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Not About You

About the Show Not About You is a podcast about identity and social justice. The premise of the show is that a white, straight, cis-gendered man connects with folks with different lived experiences from his own about the ways parts of their identities bump up against injustices. The conversations focus on race, gender, religion, representation, protests, politics, relationships and more. My hope is that this series leads to more conversation and interaction. I want folks who are hesitant or new to standing in these struggles to feel more ready to show up for change and ask questions of themselves. I want historically excluded voices to have new ways to be amplified and supported. Some of the questions we get into: What is a question or reaction you deal with a lot about some part of your identity that you’re tired of responding to? What assumptions do you experience folks making about you? What does joy or humor look like inside your family or community? In what ways do you experience privilege? -Levi Weinhagen
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Dec 14, 2016

“You have to be uncomfortable if you want to make change.”

Regina Mustafa, founder of CIDI (Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam), talks about her experiences as a Muslim-American. She speaks honestly about misconceptions about Islam, talks about the word terrorism and explains the financial and emotional incentives that work to perpetuate ideas that keep a divide between Muslims and non-Muslims.

The premise of Not About You is simple. I wanted to ask marginalized folks to tell a white, straight, cis-gendered person (that's me) what question or questions they wish they never had to hear again. They did just that and I had them answer those question, hopefully for the last time.

Also, I've been a comedy writer and performer my entire adult life, so this show is full of jokes.

I’ve set up a voicemail line, 612-361-9261, where you can share comments, suggestions and personal stories of your own that may be used in future episodes of the podcast. If you tell me which episode you’re responding to, that will help me make follow up episodes with voicemail responses. Call 612-361-9261 with your questions, comments or stories.

-Levi Weinhagen

1 Comments
  • five and a half years ago
    Nausheena Hussain
    Levi!

    Great first podcast. I am so happy to hear not just Regina's voice but even the call ins and other voices echoing the hate and bias our community faces.

    Call to action - make a Muslim friend!
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