Talking Stories with Raquel Russell

Raquel A Russell

Talking Stories with Raquel Russell is a show dedicated to highlighting how stories impact lives and inspire change. Weekly I’ll be highlighting the power of narrative (both fiction and nonfiction) in my and my guests' lives. You're invited to share what stories have impacted your life and how it might have inspired change. This is designed to be a safe space where listeners and participants are invited to get in as deep as they want. read less
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Episodes

Talking storytelling paths, diversity in journalism spaces and more with K(ae)itlyn
19-01-2023
Talking storytelling paths, diversity in journalism spaces and more with K(ae)itlyn
Hey Talking Stories Crew! In this 2022 episode, I catch up with New Canadian Media (NCM) reporter and former journalism classmate, K(ae)itlyn. K(ea)itlyn and I chat about: Their reflections on the Canadian news landscape and their work with NCMK(ae)itlyn's storytelling journey and how Narnia fanfiction played a roleCreating more spaces for BIPOC and non-binary journalism studentsTheir research on police violence and the care involvedThe work that motivates them NOTE FROM OUR GUEST: "I addressed Lyra Evans with "they/them" pronouns which is still misgendering. This is a habit I'm still deconstructing. I believe that transphobia stems from where all discrimination is founded upon -- anti-Black racism -- and the general use of "they/them" has been to introduce anti-racist, anti-transphobic rhetoric into my daily vocabulary. Regardless, Lyra Evans' pronouns are "she/her" and should be respected as such." FURTHER READING: K(ae)itlyn's work for New Canadian MediaK(ae)itlyn's recent piece, "New research challenges Toronto’s claims to success in diversity", referred to in the podcast CONNECT: Follow K(ae)itlyn on Twitter at @MokundSmithFollow Raquel A. Russell on Twitter and Instagram: @raqlionchaserFollow Talking Stories with Raquel Russell on Twitter @TalkingStoriesR and Instagram at @talkingstorieswraq Join the conversation and send me your thoughts and suggestions to our Talking Stories channels on IG and Twitter or send them directly to my channels at @raqlionchaser. See you next week! DISCLAIMERS: Music by Upbeat Hip Hop Music by Soul Prod.
Farewell Arrow's Felicity Smoak | Talking Stories with Raquel Russell (Part 1)
04-05-2019
Farewell Arrow's Felicity Smoak | Talking Stories with Raquel Russell (Part 1)
Holy frak, the moment has arrived. During the May 13th season finale of hit CW show Arrow, fans are saying farewell to Felicity Smoak for the next two weeks, Raquel takes time to chat and reflect on the character's overall impact and why she resonates with so many. Have a story about about how you've connected with Felicity? Shoot us a message on Twitter @TalkingStoriesR or via email at talkingstorieswraq@gmail.com and we'll feature it in part 2. -------------- Talking Stories with Raquel Russell is a weekly show dedicated to highlighting how stories impact lives and inspire change. Weekly I’ll be highlighting the power of narrative (both fiction and nonfiction) in mine and my guests lives. You're invited to share what stories have impacted your life and how it might have inspired change. This is designed to be a safe space where listeners and participants are invited to get in as deep as they want. To start off the show I’m highlighting journalists and comic book stories (the writers of stories and a genre meet) with an ode to comic book genre journalists. DISCLAIMERS: The character and portrayal of Felicity Smoak does not belong to me. TM © Warner Brothers, CW Network and DC Comics. ALL RIGHTS GO WARNER BROTHERS, CW NETWORK AND DC COMICS. Music by Checkie Brown. ------------- Follow #TalkingStories on Instagram (instagram.com/talkingstorieswraq) and Twitter at (twitter.com/talkingstoriesr) and join the conversation!