Showing Up in Support of the Black Community (Ep. 690)

Dr. Kia Noelle Johnson
Dr. Kia Noelle Johnson

Dr. Kia Noelle Johnson and Dr. Darren Johnson join Chaya Goldstein to share their experience of what it’s like to be a black person in America today. Together they discuss the impact of overt and covert racism, microaggressions, and digging deep on self reflection to start making internal changes. Darren and Kia share what we can do as individuals and a community to show up in support of our black friends, and be part of the change.

Dr. Darren Johnson

Dr. Darren Johnson is a person who stutters and has been an active member of the New York City stuttering community since 2015. Outside of his involvement in the community, he is a cancer researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and enjoys exploring the city in his free-time.

Dr. Kia Kia Noelle Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston and an ASHA board certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in Fluency and Fluency Disorders with a focus on children who stutter. Her current research interest is in the examination of speech disfluencies in culturally and linguistically diverse children who do and do not stutter. She serves on the ASHA Board of Directors as the National Advisor to the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors to the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing.