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Fearless: Overcoming Doubt and Taking Risks with Whitney Knox Lee

In this episode of the More Than Graphics podcast, Danielle and Cicely dive into a heartfelt conversation about fear and doubt with civil rights attorney Whitney Knox Lee. They reflect on their own experiences and discuss the things we tell ourselves out of fear.

Whitney (she/her) is a Black American mother to Black sons, a wife, civil rights attorney, an anti-racism and DEI educator. Whitney is also the host of Impostrix Podcast, a podcast that affirms professionals of color who navigate imposter syndrome and racial toxicity in career. Her work aims to create more racially equitably and culturally affirming workspaces, communities, and systems.

[00:03:29] Gender pay gap in technology.

[00:05:38] Gender pay disparity in healthcare.

[00:07:35] Underrepresentation in the workplace.

[00:13:02] Trauma and workplace inclusivity.

[00:17:02] Lack of diversity in healthcare.

[00:19:31] Talking to Mom about race.

[00:23:00] Varying shades of skin color.

[00:26:31] Understanding our unique perspectives.

[00:30:01] Intersectionality and Black feminism.

[00:37:06] White discomfort and conversations.

[00:39:48] Fearlessness and navigating conversations.

[00:43:21] Overcoming barriers and personal trauma.

[00:46:04] Ancestral lineage and empowerment.

[00:51:44] Empowering staff to combat abuse.

[00:55:33] Creating common ground for nonprofits.

[00:58:29] The physical space’s impact.

[01:04:13] Culture of power.

[01:05:40] The vibes are off.

[01:10:41] Allyship and taking initiative.

[01:13:08] Asking deeper questions.

[01:17:06] Ancestor’s hopes for our lineage.

[01:21:38] Different perspectives and vibes.

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