Dem Black Mamas Podcast

Dem Black Mamas Podcast

Dem Black Mamas answers all the questions yo mama won't! From sex & dream chasing to adulting & raising free Black children in an unfree world, Crystal Tennille Irby, NeKisha Killings, & Thea Monyee, three #BlackMamaCreatives give you all the #BlackMamaMagic your heart can hold.... Show More

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July 15, 2020

#DearMama we need to make time for joy and create space to celebrate ourselves and each other. Let's throw our heads back and laugh from our bellies. Let's be free amongst each other. Let's affirm our sisterhood. Let's shine.

In Episode 34: Black Mama Love, we celebrate our favorite Black mamas of television, film, and literature as well as discuss our favorite creatives, moments with or own mamas, and our childre...

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#DearMama we were lied to when we were told that children were to be seen and not heard. Many of us were harmed because of that popular notion.

Changing oppressive ideologies and false narratives begin with us, in our homes and communities, and often in our own bodies, hearts, and minds.

Now is the time to allow your inner child to speak. Listen intently to her. Speak to her, praise, and affirm her.

Give Black girls the care they d...

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#DearMama, though you may often feel out of place know that you are exactly where you belong. No matter what borders you cross or which ones crossed you. Whether the moves you made were by choice, under duress, or by force. You may look for a place outside of yourself to call home but home is within you. You have a right to be here. The land beneath you and the sky above you is yours to claim.  

Fresh out of Black Mama Creative Wee...

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#Dearmama it's time to tune in to your creativity with intention. It's time to liberate yourself from the false and often unattainable ideas of how your creativity is SUPPOSED to look. It's time for you to #decolonize by divesting from #grindculture, ableist productivity ideology, formulas, and comparison. It's time for you to rediscover the joy in your art.

It's time for #blackmamacreativeweek and a #newepisode...

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#DearMama

When civilizations fall, art remains to tell the story.  The story we want to remain for this moment in time is our love for you.  #Juneteenth reminds us that our culture is a magnificent love story.

Thank you to Shaira Lanice & Anya Doula for lending your voices. 

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    #DearMama This is our offering to you.  Speak life into yourself.  Love on yourself.  Be kind, gentle and compassion with yourself.  Remember your humanity.  We have more than our blood and blood of our children to offer. 

    As the founder of Black Mom's Guide to Calm, Jamie Fleming works with mamas (and women) who are tired of being burned out, stressed out, and worn out and are ready to do something about it. She teaches them ...

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    #DearMama: Surrender.  Surrender is trusting. Surrender is knowing where you stop and a higher power begins.  Surrender is opening your arms to allow what you need to find you, hold you and nurture you.  This meditation is lead by our very own Thea Monyee and a concrete tool for rest and replenishment. 

    Thea is the one of the cohost of #DemBlackMamas & mother of three.  She has recently launched her own podcast Shaping the Shif...

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    #DearBlackPeople Birthing in a supportive chosen environment should not be othered or a privilege.  It should valued as the norm.  Whether we give birth or not we should all be connected to the experience.  We should all be fighting for Black birth persons to be empowered to articulate and unapologetically create the birth experience we want long before a positive pregnancy test.  Black maternal health does not begin with pregnant ...

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    #DearMama You are worthy of a reset.  A second chance. A shift.  This month's meditation is lead by Anya Willoughby and a concrete tool to transform a moment & realign your energy. 

    Anya works as a birth doula in the Greater Houston area and host of Intercultured Podcast. She worked as a nurse for over 15 years in women's health services. Anya became a Licensed Vocational Nurse while serving in the U.S. Army. Most of h...

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    #DearMama especially my creatives mamas, create your thing, that book, that script, film, podcast, whatever, use social media, don't let social media use you, shoot your shot & then check your DMs because that's how we got the guest for this episode!  In this episode we speak with writer, director DeMane Davis.  DeMane is a proud product of the #AvaEffect & her receipts are long and strong.  She is the producing dir...

