In this important episode, Dr. MelindaJoy Mingo uses her own journey to talk about the need to find your own identity. A subject she’s passionate about, MJ says, “Identity is not what people call you; it’s what you answer to.”
During the conversation, MJ shared several quotes and resources:
Frederick Douglas: “I prefer to be true to myself even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false and incur my own abhorrence or hatred.”
Phillip Zombardo’s prison experiment conducted at Stanford University in 1971: http://www.prisonexp.org
Documentary about Iowa Teacher Jane Eliott’s “Blue Eyes Brown Eyes” study: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQAmdZvKf6M
“Sometimes it’s not a pedicure we need, it’s not a manicure; we just need a cure.”
“We are like all others; we’re human beings.”
“We’re like some others” (that’s our learned culture).
“I’m like none other.”
It’s not what people call you. It’s what you choose to answer to.