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A podcast for all those socially conscious moms. I'm a black mom, raising black kids in a white world and this podcast is about the funny and not so funny moments that come with being a person of color in today's world. This is real talk about social issues, black and brown lives, black hair, relationships, mommy'ing through those terrible three's (yes I said three's), parenting kids of all ages and all the fun that comes with motherhood... all discussed with a twist of color.
 
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Dear Mama, When it comes to Black Maternal Health, our work is not over when Black mothers survive and the child is born alive. Black maternal health should not fade into our peripheral because Black Maternal Health Week has passed In this episode we discuss being invited to do an art installation for Round 50 of Project Row Houses that centered Bl…
 
Dear Mama, Come celebrate with us. Celebrate this beautiful mothering journey. Celebrate with us the powerful legacy of Black motherhood that always offers healing, is abundant in creativity, and expands liberation. We are celebrating Women’s History Month by elevating the radical work of mothers raising transgender children. In this episode guests…
 
#DearMama We have a right to explore all the ways to tap into our freedom. Motherhood should be an opportunity, an experience, a journey of expansion. Liberation is about breaking down any barrier that binds you, even borders. We must always be willing to do whatever AND GO wherever we can to be free this lifetime. SYLLABUS Church Announcements/Pra…
 
#DearMama, in the year ahead, we are calling in love, joy and feelings of belonging. We wish for you tranquility, security and the unshakable knowing that you are enough. Just as you are. Your life is not for the purpose of comparing to others. Your life is your own and you are your own best thing. Join Intentional Living Coach, Community Organizer…
 
#DearMama, don't think it peculiar or strange to have #liberation heavy on your mind in this season. We're leaving an old year behind and naturally, it's got us yearning to be untethered. It's got us wanting to feel new. We feel strong, full of possibility and brimming with hope, daring to believe that going forward we can do what we were never abl…
 
#DearMama You have a right to rest. You do not have to earn it. You ought not have to fight for it. You are worthy of this and so much more. ⁣ Join Jasmin Forts for #MeditationWithMamas experience that we need right now! We know you're busy being everything to everyone but take a moment to listen to this. Jasmin is the self-proclaimed AntiHustle Pr…
 
#DearMama, sometimes you just need to gift yourself with a deep whoo-sah!⁣ ⁣ Put yourself on time out, go to an empty room or a quiet corner, and just allow your chest to expand with breath. ⁣ ⁣ Feel gratitude. Feel frustration. Feel whatever it is that you need to feel for that moment, without self-judgment.⁣ ⁣ Allow yourself to simply be.⁣ ⁣ Exis…
 
#Dear Mama Exhale. Amen. Ashe White folk gon white folk & patriarchy is a helluva drug. We all we got and thank God we got each other. No one is coming to save us because we have the creativity and brilliance to save ourselves. So let's approach this election as an opportunity to be imaginative. As we head to the polls and anticipate the outcome of…
 
#DearMama, Your gifts will make a way for you. Speak into existence all you desire for yourself, your community, your children, your friends, and your family. Declare for yourself how you will be fulfilled by your work. Show up in the fullness of your authentic self and allow your talents to bless the world. In this episode #BlackMamaMagic + #Aggie…
 
#DearMama we need to make time for joy and create space to celebrate ourselves and each other. Let's throw our heads back and laugh from our bellies. Let's be free amongst each other. Let's affirm our sisterhood. Let's shine. ⁣ In Episode 34: Black Mama Love, we celebrate our favorite Black mamas of television, film, and literature as well as discu…
 
#DearMama we were lied to when we were told that children were to be seen and not heard. Many of us were harmed because of that popular notion. Changing oppressive ideologies and false narratives begin with us, in our homes and communities, and often in our own bodies, hearts, and minds. Now is the time to allow your inner child to speak. Listen in…
 
Bellamy Shoffner is a social entrepreneur, writer, blogger living in Charlottesville. Bellamy and I first connected for the podcast, a few years ago to discuss her magazine Hold The Line. That first conversation has turned into annual check in’s- as we both navigate Black motherhood and social activism. In this conversation Bellamy and I chat about…
 
#DearMama, though you may often feel out of place know that you are exactly where you belong. No matter what borders you cross or which ones crossed you. Whether the moves you made were by choice, under duress, or by force. You may look for a place outside of yourself to call home but home is within you. You have a right to be here. The land beneat…
 
#Dearmama it's time to tune in to your creativity with intention. It's time to liberate yourself from the false and often unattainable ideas of how your creativity is SUPPOSED to look. It's time for you to #decolonize by divesting from #grindculture, ableist productivity ideology, formulas, and comparison. It's time for you to rediscover the joy in…
 
#DearMama When civilizations fall, art remains to tell the story. The story we want to remain for this moment in time is our love for you. #Juneteenth reminds us that our culture is a magnificent love story. Thank you to Shaira Lanice & Anya Doula for lending your voices. Invest In Us! Don't just listen, subscribe Share with at least one person Fol…
 
