Hi loves, it’s day 3 of our celebration! Today instead of focusing on just one woman, we’re going to focus on more than 10! This article is dedicated to black women, who have taken black girl magic to a new level. Podcast have been around for quite sometime, but over the last 3-5 years back women have began to dominate the industry. A podcast is: a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically. Black women vegan to feel as if they didn’t have a voice is society yet alone black culture and decided to put an end to that! There are now tons of podcast, that focus on things such as: self-care, open sexuality, business advice, education, college tips, and so much more. I have cultivated a list of 7 podcast, that features groups of women, who have decided to no longer be silenced but redefine what it means to live in your truth.
1. Black Girl In Om ( http://www.blackgirlinom.com/podcast/ )
“WELCOME TO YOUR GO-TO CONVERSATION ON ALL THINGS WELLNESS, SELF-CARE AND SELF-LOVE FOR WOMEN OF COLOR, HOSTED BY BLACK GIRL IN OM FOUNDER LAUREN ASH AND ART DIRECTOR DEUN IVORY. THIS SHOW UPLIFTS, AFFIRMS, AND INFORMS AND FEATURES A REFRESHING LINE-UP OF GUESTS—INCLUDING YOGIS, HOLISTIC LIFESTYLISTS, CLEAN BEAUTY EXPERTS, AND A PLETHORA OF OTHER MOVERS, SHAKERS, AND INNOVATORS WITHIN THE WELLNESS AND BEAUTY INDUSTRIES. THIS BUZZWORTHY SHOW SPEAKS DIRECTLY FROM WOMEN OF COLOR TO WOMEN OF COLOR AND STRIVES TO INSPIRE WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD.” (- From the web site of Black Girl In Om)
I absolutely love this podcast, you can easily say it’s my favorite and why it’s ranked #!1! Lauren Ash and Deun Ivory create such a comfortable and warm space, that you can instantly feel the urge to increase your self care immediately. They have guest who come from all different types of backgrounds, career professions, spiritual guidelines, and mental capacities. Since the moment I’ve heard Lauren Ash’s voice, I’ve have been hooked on the program. I highly recommend you take a listen if your serious about changing your life around for the better or you need encourage to continue your self care journey.
Here’s their latest episode, so you can indulge in my obsession with m: https://simplecast.com/s/ad2800d6
2. Therapy for Black Girls ( https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/podcast/ )
” Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevent Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. I developed the space to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.” – Dr. Joy Harden Bradford , creator and therapist of Therapy For Black Girls.
Have you every felt like you needed a therapist, but a therapist that looked like you, and that could relate your struggles? A therapist, that you felt wasn’t judging you, and understood your frustrations? A therapist that actually answered questions, comments, topics, and concerns that primarily focus on the needs and wants of the beautiful but very misunderstood black woman? Well, you don’t have to look any further! Therapy for Black Girls is a podcast but a mini therapy session that covers a wide range of topics, faced by black women on a daily bases. Dr. Joy, cover topics such as: suicide, depression, multiple personality disorder, how to deal and cope with stress, and so much more. She also, has guest who experts in their filled, to give more insight into her therapy sessions. She also has directory of liscened therapist you can go to in person if you need an in-person experience. I would highly recommend, this podcast if you need that extra mental clarity or reassurance.
Here’s a link to her latest podcast: http://- https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/session-38-slaying-anxiety
3. Black Girl Podcast ( https://soundcloud.com/blackgirlpodcast )
If you’re looking for a podcast that is open, free, and full of laughs, then you’ve come to the right place. Black Girl Podcast is operated by four fun, smart, sassy, and care-free women. They discuss topics that are in the media and give their (very hilarious, I might add) two cents. They also discuss topics from self-care to sex! Nothing, is off limits and no answer or opinion is wrong. I recommend this podcast to college women who may be still trying to figure themselves out and need a good laugh, nd who need to know your feelings, thoughts, and opinions are valid. Listening to the podcast, is like sitting down and having an uncensored girl chat with your very best friends!
