9 episodes

BGCL is a monthly podcast that explores nature as a way to connect to self, community, and the living world. Each month we dive into a new theme with stories and interviews that center the perspectives and experiences of people of color.

We believe that nature is for everyone and that the outside will guide you inward.

Dive deeper into the themes in the monthly BGCL Magazine and spotify playlists: BGCL.substack.com

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Black Girl Country Living Hillarie Maddox

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BGCL is a monthly podcast that explores nature as a way to connect to self, community, and the living world. Each month we dive into a new theme with stories and interviews that center the perspectives and experiences of people of color.

We believe that nature is for everyone and that the outside will guide you inward.

Dive deeper into the themes in the monthly BGCL Magazine and spotify playlists: BGCL.substack.com

bgcl.substack.com

    A Season of Letting Go

    A Season of Letting Go

    Living in connection with the seasons is a core part of rewilding, and the fall season is all about letting go. While it sound simple, learning to actually release and make space is a practice that takes time, and this year I discovered that letting go is connected to my ability to be grateful. On the show today, I share some difficult things I released this fall and what releasing made space to invite in.
    Upcoming Events:
    Rewilding Workshop: Balancing Being
    Most of us were handed somebody else’s definition of a good life, and we never considered what we wanted for ourselves. It’s time to change that. All are welcome for this 2-hour online workshop to learn fresh perspectives and embodied rewilding practices to move towards a new vision. Join us:
    November 29th, 3pm - 5pm PST or December 10th, 2pm - 4pm PST
    As a thank you to my newsletter audience, use the code rewild for 50% off the ticket price! I appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you there.
    Coming 2024: Rewilding Breathwork
    The rewilding journey requires deeper awareness of our bodies—to feel the emotions, engage with the senses, and learn the language it speaks. It requires us to know through experience, not through logic or reason. Our breath is a powerful place to begin this work and I am excited to share a tool that has helped me stay rooted in the present and grow my capacity for navigating the complexity of our world. More to come!
    ABOUT BGCL Podcast:
    Black Girl Country Living Podcast explores how we create meaningful lives through healing, unlearning, and connecting to nature. Listen in for ideas on finding ourselves, reclaiming Earth wisdom, building community, and more.
    Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/blackgirl.countryliving/
    Subscribe to the magazine: bgcl.substack.com
    Inquiries and more about BGCL: https://www.blackgirlcountryliving.com/


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bgcl.substack.com

    • 14 min
    Turning a New Leaf

    Turning a New Leaf

    An exciting announcement: Rewilding Coaching is here!
    Over the last several years, developing a relationship with nature has helped me to get clear about what is important to me and go after those things unapologetically.
    It has asked me again and again in a world that is literally burning--what am I willing to stand for.
    After years of writing and processing this journey, I am so honored to offer a space where other women can find healing, connection and transformation by connecting with nature.
    A relationship to nature has made me a better mother to my kids, a more collaborative partner to my husband, and less critical voice towards myself. It has helped me to take greater accountability in my life, build trust for my own decision-making, and to believe that a different way is possible for all of us.
    And now it is your turn to expand your life through lessons from nature.
    I have 2 openings for 1:1 Rewilding Coaching this fall. During our time together, you will have support and resources to help you to slow down, get clear on what matters most to you, and deepen your connection to those things.
    If you feel ready and excited to work with me, applications are open thru October 14th.
    Rewilding Coaching --> Apply Now!
    Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/blackgirl.countryliving/
    Subscribe to the newsletter: bgcl.substack.com
    Learn more about BGCL: https://www.blackgirlcountryliving.com/


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bgcl.substack.com

    • 11 min
    Belonging | Podcast Edition

    Belonging | Podcast Edition

    Hello Wild One,
    Where do you find belonging? Is it something that is within us or something that we find outside of ourselves? This month, we explore where we find it and how nature offers us spaces of belonging. We discuss how communities amplify belonging so more people can feel that sense of deep connection.

    On the episode today, you will hear:
    * An evolving understanding of belonging in Words on Rewilding.
    * A conversation with Samad Hinton about creating communities of belonging outdoors.
    * Wrap-up this season of the BGCL podcast and a hint at what is coming next.
    Get more on these topics in the Belonging Edition of the BGCL Magazine.

