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Be Well Sis: The Podcast

Apr 25, 2024

Anna shares insights into her upbringing and the influences that led to the creation of Second Sunday, providing a glimpse into the world of black Lutheran and missionary Baptist churches. Tune in to learn more about Anna's journey and the significance of Second Sunday in addressing important narratives within the church community. She emphasized that religion is often associated with control and power, historically being used as a system to control people and exclude marginalized groups. 

About Second Sunday: Second Sunday is a podcast about Black queer people finding, keeping, and sometimes losing faith in the Black church. Join hosts Darren and Esther, as they take turns exploring the journey of each guest as they navigate religion, spirituality, culture, and identity.


Guest Spotlight: 

Anna DeShawn is a Chicago-born social entrepreneur who builds digital media platforms that center & celebrate BIPOC & QTPOC creatives. She received her bachelor's in radio/television production from Drake University and then went on to receive her master’s in communications from Ithaca College. Anna spent 12 years in the digital media space producing webinars and virtual events for government and corporate clients alike. Media has always been Anna’s passion so she turned her passion into a reality when she founded E3 Radio, LLC. E3 Radio is an online radio station playing queer music & reporting on queer news in high rotation with an intersectional lens. Most recently, she co-founded The Qube, a curated app of music & podcasts by BIPOC & QTPOC creatives. Anna is determined to ride media into its next era by utilizing online radio streams to play the music & tell the stories that deserve to be heard.

How to connect with Anna:

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