Audacious Wendy has thoughts on a silent word implied in the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag and wonders how the language chosen in movements shifts political discourse. We talk about police typecasting and violence, the power structures that keep things the same, and approaching hard conversations on race with friends. Audacious Robin talks about growing up in a biracial family and her recent experience with driving while black. We are hopeful about future generations’ ability to grow beyond racism, while knowing we need to keep speaking up, and we need real change right now.
We love Leonard Nimoy. This is a belated, though ever-relevant appreciation. We talk about his passing and how he moved us all powerfully for different reasons. As Star Trek and the Spock character feel like foundations from our youth, we consider people, media, and experiences that, when inevitably changed, have or will affect us deeply. BTW, Game of Thrones Spoiler Alert: If you are as behind in your viewing as is Audacious Mary, tune out from 16:30 to 17:45.
We <3 Nimoy Links:
Leonard Nimoy’s Advice to a Biracial Girl in 1968
Leonard Nimoy Photography
Spaced Out – The Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner
Spock sings “Bitter Dregs”
Spock is Sexy
Abraham, Martin, & John
Leonard Nimoy Discography
Chanukah in Story & Song
Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song [ALTERNATE OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Leonard Nimoy’s Cameo on The Big Bang Theory
Leonard Nimoy on The Simpsons
Biff Bam Pop Remembers Leonard Nimoy (includes a quote from Audacious Robin)
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