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CWC + Friends: Kathleen Newman-Bremang

Happy #HumpDay, Cowes!

This week’s episode of CWC + Friends will have you #woke and like, realizing stuff. We sat down with Kathleen-Newman Brengman, the most badass writer, and producer, best known for her Senior Editor role at Refinery29 Unbothered. One of our favourite outlets, dedicated to creating a community made for and by black women –  highlighting our strength, power and beauty.

Kathleen joins us today on the pod to share the journey of her extensive career in media production, what she went through to get to where she is today, the lasting effects of microaggressions, the importance of protecting your peace and surrounding yourself with people who put you in check, and some major takeaways from leaders she looks up to.

Kathleen, just like us, enjoys a good TV binge more than any other escape. She dropped these two gems that we can’t wait to watch this weekend after enjoying some time under the sun.

  1. Miss Juneteenth
  2. Judas + The Black Messiah

*Issa Rae is just perma inspo and worth always mentioning 

Kathleen shares her journey from aspiring MuchMusic VJ (IYKYK), to how she was on air for a hot second and why she was taken off air for not being that Black girl. Listen now for how Kathleen went from being afraid of her own shadow to acknowledging her value and worth as a Black woman in the industry.

Don’t believe for a second that we didn’t chat through Kathleen’s coverage of Oprah’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, if you haven’t read her piece “During Oprah’s Interview, Meghan Markle Shared The Moment She Realized Whiteness Wouldn’t Protect Her”, you definitely should. She spills even more tea on her insight throughout today’s episode, click here to avoid missing out.

During our Conversation with Kathleen, we differentiate the misconceptions around representation and celebrating achievements that should be embarrassing headlines and records but instead, they are glorified because of the racism that exists in these defined systems. Kathleen shares the importance of dismantling these systems behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Listen now for all of the tea.

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