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The Social ChangeCast is a podcast started by two behavior analysts who are passionate about bridging behavioral science and social justice. Together, they bring you weekly conversations about current events around hard topics such as racism, sexism, hetero-sexism and all forms of oppression. Continue Reading >>
The Social ChangeCast is a podcast started by two behavior analysts who are passionate about bridging behavioral science and social justice. Together, they bring you weekly conversations about current events around hard topics such as racism, sexism, hetero-sexism and all forms of oppression. << Show Less
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Ep. 36: Privilege, Power, and Parenting with Akilah S. Richards and Abigail Twyman During this episode of Tipsy Unicorns, Abby is joined by Akilah S. Richards, host of the Fare of the Free Child podcast, author of Raising Free People, and founding member of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Listen in as Abby and Akilah talk about toxic and oppressive behavior, trust-based practices, unschooling and self-directed education, and the importance of adopting a love-centered approach to raising children that focuses on consent, respect, and autonomy. She encourages us all to examine our identities at the intersection of Privilege, Power, and Parenting with "madd questions askin'".

You can find Akilah online at https://raisingfreepeople.com/ and support her work by becoming a Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/akilah

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo When It Doesn’t Belong To You We are appropriating when we use stereotypes to celebrate a holiday like Cinco de Mayo.
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Ep. 36: Privilege, Power, and Parenting with Akilah S. Richards and Abigail Twyman During this episode of Tipsy Unicorns, Abby is joined by Akilah S. Richards, host of the Fare of the Free Child podcast, author of Raising Free People, and founding member of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Listen in as Abby and Akilah talk about toxic and oppressive behavior, trust-based practices, unschooling and self-directed education, and the importance of adopting a love-centered approach to raising children that focuses on consent, respect, and autonomy. She encourages us all to examine our identities at the intersection of Privilege, Power, and Parenting with "madd questions askin'".

You can find Akilah online at https://raisingfreepeople.com/ and support her work by becoming a Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/akilah

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Ep 35: Practical Resources for Talking to Children with Autism about Systemic Racism with Julie Melendez* On this episode, we are joined by Julie Melendez. Julie provides some practical tips for discussing systemic racism with Autistic children.
Julie Melendez is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst based out of Los Angeles. She is currently a Clinical Supervisor at Blue Sprig Pediatrics. She started her career in behavior analysis in 2017 as a Registered Behavior Technician. In 2020, Julie graduated from the University&nbsp;of Southern California with a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis. Her interests include behavioral systems analysis, supervision&nbsp;practices, and examining the role of behavior analysis in advocating on behalf of marginalized groups.
To read Julie's paper please visit:&nbsp;https://psyarxiv.com/jkh4b
This is a CE-eligible show*

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Ep. 34: Address the System with Denise Ross and Abigail Twyman In this episode of Tipsy Unicorns, Abby welcomes honored guest Denise Ross who shared her perspectives on oppression and liberation. She is an Advisory Committee Member for Women in Behavior Analysis (WIBA), and the Chair of UW Systems Institute for Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Her research focuses on language and literacy interventions for children with and without disabilities, particularly those in urban schools. Her tips for emerging activists are to (1) Take care of yourself, (2) Understand that everyone is impacted by racism, and (3) Stick with it!
You can read more about Denise and show her some love with a Gift of Generative Gratitude by visiting our website:&nbsp;https://afapw.com/member/denise-ross/

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Ep 33: A Call for Intersectionality of the Reform ABA Movement with Joy Johnson and Ajo Johnson This is a new conversation but certainly a continuation of the previous Reform ABA show where we asked the guests to detail the movement's practices that ensure various cultures were taken into&nbsp;account. There is such a need to consider a viewpoint beyond whiteness, but that hasn't been given much space in the larger movement. This conversation is past due, and we are grateful to our guests for being willing to do this show with us.
On this show we are joined by Joy Johnson and Ajo Johnson. We have a very candid conversation about intersectionality, specifically regarding race in the ABA Reform movement and the role of white supremacy within the larger culture of ABA.

The goal of this show is to implore the ABA reform movement and even at times the Anti-ABA movement to consider intersectionality, as well as the role of racism and white privilege in their conceptualizations. The movement is and continues to center whiteness. And while we stand firm on reforming ABA, we must be steadfast in tacting any form of oppression, which is apparent in the movement.
We welcome continued discourse around this topic and would be more than happy to host additional voices on our platform.&nbsp;


We also launched our community platform last week. Did you check out episode 32?! If not, be sure to give it a listen.
Disclaimer:
We had quite a few tech issues so please bare with the choppiness of the conversation.
Ajo joins us further into the conversation with congratulations in order(listen to find out!)

