Mk On The Mic

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This London-based podcast was created to lead The Ethnic Revolution - a movement for the proper representation of people of colour. Subscribe for a huge range of content, from dating stories that'll have you shook to more educational conversations about things that aren't addressed correctly in the mainstream media.

Episodios

  • Vaginas  Vulvas with Dr Anita Mitra (aka The Gynae Geek)

    Vaginas & Vulvas with Dr Anita Mitra (aka The Gynae Geek)

    02/11/2020 Duración: 50min

    This is Season 4 Episode 6 of MK on the Mic, a podcast dedicated to having conversations relevant to POC communities. Dr Anita Mitra (aka The Gynae Geek) and I, Meera Kumar, take you on a tour of the vulva and vagina. I absolutely loved speaking to Anita about a topic we too often shy away from. I hope it entertains you and helps you, if you have any questions please send us a tweet/DM! Find time-stamped topics below: 0:40 About Anita and her job
 03:01 Why do ethnic minority communities avoid seeking medical help? 05:26 Should we be wearing cotton pants? Do thongs put you at higher risk for infections? 08:58 What do normal labia look like? What to do if you don’t like how you look down there 13:02 Hair and grooming 15:56 Discharge - what is it and what’s normal? 18:05 Washing your vulva 19:17 The smell of vulvas/vaginas 21:30 Pantyliners - is organic really better? How often should you change them? Are they more hygienic? 22:49 Discharge and staining of underwear 23:22 Is going commando at ni

  • White Fragility and Conversations About Race with Oenone Forbat

    White Fragility and Conversations About Race with Oenone Forbat

    27/10/2020 Duración: 48min

    This is Season 4 Episode 5 of MK on the Mic, a podcast dedicated to having conversations relevant to POC communities. Oenone Forbat joined me (Meera Kumar) for a chat about white fragility and how to have conversations about race. Oenone is a comedian, influencer, and fellow podcaster. Find time-stamped topics below: 0:30 When Oenone started engaging in conversations about race 
2:48 What are the barriers to conversations about race for white people? 7:40 Talking about race with friends and discomfort
 13:41 Describing people using their race 
18:17 Fear of being called racist 
21:20 The effects of white fragility 22:40 Internalising messages of white superiority 26:30 Companies and anti-racism 28:55 White supremacy and talking about whiteness 33:00 Speaking to family and friends about racism 35:40 How racism benefits all white people 39:25 When we first became aware of race 42:18 Putting anti-racism education into action Please share this episode on your IG stories, Twitter etc, and tag me

  • Underfuelling and Overtraining with Renee McGregor

    Underfuelling and Overtraining with Renee McGregor

    15/10/2020 Duración: 50min

    This is Season 4 Episode 4 of MK on the Mic, a podcast dedicated to having conversations relevant to POC communities. I, Meera Kumar, called up Renee McGregor for a chat about underfuelling, overtraining, and eating disorders. Renee is a leading Sports and Eating disorder specialist, who specialises in RED-S, overtraining, eating disorders, and female health. Find timestamped topics below: 1:44 How common are eating disorders? 3:52 Where does an eating disorder stem from? 6:55 Recurring eating disorder triggers in men, and how emotions can trigger eating disorders 11:33 How to stop negative experiences/feelings affecting our relationship with food 13:50 Adopting sport as an identity 15:50 Feeling guilt after eating 18:10 Turning ‘negative’ emotions into something positive, and vulnerability 21:50 Defining yourself and finding an identity 24:50 ‘Losing weight makes you faster’ and losing weight to win 34:40 Symptoms of underfuelling 37:05 Why you may not look like you have a problem 38:08 Why

  • Police Abolition with Prof. Christian Davenport

    Police Abolition with Prof. Christian Davenport

    04/10/2020 Duración: 40min

    This is Season 4 Episode 3 of MK on the Mic, a podcast dedicated to having conversations relevant to POC communities. I am joined by Prof. Christian Davenport, Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan as well as a Faculty Associate at the Center for Political Studies and Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. In this episode we dissect police abolition. Find timestamped topics below: 1:16 Why were the police set up in the USA? 3:16 The type of people who join the police force 4:50 Why are states finding violent people and bringing them into the fold? 7:30 Can we just sack all of the police officers? 8:42 If we take weapons away from the police, what’s stopping people from being violent for the sake of being violent? 11:06 What keeps society from being violent? Most communities have no interaction with the police. 15:34 The history of over-policing of the black community. 18:50 Funding and reallocation of resources. 20:00 The inequality gap and violent crime.

