Unpacking the Oreo Complex with Kristin Iris

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In this episode, Kayla chops it up with Kristin Iris!

Kristin Iris is a Film Producer, Speaker, and Coach helping Black creatives cultivate liberation, joy, and power through deep personal work and Black creative expression. In helping Black folx dismantle their internalized oppressions and stand in their power she works in particular on healing “The Oreo Complex” - the idea that you aren’t Black enough.

As a creative she shares powerful messages through her writing (currently working on a novel and a screenplay) and her podcast Melanated Rising which is meant to inspire, uplift, and ignite Black creatives while changing the narratives around Blackness. She is also a Producer at MegaMind Media a Black-owned feature film and television production company.

Her mission, whether in her art, coaching, or speaking, is to challenge and break down oppressive power dynamics and systems by inspiring and igniting Black folx into their greatness and their capacity to make great change in the world.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Unique obstacles Black entrepreneurs and creatives face

  • Understanding and dismantling The Oreo Complex

  • How to start unpacking the learned and unhealthy behaviors and thoughts

  • How to come from a place of power vs a place of fear

  • And so much more!

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