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In My Shoes Stories from Women of Color

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In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes. Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes. Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

Location:

United States

Description:

In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes. Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

Language:

English

Contact:

813-906-0083


Episodes

REWIND! Meet Andrea Dalzell - The first RN in a wheelchair in NYC and a New Millionaire

10/21/2021
Listen to this rewind episode in honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month. Andrea Dalzell (The Seated Nurse on the 'Gram) talks about the struggles of proving she can do her job with her wheels just as effectively as any other nurse. Listen to her story and find out what happened when Good Morning America honored her as a front line hero and worked with a Foundation to gift her with ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Follow her on Instagram: https://instagram.com/theseatednurse?igshid=rlc5b23wodlf

Duration:00:58:24

The Day She Found Out She Had Breast Cancer

10/14/2021
It's a member of my tribe Tam! Talking about the day she found out she had breast cancer and her yearlong journey fighting the disease. She is open, honest, candid, and inspirational. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am so glad that my girl had the courage to step into the light and share her story. Find out why she was alone when she found out, what she had to do about the new job she was about to start, and the advice she gives to any brave woman just about to start her...

Duration:00:40:07

Real Talk with Minda Harts about Workplace Trauma for Women of Color and How to Get Right Within

10/7/2021
Best-selling author Minda Harts talks about her journey to healing and her new book Right Within - How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace. Listen to her talk about how her finger nail polish led to daily racial aggression and the courage she found to insist on the respect and treatment she deserved. Her new book is out NOW! Find it wherever you guy your books and learn more about Minda as an author, podcaster, speaker and advocate for women of color. Check her out and connect with...

Duration:00:37:13

Sis, You Might Need a Booster Shot: Straight Talk from an Infectious Disease Pharmacist

9/30/2021
As the possibility of a booster seems to be becoming a reality, Dr. JAM, an infectious disease pharmacist, breaks down the myths, what we can expect for the future (masks or no masks) and what she's sees in the ICU as more and more COVID patients are admitted. Find out where she thinks we can get the best information about the vaccine and why she says getting emergency use authorization is a lot harder than you might think.

Duration:00:40:43

REWIND! She is Missing Too - When the Black & Brown Go Missing Where is the Media Coverage?

9/23/2021
When the Black and Brown go missing, the alerts, media posts and police updates don't happen quickly. There have been countless examples, most recently the story of Grabby Petito. Her story has made the headlines for weeks and while any missing person is a tragedy, where is that level of coverage and concern when people of color go missing? What needs to happen for things to change? Meet, Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson, two women who set out to make sure our missing family members get the...

Duration:00:39:56

My Daughter Breonna

9/16/2021
In this powerful episode, Breonna Taylor's mom Tamika Palmer talks about her daughter, the night she was murdered and how she is still fighting for those responsible to be held accountable. Find out what she wants people to know about Breonna, how she found out her daughter was gone, what the police didn't tell her and how she is honoring her memory with the foundation that bears her name.

Duration:00:33:45

REWIND! When Someone Tells You this is America, Speak English

9/9/2021
September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, this is the perfect time to give you another chance to hear this episode. Listen to two members of my tribe talk about how they handle it when someone insists that they refrain from speaking Spanish and tell them that this is America and they should speak English. They talk about how they respond and their opinion on why they believe people think it's OK to make such comments. And we have a special guest that joins us too!

Duration:00:34:13

How One Woman's Diary Entry Started a Movement

9/2/2021
When the pandemic hit, Kyra Peralte needed an outlet to express how this new way of living made her feel. So, she bought a simple black and white composition notebook and began to write. After deciding she wanted to share her thoughts with a stranger and in turn, give them a space to write their own thoughts, she found a woman willing to participate. That one woman led to another, and another and today, dozens of traveling diaries are making their way across the globe with more than 1,000...

Duration:00:43:11

What the Cancel Culture is Really About and Why the Mainstream Hates the Word Woke

8/26/2021
It's me and my tribe ya'll! We are talking about the real meaning of cancel culture and why the majority hates the word woke. Both concepts are steeped in the African American culture and were meant to be a way for us to come together and recognize that we are a force to be reckoned with. Listen to what we have to say, send me a shout out and let me know what you think too! And check out the links below to find out what these concepts were really meant for....

Duration:00:57:30

The Hate Dark-Skinned Girls Get is Weird - A 17-year-old's Story

8/19/2021
When Zariyah reposted the simple sentence about the hate dark-skinned girls must endure her mother knew right away that she needed to check in with her daughter. As the darkest member of her family, Zariyah often deals with the insensitive comments about the color of her skin - often from people of her own race. But the 17-year-old said she refuses to let the comments dim her light and her mother says she will always remind her that her melanin is poppin. Find out more about Zariyah, her mom...

