By Miranda Wylie
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SEEN is an interview show about identity. Prior to recording, guests prepare a list recounting the ways they been viewed, judged, rendered invisible, or wholly seen. This SEEN List guides a conversation about visibility and invisibility while pursuing the question: How are you seen?
||Explicit#7 Shelby Hadden: I had a pelvic floor condition||With a Seen List that includes “I only want one thing and you’re not that kind of girl,” documentary filmmaker Shelby Hadden explains that although she wanted to have sex, a pelvic floor condition limited her ability to. Seen as unworthy of investment by doctors, Shelby regales how she went from being “the woman who can’t have sex” to someone “worth a little patience.” Be seen with us on Instagram and Facebook. See Shelby and her film "Tightly Wound" on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Why Waiting Until 25 To Lose My Virginity Was The Best Decision I Could’ve Made Guest: Shelby Hadden Host: Miranda Wylie Producer: Myrriah Gossett Music by: Solid State Dream Suit||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#6 Jae Graham: Making change in our community||Seen as “just a girl” in a male driven industry, Jae Graham, co-owner of MaryJae Smoke Culture, is shifting the identity of the smoker by elevating the cannabis retail experience and promoting the benefits of CBD. With the motto “ask questions, discover new things, enjoy,” Jae mothers her customers much like she mothered the alcoholic family she was adopted into. Be seen with us on Instagram and Facebook. See Jae and her shop MaryJae Smoke Culture on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Guest: Jae Graham Host: Miranda Wylie Producer: Myrriah Gossett Music by: Solid State Dream Suit||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#5 Ebony Stewart: With fewer questions||Ebony Stewart, a touring poet, playwright, and sexual health advocate, discusses a Seen List centered around the roles of artist and audience. What if part of the performance is the illusion of not falling apart? With “depression the star of every poem,” Ebony’s struggles with fans’ curiosity, feeling “the artwork should be enough. What I shared should be enough.” Be seen with us on Instagram and Facebook. See Ebony on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Merch and books like HOME.GIRL.HOOD. Guest: Ebony Stewart Host: Miranda Wylie Producer: Myrriah Gossett Music by: Solid State Dream Suit||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#4 Carina Magyar: They call me Mom||As a comedian, Carina Magyar has a mission to be visible as a trans woman. That doesn’t mean she has given up her right to “shed personal identities to get day-to-day work done.” Owning a Seen List of identities that have been assigned to her, Carina discusses her journey to motherhood, bathroom politics, and meanness as a political tool. Be seen with us on Instagram and Facebook. See Carina on Instagram and Twitter. Guest: Carina Magyar Host: Miranda Wylie Producer: Myrriah Gossett Music by: Solid State Dream Suit||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#3 Whitney Stafford: I'm the solution||Two words repeatedly used during 2016 election coverage stung Whitney Stafford with truth and clarity: “gaslighting” and “bully.” Whitney’s Seen List reveals a history of being bullied by her brother, ignored by her family, and only recently having a conversation with her Trump-supporting father in which she felt acknowledged and seen. As Whitney describes it: “the scoreboard was gone.” Be seen with us on Instagram and Facebook. Guest: Whitney Stafford Host: Miranda Wylie Producer: Myrriah Gossett Music by: Solid State Dream Suit||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#2 Justin Simien: A storyteller with questions, not answers||Justin Simien is a writer and storyteller. He wishes his Seen List ended there. Instead, Justin recalls a youth of isolation as “the only black kid” in grade school and his later role as a “blaxpert” in workplaces. Justin and Miranda discuss race in the workplace and how snap judgements limit our ability to see the intricacies of one another’s lives. “People think they know who I am based on the title of my work” explains the creator of “Dear White People,” a movie turned Netflix show. Because of the controversial nature of his work, Justin is perceived as a cultural commentator with answers, but he prefers to been seen as a storyteller with questions. "Dear White People" returns to Netflix May 4th, 2018 Justin's Spotify Playlists See Justin on Instagram and Facebook. Be seen with us on Instagram and Facebook. Guest: Justin Simien Host: Miranda Wylie Producer: Myrriah Gossett Editing by: Sarah Kaye Mohammad Mixing by: Andrew Mohammad Music by: Solid State Dream Suit||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#1 Nikki DaVaughn: #fatandblackinTexas||Seen as a sassy singer because of her size and race, Nikki DaVaughn shares what it is like to deal with stereotypes on an ongoing basis. Nikki postulates on the reasons why she is unseen by men of the same race. And it is with boastful pride that Nikki uses the hashtag #fatandblackinTexas. Fat Bottom Cabaret Guest: Nikki DaVaughn Host: Miranda Wylie Producer: Myrriah Gossett Editing by: Sarah Kaye Mohammad Mixing by: Andrew Mohammad Music by: Solid State Dream Suit||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing: The SEEN Podcast||Welcome to The SEEN Podcast. In this season one preview, host Miranda Wylie takes you through her Seen List as she works to fulfill her desire to answer the questions: How do others see me? How do I want to be seen? Hosted by: Miranda Wylie Produced by: Myrriah Gossett Music by: Solid State Dream Suit||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A diverse roster of guests (across race, class, ability and gender identity lines) meet with Miranda, an incisive, warm and articulate host bent on uncovering the answer to the question, "How are you seen?" Miranda discusses with each guest the intersection and sometimes tricky conflicts between their specific identities (how they are seen) and their deeper selves (who they actually feel they are). Deeply relatable, insightful, and groundbreaking work. Highly recommend a listen!
Fearless and Fresh
Wow. I’m so excited about this fresh podcast tackling tough issues with humor and personal stories. Can’t wait for the next episode. 👍❤️
Exactly the conversations we should be having right now!
I love the honesty and vulnerability in these conversations. Miranda is asking the questions we should all be asking one another right now and demonstrating our human capacity to listen and hold space for one another as we move through this world.
I so appreciate Miranda's voice and the voices she's amplifying in these conversations!