Take Notice Episodes - Amplifying Black Voices and Stories
EPISODE 001: Welcome, with Joy Stanford
Our very first episode featured Joy Stanford - healthcare and housing advocate and educator, running for State Representative in Washington's 26th Legislative District. Joy shares with us her family history and her experience as a mother, her background in political advocacy, and her motivation for dedicating herself to state-wide change.
Episode 002: Grounded in Excellence, with Darnesha Weary
Episode release date: Dec. 1, 2020
On this episode, Allison interviews Darnesha Weary: Owner of Black Coffee Northwest in Shoreline, Washington. Darnesha shares her experiences as a black female business owner, and discusses her dedication to making her coffee shop a place where she can truly support her community.
EPISODE 003: Music and Culture, ft. Reggie Garrett
Episode release date: Dec. 8, 2020
In this special episode, Allison talks with PNW local and musician Reggie Garrett about his lifetime of work in the industry, history's influence on the image of black success, and what it means to him to challenge societal expectations.
EPISODE 004: Society & Community, with Kevin Kibet
Episode release date: Dec. 15, 2020
Allison speaks with Kevin Kibet about his experiences as a self-proclaimed Global Villager. Kevin speaks on growing up in Kenya and moving to the states, his dedication to justice, and what he hopes to see in societal support structures of the future.
EPISODE 006: Honoring Your Talents, with Shea Rose
Episode release date: Jan. 19th, 2021
Allison had the pleasure of speaking and reconnecting with immense talent, Shea Rose - singer, songwriter, music curator, and style icon. They discuss Shea's career origins, the experience of listening to your own instincts, and her experience growing up in Boston, MA.
EPISODE 009: Exhume or Heal with Rosemary Mupambwa
Our guest this week is an author, a life transformation coach, a retreat leader, and a relationship coach - it's the one and only Rosemary Mupambwa! Allison talks with Rosemary who shares her experiences as an entrepreneur, her journey as a widow, and her story as a woman learning how to balance grief with a whole lot of love.
EPISODE 010: Creativity is Spiritual with Sistah Lois
Our conversation with Sistah covers her time growing up in Manitoba, moving out to Toronto with her son, encounters with racism, and her joy of music and the arts. A section of our conversation will be shared in a later episode where she recounts her experience working for CN Railway.
EPISODE 011: Transform Your Challenges with Yvette Dubel
Our episode for this final Tuesday in March features innovative researcher, Yvette Dubel! Yvette shares her approach for transforming challenges into launchpads, her background as an artist-researcher, and the importance of grassroots activism.
EPISODE 013: Love Begins Within with Dr. Lydia Hughes-Evans
We are pleased to release our conversation with Dr. Lydia Hughes-Evans, in which Dr. Lydia talks about her experiences navigating dichotomies throughout her life, her educational experience, inspirations, and her work as an entrepreneurial and love coach.
EPISODE 014: Micro-Interviews at Black Coffee NW, Pt. 1
On Saturday, April 17 we set up our portable recording gear at Black Coffee Northwest in Shoreline, WA to conduct micro-interviews with interested guests. It was a great way for us to connect with the community and check in on Black Coffee NW after our interview early in the season with co-owner DarNesha Weary! This episode includes 4 of the 8 interviews we captured with guests Erwin Weary, Richard Brown Jr., Josias Jean-Pierre, and Colina Bruce.
EPISODE 015: Micro-Interviews at Black Coffee NW, Pt. 2
On Saturday, April 17 we set up our portable recording gear at Black Coffee Northwest in Shoreline, WA to conduct micro-interviews with interested guests. It was a great way for us to connect with the community and check in on Black Coffee NW after our interview early in the season with co-owner, DarNesha Weary! This episode includes 4 of the 8 interviews we captured with guests Antoinette Hamilton, Rachel Thabior, MaeLea, and Melanie. Some full names have not been included for the privacy of the guests.
EPISODE 016: End of Season Catch-Up, Pt. 1
As we begin the final three episodes of Season 1, we're looking back at all of the clips and unused audio from our guests earlier in the season. This episode features clips from guests Joy Stanford (E1), DarNesha Weary (E2), Reggie Garrett (E3), Kevin Kibet (E4),
Melany Bell (E5), and Shea Rose (E6).