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Smart For A Black Girl
68 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
Episode 16: ADHD in Adults
Recorded live on Fireside, every Sunday at 8:00 pm. Join me at https://f.chat/FJF4 . This episode explores ADHD in adults, mental health inequity in diagnosis & treatment, coping strategies and so much more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
67 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Episode 15: Finding Comfort in Discomfort
This is a recording from Smart for a Black Girl Live Radio Show on Fireside discussing surviving a system where the deck is stacked against you. The ultimate goal is to dismantle the system but that takes time and resources. So what do we do until then? How do we cope & survive?
59 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
Episode 14: A Taste of Cultural Humility
kopn.org conversation about Social Justice, Cultural Humility & other topics with myself and my old academic advisor, Dr. Dick Dalton. Dr. Dalton hosts a local show that provides a platform for important conversation regarding various aspects of Social Justice. These conversations are thought provoking, promoting self awareness & reflection. Consider the following: Can/should people change just because they are presented with the truth as we see it? When does empathy end?
55 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Episode 13: World Mental Health Day: Inequalities in Academia & Professional Training Spaces.
It’s World Mental Health Day & this episode explores an “unpopular area” related to Mental Health which involves Academia and Training. This is a raw unfiltered discussion between Mental Health Professionals and a Medical Doctor because our Mental Health also matters. • How does your Social Climate affect your Mental Health? Do you feel a Sense of Belonging or Isolation? Are you fully supported or does it come with conditions? Is your voice heard or sabotaged and silenced? Listen, like, share, subscribe, comment Etc. Get involved! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
13 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Episode 12: Sexual Liberation- Taking Our Power Back
This episode briefly discusses how various societies, institutions & men in particular, assign value to women based on “sexual behaviors”. The patriarchy is built on the oppression of women, especially targeting those outwardly displaying sexual freedom. I hope today is the day that you take your power back via liberation. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
26 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
Episode 11: Trauma Sensitive Way of Life
2020 and 2021 has been overwhelming for most of us, dealing with various types of loss, pain, worry, grief, trauma, mental illnesses, health scares etc. This episode introduces the idea of leading with a trauma sensitive approach with our interpersonal & intra-personal relationships. It also acknowledges that trauma is NOT the new clout term- instead of criticizing that everyone is talking about it, maybe we should view it as less people suffering in silence for various reasons. So many of us are fighting battles we never discuss- lead with kindness. ♥️ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
18 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Episode 10: The Cost of Blackness: Almost Losing My Life
How Racial Disparities in Healthcare Almost Cost Me My Life ————-This episode begins as a check-in & brief life update but the true focus is on racial disparities in healthcare. In JULY I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Embolism in every lobe of both lungs, a deflated heart valve, deflated intra ventricular septum & a right heart strain after constantly being ignored by the doctors since reporting symptoms in JANUARY. Basically spent 7 months in pain, distress & constant fatigue after multiple doctors visits & their assumptions that I was just wanting pain medicine. By the time they decided to LISTEN and take me serious- I was NO longer able to TALK because my lungs were completely filled with clots— the irony. Imagine losing your life mainly because you’re Black— that’s my reality. My lived experience. The reality of so many. The reality of too many. (Side note: I sound different and winded because my lungs are still healing). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
61 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Episode 9: Social Justice Advocate
Conversation with former advisor and fellow social justice advocate, Dr. Dalton. This episode discusses Cultural Competence, Cultural Humility, Advocacy Efforts and much more! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
36 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
Episode 8 Triumph after Trauma: Beating Adversity
Live interview on SportsNation: “From humble beginnings Nicketa Coombs, a multiple All-American athlete, used track and field as a conduit towards two Bachelor's and two Master's degrees. She is now mere months away from a Phd. She tells her story of her triumph over adversity Saturday at 5:30 pm on Sportsnation Live on Nationwide 90fm - 90.1 to 90. 9on the FM band; YouTube at Nationwide 90 FM, nationwideradiojm.com and Flow Channel 916”. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
31 minutes | May 18, 2020
Episode 7: Coping with COVID as a Foreigner ➖Home Away Home.
How are you coping with COVID❓. Join us as we discuss how COVID has affected us as foreigners who are “home” away from “home”, places that we have attachment but still a troubled sense of belonging. Compassion, collaboration & kindness is how we make it. ❤️ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
37 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
Episode 6:The Experience of International Student-Athletes➡️ Land of Opportunities and....Isolation?
