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Black and Balanced
75 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
From Prison to Prosperity
Imagine living your best life, young, fun and free... then suddenly one wrong move lands you in PRISON. Ripped away from your new born child and shipped off to a state you’ve never set foot in. This is Ashanti’s story! Life came at her FAST and she had no choice but to utilize her street smarts and mental strength to survive her sentence as a young mother, student and stylist who also happened to be a first time offender. Tune in to this episode of Black and Balanced as Shanti takes us through her emotional prison story and the prosperous rise of her life after prison.
91 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
Hella tests, hella TESTIMONIES!
In this episode of Black and Balanced, host Kiersten Symonnè sits down with Ka’Sh Brenaí to discuss how each test leads to a testimony that could serve a greater purpose than just the improvement of your own life. This episode digs deep into some of the life altering tests Ka’Sh has faced in her growth journey and how she has utilized them to propel her into the next level of all her creative business endeavors. Tune in to this power packed episode and submit your feedback or questions to email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you! Keep up with Ka’Sh by following her IG at glam_dealer
68 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
Bougie ratchet beauty
Black and Balanced is BAYK *Plies voice* with another episode packed with REALNESS and hella laughs! In this episode I sits down with two beautiful ratchet intellectuals to discuss the adversities of being a beautiful woman with a hint of hood rat and all the expectations in between. This episode breaks down the date life, Work life and social life of a woman who’s well educated, cultured and classy, yet THOROUGHLY enjoys hoodrat shit with her friends! Tune in!
51 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
NEVA count yoself out!
Sooooo if you tuned in to last week’s show, you know that I was having a bit of a breakdown at the plantation.. I mean job. In this episode, I open up and tell you all about what caused that breakdown and my most recent experience with rejection. Tune in to this episode as I discuss how to pick your confidence (and face) up off the floor after being told NO.
7 minutes | Jun 18, 2019
What TF is freedom?!
No jazzy intro music. No clever opening statement. No guests. Just me, expressing my feelings and current mood. Have you ever felt trapped at your job? Ridiculously unhappy and annoyed tonthe point that it almost feels like self torture? Welp, join the club! I had to step away from my desk and record what was on my heart at this very moment because that’s the only thing that helps me feel relief. Sorry but not sorry for any background noises you may hear. This is simply real shit in real time and I needed an out from my corporate due diligence for these 7 minutes. Feeling torn between what your heart wants to do and what your bank account NEEDS you to do is probably up there with getting cheated on. The shit HURTS! If anybody is feeling how I’m feeling in this moment, just know that you aren’t alone and we gone figure this shit out come hell or high water!
97 minutes | Jun 12, 2019
The Black LGBTQ Experience
In this episode of The Black and Balanced Podcast our host, Kiersten Symonnè sits down with special guests Alex Johnson and Bri Jenna to discuss life as a black millennial apart of the LGBTQ community. In this power packed episode, talk about coming out, building family when blood ain’t thicker than water, and the political advancements we have yet to make as a society to recognize and treat the LGBTQ community equal to their straight privileged peers. Tune in to this fulfilling conversation and send us your thoughts and questions via email or voice message. Event link: https://eventnoire.com/djenvymke/
30 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
The switch up! - Controlling your mood and feeling your feelings.
Aye! If you’re sitting up complaining about your duties for the week, the bs that happened last week or how today was the most MONDAYEST MONDAY EVER, tune in this episode and getcha mind right! In this episode of Black and Balanced, we discuss how to go through and GROW through the many motions that your day may bring, yet being intentional on the feelings you choose to carry. Listen to how host Kiersten Symonnè turned her day around after a less than favorable restaurant experience AND a run in with the feds.
80 minutes | May 28, 2019
When the gLO up is PERSONAL!!
In this episode of Black and Balanced, host Kiersten Symonnè sits down for some glow talk with Atlanta stylist Logan Jones to discuss her glow up journey. Logan opens up and shares her testimony with us on growing up with a parent that was a functioning drug addict. Logan digs in to how her upbringing molded her as a woman and entrepreneur. We discuss behavior, and friends that had to be left behind for the greater good and how faith carried her through some very trying times! Tune in to hear this amazing display of transparency, growth and dedication! I guarantee you his story will motivate you to PUSH TF THROUGH by ANY means necessary!!
