"More Than Metaphors" is a virtual love space for those poetic and poetic-ish voices to examine the question: What happens when we find the courage to live our poetry out loud? A conversation led by Author, Educator, Entrepreneur and Poet Dr. Kecia Brown (“Dr. Kecia”); More Than Metaphors combines guest interviews and posts from Dr. Kecia’s blog which focuses on transformative learning, love, justice, and liberation. Each episode of this podcast will provide encouragement for leading more meaningful, spirited and poetic lives.
In part one of this three-part episode (so much goodness), entrepreneur, educator and “space curator” Alisa France stops by to celebrate “The Nikole Hannah-Jones Effect.” Alisa also shares her learning journey navigating work environments. This episode was recorded on 7/6/21.
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In this second part of her three-part conversation with Dr. Kecia, Alisa France continues her reflections on “The Nikole Hannah-Jones Effect” and the messages sent to Black women professionals, as well as discussing some of the very real barriers to thriving (and beyond) in the workplace. Alisa also introduces us to the concepts of “The Box and The Balloon.”
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In this final part of her conversation with Dr. Kecia, Alisa France talks about her hopes for our next generation leaders, while giving Nikole Hannah-Jones her flowers for providing a blueprint on excellence and the power of the ultimate Flex.
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Dr. Kecia and guest therapist Anthony Parham, continue their conversation from Part 1 and talk candidly about surviving, learning and thriving after divorce in Part 2. Here are 7 Questions to reflect on from the conversation:
In this two-part episode, Dr. Kecia speaks with licensed marriage/family therapist and content creator, Anthony Parham.
In this first episode, Anthony discusses how he goes about supporting youth in the foster care system; clients of his practice, Circle of Life Therapies; as well as advocating for himself and his sons with power and purpose.
In this episode, Dr. Kecia speaks with Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Satira Streeter Corbitt (“Dr. Satira”). Dr. Satira talks about her journey to supporting the love, genius and wellbeing of families through her practice, Ascensions Psychological Services, Inc. She also shares parenting tips and advice for couples, as well as shares excerpts from her first children’s book “Black Genius: A Journal of History and Affirmation.”
In this episode, Dr. Kecia shares a poem that she wrote inspired by I Corinthians 13:4-7 (NLT version).
Sending love to all of the readers in the United States, India, Pakistan, Canada, Ecuador, Romania, Russia, Croatia, Sweden and Denmark, who read the poem moments after it was published on drkeciab.com!
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Artist: Musiq Soulchild
TRIGGER WARNING: This poem was written May 25, 2020 after the heinous murder of George Floyd one year ago today. This poem depicts violent imagery, yet not nearly as violent as what the world witnessed on the day (now) 7-year old Gianna Floyd had her father ripped from her life.
The contents of this poem may be haunting and are not meant for young audiences, those who have witnessed or have directly experienced forms of violence. P...
In this episode, Dr. Kecia shares a poem that she wrote honoring our next generation leaders during this Graduation Season.
Song for this Episode: “I Believe”
Album: Tomorrow We Live
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Today’s guest is award-winning educator, activist, author and poet, Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz. Dr. Sealey-Ruiz talks about her healing journey chronicled in her two works of poetry: “Love from the Vortex and Other Poems” and her forthcoming book “The Peace Chronicles.”
In this “compassionately honest” conversation, Dr. Kecia and Dr. Sealey-Ruiz examines how our ability to speak our truths with love, while interrupting destructive way...
Sociologist, Author and Higher Education Leader, Dr. A. Rafik Mohamed reflects on the intersections of storytelling and politics in remembering (recalling) his journey from D.C. to California, while re-membering (putting together again) a feeling of home. He and Dr. Kecia also square off on a hip hop trivia challenge to (possibly) end their 20+ year East Coast/West Coast beef [Timestamp: 53:45-1:04]!
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Part one of a conversation with one of the co-hosts of the “The Adjacent Self” podcast and Principal of Kendra Dorlenda Coaching & Consulting. Kendra Stewart reflects on her evolution into supporting the personal development of others. She also talks about the importance of re-connecting to the world around us while keeping “Instagram Ash” at bay.
Are you “Instagram Ashy?” Listen to this episode and find out!
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Our very first More than Metaphors interview is with Author, Poet and Inglewood’s Mahogany Son, Kian A. Furnace and his amazing wife, ReShockie Furnace! This lively and thought-provoking conversation looks at what and how we can learn to love ourselves and others after experiencing divorce.
Kian and ReShockie share their truths (and lots of laughter) as they discuss how they went about their healing process and eventually found the...
Reflecting on the lessons from Meghan Markle’s experiences and the recent mass shootings, Dr. Kecia shares her thoughts and gives us 7 Questions for our Selfwork (vs. homework).
This episode is also a blog post and is available at https://drkeciab.com/2021/03/21/a-cure-within-the-contagion/
How can we begin to examine, transform and/or exit those romantic relationships (real and imagined) that are built on pain, destructive tendencies, emotional abuse, self-deception, and self-abandonment? Dr. Kecia shares her experience and drops the 7 Questions for us to consider.
Much love to the real Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith!
This episode is also a blog post and is available at https://drkeciab.com/2021/02/20/how-dare-you...
Reflecting on the life and legacy of Ms. Cicely Tyson, Dr. Kecia examines the lessons that regret can provide, while sharing with us her 7 Questions for managing Fear of Success/Fear of Failure.
This episode is also a blog post and is available at https://drkeciab.com/2021/02/06/when-regret-teaches-take-notes/.
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This episode is a showering of love during a time when it feels like love is slipping away. This reminder, written on Valentine's Day 2021, is also available as a blog post: http://drkeciab.com/2021/02/14/my-valentines-gift-to-you/.
Interested in hearing a particular post brought into the podcast? Email Dr. Kecia: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message. Who knows, we might even pla...
"More Than Metaphors" is a virtual love space for those poetic and poetic-ish voices to examine the question: What happens when we find the courage to live our poetry out loud? A conversation led by Author, Educator, Entrepreneur and Poet Dr. Kecia Brown (“Dr. Kecia”); More Than Metaphors combines guest interviews and posts from Dr. Kecia’s blog which focuses on transformative learning, love, justice, and liberation. Each e...
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