66 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 • 115 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 45: Black Women, Social Media & Building Community for Liberation

    DBM Episode 45: Black Women, Social Media & Building Community for Liberation

    Dear Mama,
    From Rosewood, Florida to Tulsa Oklahoma Black folx have always been about the the business of building sustainable thriving communities. What if I told you we are in the midst of the same opportunity now?  What if I told you we could build communities rooted in healing, creativity and liberation? What if I told you the real estate is in the palm of your hands?  Yup I’m talking about the interwebs.  In this episode writer, content creator, sociologist, abolitionist, womanist, and intersectional feminist Nikki Blak gives us the tools to cultivate our virtual real estate and challenges us to think about the internet, in particular social media as an infinite canvas and a rushing river. Imagine That! So if you are trying to find your footing in these internet streets, if you are trying to find your folks, if you are a creative, innovator, if you have a story to tell, a message in your gut burning with the fierce urgency of now, or you have grown weary and frustrated with the interwebs period THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU!
    SPECIAL OFFER FROM NIKKI BLACK >>>$10 off 30-Day Digital Happiness Journal CODE: DBMHAPPINESS
    Church Announcements/Prayer Requests/Praise Reports:
    Crystal:  Crystal & Thea will be speaking at Black Pod Festival (https://www.blkpodfestival.com/) hosted by Black Pod Collective goin down in ATL May 28th-29th.  
    Magic Evermore Box: https://bit.ly/magicevermore The intention of this box is for Black Mamas to honor the light within themselves.  The items inside the Magic Evermore box will prepare Black mamas to soak up all the energy of the sun all summer and remind them of the importance of documenting themselves, the power to manifest the life you want, and to soften and pour into yourself when your mothership hits rough waters. Items inside: ☀️Full Black Mama Magic Card Deck ☀️Manifestation crystals ☀️Incense from Smell Good Spa ☀️Mama Magic: Evermore Picture Frame ☀️Postcards ☀️Gratitude Jar ☀️Herbs: Jasmine, Eucalyptus, & Lavender ☀️An investment in yourself and in Dem Black Mamas Podcast. When you invest in us, you are investing in a platform curated by three women actively creating spaces of healing, creativity & liberation. Black Mama Creative Week is the last seven days of June. Thursday, June 24th - Thursday, June 30th Writing Workshop: I AM: Writing an Artist/Personal Statement & Cover Letter Link To Register: https://bit.ly/amwritingworkshop Thea: Blood & Bajaraque - One Year Anniversary Book Special Join Thea for Sacred Sundays by texting SACRED to 213.377.1827 & Choose your own adventure NeKisha: New Website for Nikki & Nikki Lactation Career Consultants: https://www.nikkiandnikkiibclc.org/ Say Less: A virtual BIPOC silent co-working space  1st Monday 8amET-11amET Link To Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87843521969 3rd Monday 8pmPT-11pmPT Link To Join:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82512076376 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 demblackmamas@gmail.com Join our email list Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/demblackmamas Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/demblackmamaspodcast One Time Donation: https://www.paypal.me/demblackmamas Related Episodes
    We mention our Black Mama Creative Episode: DBM Ep 15: Black Mama Creative: https://demblackmamas.com/dbmepisode15blackmamacreative/

    • 1 hr 34 min
    DBM Episode 44: Honoring and Navigating Our Friendships as Mothers

