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Conversations with Nova Reid are raw, unedited conversations about race, identity, allyship and everything in-between as we navigate this funny thing called life. Brought to you by Tedx Speaker and Anti Racism Campaigner Nova Reid. Please note, some interviews may include personal accounts of racism, so please be mindful when sharing with any person under 18. Join the conversation further over at @novareidofficial on Instagram and Facebook and @novareidoffic on Twitter. Music by: David Szesz ...
 
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My debut book, The Good Ally is OUT NOW via your favourite bookseller or online: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-good-ally/nova-reid/9780008439484 In this episode it's just you and me kiddo wrapping up and reflecting on an incredible season. Going solo to share more about my author journey and barriers to author success. I also talk about heal…
 
In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to campaigner, writer and speaker, Gina Martin, who is best known for founding and running the national campaign to make upskirting illegal and changing English and Welsh law by creating the Voyeurism Act. Gina’s first book Be The Change was published in 2019 and is a practical guide for activists star…
 
In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to Kym Oliver, writer, speaker and the 'Official Goddess’ for The Triple Cripples - a platform dedicated to highlighting the narratives and increasing the visibility of Black, Brown & Indigenous Melanated People, living with Disability. Kym is dedicated to illuminating her ‘lived experience’ with a lon…
 
In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to Agnes Mwakatuma, Founder of Black Minds Matter U.K. Born in Tanzania, Agnes’ family relocated to a small town in Devon 12 years ago. While growing up in a predominantly white town, Agnes recalls early examples of racism and microaggressions. Her own experiences as a Black woman, as well as witnessin…
 
In this episode, I speak with the anti-bias facilitator and mental wellness advocate, Leesa Renée Hall. Leesa Renée Hall is an anti-bias facilitator who has helped over 65,000 leaders with quiet, gentle, and highly sensitive personalities go on an Inner Field Trip® to explore their unconscious biases so they protect their energy, stand on the side …
 
In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to Amanda Appiagyei, one of my anti-racism students. Amanda is a brand strategist helping people to build business and lives that feel more joyful, a lifelong learner. Amanda and I had an incredibly raw and honest conversation about her anti-racism journey, her experience of being in an interracial mar…
 
In this episode, I speak with author, speaker and behavioural & data scientist, Pragya Agarwal. Pragya Agarwal is a behavioural and data scientist, who has worked as a consultant and speaker for the United Nations, UNESCO, Environment Agency, NHS, UK Police Commissioners, Cabinet Office, and US Defence Services, and various international universiti…
 
In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to the incredible Resmaa Menakem, a Healer, best-selling author, and trauma specialist. Resmaa helps people, communities, and organisations find strength in healing historical and racialised trauma – carried in the body and the soul – that is holistic and resilient. He is a cultural trauma navigator an…
 
In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to the incredible community builder and organiser, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah also fondly known as Lady Phyll, who is the nucleus of the award-winning celebration and protest that is UK Black Pride. Lady Phyll is also the executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust, an organisation working towards the liberation …
 
This episode is sponsored by The Hopper (www.thehopper.tech). In this week’s episode, I have the pleasure of talking to the incredible author, historian, and British Civil Rights activist, Stella Dadzie, whose career has spanned over 40 years. Stella is a founding member of OWAAD (Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent), a national umbr…
 
You can pre-order my debut book, The Good Ally, via your favourite bookseller or online now: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-good-ally/nova-reid/9780008439484 One year on from the murder of George Floyd which sparked global Black Lives Matter Protests we explore what has changed and what has stayed the same. In this episode I have the pleasure…
 
In this episode, I speak with the co-authors of 'What's your Story? ', Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond. Rebecca Walker is a bestselling author, editor, and cultural critic who has contributed to the global conversation about race, gender, culture, and power for over two decades. She has spoken at over four hundred universities, conferences, literar…
 
In this episode, I have the pleasure of stealing some time with the incredible New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author, anti-racism educator, International speaker and podcaster Layla F. Saad. She is the author of the ground-breaking Me and White Supremacy (2020), an anti-racism education workbook that was initially offered for free in a…
 
In this episode, I speak with Novelist and Journalist, Dawnie Walton. Dawnie Walton was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (2018) and holds a journalism degree from Florida A&M University (1997). Formerly an editor at Essence and Entertainment Weekly, she has received fellowships in fiction …
 
You can pre-order my debut book, The Good Ally, via your favourite bookseller or online now: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-good-ally/nova-reid/9780008439484 Welcome to season two of Conversations with Nova Reid. It's great to be back in company with you! In this episode I reflect on almost a year since the BLM resurgence, the first part of t…
 
In this episode, I speak with Sunday Times and Irish Times best-selling author, academic, and broadcaster, Emma Dabiri. Emma Dabiri is a teaching fellow in the African department at SOAS, a Visual Sociology PhD researcher at Goldsmiths and the author of Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture and What White People Can Do Next. Both books…
 
