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Five Must-Listen to Podcasts Created by Black Women

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Cal State Chico chapter.

Podcasts have become an essential form of media in our current digital age. With such a wide landscape of podcasts, I found myself searching for a voice similar to mine, the voice of black women. Fortunately, black women creators are creating their own space, offering voices that are both deeply personal and universal. Here are five must-listen to podcasts, created by black women that deserve a spot in your playlist.

1. Balanced black girl

This wellness podcast was created by Les Alfred in 2018. Alfred focuses on empowering black women to prioritize their well-being and find their own balance. In each episode, she tackles a wide range of topics relating to self-care, health, and personal development, all through the lens of black womanhood. Through Balanced Black Girl, she wants listeners to open new possibilities for what it means to be both balanced and happy.

2. The black girl bravado

The Black Girl Bravado was created by two best friends, Brittany Lackey and Germani Manning. This podcast was created as a space for black women to celebrate their strengths, but to also discuss the complexity of life, and build a community. The podcast tackles bold conversations, and discusses tips about self-care and health, while also showcasing the humor of both the women. Each episode ensures laughter and embraces building a life that you love.

3. to my sisters

This podcast was created by Courtney Daniella Boateng and Renée Kapuku. When listening to this podcast, it feels like you’re listening to advice from your two older sisters. This podcast focuses on black sisterhood, as well as empowerment for women of color. They focus on a wide range of topics including career strategies, relationships, adulthood, and self-discovery. The hosts are both relatable and vulnerable and often have guest speakers to showcase unique perspectives.

4. THE Unapologetically black podcast

With new episodes every Wednesday, hosts Dr. Leanne Levers and Roshan Roberts, create a space for black women to thrive. This podcast both celebrates and uplifts black women. This podcast showcases both of the hosts’ authenticity, as they create real connections with their listeners by embracing their flaws. When listening to this podcast, you will not only get a great laugh, but you will find inspiration and a sense of community.

5. Brown girl self-care

This podcast hosted by Bre Mitchell, or as she calls herself, “the self-care pusher,” focuses on prioritizing the well-being of black women. Mitchell does not just focus on what many consider to be self-care, she discusses a holistic approach to self-care that includes physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects. She emphasizes the importance of healthy eating and movement and looks out for the positive well-being of all listeners. This podcast offers something for all listeners looking for a positive outlet and advice.

Joerly Johnson

Cal State Chico '26

Joerly Johnson is a sophomore at Chico State, majoring in Journalism and Public Relations. She is passionate about storytelling and using her skills to make a difference in the world. She is also an active member of Sigma Kappa, where she is Vice President of Academic Excellence. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Being surrounded by the city's energy and creativity, fueled her passion for writing and storytelling! In her free time she loves to run, read, and paint! She hopes to continue her passion for writing and communicating in the sports marketing field, and is excited to see where she goes!