Unapologetic Black Woman – Takirra Winfield Dixon

“It’s so important for Black women to own or own tables.” – Takirra Winfield Dixon

That’s just one of the many gems that Takirra dropped in this episode. Takirra is an unapologetic Black woman whose mission is to help other Black women be the same. In this conversation we talk about what it means to be an unapologetic Black woman and why it’s so important for Black women to build their own tables. We also talk about hair, Black spaces and why showing up is so important. We had a great conversation that I think you’ll learn from and enjoy.

Folks are too comfortable thanking us instead of respecting us. - Quote by Takirra Winfield Dixon

Here are the many ways you can learn more about Takirra Winfield Dixon and how you can work with her to help formulate your own voice.

The Grio article:

“Honestie Hodges and the intersectional systemic racism of Black women and girls” – https://thegrio.com/2021/03/16/intersectional-racism-black-women-girls/

Salon Articles:

“Does this smart watch come with an app to deal with casual racism”

“My college’s response to a Nazi march taught me about the “true America” 

“I’m a Black woman, not a “woman of color.” Here’s why I make that distinction”


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Transcript

Speaker 1 (00:00:00):

Are you having trouble sleeping, maybe you’re snoring, or maybe you just don’t feel rested in the morning and you feel like your body still needs a little bit more. Well, if that’s the case, then you should take a listen to our last episode with Currys, like air, where she talked to us about the reasons why we may not be sleeping as well, and especially how that may be affecting the black community. But before you do that, let’s take a listen to this episode with tequila, Winfield, Dixon,

Speaker 2 (00:00:40):

Welcome to diversity dish where we’re dishing on everything. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice related. My name is central and Mariska, and we’re bridging the gap between what needs to be said and what needs to be heard. Those individual experiences that are often ignored or simply dismissed. Sometimes I’m dining alone. Sometimes I’m dining with friends and sometimes I’m dining. I Lockhart, no matter how I’m dining, it promises to be delicious. Let’s dig in

Speaker 1 (00:01:22):

Kira Windfield Dickson served as a political appointee in president Barack Obama’s administration. She’s currently the strategic advisor to president Obama’s U S secretary of education. John B. King Jr. To cure also served for six years as a senior member of Martin O’Malley’s gubernatorial administration. She’s a proud Howard alum, a graduate of the university of Maryland and has experienced as a communications consultant Takirra has dedicated her career to elevating and uplifting stories and the experiences of black women. Oh my goodness. Takirra, I cannot tell you how excited I am to have you on diversity dish. I’m flattered. Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for coming on. I will tell you that I didn’t even know who you were. I don’t think until like the day I sent you a message and said, will you please be on me?

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