“During the pandemic in the past year, there have been 3,800 reported incidents of anti-Asian violence, roughly 503 of which took place during 2021 alone.“~Reported in The Guardian
We need to talk about something, which is this phrase that I keep hearing in my head over and over again, said by my friend, colleague, client, Sarah Buino, creator and host of Conversations With a Wounded Healer podcast.
She said that we, as podcasters, are part of the media.
I don’t consider myself to be a journalist and I wouldn’t have necessarily considered myself to be part of “the media” until she said that, but it makes sense when I think about the culture part of “the craft and culture of podcasting.”
So, yes, if we’re doing our job right, we podcasters are building platforms by which ideas and messages and thoughts are spreading and rippling out into the collective consciousness. And we have a responsibility to be really mindful about what it is that we are sharing and also what we are not sharing and why we’re making those decisions.
That is why I want to take a moment here to specifically address topics around the March 2021 Gold Spa shooting in Atlanta, GA..
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“Use these shows as an example of what is possible when you use your platform as a space to have these cultural conversations, which can be fraught, but can also have a big impact on helping your listeners to reframe, to consider things from different perspectives that they may not have had access to previously.”~Andrea Klunder
I want to give you a few resources that I think do a great job of illuminating some of these different angles to this situation in a non-sensationalist way, promoting cultural dialogue about some things that maybe don’t get talked about enough.
Beyond Reproach – Minisode 25 Stop Asian Hate
Conversations With a Wounded Healer – Stop Psychoanalyzing Mass Shooters
NPR’s Life Kit – Talking With Kids About Anti-Asian Racism
Culture Chat with Mimi Chan – 221. THE RISE OF ANTI-ASIAN HATE CRIMES AMIDST COVID19
Pause On The Play with Erica Courdae and India Jackson – Supporting With Empathy: White Supremacy and Othering During Tragedy
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