    DBM Episode 44: Honoring and Navigating Our Friendships as Mothers

    #DearMama, take time this Mother's Day to honor your friendships. Honor those who have expanded you, stretched you, given to you, trusted you, and elevated you. We come here to be seen and loved, and I'm so grateful to have friends in my life who see me. In this episode, Thea and I share the genesis and evolution of our friendship and the challenges we’ve faced along the way. As always, this podcast has always given me exactly what I need, and today I needed to see love and trust active in my life, holding me. Our intention is that this episode allows you to see yourself and all the women pouring into you as always.
    Church Announcements/Prayer Requests/Praise Reports:
    Magic Evermore Box 
    Link: https://bit.ly/magicevermore The intention of this box is for Black Mamas to honor the light within themselves.  The items inside the Magic Evermore box will prepare Black mamas to soak up all the energy of the sun all summer and remind them of the importance of documenting themselves, the power to manifest the life you want, and to soften and pour into yourself when your mothership hits rough waters. Items inside: ☀️Full Black Mama Magic Card Deck ☀️Manifestation crystals ☀️Incense from Smell Good Spa ☀️Mama Magic: Evermore Picture Frame ☀️Postcards ☀️Gratitude Jar ☀️Herbs: Jasmine, Eucalyptus, & Lavender ☀️An investment in yourself and in Dem Black Mamas Podcast. When you invest in us, you are investing in a platform curated by three women actively creating spaces of healing, creativity & liberation. Order by June 1st for $175 and in time for Summer Solstice. Order by the 25th of each month to receive the following month.   Thea: New Website: theamonyee.com Join Thea for Sacred Sundays by texting SACRED to 213 & Choose your own adventure NeKisha: New Website for Nikki & Nikki Lactation Career Consultants: https://www.nikkiandnikkiibclc.org/ Say Less: A virtual BIPOC silent co-working space  1st Monday 8amET-11amET Link To Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87843521969 3rd Monday 8pmPT-11pmPT Link To Join:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82512076376 Crystal:  Turning 7 year program Writers Well Youth Fellowship into a non-profit Writers Well is a program for Black girls/femmes 14-19 living in South Carolina interested in writing and/or performance.  It’s a brave space for Black girls to nurture their imagination. Follow on IG: @writerswellyouthfellowship and/or donate: https://bit.ly/blackgirlswritethefuture Writing Workshop: I AM: Writing an Artist/Personal Statement & Cover Letter Sunday, June 26th, 6pm, Zoom Link To Register: https://bit.ly/amwritingworkshop 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 demblackmamas@gmail.com Join our email list Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/demblackmamas Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/demblackmamaspodcast One Time Donation: https://www.paypal.me/demblackmamas Related Episodes
    Our first Mother's Day Episode: DBM Ep 6: I Get It From My Mama - Annette, Etta Mae & Monica: https://demblackmamas.com/igetitfrommymama/Episode mentioned in this episode We mention our Black Mama Creative Episode: DBM Ep 15: Black Mama Creative: https://demblackmamas.com/dbmepisode15blackmamacreative/  

    • 59 min
    DBM Episode 43: Rewriting the Script on Mental Health for Black Mothers

    DBM Episode 43: Rewriting the Script on Mental Health for Black Mothers

    #DearMama, We believe in rooting our motherhood and healing because healing is a part of our inheritance and a part of the generational wealth that we pass on to our children. When we heal, we're not just healing for ourselves. We're healing for our ancestors. We’re healing for future generations, making the path clearer and smoother for them as they travel down the road. We believe that our culture should not be rooted in pain. Instead, our culture should be rooted in our healing, our joy, our creativity, and our brilliance. 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 demblackmamas@gmail.com Join our email list Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/demblackmamas Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/demblackmamaspodcast One Time Donation: https://www.paypal.me/demblackmamas The Blacker The Brain Info
    We are an interdisciplinary collective committed to decolonizing various areas of the public sector including but not limited to: Education, Healthcare, Housing, and Mental Health, in an effort to assist in the healing, protecting, and elevating of Black bodies. Website: https://theamonyee.com/the-blacker-the-brain/ IG: @theblackerthebrain https://www.instagram.com/theblackerthebrain/  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    DBM Episode 42: Honoring Your Body, Creativity, and Embracing Motherhood on Your Own Terms featuring Staci Mitchell

    DBM Episode 42: Honoring Your Body, Creativity, and Embracing Motherhood on Your Own Terms featuring Staci Mitchell

    #DearMama, we’re about to embark on a meaningful conversation all about your body, creativity, and motherhood. And Staci Mitchell, a yogi, artist, and professor, helps us navigate this discussion all about the Black body, creativity, and Black motherhood. Staci is someone who embodies full power, joy, and energy, and we’re so excited to have her here today to share all about embracing motherhood on your own terms despite tradition, honoring your creativity and intention, and listening to your divine body.
    Church Announcements
    Thea: New Website: theamonyee.com Join Thea for Sacred Sundays by texting SACRED to 213 & Choose your own adventure NeKisha: New Website for Nikki & Nikki Lactation Career Consultants: https://www.nikkiandnikkiibclc.org/ Say Less: A virtual BIPOC silent co-working space  1st Monday 8amET-11amET Link To Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87843521969 3rd Monday 8pmPT-11pmPT Link To Join:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82512076376 Crystal:  Turning 7 year program Writers Well Youth Fellowship into a non-profit Writers Well is a program for Black girls/femmes 14-19 living in South Carolina interested in writing and/or performance.  It’s a brave space for Black girls to nurture their imagination. Follow on IG: @writerswellyouthfellowship and/or donate: https://bit.ly/blackgirlswritethefuture Writing Workshop: I AM: Writing an Artist/Personal Statement & Cover Letter Sunday, April 24th, 6pm, Zoom Link To Register: https://bit.ly/amwritingworkshop 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 demblackmamas@gmail.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/demblackmamas Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/demblackmamaspodcast One Time Donation: https://www.paypal.me/demblackmamas  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    DBM Episode 41 Surrender, Worthiness & Learning From Our Children featuring Precious Bivings

    DBM Episode 41 Surrender, Worthiness & Learning From Our Children featuring Precious Bivings

