Conversations with Nova Reid

Conversations with Nova Reid

By Nova Reid

Conversations with Nova Reid are raw, unedited conversations about race, identity, allyship and everything in-between as we navigate this funny thing called life. Brought to you by Tedx Speaker and Anti Racism Campaigner Nova Reid. Please note, some interviews may include personal accounts of racism, so please be mindful when sharing with any person under 18. Join the conversation further over at @novareidofficial on Instagram and Facebook and @novareidoffic on Twitter. Music by: David Szesztay. Photography: Elly Lucas

Episodes

5: Love, Rage and Living in our Full Humanity | Lady Phyll

In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to the incredible community builder and organiser, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah also fondly known as Lady Phyll, who is the nucleus of the award-winning celebration and protest that is UK Black Pride. Lady Phyll is also the executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust, an organisation working towards the liberation of LGBTQ people around the world, an Albert Kennedy Trust patron and a public speaker focusing on race, gender, sexuality and class.  My goodness do we take a deep dive in this episode. We have a beautiful conversation about some of the things that make us human. Phyll also shares what lead her to found UK Black Pride, racism and how it intersects with other marginalised communities, Christianity and its link to white supremacy, homophobia and colonial systems. We also talk about managing expectations and overwhelm in social justice work and the beauty of joy. We also talk about the forthcoming UK Black Pride Love and Rage taking place online on the 2-4 July 2021  - as a space to re-imagine difference. Referenced in the episode: - UK Black Pride ukblackpride.org.uk (Twitter: @ukblackpride Instagram: @ukblackpride) - UK Black Pride 2021: Love and Rage  - Kaleidoscope Trust kaleidoscopetrust.com (Twitter: kaleidoscope_t Instagram: kaleidoscope_t)- Albert Kennedy Trust https://www.akt.org.uk/ (Twitter: @aktcharity Instagram: @aktcharity)- Stonewall Glossary Terms https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/faqs-and-glossary/glossary-terms  You can connect with Lady Phyll on social media via: Twitter: @MsLadyPhyll Instagram: @ladyphyll  You can connect with me over at @novareidofficial(https://www.instagram.com/novareidofficial/) and at www.novareid.com  If you are ready to do the inner work and learn to be actively anti racist please visit my website for further details about my online adacemy: Becoming Anti-racist with Nova Reid  https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-course/  Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to support this work and get access to exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/novareid. If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review.  
17/06/2159m 40s

4: The Role of Black Women in British Civil Rights and Resistance | Stella Dadzie

This episode is sponsored by The Hopper (www.thehopper.tech).In this week’s episode, I have the pleasure of talking to the incredible author, historian, and British Civil Rights activist, Stella Dadzie, whose career has spanned over 40 years.  Stella is a founding member of OWAAD (Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent), a national umbrella group for Black women that emerged in the late 1970s as part of the British Civil Rights movement. She is often described as one of the “grandmothers” of Black Feminism in the UK. We talk about when Stella consciously became an activist, her work as a historian, researching trauma and self-care, the erasure of Black Women’s experience in the academic record, the erasure of their role in civil rights, education and ‘white noise’ debates and how we can all cling onto hope.So much Civil Rights and anti-racism activism has been led by incredible Black women, including Stella Dadzie and it is an honour to bring this episode to you. Links to Stella’s books:https://www.versobooks.com/books/2694-the-heart-of-the-race https://www.versobooks.com/books/3699-a-kick-in-the-belly  You can connect with me over at @novareidofficial(https://www.instagram.com/novareidofficial/) and at www.novareid.com You can pre-order my debut book, The Good Ally, via your favourite bookseller or online now: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-good-ally/nova-reid/9780008439484 If you are ready to do the inner work and learn to be actively anti racist please visit my website for further details about my online course: Becoming Anti-racist with Nova Reid  https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-course/  Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my podcast community over on Patreon to support this work and get access to exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/novareid. If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review.
03/06/211h 14m

