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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

Three Words for World Mental Health Day and an Update on my baby girl

10/10/2022
I recorded this just before Hurricane Ian but before I could post, Ian hit and we were without power for a few days! So I am releasing on World Mental Health Day instead of a little earlier the way I planned. As the mom of a special needs child I know how important it is to take care of your own mental health if you want to be there for others. I hope this resonates with you. Happy World Mental Health Day!

Duration:00:18:21

Freedom or Arrogance - When You Refuse to Change for Someone Else's Comfort

9/1/2022
I LOVE Tabitha Brown, did I say I LOVE HER?! So, when a comment on Twitter called her choice to refuse to be anything less than what God made her to be was call arrogant by another Black Woman, Auntie Tab let her know it isn't arrogance, it's freedom. You know I had to weigh in! Why would her choice be called arrogant, and why would one Black woman attach that label to another Black woman for such a personal choice? Why does it sometimes feel as though it's tough for us to support each other...

Duration:00:11:45

Five Words to Keep Your Dream from Becoming a Nightmare

8/18/2022
I'm BAAAAACCCCKKK!!! After some much needed time off from the mic, I am ready to share what I've learned, the changes I've made and what I discovered about myself. These Five words made all the difference. Maybe this will help you too!

Duration:00:11:43

A Model at 70? She Did That!

6/10/2022
Meet https://carolyndoelling.com (Carolyn Doelling )who refused to allow society to make her feel invisible after retirement. She decided to add a bit of color to her wardrobe and embrace her natural hair, as her own visual protest. The results, a blossoming modeling career at 70 and the chance to use her platform to help other women see that retirement isn't the end - it's really the beginning.

Duration:00:37:22

On National Missing Children's Day - Tips from the Black and Missing Foundation on Keeping Our Children Safe

5/25/2022
It's an update from Natalie Wilson with The Black and Missing Foundation. Find out what tips she has for making sure our children are safe online. And help me honor them, this month is 14 years of service helping us find us. Wear something orange this weekend (that's their color) and tag them on Instagram @blackandmissingfdn and tell them THANK YOU for their dedication and commitment to our missing. https://www.blackandmissinginc.com/ (Visit their website )to learn more and find out how you...

Duration:00:40:57

My Daughter, My Birthday and My Mental Health

5/6/2022
May is my month ya'll! It's Mother's Day, its' my Birthday and May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I just could not help but start the month talking about why May means so much to me. Find out what's going on with my girl, what I've learned about balance when it comes to dealing with her life and protecting my own mental health. There is one thing I believe is VERY important (maybe two) to remember during mental health awareness month. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! This year my birthday is on...

Duration:00:33:32

REWIND! Your Baby is Autistic - Congratulations! Embracing Your New Normal

4/14/2022
It's Autism Awareness Month and we are talking to Tiffany Hutchinson, a mom with a son on the spectrum. She talks about the rough road getting to a diagnosis, how she felt when she finally had answers and what she thinks are some of the misconceptions many have about children with autism. The experience led her to use her love of writing to write about the experience and from there, she started her blog, A Mama Bear and Her Cub: https://amamabearandhercub.com/author/amamabearandhercub/ April...

Duration:00:47:37

Endometriosis - The Struggle is REAL

3/31/2022
March is National Endometriosis Month and I just could not let the month pass without talking about it. I've talked about the fibroids, but guess what, I had endometriosis too. We need to talk about it more so here goes - more on this part of my journey! Check me out, and click below for a few resources with more information. https://nationaltoday.com/national-endometriosis-awareness-month/amp/ (What is Endometriosis)...

Duration:00:20:39

The Authors of We Are Not Like Them Talk Race and Friendship in the Face of Tragedy

3/24/2022
In the book We Are Not Like Them, two friends, one White and one Black tell the story from their separate perspective when a tragic event involving the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager changes their lives forever. They must face the issue of race head on and talk about uncomfortable feelings and stereotypes around race. Authors Christine Pride and Jo Piazza tell a powerful story and find that in order to tell this fictional but emotional and relevant story, they had to be open and...

Duration:00:37:11

My Surgery Update and Why March is a Month to Celebrate

3/3/2022
I'm BAAAAAACK! it's my surgery update, what I wish I had done differently and the DRAMA after the surgery in recovery. It was a rocky start but thank God I made It! And, guess what ya'll! It's my two-year podcast anniversary! PLUS a quick preview of wha's coming up In My Shoes and with our non-profit...