#DearMama This is our offering to you. Speak life into yourself. Love on yourself. Be kind, gentle and compassion with yourself. Remember your humanity. We have more than our blood and blood of our children to offer. As the founder of Black Mom's Guide to Calm, Jamie Fleming works with mamas (and women) who are tired of being burned out, stressed o…
 
#DearMama: Surrender. Surrender is trusting. Surrender is knowing where you stop and a higher power begins. Surrender is opening your arms to allow what you need to find you, hold you and nurture you. This meditation is lead by our very own Thea Monyee and a concrete tool for rest and replenishment. Thea is the one of the cohost of #DemBlackMamas &…
 
#DearBlackPeople Birthing in a supportive chosen environment should not be othered or a privilege. It should valued as the norm. Whether we give birth or not we should all be connected to the experience. We should all be fighting for Black birth persons to be empowered to articulate and unapologetically create the birth experience we want long befo…
 
#DearMama You are worthy of a reset. A second chance. A shift. This month's meditation is lead by Anya Willoughby and a concrete tool to transform a moment & realign your energy. Anya works as a birth doula in the Greater Houston area and host of Intercultured Podcast. She worked as a nurse for over 15 years in women's health services. Anya became …
 
#DearMama especially my creatives mamas, create your thing, that book, that script, film, podcast, whatever, use social media, don't let social media use you, shoot your shot & then check your DMs because that's how we got the guest for this episode! In this episode we speak with writer, director DeMane Davis. DeMane is a proud product of the #AvaE…
 
It's #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHealingMonth and we are so excited to kick of #MeditationsByMamas lead by Black mamas who want to help us maintain in alignment with healing, creativity and liberation to manifest joy and abundance. Our first mediation is a Full Moon/Shedding Meditation lead by Stepha LaFond. Stepha is a motherhood transition coach who…
 
This week, I am chatting to Nefertiti Austin. Author of Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender and Parenting in America. Stay tuned at the end for a preview of part two of our conversation. I also reference the group Parents of Black Children. You can learn more here: www.parentsofblackchildren.org…
 
I'm so excited to bring you Season 4 of the podcast. This is a mini epsiode. Just an introduction to the season and a special chat with the little madam! She drops some home truths on this woke mommy. I referenced the advocacy group I started with a number of amazing Black moms, - check out the website. If you are interested in starting a chapter -…
 
#DearMama If you’re feeling like you’re in quicksand, disconnected, or running on empty, then this is the episode for you! It is a reminder to not to limit spirit, that spirit is in EVERYTHING and we must continue to dig deeper for a higher connection. In this episode we revisit Episode 4 How I Made It Ova, recorded two years ago and evaluate our s…
 
Dear Mama, Take a trip with me back to when you read your first book by Terry McMillian, E. Lynn Harris or Eric Jerome Dickey and their names & their characters names rolled off our tongues like family members. These authors wrote Blackness without explanation or apology. In these books we were allowed to love, fail, explore, and soar without the w…
 
Dear Mama: Let all the myths of motherhood crumble at your feet. Dig motherhood out from under the rock of sacrifice. Look at your children and be willing to be a student, be willing to receive. See them as path makers and pathfinders. It is work. It takes presence. It takes an open heart and a willing soul. All the things white supremacy is built …
 
Dear Mama: We believe EVERY BLACK MAMA matters and when we say EVERY we mean EVERY. This episode is dedicated to the mamas giving birth in the belly of the beast of white supremacy, the US prison system, and the birth workers like our guest Doula Chauntel Norris who refuse to sit and wait for the world to change but live the words of Audre Lorde, w…
 
Dear Mama: Let’s take a deep dive past sex tips and tricks, beyond stimulation and center pleasure. Pleasure lasts beyond orgasms. Pleasure pours into us, inspires us and touches our deepest creativity. We’re talking nude yoga, Black porn, weekday sex and kundalini so this is what we call an #EarbudsEpisode meaning this episode contains explicit la…
 
In the Season 3 finale, I continue my chat with Kim Williams, host of the Single Black Motherhood Podcast,gets real about Black Single Motherhood. We chat about the single Black Fathers she ha interviewed, some of her highs and lows as a single mom and her hopes for the future. A few articles mentioned in the podcast can be found here: https://www.…
 
There are so many stereotypes about Single Black Motherhood. In this episode, Kim Williams, host of the Single Black Motherhood Podcast,gets real about Black Single Motherhood. We chat about anti-Black sentiment around single mothers, the challenges and triumphs and we also chat about how stereotypes about Black Mothers, affect Black Fathers. A few…
 
EPISODE INTRO & SHOW NOTES #DearMamas Dear Village. Thank you for loving us, sharing us and engaging with us. Thank you to everyone who sent us questions and showed us some love. Thank you for thinking enough of us to want to hear from us. We are so grateful you want to connect with us. We don’t want Dem Black Mamas to be a presentation or monologu…
 