3: BLM One Year On, Toxic Masculinity, Healing and Honouring Women

You can pre-order my debut book, The Good Ally, via your favourite bookseller or online now: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-good-ally/nova-reid/9780008439484 One year on from the murder of George Floyd which sparked global Black Lives Matter Protests we explore what has changed and what has stayed the same.In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to fellow TED talk and podcaster Daniel Edmund, a dynamic speaker, presenter and social entrepreneur committed to leading this generation to a more inclusive and equitable world for all people. I offer a content warning as we explore themes of suicide and drug use. Racist and homophobic language are also used to depict some of Daniel's lived experience. We discuss everything from mental health, gender expression, racism in liberal friendships and toxic masculinity. We also explore our shared commitment to collective healing through anti-racism work. Daniel also led powerful protests in Bristol during the Black Lives Matter resurgence following the murder of George Floyd in summer 2020 and we talk about what that period of time was like for him, what has changed and what has stayed the same.  It's a deeply raw, honest and moving episode and I encourage those of you engaging in anti racism work to sit with any discomfort our conversation brings up.  To find out more about Daniel and his work and his podcast "Gender Unfiltered' you can follow him on instagram danieledmund and visit his site danieledmund.com  Links to the Black women and women of colour who have supported Daniel with collective healing including but not limited to: Maya Kalaria- mayakalaria.com  Josiane Smith - https://www.linkedin.com/in/josianesmith/ Rachel Edmund - www.instagram.com/rroselc Jennifer McGeever - https://www.instagram.com/j_wenghan/ In memory of George Floyd please visit: https://www.georgefloydmemorialfoundation.orgIf you are ready to do the inner work and learn to be actively anti racist please visit my website for further details about joining other change-makers on my online course: Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid  https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-course/ Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my podcast community over on Patreon to support this work. https://www.patreon.com/novareid.If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review.
27/05/211h 26m

2: Boundaries, book publishing & raising socially conscious children

In this episode, I have the pleasure of stealing some time with the incredible New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author, anti-racism educator, International speaker and podcaster Layla F. Saad. She is the author of the ground-breaking Me and White Supremacy (2020), an anti-racism education workbook that was initially offered for free in an Instagram challenge and in a self-published digital workbook in 2018 downloaded by 100,000 people in the space of six months. We talk about her groundbreaking book, book publishing, parenting and why holding boundaries in anti-racism and relationships are so important.  We also explore the beauty of surrender. Join us! Referenced in the episode: The Good Ancestor Book Club: http://laylafsaad.com/bookclubThe Good Ancestor Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/good-ancestor-podcast/id1451091236Article: Just How White is the Book IndustryYou can connect with Layla on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laylafsaad/?hl=en and on her website: http://laylafsaad.com/ You can connect with me over at @novareidofficial(https://www.instagram.com/novareidofficial/) and at www.novareid.com You can pre-order my debut book, The Good Ally, via your favourite bookseller or online now: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-good-ally/nova-reid/9780008439484 If you are ready to do the inner work and learn to be actively anti racist please visit my website for further details about my online course: Becoming Anti-racist with Nova Reid  https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-course/ Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my podcast community over on Patreon to support this work and get access to exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/novareid.If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review.
20/05/211h 11m

1: Introducing Season Two: Writing a Book and Racial Healing

You can pre-order my debut book, The Good Ally, via your favourite bookseller or online now: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-good-ally/nova-reid/9780008439484Welcome to season two of Conversations with Nova Reid. It's great to be back in company with you!In this episode I reflect on almost a year since the BLM resurgence, the first part of the year, and I share snippets of the writing process. I also talk about Britain and Gaslighting, Meghan and Harry and healing from racial trauma, what happens when people embody anti-racism and how it can transform relationships. I also share themes of what to expect from season two. Journey with me!Referenced in this episode:- Meghan, Harry and Oprah Winfrey Interview, ITV, CBS- You Are Your Best Thing - Tarana Burke and Brené Brown: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/144/1445970/you-are-your-best-thing/9781785043826.html- Becoming Anti-racist with Nova Reid: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-course/ 
06/05/2138m 51s

