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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

Making "Her"Story

1/20/2021
It's Inauguration Day! Listen as my girls and I talk about the importance of today - what it means to us and what we think it means for our daughters and the country. We are dropping this episode a day early because how could we not? It's the day the first woman ever, and a woman of color at that, is the Vice President of the United States! To say we are excited is an understatement. It's my little sis Amber Conage of Designs by Lynne and two of my sorority sisters, Lawanda Harper and...

Duration:00:53:38

Do Women Support Each Other the Way They Should?

1/14/2021
This one has been in the vault for a bit, but the information is so timely. After watching a little series about women of color on Essence.com and the Madame CJ Walker Story (I know that's how long it's been). I wondered about women supporting each other, why doesn't it happen more, why is it important and how can we do better? Listen to me and a few members of my tribe get into this conversation, it's a good one!

Duration:00:46:56

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

1/7/2021
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

It's Just Me - Wrapping Up 2020, An Update on My Girl, Her Battle with Mental Illness, My Hope for 2021 and the One "Resolution" I Just Can't Get Right

12/31/2020
This is a solo episode guys! Just giving you an update on the last few months of my 2020, my girl, her mental illness, what I just realized about myself, my word (one of them at least) for 2021 and the one place I was hoping to see more progress as we go into the New Year. There's also a few nuggets about what episodes you can expect in the New Year! Wishing you all an AMAZING 2021! Happy New Year!

Duration:00:25:17

Pay to Play - Black Women on Knowing Their Worth in Business

12/17/2020
Listen as members of my tribe talk about their side hustles, what they do when people want the hook up and when they began to put a price on what they offer clients in business. It is a great discussion with Maureen, Amber and Ginain. Find out how people reacted when things they once did for free they were now charging for, why they struggled with calling themselves an expert, and how they handle it when in business, clients don't want to pay the price they are quoted. Learn more about their...

Duration:00:54:05

Motherhood, a Pandemic and Race: Meet Dr. Erin King-Mullins founder of Corona Mamas and Featured on the Today Show

12/10/2020
Dr. Erin King-Mullins said she had trouble finding the support and information she needed after becoming a new mom during the pandemic. As she recovered from preeclampsia, struggled with breast feeding and how to keep her newborn safe during a pandemic, she found that finding the information in one place was a challenge. So she created Corona Mamas - a website full of great information for moms in all stages of motherhood, from self-care to emotional support to great recipes for...

Duration:00:41:26

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

12/3/2020
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

An African American Mom Tells Her Story, Loving Three Children - Two White, One Black

11/26/2020
Listen to adoptive mom Collette Eltzroth and her three children talk about the stares, crazy comments and requests for ID as they live their lives. Collette is Black, her son is White and she has two daughters, one White and one Black. She says the questions some people ask leave you scratching your head and wondering if they have ever heard the word adoption. Her children say they were aware in elementary school that for their friends and even some adults, the life they saw as normal was...

Duration:00:32:44

Our Adoption Journey - Me and My Hubby

11/19/2020
It's National Adoption Awareness Month! Listen as my husband and I talk about our journey and how he felt when I told him (while we were dating) that I didn't think having a child biologically was in the cards for me and that I didn't want to try any infertility treatment, I just wanted to adopt. We talk about it all from how the suspicions about my infertility were confirmed after a great deal of pain led me to see my doctor and the doctor's visit we both had to make to convince my doctor...

Duration:00:41:18

How an Elementary School Lesson on Black Lives Matter Divided a Town

11/12/2020
After the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha WI, Melissa Statz's students in Burlington, WI began to talk about the protests that followed. They lived about 30 minutes away from Kenosha and many had family there. Melissa, a social studies teacher, thought it was a good time to talk about racism, Black Lives Matter and why so many people were hurt and upset. What happened hours after she taught the lesson to her fourth grade class was more than she ever expected. Listen to her tell her story.

Duration:00:45:44

What Happens When Black Parents Adopt a White Child?

11/5/2020
Meet Keia Jones-Baldwin, a foster parent and adoptive mom. Listen to her tell her family's story of accusations, questions and strange looks as they raise their children, particularly their youngest son who is White. Keia and her family have had to answer multiple questions about whether or not they kidnapped him or if she is her son's nanny. It's a powerful discussion about race, adoption and the hurdles we still have to deal with in society when all a family wants to do is love a child.

Duration:00:36:28

Meet Gazmin "GG" Mason - The First African American Woman to Win Singles & All-Events Gold in Bowling for the USA Olympic Team

10/29/2020
Gazmine "GG" Mason is a powerhouse and inspiration to young Black girls everywhere who may want to breakthrough in a sport or industry where there are few people who look that they do. GG talks with In My Shoes about her career as a pro-bowler, what it's like to see very few people who look like her in the sport. She discusses how she got started, what she hopes to achieve and why she believes the sport sometimes doesn't get the respect it deserves. Learn about GG and what she stands for and...

Duration:00:41:41

Black Women Bearing Arms

10/22/2020
Listen to three women talk about their love of shooting, the gun range and why they decided that this was something they are truly passionate about. Find out what happens when people find out that one of my guests owns a gun range and is a pastor. And what happened the very first time another guest picked up a rifle. And listen to ya girl (ME) talk about my decision to get my concealed weapons permit and my first time at the shooting range. It's a fascinating conversation about these women...

Duration:00:37:53

Speak Spanish, Please!

10/15/2020
Listen to two members of my tribe talk about how they handle it when someone insists that they speak English because we are in America. 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

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

10/8/2020
On the heels of World Mental Health Day (Sat. 10/10), we have 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 during this tough time (pandemic, social unrest, job loss) and being unapologetic about meeting our own...

Duration:00:56:57

Meet Dr. Maya Warren - An African American Female Ice Cream Scientist

10/1/2020
Dr. Maya Warren loves all things ice cream. She has studied the science behind it, she eats, sleeps and lives it. And she may be the only African American ice cream scientist in the United States. And she is a winner of the Amazing Race! Listen to her story, find out when she realized ice cream was her passion and what she is working on now. It's a really fun interview, and just the pick me up we all need right now. *NOTE: this interview was recorded a few weeks ago hence the reference to...

Duration:00:52:03

Battle Fatigue - Still Dealing with Racism and a World that Seems to Hate Us

9/24/2020
It's my girls ya'll, back for a very important discussion. We are talking about what I am calling Battle Fatigue. It seems like almost everyday there is a new incident of racism and hate speak against people of color. I feel tired, drained and some days it's hard to be optimistic. In short, I feel like I am doing battle. So, I wanted to know if I was alone in how I'm feeling and invited my tribe to chime in. We are all feeling the strain, trying to keep it together while dealing with the...

Duration:00:56:40

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

9/17/2020
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

Black, Brown and Missing

9/10/2020
Hear from the founders of the Black and Missing Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding the missing family members of people of color. This is an important conversation about what we need to do if a loved one ever goes missing. Find out why so many young people of color (under the age of 18) go missing without an Amber Alert. Learn more about the services the organization offers families and what we can all do to help. http://www.blackandmissinginc.com/...

Duration:00:40:37

HGTV's Egypt Sherrod Talks About Her Passion to Bring Awareness to the Missing in Communities of Color

9/3/2020
Listen to Egypt Sherrod talk 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. Watch her powerful message: https://www.facebook.com/EgyptSherrod/videos/886565595071872/?vh=e&extid=oJTmFMxeJR3iP6HG Follow Egypt on...

Duration:00:30:25