In this episode, I speak with the meditator, writer, and speaker, Diego Perez, also known as Yung Pueblo. Diego Perez is the writer behind the pen name Yung Pueblo. The name Yung Pueblo means “young people.” It serves to remind him of his Ecuadorian roots, his experiences in activism, and that the collective of humanity is in the midst of important…
 
In this episode, I speak with Xicana medicine woman and decolonial healer, Dr. Rocío Rosales Meza. Dr. Rocío Rosales Meza, is a Xicana/Mexicana seer, decolonial healer, speaker, writer, mother, & Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Dr. Rocio’s path is that of a medicine woman, she is not a Licensed Psychologist, as she is not aligned with the colonial fiel…
 
In this episode, I speak with New York Times bestselling author, Robert Jones, Jr. Robert Jones, Jr. is a writer from Brooklyn, N.Y. He earned both his B.F.A. in creative writing and M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Essence, Gawker, and The Grio. He is the creator of the social justice socia…
 
In this episode, I speak with climate justice and antiracism activist, Mikaela Loach. Mikaela Loach is a climate justice activist, the co-host of The Yikes Podcast, writer and a 4th-year medical student based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2020, Forbes, Global Citizen and BBC Woman's Hour named Mikaela one of the most influential women in the UK climat…
 
In this episode, I speak with award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster, Angela Saini. Angela presents science programmes on the BBC, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, The Sunday Times, National Geographic and Wired. Her latest book, Superior: the Return of Race Science, was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and nam…
 
In this episode, I speak with creative, entrepreneur, educator, and speaker, Sinikiwe Dhliwayo. Sinikiwe Dhliwayo is steadfast in her belief that Blackness and humanity are inextricably linked. She is driven daily by a deep desire to change the narrative of what it looks like and feels like to be well. Whether making yoga and meditation accessible …
 
In this episode, I speak with British-Nigerian media executive, writer, and satirist, Nels Abbey. Nels Abbey is a British-Nigerian media executive, writer, and satirist. Prior to any of the above he was a senior banker in the financial district of London. He is a former BBC executive, a Clore Fellow, a Penguin Fellow, a Fellow of the Royal Society …
 
In this episode, I speak with American novelist, Kiley Reid. An Arizona native, Kiley Reid is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was the recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. Her New York Times-bestselling debut novel, SUCH A FUN AGE, is currently in development by Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions and Sight Unseen…
 
In this episode, I speak with advocate, storyteller, and minimalist, Christine Platt. Christine Platt is a passionate advocate for social justice and policy reform. From serving as an advocate for policy reform to using the power of storytelling as a tool for social change, Christine’s work reflects her practice of living with intention. She holds …
 
In this episode, I speak with yoga practitioner, author and founder, Susanna Barkataki. An Indian yoga practitioner in the Shankaracharya tradition, Susanna Barkataki supports practitioners to lead with equity, diversity and yogic values while growing thriving practices and businesses with confidence. She is the author of the 2020 book Embrace Yoga…
 
Welcome back! An impromptu special bonus episode for you today where I go solo! Reflecting on some of the key lessons I have learned from 2020 and inviting you to do the same. I also talk about milestones and challenges in 2020, celebration and struggle, the danger of toxic positivity and finding gratitude in difficulty. I also talk about moving fo…
 
In this episode, I speak with counseling psychologist and educator, Dr. Mariel Buquè. Dr. Mariel Buquè is an Afro-Dominican counseling psychologist and educator. She provides clinical care and teaches courses at Columbia University and Columbia University Medical Center in the areas of culturally-responsive delivery of mental health care and the de…
 
In this episode, I speak with journalist, author, and academic, Ruby Hamad. In 2018, Ruby Hamad's Guardian article, ‘How White Women Use Strategic Tears to Silence Women of Color’ became a global flashpoint for discussions of white feminism and racism and inspired her debut book, White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color. W…
 
In this episode, I speak with writer, speaker, consultant, and brand strategist, Tayo Rockson. Tayo Rockson is a writer, speaker, consultant, podcaster, professor, and brand strategist who runs UYD Management - a strategic consulting firm that helps organizations incorporate sustainable diversity and inclusion practices. As the son of a diplomat, T…
 
In this episode, I speak with author, screenwriter, and actress, Reema Zaman. Reema Zaman is a Bangladeshi-American author, screenwriter, and actress. She is the author of the memoir I Am Yours and the dystopian novel Paramita. I Am Yours was adopted into the curriculum of several high schools through an innovation grant by the Oregon Department of…
 
In this episode, I speak with a freedom worker, author, speaker, poet and youth mentor, Dr. Jaiya John. Dr. Jaiya John was born into foster care in New Mexico, and is an internationally recognized freedom worker, author, speaker, poet, and youth mentor. Dr. Jaiya is the founder of Soul Water Rising, a global rehumanizing mission that has donated th…
 
In this episode, I speak with anti-racism campaigner, Tedx speaker and writer, Nova Reid. Often described as a force to be reckoned with, Nova Reid is an anti-racism campaigner, Tedx speaker and writer. Nova uses her background in mental health to support people to be the change they want to see in the world by unlearning their racism from the insi…
 