  • Skin of Colour with Dr Anjali Mahto

    Skin of Colour with Dr Anjali Mahto

    21/09/2020 Duración: 50min

    This is Season 4 Episode 2 of MK on the Mic, a podcast dedicated to having conversations relevant to POC communities. I am joined by Dr Anjali Mahto, Consultant Dermatologist and author of The Skincare Bible. In this episode we dive into skin of colour! Find time-stamped topics below: 1:16 About Dr Anjali Mahto 2:10 The difference between white skin and brown skin, and characteristics of skin of colour 6:05 Racial bias during dermatology training 12:34 The categorisation of skin colour in dermatology 17:20 Late diagnosis of cancer in POC, and symptoms of more common cancers in skin of colour 20:40 Common conditions in skin of colour - from scarring to dark patches 23:14 Normative discontent and placing value in our physical beauty 28:44 Fear of tanning in South Asian communities. Is there a safe way to tan? 32:45 Does skin of colour burn? 34:40 Face mapping - myth or magic? 37:12 When does changing your diet help your skin? 42:00 Supplements 43:40 Popping spots, nose strips, common faux pas, and

  • LGBTQ+ Spaces with Monisha Jackson

    LGBTQ+ Spaces with Monisha Jackson

    08/09/2020 Duración: 50min

    This is Season 4 Episode 1 of MK on the Mic, a podcast dedicated to having conversations relevant to POC communities. I am joined by Monisha Jackson, author of the award winning dissertation ‘“I’m Not your SISTA”: Queer Black Women’s Experiences in LGBTQ+ Night-time Spaces’. This episode was streamed over 250 times on IGTV Find time-stamped topics below: 1:14 Monisha’s research areas 2:02 Some background to her award winning research. Exclusion LGBT clubs and coming out 3:46 Exclusion of queer WOC in LGBTQ+ spaces. Door policies, music etc 8:05 How LGBTQ+ spaces are structured like larger society. Hetero- and homonormativity. The replication of heterosexual ideals by the LGBTQ+ community 12.52 Are LGBTQ+ spaces marketed toward heterosexual people? 18:42 The adoption of Black women’s language and mannerisms by gay white men 30:30 The relationship between colonial rule and homophobia 35:10 Looking practices - being stared at, colonialism, power dynamics, human zoos and entitlement to look at

  • Shona Vertue

    Shona Vertue

    02/04/2020 Duración: 35min

    S3 EP7 This is the final episode of season 3 of MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar. I was joined by Shona Vertue - a world renowned personal trainer and yoga instructor. She has been a huge inspiration to me, both in general life and as a woman of colour in the fitness industry, so it was a massive honour to interview her. We talked about: Being an elite-gymnast from the age of 4 Moving from gymnastics to dance to yoga Quitting her university degree and getting an office job Starting a business without social media Managing her time Social media giving women of colour a platform that may not have been given in traditional media Representation in the fitness industry and whitewashing Self rejecting because you feel that you can’t meet beauty ideals Creating the Vertue Method and writing a book Allostatic load and the ‘no days off’ culture Posture - ‘the only bad posture is the one you’re in too much’ Hydration and caffeination Meera's socials:
 Insta: www.instagram.com/meerakumar Twitter: www.twitter.com/meee

