Dem Black Mamas answers all the questions yo mama won't! From sex & dream chasing to adulting & raising free Black children, Crystal Tennille Irby, NeKisha Killings, & Thea Monyee, three #BlackMamaCreatives give you all the #BlackMamaMagic your heart can hold.
This is for Black girls/women who need an auntie. This is for Black Mamas who believe healing is a form of generation wealth. This is for Black girls/women who believe creativity is tool for liberation. This is for Black mamas who believe motherhood is not the graveyard of dreams.
DBM Ep 57: Meditations By Mamas: Rising Meditation - You Are Enough w/ Jamarah Amani
You are worthy to rise each day and dance in your dreams with your children by your side.
You are worthy of serenity in birth.
You are worthy of joy while holding your children.
Join Midwife Jamarah Amani of Southern Birth Justice in partnership with the WNBA for a meditation experience to remind you: You are complete. You are not alone. You are magic.
Meditations by Mamas are led by Black mamas to help us maintain alignment with healing, creativity, and liberation to manifest joy and abundance.
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DBM Ep 56: Menopause, Black Women & Spiritual Ritual with Omisade Burney-Scott
What if I told you understanding menopause was a matter of life and death? In her 2022 book You Got Anything Stronger, Gabrielle Union went into deep detail about how in her words, “the surge and retreat of hormones” during perimenopause and menopause caused her to have passive suicidal ideations and pointed out that science has focused on hiding symptoms or treating the symptoms of menopause that have mattered most to men like vaginal dryness. The part of Union’s book that made me pause (see what I did there) was when Union stated, “According to a 2020 CDC study, the suicide rate among women is highest for those ages 45-64” and calls out how women’s depression is often linked to men or their children, focusing on the external features of women’s lives and not the internal. That’s when I knew we had to do an episode about Menopause and I knew just who turn to Omisade Burney Scott s creator of the platform Black Girl’s Guide to Surviving Menopause which includes a podcast of the same name.
Black Mama Creative Week is the perfect time to drop this episode. Burney-Scott is a trailblazer in this field and roots her work in her spirituality producing creative projects such as Messages From the Menopausal Multiverse. In this episode, we talk:
👉🏾Listening to your body
👉🏾Menopause & spirituality
👉🏾Deciding to have the best sex of your life
👉🏾Bonus Content: The greatest story Nekisha ever told & why her Daddy is a REAL ONE!
So thanks for coming inside the Black Mama Magic Room. If you’re a new listener, welcome to the ride. Remember Black Mama Creative Week kicks off Saturday, June 24th & we’re hosting a workshop on podcasting called Ask Us Anything: Composing Dynamic Questions to Create Compelling Interviews and one for entrepreneurs and Black Mama Creatives called Being the Blueprint: Tools to Help Black Mama Creatives and Entrepreneurs Design a New Path. To sign up go to www.demblackmamas.com/events .
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DBM Ep 55: Mother's Day Special: Celebrating Black Mamas, Dreaming of Liberation & Creating Your Own Reality
Our hope for you today is:
✨ For you to honor the truth of your motherhood journey
✨ Space to heal from harm, disappointment & trauma
✨ Rest in your being to release yourself from attaching your worthiness to doing
In this special mother’s day episode we celebrate Black Motherhood through poetry, imagination and meditation with a poem by me Crystal Tennille Irby, Image a new world with NeKisha Killings and a Liberation Meditation from Thea Monyee.
Celebrate your whole self. It all belongs.
Happy Mothers Day Black Mamas & don't forget Black Mama Creative Week kicks off Saturday, June 24th!
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DBM Ep 54: Birth Justice, Liberation & the Power of Black Midwives w/ Jamarah Amani & K.Sanderson
Dream with me. Can you imagine a world with a Black midwife in every family, in every community, easily accessible, at our fingertips, a world in which birth choices aren’t controlled by capitalism, a world in which the birth practices that Black women used to literally birth this country are honored, a world in which they are revered, a world in which Black midwives could practice the full scope of reproductive health and reproductive choices are respected, a world in which Black mothers don’t fear death in the midst of giving birth, experience it with fully joy and bodily autonomy. It’s Black Maternal Health Week and we are grateful for the opportunity to sit with two people invested in building that world: Jamarah Amani, founder of National Black Midwives Alliance & cofounder of Southern Birth Justice Network & filmmaker K. Sanderson In this episode we’re talking:
👉🏾Harriet Tubman & midwifery (Yeah we ain’t even know)
👉🏾Why the medical system fears Black midwifery (I mean we know why but still)
👉🏾The fight & journey to answer your calling (chiiilllleee this got deep)
👉🏾Their documentary series Legacy Power Voice: Movements in Black Midwifery (cause WE KNO what happens when other people tell our stories)
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Jamarah Amani, LM is a community midwife who believes in the transformative and healing power of birth and that every baby has a human right to human milk. Her mission is to do her part to build a movement for Birth Justice locally, nationally and globally. Jamarah is the architect of the Birth Justice framework, the Black Midwives Model of Care and the Birth Justice Bill of Rights. Jamarah identifies as Black, Femme and Queer. A community organizer from the age of sixteen, Jamarah has worked with several organizations across the United States, the Caribbean and in Africa on various public health issues, including HIV prevention, infant mortality risk reduction, access to emergency contraception and access to midwifery care. As a birth worker and activist, Jamarah has been tackling issues of racial justice, including the epidemics of Black maternal and infant morbidity/mortality for over fifteen years. She is currently the Executive Director of Southern Birth Justice Network, (https://southernbirthjustice.org/) a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to expand the Birth Justice movement and to make midwifery and doula care accessible to marginalized communities. She is also the co-founder of National Black Midwives Alliance, (https://blackmidwivesalliance.org/) the only national professional association in the U.S. specifically for midwives of African descent, and a founding member of the Queer and Transgender Midwives Association.
