We Flesh

We Flesh

In this here place, Black women be… Each episode explores topics relevant to Black women thriving in these here troubling times. Hosted by Lisa Anderson and Amikaeyla Gaston: an offering of the Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle.


March 13, 2023 55 mins

In this final episode of the season, we talk about emboldening our young Black youth to love their bodies, to be in their bodies. Guest Thokozani Ndaba guides us through her work of maneuvering through the objectification and over-sexualization of Black bodies, and together we learn how she turns that mess into treasure. How can we own our sexuality while also realizing that we live in a dangerous world for Black bodie...

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Beauty, grace, and stillness. Ericka Huggins, a founder of the Black Panther Party joins us today to discuss the journey of slowing down, sitting still, and breathing. She shares her stories of developing a meditation while incarcerated, including a period of solitary confinement. We also explore the importance of telling children the truth, the journey of being with joy, and the battalion to uplift and reflect love on one another ...

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Using art to reveal truth...today we talk with Michelle Browder: artist, activist, and artivist who creates art commemorating Black women in joy and love. Michelle describes the inspiration and process in building The Mothers of Gynecology monument, as well as purchasing the building at the site of Dr. Marion Simm’s experiments, reclaiming it as a space for the maternal health of Black women, and changing the medical profession thr...

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Today, Black Women Be Managing!!! Susan Callender, business leader, consultant, and coach, joins us to talk about how Black women can own their own businesses and not just survive, but thrive. We explore manifesting security that is based in our own agendas, and how to BE the person who sets the agenda and scale, but not at a harmful cost to the self. Other topics include the necessity of taking care of ourselves first, even while ...

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Oh, the power that story and song give to Black Women to heal and thrive! Dr. JoAnne Terrell joins us to share her journey of singing, playwriting, and  transforming lives with music and theater. Plus, the not-so-hard leap from preacher to actor, the importance of being a beginner when one, and how we can all be artists and embody art in any medium, and the need for a singer to sing in order to be. This week's offering: Rock and Br...

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Welcome, Beloveds, to our new podcast! On this inaugural episode, hosts Lisa Anderson and Amikaeyla Gaston explore it means to be in conversation and relationship with another Black woman, what Toni Morrison may have meant when she said “We Flesh” and how that might resonate with Black women, now. Plus, finding joy in a moment that feels apocalyptic, how spirituality affects us both in and out of The Church, excitement about upcomi...

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