14 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

    • True Crime
    • 4.9, 57 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

    Mid-Season Check-in: I Think Ms. Lilada Found Her Missing F*cks!

    Mid-Season Check-in: I Think Ms. Lilada Found Her Missing F*cks!

    This week, host Lilada Gee is joined in conversation with her daughter and producer, Alexandra, and creative director, Cassandra (not to mention a 3-year aged bottle of rum).

    If the "f-bomb" offends you, brace yourselves and your ears, for a raw and honest conversation during this impromptu girl chat about the current frustrations and circumstances in America.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    What is it about Ms. Hill?

    What is it about Ms. Hill?

    To wrap up conversations with the Wright Middle School community, we speak with former principals, Nancy Evans and Dr. Ed Holmes, who knew Erika throughout her time at Wright. While they reflect on Erika Hill’s quiet presence, they begin to recall moments with Taylin Marie Hill - Erika’s guardian and abuser. 

    What was it about Ms. Hill that stayed with them to this day?

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    We would love your support: patreon.com/Lilada 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    What Happened to Erika's Light?

    What Happened to Erika's Light?

    As we unravel Erika Hill's story, most of the accounts so far amplify her life in the midst of abuse and neglect. So much so it begs the question, "Was Erika's life always that way?" 

    This week we talk with Mr. & Mrs. Davis, former educators & directors of the African American Ethnic Academy (Madison, WI) who met Erika when she first arrived in Wisconsin. It is a heartbreaking conversation of "what could have been," yet a helpful discussion of the essence of a young girl with a brilliant light.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Erika's Death Was Not Our Fault, Right? Right?!

    Erika's Death Was Not Our Fault, Right? Right?!

    As we piece together the puzzle that was Erika Hill’s life, we find out that more may have been known about her terrible circumstances than originally thought. 

    Joining us for this week’s conversation is Laurel Ravelo, Wright Middle School’s counselor, who was a part of a team effort to uncover Erika’s secret. In this episode, the host, Lilada Gee, asks challenging questions about why Erika may have been an afterthought to the world around her and the personal cost Erika took to expose her truth

    • 58 min
    What Does Carla Remember About Erika?

    What Does Carla Remember About Erika?

    Following a chance meeting, we are joined in conversation with Carla Williams, former classmate and friend of Erika Hill. In remembering her, she reveals a heartbreaking moment before Erika's disappearance in 2004. 

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    We would love your support: patreon.com/Lilada 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Beyond the Conversation

    Beyond the Conversation

    In this "Beyond the Conversation," creative director, Cassandra Marzette, joins our host, Lilada,  and guest, Jyneeva, in a raw and unfiltered conversation about Erika Hill and the challenges we face when using “mental health” as a scapegoat.

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    We would love your support: patreon.com/Lilada 

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Cassandra Marzette ,

Brilliant. Daring. Powerful.

Lilada Gee is an incredible host who dares to ask the difficult questions in exchange for accountability, truth, and awareness. The importance of her work and the conversations should not be undervalued as she allows us - the audience - to not only engage but find meaning throughout. Stories are important, and a platform that gives space for the voices of the unheard, of Black women and children, is something she embraces wholeheartedly.

Yuke her ,

It’s ABOUT TIME!

It’s about time this topic got put center-stage again! I LOVE Lilada’s RAW style of delivery. Her passion comes through very honest. If you don’t like facts, this show may not be for you.

Lexi Nicole Badger ,

Powerful

Super raw, powerful and thought-provoking podcast!!!! So important to have these stories brought to light and shared as the beginning steps to bringing change. Really enjoy listening, even though the stories are hard

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