You Down?

You Down?

Four hilarious and opinionated friends, Ashley Holston, Maame-Yaa Aforo, Shakira Ja’nai Paye and Yazmin Monet Watkins, come together each week for laughs and brutal honesty as they offer their unique perspective and comedic take on the culture.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 70 min
On this Episode of You Down? the girls talk about death and the afterlife with clinical psychologist, medium, and host of the podcast Life, Death, and the Space Between, Dr. Amy Robbins. They discuss the importance of not avoiding the topic of death, how being a medium shapes thoughts on the afterlife, and the biggest question we all have - what happens when we die? The girls also help a listener who is dealing with an oversized pa...
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February 23, 2021 48 min
In this day of looks and pictures and keep up culture the ladies sit down to discuss the concept of quality over quantity when it comes to fast fashion. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters on Facebook. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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February 16, 2021 54 min
Most of us will have more platonic relationships than romantic ones in our lives, so why do we only see information on how to find, maintain, and end romantic relationships? Well OOD got you boo. This week the girls are talking about what qualities they look for in friends, how to know when a friendship no longer serves you, and what to do if two of your friends start hanging out without you. Plus, a listener needs help with a not ...
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February 9, 2021 51 min
On this episode of You Down? the girls chat all things self care. From is self care selfish, to their favorite practices, to who inspires them to protect their joy. Plus, one of our listeners needs help with a Karen.  Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters on Facebook. Learn more about...
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February 2, 2021 54 min
It’s happened to more people than we think. You go to a meeting and end up devoting your life to a cult. Okay maybe not. This week the ladies discuss their thoughts on cults, experiences they’ve had that may be cultish, and explore some cults that have made an impact on society. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, an...
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This week, OOD talks financial literacy with lauded wealth advisor, Sara Rajo-Miller. They chat goal setting, taking inventory of your finances and sharing pertinent info to better prepare for your future. Let’s get this schmoney y’all.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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January 19, 2021 47 min
Minimalism is often thought of as simply having less stuff. And while that is definitely a symptom of the lifestyle, minimalism is more about buying things of quality, that matter to you, and that you take into your life with intention. So this week OOD is talking about minimalism - what it is, what it isn't, and how lightening your load can be freeing. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us ...
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On this episode of You Down? OOD talks with public academic, writer, and Karen Wrangler, Rachel Cargle. They discuss intersectionality, knowing your values, staying in your joy, and how the wild wild web can be both a hostile and a rewarding place. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters...
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Rollerskating is back in a big way! And even though OOD been known the joy of being on wheels, it's about time the rest of the world know what all the hype is about. So this week on You Down? OOD is talking to rollerskating phenom, Abominatrix, about the joy skating brings, the life lessons it can teach, and the history behind its roots. Plus! A listener with a conspiracy theorist for a roommate needs some advice. Need OOD’s ad...
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December 29, 2020 49 min
It's been 20 years since the millennium and OOD wants to get into it! From the bubblegum pop, to the tamagotchi pets, and all the Y2K mania in between, the girls are digging through their blinged out time capsules and honoring the early 2000's. So put on your apple bottom jeans and your plastic Melissa shoes cause we're going back in time in style. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow ...
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December 22, 2020 49 min
From strict parents threatening lakes of fire, to bible thumping in high school, to considering becoming a nun, this week, the ladies of OOD chat about their relationship with religion as children, and how they identify with spirituality and the concept of God as adults. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ ...
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December 15, 2020 51 min
This week OOD chats with singer, songwriter, and actress Tayla Parx who has written hits for Ariana Grande, Janelle Monae, and Panic At The Disco. Tayla shares her recipe for making hit songs, talks about defying people’s expectations, and about the heartbreak that led to her sophomore album that’s out now, Coping Mechanisms. Join as OOD tries to start a Nickelodeon Disney child star fight and gives some unverified advice on a love...
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December 8, 2020 49 min
In this year of healing, OOD chats about the pervasive effects of colorism in the world and share their own experiences with the issue. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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December 1, 2020 68 min
Lets talk about sex, baby. When it comes to intimacy and sex, a lot of us weren’t exactly set up for success. On today’s episode the ladies of OOD talk to Shan Boodram, one of the most sought-after, certified sex educator, dating coach and relationship expert with over 40 million YouTube views alongside mainstream coverage with The New York Times, Forbes and Time Magazine. Are you down with sex? Learn more about your ad-choices at...
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November 24, 2020 42 min
On today's episode the girls chat about the murderous beginnings of one of our favorite traditions, Thanksgiving! The pilgrims were trash but the turkey be so good. Find out which girl collects plates on Thanksgiving, who starts the political arguments at dinner, and get the answer to the important question we all ask ourselves; how long do the leftovers last? Plus a daughter needs some advice about her mom's irresponsible ...
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November 17, 2020 40 min
Black Friday has been known as the best day to find great deals on the year’s hottest toys, games, and electronics. But how the hell did we all agree on this insane ass tradition? Who wants to fight crowds for toys on a full stomach of turkey? Millions of people apparently, and on this episode the girls talk about the origin, evolution, and their personal experiences with Black Friday. Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpod...
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This week, trailblazer Gina Prince-Bythewood (@gpbmadeit) joins OOD to talk about all things writing and directing. Fresh off the success of Netflix’s “The Old Guard,” Gina opens up about the pressures that come with being the first Black woman to make a comic-book film, how being an athlete has served her career, her process in creating a story worth telling, and more. Plus, hear some of Gina’s favorite behind the scenes momen...
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Show up for Black lives in the ways that are requested! This week the ladies chat with one of the original organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement, Dr. Melina Abdullah. They explore protest, defunding the police, reimagining public safety, ending state sanctioned violence against Black folks and ways to tangibly get involved in Black liberation. We all have the power to topple unjust systems of oppression, You Down to transfo...
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October 27, 2020 47 min
BOO! This week the girls talk about the happiest time of the year! Halloween!? Find out which girl celebrated Halleluween (that’s Halloween with a dash a Jesus), which one would die first in a horror movie, and who’s mom is the most gangster in a haunted house. Plus a visit from some other worldly guests. Happy Halloween!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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The 2020 election is just days away! OOD and Jess Morales Rocketto (Executive Director of Care in Action) unpack how this year’s election goes beyond checking a box for Biden or Trump; ‘down ballot’ issues and black women running for office // on the ballot.  OOD and Jess also share resources for voters such as places you can register to vote on election day, and why you should obsess over your registration status. RESOURCES: Bl...
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