Duration:00:30:04

REWIND! Our Love Story - Celebrating Black Love

2/11/2022
It's me and my boo ya'll! We are telling our love story for Valentine's Day. Find out what happened when he realized I was just a Freshman, and years later, when we were just about to date and then he moved away. And the day I found out he was getting married!! You will have to listen to find out what happened there! It's Valentine's Day and we are celebrating love on In My Shoes.

Duration:00:53:52

Surviving Cancer, Divorce & Parenthood All at the Same Time

2/4/2022
When Zykeisha Destin began to experience back pain, stomach aches and low iron, she began a year long journey of doctor's visits, blood transfusions and medical professionals who could only guess at the cause as one test after another failed to reveal the cause. And then one day the answer - colon cancer. It was something no doctor thought to test for since she was in her early thirties and had already given birth to two children. Now with Stage 4 colon cancer, she was fighting for her life,...

Duration:00:40:09

REWIND! HGTV's Egypt Sherrod Talks Missing Children of Color and What We Can Do to Keep our Children Safe

1/27/2022
REWIND! In this REWIND episode, Egypt Sherrod talks about what she thinks our community needs to do to bring awareness to the thousands of people of color who go missing every year. Find out what she tells her daughters, what she decided to do last year to make sure she can defend her family and why she thinks more predators believe they can get away with it in broad daylight. https://www.facebook.com/EgyptSherrod/videos/886565595071872/?vh=e&extid=oJTmFMxeJR3iP6HG (Watch her powerful...

Duration:00:31:17

Reflecting on 2021 then... Unexpected Surgery in 2022

1/6/2022
Happy New Year! It's our first episode of 2022. It's just me on the mic, reflecting on 2021 and the surprised beginning of 2022... surgery. Find out what issue I've been dealing with for years that has finally come to a need for another surgery, what I wish I had known when I was younger and what I regret not advocating for earlier. Then, a quick update on my word for 2022 and my upcoming vision board party. Join our FB group for IMS updates, photos and information:...

Duration:00:29:54

REWIND! Faith Over Fear - One Woman's Determination to Conquer Fear and Follow Hear Dream

12/24/2021
Sabrina Tshiamalenge has always loved to cook. A teacher by day she always loved trying new recipes as a hobby and of course, loved cooking for her family in the evenings and on weekends. But one day, a series of events led her to believe God was talking to that inner voice, the one that always wanted to try cooking as more than a hobby but was doubtful that anyone would take notice. Then one day, she made a menu to post on social media, but couldn't bring herself to post it. With a little...

Duration:00:39:37

REWIND! One Woman's Story: Wrongfully Accused, Arrested Over a Three Dollar Pack of Batteries

12/16/2021
This is the story of Elizabeth Leiba, who still lives with the shame of an arrest that wasn't her fault during her days as a student at the University of Florida. After a local drug store accused her of theft, (for a pack of batteries she had purchased) the store refused to admit wrongdoing and for years, she didn't talk about it, until the death of George Floyd and the outpouring of support for Kyle Rittenhouse, a teen charged with killing two men during the protests in Kenosha, triggered a...

Duration:01:02:21

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

12/9/2021
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

It's Just Me- Finding Gratitude in the Storm and Praying for My Baby Girl

12/2/2021
I can't believe it is December! It's been a while since it's just been me on the mic. I figured it was time for an update on my girl and a look back at 2021. So, it's just me this time. Find out what's going on with my girl, how I am planning to push myself out of my comfort zone in 2022, my take on parenting young adults and how I have found gratitude in the don't haves. It's my thoughts on 2021 and my look ahead for 2022. Join our FB community: We are a community of women of color,...

Duration:00:31:28

It's National Adoption Awareness Month - Meet My Niece Charli

11/25/2021
Tonight is Thanksgiving and I am so thankful for the opportunity adoption afforded me. It gave me the chance to grow my family and become the mommy God wanted me to be with the two babies He gave me. I am also thankful for the chance adoption has given my baby sister. She adopted a beautiful baby girl 8 months ago. Today you get to meet her! She has A LOT to say and you can see some of it on our Facebook page. You can follow my suga' mama (Charli) on Instagram: @charlisays2021 And follow In...

Duration:00:36:43

This ICU Nurse Tells Her Story - Fighting COVID on the Frontlines

11/18/2021
Maria is an ICU nurse who was on the frontlines of COVID from the very beginning. She shares her experience and what it meant for her family. Find out what she says was the hardest part for her and the way the NFL showed its gratitude to her for caring for our veterans. And don't forget we are working on our donation challenge for Giving Tuesday to support our non-profit, Sisters Empowering Women, Inc. - Here's the link for you to DONATE TODAY! We've almost reached or goal:...

Duration:00:48:33