  • Vik Kainth

    Vik Kainth

    02/04/2020 Duración: 01h13min

    S3 EP6 In this penultimate episode of season 3 of MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar, I spoke to Vik Kainth. @vikkainth is a digital artist who has brought classical Indian art back with a twist, and it doesn’t get much fresher than his Japanese-Indian fusion of Ganesh (aka Japanesh). Topics include: The value of Art GCSE and A-Level Studying Visual Communication at university Anxiety at university and pressure to get a First The benefits of going to university Is digital art lesser than fine art? Combining Indian culture and Japanese culture in art Culture fusion in art and cultural appropriation Getting art tattooed The legal side of art and having your art copied by other people Receiving backlash over his art Platonic love, breakups, and personal growth Vik’s schedule (or lack of!) The impact of follower counts Having his work made into huge murals in India with Delhi Street Art Diwali and Wallace Gallery Having Lilly Singh and Ice Cube repost his artwork Meera's socials:
 Insta: www.instagram.com/meerakuma

  • Satchit

    Satchit

    20/01/2020 Duración: 42min

    S3 EP5 On this episode of MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar, South London artist @thefirstsatchit joined me to talk about music. We talked about: Recording his album (a fusion between Indian music and R&B) in India Graduating from Exeter and choosing to pursue music Producing music on a budget Getting a degree and then going into music, or skipping uni Discovering English music in secondary school South Asian artists to support Performing at Native Sounds Reincarnation and the increasing human population Religion and war Meera's socials:
 Insta: www.instagram.com/meerakumar Podcast: 
Insta: www.instagram.com/mkonthemic
 Twitter: www.twitter.com/emkayonthemic Satchit's socials: Instagram: http://instagram.com/thefirstsatchit Website: https://www.satchitofficial.com/

  • Sejal Sehmi

    Sejal Sehmi

    07/01/2020 Duración: 43min

    S3 EP4: In this episode of MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar, Sejal Sehmi joins me to talk about her career and experiences. We cover a range of topics: Content warning: Sexual abuse/rape/physical abuse/murder Being made redundant, packing up, moving abroad to make a documentary in India about marriage Becoming the UK Editor of Brown Girl Magazine Experiencing hate and receiving death threats on the internet Writing an opinion piece about MJ and R. Kelly for The Independent Domestic and sexual abuse Sexual consent within marriage, virginity and rape Expectations of being married by 25 and interracial relationships Cultural appropriation or appreciation: accessories and deities Meera's socials:
 Insta: www.instagram.com/meerakumar Podcast: 
Insta: www.instagram.com/mkonthemic
 Twitter: www.twitter.com/emkayonthemic Domestic abuse charity insta: www.instagram.com/abuseneverbecomesus Brown Girl Magazine twitter and insta: @ browngirlmag Sejal’s insta: www.instagram.com/sejalsehmi Sejal’s website: www.sejalse

  • Food  Lycra

    Food & Lycra

    07/10/2019 Duración: 46min

    S3 EP4: In this episode of MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar, Kim and Rachel of Food & Lycra join me to talk about their careers. You guys are going to love this episode. Topics include: - How Food & Lycra started - Managing multiple business - Food & Lycra events - Rachel and Kim's roles within F&L - Beating the burnout and more! Meera's socials:
 Insta: www.instagram.com/meerakumar Podcast: 
Insta: www.instagram.com/mkonthemic
 Twitter: www.twitter.com/emkayonthemic Rachel's insta: www.instagram.com/supernoodlerach Kim's insta: www.instagram.com/kimmayco Food & Lycra: Insta: www.instagram.com/foodandlycra Website: https://www.foodandlycra.com/

  • Nesrine Dally

    Nesrine Dally

    22/09/2019 Duración: 57min

    S3 EP3: In this episode of MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar, Nesrine Dally joins me to talk about her career and business. There’s so much in this episode, so I’ve put the timestamps of different topics below. Enjoy! 1:26 Nez’s background in sport and competition 2:50 Being a competitive athlete in school 4:32 University and Muay Thai 16:05 Going to Thailand for a fight camp and Nez’s first professional fight 17:28 The rules of Muay Thai 22:35 Thai Fit - Nez’s Muay Thai business 22:04 Raising kids and putting them into different sports and clubs. How much is too much? 29:18 Nez’s career after uni, setting up Thai Fit, and starting with Nike 35:05 Deciding to wear a hijab and being a female trainer 49:07 Improving yourself as a personal trainer Meera's socials:
 Insta: www.instagram.com/meerakumar Podcast: 
Insta: www.instagram.com/mkonthemic
 Twitter: www.twitter.com/emkayonthemic Nez: Insta: www.instagram.com/hijabi.lifts Thai Fit: www.instagram.com/thaifitlondon

