Month: June 2020

Catherine Verdon-Diamond: On Fighting Racism Together and Why #BlackLivesMatter

Catherine Verdon-Diamond: On Fighting Racism Together and Why #BlackLivesMatter

Welcome back to the second season of the Erica Diamond Podcast!

Last week, I had a 45-minute conversation with my friend Catherine-Verdon Diamond whom I asked to teach me. Educate me. I hope you will listen and let her teach you too. We have to be deliberate here. 

In case you’ve noticed, I took a little hiatus from recording new episodes of our show. Truth is, COVID-19 put me into such an introspective mode. I have been digging deep for my family AND for myself. COVID also sprung me into my life’s work as a wellness advocate as a life coach and yoga teacher, and I have been busy with that.

But after the killing of unarmed George Floyd, I felt totally outraged, completely horrified. I realized I have a platform, and a voice to hopefully make a difference. What is happening in our country and in my neighbors to the south, takes my breath away. 

Today is about having an honest and candid conversation between two women, a black woman and a white woman, two friends, two moms with two boys, two women in the Quebec public eye, two women who long for an inclusive society where we are all treated equally regardless of our race, or religion, or ethnicity, or sexual orientation, or gender. 

The conversation starts with you, and it starts with me.

So, let’s start it…