Jessie Hooker-Bailey—"Embracing Your Blackness" (Episode 39)



“I’m one of eight. My mom is white and my dad’s black, most of my siblings are white, so our house was a huge melting pot and there’s so much I love about that. It wasn’t like we didn’t see color—we had discussions—but it was like, ‘Everyone lives like this right?’ When I met my husband, one of our first conversations was about race and he was like, ‘I don’t know if you know who you are,’ and I was like ‘You don’t know me at all!’ But truly it hit something because I was like, ‘I don’t know if I know this side of me.’ Like when you asked me to do this podcast I was like, ‘Am I black enough to do this?’”



We chat with Waitress’ Jessie Hooker-Bailey about not letting others define your blackness, making diversity the new normal, and staying grounded when you achieve your dreams.


Recommendation: Issa Rae's Insecure

Shout out: Gilbert Bailey II


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