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Blue Record Podcast

The Blue Record Podcast

Blue Record Brand Art The Blue Record is the official podcast for Spelman College run by the Social Justice Fellowship Program. It is a collegiate podcast hosted by the women of Spelman College. The mission of the podcast is to critique counterproductive ideologies and discourses that interrupt the mobility of Black women in society. Paying homage to Ida B Wells’ groundbreaking “Red Record," the "Blue Record" will continue to carry the torch of social justice integrity and inquiry through the authentic voices of collegiate Black women. The goal of the Blue Record is to initiate and continue dialogue on intersectional topics through a Black feminist lens. 

As this is a social justice initiative, one of the key aspects of the podcast is utilizing the rich content in the Spelman Archives to incorporate the voices of past students into the conversations we host on the podcast. Additionally, we provide a “book list” for each episode on our website to cite the individuals we are in conversation with and encourage our listeners to explore the topic discussed in depth. From the hosts to the production team, the Blue Record is creatively constructed and produced by Black collegiate women. The Blue Record podcast is housed in Laura Spelman, the Social Justice residence building at Spelman College.

The Blue Record Podcast was established and founded by Social Justice Fellow Kayla Smith, C'2021, and the founding team of the podcast. The podcast produces content year-round, and typically releases new episodes on a monthly basis. To join the podcast team, look out for an email from the Social Justice program (socialjustice@spelman.edu) for a new member application for either a position or an internship — both require an academic term commitment.

To learn more about the Blue Record Podcast, follow us on Instagram and Twitter (@thebluerecord). To listen to the Blue Record podcast, subscribe to us on Spotify and Apple.


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 The Blue Record Team - ( 2022 - 2023 )

Founder

Kayla Smith
Name: Kayla Smith, C'2021
Major/Minor/Concentration: International Studies with a diplomacy concentration

Director

Elizabeth Gowans

Name: Elizabeth Gowans
Pronouns: She/Her
Classification: Senior
Major/Minor/Concentration: History/Food Studies
Fun Fact: I love baking!
 

Host

Sydney Jael

Name: Sydney Jael
Pronouns: They/She
Classification: Sophomore
Major/Minor/Concentration: Political Science with a minor in Food Studies
Fun Fact: Everyone in my family has gone to an HBCU!
 

Host

Alexandra Nelson

Name: Alexandra Nelson
Pronouns: she/her
Classification: Sophomore
Major/Minor/Concentration: Art History Major and Spanish/Curatorial Studies Minor
Fun Fact: I really enjoy concerts and have been to a total of 8!

 

 

Head Archivist

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Name: Tai Livingston
Pronouns: She/They
Classification: Senior
Major/Minor/Concentration: Dance Performance & Choreography/ Film & Visual Culture
Fun Fact: I’ll be the 5th woman in my family to graduate from Spelman.

Director of Public Relations and Communications

Hunter Christopher

Name: Hunter Christopher
Pronouns: She/Her
Classification: Senior
Major/Minor/Concentration: Biology major, Spanish minor
Fun Fact: My favorite song of the month is “I’m Dope” by David Michael Wyatt!

 

 

Tech Ops Director

Annaya Baynes

Name: Annaya Baynes
Pronouns: she/they
Classification: Senior
Major/Minor/Concentration: English and French
Fun Fact: I love DnD
 

Chronicler

Darlene Nawuridam

Name: Darlene Nawuridam
Pronouns: she/her
Classification: Junior
Major/Minor/Concentration: International Studies major / Spanish and Management & Organization Minors
Fun Fact: I love scary movies!
 

Director Of Editorial

Lyric Eschoe

Name: Lyric Eschoe
Pronouns: She/Her
Classification: Senior
Major/Minor/Concentration: Documentary Film
Fun Fact: I’m really good at baking cinnamon rolls
 

Social Media Intern

Josefina Owusu

Name: Josefina (Fina) Owusu
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Classification: Sophomore
Major/Minor/Concentration: Political science and a double minor in writing and theater & performance
Fun Fact: I love 90’s tv shows & music.
 

