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Our Hidden Stories
28 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Episode 7: Running from Your Shadow
In this episode, my daughter Cierra and I unpack how a seemingly small experience brought some big emotions to the surface. Let's be honest, as women, a bad hair day can make or break your attitude. For black women, this brings up even further underlying challenges. Together we openly discuss fear of judgement, battling self hatred, and navigating the path to self acceptance. This episode also includes a special call to action for white bodied individuals operating in spaces of influence. We hope our transparency will be reminder of our power to heal through sharing our stories.
39 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
Episode 6: The Secrets we Carry
Being black often means walking through life and never being fully seen. Authenticity is a privilege, and in a world that sees you as a threat, the cost can be too steep. Our Hidden Stories warmly welcomes DaviAnn Fearon, all the way from Philadelphia, for another honest and open sharing of stories. Together she takes us through some of the childhood and college experiences that have heavily shaped her views on trust. We discuss keeping secrets, isolation, and wearing a “mask” as a means of protection. This episode ranges on topics from coping mechanisms to feeling hurt and betrayed by the Church. The conversation concludes with some thought-provoking questions on giving each other space to be fully seen.
38 minutes | Oct 3, 2020
Episode 5: What It Means to Show Us We Matter
In Part 2 of this honest and barefaced series, Octavia Scott returns as we embark on a journey revealing even more layers, focusing on the privilege of healthcare. We share thoughts and experiences as we uncover the fight for wellness and the importance of self advocating. Our talks encompass themes of motherhood, real talk, and rest; culminating on the importance of support from others and what we can do to help each other.
19 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Episode 4: The Only Moment that Matters is Now
Sept 11th was the beginning of the end, but not for the reasons you would expect. The days that followed changed my life forever, and in many ways, I am still recovering. Walk with me through my own personal story of when joy and pain collide.
50 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Episode 3: When Being Strong is the Only Choice
In Part 1 of this series, Octavia Scott and I, have a very open conversation centered around perceptions, navigating challenging choices, and the guilt we often feel for wanting more out of life. We also speak to the pressure and challenges faced by women of color who are perceived as “strong”, but more than anything are seeking a place of rest. Our time concludes with calling out the exhaustion and invalidation that comes when we allow "life leeches" to remain in our lives and drain our energy. Oh the layers we uncovered! 10:00 The weight of mom guilt when tough choices have to be made 27:00 Denying your full self for the benefit of others 35:30 Even when you hear the story, it’s based on your perceptions 38:30 Why sympathy isn't always the answer to showing support ....and so much more!
47 minutes | Aug 8, 2020
Episode 2: No Longer Silent
(Please note this episode addresses sensitive subject matter that may be activating to some). In this episode, my guest Shawn Futch, engages in a courageous conversation around her trauma experiences and what led her to knock down the “wall” she built to survive. We explore areas such as rejection, battling depression while parenting, and the power of choice. Our conversation wraps up with a unique and powerful take on what it means to reclaim what’s been lost.
50 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Episode 1: Overcoming Against All Odds
In this inaugural episode our guest shares a powerful story centered around overcoming adversity. He reveals the difficulties of being “misread”, his realities as a black man, and how his struggles influence the way he navigates life. Follow me on Instagram @our.hiddenstories https://www.instagram.com/our.hiddenstories/ and @charryse_j https://www.instagram.com/charryse_j
2 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
Our Hidden Stories Prelude
Check out this brief trailer to hear more on the vision of the podcast.
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