Intolerance

Intolerance

The Intolerance podcast is an extension of Athena Casey’s memoir, which is currently in the developmental editing stages, and is about losing her entire immediate family due to their homophobia. Each episode of Intolerance features an interview with either a Survivor, Ally, or Healer of intolerance. Examples of forms of intolerance discussed include: ageism, homophobia, racism, sexism, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism, and the list goes on and on. Survivor Episodes:You will hear about the Survivors’ encounters with intolerance, and you’ll learn about resources and tools they found helpful throughout their journey. Ally Episodes:You will hear from many of these Survivors’ Allies about how to be a better support system to an individual going through the grief and trauma of intolerance. You will also hear from Allies of communities and groups who have been historically underrepresented.Healer Episodes You will hear from many Healers who provide valuable resources for both Survivors and Allies, exploring and introducing various healing modalities. By sharing these stories, Athena's hope is that they will inspire and educate, helping all involved to not only survive, but thrive. New episodes drop every Tuesday and every other Thursday.Season 1 premiered March 9, 2021 and ended July 20, 2021.Season 2 is in the works. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements....

Episodes

July 19, 2021 31 min

New Yorker, Jennie Epland, suffered from depression and anxiety when her father passed away in her early 20's. To ease her sadness, depression and anxiety, she turned to movement and other healing modalities. Constantly witnessing her dad's struggle in movement and communication, Jennie soon became interested in healing and solving her own issues of emotional and spiritual imbalance. She found Pilates and Yoga for therapeut...

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Jillian Simon is a licensed clinical social worker who has spent over 15 years focused on improving geriatric services with an emphasis on patient centered care. Jillian currently works as the Vice President and Executive Director for WelbeHealth PACE, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly, whose goal is to help medical frail seniors live independently in their home, thriving in their community and out of nursing homes an...

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Dominican by birth, Caribbean for desire and Gringa by accident, Jimmy Lam is a writer living in Sexile.  After a long, excruciating immigration experience that sent him to Montreal, Oxford (UK) and New York he eventually landed in Florida where he continues to write an interminable memoir, "Neurosis of my Own."

His book Sexile = Sexilio was published on May, 2017 and is available through all the major internet platforms...

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Sam's specialized experience is in learning and developmental work with children and adults who have profound and multiple learning difficulties, adverse childhood experiences and past trauma. Sam is currently studying for a degree in psychology, and has expanded his knowledge and expertise in communication aides such as sign language. Combining his passion of performance and purpose of education and inclusion, he has created S...

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Fred Anguera is a filmmaker and activist. He talks about his documentary, “History in the Making”, which archives the grassroots efforts to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in the State of New York and at the Federal level.

Episode Resource List:

  • Watch the documentary, History in the Making, a film by Fred Anguera. Use password: equality 
  • Marriage Equality NY: https://www.marriageequality.org/history_in_the_making_nyc
  • History in ...
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    WARNING: this episode contains strong language which may be unsuitable for children. Listener discretion is advised.

    Catherine was adopted as a baby, but didn’t find out the truth of her adoption until she was in her 30’s. She also endured struggles with her identity because she was gay. As much love as she received growing up, her household was not the most openminded in accepting her truth.
     
    After coming out, it took almost 8 years...

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    Louise Laffaille is a French and Swiss artist, whose works have been seen in galleries in Paris, Switzerland, and New York City. Inspired by luminists and Asian techniques, her water color on paper, and oil on canvas aim to stirringly and truthfully measure the moods of Nature with a constant fascination for the light and fog phenomena we all like to observe. 

    She is also the artist for the cover art of Intolerance.

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    Today's ALLY episode features the story of support for our SURVIVOR from episode 21. Our guest today has asked to remain anonymous to protect the identity of her partner, who shared his experience with intolerance of xenophobia.

    Episode Resource List:

    General Mischief Dance Theatre: "We Are Serious About Fun."
    When you support General Mischief and other small 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations, your gift goes a long wa...

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    June 14, 2021 34 min

    This episode's guest wishes to remain anonymous. Having fled his birth country of the Dominican Republic,  today's guest shares his experience as a survivor or xenophobia.

    Episode Resource List:

  • Rosetta Stone - resource for learning languages
  • Host: Athena Casey
    Producer: Debbie Casey
    Underscoring: Mat Eisenstein
    Cover artwork: Louise Laffaille
    Sponsor: YouniquelyFit

    New episodes drop every Tuesday and every other Thursday.

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    June 7, 2021 40 min

    Mat Eistenstein is a keyboardist,  conductor, composer, music arranger, and vocal coach. He has played keyboards in 40+ Broadway pit orchestras. He is also the composer and pianist for the opening and closing music of this podcast.

