34: Real Talk On Race And Relationships

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Get ready to learn today from Faitth Brooks and Kathryn Freeman about what it’s like to navigate the world as a single, Black, Christian woman. We talk about purity culture, dating and dating apps, and evangelical perceptions of what makes a “good” woman.   

Use this episode as a tool to better understand your African American friends and as a tool as you navigate interracial relationships even if you don’t live in the U.S.  

Melanated Faith is a Be the Bridge Collective podcast about faith, race, and culture hosted by Faitth Brooks and Kathryn Freeman.

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Faitth is a masters-level social worker engaging in community organizing and activism. Faitth works for Be the Bridge as the Director of Programs, she is passionate about anti-racism education.

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Kathryn Freeman

Kathryn is a seminary student, writer and advocate. She has ten years of experience in non-profit advocacy and enjoys teaching faith leaders how to engage the political process for the common good and God’s glory. In her spare time, Kathryn writes about the intersection of faith and pop culture. Her work has appeared in Christianity TodayChrist and Pop Culture, The Baptist Standard, The Houston Chronicle, Think Christian, and Austin Woman Magazine

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Show Notes:
Don’t Give up on the Black Church by Charlie Dates
Melanated Faith: Singleness and Purity Culture
Melanated Faith: Singleness, Dating, and Love Is Blind
Melanated Faith: Low-Key Best Friends, Interracial Friendships
‘Notice the Rage, Notice the Silence’ with Resmaa Menakem
Resmaa Menakem

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