20: 2020 Reflections and courageously moving forward to 2021 - BONUS episode

Welcome back! An impromptu special bonus episode for you today where I go solo! Reflecting on some of the key lessons I have learned from 2020 and inviting you to do the same.I also talk about milestones and challenges in 2020, celebration and struggle, the danger of toxic positivity and finding gratitude in difficulty. I also talk about moving forward with intention and courage in 2021.Links referenced:Toxic Positivity: https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/toxic-positivity-during-the-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR05qdOUBxBHX1u5mfPVRSmzA-4ucMmEpI6sSJqdxU7_dx7I6xoQZv8w0dw Civil rights and racism in publishing: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/12/11/opinion/culture/diversity-publishing-industry.htmlYou can pre-order my new book, The Good Ally, in bookstores now: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-good-ally/nova-reid/9780008439484If you are ready to do the inner work and learn to be actively anti-racist please visit my website for further details about my anti racism online course: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/ You can connect with me over at @novareidofficial(https://www.instagram.com/novareidofficial/) and www.novareid.com Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to support this work: https://www.patreon.com/novareid. If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review
31/12/2054m 35s

19: Don't Lose Hope

You can pre-order my new book, The Good Ally, in bookstores now: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-good-ally/nova-reid/9780008439484 So here we are the final episode of season one! Inspired by Barack Obama I open up about what it's like to be an anti-racist educator, black woman, and soon-to-be author in unprecedented times like these. I delve deep into the heaviness of reliving racist trauma I talk about how we can ALL instigate change in ourselves and others without resorting to dehumanising behaviour. And I share some deeply personal stories that came to me after watching Barack Obama delivering an incredible eulogy for activist, the late John Lewis.In the episode I also discuss: Remembering past trauma while concurrently experience it right now How we can normalise racism as a way to protect ourself from trauma Them-ing and us-ing and the race hierarchy we all need to be aware of and disrupt Anthony Walker and Joy Gardner  Being vigilant of our own internalised racism and where racism shows up everywhere around us; the media, social media, and everyday life too. Referenced in the episode: My discussions with Ade Adeniji in Episode 16, Natalie Alleyne in Episode 18 Yazzie Min in Episode 15, Selina Barker Episode 3 and Mars Lord in Episode 4 Freedom Song (2000)  Owen Jones Guardian article  You can connect with me over at @novareidofficial(https://www.instagram.com/novareidofficial/) and atwww.novareid.com If you are ready to do the inner work and learn to be actively anti racist please visit my website for further details about my anti racism online course: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/ Thank you to every single guest for making this series one to be proud of and for you for choosing to tune in. I'll be back for season two later this year when I've finished writing this book! Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to support this work: https://www.patreon.com/novareid. If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review
05/08/201h 11m

18: The Fine Line between being an Ally and Stealing the Mic. Racism, Education & Self Forgiveness

You can pre-order my new book, The Good Ally, in Waterstones and Amazon now.In this episode I talk to Natalie an Educational Psychologist, mum of two and one of my anti-racism students. Natalie and I had an incredibly raw and vulnerable conversation about her anti-racism journey and she shares her experience of being in an interracial relationship with two mixed heritage children while also working in education. Natalie grew up in an almost exclusively white area and while she felt innately uncomfortable with the covert and sometimes overt racism she observed; she talks about how she didn't have the language to speak up until she grew up. This is a really truthful conversation about how to become an ally beyond performative action. The boundary between speaking up and passing on the mic, tackling systemic racism in education and the joy of becoming anti-racist. Natalie generously opens up about her journey, leaning into the messiness of anti racist work and imploring her fellow white folk to do the same. In the episode we also discuss:- Natalie's journey into her anti-racist work & the importance of intentionality- White privilege and how that can be weaponised against black and brown people.- Racism and unconscious bias in education- Natalie's thoughts on Christianity and dismantling systems of oppressionReferenced in the episode:- Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility - Reni Eddo-Lodge: Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race- Layla F Saad: Me and White Supremacy- My discussion with Selina Barker in Episode 3 NB: All views are Natalie's own and not that of her employer. You can connect with me over at @novareidofficial(https://www.instagram.com/novareidofficial/) and atwww.novareid.comIf you are ready to do the inner work and learn to be actively anti racist please visit my website for further details about my anti racism online course:  https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to support this work and get access to exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/novareid.If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review
22/07/201h 17m

