Decolonize Everything

Rebecca Mendoza Nunziato

A podcast to start conversations about decolonization on a variety of topics with a variety of voices. Disrupting the status quo by supporting a new consciousness & liberation in all areas of life through practical tips + radical Ideas.

Deconstructing DEI with Jenny Medrano
May 29 2021
Deconstructing DEI with Jenny Medrano
In this episode Jenny Medrano (she/they) joins Rebecca for a conversation about deconstructing DEI (diversity equity & inclusion) and envisioning "holistic liberation." Jenny offers practical tips, potential rituals, and profound insights for our path towards decolonization. Also: Join us in celebrating! Jenny has spent the last four years at Building Bridges and when we recorded this conversation she had yet to announce her transition off of the BB team. In addition to turning 30 in May 2021 she also will be focusing full-time on her own business: Jenny Medrano Coaching! Happy Birthday and congratulations, Jenny!Links from this episode:Building BridgesMaren Miller, Energy HealerGuided Wim Hof Method BreathingI referenced this IGTV when Jenny was talking about her rage after Adam Toledo and Daunte Wright in particular.Jenny mentioned this book, which I *always* recommend: Voices From the AncestorsSubscribe & follow along here:Facebook: @decolonizepodcastInstagram: @decolonizepodcastTwitter: @DecolonizepodTheme music produced by TheRealPakman for Eating BeatzAll other music from Blue Dot SessionsAbout Jenny Medrano:Jenny’s unique experience as a Latina leader in the city of Denver has fueled her passion for holistic liberation. With over a decade of experience in education, youth development and DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) training, she has equipped hundreds of youth and adults with the tools to uproot systemic oppression in their personal and professional lives. She is especially passionate about supporting women and femmes of color in deprogramming their limiting beliefs, and toxic lifestyle habits.
Copal & Divinity School - Bonus Episode
May 11 2021
Copal & Divinity School - Bonus Episode
In this bonus episode I offer critiques of colonial systems and academic assumptions about religion and medicine. I share a bit about my research and experience of an unfolding relationship with copal. The decolonial healing path continues to draw me in. I am deeply grateful and increasingly aware of all that I need to un-learn and re-learn. This is a project for a wonderful course I took this spring at Harvard Divinity School called "Religion and Healing: An Anthropological Perspective." I am really grateful for a chance to TALK. IT. OUT. (in the quiet, dark covid-19 cave). Because so much of this year of online school has been in very isolated conditions. So I get a bit nerdy. I'd love to hear what you think! References in this episode:Read Podcasting as Sacred Listening and Collective Liberation here: revista.drclas.harvard.edu/decolonize-everything-podcasting-as-sacred-listening-and-collective-liberation/ Read Sacred Smoke of Copal here: Invention of World Religions, Tomoko Masuzawa: press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/I/bo3534198.html The History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz Del CastilloThe work of archaeologist Leonardo Lopez Lujan: www.mesoweb.com/about/leonardo.html The brilliant teaching of Dr. Giovanna Parmigiani, lecture notes.hds.harvard.edu/people/giovanna-parmigianiProjectoArtefakto Etsy Shop (and photo): www.etsy.com/shop/ProjectArtefaktoRead more of Rebecca's writing here: www.rebeccamendozanunziato.com/writingWatch The Possibility of Spirits Documentary: Audio features:Theme music produced by TheRealPakman for Eating BeatzVicks Commercial from Cartoon Network 1994Emerge-C AdGrupo Tlaloc DanzantesAll other music from Blue Dot SessionsSubscribe & follow along here:Facebook: @decolonizepodcastInstagram: @decolonizepodcastTwitter: @DecolonizepodBuy Rebecca coffee/books via Venmo: @Rebecca-Nunziato Thanks for listening to Decolonize Everything!