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    It's #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHealingMonth and we are so excited to kick of #MeditationsByMamas lead by Black mamas who want to help us maintain in alignment with healing, creativity and liberation to manifest joy and abundance.  Our first mediation is a Full Moon/Shedding Meditation lead by Stepha LaFond. 

    Stepha is a motherhood transition coach who is dedicated to helping moms navigate the delicate space between who they were...

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    September 4, 2019 76 min

    Dear Mama,

    Take a trip with me back to when you read your first book by Terry McMillian, E. Lynn Harris or Eric Jerome Dickey and their names & their characters names rolled off our tongues like family members.  These authors wrote Blackness without explanation or apology. In these books we were allowed to love, fail, explore, and soar without the weight of being flattened by whiteness. Above all else those books were page turn...

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    Dear Mama: Let all the myths of motherhood crumble at your feet.  Dig motherhood out from under the rock of sacrifice. Look at your children and be willing to be a student, be willing to receive.  See them as path makers and pathfinders. It is work. It takes presence. It takes an open heart and a willing soul. All the things white supremacy is built to beat out of us. The truth is, if we are committed to building the Promise Land o...

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    April 28, 2019 84 min

    Dear Mama: We believe EVERY BLACK MAMA matters and when we say EVERY we mean EVERY.  This episode is dedicated to the mamas giving birth in the belly of the beast of white supremacy, the US prison system, and the birth workers like our guest Doula Chauntel Norris who refuse to sit and wait for the world to change but live the words of Audre Lorde, we are ones we’ve been waiting for.

    We appreciate your support and ask you to to plea...

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    Dear Mama: Let’s take a deep dive past sex tips and tricks, beyond stimulation and center pleasure.  Pleasure lasts beyond orgasms. Pleasure pours into us, inspires us and touches our deepest creativity.  We’re talking nude yoga, Black porn, weekday sex and kundalini so this is what we call an #EarbudsEpisode meaning this episode contains explicit language of a sexual nature so you may wanna ask your little ones to put their earbud...

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    February 15, 2019 76 min

    EPISODE INTRO & SHOW NOTES

    #DearMamas Dear Village.  Thank you for loving us, sharing us and engaging with us.  Thank you to everyone who sent us questions and showed us some love.  Thank you for thinking enough of us to want to hear from us. We are so grateful you want to connect with us.  We don’t want Dem Black Mamas to be a presentation or monologue. We want Dem Black Mamas to be an energy exchange, a dialogue between three...

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    December 21, 2018 74 min

    #DearMama Ask for what you want and what you need.  Believe you are worthy of help and you deserve to be free.  Believe your fave is watching your work and if you send her an email she’ll say “Of course I know your podcast and I’d love to be a guest” Yes Yes Mama! our fave Black Mama Feminist Jamilah Lemieux joins us in the Mac & Cheese segment! Be sure to tag us on social media when sharing the episode and use the hashtag #Bla...

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    November 28, 2018 78 min

    Dear Mama,

    Thank you for rocking with us for 20 episodes.  My, my how we've grown together.  This podcast is like our journal.  In this episode we're gonna look back at all the moments that helped us grow.  We hope you laugh, cry, exhale, learn, and heal. Love, real, free, Black Mama Magic Love, from Dem Black Mamas, Crystal, NeKisha, & Thea

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    November 17, 2018 79 min

    #DearMama Sometimes the armor gets heavy.  Sometimes we gotta put down our sword and shield and cry and grieve and hold each other.  

    There is no outline for this episode because we scrapped it.  We felt heavy and decided to show up authentic. When we hit record, we had no idea where we were going and releasing this episode and laying bare all of our vulnerability is scary as the truth often is.  The truth is this is where the heal...

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    October 27, 2018 76 min

    #DearMama In our darkest hour, when our deepest fears come to life, do we bury our head in the bloody wounded sand of America or do we heal?  We look back at our first episode, recorded immediately following the 2016 Election, and examine where we are now as opposed to where we thought we’d be and how that election transformed our lives as Black women, as Black creatives, and as Black mothers surprisingly for the better.  Be sure t...

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