[chrysalis.activism] Fwd: ⭐ black health podcast episode

Anna McFall annasmcfall at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 16:08:09 CDT 2020


I'm super interested in reading this! The audiobook's available from the
liberry so I'm gonna go ahead and check it out now. :)

On Sun, Aug 16, 2020 at 7:11 PM Stacey Svetlichnaya <stacey.svet at gmail.com>
wrote:

> sharing some super interesting resources on black health.
>
> I haven't read any of these--if some of them speak to you, maybe we could
> be reading buddies?
> I'm especially curious about anything on the list from Diana (books by
> black authors about black health) ((also Diana is a real epidemiologist
> working on her Ph.D!))
>
> First choice for me (because relevant to body image interests/also
> available on Audible >.<) is
> *Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia* - Sabrina
> Strings
>
> <3S
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Zoe Burton <zrburt at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 12:19 PM
> Subject: Re: ⭐ black health podcast episode
> To: Ilyse Iris Magy <iimagy at gmail.com>
> Cc: Diana Tordoff <diana.tordoff at gmail.com>, Will Rogers <
> willyrogers at gmail.com>, starbarf <starbarf at googlegroups.com>
>
>
> Another podcast episode to listen to - let’s move resources away from
> policing and towards services that promote community health! This is a
> local issue to Oakland - I didn’t even know Oakland Unified school district
> had its own police force- ugh. A short important listen
>
> https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bay/id1350043452?i=1000477403607
>
> Take action: https://linktr.ee/BOP1BOSS
>
> On Jun 16, 2020, at 8:14 PM, Ilyse Iris Magy <iimagy at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 
> Another podcast episode to add to this list: Episode 4 of 1619
> <https://www.nytimes.com/column/1619-project>. It's perhaps no surprise
> that racial disparities in health care and health outcomes are rooted in
> the cruel joke of how emancipation was actually rolled out. The details are
> something anyone working in the medical field or frankly anyone who
> accesses medical care (i.e. everyone) needs to know. Did you know that the
> passing of Medicare was what finally desegregated hospitals? In the 1960s?
>
> 1619 as a whole is on every list of podcasts to listen to about racial
> justice, and for good reason. Listen to the whole damn thing. I've got one
> more to go and may listen again immediately.
>
> So much respect for those of you in the medical world and seeking to bring
> justice into that space. Thanks for starting this conversation, Will.
>
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 9:21 PM Diana Tordoff <diana.tordoff at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Here are some books that have been on my radar about race and
>> health/healthcare/science/bodies (disclaimer: I have not read all of them,
>> this definitely isn't an exhaustive list):
>>
>> Book by black authors/authors of color:
>>
>> *Breaking the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty*
>> - Dorothy Roberts
>> *Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia* - Sabrina
>> Strings
>> *The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the
>> Genome - *Alondra Nelson
>> *Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical
>> Discrimination* - Alondra Nelson
>> *You Have the Right to Remain Fat* - Tovar, Virgie
>>
>> Other books by white authors:
>>
>> *The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks *- Rebecca Skloot **
>> *Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure* - Eli Clare (also lots of
>> content about disability rights & queer embodiment)
>> *Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies* - Seth Holmes
>>
>> Let me know if you want to book club any of these, or if you have any to
>> add!
>>
>> ** don't watch the movie, read the book
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 7:45 AM Will Rogers <willyrogers at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Frenz,
>>>
>>> A bit emboldened by Yannell's noting the absence of black-centered
>>> stories/resources in our race-related conversations, I wanna direct some
>>> attention (esp healthcare & healthtech folks' attention) to this story.
>>>
>>> https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/bodies/bleeding
>>>
>>> I used to listen to a bunch of podcasts, and after I acquired a
>>> pickiness wrt style plus getting burned out on White Dudes' Voices, I went
>>> years without making it through a full season of almost anything. This
>>> podcast, Bodies, has been a relief.
>>>
>>> Each episode features a single person solving and resolving a medical
>>> mystery of their own body. In this episode (S1E2) a woman has very
>>> difficult periods, and it surfaces the fact that African American women are
>>> more likely to have difficult periods than white women.
>>>
>>> Re:healthcare disparities, the phrase "What's normal?" jumps out to me,
>>> since patients' idea of normal is shaped by their immediate social circles,
>>> which vary from circle to circle. So one takeaway, for me, is to
>>> continually interrogate my idea of normalcy for the possibility of
>>> something more just.
>>>
>>> I'd love to discuss this or anything related with anyone, including any
>>> recommendations of stories/resources.
>>>
>>> Will
>>>
>>> 903.521.0716
>>> @spozbo <https://twitter.com/spozbo>
>>>
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>>
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