49 episodes

Brown Mama Bear is a place for parents to get support, input and encouragement to combat the negative effects our racialized society has on kids. Learn ways to help your child navigate negative stereotyping, low expectations and micro-aggressions, among other things, that can damage self-esteem. Come on the journey, join the movement, raise well-adjusted black and brown kids.

Brown Mama Bear Shanera Williamson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

Brown Mama Bear is a place for parents to get support, input and encouragement to combat the negative effects our racialized society has on kids. Learn ways to help your child navigate negative stereotyping, low expectations and micro-aggressions, among other things, that can damage self-esteem. Come on the journey, join the movement, raise well-adjusted black and brown kids.

    Episode 9, Season 4: Seasons of Love, The College Years, with Pastor Rod and First Lady Sheri Hairston, Part One

    Episode 9, Season 4: Seasons of Love, The College Years, with Pastor Rod and First Lady Sheri Hairston, Part One

    Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Pastor Rod and First Lady Sheri Hairston to continue discussing her series Seasons of Love.  Together they share their experiences in raising kids through the college years of life.
     
    Mentioned:
    Messiah Community Church, Baltimore, MD
    Rod’s books, Cover Him, Cover Her
     
    Connect with Rod Hairston:
    Website rodhairston.com (Marriage Coaching for Leaders)
    Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
     
    Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear:
    Facebook, Instagram, Website
     
    Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.

    • 29 min
    Episode 8, Season 4: Seasons of Love, The High School Years, with Keidron Turner

    Episode 8, Season 4: Seasons of Love, The High School Years, with Keidron Turner

    Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera continues her series Seasons Of Love with a focus on the high school years.  She welcomes Keidron Turner to the show, a college student at Belmont University who shares his experience of challenging racial myths and stereotypes during his high school career.
     
    Mentioned:
    Black Tennessee Voices Symposium 2022
    Belmont University
    Protest in Pulaski, TN, for removal of Sam Davis statue
    Sam Davis, Pulaski, TN
     
    Connect with Keidron Turner:
    Facebook, LinkedIn
     
    Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear:
    Facebook, Instagram, Website
     
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    • 26 min
    Episode 7, Season 4: Seasons of Love, The Middle School Years, with Rolunda Hicks

    Episode 7, Season 4: Seasons of Love, The Middle School Years, with Rolunda Hicks

    Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Rolunda Hicks to continue discussing her series Seasons of Love.  Together they share their experiences in raising kids through the middle school years of life.
     
    Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear:
    Facebook, Instagram, Website
     
    Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.

    • 28 min
    Episode 6, Season 4: Seasons of Love, The Elementary Years, with Torrie Oglesby

    Episode 6, Season 4: Seasons of Love, The Elementary Years, with Torrie Oglesby

    Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera continues her Seasons of Love series with Torrie Oglesby. Torrie is a home-school mother of 3 who lives in North Carolina with her husband.  She can be found on the influential YouTube channel The Oglesby Ohana.
     
    Mentioned:
    The Oglesby Ohana YouTube channel
    The Fruitful Vine podcast
    Connect with Torrie Oglesby: Instagram 
    Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear:
    Facebook, Instagram, Website
     
    Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.

    • 31 min
    Episode 5, Season 4: Seasons of Love - The Early Years, with Jesse and Ronya Green

    Episode 5, Season 4: Seasons of Love - The Early Years, with Jesse and Ronya Green

    Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Jesse and Ronya Green to begin a series on raising kids through the many stages of life.  Jesse and Ronya are just starting out, parenting a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old.  They share their experience for this early stage of raising kids.
     
    Mentioned:
    TILL movie
    Emmett Till
     
    Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear:
    Facebook, Instagram, Website
     
    Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.

    • 25 min
    Episode 4, Season 4: Looking Forward to the Holidays with Shanera Williamson

    Episode 4, Season 4: Looking Forward to the Holidays with Shanera Williamson

    Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera shares some fun thoughts on why she is looking forward to the holiday season.
     
    Mentioned:
    The Bodyguard movie, 30th anniversary
    I Wanna Dance With Somebody movie
    The Woman King movie
    The book Truth’s Table: Black Women’s Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation
     
    Connect with Shanera and Brown Mama Bear:
    Facebook, Instagram, Website
     
    Make sure you share Brown Mama Bear with at least 3 friends so you have someone to talk with about these things.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Mama300 ,

Awesome support system for my brown babies

Great guests, love the delivery, and the lessons with each podcast. So many nuggets to learn from. A must for mamas with brown babies in mostly white schools.

Pastor Felicia ,

Books for Black and Brown children

Thanks for today’s episode. As a grandmother who loves books it was great to hear about the inspiration for each of Dorena’s books. I look forward to picking up a few to have in our family library.

J. Anthony Cruz ,

J. Anthony Cruz

As a parent of brown children while living in a predominantly white neighborhood, I must say the perspective Shanera offers on Brown Mama Bear is truly valuable and so needed within our culture. Shanera’s insight on the subject comes from a deep and authentic place. Super excited to hear more episodes!

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