Go Play in the Dirt

011 | Elevating Diverse Voices with Shalonda Ingram

December 15, 2022 Lauren Bryson, BCHN Season 1 Episode 11
Go Play in the Dirt
011 | Elevating Diverse Voices with Shalonda Ingram
Show Notes

Biodiversity is a word used to describe the vast variety of life on earth. This podcast celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion and is a safe space to elevate diverse voices. These conversations can support developing biodiversity in our own hearts to see each other as humans and encourage ways we can listen to, relate to and support one another. 

True to the podcast’s mission, we chat with Shalonda Ingram, a placemaker, strategist, and producer, who will walk us through the depths of grassroots activism and how acknowledging one another's heritage, experience and diversity becomes a holding space for collective healing to occur.

In this Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Shalonda Ingram’s mission of elevating consciousness and empowering collective liberation 
  • The importance of awareness, accountability and creating harmonious environments
  • Biodiversity of ancient wisdom, evolution, leveraging resources, taking risks, and learning from each other
  • Shalonda Ingram’s journey in the world of health and wellness
  • Why land acknowledgement is important 
  • Community conversation of health and wellness for the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities
  • Allowing each other to live a biodiverse life 

Go Share These Thoughts:

  • Biodiversity represents the ancient wisdom and practices of my relations. -  Shalonda Ingram
  • Land acknowledgment is a simple way of being aware of where you are and that there were things happening there before you were there. -  Shalonda Ingram
  • A land acknowledgment is a simple way to tell the truth - Shalonda Ingram 
  • It's very powerful to be on an island with these sisters and to share our art with each other without the oppression of anti-blackness in America and without the distractions of whether or not this is gonna make sense. -  Shalonda Ingram 

About Shalonda Ingram:

Born and raised in St. Louis Missouri, Shalonda is committed to elevating consciousness and empowering collective liberation. Shalonda has deployed worldwide for the transformation of people, principles, practices, and systems. Native to grassroots activism, Shalonda works with social justice, spiritual, and corporate organizations to explore network effects and elevate opportunities for resource sharing while scaling.

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