Karyl-Lyn Sanderson (they/them), affectionately known as K, is a non-binary visionary, artist and entrepreneur with over 20 years of work experience as a digital media producer. K’s mission is to shift societal paradigms while enriching and advancing the lives of those they serve. With their dar
DBM Episode 53: Black Grief, Ritual & Wakanda Forever
There are two things that happen to everyone in this life that we don’t talk about - birth and death - both can challenge and transform everything we believe in. They can be messy and uncomfortable roads to travel and sometimes art can help us through. In Black Panther Ryan Coogler proved he is a master at guiding us through uncomfortable conversations & in this episode we are joined by one of our faves Michele Foss of The TV Doctor Podcast to talk about how Coogler guides us through grief in Wakanda Forever. We can’t think of a better way to kick off Women’s History Month than talking about a film held together by Black women & centers the mother daughter relationship. May we never forget and ALWAYS celebrate their work. In this episode we’re talking:
👉🏾The impact of Black grief
👉🏾The return of Kilmonger in that white sweater with NO SHIRT
👉🏾What surprised us
👉🏾A new film rating system based on Angela Bassett.
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ABOUT OUR GUEST
Dr. Michele Foss (she/her) challenges us all to reconsider our relationship with television. She is the creator, producer, and host of The TV Doctor (https://www.thetvdoc.com/), a podcast in which she uses her training, instinct, and empathy to “prescribe” the very best TV show to heal your emotional ailments. When she’s not “making the rounds” as a speaker and podcaster, she is Professor of Rhetoric and Media at Sacramento State University, where she teaches classes including Television Criticism, Rhetoric and Social Influence, and Media Aesthetics. You should feel free to greet her with the Vulcan salute or a few words of Klingon; she is also fluent in RuPaul’s Drag Race-isms and lyrics from ‘80s music. She is an advocate for social justice, an activist for anti-racism, and a firm believer in putting “DONE” items on your “TO-DO” list, just for the pleasure of crossing them off. Show Michele some love and follow her and her podcast on IG: @thecuriouscaseofmfoss @theteeveephd
EPISODES MENTIONS/RELEVANT TO THIS EPISODE:
🎙️YouTube Live w/ Dem Black Mama & Michelle Foss, The TV Doc
🎙️DBM Episode 11 Live at Cal State LA: Black Panther & The Best Mama Advice
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DBM Episode 52: Black Women Organizing, Hoes That Ain't Loyal, & Spiritual Political Cycles
Hey Mamas! The election dust has settled, MLK’s birthday is in our rearview mirror & February is on the horizon which means we are rested and hopeful so now is the perfect time to look at the political landscape for Black folx with clear eyes. Yup! It’s the Black Mama Magic Election Update. Our first episode was in response to the 2016 election and we haven’t missed an election cycle yet. In this episode we talk: about how we feel now vs. 2016, what gives us hope, In this episode we talk:
👉🏾Black Americans are 10 toes down for The Constitution
👉🏾Why democrats need to stop chasing hoes that ain’t loyal.
👉🏾What gives us hope (Clue: Black women 😉)
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DBM Episode 1: Meet Dem Black Mamas Dem Episode 2: Michelle 4C LaVaughn Chocolate Robinson Obama DBM Episode 18: Deez Votes DBM Episode 36: Election Shift: Mash Up w/ Shaping the Shift INVEST IN US
Don’t just listen, subscribe and follow us on all social media platforms @demblackmamaspodcast Talk back to us email us (email@example.com), engage with us through social media comments, your reviews, and SoundCloud comments. Share us with one other person. Become a Magic maker by getting on The Mothership (aka our newsletter). Join our Patreon & purchase a Magic Evermore Box All other links mentioned in the episode & full show notes on our website at demblackmamas.com/podcast
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 the sister pod “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 - DrL
A relaxed show, getting insight and more. -SHE gets it pod
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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.
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