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Being a woman is hard. Being a women of color in the 21 century is even harder. Listen as Ritha Pierre takes you on a journey through FREEda’s World. A platform where women of color can have open, honest and candid discussions about our experiences being women of color both in and out of the workplace. Here, we discuss the pressures, the expectations, the highs and the lows. We talk about all of it right here! So if you are down to laugh, cry, engage in real talk and just celebrate women, grab your glass of wine, apple cider, tea or whatever it is that you drink and join in!

Being a woman is hard. Being a women of color in the 21 century is even harder. Listen as Ritha Pierre takes you on a journey through FREEda’s World. A platform where women of color can have open, honest and candid discussions about our experiences being women of color both in and out of the workplace. Here, we discuss the pressures, the expectations, the highs and the lows. We talk about all of it right here! So if you are down to laugh, cry, engage in real talk and just celebrate women, grab your glass of wine, apple cider, tea or whatever it is that you drink and join in!
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Being a woman is hard. Being a women of color in the 21 century is even harder. Listen as Ritha Pierre takes you on a journey through FREEda’s World. A platform where women of color can have open, honest and candid discussions about our experiences being women of color both in and out of the workplace. Here, we discuss the pressures, the expectations, the highs and the lows. We talk about all of it right here! So if you are down to laugh, cry, engage in real talk and just celebrate women, grab your glass of wine, apple cider, tea or whatever it is that you drink and join in!

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Episodes

Ep. 41: Get Out of My Uterus!

5/22/2019
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Welcome Back FREEda Fam for another episode of FREEda's World! Tis the season for everyone to be in your business. The sun is out, the weather is getting better and people are nosy! Why is it that men and women a like, love to comment on a woman's ability and willingness to have children? This week I am talking about the pressures professional women of color face when it comes to getting married and having children. Many of us have mapped out our lives. We have clear goals. We have a path....

Duration:00:43:18

Ep. 40: How To Be Present At Work While Dealing With Loss

5/15/2019
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This week we are talking about loss. Many of of us have experienced loss at some point in our life. It is not easy and depending on who you lost, the impact on your life can be debilitating. I lost my grandmother in 2013. she raised me as her own. She was my everything. I literally never conceived a life without her. So when I lost her, my world literally fell apart. I was broken and if I am being honest, I still am broken. Over the years the grief of losing my grandmother, has really took...

Duration:00:56:24

Ep. 39: Stop Thinking Like An Imposter

5/8/2019
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This week I am joined by my good friend Jellisa Joseph. Jellisa was recently nominated for a prestigious award. She was so excited for the nomination. However, instead of basking in excitement, the first thought that came to her mind was "do I deserve this". This form of self doubt is very common amongst professional women of color. We do it all the time! But why? Why do we have such an issue with accepting accolades and awards? Why can't our first inclination be, "wow I did it! I knew I...

Duration:00:47:59

Ep. 38: #Surviving Your Loved Ones; Recap of Sexual Assault Awareness Event

5/1/2019
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This week I am recapping last night's event hosted by FREEda Women NYC, #Surviving Your Loved Ones. This event was informative and insightful. Thank you CAMBA Inc., The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office and Auscension Advocacy for being part of this important discussion. And big thanks to everyone who attended the event. Tune in as I highlight some of the important takeaways from last night's discussion. Announcement: FREEda Women NYC is having it's mother's day sale. Enjoy 50% off...

Duration:00:36:01

Ep. 37: The art of no

4/24/2019
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FREEda Fam! This week I am talking about the art of no. Often times we do this thing where we say yes to everything. We say yes to more work, we say yes to our bosses, to our co-workers, our friends family, we never say no. Some times you just have to say NO! Why? because you are not a machine. Saying yes all of the time has consequences. It can hinder your ability to complete your given tasks. It can cause you to burn out. It can make you sick. With all of that being said, I know it is...

Duration:00:42:18

Ep. 36: From public to private; Feat. Marly Marcellus- Laurent, Esq.

4/17/2019
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This week I am joined by my dear friend and forever work wife, Marly. Listen in as Marly takes us through her journey from being a city government employee to now working in the private financial sector. Many of us want to take the leap from from public to private and vise versa, but we are apprehensive because we fear the unknown. Tune in as Marly shares the steps that she took to land a job that she never thought she would obtain. Announcements FREEda Women NYC will be hosting an event...

Duration:00:53:46

Ep. 35: Working through disability ft. Dianne S. Esq.

4/10/2019
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This week I am joined by my dear friend Dianne. Dianne and I met at Fordham University School of Law (Big shout our to Fordham!) in the Fall of 2008. We were placed in the same first year section and from that point on we became sisters. Imagine going through 3 years of law school, (a portion of which was spent enduring dialysis)and studying for the bar examination, only to be advised that you cannot work. Tune in as Dianne and I look back and discuss her journey with Lupus and her...

Duration:00:45:31

Ep. 34: Silence your inner critic

4/3/2019
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This week we are talking about our inner critic. We are all critical of ourselves and sometimes its necessary. However, when the inner critic goes rogue, it is time to shut it up. On this episode we talk about the inner critic, negative self talk, and the different things we can do to silence our inner critic. ***FREEda'a World podcast is powered by FREEda Women NYC, an accessories and apparels brand that uses fashion to help professional women of color reach their full potential and achieve...

