Embarking on a Journey of Identity
A Conversation with Daralyse Lyons on The RebelRebel Podcast
The RebelRebel Podcast, a haven for creative rebels and entrepreneurs, recently hosted an extraordinary guest, Daralyse Lyons. As a biracial woman, author, podcaster, and TEDx speaker, Daralyse shared her unique insights on identity, resilience, and the power of storytelling.
The conversation with host Michael Dargie took us through Daralyse’s life, from her childhood experiences to her current endeavours. One of the most captivating aspects of the episode was Daralyse’s exploration of her biracial identity. She discussed her involvement with the ‘On Being Biracial’ podcast, which she co-launched with Malcolm Burnley, interviewing a diverse group about their biracial experiences. This endeavour, coupled with her upcoming children’s book, ‘Biracial Like Me,’ set for publication in 2025, underscores her commitment to fostering understanding and representation.
Daralyse’s TEDx experience was another highlight of the conversation. Her talk centered on personal versus societal identity, a theme that resonates deeply in today’s diverse and often divided world. The discussion provided a profound insight into how societal perceptions shape individual identities.
What stood out was Daralyse’s philosophy on the importance of storytelling. She believes everyone’s story matters and that listening to others’ stories is as important as sharing our own. This perspective is evident in her work, whether it’s her podcast, children’s book, or her DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) projects and education.
The episode wasn’t just about heavy topics. Daralyse’s love for travel, her preference for beaches, and her experiences in improv comedy added a light-hearted touch. Her improv work with Comedy Sports and Crossroads Comedy Theater, where she indulges in playful creativity, reflects her belief in the power of play and joy in everyday life.
Listeners of The RebelRebel Podcast, especially those interested in identity, storytelling, and creative pursuits, will find Daralyse’s episode enlightening and inspiring. It’s a testament to the podcast’s ability to bring diverse and compelling stories to the forefront, resonating with its audience of creative rebels and entrepreneurs.
For more information on Daralyse Lyons, visit her website On Being Biracial. To catch more engaging conversations like this, tune into The RebelRebel Podcast on your favorite streaming platform.
Remember, in a world of labels and categories, Daralyse Lyons reminds us of the beauty and complexity of individual stories. Her journey encourages us to embrace our identities and share our narratives with the world.