60 episodes

Dem Black Mamas answers all the questions yo mama won't! From sex & dream chasing to adulting & raising free Black children in an unfree world, Crystal Tennille Irby, NeKisha Killings, & Thea Monyee, three #BlackMamaCreatives give you all the #BlackMamaMagic your heart can hold.

Dem Black Mamas Podcast Dem Black Mamas

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 108 Ratings

Dem Black Mamas answers all the questions yo mama won't! From sex & dream chasing to adulting & raising free Black children in an unfree world, Crystal Tennille Irby, NeKisha Killings, & Thea Monyee, three #BlackMamaCreatives give you all the #BlackMamaMagic your heart can hold.

    DBM Episode 39 Mothering, Art & Black Maternal Health

    DBM Episode 39 Mothering, Art & Black Maternal Health

    Dear Mama,
    When it comes to Black Maternal Health, our work is not over when Black mothers survive and the child is born alive and we will not let it fade into our peripheral.  In this episode we discuss being invited to do an art installation for Project Row Houses Round 50 entitled Race, Motherhood, and Health.  We also discuss the importance of art in this movement and art’s capacity like nothing else to creep into the crevices of culture and push us forward.  Before we jump into that convo we take a discuss witnessing our children during hard situations inspired by card number 19 from our Black Mama Magic Card Deck which reads I honor my child’s divine path.  We hope this episode reminds you that motherhood is not the graveyard of dreams, that our children are divine beings on their own divine journey, and when your mothership hits rough waters to soften. 
    SYLLABUS
    Church Announcements/Prayer Requests/Praise Reports:
    Black Mama Magic Mini Card Deck & Magic Evermore Summer Solstice Boxes are on SALE NOW Crystal is teaching writing and helping Black folks heal. NeKisha is getting her keynote on! Thea has a new web home and released her first book from her press.  Check the show notes for the episode for all the links to support us! Mac & Cheese
    Art & Black Maternal Health
    Black Mama Say
    A word to mamas from the mamas
    ASSIGNMENTS
    Visit our website demblackmamas.com to do TWO important things: 
    Invest in us by purchasing the Magic Evermore Summer Solstice Box or a Black Mama Magic Mini Card Deck  on SALE NOW!  Check our website for raw footage & images from our Black Maternal Health Art Installation. As always thanks for rockin with us.  For full show notes & time stamps check out website: demblackmamas.com  MORE WAYS TO INVEST IN US
    Invest in a platform curated by 3 Black women actively cultivating spaces rooted in healing, creativity, and liberation for Black mamas. Help us continue to be #BlackMamaBuilt:⠀⁣
    Don't just listen, subscribe Share with at least one person Follow us on any social media platform @demblackmamaspodcast Engage through social media comments, DM us or email with questions magic@demblackmamas.com Join our email list by visiting our website Patreon One Time Donation: PayPal Venmo Now let's get free yall & jump into Episode 39 of Dem Black Mamas!

    • 1 hr 29 min
    DBM Episode 38 Raising Transgender Children featuring Jamarah Amani & Michelle

    DBM Episode 38 Raising Transgender Children featuring Jamarah Amani & Michelle

    Dear Mama,
    Come celebrate with us.  Celebrate this beautiful mothering journey.  Celebrate with us the powerful legacy of Black motherhood that always offers healing, is abundant in creativity, and expands liberation. We are celebrating Women’s History Month by elevating the radical work of mothers raising transgender children.  In this episode guests midwife Jamarah Amani & Michelle are Black mothers building a Promise Land rooted in equity and love.
    We would like to say thank you for your patience during our unexpected hiatus while I was healing from COVID.  
    SYLLABUS
    Church Announcements/Prayer Requests/Praise Reports:
    All who have had COVID and lost love ones to COVID Frontline workers Gratitude Crystal writing workshop coming up on Sunday, March 28th & NeKisha's first conference keynote on Monday, March 29th (check the show notes on our website for registration links: demblackmamas.com)   Mac & Cheese:
    In this episode we talk with midwife Jamarah Amani & transgender youth advocate Michelle about what they learned about themselves & what raising transgender children taught them about liberation.  Black Mama Say:
    Black Mamas on The Insurrection ASSIGNMENTS
    Visit our website demblackmamas.com to do three important things: 
    Check the show notes for this episode & register of Crystal's writing workshop & register to hear NeKisha's first conference keynote. Our Black Mama Magic Mini Card Deck will be on sale again soon so sign up for our email list  And get yo mug on Mama and invest in us by purchasing a mug, which is our #MerchOfTheMonth from our Black Mama Magic Shop  All of these things can be done on our website demblackmamas.com As always thanks for rockin with us.  For full show notes check out website: demblackmamas.com 
    INVEST IN US
    Invest in a platform curated by 3 Black women actively cultivating spaces rooted in healing, creativity, and liberation for Black mamas. Help us continue to be #BlackMamaBuilt:⠀⁣
    Don't just listen, subscribe Share with at least one person Follow us on any social media platform @demblackmamaspodcast Engage through social media comments, DM us or email with questions magic@demblackmamas.com Join our email list by visiting our website Patreon Merch One Time Donation: PayPal Venmo Now let's get free yall & jump into Episode 37 of Dem Black Mamas!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    DBM Episode 37 Black Mama Beyond Borders w/ Aja Marie

