Jan 15, 2017 • 4:40
A brief introduction to the Normalized Podcast.
Episode 1: You Sound White
Jan 30, 2017 • 14MB
Two different situations at Towson Univ. One, someone mistaking me for being white. based on my voice. The other involves something profoundly different.
Episode 2: Conflicts
Feb 24, 2017 • 22MB
After exploring the nuances of racial identity in episode 1, I decide to dig deep into my lockbox of emotions to reveal how life changing events as an adolescent stimulated a rash of insecurities.
Episode 3: The Lesson
Mar 15, 2017 • 20MB
After cheering on my four year old daughter in her soccer game, I realized the most valuable lesson I learned from growing up without a father, was how to be one.
Episode 4: Acceptance Part 1
Apr 6, 2017 • 20MB
As I hit my teenage years, the effects of my mom losing her job and struggling to make ends meet were starting to take hold. I was extremely insecure and with no father figure to guide me, I began to seek approval and acceptance from others.
Episode 5: Acceptance Part 2
Apr 8, 2017 • 17MB
Doing things just to be accepted by others had begun to take its toll on me both physically and emotionally. My actions always had consequences, but sometimes it took years for them to be realized. I had done many things to be accepted by others, now I had to accept…
Episode 6: Choices
Apr 9, 2017 • 25MB
In the episode I discuss how my daughter’s birth reminded me of a life altering event which occurred 16 years ago. As with many things in life, this event was caused by a string of unfortunate decisions. Credits: Intro Masta Ace; “Beautiful” Song 1: Live; “Lighting Crashes” Song 2: Lauryn…
Episode 7: Me And The Cops
Apr 11, 2017 • 25MB
I discuss my run-ins with the police in Germantown and Baltimore Maryland. Did my race or actions lead to these encounters? Whatever the cause, I still feel the consequences today.
Episode 8: Lamar Odom
Apr 12, 2017 • 21MB
Many times in life my inability to cope with my emotions led to a vicious cycle of self doubt. In this episode I discuss my struggles with mental illness and alcoholism.
Episode 9: Chuck Is Disgruntled
Apr 13, 2017 • 24MB
Does workplace discrimination/racism still happen? Of course, but not always how you may imagine it. In this episode I discuss the questionable experiences I've had in the workplace.