    Guest today:
    * Samad Hinton: Check out BLK Beetles on Instagram or join the online community for virtual wellness events.
    Keep the good vibes going with the BGCL monthly playlist curated by Udie Chima:

    ABOUT BGCL Podcast:
    Black Girl Country Living Podcast explores nature as a way to connect to ourselves, community, and the living world. Each month we dive into a new theme with stories and interviews that center the perspectives and experiences of people of color.
    We are a collective on a journey to find healing in nature and discover how the outside can guide us inward. Join us each moth for thoughtful conversations, new perspectives, and fresh insights on how to rewild.
    * Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/blackgirl.countryliving/
    * Subscribe to the magazine: bgcl.substack.com
    * Inquiries and more about BGCL: https://www.blackgirlcountryliving.com/


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bgcl.substack.com

    • 28 min
    Essentials | Podcast Edition

    Essentials | Podcast Edition

    What is essential in your life?
    This month, we are weighing what we need to live and what makes life worth living. These essential reminders are all around us, from the soil under our feet to the possessions in our home. Nature is taking us back to the basics and giving us some fundamental lessons on life.

    On the episode today, you will hear:
    * What ducks taught be about care in Words on Rewilding
    * A Kith Card from sustainability blogger and minimalist (Antónia Mussache on instagram and blog)
    * A chat with a soil scientist on the brilliance of soil (Jules on Instagram and YouTube)

    Guests today:
    * Antónia Mussache—instagram and blog
    * Jules—instagram and YouTube

    Get the Essential Playlist on Spotify!

    ABOUT BGCL Podcast:
    Black Girl Country Living Podcast explores nature as a way to connect to ourselves, community, and the living world. Each month we dive into a new theme with stories and interviews that center the perspectives and experiences of people of color.
    We are a collective on a journey to find healing in nature and discover how the outside can guide us inward. Join us each moth for thoughtful conversations, new perspectives, and fresh insights on how to rewild.
    * Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/blackgirl.countryliving/
    * Subscribe to the magazine: bgcl.substack.com
    * Inquiries and more about BGCL: https://www.blackgirlcountryliving.com/


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bgcl.substack.com

    • 32 min
    Light | Podcast Edition

    Light | Podcast Edition

    Spring is upon us and this month we are celebrating LIGHT.
    Light draws us out of darkness, expands our awareness, and guides us into new edges of ourselves. This month, light brings us lessons on vulnerability, spiritual callings, love, and more.
    On the episode today, you will hear:
    * A note from the editor on light inspiring a step into the unknown
    * A Kith Card from a nature photographer who found his calling in light
    * A chat with a friend about love as a form of light and where we find it in nature
    * Rewilding Experiences: Rewilding Circle waitlist is now open to BIPOC women who want to learn to return home to themselves with nature.
    Guests today:
    * Javaris Johnson on Instagram
    * Amina Laela on Instagram and Muvaland Beach

    ABOUT BGCL Podcast:
    Black Girl Country Living Podcast explores nature as a way to connect to ourselves, community, and the living world. Each month we dive into a new theme with stories and interviews that center the perspectives and experiences of people of color.
    We are a collective on a journey to find healing in nature and discover how the outside can guide us inward. Join us each moth for thoughtful conversations, new perspectives, and fresh insights on how to rewild.
    * Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/blackgirl.countryliving/
    * Subscribe to the magazine: bgcl.substack.com
    * Inquiries and more about BGCL: https://www.blackgirlcountryliving.com/



    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bgcl.substack.com

    • 36 min
    Freedom | Podcast Edition

    Freedom | Podcast Edition

    Let's step out into nature and see what wisdom she can share about FREEDOM.
    Freedom is something that most of us take for granted, but we rarely stop to think about what it really means. Where it comes from and the many forms that it can take. This month we are taking in lessons that nature has to teach us about freedom.

    On the episode today, you will hear:
    * My note to you about trees, loss, and freedom
    * A Kith Card from multi-generational farmer and freedom on the land
    * A chat with a friend about Harriet Tubman and her brilliance
    * An update on our first Rewilding Experience and what’s coming next

    Be sure to get the BGCL VIBES playlist this month and go deeper into the theme of freedom.

    Guests today:
    * Bethaney Wilkinson of A More Beautiful Way
    * Jocelyn Rice of Black Earth United

    ABOUT BGCL:
    Black Girl Country Living Podcast explores nature as a way to connect to ourselves, community, and the living world. Each month we dive into a new theme with stories and interviews that center the perspectives and experiences of people of color. 
    We are a collective on a journey to find healing in nature and discover how the outside can guide us inward. If you already grab a cup of tea. Take a deep breath to ground yourself in this moment and let's rewild.
    Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/blackgirl.countryliving/
    Subscribe to the magazine: bgcl.substack.com
    Learn more about BGCL: https://www.blackgirlcountryliving.com/


    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bgcl.substack.com

    • 28 min

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Such a beautiful offering!

I find myself listening to each episode two, three times and always notice a beautiful gem of wisdom each time.

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