  • Surya

    Surya

    16/09/2019 Duración: 55min

    S3 EP2: In this episode I, Meera Kumar, am chatting to Surya - BBC Music's Introducing Artist of 2018. (Timestamps are included below, so you can skip to the part of the episode that interests you most!) 6.48 University sex culture 12.46 Disrespect towards women in music, and not singing about a lifestyle you don’t actually lead, telling a story (of something you haven’t experienced) and creative license 16.14 Surya’s album analysis. He tells a story of sexual harassment, intimacy issues and self hatred. 18.10 Sex in cars and commitment 22.47 Not realising your goals despite being ambitious, and surrounding yourself with like-minded people MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE EPISODE 29.43 Being born in India and seeing brown faces in every industry. Coming to England at 10 years old, and the differences between cultures. Going from not being a minority in India to being a minority in the UK. 34.14 The treatment of Indian immigrants by British Indians. 40.47 Networking and collaborating with other creati

  • Karun Soni

    Karun Soni

    08/09/2019 Duración: 01h07min

    Season 3 of MK on the Mic is here! I, Meera Kumar, am chatting to Karun Soni - an incredible artist and creator of art company 'Dotty'. Topics include: - The complexity of being British Asian - Karun’s collaboration on the Sholay Love campaign with Naz London, and getting more South East Asian men tested. - Is Donald Trump really a ’business man’? - Winston Churchill - Incorporating politics and history into art - Visiting Agra’s Sheroes Cafe which supports acid attack victims - Managing his own business, and working a full time job - The hurdles of creating 'Dotty' - Learning how to structure the business, market it, and grow it - Cricket and the British Raj and more! Meera's socials: Insta: www.instagram.com/meerakumar Podcast: Insta: www.instagram.com/mkonthemic Twitter: www.twitter.com/emkayonthemic Karun's socials: Insta & FB: @ dotty.art www.instagram.com/dotty.art Websites: Prints & canvases: www.dottyart.net Art collectors & galleries for the ‘big daddy’ paintings: www.karunsoni.com Commission

  • Jon Snows white people comment

    Jon Snow's 'white people' comment

    17/04/2019 Duración: 09min

    S2E16: This is the final episode of Season 2. On this episode of MK on the Mic, I am talking about Channel 4’s Jon Snow - not Jon Snow from Game of Thrones (sorry guys…). Jon Snow was reporting on a Brexit demonstration in London when he remarked that there were a lot of white people… then a lot of white people got mad. Topics include: - Why are people so offended by the phrase ‘white people’
 - Channel 4’s apology
 - Should OFCOM investigate and penalise Snow?
 - US academic Robin DiAngelo’s opinion on how racism is viewed by society 
- Defining groups of people solely by their race
 …and more! Season 3 will be out in September! Check out our episode on white privilege: https://soundcloud.com/mkonthemic/flowhiteprivilege If you enjoy the podcast, PLEASE leave a review. You can do this on your phone (it takes 2 minutes), by clicking on this podcast and scrolling to the bottom where it should say ‘leave a review’. It would mean the world to me! Subscribe to MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar for more! You c

  • Blackfishing

    Blackfishing

    08/04/2019 Duración: 10min

    S2E15: On this episode of MK on the Mic, I am talking about blackfishing. Many white girls have gone viral on the internet for before and after photos. In the before photo, they look like a white girl and in the after photo they’re plastered in dark fake tan and seem to appear racially ambiguous. Ariana Grande has also recently been called out for blackfishing. Topics include: - What is blackfishing - Is Ariana Grande blackfishing? - The difference between tanning, skin bleaching and blackfishing - Racial feshitisation and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade - White people being praised for appropriating black culture - White people taking opportunities from black influencers …and more! Subscribe to MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar for more! You can listen on Acast, Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. Instagram: www.instagram.com/mkonthemic Twitter: www.twitter.com/emkayonthemic
 Facebook: www.facebook.com/mkonthemic Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mk-on-the-mic/id1247260719?mt=2 SoundCloud: @m