Duration:00:39:00

Ep. 33: Office Showdown; Parents vs. Childless Employees

3/27/2019
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This week we are talking about another office showdown. Parents vs. childless employees. Tune is an I discuss some of the issues that arise when parents call out of work to tend to their children, how childless employees feel about it, different ways Employers can remedy this issue and what you as an employee can do to raise awareness if your Employer is oblivious to the issues. ***FREEda'a World podcast is powered by FREEda Women NYC, an accessories and apparels brand that uses fashion to...

Duration:00:35:56

Ep. 32: Stop networking and start connecting!

3/20/2019
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Spring is literally in the air! And you know what that means. It's time for a metamorphosis. Many of us are wanting to burst out of our cocoons and become butterflies. We are ready for that change, but we feel so stuck. How can I begin to make a move? Where are the opportunities? Trust me, I am right there with you. But one thing I have learned is that we have to get out there and open ourselves up to opportunities. Networking is important, but connecting is key. Tune in as I discuss...

Duration:00:36:58

Ep. 31: Single mothering while working

3/13/2019
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This week we are talking to the single mothers! Being a single mom is hard ya'll. Sometimes I want to cry. Being a working single mother is even harder. It is an emotional roller coaster. How do you deal when the single mom struggle is too real, but you still have to report to work and be productive? I am still figuring this out, but I found a few things that are helping. Even if you are not a single mother, I think you will find the show to be somewhat entertaining and informative. For all...

Duration:00:36:38

Ep. 30: Turn your water into wine! How to survive a bad performance review.

3/6/2019
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It's performance review season! *Cues weird danger music* Performance reviews can be the source of great anxiety. Even if you are a stellar employee, having to sit in a room with your manager, listening to them dissect your work performance can be a little uncomfortable. This week I talk about how to survive a bad or unsatisfactory performance review. Tune in as I share one of my war stories as well as discuss some ways to rise above your negative review. Remember, it is not the end of the...

Duration:00:37:25

Ep. 29: #Survivingthebosslady

2/27/2019
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This week we are talking about dealing with female bosses and workplace bullying. ~~Women empowerment has become such a movement and such a trend lately. But for some reason this trend has not quite made it to the workplace. ~~Why do women feel like they have to compete with each other in the work place? What triggers this type of negative behavior? How can you, the victim protect yourself from the boss lady? How do you move forward and inspire other women in an environment that does not...

Duration:00:38:47

Ep. 28: I am not my hair! Or am I?

2/20/2019
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Today we are talking about the recent NYC ban on discrimination based on hair! The NYC Commission on Human Rights specifically asserts the right of people to have "natural hair, treated or untreated hairstyles such as locs, cornrows, twists, braids, Bantu knots, fades, Afros, and/or the right to keep their hair in an uncut or untrimmed state." -NY Times This is a huge step in the right direction! How many of you all have been victims of race discrimination by way of hair? On this episode, I...

Duration:00:33:45

Ep. 27: Guess Whose Back!

2/13/2019
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We are so happy to be back! This episode is pretty much to catch you all up to what we have been up and where we plan on going! We want to thank you for all of your continued support along this journey! If you haven't done so already, please subscribe!

Duration:00:34:52

Ep. 26: Protect your sanity!

5/31/2018
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This is our last episode for season 2. Thank you so much for your continued support on this journey. We hope you enjoyed this season and look forward to your return for season 3! We are taking a little siesta but will be back in July! On this week's episode, our host Ritha drops some serious gems. Listen as she recaps and expands on some major points discussed on our last few episodes concerning self love and self care. This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Shivonne Odom the founder of...

Duration:00:22:33

Ep. 25: Oh Baby!!

5/17/2018
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Childbirth is a beautiful miracle...until it's not. Sit up and take notice as our founder and guest, health and wellness coach, Thamar Ferdinand, discuss the not so miraculous parts of childbirth. Mental health, mortality rates , doulas, self care. Get ready to hear it all. Join the conversation and share your stories/perspectives on mental health and pregnancy below. We are on a roll for both Haitian Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month! This week's FREEda Woman of the week just...

Duration:00:54:45

Ep. 24: Out of the mouths of babes

5/10/2018
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This week's special guest is extra special. Jadiah is the 11 year old son of Ritha Pierre. Listen as he shares his thoughts on how his working mom affects him and his life. This is a must for working parents. In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Marline Francois! Not only is she an amazing Haitian American woman, She is an amazing licensed clinical social worker. Marline Francois is also the founder of the Therapist Planner. To learn more about Ms....

Duration:00:43:06

Ep. 23: Sweet Baby Yeezus

5/3/2018
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Get comfortable and listen as we tackle the issue everyone's been talking about. Kanye aka Yeezus aka crazy fool. What's his deal? Is there a need for serious discussion about mental health among black men? What about professional women of color? As we laugh and make memes about Kanye's crazy talk, let's consider our own mental health issues. May is mental health awareness month. A healthy mind will lead to a healthy life. This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Inez Beverly Prosser! Ms....

Duration:00:26:35

Ep. 22: If you not postin, you lurkin

4/25/2018
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Get comfortable and listen as our now frequent guest, Lolo and I discuss the pitfalls of engaging in social media as a professional. It can't be avoided but where is the happy medium? How do you guys balance your social media presence with your professional profile? This week there is no FREEda Woman of the week, but there is a FREEda Women of the week! This week we are celebrating all you ladies out there! Thank you so much for all of your love, support and encouragement! Enjoy your week!...

Duration:00:58:15