17: No Mud, No Lotus: Dismantling White Supremacy in Yoga and Collective Healing | Jonelle Lewis

In this episode I talk to Jonelle Lewis, a mother and incredible yoga teacher smashing stereotypes.Jonelle and I met at an event on International Women's Day a few years ago and have been friends ever since. She is a force of nature who doesn't mince her words and speaks truth about white supremacy in the wellness industry. Jonelle's experience of dealing with racism in the wellness industry is such an important lesson. Despite the noise, Jonelle listened to the small voice calling her to teach, went to India to train and has been teaching yoga in person and online ever since. We talk about her experience as a black woman with boobs and butt in yoga, how she's cultivated resilience from dealing with white supremacy, and she shares the wisdom and fire that makes her such a powerful soul.  In the episode we also discuss: - How Jonelle was called to teach yoga- Violence in the wellness industry - Her experience at Howard University (which is an all black university in the U.S) - The importance of seeing Anti-Racism work as the healing work it is- Decolonising the wellness industry You can connect with Jonelle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonelleyoga/ and at her website: https://www.jonellelewis.com/ You can connect with me over at @novareidofficial(https://www.instagram.com/novareidofficial/) and atwww.novareid.com If you are ready to do the inner work and learn to be actively anti racist please visit my website for further details about my anti racism online course:  https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/ Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to support this work and get access to a exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/novareid.If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review
15/07/201h 24m

16: Be a Pilgrim: Navigating Vulnerability, Identity and Change with Adé Adeniji

In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to Adé Adeniji, a trainer, coach, interfaith minister and storytellerAlthough both Adé and I attended The Bridge Retreat (at different times) this meeting was our very first, even so, we were able to jump into an intimate, beautiful conversation from how children internalise racism, violence in the workplace, belonging and becoming who you were always meant to be. This conversation is rich, moving and uplifting in equal measure.In the episode we also discuss: - Practicing self care- How systemic racism continues to be ignored- What called Adé to start therapy- Identity, upbringing and sexuality and the importance of finding our sense of belonging-  Shame resilience and boundaries - Adé’s work as an interfaith minister Referenced in the episode: The Bridge Retreat: https://www.thebridgeretreat.com/ The Hoffman Process: https://www.hoffmaninstitute.co.uk/ Listen to me talk to The Bridge Retreat co-founder Donna Lancaster You can connect with Adé  at: http://walkwithyou.me/ and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/outtales/ and twitter: https://twitter.com/outtales You can connect with me over at @novareidofficial(https://www.instagram.com/novareidofficial/) and atwww.novareid.com If you are ready to do the inner work and learn to be actively anti racist please visit my website for further details about my anti racism online course:  https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/  Don't forget that you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to get access to exclusive content & support this work:  https://www.patreon.com/novareid If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review
08/07/201h 14m