  • Racism at UK Universities

    Racism at UK Universities

    01/04/2019 Duración: 15min

    S2E14: On this episode of MK on the Mic, I am talking about racism at UK universities. The Guardian recently put out a survey asking people to send in their experiences, which encouraged me to address the topic on this podcast. Topics include: - A Yellowface party that was thrown by white students at The University of Edinburgh - How Yellowface dehumanises East Asian students - Cultural Appropriate and blackfishing - Edifess and racist posts - A secret eugenics conference at University College London, with known white supremacist speakers, with contributions from a researcher who has previously advocated child rape - The white nationalist, Peter Cytanovic, who was accepted into The London School of Economics …and more! Guardian survey: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/mar/21/what-are-your-experiences-of-racism-at-uk-universities Subscribe to MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar for more! You can listen on Acast, Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. Don't forget, you can download any episode for when you'r

  • R. Kelly

    R. Kelly

    19/03/2019 Duración: 11min

    S2E13: On this episode of MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar, I am talking all about R. Kelly. I know keeping track of the story can be arduous and we don't always have time to read a timeline of what happened. So, I've picked the main points and dates to help us stay on top of his countless court cases and charges. Topics include: - Documentary series Surviving R. Kelly - A timeline of allegations against him and cases he's settled - His involvement with Aaliyah - Gayle King's R. Kelly Interview - His recent arrests - Other artists pulling songs from streaming platforms ….and more! If you enjoyed this episode, then please leave a review on iTunes! Subscribe to MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar for more! You can listen on Acast, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Instagram: www.instagram.com/mkonthemic/ Twitter: twitter.com/emkayonthemic Facebook: www.facebook.com/mkonthemic/ Host insta: www.instagram.com/meerakumar/ MK twitter: www.twitter.com/meeerakumar

  • Meritocracy vs. Diversity

    Meritocracy vs. Diversity

    18/02/2019 Duración: 14min

    S2E12: On this episode of MK on the Mic, I am talking all about meritocracy, and diversity quotas. Topics include: - What is meritocracy? - Meritocracy does not mean hiring ethnic minorities who are less qualified for the job - Are diversity quotas good for a company? - We do not have a true meritocracy, otherwise workplaces would naturally represent the diversity of society ...and more! Subscribe to MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar for more! You can listen on Acast, Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. Instagram: www.instagram.com/mkonthemic/ Twitter: twitter.com/emkayonthemic Facebook: www.facebook.com/mkonthemic/ Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mk-on-the-mic/id1247260719?mt=2 SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/mkonthemic Host insta: www.instagram.com/meerakumar/

  • Liam Neesons Interview

    Liam Neeson's Interview

    08/02/2019 Duración: 16min

    S2E11: On this episode of MK on the Mic, I am talking about Liam Neeson’s controversial interview and the most common reactions to what he said. He admitted that, when his friend was allegedly raped by a black man, he spent a week walking around with a weapon looking for any black person to kill. Topics include: - Was this Liam Neeson situation nothing to do with race? - Did Liam Neeson come to a ‘fork in the road’ and choose the good option? - Was Liam Neeson brave and honest for coming forward with his story? - Did Liam Neeson realise what he said was wrong? - The Rosewood Massacre of 1923 - Trayvon Martin and racial profiling - The social implications of Liam Neeson’s comments This podcast was recorded on Wednesday 6th February; so far Liam Neeson’s red carpet event has been cancelled. Hopefully more will be done. Subscribe to MK on the Mic with Meera Kumar for more! You can listen on Acast, Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. Don't forget, you can download any episode for when you're on the go! Instagram

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