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My guest today is Danielle Slaughter. Danielle is an Academic turned mommy. She has Bachelors of Arts from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Masters of Arts in English from Georgia State University. With a doctoral background in English, focusing on Rhetoric and Composition, Danielle likes to call herself and mothers like her “Mamademics”. Mamademics is a merging of her two “careers”–motherhood and academia. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two sons were she runs both of her businesses Mamademics and Raising an Advocate.
Danielle has an award-winning blog as well as composition work. She is a 2015 recipient of the Type-A Parent’s We Still Blog Award. A 2016 recipient of the Conference on College Composition and Communications Scholar for the Dream Award. A BlogHer Voices of the Year Winner for 2016 and 2017. As well as a two-time nominee for an Iris Award for Most Engaging Content (2017 and 2018).
I found Danielle this past spring when I was searching for the voices of POC in the parenting world. If you listened to episode 142 you know that I made a pledge to search out a variety of voices and personalities to come and be on the show. Danielle does really important work, and I recently completed a course she offers called “Raising an Advocate” – Danielle has written a lot about the role white women play in raising social justice advocates, as well as the power white women also have to get in the way of social justice….
What you’ll hear in this episode:
– What implicit bias is
– How Implicit bias is related to privilege
-The struggle people have to understand privilege when they are disenfranchised
– Representation and privilege
– The most dangerous person in America
– Understanding consent
– Systemic barriers to parental participation in PTO
-Ways white people can be allies to people of color
-Learning from each other through openness
What does Joyful Courage mean to you?
I did a lot of research for this one. I have a prepared response. Your page says that Joyful Courage is about showing up grateful for the opportunity to practice being our best selves, even when it is hard to do and for me, that is exactly what the work of raising advocates looks like. Being grateful that we can do better than the generations before us while acknowledging that this work is not easy. You have to have the courage to work through your own biases and find joy in knowing that your children are learning from you.
“I Raise Boys Nothing Scares Me”: So, Yea That’s A Lie
The Most Dangerous Person In America Is The White Woman
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Why White Moms Need To Care About Murdered Black Children
Raising An Advocate course
Small group coaching
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