- 05:30 Balancing the feeling of despair and hopelessness
- 19:15 Anti racism and collective healing
- 36:30 Liberation
- 39:08 The birthplace of racism
- “I felt a calling to serve something that was greater than me.”
- “It was so bizarre that people felt that because I was black, that I, all of a sudden was going to be an expert on anti-racism and speak for all black people in the coaching Industry.”
- “I was not myself because I had learned that being myself wasn’t good enough or was less than, so I think I’ll be on a path to unpacking that and undoing that programming for the rest of my life.”
- “In being human again, in living in our full humanity is to humanise each other, is to not bypass human experiences in favour of love and light and just be kind hashtags. It’s to be with every facet of being human.”
Race, Hope and Liberation with Nova Reid
I am really excited to share this episode with you. I have invited my friend and peer and all round incredible human Nova Reid to join me on the podcast.
Nova uses her professional background in mental wellbeing to encourage meaningful change from the inside out. She has worked with a variety of organisations including Google, BT and Bloody Good Period and has an online anti-racism academy: Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid.
Nova regularly appears on BBC News, Sky News and BBC Radio as a media expert on race. In 2018, Nova was invited to attend the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to provide expert media commentary. Nova is an accomplished presenter and public speaker. In 2021 she shared the stage with acclaimed actor David Harewood to discuss the impact of racism on mental health. She was headhunted by TEDx Frankfurt to deliver a talk on microaggressions which was upgraded as a TED talk in 2020.
Nova was named one of the Top 100 Black British Women by the Black Magic Network, as part of International Women’s Day 2019 and in November 2020 she was awarded a Precious Award for Social Impact for her work in racial justice. Nova is a passionate advocate for equity, collective healing and helping people use self-agency to role model change. Her debut book The Good Ally: a guided anti-racism journey from bystander to changemaker is out now
What you are about to listen to is just a real and honest conversation about race, about hope, about limitlessness and liberation, all of those things, and so much more.