Will we ever get to a point where International Student-Athletes feel fully supported and valued? Feel welcomed? Feel safe? Feel informed? ~~~~~~ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
19 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
Episode 5: Discursive Injustice: The Power in Language & Authority x Social Identities
What are the implications when Social Identities intersect with the Power in Language & Authority? When I walk into a college classroom as a BLACK FEMALE instructor, I have to prove why I’m qualified to be there, even after 4 college degrees— the same does not ring true for my White peers, especially males. Why? In this segment, Al & I explore the intricacies of the philosophy behind power, authority, language along with intersectionality. (Even the impact on/of social media!) Al is a 5th year PhD candidate in Philosophy & Also the president of my Mizzou’s graduate student government. His research examines the social philosophy of language, particularly on why members of marginalized groups sometimes lack authority to successfully carry out speech acts like ordering and recommending, despite their having institutional credentials that should be sufficient to allow them to give an order. The main idea is that some people face barriers even after entering positions of power. This work provides us tools to characterize systematic barriers of oppression, that way we may be able to help remove some of those barriers. ~ viviendo y aprendiendo ~ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
25 minutes | Sep 15, 2019
Episode 4: Woes & Wins of Graduate School. 📚
Unfiltered & honest conversations between Nicketa 🇯🇲 & Nikita 🇹🇹 about maneuvering grad school/doctoral programs. Nicketa- 4th year doctoral student in school psychology. Nikita- 2nd year doctoral student in special education. Check it out! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
12 minutes | May 4, 2019
Episode 3: Conversations About Colorism.
Often times we acknowledge the negative experiences of Black Women with darker skin, but rarely do we talk about the experiences & biases against Black Women who are light skin. Why is this? Listen to a conversation about colorism between myself & my dear friend Carmaleta. ♥️ Feel free to add to the conversation. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
13 minutes | Mar 23, 2019
Episode 2: Identities as Risk Factors.
- Why are aspects of my identity risk factors against me, my well-being and the quality of my life? - Why are Black Females the least protected group?. - We often hear and talk about the school to prison pipeline and the effects on Black boys and men as if there’s no impact on Black girls & Black women. Why? - Black girls and Black women are severely impacted by numerous racial disparities. Not only do they share these experiences with Black men and boys, they have additional struggles that only a black female would know, much less understand. Why is this? - Why am I only seen or celebrated if I conform to white middle-class femininity? - Why are black Women often seen as less than? - Understanding black female experiences aid in increased consciousness where our femininity is seen as inferior. This is what underlies exploitation & criminalization of Black girls. - Black women are subject to public scrutiny constantly that affects our ability to thrive & shape our identity, get opportunities, survive! - Why are black girls from low income families the prey for sexual predators & abusers? - Many Black women like myself have viewed defiance as a necessity sometimes: - Maybe to some Black women being.... - “Ghetto” represents resilience to racial & gender oppression. - “Loud” is a demand to be heard. - Having an “Attitude” is to reject a doctrine of invisibility & mistreatment. - Being “Fabulous” to revise the idea that SES isolation is equated with not having access to materially desirable things. To be a ghetto black girl means to reinvent what it means to be black, poor, and female. - Our survival skills are degraded and punished rather than recognized as tools of resilience. - These circumstances are a result of the judgmental perceptions about how we respond to injustice. What can we do? How do we change the narrative? How do we protect our Black girls? What role will you play in the decriminalization of Black girls in schools? What role will you play in the protection of Black women? What am i doing? - challenging the narrative and embracing my true self without conformity to white femininity. - Research to promote social justice. - Projects that bring awareness and teach the skills necessary - Allyship and mentorship of Black youngsters - Using my platforms to inform, inspire and educate. What will you do? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
7 minutes | Mar 1, 2019
Episode 1: Stigmas & Stereotypes
The underlying meaning of Smart For a Black Girl. A quick chat with an Atlanta freelance director who has seen this same prejudice within the movie industry. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
3 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
Welcome to my podcast, Smart For A Black Girl.
This episode is a short introduction to me, my work and a quick overview of my goals for this podcast. I am looking forward to exploring the social justice realm from various perspectives and disciplines with you all. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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