givens Hunter is Director of the Navigator Program at Public Policy and Education Fund of New York. She is an active practitioner of Restorative Justice Practices and Circle Keeping with Dutchess County Mediation Center and Westchester Restorative Justice Center. Tracy has over 20 years experience as an Activist and organizer regarding Racial Justice, Women Rights, Criminal justice, People’s Institute Survival and Beyond and Human Rights with organizations such as the NAACP, ACLU, BLM, and ENJAN. Tracy has given Presentations, Mediated and provided Trainings to private organizations and school districts and on January 30th, she is moderating “Council of the Elders” an event sponsored by Hold the Line taking place on Saturday, January 30th from 2-4pm. This free event will be a Roundtable discussion with movement elders from the Hudson Valley on activism, solidarity and the political divide. You can get your free ticket here. See you there!

Today we speak about how an undoing racism workshop changed the course of her life and career. Tracy also shares extensively the important work that ENJAN is doing in the criminal justice system. You can learn more about ENJAN here, and join their monthly meetings in Kingston every 2nd and 4th Mon. of the month at 8:00 pm. Contact them at ENJANHV@gmail.com for Zoom meeting details. (A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library, 43 Gill St., Kingston, NY.)

We also listened to “The New Jim Crow” with Michelle Alexander, George E. Kent Lecture, 2013

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#154 Astrology 2021 with Cory Nakasue

Cory Nakasue is an astrology counselor, writer, and teacher. She is a family-initiated and self-taught astrologer in the Evolutionary and Psychological traditions, and is currently studying the ancient traditions. She has received additional tutelage from Joseph Addeo (NCGR), and participates in ongoing studies in tarot and ancient wisdom.

She has over 25 years of experience in movement arts as a teacher and therapist, and has been mentored by some of the finest practitioners working in psychology, neurology, and pain science. Please visit http://www.corynakasue.com for more information about her movement education and therapy. Her advice has appeared in The New York Times and The Week. You can read her monthly horoscopes in The Lunation, a collaboration with Sassafras Mercantile.

She draws on all of her experience in body-mind therapeutics, writing, and performing arts to help you create strong narratives that are deeply felt. She offers private lessons to individuals and small groups. Her specialties are depth psychology, creative process, personal coaching, and astrological applications for counseling, therapy, and creative practice.

Today we speak ALL about the Moon, what happened astrologically in 2020, what’s happening in 2021, and why it’s important to look at our narratives and perhaps re-examine them in order to build anew in a radically different way!

We also listened to and were inspired by Raymonda Reese speaking about how “Self Care is Radical” at TedX Seattle.

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#153 Deep Thoughts for the New Year with Theresa

Slipping into the New Year with some deep thoughts about the things I think about. Like… revisiting my last year’s resolution to practice non-judgment and how I failed at it because of things like Kundalini Yoga and QAnon (the irony is not lost on me that as I was doing my show they were storming the capitol), my adjustment and recommitment to non-judgment inspired by Charles Eisenstein, vibration, serendipity, signs from the Universe, devotion, self-care and starting a book club! Who’s in? Seriously, let’s pick a book that inspires that we can talk about on the show. Plus, I marry everyone to themselves and share the words of David Foster Wallace that resonate deeply with me. Here’s my Youtube Channel if you want to join in the daily 15-17 minute practice. Hope everyone’s year is a good one!

Today we heard TedxTalks by Joanna McEwen and Ulla Suokko.

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