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Season 5: Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.

Join us as we Raise the Temp!

Connect with us.

Instagram:
Daana @retrosoul__
Carlos @caballonegrito

Podcast Socials:
Instagram: @myelinmelanin
Twitter: @myelinmelanin
Facebook: @myelinandmelan… Continue Reading >>
Season 5: Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.

Join us as we Raise the Temp!

Connect with us.

Instagram:
Daana @retrosoul__
Carlos @caballonegrito

Podcast Socials:
Instagram: @myelinmelanin
Twitter: @myelinmelanin
Facebook: @myelinandmelanin
Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com

Seasons 1-4: A curated selection of episodes can be streamed. Podcast hosted by two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! They are often joined by noted MS specialists, medical professionals as well as influencers in and members of the MS community. << Show Less
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Episode 160 | Carlos is Elton John's Illegitimate Child: Censorship, Social Media and Other Musings Join us as we chat about Daana's newest adventure, Carlos being called Elton John's "illegitimate child" by randos on the internet, being banned on Instagram, Greg Abbott being a waste of disabled representation, and more. --   Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp! Connect with us. Instagram: Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials: Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com
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Episode 160 | Carlos is Elton John's Illegitimate Child: Censorship, Social Media and Other Musings Join us as we chat about Daana's newest adventure, Carlos being called Elton John's "illegitimate child" by randos on the internet, being banned on Instagram, Greg Abbott being a waste of disabled representation, and more. --   Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp! Connect with us. Instagram: Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials: Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com
Episode 159 | You're a Unique Flower: Joy, Radical Self-Love & the Three's Company Apartment Join us us for a conversation about radical self love, the importance of creating a luscious, beautiful and peaceful space, the joy and simplicity of the Three's Company apartment and other thoughts about tending your prooverbial gardens. --   Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp! Connect with us. Instagram: Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials: Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com
Episode 158 | Disability, Pride and Radical Self Love Join us us for a conversation about the nuance and complexity of disability pride, the power of radical self love, and a problematic e-mail that Daana received from a well-known doctor with MS. Oh yeah, Terry Wahls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxXJH2jZm0w --   Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp! Connect with us. Instagram: Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials: Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com
Episode 157 | Halting, Reversing, and Freezing Progress in Amber: Reflections (Part I) Join us as we share our silver linings and our horrified reflections on the recent diabolical decisions of SCOTUS. We also discuss how we use our voices and bodies to be "extra" in the face of erasure.   --   Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp! Connect with us. Instagram: Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials: Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com
Episode 156 | The Rachel Dolezal of the Cherokee Nation and Other Distractions Join us as we share our silver linings and lament about the disorienting and uncomfortable satisfaction in hearing evil folks tell the truth. Oh, and Carlos refers to Johnny Depp as "the Rachel Dolezal of the Cherokee Nation", and it was everything. --   Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp! Connect with us. Instagram: Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials: Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com
Episode 155 | The Dangerous Minds of Temps: Privilege,Optics & Ableism Join us as we explore the dangerous minds of temps, and the privilege that informs their delusional thinking -- from outlandish optics  to complete disability erasure. Our hearts are with the victims and families impacted by the massacre in Uvalde. --   Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp! Connect with us. Instagram: Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials: Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com
Episode 154 |It's Not Abortion, The Real Issue is Ableism This weekend, we experienced several mass shootings, more specifically, mass murders -- terrorist, white supremacist hate crimes, at that. We grieve for those we lost at the hands of a white supremacist, terrorist in Buffalo, New York. Join us as we gather our thoughts about the collective white supremacist nightmare we're living through. We also chat about white supremacy, abortion, body autonomy, reproductive freedom, ableism and more. Forgive our technical hiccups (5 min, 32 sec). We're tired, and technology can be weird and unpredictable. Corrections/Notes: At about 12 min, 9 sec, Carlos references Dylanf Roof -- he meant Kyle Rittenhouse We discuss the following article: https://19thnews.org/2022/05/how-people-with-disabilities-feel-abortion/ at about 19 min, 26 sec. At aprox. 23 min, 40 sec #BecauseMS, Carlos misconstrued anti-abortion activist, Melissa Ortiz's sentiments about spina bifida, disability and abortion (she was advocating against abortion); Daana's personal sentiments, remain unchanged, though (she said what she said) --   Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp! Connect with us. Instagram: Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials: Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com
Episode 153 | Accessing & Flexing: Performing Disability Being disabled is hard -- being a wheelchair user amplifies the challenges. Join us as Daana shares the trauma and drama associated with...going to the dentist. The lipstick Daana references: https://www.beautybakerie.com/ The ridiculously priced van service: https://www.transtarmedical.com/ The awesome dental clinic: https://emergencydentalofmilwaukee.com/ --   Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp! Connect with us. Instagram: Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials: Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com
Episode 152 | Oligarchs, Eugenics, Temps & Social Media Join us as we talk about Elon Musk, his hair plugs, eugenics, the oligarchy -- all the things.   -- Daana Townsend (she/her) a Professor and content creator; and Carlos Kareem Windham (they/them), a comedian, facilitator and musician -- each living with Multiple Sclerosis -- are your hosts this season and explore the intersections of race, culture, politics, disability and all the things.  Join us as we Raise the Temp! Connect with us. Instagram: Daana @retrosoul__ Carlos @elcaballonegrito Podcast Socials: Instagram: @myelinmelanin Twitter: @myelinmelanin Facebook: @myelinandmelanin Website: http://myelinandmelanin.com
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