In this episode, SooJin and Hannah engage in a rich discussion with soulmates, Laura and Daren Hill. The conversation flows like a slow, meandering river as we challenge ourselves to slow down and be more like water: adaptable, strong, gentle, powerful, vulnerable, interconnected, and expansive. We break down “knowledge” by getting to know our ledges (boundaries) and defining ourselves on our own terms based in our own culture(s). Laura and Daren share how they lead by example, planting seeds to encourage critical thinking and cultivating their kids’ imaginations through education and art. It is truly a gift to witness the loving, healthy, and respectful relationship Laura and Daren have with each other and the world around them.
Please note: We sometimes use the acronym BIPOC, which means Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color. There is some profanity at the 14:09 and 38:35 minute marks.
Daren Hill’s Instagram: @probablypicasso
Your Queens, Inc. They are a character company depicting the stories of non-fictional African Kings and Queens.
Creative Storytelling by Speaking Out Collective: The Man, The Serpent and the Fox:
Link of Laura Hill’s grandpa shoveling:
Kindred by Octavia Butler: https://bookshop.org/books/kindred-6268c8de-13c6-4936-b889-3432f8682d05/9780807083697
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf: https://bookshop.org/books/the-invention-of-nature-alexander-von-humboldt-s-new-world-9780385350662/9780345806291
Hunting in Harlem by Mat Johnson: https://www.amazon.com/Hunting-Harlem-Novel-Mat-Johnson/dp/1582344086
The A to Z: Characteristics and Qualities of Being a Revolutionary by Fred Ho: https://smile.amazon.com/Characteristics-Qualities-Being-Revolutionary/dp/1570272824/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=fred+ho+revolutionary&qid=1618254097&sr=8-1
Characteristics of White Supremacist Culture: https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/white-supremacy-culture-characteristics.html
Quote that was mentioned in the episode: “If I didn’t define myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive," Audre Lorde said during a speech at Harvard University in 1982.