50 episodes

Join host, Lilada Gee – a warrior, healer, community mother, (but certainly not a singer) - in gripping conversations committed to highlighting the experiences and stories of Black girls and women. As an unapologetic voice in defense of Black girls, meet her at the frontlines each week discussing topics that most impact our girls in their homes, schools, and communities. You will not want to miss one single, fearless conversation!

Subscribe to lilada.org to stay updated! And to help support our work, visit patreon.com/Lilada.

Host - Lilada Gee
Producer - Alexandra Gee Lewis
Creative Director/Sound Engineer - Cassandra Marzette
Sound Engineer - Patrick Stockland
Music Composition - Zachary Moncrieff
Recorded at WORT 89.9 FM in Madison, WI

Theme Music - “Limitless” beat made and produced by MGJ Beats - https://mgjproduction.com/

Transition Music - “Moon” beat made and produced by Chuki Beats - http://www.youtube.com/user/CHUKImusic

Defending Black Girlhood Lilada Gee

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 78 Ratings

Join host, Lilada Gee – a warrior, healer, community mother, (but certainly not a singer) - in gripping conversations committed to highlighting the experiences and stories of Black girls and women. As an unapologetic voice in defense of Black girls, meet her at the frontlines each week discussing topics that most impact our girls in their homes, schools, and communities. You will not want to miss one single, fearless conversation!

Subscribe to lilada.org to stay updated! And to help support our work, visit patreon.com/Lilada.

Host - Lilada Gee
Producer - Alexandra Gee Lewis
Creative Director/Sound Engineer - Cassandra Marzette
Sound Engineer - Patrick Stockland
Music Composition - Zachary Moncrieff
Recorded at WORT 89.9 FM in Madison, WI

Theme Music - “Limitless” beat made and produced by MGJ Beats - https://mgjproduction.com/

Transition Music - “Moon” beat made and produced by Chuki Beats - http://www.youtube.com/user/CHUKImusic

    What Are Things I Wished My Mama Told Me?

    What Are Things I Wished My Mama Told Me?

    Is there something you wish your Mama told you? In our final throwback episode from her days at WORT 89.9 FM, Lilada Gee asks: What is some of the best advice your mama ever gave you?, What should Black mamas teach their Black daughters?, and more!

    For more information about Lilada Gee and her work, visit Lilada.org and subscribe to her mailing list!

    Featuring special guests Alexandra Gee-Lewis, Lenora Rodin, and Jillian Stacey.

    • 50 min
    Who Was Fannie Lou Hamer and Other Black Women of the Civil Rights Movement?

    Who Was Fannie Lou Hamer and Other Black Women of the Civil Rights Movement?

    In our next "throwback" episode, Lilada takes a look at her top ten heroines of the Civil Rights movements in honor of Black History Month.

    Featuring long-time Madison resident and activist, Brandi Grayson. Brandi is the co-founder of Young, Gifted and Black and founder of Urban Triage in Madison, WI. 

    Originally recorded with WORT in Madison, WI February 2017. 

    • 53 min
    Why Do We Need Black Woman Heal Day? Back to Ground Zero

    Why Do We Need Black Woman Heal Day? Back to Ground Zero

    As we prep for Season 3, we thought it important to not only remember where we started, but how this continues to be relevant today. In "Ground Zero," Lilada Gee passionately advocates for the importance of healing ourselves and how, when we heal the Black girl inside of us, we can better defend Black girlhood to come. In honor of Black Woman Heal Day - April 1st - what can we do today and beyond to heal and honor ourselves? How can we advocate for our stories? What can we do to defend Black girlhood?

    • 11 min
    What is Black Woman Heal Day?

    What is Black Woman Heal Day?

    Black Woman Heal Day (April 1st) was founded by Lilada Gee with a mission to increase prevention, awareness, and healing efforts of sexual abuse throughout the African Diaspora.

    This throwback episode begins with Lilada's testimony in surviving childhood sexual abuse and why she started Black Woman Heal Day.

    Featuring Dr. Alice Belcher, Commissioner for the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and a member of the Milwaukee Domestic Violence Homicide Review Commission.

    • 44 min
    How Has Faith Shaped Civil Rights? with Rev. Dr. Alexander Gee

    How Has Faith Shaped Civil Rights? with Rev. Dr. Alexander Gee

    We're not quite back yet, but as we continue to build Season 3, tune into this oldie, but goodie! In this special segment from Lilada Gee's tenure on WORT's  89.9FM "A Public Affair" (2019), she is joined by Reverend Dr. Alexander Gee. Tune in as they discuss the history of Civil Rights in the Black church. Dr. Gee is the Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Church, founder and Executive Director of The Nehemiah Center of Urban Leadership and Justified Anger, as well as a self-proclaimed angry Black man.

    • 45 min
    What Do You Mean Season 2 Is Over?!

    What Do You Mean Season 2 Is Over?!

    We have reached the end of Season 2! In this episode, our host recaps some of the favorite conversations had this season, introduces our new team member and producer - Carla Williams - and previews the exciting conversations to come in Season 3! Also featuring Creative Director, Cassandra Marzette. 

    Subscribe to our newsletter! - Lilada.org
    We'd love to have your support! - patreon.com/Lilada

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Jesseonabike ,

Powerful words that the world needs to hear

I had to listen to episode 1 “ground zero” twice to let it all sink in. Lilada articulates the historical, epigenetic trauma that black girls and women all over the world carry with after centuries of abuse, rape, violence, subjugation, and disenfranchisement at the hands of men, and why it is so difficult to confront these deep scars. As a white man without any black girls in my family, her words hit me like a ton of bricks, and gave me a window of insight into a problem that I thought I knew something about, but learned that I know next to nothing. As a physician, the knowledge dropped on this podcast have helped me understand the emotional burden of many of my patients, and highlighted the fact that book knowledge can only teach you so much about the realities of your fellow human beings. Listen up White people! We have a burden of responsibility to hear these words and help create change. Lilada and her team have deep wisdom to share with you.

Kate Clay ,

Telling Erika’s Story

Lilada and her team give voice to Erika’s story and remind us all of the deep meaning of her life as well as our collective responsibility to defend black girlhood everywhere. During the dynamic interviews Lilada, meets every interviewee where they are and respectfully pushes them (and listeners) to re-examine how we show up for black girls and women in our lives. Lilada’s artwork, in all forms, offers healing, joy, voice, perspective and so for much for all involved. I don’t know about you, but I seriously need more of all of that in my life! Be well and be open to what changes are in store. ❤️☺️

DouglasWI1957 ,

The penny dropped for me near the end of episode 5...

If it had been a white family, they probably would have followed up. That’s it! And earlier on the social workers statement: “You know black men don’t care for their children…“ that subtly colors a judge’s court order. Add in the concern not to put a family into the system unnecessarily. Very nuanced stuff. To anyone considering whether or not to subscribe to this podcast: if you are white, subscribe. Don’t jump to episode five, it has all been well done, interesting, entertaining—in short, very worthwhile—from the beginning. But it has been a breakthrough for me in episode five.

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