Myzie is a Midwesterner, turned Southerner, turned West Coaster and Southerner again. She loves learning history and following politics. She believes propaganda is inherent in any political system but feels a shift lately. She thinks social media has contributed to reducing everyone's attention span and has allowed misinformation to spread quicker than ever before. After years of listening to politicians blatantly lie and bamboozle the people, she finally decided to use her sociology degree and conversations with her bestie Chan to make a difference by informing the public and hopes to broaden listeners' horizons in the process. In the words of John Donne, 'no man is an island' and we’re all in this together. For Myzie, Our Rude Awakening is a way to figure it all out. She hopes you will come along for the conversation!
After years of supporting, debating and educating each other in both the personal and professional, Myzie believes she and Chan have "figured it out!” Kidding! But if you have, drop a line in the comments.
Chan (pronounced Shon) was born in the South (Atlanta), but after decades in New York, the city feels like home to her. You can interpret that to mean she’s jaded, practical and says what she means. She is a reader and researcher by nature but not much of a talker—unless she’s engaged in a long catch-up session with her best friend, Myzie. That is how this self-labeled introvert ended up as a podcast co-host.
In her spare time, Chan likes to travel and volunteers a great deal of her time to women, children and social justice causes. She feels her best when she's doing something to drive change and believes that while we have become so polarized as a nation, progress is often just a conversation away. She thinks we've all been manipulated in some way by biased life lessons, media spin and social media but on a good day, she believes we’re all more alike than we are different. Her hope for Our Rude Awakening is that listeners will join in on the conversation and find community and perhaps, learn to empathize with others whose beliefs don’t align with their own. Chan lives in New York with her husband and their dog. Her pronouns are she/her.