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Kiera Hall

New Book Released

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NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!

INCLUDES COMPLETE SPANISH TRANSLATION

Cradled by Skeletons: A Life in Poems and Essays is a raw expression of identity and place. This memoir relates Marta Miranda-Straub’s experience of trauma, resilience, and transformation. The book also portrays how her life’s work as a social worker, educator, leader, activist, advocate, and community organizer has been fueled by discernment, resistance, and transformation of individual, institutional, and societal systems of power. Miranda-Straub has a keen sense of awareness and she questions injustices with intention, compassion, humility and humor. There is a shared connection with both the victim and the perpetrator in her writings that exalts the grit and grace of humanity. 

When asked what makes Cradled by Skeletons unique, Marta replied:

 “I believe the uniqueness is the personal narrative, it is my life. ‘Everyone else’s is already taken,’ Oscar Wilde. 

Cradled by Skeletons may be similar to other books in this genre; however, every fiber of my thumb print is exposed and every skeleton that has cradled me has been surfaced and adorned with the beading it deserves. It is una Fiesta de los Muertos, a feast of the dead for those of us living due to their generosity of spirit.”

Latest Podcast – Leading in Lavender

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Podcast episode 7 is up!  Check out Leading in Lavendar on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play or on the Leading in Color website.

Episode 7 Leading in Lavender

Last month was Pride Month and we are not finished celebrating!!! On this powerful episode of Leading in Color, we are celebrating Leading in Lavender – Queer Leadership. 

In this episode, we interview Brian Buford, Founder of the LGBT center at the University of Louisville and Activist. Leading is an act of courage, especially for those who are marginalized. Brian takes on this role with Grit & Grace. 

Conflict Management Class

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Unable to Advocate for yourself without becoming defensive, passive or aggressive?

Do you shy away from initiating difficult conversations?

Marta Miranda-Straub and Melissa Johnson present:

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Learn the skill set to manage and resolve conflict. Engage in courageous conversations. Increase creative problem solving skills.

4 Week Session Starts May 22!

Reserve your spot now!

Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

May 22, 29 June 5,12
1825 Frankfort Avenue
$200 for 4 weeks

Deepen your practice with two additional enhanced sessions on June 19 and 26.

REGISTER

Latest Podcast – Redlining

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Podcast episode 5 is up!  Check out Redlining on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play or on the Leading in Color website.

Episode 5 Redlining

REDLINING – Systemic Poverty, Racism and Gentrification

In the 1960s, sociologist John McKnight coined the term “redlining” to describe the discriminatory practice of fencing off areas where banks would avoid investments based on community demographics. During the heyday of redlining, the areas most frequently discriminated against were black inner-city neighborhoods.

The Latest Podcast – White Fragility

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Podcast episode 4 is up!  Check out White Fragility on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play or on the Leading in Color website.

Episode 4 White Fragility

White Fragility:/ Noun – discomfort and defensiveness on the part of a white person when confronted by information about racial inequality and injustice.

This episode is RAW – you have been warned!!!

We are not going to apologize for talking about race anymore. We have to be the change we want to see. And it starts today!

Podcast Up: Identifying With Your Oppressor – Part 2

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Podcast episode 3 is up!  Check out Part 2 of Identifying With Your Oppressor on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play or on the Leading in Color website.

Episode 2 Identifying With Your Oppressor – Part 2

We thought we had unpacked this conversation in Part 1 but it was just not enought- we are back with Part 2 of Identifying With Your Oppressor.  What does it mean to “turn your back on your culture?” Does moving up the professional ladder mean that the “oppressed” has become the oppressor?  In this episode, we chat with guest Briana Lathon, Esq about being a young black professional, feeling worth of success, and owning her own.  

Podcast Up: Identifying With Your Oppressor – Part 1

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Podcast episode 2 is up!  Check out Part 1 of Identifying With Your Oppressor on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play or on the Leading in Color website.

Episode 2 Identifying With Your Oppressor – Part 1

What does it mean to “turn your back on your culture?” Does moving up the professional ladder mean that the “oppressed” has become the oppressor?  In this episode, we unpack the impostor syndrome and take a deep dive into how we identify with our oppressor. 

Introducing New Podcast

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Check out the new podcast, Leading In Color co-hosted by Marta Miranda-Straub and Deon Stokes.

“Leading In Color thrives on engaging on courageous conversations and topics that unpack the systems of oppression that impact leaders at the margins of white patriarchal dominant culture. 

We are passionate about naming and dismantling the barriers of implicit and explicit bias, raising consciousness and forging new ways too think about leadership that do not replicate power over others and create transformational leadership models.”

Episode 1 Paternalism Manifested as Sexism is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play or listen from the Leading in Color Website

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