Impostrix Podcast

Impostrix Podcast

Impostrix Podcast validates (smart, talented AF, and often over-qualified) professionals of color who navigate imposter syndrome and racial toxicity in their careers. Through personal anecdotes, historical facts, and scientific data, Civil Rights Attorney and Racial Equity Consultant Whitney Knox Lee and special guests explore how race and racism impact their careers, their personal lives, and their joy. Fear not, this show is about pushing through anyway! So here, we share accessible language, tools, tips, and “fake it till you make it” tricks to inspire you to protect your energy, embrace your power, and honor your worth. Here, you will learn ways to overcome and leverage imposter syndrome, you will be better able to identify when and why your work culture is working against you, and you will hear personal examples of when guests have succeeded (and failed) at implementing countermeasures. And, we will talk self-advocacy and conflict resolution to prepare you to confidently address racial toxicity when it arises. Find support, resist gaslighting, own your space, and prepare to lead. Be Validated. Listen at https://www.impostrixpodcast.com. Follow Impostrix Podcast on IG, Threads, Facebook and YouTube @impostrixpodcast, and TikTok @WhitneyKnoxLee.

Episodes

April 17, 2024 60 mins

Feeling like an imposter and having self-doubt are common experiences, even for individuals who have achieved significant success. In this episode, Martin Lockett, who in just a couple years transitioned from being incarcerated to earning a director role in a nonprofit organization, candidly shared his personal struggles with imposter syndrome in his career. But first, Martin shared his journey of radical acceptance, reflecting on ...

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Whitney is joined by Waleisah Wilson, a friend and colleague, in this really real episode on what it is like navigating life and career after incarceration.
 

Waleisah Wilson is a dedicated criminal justice reform activist and organizer. She staunchly supports efforts that address disability justice, ending solitary confinement and mass incarceration, voter disenfranchisement, ending the stigmas associated with having ...

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The Second Chances Mini-Series spotlights four people who are finding their way after incarceration and who have been able to build a career doing what they love. This mini-series are their stories. Up first is Gabrielle Perry, MPH. Thank you, Gabrielle, for sharing your very personal story with us. 

 In this powerful podcast episode, host Whitney Lee engages in a candid conversation with Gabrielle Perry, founder of the Thurman Perr...

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Whitney is joined by fellow podcaster Shou Alexandre to have a winding conversation covering Shou’s body building journey, being a “good employee,” describing workplace dynamics known to some as the “Black tax,” and generational differences that exist in the modern workplace.  The conversation explores the impact of race and gender on how questioning authority is perceived, generational differences in the workplace, and the expecta...

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 Whitney Knox Lee and guest Julia Washington continue their conversation unpacking common narratives about Black women. This time using scenes from the Amazon Prime original show "Harlem" to discuss the "angry Black woman" stereotype and the balancing act Black women face as they try not to overshoot their mark on being strong. (Fans of Angie, this one is for you!)

Julia Washington is a biracial (Black ...

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March 13, 2024 49 mins

What is the stereotype of the “strong Black woman” and how does it show up in every day life?

In this episode, Whitney is joined by fellow podcast hostess Julia Washington to discuss the portrayal of Black women in media and the tropes or stereotypical roles that Black women are assigned, the challenges this raises and the impact it can have in the life of a woman.

The conversation covers scenes from the comedy ...

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Black women encounter unique challenges in the workplace, particularly concerning likability and stereotypes that can significantly impact their professional experiences. In this episode, Dr. Katrina Gipson joins Whitney to explore how Black women are often forced to navigate misogynoir - hatred or prejudice against Black women - and how this shows up in the workplace.

Pulling from personal experience with health care in G...

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In this episode, Whitney is joined by Aimée-Josiane ("AJ") Powell-Ingabire (they/them), a passionate activist and organizer, to discuss their journey and insights working within and alongside labor union organizers throughout the US. Here are three key takeaways from our conversation:

Courage Needed.

AJ shared valuable insights into the significance of courage in the workplace, especially in the context of labor organizing....

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Let's talk history y'all, and jump into the vibrant tapestry of how Caribbean people have had a profound impact on Black culture and the civil rights movement in the United States.

