025: Identity

06 Apr 2015

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

Max Lucado’s children’s book, You Are Special: A Story for Everyone. Find the paperback on Amazone here.  or the Kindle edition here.

Memorable quotes:MJ

“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.



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