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Geneva Says

Storytelling Podcasts

Personal stories and cultural commentary from Brittany Geneva.

Location:

United States

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Personal stories and cultural commentary from Brittany Geneva.

Language:

English

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Episodes

28: Big Tings

6/5/2023
Guess who's back?! Sharing a few updates on all I've been working on and my next big thing coming July 6, 2023! All the deets at gamenightish.eventbrite.com, follow the event on IG @thenodpresents, follow me on IG @thegenevasays

Duration:00:11:11

27: No New Friends

2/10/2023
Lots of researchers and news outlets are saying we are in a loneliness epidemic. People are losing friends, and more people than even say they don't have any close friends. Can we do anything about it? Or is it just the era of 'no new friends'? Referenced article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2023/01/09/how-to-adult-friends-relationships/

Duration:00:23:11

26: Where Are The Black Leaders?

1/31/2023
I reflect on the emotional toll of witnessing another Black life lost at the hands of police - Tyre Nichols. As this downward spiral of police violence against Black people continues, where are the Black leaders we can look to? Sure we have the NAACP, the National Urban League, Color of Change...but is the community at large really looking to those organizations or their leaders for guidance? Is the era of well known Black civil rights leaders gone, and do we need to try to get it back?

Duration:00:19:17

25: Protecting the Culture

1/23/2023
I talk about how we should think more critically about the ways we expose Black culture in the name of satisfying an ever evolving demand for more and more content. Tweets/trends referenced in the episode: https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1615745850180763648 https://twitter.com/elle__monique/status/1612303065205325830 https://twitter.com/CamTheKing/status/1615733064025489410

Duration:00:21:14

24: Healing Hurts

1/9/2023
2022 was a year of healing and growth but nobody told me that healing would hurt so much! Still, I chose me, and I'm not sorry.

Duration:00:18:32

23: So, About That Election

11/28/2022
Reflecting on the 2022 midterm elections, my own thoughts as my term as Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner comes to an end, and the fact that all these political pundits were wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wronggggg.

Duration:00:27:32

22: Mental Health & Acceptance

4/11/2022
Therapy journey + mental health check-in: the power of acceptance. For more pods, subscribe on YouTube & iTunes (search Brittany Geneva).

Duration:00:21:54

21: Slapgate 2022

3/30/2022
Will Smith slapping Chris Rock doesn’t mean anything when it comes to the Black community or toxic masculinity - but it does mean something. For more pods, subscribe on YouTube & iTunes (search Brittany Geneva).

Duration:00:22:11

20: Pandemic Confusion

1/3/2022
When it comes to the pandemic, it’s time for us to shift to the phase where we stop pretending we’re protecting people and just let folks make their own decisions (originally recorded Oct 2021). For more pods, subscribe on YouTube & iTunes (search Brittany Geneva).

Duration:00:21:03

19: Who Will Survive in America?

1/3/2022
[Originally recorded April 2021] In times like these it's hard to feel like any real change can be made, but after reading Charles Blow's The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto, I felt new energy and encouragement. For more pods, subscribe on YouTube & iTunes (search Brittany Geneva).

Duration:00:30:41

18: We Made It

1/21/2021
Somehow, someway, against all the odds, in the face of nothing but absolute madness, we made in out of the hell that was 2020. More at brittanygeneva dot com slash blog.

Duration:00:15:50

17: Fix My Life

8/4/2020
Even with all the false starts it's been important for me to find a good therapist because I believe in the value of mental health -- and I don't want to turn my friends into unofficial therapists (well except for one, you know who you are). Here's hoping my journey inspires anyone else struggling to find the right match. More at brittanygeneva dot com.

Duration:00:17:13

16: Make Me Wanna Holla

5/29/2020
Seeing Black people being killed in the streets, often at the hands of white police officers who face no consequences, has become more than tiring. More than stressful. More than heartbreaking. We have to find a way to extend the fight beyond social media. Mindful Musings is now Geneva Says - more at brittanygeneva dot com.

Duration:00:25:16

15: Great Expectations

5/11/2020
From people using COVID to prove friendships, to the feelings that Molly and Issa's failing friendship on Insecure seem to be bringing the forefront, it's time to talk about expectations and how some people's are way too high. Mindful Musings is now Geneva Says - more at brittanygeneva dot com.

Duration:00:22:40

14: COVID Confessions

4/7/2020
Confessions of a girl who is not dealing well with this coronavirus quarantine. Mindful Musings is now Geneva Says - more at brittanygeneva dot com.

Duration:00:19:00

13: Let Women Live

3/15/2020
Even at my big age of 30 years old, I am often still dumbfounded to learn about the many creative ways in which this world conspires to oppress women and Black people. My latest revelation -- men don’t want women to have friends. Mindful Musings is now Geneva Says - more at brittanygeneva dot com.

Duration:00:19:26

12: New Decade, Who Dis?

1/2/2020
I fall victim to downplaying what I know and what I've accomplished and the knowledge I have. In this (slightly more explicit than usual) podcast, I talk about that ah-ha moment -- the realization that I don't need to make myself small anymore. Mindful Musings is now Geneva Says - more at brittanygeneva dot com.

Duration:00:22:02

11: On Critiquing Black Art

12/5/2019
If you saw Queen & Slim, you probably have thoughts on the movie. But when it comes to critiquing Black art, can we ever see things objectively? Mindful Musings is now Geneva Says - more at brittanygeneva dot com.

Duration:00:20:37

10: Cancellation Policy

11/26/2019
As I learn more about atrocities like this from companies worldwide *Carrie Bradshaw voice* I can't help but wonder, if we don't cancel, then what do we do? Mindful Musings is now Geneva Says - more at brittanygeneva dot com.

Duration:00:21:17

9: I Can Tell That Love Is Fake

5/16/2019
I've been down so long it look like up to me...I got fake people showin' fake love to me, straight up to my face. Mindful Musings is now Geneva Says - more at brittanygeneva dot com.

Duration:00:15:30