    Dear Mama,
    The Mother Ship hit some unchartered territory and It got TIIIIGHT in the up #BlackMamaMagic room but WE AIN’T NEVA scared so we allowed and trusted. We discussed what it means to surrender, reconciling our ancestors spiritual agreements with their human existence, allowing our children to impact our works and how to make yo booty sit high-ya.  
    Our guest Precious Bivings affectionately known as Coach P helped me discover the tools I needed to transform my life into a powerful transformative creative experience. If you wanna go higher, keep listening.  If you wanna be stretched, keep listening.   If you wanna find your power, we got you this episode. If you want yo booty to sit up HIGH-YA. KEEP LISSENIN!
    Church Announcements
    Thea: New Website: theamonyee.com Join Thea for Sacred Sundays by texting SACRED to 213 & Choose your own adventure NeKisha: New Website for Nikki & Nikki Lactation Career Consultants: https://www.nikkiandnikkiibclc.org/ Say Less: A virtual BIPOC silent co-working space  1st Monday 8amET-11amET Link To Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87843521969 3rd Monday 8pmPT-11pmPT Link To Join:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82512076376 Crystal:  Turning 7 year program Writers Well Youth Fellowship into a non-profit Writers Well is a program for Black girls/femmes 14-19 living in South Carolina interested in writing and/or performance.  It’s a brave space for Black girls to nurture their imagination. Follow on IG: @writerswellyouthfellowship and/or donate: https://bit.ly/blackgirlswritethefuture Writing Workshop: I AM: Writing an Artist/Personal Statement & Cover Letter Sunday, April 3rd, 6pm, Zoom Link To Register: https://bit.ly/amwritingworkshop 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.
    Dem Black Mamas Social Media: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/demblackmamas Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/demblackmamaspodcast One Time Donation: https://www.paypal.me/demblackmamas
    SUPPORT OUR SISTER POD: Shaping The Shift hosted by our very own Thea Monyee IG | Facebook 
    INFORMATION & INSPIRATION Looking for some Black Mama Love, support, and connection?   Join the Facebook group Black Moms Connection Join the new app for Black Moms, Meet Akina founded by Black mom and entrepreneur Leigh Butler, Meet Akina is a new social media app for Black Mamas, Black Bonus Mamas, and Aunties Are you a Woman of Color or a Black person interested in starting a podcast?  For information and inspiration follow Women of Color Podcasters and/or Black Pod Collective on IG. We need more of us feeding us! If you’re a Black woman interested in becoming a lactation consultant check out Nikki & Nikki Lactation Career Consultants

    • 1 hr 18 min
    DBM Episode 40: We Back! What We Learned in 2021 and What’s Coming Next

    DBM Episode 40: We Back! What We Learned in 2021 and What’s Coming Next

    Dear Mama, We all deserve the grace and permission to explore our shadows and cradle ourselves in radical honesty. After losing the desire to continue producing our podcast, I went on an unexpected hiatus where I found the answers I was looking for. WE BACK & Today, Thea and Nekisha are riding shotgun with me as we all share our journey looking back at what 2021 taught us and where we’re headed in 2022.
    Church Announcements
    Thea: New Website: theamonyee.com Join Thea for Sacred Sundays by texting SACRED to 213 & Choose your own adventure NeKisha: New Website for Nikki & Nikki Lactation Career Consultants: https://www.nikkiandnikkiibclc.org/ Say Less: A virtual BIPOC silent co-working space  1st Monday 8amET-11amET Link To Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87843521969 3rd Monday 8pmPT-11pmPT Link To Join:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82512076376 Crystal:  Turning 7 year program Writers Well Youth Fellowship into a non-profit Writers Well is a program for Black girls/femmes 14-19 living in South Carolina interested in writing and/or performance.  It’s a brave space for Black girls to nurture their imagination. Follow on IG: @writerswellyouthfellowship and/or donate: https://bit.ly/blackgirlswritethefuture Writing Workshop: I AM: Writing an Artist/Personal Statement & Cover Letter Sunday, April 3rd, 6pm, Zoom Link To Register: https://bit.ly/amwritingworkshop 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.
    Dem Black Mamas Social Media: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/demblackmamas Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/demblackmamaspodcast One Time Donation: https://www.paypal.me/demblackmamas
    SUPPORT OUR SISTER POD: Shaping The Shift hosted by our very own Thea Monyee IG | Facebook 
    INFORMATION & INSPIRATION Looking for some Black Mama Love, support, and connection?   Join the Facebook group Black Moms Connection Join the new app for Black Moms, Meet Akina founded by Black mom and entrepreneur Leigh Butler, Meet Akina is a new social media app for Black Mamas, Black Bonus Mamas, and Aunties Are you a Woman of Color or a Black person interested in starting a podcast?  For information and inspiration follow Women of Color Podcasters and/or Black Pod Collective on IG. We need more of us feeding us! If you’re a Black woman interested in becoming a lactation consultant check out Nikki & Nikki Lactation Career Consultants

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 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 ❤️

DrLexHron ,

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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