In this episode, I speak with writer, speaker and spiritual teacher , Yasmine Cheyenne. Yasmine Cheyenne is a writer and spiritual teacher who helps people create their self-healing practices. Through speaking, her workbooks and courses, she helps her students navigate the sometimes tougher parts of self-healing work and integrate it into all areas…
 
In this episode, I speak with artist, author, activist, and transformational leader, Sonya Renee Taylor. Sonya Renee Taylor is a National and International award-winning writer and performer, best-selling author of two books The Body is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love and Celebrate Your Body and Its Changes Too, and founder and Radic…
 
In this episode, I speak with historian, journalist, poet, organizer, and mending practitioner, Dr. Maytha Alhassen. Dr. Maytha Alhassen primarily sees her labor as that of a freedom doula and an engaged wit/h/ness reviving the traditions of the feral femme. She is a historian, journalist, poet, organizer and mending practitioner. As a journalist, …
 
In this episode, I speak with award-winning yoga instructor, author and advocate, Jessamyn Stanley. Regarded as a leading voice on intersectional identity and 21st-century yoga, Jessamyn has won many awards for her social influence and unique approach to wellness. With an articulate message of representation and visibility, Jessamyn also speaks acr…
 
You can pre-order my new book, The Good Ally, in bookstores now: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-good-ally/nova-reid/9780008439484 So here we are the final episode of season one! Inspired by Barack Obama I open up about what it's like to be an anti-racist educator, black woman, and soon-to-be author in unprecedented times like these. I delve d…
 
In this episode, I speak with #1 New York Times bestselling anti-racist educator and consultant, Tiffany Jewell. Tiffany Jewell is a Black biracial writer, antiracist educator and consultant, and mama. She is in her 15th year as a Montessori educator and nearing two decades of work in schools with young folks, families, and educators. Tiffany loves…
 
You can pre-order my new book, The Good Ally, in Waterstones and Amazon now. In this episode I talk to Natalie an Educational Psychologist, mum of two and one of my anti-racism students. Natalie and I had an incredibly raw and vulnerable conversation about her anti-racism journey and she shares her experience of being in an interracial relationship…
 
In this episode, I speak with a social entrepreneur, investor and speaker, Nicole Cardoza. Nicole is the founder and Executive Director of Yoga Foster, a national nonprofit that empowers educators with yoga and mindfulness resources for the classroom. She's also the founder of Reclamation Ventures, a fund that invests in high-potential, underestima…
 
In this episode I talk to Jonelle Lewis, a mother and incredible yoga teacher smashing stereotypes. Jonelle and I met at an event on International Women's Day a few years ago and have been friends ever since. She is a force of nature who doesn't mince her words and speaks truth about white supremacy in the wellness industry. Jonelle's experience of…
 
In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to Adé Adeniji, a trainer, coach, interfaith minister and storyteller Although both Adé and I attended The Bridge Retreat (at different times) this meeting was our very first, even so, we were able to jump into an intimate, beautiful conversation from how children internalise racism, violence in the wo…
 
In this episode, I speak with author, influencer, and founder of Make Motherhood Diverse, Candice Brathwaite. Candice Brathwaite is a mother of two, an influencer, and the founder of UK based initiative; Make Motherhood Diverse, which seeks to challenge the usually singular narrative of motherhood. She is the author of the 2020 Sunday Times Bestsel…
 
In this episode, I speak with writer, pleasure activist, filmmaker and performance artist, Junauda Petrus-Nasah. Junauda Petrus-Nasah is a writer, pleasure activist, filmmaker and performance artist of Black-Caribbean descent, born on Dakota land. Her work centers around wildness, queerness, Black-diasporic-futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, s…
 
This week I have the pleasure of talking to fellow activist, poet and founder of Stand For Humanity Yazzie Min. Yazzie and I connected online through our shared activism and have supported each other ever since. We talk at length about community, reparations and anti-Blackness, whiteness, where community has gone in “Britishness” and how fierce lov…
 
In this episode, I speak with author, speaker and anti-racism educator, Monique Melton. Monique Melton is an anti-racism educator, published author, international speaker, coach and host of the Shine Brighter Together podcast. She is also the founder of Shine Brighter Together, a community dedicated to healthy relationships & diverse unity. Monique…
 
In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to the incredible India Gary-Martin who had me at hello when I met her back in 2016. India is an award-winning coach, speaker and leadership expert with over 25 years experience in financial services including JP Morgan. We dive deep into the magic of collective power and black sisterhood, how her unde…
 
In this episode, I speak with award-winning performer and writer , Sarah Jones. Called a "master of the genre" by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony® Award-winning performer and writer known for her multi-character, one-person shows (Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel, originally produced by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, and her current, critically-…
 
She's back! I have a VERY special episode with you today. Giving you a mini solo episode from me on the current state of play and this current "momentum" in anti racism work. And introducing my very special guest. My Dad. We talk about growing up as a black boy in London, my granddad and Windrush, weddings, sibling rivalry and what he REALLY thinks…
 
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