    DBM Episode 37 Black Mama Beyond Borders w/ Aja Marie

    #DearMama  We have a right to explore all the ways to tap into our freedom.  Motherhood should be an opportunity, an experience, a journey of expansion.  Liberation is about breaking down any barrier that binds you, even borders.  We must always be willing to do whatever AND GO wherever we can to be free this lifetime. 
    SYLLABUS
    Church Announcements/Prayer Requests/Praise Reports:
    We got prayers & praise Thea & Crystal have workshops coming up on January 31st (check the show notes on our website for registration links: demblackmamas.com) Mac & Cheese:
    In this episode we talk with Aja Marie the person behind the blog Doing Life Afraid and the voice behind the podcast, She Said We Shed and a former American dreamer, who realized that dream wasn’t hers and ditched everything she and her son hated to pursue everything that lit them up.  That led to long term travel and closer connection with her son. Black Mama Say:
    Every Time I Turn Around ASSIGNMENTS
    Visit our website demblackmamas.com to do three important things: 
    Check the show notes for this episode to get $5 off of Asia’s workbook The Path to Freedom: The Extended Travel & Moving Abroad Workbook Our Black Mama Magic Mini Card Deck will be on sale again soon so sign up for our email list  And get yo mug on Mama and invest in us by purchasing a mug, which is our #MerchOfTheMonth from our Black Mama Magic Shop  All of these things can be done on our website demblackmamas.com As always thanks for rockin with us.  For full show notes check out website: www.demblackmamas.com/podcast
    INVEST IN US
    Invest in a platform curated by 3 Black women actively cultivating spaces rooted in healing, creativity, and liberation for Black mamas. Help us continue to be #BlackMamaBuilt:⠀⁣
    Don't just listen, subscribe Share with at least one person Follow us on any social media platform @demblackmamaspodcast Engage through social media comments, DM us or email with questions magic@demblackmamas.com Join our email list by visiting our website Patreon Merch One Time Donation: PayPal Venmo Now let's get free yall & jump into Episode 37 of Dem Black Mamas!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Meditations By Mamas: You Are Enough w/ Leslie W. Bray

    Meditations By Mamas: You Are Enough w/ Leslie W. Bray

    #DearMama, in the year ahead, we are calling in love, joy and feelings of belonging.
    We wish for you tranquility, security and the unshakable knowing that you are enough.
    Just as you are.
    Your life is not for the purpose of comparing to others. Your life is your own and you are your own best thing.
    Join Intentional Living Coach, Community Organizer & Mentor, and Kids Cultivator Home School Founder & Co-Leader, Leslie Bray for a #MeditationByMamas experience that will help you to set your intentions and move forward confidently, knowing that you are enough.
    Follow Leslie on IG
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    #MeditationByMamas -- just in time to get us centered for the new year. #MeditationsByMamas are lead by Black mamas to help us maintain in alignment with healing, creativity, and liberation to manifest joy and abundance. ⠀
    INVEST IN US!
    When you invest in us, you invest in a platform curated by three Black women actively cultivating spaces rooted in healing, creativity, and liberation for Black mamas. There are multiple ways to help us continue to be #BlackMamaBuilt
    Patreon Merch 1 Time Investment/Venmo Don't just listen, subscribe Share with at least one person Engage with us on social media: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Email us with questions, comments, and/or show topic suggestions: magic@demblackmamas.com Join our email list through our website. 

