The Firsts Over Forty podcast is a platform to generate ongoing dialogue about the beauty in celebrating firsts in the finest decade of life. Big wins make great stories, but small wins make great lives. This podcast celebrates the firsts and the glory in growing one step at a time. Hosted by communications expert, mentor, and lifelong learner Christina Steed. She tackles topics related to her own evolution in life from pessimist to optimist and recognizing the health benefits of the journey. For more information, visit www.christinasteed.com and follow @firstsoverforty on Instagram.
Making Black History: The Mansion Journey
Season 2022 kicks off with a story about how synchronicity and ancestral power led to my co-ownership of the first Black history museum in the country. This year we are going to have our "Night at the Museum" experience after years of hard work and I wanted to talk about the creative Black women who made it happen - all from another realm. Come with me on this journey of Black History in the making.
Dr. Margaret Taylor Burroughs, A Global Impact
Dr. Margaret Taylor Burroughs was an artist, teacher, poet, institution-builder, and community organizer who changed the south side of Chicago with all she accomplished. Founder of the South Side Community Art Center, The DuSable Museum, the Lake Meadow Art Fair, and so on...she did a lot during her 90-plus years on Earth. I'm sharing a bit of her legacy. You will want to learn more on your own after this episode!
The Griffiths-Burroughs House: A Black History Landmark
Can homes tell a story? I think homes that have been around since 1892 certainly can. Especially if they were a museum visited by thousands, a location of a Black creative renaissance, a home for Pullman Porters, and owned by one of the most successful building contractors of early Chicago. Come hear about the history of the Griffiths-Burroughs home from me, its current steward.
The Ties That Bind: My Great Great Aunt Ethel Goode Franklin
As I wrap up my Black History Month series on ancestry and legacy, I talk about my great, great aunt Ethel Goode Franklin. She was a chef, chauffeur to stars, writer, playwright, actress, drama club leader, and then a bed and breakfast owner. And a Boston Red Sox fan. She owned a home in Ogunquit, Maine that hosted the Black middle class who "summered" there as well as Black artists such as Langston Hughes and Marian Anderson. Learn more about how she inspires me today and how I will continue to speak her name.
Mentorships and Masterminds
For this Women's History Month episode, I reflect on the importance of mentorship with women (even though I've never had a formal mentor) and mastermind groups of women that help each stage of my development - I've had plenty of those, thank God. Diverse relationships with women over the years, from our teen stage to our "big age" adult era, are very important for our individual growth and development. Treasure them.
For the Culture with Christina Steed TV Show Announcement
In this episode, I discuss the future of the Firsts Over Forty podcast and the launch of my new TV show, For the Culture with Christina Steed premiering on September 13th at 7 p.m. on CAN-TV. For more info, visit www.christinasteed.com.
Very relatable and inspirational.
I am in the same decade of life and always curious to hear from others, like Christina, who never stop growing.
Amazing podcast!! Love this!!