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S3/Epi. 29: Sierra Brown of Melanin Well

S3/Epi. 29: Sierra Brown of Melanin Well

I have been following Sierra Brown’s work for a while and was deeply grateful when she accepted the invitation to be on the podcast. So much of what Sierra shared struck a deep chord in me and I am sure it will do the same 

S3/Epi.28: Ahlia Kitwana

S3/Epi.28: Ahlia Kitwana

Little Black Buddha is currently developing LBB Pathways, which is an App that helps people figure (a) what their transferable skills are and (b) what industries those skills can be used in (c) the opportunity to experiment and prototype different career paths. She is currently holding 

S3/Epi. 27: Interview with Sex Educator, Ashley Cobb

S3/Epi. 27: Interview with Sex Educator, Ashley Cobb

I had the best time interviewing Ashley of sexwithashley.com and I’m s excited to share this interview with you. Ashley is a “Sexfluencer” whose goal is to help women create more intimate, exciting, fulfilling sex life.

She created her personal brand and blog, Sex With Ashley as a tool to help women feel comfortable discussing their sexual desires as well as release all the negative B.S. that holds them back from experiencing the best sex imaginable. Likewise her CBD Sexual Wellness Company, Bedtanicals is on a mission to provide luscious, organic CBD lubrication and increased pleasure to people with vulvas and vaginas.

S3/Epi. 26: Interview with Clarity Coach, Rebecca Thompson

S3/Epi. 26: Interview with Clarity Coach, Rebecca Thompson

Rebecca Thompson is an award-winning international political consultant and Clarity Coach who helps high achieving Black womxn transform their lives from the inside out. She has inspired audiences around the world with her story. From losing her election for State Representative in Michigan by just 6 votes on Election 

S3/Epi.25-Interview w/ Dr. Danielle Drake

S3/Epi.25-Interview w/ Dr. Danielle Drake

(From the Interview) “Dr. Danielle Drake is one of those torch bearers, healers, her open hands offering us tools to remember that our worth, wonder, wholeness and humanity is implied. Regardless of those who lack the soul or substance to acknowledge it. Dr. Drakes scholarship and commitment reminds us that the visionary power of those who have come before us is within us and is needed now more than ever.”

Danielle Drake, PhD is Associate Professor, Program Chair, and alum of the Counseling Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy MA program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University with her dissertation study focused on the use creativity and spirituality among African Americans.

As a result of her dissertation research she developed and conducted an initial validation of the Black Spiritual Creativity Scale. Her post-doctoral internship at Rafiki Coalition focuses on holistic health and wellness in the Bayview / Hunters Point community of San Francisco. Dr. Drake’s clinical work as an Expressive Arts Therapist engages clients in creative writing, music, and visual arts processes.  She uses a liberatory informed theoretical approach that incorporates Womanist (black feminist), and Black/African-centered psychologies with Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and contemplative practices.

Dr. Drake is co-author of book chapter, “Womanism, Creativity and Resistance,” published in American Psychological Association publication, “Womanist and Mujerista Psychologies: Voice of Fire, Acts of Courage.” In 2018 Dr. Drake hosted a conversation with Angela Davis for CIIS Public Programs on Dr. Davis’ life of activism.

As a spoken word artist Dr. Drake is a former Oakland Poetry Slam Champion, and author of Cast Iron Life: A collection of poems and recipes.

S3/Epi. 24: Checking in

S3/Epi. 24: Checking in

S3/Epi.23: Interview with Ree of Fort Negrita (Earth Day Special)

S3/Epi.23: Interview with Ree of Fort Negrita (Earth Day Special)

To learn more about Ree’s work, please visit www.fortnegrita.com

S3/Epi. 22: Interview with Keturah Kendrick

S3/Epi. 22: Interview with Keturah Kendrick

A New Orleanian by birth and New Yorker by choice, Keturah Kendrick has been penning insights about life at the intersection of race and gender for a decade. Aside from her popular blog, Yet Another Single Gal, she has written for The Unfit ChristianThe Not MomNonParents, and numerous publications. A practicing Nichiren Buddhist and secular humanist, Kendrick seeks to widen the narrative of good black womanhood. Much of her work normalizes and celebrates the Black woman who exists outside of the beloved box of gleeful sufferer of fools who sacrifices self for the greater good. She has lived in and traveled across Asia and Africa, relishing in connecting with women of different cultural backgrounds and perspectives on womanhood. Through her ground-breaking podcast, Unchained. Unbothered. and her celebrated memoir, No Thanks: Black, Female, and Living in the Martyr-Free Zone, Keturah centers the joys, pains, struggles and triumphs of free Black women who dare to name and claim a life narrative based solely on their desires and needs.

To find out more about her work, visit her website at www.keturahkendrick.com

Small Self-Care Practices

Small Self-Care Practices

By GaBrilla Ballard Graphic by GaBrilla Ballard(Copyright 2020. All Rights Reserved) As we support ourselves and each other in #flatteningthecure, I want to encourage you to fit in self-care. As many of you, I am home with my children, and it sometimes makes it harder