Duration:00:43:30

How the Pandemic Inspired One Woman to Follow Her Dreams and Write a Children's Book

8/12/2021
Melissa Toyo had been dreaming about writing a book, but with a family and a full- time job, she could never find the time. Then, the pandemic hit, the world went into lockdown and she suddenly had three extra hours a day that she would normally spend getting to and from work. So she decided to put that time to good use and began the draft of a children's book. After a few ideas she finally found the one that spoke to her and the book Brown is a Beautiful Color was born. Find out why a...

Duration:00:40:25

Sha'carri, Simone, Naomi, Mental Health and the Olympics

8/5/2021
This year's Olympics has been about so much more than the usual medal count. From Sha'carri's disqualification before the games even began, to Simone's brave decision to take a step back and Naomi's return to light the torch and represent Japan in tennis, women of color have certainly been front and center. Take a listen as I talk with two members of my village talk about how we feel about it all. Did Sha'carri deserve a chance to run? Why Simone's decision NOT to compete means more than the...

Duration:00:54:12

Falsely Arrested at 13: Now, Interning in the Juvenile Justice System

7/28/2021
Marie Rattigan was 13 years old. She was riding the bus home when her cousin was assaulted and the bus driver asked the two girls if they wanted to call the police. They said yes, but Maria asked if she could get off the bus while they waited to tell her mother where they were. One minute, the middle schooler was talking to her mom, the next minute, she was being slammed against a car, frisked, put in handcuffs and hauled away in the back of a police car. Totally confused, Marie refused to...

Duration:00:38:53

REWIND! Protecting Your Peace - A Conversation with NAMI Exec. Director Natasha Pierre

7/22/2021
Continuing to honor Bebe Moore Minority Mental Health Month this is a REWIND episode! This was our conversation last year just before World Mental Health Day: We had a chance for another important talk with Natasha Pierre, Executive Director of NAMI Hillsborough (Tampa). NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots organization focusing on mental health, mental illness and advocacy. She talks about the importance of protecting our peace, acknowledging our feelings...

Duration:00:56:57

Minority Mental Health Month - Who Cares for the Caregiver?

7/15/2021
This is a solo episode ya'll. You know I had to talk about Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Month. As I continue to navigate life for my baby girl (who will turn 20 this month!) and figure out how to balance that with my own life, it got me to thinking... who cares for the caregiver? Listen as I give an update on my beautiful baby girl and give you a few tips on how you can make sure that as you care for others, you don't forget to Take Care of You. Join our community for...

Duration:00:32:11

Bonnets and Blankets and Slippers, Oh My!

7/8/2021
The reaction to a video a few weeks ago posted by Monique and her feelings on Black women walking around in Bonnets, Blankets and Slippers started a frenzy on social media. So you know my girls and I had to put in our two cents! Check out what we had to say about this "trend" and how people reacted to Monique's take on it. It's me, Amber Conage of Designs By Lynne and Maureen Greene-James of MGJ Speaks! After you listen, check out my girls! Designs By Lynne: https://designsbylynne.com MGJ...

Duration:00:44:27

How the Murder of George Floyd Gave this Influencer the Chance to Make a Difference in the Craft Industry

7/1/2021
Shar Phillips has been crafting for more than twenty years. She joined social media groups to meet other crafters and things were going well, until George Floyd was murdered. And a space that was meant to encourage creativity began to become a place to use creativity to make offensive and inappropriate comments about Floyd's death. It was clear it wasn't a safe space for women of color. So Shar started her own group, and a year later, she has more than 50,000 women sharing their crafts and...

Duration:00:56:01

I Am Vanessa Guillen

6/24/2021
You have all heard the story. Vanessa Guillen was a vibrant, beautiful 20-year-old soldier who vanished from the Fort Hood Texas Army base. With no real answers from the Army the family began a crusade to find out what happened to Vanessa. Tragically her remains were found on June 30 of last year, killed at the hands of a fellow soldier. Hear her sister Mayra talk about all the family has been through to ensure Vanessa did not die in vain. Currently the family is working to pass legislation...

Duration:00:52:48

Daddy, Daughter and Disability - What It's Like to Be a Girl Dad When Your Baby has a Disability

6/17/2021
It's my hubby ya'll! Joining me at the table to talk about being a girl dad and how he handled the news when her diagnoses began pouring in. Sometimes the importance of a dad is overlooked and for Father's Day, I wanted to shine a light on that special relationship between a girl and her dad. So check out my boo! He has some great wisdom to share and he will talk about the difference between being a boy dad and a girl dad (since we have a son too!). And, you'll find out why it was so...

Duration:00:38:32

When They Tell You Your Natural Hair Isn't Professional

6/10/2021
Meet Brittany Noble, of the Noble Journalist. She was working her way up in TV News, landed an anchor position, then, she had a baby, decided to embrace her natural hair, and everything changed. They wouldn't accommodate her with a place to pump, they took her face off of the promotional billboards while she was pregnant, she wasn't invited to represent the station at events and had her natural hair deemed unprofessional and compared to wearing a baseball cap. Find out what she decided to do...

Duration:00:41:02