For today's episode, we tackle dangerous myths and misconceptions about black fatherhood by interviewing Dr. Lena Green—founder of the Akira Center and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in fatherhood, trauma, and parent-child bonding. During our conversation, we discuss her motivation for pursuing a doctorate (34:10) and why she developed her practice around fatherhood (38:00). We then discuss the realities of black fatherhood and how young dads navigate issues such as intimate partner violence (42:00) and paternal perinatal depression (43:53). Dr. Green then provides insight into how she helps fathers break through silence around their experiences of trauma and anxiety (48:50) and shares success stories from her work with the Akira Center (54:32). We close by having a conversation about research-informed practice (59:00), what you should look for in a therapist (1:00:59), the importance of prioritizing mental health services (1:04:20), reasons to seek therapy (1:06:07), and advice for individuals interested in becoming therapist (1:07:20).
Other Topics Include:
00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne
8:00 - BhD "Oh Lawd" News
30:10- - Introduction of the Topic
33:08 - Learn more about Dr. Lena Green
51:09 - Learn More about The Akira Center
1:12:15 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview
For this episode, Ty and Daphne discuss life, recent news, and politics. After catching up (00:30), the hosts discuss "Oh Lawd" news (03:34), including a mass layoff over Christmas break (4:05), the increase in emergency room visits following the legalization of cannabis in Illinois (6:29), and a bizarre North Korea political crime (8:06). They then discuss recent pop culture debates about love, marriage, and cheating. Specifically, they have a conversation about Mike Tyson's comments on interracial dating (10:04), Loni Love's remarks about cheating among Black men (21:45), the data related to race and faithfulness in relationships (28:25), the factors behind racial differences in marriage rates (33:30), and how gender roles shape marriage satisfaction and divorce (41:34). Ty and Daphne then switch gears by discussing health and the best and worst diets of 2020 (49:42). Next, the hosts have a conversation about the British royal family drama (56:00) as well as Meghan Markle's self-identification and the role of race in her treatment in the British press (58:30). Ty and Daphne wrap up the episode by sharing their thoughts on millennials' limited upward mobility (1:04:30), the latest developments related to the Democratic primary (1:10:15), and tensions between the US and Iran following Trump's decision to authorize Soleimani's killing (1:15:32).