In this episode, we had the pleasure of conversing with the brilliant Alexandria Miller, a Jamaican American doctoral student and host of Strictly Facts Podcast, who shared her wealth of knowledge on the subject. We explored the nuances of Black...

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February 14, 2024 47 mins

Black spaces are so important. For many people in the United States, the default space is white space. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of Black spaces and the various ways that lack of Black spaces can impact Black professionals. 

Our guest is Talib Jasir, founder and CEO of Afros and Audio Podcast Festival, builder and holder of Black spaces. In this episode, Talib shares his personal journey and experiences as a Bl...

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Autumn Walker, a therapist specializing in helping Black women navigate imposter syndrome joins Impostrix Podcast for the Season 2 premiere. 

 

Autumn shares her insights on the experiences of Black women with imposter syndrome and the importance of combining mental wellness and personal development to confidently pursue purpose-driven goals.

 

Autumn emphasizes the significance of recognizing imposter syndrome as a reinforced belief s...

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February 6, 2024 2 mins

Enjoy this season 2 trailer and be on the lookout for Episode 1, coming February 7, 2024!

Join host Whitney Knox Lee, an attorney, mediator, and DEI consultant, as she tackles imposter syndrome, racial toxicity, and the impact of white supremacy and racial capitalism. Through intimate conversations with guests and practical tips, we validate each other's experiences and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. Subscri...

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We are back with another re-release, this time discussing colorism, imposter syndrome, our culture and how we show up at work, and how our culture impacts our idea of success. This isn't just a podcast episode; it's an immersive journey into self-discovery, cultural reflections, and empowering narratives. 

If you are an OG fan of Impostrix Podcast, you heard these conversations before in Episodes 4 and 5 of Seaso...

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This episode is so appropriate this month that I couldn't help but re-release it. After Dr. Claudine Gay announced her resignation as president of Harvard University, Black women around the country (myself included) are left reeling. Many of us have experienced this kind of treatment before, the peak level scrutiny and the "throw anything at the wall and see what sticks" gaslighting and manipulation. I stand proud of...

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January 3, 2024 22 mins

Happy New Year!

There is so much opportunity in 2024 as I enter the new year in a completely different position than I anticipated. In this episode, I share with you what's going on with me, what's important (including diving in to my family history) and what my plans are to build a business. I also briefly check in on my feelings about Dr. Claudine Gay, Harvard's outgoing president.

AND, let's...

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Well this is exciting!

This is our first crossover episode featuring the Tea with Tanya Podcast! In this episode, Whitney joins Tanya as they share dig deeper into the imposter syndrome narrative, self-doubt and self-sabotage. They both share their experiences navigating and reframing imposter syndrome and overcoming self doubt to enjoy their personal and professional lives.
 
The conversation delves into the inter...

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This is an extended version, bonus, re-release of the most listened to episode of Season 1! This show can also be WATCHED on YouTube.

In this eye-opening episode, Dr. Negar Fani, a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine, joins host Whitney to delve deep into the profound effects of racial trauma on brain health. Nearly two decades of (systematically oppressed) research hav...

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November 29, 2023 4 mins

Thank you for an eye opening, validating, and inspiring Season 1. The good news is that we will be back in 2024 with Seasons 2 (and 3?). Listen to this quick message to learn what we have planned.

To get updates, make sure you subscribe to the Validating Voice newsletter, and follow us @ImpostrixPodcast on IG. 

Until next time, be validated.


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What is white dominant culture? And white supremacy culture? And white supremacy? Although not new, these buzzwords stir a range of emotions, misconceptions, manipulations, and also create a contemplative space for accountability and awareness. In this episode, host Whitney Knox Lee engages in a thought-provoking and honest conversation with Kerrien Suarez, the president and CEO of Equity in the Center, to answer these questions an...

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Do you feel your personal or professional aspirations are blocked by limiting beliefs and wonder how to move past them?

Explore actionable steps to break free from limiting beliefs negatively impacting your career and life goals! Kiara Luna, LMHC, a business owner, author, childhood trauma expert and therapist, joins Whitney in uncovering the lasting influence of childhood experiences and childhood trauma on our beliefs. ...

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