Here’s a link to their latest episode: https://soundcloud.com/blackgirlpodcast/episode-24-discourse
4. Dear Black Girl Podcast ( https://soundcloud.com/dearblackgirlpodcast )
” Dear Black Girl… A show that highlights the black female creative. Guest share stories x personal experience by curating the shows playlist.” (- From the Dear Black Girl Bio on SoundCloud).
Dear Black Girl has become of my favorite podcast due to its raw, honest, and open platform. If you’re looking for a down to earth, inspirational, motivating podcast then, Dear Black Girl is perfect for you! You can listen to all types of creators from numerous platforms discuss their art, backgrounds, cultures, and so much more. I would recommend this podcast for those artist who feel as if they may be misunderstood or even taken for granted. You will find quite a few creators, who have probably gone through the same thing you have. What’s unique, and so great about this podcast is its ending. At the end of each podcast, the guest will recite an open letter to the listeners titled ” Dear Black Girl”, where they encourage black girls to love and accept themselves for who they are. Each letter is different, because each artist/creator is different so its a really loving moment for listeners.
Here’s a link to the latest episode: https://soundcloud.com/dearblackgirlpodcast/let-me-tell-you-about-my-aunt-jackie
5. hey, girl the podcast ( https://art19.com/shows/hey-girl )
“hey, girl. is a podcast that unites the voices of phenomenal women near and far. Created with sisterhood and storytelling in mind, author Alex Elle sits down with people who inspire her. From friends to family members and strangers, the hey, girl. guests give us a peek into their stories through candid and intimate conversations” (- From the hey girl website)
I haven’t quite listened to much of this podcast but from what I’ve heard its quite remarkable! I follow the creator, producer, and host Alex Elle on twitter and she’s very inspiring, and motivational. Each month, this year I a planning on listening to a new podcast, and I believe for the month of January this would be a good start. These podcast are intended to, motivate, inspire, and encourage black girls to live in their truth, podcast like hey, girl do exactly that. If you would like to get to know more about hey, girl with me take a listen to their latest podcast: https://art19.com/shows/hey-girl/episodes/4bc60232-4b77-484d-b1a1-bc45969d8e7b
6. The Black Girl Bravado ( https://soundcloud.com/theblackgirlbravado )
“Two friends having girl talk surrounding issues and journeying through life as young black women, in hopes of creating relative content to motivate and encourage other young women.” ( – From The Black Girl Bravado on SoundCloud) .
I’m excited about this podcast because t’s been in my archives for months now! This most certainly will be my podcast for the month of February! I’ve listened to snippets of the podcast but I haven’t listened to an entire episode but I’m very eager to give it a try! The podcast describes itself as exactly what we here at Her Campus, would like for our readers to listen to. Here’s a link to their latest episode if you would like to get a head start: https://soundcloud.com/theblackgirlbravado/16-entrepreneuhership-with-ms-jgray
7. Black Girl Being ( https://www.blackgirlsbeing.com/about )
“A weekly podcast about black girls being intelligent, loving, ambitious, funny, artistic, angry, joyful, and everything in between. Black Girls Being is curated by Amira Rasool and Sophia Williams to accentuate and celebrate the multifaceted lives of young black women in America.
The blog is an open forum for artists, writers, musicians, and creative forces to share a variety of visual and sonic works free from censorship and judgement.” ( From Black Girl Being Website)
This another one of my hidden gems, that I’ve been meaning to listen to but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. For the month the month of March, I’ll be listening and catching up to Black Girl Being. From the description, website, and snippet that I’ve heard I would recommend this podcast to those of our ladies who are along black society’s “woke” community. This just means if you;r more into political, race, and issues of that nature for black women then this podcast is most definitely for you! Here’s the link to their latest episode: https://soundcloud.com/user-539825235/bgb-tokens-diversity-in-fashion
All of these podcast are to encourage, uplift, inspire, and motivate you to live in your genuine truth as a black woman. If you would like to know what our favorite podcast are through out the week then follow us on social media and check back here regularly to stay in the scoop.