15: Community, Reparations and Anti Blackness | Yazzie Min

This week I have the pleasure of talking to fellow activist, poet and founder of Stand For Humanity Yazzie Min. Yazzie and I connected online through our shared activism and have supported each other ever since. We talk at length about community, reparations and anti-Blackness, whiteness, where community has gone in “Britishness” and how fierce love and kinship is the key to our survival.   Yazzie and I are not mincing our words, so if you feel uncomfortable listening to this episode, I urge you to sit with your discomfort and lean all the way in. This is a powerful, moving and joyful listen. I hope it motivates you to start/keep doing the work needed. There’s also a special treat from Yazzie at the end.  Referenced in this episode: - Reni Eddo Lodge - Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood Speech (TW)  - Angela Davis at WOW Global You can connect with Yazzie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/standforhumanity/ & find out more about her Soul Coaching and Active Hope sessions on Patreon: patreon.com/standforhumanity/postsAnd watch her perform Taste here: https://youtu.be/OdwkYTFk57Q You can connect with me over at @novareidofficial(https://www.instagram.com/novareidofficial/) and www.novareid.comIF you ARE READY to do the inner work, to and you want to learn to be actively anti racist, for further details about my anti racism online course reference, please visit my website: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/  Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to support this work and get access to a exclusive content:  https://www.patreon.com/novareid
01/07/201h 23m

14: Collective power, black sisterhood and adoption | India Gary-Martin

In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to the incredible India Gary-Martin who had me at hello when I met her back in 2016. India is an award-winning coach, speaker and leadership expert with over 25 years experience in financial services including JP Morgan. We dive deep into the magic of collective power and black sisterhood, how her understanding of intersectionality gave her the words to understand the racism she experienced in her career, her experience with adoption and the importance of being brave in leadership and whether we can  ALL really be our true selves at work. I hope this episode gets you thinking and nourishes you as much as it did me. You can connect with India over at LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/india-gary-martin-2a987589/ & find out more about her coaching for leadership here: https://www.leadershipforexecs.com/Articles referenced:CNN https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2020/06/europe/britain-racism-cnn-poll-gbr-intl/Stylisthttps://www.stylist.co.uk/life/nova-reid-anti-racism-course-george-floyd/400344You can connect with me over at @novareidofficial(https://www.instagram.com/novareidofficial/) and atwww.novareid.comIF you ARE READY to do the inner work, to and you want to learn to be actively anti racist, for further details about my anti racism online course reference, please visit my website: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/  Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to support this work and get access to a exclusive content:  https://www.patreon.com/novareid If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review
24/06/201h 8m

13: Don't Give Up

She's back!I have a VERY special episode with you today. Giving you a mini solo episode from me on the current state of play and this current "momentum" in anti racism work.And introducing my very special guest. My Dad. We talk about growing up as a black boy in London, my granddad and Windrush, weddings, sibling rivalry and what he REALLY thinks about me doing this work. As a highly skilled martial artist, we also talk about martial arts can teach us about discipline, self compassion and never giving up.Enjoy. A HUGE thank you to my brand new Patrons for making this episode possible. You can connect over at @novareidofficial and www.novareid.com IF you ARE READY to do the inner work, to and you want to learn to be actively anti racist, for further details about my anti racism online course reference, please visit my website: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to support this work and get access to a exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/novareid If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review
17/06/201h 0m

12: I bring the joy: Big feelings, healing and finding joy in adversity with Tamu Thomas

I couldn't think of a more perfect time to release this episode with Tamu Thomas who I call The Queen of Joy. She is a joy seeker holistic & somatic coach and founder of Live Three Sixty.Seeking out joy at times of adversity is VITAL for our mental health and building resilience. In this episode we go all the way there and back. We talk about what it was like being raised by activists, race hierarchies, over functioning and burning out, the power of managing and expressing BIG feelings and not being frightened by them, forgiveness, ancestry and the importance of going inwards and prioritising doing the inner work to allow for collective healing  And of course, joy. You can connect with Tamu over on instagram: @livethreesixty and find out more about her work here: https://www.livethreesixty.com and her monthly Every Day Joy membership here: https://www.livethreesixty.com/everyday-joy-membership I hope this episode brings your nourishment. You can connect over at @novareidofficial and www.novareid.com IF you ARE READY to do the inner work, to and you want to learn to be actively anti racist, for further details about my anti racism online course reference, please visit my website: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to support this work and get access to a exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/novareid If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review
29/05/201h 13m

