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The Humanize Podcast

S1E4: Our Stories

Two women having a conversation while one of them wears a black hoodie

Are you wondering how a prep school-raised white girl from Boston and a Black man from Atlanta like us teamed up to collaborate on a mission to work towards progression to help dismantle systems of oppression? On today’s episode, we’re bringing you a “getting to know us” episode and diving into the yin and yang that is us, our stories, how we met, and what brought us together on this journey.


We’re exploring:

  • The most important thing each of us learned from our families growing up that helped shape who we are today
  • Courthney’s biggest lessons from growing up in Atlanta that still serve him today
  • The hardest time in his life and how he got through it
  • Courthney’s experience with homelessness as a medical student (and why he feels it was exactly what he needed)
  • The pivot point for him as a doctor that led him to leave medicine and become an entrepreneur passionate about helping people escape poverty
  • What led to Emily’s awakening about her own privilege and how she became interested in social dynamics and working in and with poverty
  • Why pushing past the fear of being wrong is so important in anti-racism work
  • How we actually keep each other safe while doing this work
  • And more!


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