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 Follow Impostrix Podcast on IG, Threads, Facebook and YouTube @impostrixpodcast, and TikTok @WhitneyKnoxLee.


February 28, 2024 48 mins

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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November 15, 2023 40 mins

Photographer Kamal X gets behind the mic to share his inspiring journey toward answering his calling, emphasizing the value of authenticity and embracing one's true passion. Speaking especially to creators, this conversation tells the story of Kamal X's dedication to authentic expression and the challenges of standing out in a world of conforming standards. He emphasizes the importance of staying true to one's artist...

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Whitney hosts Joel Bernardin (DebtFreeJoel) to discuss building wealth within Black communities. In this episode of Impostrix Podcast, they explore the factors contributing to the wealth gap between racial groups and discuss practical strategies to live debt free and build Black wealth. Joel is an expert in finance with lived and learned knowledge on building wealth. Joel brings to this conversation his passion for financial litera...

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Dr. Ruth White, a renowned expert in stress management, a mental health advocate, a therapist, and a professor, joins Whitney Knox Lee to explore stress management, mental wellness and work-life balance. 

The conversation delves into recognizing when a job no longer aligns with an individual's values and life goals, taking into account lifestyle choices and financial decisions made along the way. Ruth introduces the c...

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What legacy burdens and intergenerational trauma do you carry? And how does this impact your career aspirations? What is intergenerational healing, and how do I get there?

In this episode, special guest Angela Tam, LMFT (they/she) delves into a powerful conversation about the profound impact of intergenerational trauma on professionals of color. They share their insights on working with first, second, and third-generation ...

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This conversation welcomes friend and fellow attorney Lorilei Williams. Lorilei is a thought leader in every space they occupy, and champions the practice of trauma-informed advocacy. Lorilei walks us through their personal history as a migrant, a trans, non-binary child to a Korean mother and white American soldier, an advocate, and artist living with Complex PTSD (C-PTSD). Lorilei approaches their legal advocacy will all their id...

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What is liberation? And what does compassion have to do with it? 

Join Whitney and this weeks’ guest, Iyabo Onipede, in a thought-provoking conversation on the transformative power of compassion as a catalyst for personal and societal liberation. Iyabo, a Yoruba, biracial woman, shares her perspective on life, purpose, compassion and liberation.

In this episode we:

-       Share our journeys of self-discovery and challenging societal ...

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What does it take for Black and Latino/a/x scholars to break through the gatekeeping in academia? 

In this episode, we gain a deeper understanding of the struggle women of color encounter in the pursuit of tenure and how these inequities are reshaping the landscape of higher education.  Katie Acosta Ph.D., an academic trailblazer and fellow podcaster, shares her journey as a queer-identified, Afro-Latina professor and scho...

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