11: Nothing can be changed until it is faced: James Baldwin, Activism and why white women need to rise up

Going solo again today troops. There is a lot to discuss.In this episode I am discussing white fragility and how it presents itself in white women, the relationship between black people and white women and police brutality. The wonderful James Baldwin, the essence of activism and why we need to do better and fast.Please note I discuss in detail some fo the brutality inflicted on black people, so particular if you are black/ brown you may find distressing, so please exercise self care and proceed with causation -  if you are white, this is an awareness and educational piece and an invitation to you to sit in the discomfort of this reality. This episode ends with a one minute silence for George Floyd.You can connect over at @novareidofficial and www.novareid.com If you want to learn to be actively anti racist, for further details about my anti racism online course reference, please visit my website: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to support this work and get access to a exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/novareid If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review
27/05/2047m 28s

10: Identity and erasure, Polycystic ovary syndrome and navigating mental health as a black woman | Chloe Davies

In this episode broadcast during mental health awareness week 2020 I have the pleasure of being by Chloe Davies Head of PR and Partnerships at MyGWork. We talk about parenting 2 under 5, reproductive health and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, discrimination in health care services and how that can have a detrimental impact on outcome. We also talk about why prioritising individual mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is important now more than ever, racism in the LGBTQ+ community, true allyship, identity and how Covid-19 can trigger being back in the closet, the impact of not being able to access true freedom and living in your truth. We also explore all of this while navigating mental health while being a black woman. We cover a lot of important ground so dive on in.You can connect with Chloe over at @mssimplechloe on instagram The Link to the Stonewall report referenced can be found here: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/cy/node/79551You can connect over at @novareidofficial and www.novareid.com If you want to learn to be actively anti racist, for further details about my anti racism online course reference, please visit my website: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to support this work and get access to a exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/novareid Remember - if this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review
20/05/201h 29m

9: Competition, coaching & white supremacy: being yourself, wholeheartedly with Nicola Rae Wickham

In this episode I have the pleasure of interviewing one of my favourite human beings; Creative Coach and Founder of A Life More Inspired, Nicola Rae Wickham.In this open hearted and RICH conversation, we talk about growing up in Britain and navigating every day racism. We talk about trying to fit in and find a sense of belonging and competition within the black community. We also talk about what holds people back from being themselves and share some of the nuances of running a business when black. We also talk about the coaching industry and its link to white supremacy (oh yes) and the magic that comes from being able to be yourself, wholeheartedly. Relax and enjoy and let us know what you think!You can connect with Nicola over at @alifemoreinpsired on instagram and find out more about her services, including the launch of her digital membership for big hearted creatives "Dream and Do" up over at www.alifemoreinspired.com and you can also check out her podcast, "Dream and Do Podcast" available on your favourite podcast host.You can connect over at @novareidofficial and www.novareid.com If you want to learn to be actively anti racist, for further details about my anti racism online course reference, please visit my website: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/Don't forget if you learn something and these add value you can join my brand new podcast community over on Patreon to support this work and get access to a exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/novareid Remember - if this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review. 
13/05/2059m 16s

8: White silence and why is it so hard to apologise?