    Episode Resource List:

  • Mat's Website: www.mateisenstein.com
  • Mat's YouTube Channel
  • Some of Mat's favorite musicians and musical artists:

  • David Lanz 
  • John Tesh
  • David Benoit
  • George Winston 
  • Peter Kat...
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    June 2, 2021 25 min

    Alan Lyons shares his unwavering support for his friend, Emily Pratt. 

    Episode Resource List:

  • A U Salon, Reno, NV
  • The Glass Die
  • Actors Killed Lincoln
  • Icky Mack
  • O’Death
  • Devochka
  • Die Antwoord
  • Rose’s Pawn Shop
  • Larry And His Flask
  • The Deadly Gallows
  • Host: Athena Casey
    Producer: Debbie Casey
    Underscoring: Mat Eisenstein
    Cover artwork: Louise Laffaille
    Sponsor: YouniquelyFit

    New episodes drop every Tuesday and every other Thursday.

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    Emily Pratt shares her story of being a trans woman.

    Episode Resource List:

  • Emily's Instagram: @malty.tripe
  • Her website: www.howlsroad.com
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 
  • True Trans with Laure Jane Grace
  • Northern Nevada HOPES
  • PFLAG
  • Transgender Law Center
  • Book recommendations 

  • Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, by Laura Jane Grace
  • Whipping Girl, by Julia Serano
  • Redefining Realness, ...
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    Valerie Moore is an executive coach and leadership development trainer with 20 years of experience. Her calling is to support people to become more confident leaders and powerful change-agents in the world. She ran her own learning and development company for over 15 years and recently joined a top Tech company to help their leaders cultivate the ability to transform their teams and the world. Valerie is also the creator of Women&#...

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    Angela Root is a seasoned television producer with more than a decade of experience working to create original content for networks such as MTV, A&E, TLC, and Travel Channel, and she has been an outspoken ally to the BLM movement since 2015. 
    2020 looked to Angela the way it did to many other freelance producers: bleak. But, after a summer of spotlight on the nationwide police brutality epidemic, she decided to channel her rage ...

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    Shervin Talieh was born in Turkey to Iranian parents and raised in the USA. As a teenager who identified as American, his family moved back to Iran, where Shervin experienced intolerance from xenophobia and dealing with his own form of identity crisis. These early childhood traumas assisted in spiraling his adulthood into long-term dependancies with alcohol. Now sober, Shervin shares his journey with Athena and the resources and to...

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    Aimee & Bryan Wingen are  owners of Wingen Bakery in Livermore, California. They started as a licensed cottage bakery as a way to make an income and stay close to their newborn daughter, Waylynn, who was born with a rare genetic disorder called Zellweger Syndrome.  Waylynn tragically passed away at only 8 months of life. They have continued on with the bakery, opening a brick and mortar space, giving back to the community who h...

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    Eman is a Palestinian, Canadian comic based in New York City. She talks openly with Athena about her life as an international stand-up comic and how her various identities have shaped who she is on stage and in real life.

    Episode Resource List:

  • Instagram: @Eman_El_Husseini
  • Twitter: @emanifique
  • Joint Instagram with Eman's wife, Jess: @TheElSalomons
  • Podcast: 

  • Comedians Vs. The News, BBC World Service, hosted by Eman and Jes...
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    Mina Samuels is a writer, speaker, playwright, performer, and in a previous incarnation, a litigation lawyer and human rights advocate. She is trained in Non-Violent Communication and offers workshops and one-on-one facilitations on the transformative power of the body-mind connection and how it nourishes our whole self. She is also an athlete and meditation practitioner and has created and performed two award-winning solo shows an...

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    April 21, 2021 42 min

    David Lewis is a mechanical engineer and husband and ally to previous guest, Dan Floyd. While he, too, had to leave the mormon church when he came out as gay, he shares his story of support and allyship for his husband and his community. 

    Episode Resource List:

  • It Gets Better, YouTube
  • Host: Athena Casey
    Producer: Debbie Casey
    Underscoring: Mat Eisenstein
    Cover artwork: Louise Laffaille
    Sponsor: YouniquelyFit 

    New episodes drop every Tuesda...

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    Dan Floyd is the owner and creator of Dan Good Cookies, a sweet confectionary of cookies and baked goods in San Francisco's East Bay. Dan shares his story of leaving the Mormon church when he came out as gay, and a very public display of homophobia at his local Farmer's Market.

    Episode Resource List:

  • Dan Good Cookies website
  • Dan Good Cookies Instagram
  • Dan Good Cookies Facebook
  • East Bay Mercury News YouTube video showing the Farm...
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