Meet Aly, Anurima, and Dierra as they highlight people of color on the University of Michigan’s campus and in today’s popular culture. Join them and their special guest speakers as they chat, snap, and clap-back. Get vulnerable, get comfortable, get real, and get ready to Pass the Mic. 
Episode 1: Identity as Artistry 
In our first full episode, enter our world as we open up about our unanimous and undeniable identities as creatives of color. Together, the three of us explore the intersectionality of our trade and reconcile what it means to wield the double-edged sword of identity, begging the question “how do we bring all of ourselves into everything we do and create?” 
Our POC of the Week: Raveena – an Indian-American singer and songwriter who drops seriously silky-smooth tunes, promoting self-love through her music. We’ve featured a bit of her song, “If Only” in our episode today; give her a good listen on Spotify, Apple Music, and more!  
Episode 2: Valentines of Color 
Happy Valentine’s from Pass the MiC. We are so excited to spread the love from some of U-M’s students of color who speak on their personal experiences with romance, intimacy, dating, and relationships.  What better way to spend the month of February? Featured in this week’s episode:   
Malika Takale (she/her/hers) – 1st generation American, Indian  
Angela Salazar (she/her/hers) – demisexual-ace spectrum, Columbian-American
Saawan Tiwari (pronouns: whatever, life is too short) – Gay, genderqueer, Indian-American 
Sammie Estrella (she/her/hers) – Dominican & Puerto Rican/Afro-Latina/Hispanic, heterosexual 
If interested in participating in a future interview or roundtable discussion, please contact Special thank you to these individuals for sharing their hearts! 
Our POC of the Week to commemorate BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Audre Lorde – a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet who dedicated her creative works combatting civil and social injustices. Featured: “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house” 1984, “Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches” by Audre Lorde.

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