Flying solo today as I share a few thoughts of what's been going on behind the scenes, events that have unfolded this week.I talk about systemic and overt racism, white silence in the wellness communities and friendship circles, why it happens so often and why it is so palpable and painful. The impact of bias reporting in media.  I also talk about white women and black women, & the risk of speaking your truth in these friendships. Plus the power of apology and why it's often those closest to us who struggle with these two powerful words the most. Content warning: In parts of this episode I am discussing overt racism and the murder of 25 year old young black man Ahmaud Arbery. Please be mindful and practice self care if you are BIPOC. References in the episodeBrilliant Podcast with Brené Brown and Harriet Lerner on the art of apologising: https://brenebrown.com/podcast/harriet-lerner-and-brene-im-sorry-how-to-apologize-why-it-matters/ Anti Racism Course: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/ Courageous Courage - Ally Edition: https://novareid.com/services/courageous-courage-ally-edition/ Article by John Pavlovitz: https://johnpavlovitz.com/2020/05/07/white-americans-need-to-condemn-white-racism-in-america/ IGTV from Susan Ateh: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B__IKhcpqQJ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkNova's Tedx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8iNGeVyvUs
10/05/2042m 48s

7: Accountability, Acceptance and Sobriety: Confronting addiction and becoming anti-racist with Joanne Bradford

In this episode I interview counsellor, coach and founder of Motherheart Joanne Bradford. There is so much vulnerability and open hearted conversation in this episode. It is VERY special. We discuss being sober and the link between confronting addiction and behaviour that doesn't serve us and becoming anti-racist. We also talk about some of Joanne's anti racism journey, her experience of doing Layla Saad's groundbreaking #meandmywhitesupremacy challenge and how others perceived her while she was doing it. We also explore some self interrogation during the recording. We discuss the concept of 'tone policing' and the importance of accountability. We discuss relationships that do and don't serve us, barriers to accessing therapy for people in Black Minority Ethnic communities and what we can do to better create safe spaces. Joanne even turns the episode upside down and she becomes the accidental host and me the interviewee! Relax and enjoy!You can connect with Joanne over at @motherheart on instagram and via motherheart.co .Book referenced: Me and My White Supremacy by Layla Saad If this podcast resonates with you, please leave a review. You can connect over at @novareidofficial and www.novareid.com If you want to learn to be actively anti racist, for further details about my anti racism online course reference, please visit my website: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/A big thank you to www.CrookedRoomStudio.co.uk for rescuing me and sound mixing this episode!
06/05/201h 9m

6: Breakdown, belonging and the courage to be who you are with Donna Lancaster

In this episode I speak to Donna Lancaster, Co-Founder of the Bridge Retreat, described as an exceptional healing experience attracting human beings from across the globe to prioritise their own healing and personal growth. We talk about breakdown, necessary suffering and the importance of belonging. Donna also shares her experience and search for belonging as a mixed race woman growing up without access to her black identity and what that experience taught her. We also explore courage ( A WHOLE of courage) and mental health and I share a little about my own personal healing journey and a whole lot more.You can find out more about the Bridge Retreat here: https://www.thebridgeretreat.com and forthcoming workshops by emailing corinne@thebridgeretreat.com You can connect with Donna over on instagram @donnalancs and @thebridgeretreatFurther details on my forthcoming Courageous Courage course and anti racism course mentioned in the episode can be found here.Psst. Don't forget to let me know what you think over at @novareidofficial on Instagram and Facebook and @novareidoffic on twitter
29/04/201h 0m

5: Friendships, belonging, race: social justice and jazz dance with Khadifa Wong

In this episode I interview award-winning film and theatre director Khadifa Wong.We talk about Khadifa and her journey growing up, being involved in social justice movements, struggling to find a sense of belonging in the dance and theatre world and how she used that as a catalyst to create change.We also talk about representation vs tokenism in the theatre and film industry, navigating racism with friends, privilege and internalised racism.You can see the trailer of Uprooted, a powerful documentary film with the sole purpose to preserve the legacy of jazz dance and to expose it's often hidden roots directed by Khadifa Wong https://uprootedfilm.comYou can connect with Khadifa and the Uprooted team including Zak Nemorin co-creative who we reference, on instagramFurther details on my forthcoming Courageous Courage course and anti racism course mentioned in the episode can be found here.Psst. Let me know what you think over at @novareidofficial on Instagram and Facebook and @novareidoffic on twitter
22/04/201h 11m

