watchya thinkin

watchya thinkin?

One thing this pandemic has granted us is a lot more time to think. And rethink. How many things have you had to rethink this year? Most of us have had to rethink the way we work. We’ve had to rethink the way we educate our children. We’ve had to rethink our rituals, and how to communicate on zoom. Then there’s the big picture. Things like our government, and our social programs. Should there be a minimum guaranteed income? Many of us are questioning how we live, where we live, and taking a hard look at our core values. If thoughts become things, we should emerge into a very different world in the next few years, both personally and globally. What is the biggest change you hope to see? Thoughts?With gratitude,Jessica and Tracy
Why are only 2% of music producers women? How do we break down gender stereotypes when it comes to women in music? How do we give a platform to minorities in the audio industry? And, how do we inspire more girls and women to go into technical industries? In this video we talk to the incredible Liina, who passionately answers all these questions. Liina is a music producer, mixing engineer, musician, songwriter and educator. She has a successful YouTube channel, ‘LNA Does Audio Stuff’, and is the co-founder of Equalize Music Production. Basically, she’s brilliant!
Directed by clinical psychologist Dr. Gillian Scott-Ward, Back to Natural reveals the shocking truth about hair, politics, and racial identity in Black communities and beyond. This documentary explores universal aspects of the Black experience and the “New” Natural Hair movement. It is also a story about reclaiming identity and the celebration of that identity. To understand how important this is, and our unconscious biases, ask yourself this question: Would Barrack Obama have become president if Michelle Obama had natural hair?
If you are a fan of Fran Lebowitz, you will love this series. If you’re not familiar with her work, this is a great introduction. Directed by her friend Martin Scorsese, “Pretend it’s a City”, is an up-close and personal look at the innermost workings of the famous and funny writer. It’s kind of like eavesdropping on someone else’s sardonic dinner conversation, except Fran knows you are doing it and doesn’t mind a bit.
This intimate and personal short doc, Becoming Nakuset, tells the story of a native Canadian woman who, as a small child, was removed from her home in Thompson Manitoba, and adopted into an affluent Jewish family in Montreal. In this raw and emotional story, Nakuset guides us through her struggle to reclaim her identity, amidst a life of confusion and abuse. A story of hope and resilience, this short documentary chronicles how Nakuset, with the help of her Bubby (her Jewish grandmother), transformed her life and became a powerful advocate for her people.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett is a riveting story of identical twin sisters who chose to live in two different worlds. Growing up in a small southern black community, the twins were inseparable. They ran away together at age 16, and while one eventually returns to live with her black family, the other secretly passes as white. This stunning novel not only looks at the issues of race but also explores many of the reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origin. This is a rich, sharp story about the way identity is formed.
In this thoughtful and candid blog , Zoe Share, talks about the ups and downs of pivoting her digital company, Schmooz Media, in a pandemic. With mounting anxiety from multiple new projects, pregnant, and on the brink of exhaustion, Zoe reveals how it took a health crisis to make her stop, slow down and re-evaluate everything she was doing.
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Have you wondered why female world leaders have been so much more successful dealing with Covid? In this fascinating podcast, Brené Brown talks to Melinda Gates to get her opinion on this, and we learn how and why she became the global philanthropist she is today. Brené also talks to her about one of our favourite things, the power of story.

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