Co-Social Media Manager

Maya Blasingame

Name: Maya Blasingame
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Classification: Senior
Major/Minor/Concentration: Biology on the pre-med track
Fun Fact: I love listening to podcasts and help with another podcast called In Those Genes.

 

Web Engineering Intern

Briya Philip

Name: Briya Philip
Pronouns: she/her
Classification: Senior
Major/Minor/Concentration: Computer Science major
Fun Fact: I have a twin sister.
 

Editorial Intern

Mauranne Vernier

Name: Mauranne Vernier
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Classification: Junior
Major/Minor/Concentration: English Major
Fun Fact: I love to bake!

 

Brand Artist

Shana Grant

Name: Shana Allysa Grant
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Classification: Junior
Major/Minor/Concentration: Chemistry/Fashion Design
Fun Fact: I love to sing!

 

 

 

Archives Intern

Kyatah Barton

Name: Kyarah Barton
Pronouns: she/her
Classification: Senior
Major/Minor/Concentration: International Studies/French
Fun Fact: I love to read! And one of my fav books is Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
 

Co-Social Media Manager

Delphia McGraw

Name: Delphia McGraw
Pronouns: She/Her
Classification: Junior
Major/Minor/Concentration: Sociology/African Diaspora
Fun Fact: I really enjoy animation!
 

Web Engineer

Olivia Duever

Name: Olivia Duever
Pronouns: she/they
Classification: Senior
Major/Minor/Concentration: Chemistry major, music minor
Fun Fact: I’m a huge fan of The Sims (specifically The Sims 2)
 

Archivist

Alyshea Furman

Name: Alyshea Furman
Pronouns: She/Her
Classification: Sophomore
Major/Minor/Concentration: Political Science/ Philosophy
Fun Fact: I was in a Spike Lee film as a baby.
 

Tech-Ops Advisor

Love Lundy

Name: Love Lundy
Pronouns: She/They
Classification: Junior
Major/Minor/Concentration: Political Science (concentration in urban administration and public policy) | Food Studies minor
Fun Fact: I have 2 EP’s out on all streaming platforms: Jean and Before I Move On!

Brand Artist

Zindzi Griffin

Name: Zindzi Griffin
Pronouns: She/Her
Classification: Senior
Major/Minor/Concentration: Computer Science/ Minor: Mathematics
Fun Fact: I used to do competitive swimming.

Audio Engineer

Zariah Taylor

Name: Zariah Taylor
Pronouns: She/Her
Classification: Freshman
Major/Minor/Concentration: Documentary Filmmaking
Fun Fact: I’m currently binge-watching the Doctor Who series for the third time.

Editorial Intern

Dahlia Tarver

Name: Dahlia Tarver
Pronouns: She/Her
Classification: Freshman
Major/Minor/Concentration: Economics
Fun Fact: I am a coffee and tea enthusiast!
 

Audio Engineer

Sam Porter

Name: Sam Porter
Pronouns: She/Her
Classification: Junior
Major/Minor/Concentration: Comparative Women’s Studies on a Film Track
Fun Fact: I love mangos!
 

Archivist

Macy Thames

Name: Macy Thames
Pronouns: She/Her
Classification: Senior
Major/Minor/Concentration: International Studies, Focus: Cultural Studies Minor: Comparative Women's Studies
Fun Fact: I love dogs and worked at a dog daycare center last semester!
 

Chronicler Intern

Janae Wilson

Name: Janae Wilson
Pronouns: She/Her
Classification: Sophomore
Major/Minor/Concentration: English
Fun Fact: I am a self-taught Makeup Artist
 

Blog Editor

Danielle Jenkins

Name: Danielle M. Jenkins
Pronouns: They/She
Classification: Senior
Major/Minor/Classification: Political Science & English Double Major on the Pre-Law Track
Fun Fact: I am the mother of a 3-year-old cat, whose name is Rudolph Cornelius Jenkins whom I love with all my heart!