100 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
    • 5.0 • 63 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 120: Homeschool Our Way with Elan Page, Part One

    Episode 120: Homeschool Our Way with Elan Page, Part One

    Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera discusses the rise in Black Homeschooling and talks with one black homeschooling mom about her decision. Elan Page is the host of the Homeschool Our Way Podcast and she’s a resource for families who are exploring the option of homeschooling.
     
    Connect with Elan Page:
    Website (HomeschoolOurWay.com), Instagram, Podcast (Homeschool Our Way)
     
    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.
     

    • 21 min
    Episode 119: Our Favorite Teacher, Kimmy Campbell

    Episode 119: Our Favorite Teacher, Kimmy Campbell

    Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes a former educator who was a favorite of the entire family. This elementary school teacher had a special connection with black and brown kids. Now, decades after teaching The Williamson Girls, Kimmy Campbell serves families in a different way.
     
    Mentioned:
    GreatSchools.org
    Niche.com school finder
    National Sex Offender Public Website, nsopw.gov
     
    Connect with Kimmy Campbell:
    campbell.group realtor website, email kimmy@campbell.group
     
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    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.
     

    • 30 min
    Episode 118: Nashville Black Wellness Collective

    Episode 118: Nashville Black Wellness Collective

    Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Dr. Kim Walker, one of the co-founders of The Nashville Black Wellness Collective. This organization hosts regular group experiences to pursue healthy living and form strong bonds with one another. This conversation is especially relevant as April is Minority Health Month.
     
    Mentioned:
    Yale University study, “Yale Study Documents Staggering Toll of Health Disparities for Black Americans”
     
    Connect with Nashville Black Wellness Collective:
    Website, Instagram, Facebook
     
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    Facebook, Instagram, Website
     
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    • 27 min
    Episode 117: Bon Voyage - Tips from a Black Travel Enthusiast

    Episode 117: Bon Voyage - Tips from a Black Travel Enthusiast

    Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Lisa Swift-Young, a sales and marketing executive, an entrepreneur, speaker and author. She has a passion for travel, both domestically and outside of the U.S. Today she discusses the benefits of traveling with children and the ways getting outside of our normal routine can help them discover more about themselves and other cultures.
     
    Mentioned:
    LisaSwiftYoung.com
    Lisa’s books:  Pause 2 Praise, Power of 3
     
    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.
     

    • 27 min
    Episode 116: Black Mental Health with Dr. Jessica Henry

    Episode 116: Black Mental Health with Dr. Jessica Henry

    Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Dr. Jessica Henry, a licensed clinical psychologist and the CEO of Community Impact.  This organization’s mission includes helping individuals affected by trauma. Today we discuss the importance of making sure all people have access to quality mental health care.
     
    Mentioned:
    Community Impact, ImpactTheCommunity.com
    Dr. Henry’s book, Healing Racial Stress Workbook for Black Teens: Skills to Help You Manage Emotions, Resist Racism, and Feel Empowered
    Community Impact on Instagram
    BlackMentalWellness.com
    Black Mental Wellness on Instagram
    National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline - 988
     
    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 115: Beyond February

    Episode 115: Beyond February

    Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera talks about the role of storytelling as we learn lessons from black history that guide us all year long.
     
    Mentioned:
    Rosenwald schools
     
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    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

5.0 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 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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