64 minutes | May 12, 2019
The importance of sistahood
Just as promised, Black and Balanced is closing out your week with another episode! This previously recorded episode is the final episode of the women’s month series originally aired in March(yes, we’re on CP time.) In this episode, I sit down with Marie Carter of The Classic Shoppe and Elle Renee of APrettyBigDeal to discuss their 19year sisterhood journey! We dig into everything from choosing your family to categorizing your friends and sistas between reason, season and lifetime! We exchange views on how to correct your sista when she is in the wrong or vibrating below her best frequency as well as deliberate on the women’s empowerment movement. Trend or genuine? Tune into this POWERFUL episode and send it to yo sistas! Spark the conversation of love, and finding your tribe!
28 minutes | May 8, 2019
I’m BACK!! After a small hiatus Black and Balanced is BAYK with episode 8! The month of April flew right by but we’ve been WERKIN werkin so that just means you all have to hot content to look forward to!! Catch up with me in this episode and stay tuned for some surprises to come!!
72 minutes | Apr 1, 2019
Women’s month series: The act of support
This is our 3rd episode of the women’s month series and it’s getting deep!! In this episode I speak with Mrs. Rachel Nobel on the act of support, how you can support your entrepreneur friends monetarily, non-monetarily and how support from other women impact business growth. Tune in to he conversation!!
75 minutes | Mar 21, 2019
Women’s month series: Yoni steaming and womb healing
It’s STILL women’s month and we’re STILL holding the ladies down with another episode dedicated to the all mighty WOMBAN! In this episode of Black and Balanced Kiersten sits down with Bre of Sacred love Yoni steaming & Wellness to discuss the mental, physical and spiritual benefits of yoni steaming. We get into deep discussion about the powers of this indigenous practice and how women all over can heal themselves of womb traumas through yoni steaming. Tune in to the conversation! Feel free to email us with any questions, comments or concerns at blackandBalancednetwork@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
78 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
Women’s month series: Body positivity, oversexualization and Sexual Identity
It’s women’s month!!! Black and Balanced is kicking off women’s month with a deep conversation with special guests Tod’tiana and Vanessa to celebrate, dissect and discuss Body positivity, over sexualization of women and sexual identity. We dig deep into what Body positivity is, how we practice it and how we own our power! Tune in to hear our opinions on the over-sexualization of women and how each of us identify sexually. What’s your sexual identity? Sexually free or sexually open? Join the conversation and hit us up via email at BlackandBalancedNetwork@gmail.com to share your stories and thoughts.
83 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
Young, BLACK and Corporate
In this episode of Black and Balanced, host Kiersten Symonnè sits down with three guest in front of a live audience to discuss the black millennial experience in corporate America. Our guests Ernest, Kischa and Steven share their stories on what it has been like to be the youngest (and some times only black) colleague in their work space. We get into career advancement, ageism, racially inappropriate comments and how to deal with it all. Tune in to hear how these millennials have survived corporate America and tips on how you can keep a cool booty if you are the only brown face in the workplace! This episode was one for the books!!
60 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
BAWS BALANCE: How to balance a full time job & entrepreneurship
In this episode we meet with momprenuer and designer Rachel Vasquez to discuss how she manages her own businesses, her full time job all while being a great mother and wife! Tune in to the REAL and RAW conversation as Rachel drops some gems on what’s she’s learned in her entrepreneurial journey thus far about business, prioritizing and time management. Follow Rachel on social media at IG: msfame_n_fashion Facebook: Rachel Luis Shop the drip of her clothing and cosmetics at: IG: Vasquez_collection17_ Facebook: FAME Clothing Line LLC & Vasquez Collection
47 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
A creative’s guide to surviving your 9-5.
Who all gets ANNOYED with not being rich off of their passion already? SAME!! As a creative it gets hard to see the light at he end of he tunnel when you’re working a 9-5 job and you feel like your soul work is so far away from being your paid reality. In this episode I give a few tips that I’ve been taught and have implemented in my life to help me survive this 9-5 life and I just HAD to share the goods with my people! I hope you enjoy! #BalanceThatShitOut
46 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
New Podcast, Who dis?!
Welcome to the very FIRST episode of The Black and Balanced Podcast!!! The happy medium between righteous and ratchet! In this episode you’ll meet your host, Kiersten Symonne. A young black socialite, model and creative from the Milwaukee area who is dedicated to contributing positive energy and impact to the Black podcast community! You’ll learn about the mission of Black and Balanced, and how we want reach and teach black and brown millennials. We’ll be recapping January, discussing the effects of the government shutdown, the 2020 democratic presidential candidates and Meek Mill’s reform alliance program. We’ll dip off into a brief post new year pep talk to keep you motivated and focused going into the 2nd month of 2019!! Stick around for the party in our upcoming shows that will launch weekly! Thank you for joining us!
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