29 episodes

Podcast by Brandy Varnado

Brandy Was Here the Podcast Brandy Varnado

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Podcast by Brandy Varnado

    S2E18: How to Design Your Life

    S2E18: How to Design Your Life

    In this episode of the podcast I speak with two successful entrepreneurs about how they make it work. Like for real for real. From starting with no plan and making that leap to scaling and structuring your time properly. My guests talk through their fears, beliefs and their futures to inspire you to do the same.

    Growing up, founder Jacqueline Carrington, never saw images of nail polish colors reflected on brown skin tones, which made her skip nail polish all together growing up. It wasn’t until her 3-year old daughter Monroe, at the time, started coming back from visits with her GiGi (grandma) with her nails painted, that Jacqueline had a newfound interest. She founded People of Color Beauty just two years ago and has already grown the business into nail salons and retail stores not to mention being featured in high profile media spotlighting her work.

    Bianca Beasley is an entrepreneur, small business owner, speaker, full time mom and wife.

    Bianca’s business resume includes multiple business ventures. Paint and Jrink, a local art studio located in New Orleans. All Things Peace, all natural goods boutique and online. The Capsule, retail shop located in New Orleans housing art, sessions, retail items and more.

    Additionally, Bianca hosts empowerment events for her community along with speaking engagements.

    Want to connect with Bianca? Follow her on Instagram @biancawrites @allthingspeacenola @paintandjrinknola or visit All things Peace website. https://www.allthingspeace.com/

    Stay connected with Jacqueline Shop https://www.peopleofcolorbeauty.com/shop
    Follow us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/peopleofcolorbeauty/

    • 1 hr 38 min
    S2E17: Ask Brandy Q+A

    S2E17: Ask Brandy Q+A

    In this episode I tackle a few listeners questions answering everything from my biggest failures to my dating life.

    For more information on any of the courses and resources mentioned visit my website at www.BrandyWasHere.com

    Also, I mention organizations I am actively supporting. Check them out below

    Rich City Kids https://www.richcitykids.org/

    Be-Imaginative Collective https://be-imaginative.org/

    EAT Sports Foundation https://www.eatsportsfoundation.org/

    • 40 min
    S2E16: Why Showing Up Matters

    S2E16: Why Showing Up Matters

    This episode explores what it means to show up for yourself and how to allow others to show up fo you. I talk about what discipline looks like in real time, why being brutally honest with yourself is key and why physical proximity is important for growth.

    Learn more at www.brandywashere.com

    • 27 min
    S2E15: How to Liberate a Community Through Education

    S2E15: How to Liberate a Community Through Education

    Creating safe spaces to dialogue, learn and heal are necessary in our communities. In this episode, I chat with two individuals who are dong just that.

    Darius White is a first-generation college graduate turned English teacher with both a bachelor's and master's degree from Stanford University. Almost a decade into teaching, he works as a full-time high school English teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as serves as a board member for the San Francisco Education Fund, which aims to support students and families in the local public school system. He uses his classroom and social media platforms to invite activists, advocates, allies, and educators into radical collaboration, inclusion, and liberation work. Lastly, when he is not lesson-planning or grading, he is working on sharing his experiences as a Black male educator on his personal blog, www.justblackthoughts.com.
    Instagram: theotherenglishteacher
    Professional Services Website: https://www.theotherenglishteacher.com
    Personal Blog: https://www.justblackthoughts.com
    "It's Not in the Syllabus" Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/deonna-darius
    Thought-Partner/Podcast Co-Host: Deonna Smith IG: @deonnasmith

    Myisha T is an awesome and sometimes exhausted mom to 3 different-ability children. She is an anti-racism guide, mental health activist, speaker, and entrepreneur who is passionate about women’s mental wellness and empowerment. A passionate advocate for mental wellness, Myisha T believes that when people get real, they can begin to heal. She founded the “Check Your Privilege” (CYP) movement, an online community, and a series of workshops that support women all over the world in exploring their relationships with power, privilege, and racism. A proponent for womxn of color having access to healing she’s co-leads Brown Sisters Speak a mental health peer support and women's empowerment movement for BBIWoC. Find her online @myishathill @ckyourprivilege or https://checkyourprivilege.co/

    • 1 hr 52 min
    S2E14: How to Stay in the Moment

    S2E14: How to Stay in the Moment

    Focusing on the present without worry about the future or past is what staying in the moment truly means. So how do we do this successfully?

    In this episode I share my personal life hack for welcoming peace in my life through the practice of mediation and knowledge of self. I also dish more about human design theory, numerology, my obsession with astrology and letting go of toxic folks.

    Visit www.brandywashere.com for information on courses, guides and accountability coaching.

    • 28 min
    S2E13: How to Manifest But Do the Work

    S2E13: How to Manifest But Do the Work

    I am sure you've heard of the term manifesting, but what does it mean? Many people have this superficial idea that if I simply think it and speak it then its mine. Yes, but also no. You have to manifest AND do the work.

    In this episode I break down the definition of manifesting, debunk myths surrounding manifesting, share why manifesting is important and explain how you can use it to your advantage.

    Also, grab your MANIFEST....BUT DO THE WORK tee or hoodie in collaboration with Chill and Grow Apparel on my website.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

DoeNation ,

Great Podcast

Yo I’m so juiced for you, I remember the first show so to hear you with your sponsor breaks and all is a good feeling of growth. Thanks for having us as guest. I hope others were able to pick up a thing or three.

Kaila Love ,

She's Dope

First of all, Brandy's voice is just pleasant and calming to listen to! Her podcast is perfect for giving you a boost of positivity and productivity. Listen to this podcast!

Bay Explorer ,

Great listen

Lots of good talking points, was easy to listen to even while I was working. Enjoyed the guest speaker a lot!

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