“Today it’s becoming more clear that disparities have more to do with racism than race, says Neel Shah, an OB-GYN and a professor at Harvard Medical School. For a long time there was “this baked-in assumption” that there was something different genetically among black women leading to their higher rates of maternal mortality, he says. But “genetically we are all the same,” he says, and … Continue reading

Protests Erupt In Bangladesh After Young Woman Burned Alive For Reporting Sexual Harassment From Her Principal | BLAVITY

This is a worldwide problem and we got a long way to go. *This* is why its going to take all of us. ” Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s last words to her brother were an act of defiance. “The teacher touched me. I will fight this crime till my last breath,” she said to her brother as they rode in an ambulance to a local hospital … Continue reading Protests Erupt In Bangladesh After Young Woman Burned Alive For Reporting Sexual Harassment From Her Principal | BLAVITY

Why Baths are a Lifesaver in De-stressing

I love taking baths. They are extremely effective for sore joints and tired muscles. With the aid of Epsom salts, essential oils, and products to soften the skin, it literally removes the achiness from my body.  The salt baths are very cleansing to the body and many times the mind.   For those who are afraid of soaking in their own filth as a friend … Continue reading Why Baths are a Lifesaver in De-stressing

Elle Cast 2.7: Jovan Landry Part II

  Welcome back to Alert Aware, Mindful, This week’s episodes features the other half of the interview with the gloriously talented Jovan Landry. I will be posting more of her music on facebook and my blog site ellemadelyn.com Ms. Landry discusses her plans for Synergy dropping on March 15, 2019. She discussed the co-opting of black bodies and mass incarceration. Also discussed is how she … Continue reading Elle Cast 2.7: Jovan Landry Part II

Jovan Landry talks Synergy Pt I

Hello All, Welcome back to my podcast Alert, Aware, Mindful. This week we are speaking with Jovan Landry a rising black, female artist and organizer of Synergy an upcoming ALL FEMALE hip hop album, featuring local Chicago musicians and artists. This is the first of two parts. Jovan Landry PT 1 We talk about her Chicago connections and her roots. We bond like true Chicagoans … Continue reading Jovan Landry talks Synergy Pt I

Harriet Tubman performance at DuSable Museum 2.16.19

Audio clip from a live performance of Harriet Tubman on2/16/19 at DuSable. She talks about her decision to become the “Conductor” of the Underground Railroad and “Lady Moses.” She freed over 300 slaves. She was the original badass and insightful in knowing that until everyone is free—None of us are. Check my podcast page for more goodies. ellemadelyn.com/elle-casts   Continue reading Harriet Tubman performance at DuSable Museum 2.16.19

Synergy / Jovan Landry (featuring Various Artists)

  “Everyone can eat, just come and grab a plate.”   Wise words!! Hey, everyone, this week’s interview is going to be with breakthrough artist Jovan Landry. This WeWork grant recipient will talk more about her all female-powered project Synergy. Check out a sneak peek below, then come back this week and hear her in her own words talk about Chicago, Female inspiration, and how … Continue reading Synergy / Jovan Landry (featuring Various Artists)

Alert for Alert Aware Mindful 2019!

The Podcast returns during Black History/Love month. We will be talking about: White feminism-Building an effective bridge of support Autism Support (or lack thereof despite it being a FEDERAL LAW in Chicago Public Schools) and Fierce Musicians such as Jovan Leslie Monique, Triple Threat Producer, Rapper, and MC. I hope you’re as excited as I am for the next chapter 2019 has to bring. Thanks … Continue reading Alert for Alert Aware Mindful 2019!