Jeff Martin, Author, Police Officer, Father and Motivational Speaker chats about his new book, Brothers/Sisters from the 6: Role Models in my Community, the importance of giving back, wh he decided to be a police officer and why representation matters. Jeff is doing amazing work. You can find him at:jeffadmartin.com You can follow him at: IG/FB/Twi…
 
"Hi Auntie" We are talking, aunties in the Black community, particularly Aunties without children of their own, the role they play in the Black family, the complicated family dynamics, the toll that role takes on them and why Aunties are so important to the Black community. This week, I am joined by Judie Powell, a friend and colleague who is an Au…
 
Deuces 2018! On the last episode of the year, we are looking back at Hold The Line Magazine 1 year on, with Creator and Editor in Chief extraordinaire Bellamy Shoffner. Bellamy and I reflect on 2018, we talk about what it is to be Young-ish and creating content for the masses as Black mothers and the toll it takes on us and we chat about white alli…
 
#DearMama Ask for what you want and what you need. Believe you are worthy of help and you deserve to be free. Believe your fave is watching your work and if you send her an email she’ll say “Of course I know your podcast and I’d love to be a guest” Yes Yes Mama! our fave Black Mama Feminist Jamilah Lemieux joins us in the Mac & Cheese segment! Be s…
 
We are all winging it when it comes to parenting. At least that is what I tell myself. This week, I am chatting with someone who isn't just winging it. Samantha-Kemp Jackson is a parenting expert, mom of four, author of the Multiple Mayhem Mamma blog and the Parenting Then and Now Podcast. Her answers to questions like, how do you talk to kids abou…
 
Dear Mama, Thank you for rocking with us for 20 episodes. My, my how we've grown together. This podcast is like our journal. In this episode we're gonna look back at all the moments that helped us grow. We hope you laugh, cry, exhale, learn, and heal. Love, real, free, Black Mama Magic Love, from Dem Black Mamas, Crystal, NeKisha, & Thea SHOW OUTLI…
 
On this episode we are talking mental health and well being...for Black Women. We are droping the 'strong Black Woman' stereotype and getting real about how we can take care of ourselves, put our well being first and just breath. I am joined by Marsha Hibbert, Social Worker and Psychotherapist. http://composetherapy.ca/about/ And Taina Mayberry, So…
 
Last year an elected school board official in Ontario, Canada, called Charline Grant the N-word. Then that official refused to resign and blamed 'old age' and 'dementia' for her use of the N-word. Charline battled the school board until a resignation happened and then she took it upon herself to run for School Trustee. She's a trail blazer, who is …
 
#DearMama Sometimes the armor gets heavy. Sometimes we gotta put down our sword and shield and cry and grieve and hold each other. There is no outline for this episode because we scrapped it. We felt heavy and decided to show up authentic. When we hit record, we had no idea where we were going and releasing this episode and laying bare all of our v…
 
#DearMama In our darkest hour, when our deepest fears come to life, do we bury our head in the bloody wounded sand of America or do we heal? We look back at our first episode, recorded immediately following the 2016 Election, and examine where we are now as opposed to where we thought we’d be and how that election transformed our lives as Black wom…
 
#DearMama Black women are fighting to stay alive while giving birth and Black babies are fighting to be born. No one is coming to save us. We are the ones we've been waiting for and there have been and continue to be brave Black women on the front lines of this fight. Our intention of this episode is to share the importance of Black birth workers a…
 
Dear Mama We often dream FOR our children. What if we dreamed WITH our children? What if we discovered who they are instead of trying to determine who they should become? What if we allowed them to dance outside the box no matter how much it scared us? What if we let our children be free? Our intention in this episode is to share how our personal j…
 
Dear Mama: We know you got dreams. We know you wanna start something, write something, build something, have always had a dream they haven’t given birth to...This episode is for you! We want you to know it ain’t over for you and we refuse to let you believe motherhood is the graveyard of dreams. Thea Monyee gives 7 concrete tips to begin that thing…
 
What’s up Everybody! We’re kicking off the month of July with an oldie but but goodie, a special REWIND episode of Dem Black Mamas. We’ll be dropping new content on the 1st and the 15th of each month. Until then check our most listened to episode Building Mama’s Village. In this episode we discuss the importance of and our different journeys in bui…
 
Three #BlackMamaCreatives (Crystal Tennille Irby, Nekisha Killings, & Thea Monyee) give you all the #BlackMamaMagic your heart can hold as they discuss how to raise free Black children in an unfree world while pursuing their own dreams. #WomeOfColorPodcaastToo #WOCPodcasters #BlackPodcasts #PodcastsInColor #PodsInColor #DemBlackMamas #BlackJoy #Bla…
 
Three #BlackMamaCreatives (Crystal Tennille Irby, Nekisha Killings, & Thea Monyee) give you all the #BlackMamaMagic your heart can hold as they discuss how to raise free Black children in an unfree world while pursuing their own dreams. #WomeOfColorPodcaastToo #WOCPodcasters #BlackPodcasts #PodcastsInColor #PodsInColor #DemBlackMamas #BlackJoy #Bla…
 
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