4: More than just birth, Black maternal mortality, toxic kindness and uncovering medical racism with Mars Lord

In this episode I am joined by award-winning Doula, birth worker, educator and activist Mars Lord and this episode is packed with wisdom, truth bombs and power.  Content warning: Please be mindful that Mars and I do talk about birth trauma and maternal mortality so some of this may be upsetting for some listeners personally impacted by this.I have the pleasure of getting up close and personal with Mars and find out more about how she came to work in healthcare. We talk about toxic kindness, maternal mortality and why black women are 5x more likely to die in childbirth than white women. We also uncover medical racism and why being actively anti racist, right now, in the middle of a global pandemic, is absolutely urgent.  Mars is speaking truth to power in this episode, so if our conversation triggers you, my invitation is to lean all the way in.  Mars Lord is founder of Doula training organisation Abuela Doula teaching the next generation of Doula's to be culturally competent and able to support all maternal health needs, especially black women and offers online Doula training. If you want to find out how you can be a doula that cares about the birth rights of black women and beyond, you can connect with Mars on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/_marslord and instagram here: @_marslord  and @abueladoula and FacebookYou can find out more about the MMBRACE report referenced here. You can listen to Mars featured on BBC Women's Hour herePlease don't forget to join the conversation over on instagram: @novareidoffocial and twitter @novareidoffic it's not uncommon for Mars to send some of her students my way, so if this episode has inspired you to start your anti racism journey you can find out more that here.This episode is dedicated to Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong,  aged 28 and Salina Shaw aged 37. 
18/04/201h 9m

3: Allyship and the power and pain of unlearning racism with Selina Barker

Welcome back to another episode of Conversations with Nova Reid. In this episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Selina Barker, author, Career and Life Design Coach and Co-Founder of Project LoveJoin me in this powerful, raw, unedited episode where Selina leans into vulnerability and shares her journey to unlearning her inherent racism, the challenges and triumphs along the way to truly becoming an ally.If this episode motivates you to be part of powerful change and unlearn your inherent racism too, you can find out more about how Selina did this on my online anti racism course: https://novareid.com/services/anti-racism-white-privilege-course/ To connect with Selina you can visit her coaching profile @selinathecoach on Instagram and discover more of her magic over on Project Love Instagram @loveprojectlove AND don't forget to check out their podcast and Hello Goodbye Journal. Continue the conversation over on @novareidofficial on instagram and Facebook and @novareidoffic on twitter.Music by: David Szesztay. Photography: Elly Lucas
15/04/201h 0m

2: Reclaiming who we are with Susan Ateh

Welcome to my first interview on Conversations with Nova Reid. In this powerful episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Breathwork Guide and Actor Susan Ateh who lives and works in LA.Susan has the most profound and infectious energy and is passionate about healing.In this episode we talk about Susan’s experience growing up, being both black and white, her journey as an actor and Breathwork guide and the power of becoming who you are and healing.Listen to her speak, feel how deeply connected she is with this holistic sense of healing and wellness. Susan also recently had the pleasure of meeting Oprah Winfrey and she even shares some of Oprah's wisdom about the power of forgiveness. It's a good one. Please rate, and if it moves you, leave a review! Enjoy! Ps. You can connect with Susan over at www.susanateh.com and on Instagram @irishinfused Don't forget to join the conversation and connect over at @novareidofficial  on instagram and novareid.com to explore how I might be able to help you.
08/04/2044m 42s

1: What's this all about?

Welcome to the very first episode of Conversations with Nova Reid!So what's this all about then? In this episode join me, your host, Nova Reid, as I talk to you more about the podcast, what magic and mischief you can expect, why I chose to start it and my response to people who tell me not to talk about racism or get political in the middle of a global pandemic (Ahem) and what you can do to be part of change.Don't forget to join the conversation and connect over at @novareidofficial  on instagram and novareid.com .
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