    • 17 min
    Meditations By Mamas: Liberation Mama w/ Muffy Mendoza

    Meditations By Mamas: Liberation Mama w/ Muffy Mendoza

    #DearMama, don't think it peculiar or strange to have #liberation heavy on your mind in this season.
    We're leaving an old year behind and naturally, it's got us yearning to be untethered. It's got us wanting to feel new. We feel strong, full of possibility and brimming with hope, daring to believe that going forward we can do what we were never able to in the past -- get all the way free.
    Join Muffy Mendoza in our newest installment of #MeditationsByMamas to feel empowered and ready to pursue liberation.
    Muffy Mendoza is a tribe builder, informational and motivational speaker, author and executive director at Brown Mamas, a Pittsburgh-based fiscally sponsored nonprofit that works to provide moms-of-color with positive socialization opportunities and connect them with the resources and information they need to raise happy, healthy adults.
    Most notably, Muffy is known for having cultivated a community of nearly 5,000 African-American moms hungry for social change due to a lack of safe spaces for moms-of-color in the Pittsburgh region.
    Muffy has leveraged this platform to author her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset, that was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold at various cities across the U.S.
    In 2019 Muffy was nominated for an Iris Award for her outstanding work as an activist and influencer.
    As if building a massive tribe of moms isn’t enough, Muffy stays focused on tribe building at home as a homeschooling mom of 3 boys and wife of one awesome husband.
    Follow/Like Muffy Mendoza: IG | Facebook
    Follow/Like Brown Mamas: IG | Facebook
    To listen and/or subscribe tap the link in the bio & hit the tab LISTEN NOW: Meditations By Mamas Liberation Meditation.
    To subscribe go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud or on any podcast streaming platform, search Dem Black Mamas Podcast & hit subscribe.
    #BlackMamaMagic™️ #MeditationsByMamas @demblackmamaspodcast
    #MeditationWithMamas -- just in time to get us centered for the holiday whirlwind!⁣#MeditationsByMamas are lead by Black mamas to help us maintain in alignment with healing, creativity, and liberation to manifest joy and abundance. ⠀
    INVEST IN US!
    When you invest in us, you invest in a platform curated by three Black women actively cultivating spaces rooted in healing, creativity, and liberation for Black mamas. There are multiple ways to help us continue to be #BlackMamaBuilt
    Patreon Merch 1 Time Investment/Venmo Don't just listen, subscribe Share with at least one person Engage with us on social media: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Email us with questions, comments, and/or show topic suggestions: magic@demblackmamas.com Join our email list through our website. 

    • 14 min
    Meditations By Mamas: Rest Mama w/ Jasmin Forts

    Meditations By Mamas: Rest Mama w/ Jasmin Forts

    #DearMama

    You have a right to rest.

    You do not have to earn it. You ought not have to fight for it. You are worthy of this and so much more.

    Join Jasmin Forts for #MeditationWithMamas experience that we need right now! We know you're busy being everything to everyone but take a moment to listen to this.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

ClassnSass ,

I feel seen ❤️

Thank you Dem Black Mamas for what you are providing through your platform. This is everything I’ve been looking for in a podcast. I enjoy the uniqueness in each of you and all the wisdom you have to share.

Much love ❤️

RnDoc ,

Joy, joy, joy!

I came to the DBM’s podcast party way late - so the first episode I listened to was the Election episode that aired on Shaping the Shift and I’ve been hooked ever since. The synergy between these Black Mama’s is to be treasured. Tackling difficult topics with such heart, humor and a pinch of shade makes this one of the most delightful and delectable podcasts I consume each day...cause yeah, now I’m binge listening the whole series. Lucky me! Thanks y’all - Dr. Lex

LaTricia HB ,

Blessed

I have to say that my cousin told me I needed to listen to the birth story. I had not spoken to her in years BTW. Well a few days before listening to your podcast. I was visiting some friends and one of the looked at me in mid sentence of our girl pow wow and says....I see you being a Doula!!! Now I didn’t really know what a Doula was or did. So as she’s explaining I’m like ummmm no!!!! So fast forward 2 days later I listened to the podcast and I heard I’m also a Doula. And a bell went off and I haven’t stopped researching what a Doula does. When I tell you on my Spiritual journey of learning who I am in Christ I believe he has actually showed me my purpose!!! To be a server. I have always said my mission is to empower women and serve!! What better way. Thank you ladies for your obedience to help empower us BLACK MAMMA’S!!! I just put a deposit down to start the program at International DoulaInstitute. Please advise if you have any extra for me.

One Black Mamma looking to make an impact!

LaTricia

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