Episode #42: What We Learned About Cultural Appropriation w/ Brion Curran and Marci French (Series Part 3 of 3)

appropriation, authentic storytelling, authenticity, Beyond Picket Fences, bpfences.com, cultural appreciation, cultural appropriation, DE&I, diversity, Diversity Equity and inclusion, female podcast, HELD community, heritage, inclusion, Mandi Benecke, many trees lifeway, manytreeslifeway, manytreeslifeway.com, Naomi Marquez, open conversations, podcast, storytelling podcast, the word tribe, Trevia Woods, vulnerability, women helping women, Yoga Is Dead, Marci French, Brion Curran, support indigenous culture, Brion Curran, Marci French, Mondays with MarciThis episode is part 3 of a 3 part series about Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Appreciation. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to parts one and two, go back and listen to Episode 39 Where the incredible Trevia Woods first joined us to tell her story of honoring her indigenous heritage. Then, listen to episode 40 where Trevia joined us to talk about Cultural Appropriation versus cultural appreciation. Click below for a direct link to these episodes

Episode #39: Honoring My Indigenous Heritage and Living Authentically w/ Trevia Woods (Series Part 1 of 3)

Episode #40: Cultural Appropriation Versus Cultural Appreciation w/ Trevia Woods (Series Part 2 of 3)

Naomi and I learned so much from our time with Trevia that we invited past guests Marci French and Brion Curran to talk about what we all learned from those episodes and what changes we’ve made in our lives as a result.

Marci was our very first guest. You can check out her story on Episode #2. Marci joined us again for an amazing conversation about Diversity and Inclusion on Episode 34 called, “Can you see me now.” Marci French is a lifelong student born into Generation X as a Biracial unifier and self-proclaimed code-switching Queen!  She is an activist and advocate for education and equality and spends much of her free time teaching, coaching, and mentoring young people of color and supporting those interested in solution-based activism. She is the mother of a 23-year-old daughter and a 16-year-old son and is dedicated to leaving a legacy that they will be proud of for generations. If you’re on Facebook, be sure to check out the page Monday’s with Marci,  where Marci shares short videos every Monday about varying topics relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Marci speaks from her own experience and provides a safe, open space for learning. I’ve been an avid fan since she started the page and I can’t recommend it enough.

Brion joined us on Episode 4 where she shared her unique story of being a police officer in Minnesota and the impact that has had on her. Brion joined us again for a bonus patreon episode. Brion is a 30-something gay, cisgender Minnesotan woman with education and experience in public safety. She held roles as a licensed peace officer, 911 dispatcher, and volunteer reserve sergeant. Brion lives in the suburbs of the Twin Cities area with her wife of 6 years.

Marci often quotes Maya Angelou when she said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, you do better.” Naomi and I are always searching to know better so we can do better for this world which brings us to this conversation….pull up a chair and please welcome, Marci French and Brion Curran.

Show Notes:

Like and Follow the Facebook Page “Mondays with Marci” by clicking here!

Find Trevia Woods and sign up for HELD training here!

Listen to the “Evolution of Yoga Summit and Blueprint, Part 3: Cultural Appropriation” with panel guest Susanna Barkataki by clicking here!

Click here for more information or to train with Jesse Rosson Diversity and Inclusion

Connect with Trevia Woods on her website manytreeslifeway.com  or you can find her on Instagram @Trevia_woods

Embrace Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice, by Susanna Barkataki

We Are the Culture Makers, Kelly Diels click here to learn more about Kelly and Trevia’s group starting in February 2021.

Yoga is Dead Podcast

Inspired Natives Project

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