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Shades of Strong® is a conversational podcast holding space for Black women to uncape, unmask & unhide so they can be whatever shade of strong that feels right for them.

Shades of Strong® is a conversational podcast holding space for Black women to uncape, unmask & unhide so they can be whatever shade of strong that feels right for them.

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United States

Description:

Shades of Strong® is a conversational podcast holding space for Black women to uncape, unmask & unhide so they can be whatever shade of strong that feels right for them.

Language:

English

Contact:

6016677352


Episodes

The Journey Towards, Vulnerability, Grace, and Ease

8/9/2022
Contrary to popular belief, Black women are extremely vulnerable. Whether we embrace that vulnerbility with grace and ease is a whole other Story. In today's epiosede Trezelle Morgain takes us on her journey towards grace, vulnerability and ease. She admits getting to a place where she wasble to stand in the totality of who she is was no easy feat, but she was tired of being hyper-independent and hyper-productive. When Covid graced us with her presence, Trezellefound herself feeling stuck...

Duration:00:31:06

Mental Health, Resilience and Post-Partum Depression

8/2/2022
Mental Health, Resilience, and Postpartum Depression often get a bad rap in the Black female community. Mental health because it's highly stigmatized, resilience because Black women are often celebrated for their bounce back game even when it's to their own detriment, and postpartum depression because depression in and of itself is taboo – add postpartum in front of it and it becomes even more taboo. We’re glad "critically acclaimed and born" Sasha Nicole is going against the grain and...

Duration:00:31:04

Being Steady, Present and Free Even When Life Be Lifing

7/26/2022
Life be lifing!!!! How many times have you said that to yourself in a week, a month, a day? Yeah, I said a day because "depending on the kind of life you're living, life be happening (aka lifing) every 30 seconds for you." But, don't worry sis, we got you! My good friend, Chelsea Wallace came through to drop some knowledge on how we can ALL remain steady, present, and free even when LIFE LBE LIFING super hard. "Life is so unpredictable in its routine, you can end up in a position where you...

Duration:00:31:22

Finding Comfort in Sitting with Uncomfortable Emotions

7/19/2022
Sitting with uncomfortable emotions is undoubtedly one of the most challenging experiences you will encounter along life's journey. It’s also one of the most needed to enjoy a life of wholeness and total surrender. I am joined in the virtual studio by one of the most unapologetic and authentic Black women I have met to date. Wendi Dixon is a beautiful soul who has experienced trauma in various areas of her life, but has found comfort, freedom, and peace in sitting with the uncomfortable...

Duration:00:43:32

Season 5 Trailer | Dance to the Beat of Your Own Strong

7/12/2022
SEASON 5 of the Shades of Strong podcast PREMIERES JULY 19TH…and it promises to be ALL THE THING This season we’re showcasing Black women who are daring to do strong differently – Black women who have made a conscious and deliberate effort to give up a life of caping, masking, and hiding in exchange for one of play and ease. After years of playing the role of superwoman, they’re telling society, religion, their family, and friends to kick rocks with no shoes on, because they dance to the...

Duration:00:03:07

DAY 30 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Magical Things Happen When Black Women Heal

11/10/2021
Magical things happen when Black women heal! PERIOD!!! Shirl and Natty are extending an invitation for you to be a part of a close knit sistahood built on love, friendship, support, and accountability. A space where sistas lean on each other in times of trouble and unrest, and dance with each other in times of celebration. Tap into the final episode of Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding series for a conversation about the Sista Circle of Healing, the healing journey, the benefits of healing...

Duration:00:21:32

DAY 29 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Dear Black Women, You Deserve to Heal

11/8/2021
Dear Black women, you don't have to be over "IT" by now. Dear Black women, you don't have to be in a sunken place. Dear Black women, You DERSERVE to be HEALED, EVOLVED, RESTORED. Tap in today's episode as Shirl and Natty share some of their personal barriers to healing, how they veiw trauma and how they moved through the barriers AND the trauma, and are now on a journey of healing that let's them experience life from a place of wholeness and happiness. And be sure to join us in the Shades of...

Duration:00:36:21

DAY 28 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Getting off the Hamster Wheel of Perfectionism

11/1/2021
Sis!!! It's time go get off the hamster wheel of perfection. It is endless cycle of exhaustion to the land of nowhere, and is serving absolutely no purpose in your life. Tap in to this episode to get a few simple strategies on how to give yourself permission to not be perfect. And be sure to join us in the Shades of Strong Facebook Community to share your thoughts with us. The Facebook community is a safe space where you can connect with other Black women and have open and honest discussions...

Duration:00:19:07

DAY 27 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Doing the Work to Heal the Mother Daughter Wound

10/31/2021
If you feel like you’re constantly having to walk on eggshells around your mom – trying not to upset her, if you obsess over getting her approval or being accepted by her, if she’s critical of everything you do and those things are causing you unrest, or if her absence (physically or emotionally) is/was very apparent and that’s causing you discontent, if the very thought of being in her presence causes you anxiety you may have a mother daughter wound. Tap in to this episode as Shirl and...

Duration:00:29:44

DAY 26 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Perfectionism - Mary Jane's Response to Unresolved Trauma

10/30/2021
In today's episode of Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding. Shirl and Natty take a look at some Mary Jane Paul's unhealed trauma and how it contributes to the way she does life. Mary Jane didn't come out of the womb wanting to every area of her life to be perfect -- she didn't come out of the womb want to save all the people. Perfectionism is actually rooted in emotional neglect that usually starts in childhood and follows you into adulthood. Tap in to this episode to hear what they have to say...