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Ep 32: Check Your MO with Camille Morgan and Abigail Twyman Our honored guest for this month's Tipsy Unicorn episode and Radical Action Circle cycle is Camille Morgan of Love, Sex & ABA, and Blvck Womxn Worldwide. Join us as she shares her story and perspective which we're centering during the month of February as we learn and grow together on our path toward collective liberation.
You can read more about this cycle and our process on our blog at https://afapw.com/radical-action-circle-february-2021/
Please consider giving a Gift of Generative Gratitude to express your thanks to Camille by becoming a Patreon of Love, Sex & ABA (https://www.patreon.com/Lovesexaba) and making a donation to Blvck Womxn Worldwide (https://www.blvckwomxnworldwide.org/).
Ep 31: ACT Training for Settler Colonialism with Katelyn Kendrick "Shut up and show up." During this eppy, Katelyn Kendrick provides a model of what doing the work, honestly and transparently can look like. She reviews how she works to own her "stuff"(racism/colonialism/etc), confronting her own learning history, and shame and discomfort to move towards her values with committed action. She gets extremely honest about her own racist behaviors and how her past has helped to guide her current journey.
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As always, we hope that you enjoy the conversation, as much as we enjoyed recording it.
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More about Katelyn:
Katelyn E. Kendrick (she/they) is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Qualified Behavior Analyst. She is currently the Clinical Supervisor of an Early-Intensive Behavioral Intervention clinic in the north Denver-Metro area. She has worked in education since 2009, and specifically, behavior analysis since 2013. In 2015, she received a BA in History, with a concentration in United States history from the University of California, Riverside. She subsequently received her master’s degree in Education, with a concentration in Behavior Analysis, from the University of Cincinnati in 2017. For over 10 years, she has worked with a variety of diverse families, providing home, clinic, and community-based intervention services for individuals on the autism spectrum and a wide range of other diagnoses. Katelyn is a mother, disabled, a trauma-survivor, and descended from Settler Colonizers. Currently, she is hosting an anti-racist reading group through ACBS, geared towards White professionals exploring their own internalized racism, using ACT to process the difficult feelings and emotions often associated with anti-racist work. In addition, she frequently provides ACT-based parent training and has presented professionally on topics such as Decolonization and the ACT Framework, Behavior Analysis and ACT, and cultural competence in Behavior Analysis. Outside of behavior analysis, ACT, and RFT, Katelyn enjoys musical theatre, genealogy, antiques, talk radio, cooking, and radical politics.
Ep 30: Retract Rekers and Lovaas(1974) with Dr. Austin Johnson We sat down with Dr. Austin Johnson is a BCBA, School Psychologist, and Assistant Professor at UC Riverside. We connected with Dr. Johnson after he wrote a formal response to JABA/SEAB's Statement of Concern, where he laid out the significant problems in the statement. We have been working with Upswing Advocates behind the scenes to push for the retraction of this article. Dr. Johnson along with the Upswing Advocates voices’ are uplifted on this eppy. This is a heavy episode, but a necessary one. Take in bites or take it in at once, we just ask that you take it in. Share this episode with fellow colleagues.
As always, we hope that you enjoy the conversation, as much as we enjoyed recording it.
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Ep 29: Colonial Research Practices with Dr. Malika Pritchett In this eppy we are joined by Dr. Malika Pritchett who covers her recently released article in Behavior Analysis in Pratice. We chat about how colonialism is still prevalent in the field and bring the conversation forward by discussing participatory research practices. If you are looking to inform your practices, this is the episode for you! This is another CE eligible episode.
As always, we hope that you enjoy the conversation, as much as we enjoyed recording it.

Please follow us on FB @BeautifulHumansCast or IG @BeautifulHumansChange
Ep 29: Colonial Research Practices with Dr. Malika Pritchett In this eppy we are joined by Dr. Malika Pritchett who covers her recently released article in Behavior Analysis in Pratice. We chat about how colonialism is still prevalent in the field and bring the conversation forward by discussing participatory research practices. If you are looking to inform your practices, this is the episode for you! This is another CE eligible episode.
As always, we hope that you enjoy the conversation, as much as we enjoyed recording it.

Please follow us on FB @BeautifulHumansCast or IG @BeautifulHumansChange

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