Today’s guest is Adrienne Thomas. Adrienne is an unapologetically Black educator who hails from the city of Chicago. She is a passionate social advocate with a focus on Black liberation.
While Adrienne is also a powerlifter and musician, her passion lies within classroom education, where her goal is to create inclusive curriculum that truly supports the lived experiences of our diverse students and children.
In this episode, we talk about…
- How the US school curriculum can be more inclusive.
- Why it is so important for all students to learn from diverse curriculum.
- Tangible ways to support educators.
- How inclusion has evolved in the powerlifting space.
- Support Adrienne’s classroom library
- Follow Adrienne on Instagram: @adriennewhoo
- Episode 24: Elevating Marginalized Communities Through Fitness with Maria Rodriguez
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Lestraundra is the founder of Balanced Black Girl and the host of the Balanced Black Girl Podcast. She’s a Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, and natural beauty junkie who loves 90’s R&B, trying new skincare products, and creating recipes in the Instant Pot. She created Balanced Black Girl to provide content and experiences empowering women of color to live well.