Duration:00:15:13

DAY 25 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | DAY 25 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Why Mary Jane (and you) Keep Getting Love Bombed

10/29/2021
How many times have you found yourself asking: Why do I keep attracting men that cheat? Men who don't consistently choose me? Men who are emotionally unavailable? Men with no ambition? You got questions, Shirl and Natty got answers. Tap in to this episode to hear what they have to say about why Mary Jane Paul (and you) keep getting love bombed and often finds herself in unhealthy or dysfunctional relationships. And be sure to join us in the Shades of Strong Facebook Community to share your...

Duration:00:26:17

DAY 24 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Perfectionism, Alignment, and the Pursuit of Love

10/27/2021
If perfectionism is the enemy of happiness, why are so many striving for it?!? WHEW!!! That's a loaded question, right? But the truth is none of us wants to be perfect because perfectionism is too heavy a burden to bear. What we really want is to be LOVED, ACCEPTED, and fully ALIGNED with who we were created to be. In today's episode, Shirl and Natty share pieces of their journey to how perfectionism was ingrained in their lives from childhood and how they escaped it. Press play to hear what...

Duration:00:28:44

DAY 23 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Has Anyone Told You Your Needs Matter?

10/26/2021
Somewhere along life's journey, Mary Jane Paul [like so many Black women] got the message that the needs of others should be prioritized over hers. She went from one unhealthy relationship to the next giving others the very things she was lacking in her life. In today's episode, Shirl and Natty peel back more layers of Mary Jane Paul in an effort to determine what her kryptonite is. Just knowing what you know of Mary Jane Paul, what do you think her kryptonite (the thing that weakens her)...

Duration:00:21:29

DAY 22 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Dear Mary Jane Paul, Perfection ≠ Success

10/25/2021
In today's episode of the Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding series Shirl and Natty welcome listeners to the first day of peeling back the layers of Mary Jane Paul of the hit show Being Mary Jane. Being Mary Jane is a story of a single Black woman trying to balance a busy career, a needy family, and an extremely complicated personal life all while living up to a misguided view of perfection and success. Mediocrity is never an option for Mary Jane. She/s out here in theese news anchor streets...

Duration:00:31:03

DAY 21 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Strategies to Doing Life Without Performing and Manipulating

10/24/2021
Today is the final day of uncaping, unmasking, and unhiding Annalise Keating. Shirl and Natty close it by offering a few strategies to overcome living a life of a manipulator and performer. It's so easy to UNKOWINGLY get caught up in this kind of behavior, but there a is so much freedom and just being you and not feeling the need to "trick" others into meeting your needs. Think about the emotional labor that goes into being a master performer and master manipulator -- the emotional labor...

Duration:00:25:46

DAY 20 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | The Consequences of Hiding Your True Self

10/23/2021
In today's episode of the Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding series Shirl and Natty tackle the topic of what happens when you choose to live a life where you're hiding your true self. Shirl and Natty are both of the belief that hiding your true self is a form of self abuse and encourage listeners to STAND IN THEIR TRUTH and SHINE A LIGHT ON IT. ...but before you can stand in your truth or stop hiding who you really are, you first need to Know who you are, tap in to hear their thoughts on how...

Duration:00:24:19

DAY 19 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | The Consequences of Being a Manipulator

10/22/2021
The UNCAPING, UNMASKING, and UNHIDING with Shirl and Natty is getting real. In today's episode as they start wrapping up peeling back the layers of Annalise Keating, they take a deep dive into the murky world of the manipulator to address some of the consequences of engaging in manipulative behavior. In this conversation Shirl and Natty get honest about being on the receiving end of a manipulator, as well as the mental and emotional effects of the same. But they don't just stop there, they...

Duration:00:27:50

DAY 18 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | The Lack of Emotional Safety and Security

10/21/2021
In today's episode of the UNCAPING, UNMASKING, and UNHIDING series, Shirl and Natty take look at Annalise's lack of emotional safety and the situational or childhood trauma that contributed it to thereby leading her in manipulative and controlling behavior. A few things they explored in this conversation were the varying circumstances that causes feelings of lack of security and safety, how most don't recognize they're engaging in manipulative or performative behavior and how challenging it...

Duration:00:31:33

DAY 17 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Annalise Keating - The Fight to Flight

10/20/2021
In today's episode of the UNCAPING, UNMASKING, and UNHIDING series, Shirl and Natty take a look at Annalise's response to her lived experiences to determine what her trauma response is -- fight, flight, fawn or freeze. While the fight trauma response is about self-preservation and often times vindication, the flight trauma response is about fleeing the situation physically, mentally and/or emotionally. Annalise actually exhibits behaviors of both. So what say you? Tap in to this episode to...

Duration:00:28:01

DAY 16 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Annalise Keating - The Need to Control

10/19/2021
Growing up in an unpredictable or unsafe environment forces you into a space where you feel the need to control everything and everyone. Such was the case with Annalise Keating. In yesterday's episode, Shirl and Natty discussed Annalise's cape and mask as the master manipulator and master performer. In today's episode they chat it up about how her manipulative behavior gave birth to the need to control the outcome of not only life's circumstances, but the need to control those around her as...

Duration:00:28:40