Episode 1: The Ordinary World and Starting the Journey

Welcome to the sHeroe’s Journey Podcast©, a podcast for sHeroes and the people who love them. I’m Pamela Prather and for over twenty years, I have been empowering actors, executives, and curious humans with tools to unlock their voices and tell their stories.

Today’s episode begins with: The Ordinary World.  We focus on the beginning, seeing where we are, staring the journey and imagining the future. I spoke with Tiffany Rachelle Stewart (a bi-racial Black identifying Broadway actress and NYU professor about her project, The Listening 2020. She, along with her partner Tyler Rivenbark (a white-identifying  educator and playwright), are saying the things that often go unsaid around white allyship, and delivering those  messages in a way that emboldens and empowers.  I also speak with my 11-year-old son in a segment called “Me & The Kid”, where he shares his perspective on starting a new journey.

Talking Points:

  • A little history behind my passion project, The sHeroe’s Journey
  • New beginnings
  • Tiffany Rachelle Stewart and her project: The Listening 2020
  • What it means to be an ally
  • How Tyler Rivenbark has actionized his position as an ally
  • What The Listening is all about
  • Is The Listening a place for parents and people who might be ashamed?
  • How to slowly dismantle racism
  • Different generations, instant gratification, and how we can learn to make big changes
  • How Tiffany is encouraging the sustainability of action
  • Tiffany’s personal epiphanies around self-growth and facing personal gremlins
  • Paralyzing ourselves and not staying malleable
  • Things we can do to truly teach our kids about diversity
  • Tiffany’s goals for the future
  • Me and The Kid: Starting new journeys

Resources/Links:

Contact Info for sHeroes Journey:

Website: sHeroes Journey 

Instagram:  @sHeroes Journey

Email:  sHeroesJourney@gmail.com

Contact Info for Tiffany Rachelle Stewart: 

email: thelistening2020@gmail.com  

Instagram: @thelistening2020  

website: https://www.the-listening.com/

Other links to things we talked about:

When Things Fall Apart:  Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

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