15 episodes

When you’re going through something hard, it’s easy to feel like nobody out there gets it. But we’re never as alone as we think we are. Every week on Help a Human Out, we’ll meet one person going through something hard...and get them practical help from a person who has been there. Guiding each episode with empathy and humor is host Miss Danielle, former host of a syndicated morning talk show and currently a special educator, mother and fiance.  Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/help-a-human-out

Help A Human Ou‪t‬ Still Kickin

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8 • 114 Ratings

When you’re going through something hard, it’s easy to feel like nobody out there gets it. But we’re never as alone as we think we are. Every week on Help a Human Out, we’ll meet one person going through something hard...and get them practical help from a person who has been there. Guiding each episode with empathy and humor is host Miss Danielle, former host of a syndicated morning talk show and currently a special educator, mother and fiance.  Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/help-a-human-out

    Black Story Month: Black Excellence

    Black Story Month: Black Excellence

    In our final episode of Black Story Month, we asked our Black listeners, coworkers, friends and family to send in a voice memo answering three questions: 1. What is your favorite thing about Black culture? 2. If you had the chance, would you ever give up being Black? 3. What does Black excellence mean to you and how do you embody it? This special episode is a collection of stories from all over the country — including two little girls (who call Danielle mom) learning about their own Black girl magic.


    For a transcript of this episode, click here.


    Show Notes:
    - Still Kickin Sessions on unlearning racism
    - The Black businesses featured in this episode: Civic Saint, Gigi’s Flair Emporium, A Freeman’s Place Counseling, and Kismet of Kings
    - Follow on Instagram: @hahopodcast @msdanielleferrentino @mrjross @lifebytosin @tanishanichole 


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    • 50 min
    Black Story Month: Growing Up Black with Jesse Ross

    Black Story Month: Growing Up Black with Jesse Ross

    What does family mean to you? For Ms. Danielle, and a lot of us, family is everything. You learn so much about someone based on where they came from. This week, Ms. Danielle talks with Jesse Ross - Executive Director of Still Kickin, international speaker, diversity and inclusion leader, and father about growing up, living in North Minneapolis and what it’s like raising Black babies in a racist world.


    Show Notes:
    - @mrjross
    - Jesse’s Website
    - Protests and Privilege - with Jesse Ross
    - All Still Kickin Sessions


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    FMYH (Fancy Meeting You Here)

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Black Story Month: "You're Pretty for a Black Girl" with Tanisha Nichole

    Black Story Month: "You're Pretty for a Black Girl" with Tanisha Nichole

    “Can I touch your hair?” “You don’t talk Black.” “You’re pretty for a Black girl.” These are all examples of microaggressions — nasty little comments that get said to Black women every single day and that add up to major trauma. Being a Black woman in modern America is anything but easy. This week, Ms. Danielle is joined by friend and radio personality Tanisha Nichole to talk about microaggressions, how you can recognize them, and how you can help stop them from causing harm.


    A transcript of this episode is available here. If you have a topic you'd like to see addressed on the show, let us know by recording a voice memo into your phone and emailing it to us at podcast@stillkickin.co.
     
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    SHOW NOTES:
    - @tanishanichole on Instagram
    - “Empathy and Eyebrows” by Ms. Danielle
    - Getting Comfortable with Discomfort with Ms. Danielle
    - Still Kickin Sessions (Full List)
    - “Did you really just say that?” - advice on confronting microaggressions by Rebecca A. Clay
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Black Story Month: Racism in Medicine with Dr. Tosin Odunsi

    Black Story Month: Racism in Medicine with Dr. Tosin Odunsi

    The stats don’t lie: Racial inequality in the health care field is a real problem. How did we get to this point? And what do we do going forward? This week’s expert, Dr. Tosin Odunsi, shines light on the lack of diversity within the health care profession, the importance of representation, and the work she is doing to effect change.


    A transcript of this episode is available here.


    If you have a topic you'd like to see addressed on the show, let us know by recording a voice memo into your phone and emailing it to us at podcast@stillkickin.co.


    We reserve one free ad in every HAHO episode for a BIPOC-owned business. If that's you, reach out to us at podcast@stillkickin.co.

    SHOW NOTES:
    @lifebytosin
    @thementorshipsquad
    Register for Dr. Odunsi's Session on February 18
    Still Kickin Sessions - Advocacy is great. Action is better.


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     - Civic Saint — products that inspire joy, nostalgia and reflection all while fighting for racial and social equity.

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    • 54 min
    How Do I Blend My Family

    How Do I Blend My Family

    What makes a family? It’s not just one mom, one dad, 2.5 kids and miscellaneous pets. And when it comes to blending families, you’re also blending their own experiences, insecurities and personalities. It’s not easy, and parents don’t always have the answers! So we asked the (now grown-up) baby of a big, blended family to help us out.


    A transcript of this episode is available here.


    If you have a topic you'd like to see addressed on the show, let us know by recording a voice memo into your phone and emailing it to us at podcast@stillkickin.co.
    We reserve one free ad in every HAHO episode for a BIPOC-owned business. If that's you, reach out to us at podcast@stillkickin.co.

    SHOW NOTES:
    - Join the Still Kickin Club
    - Shop Our Merch!
    
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    - Theramones Body Oils — Made from natural, non-toxic, cruelty-free ingredients, including their signature tri-oil blend of almond, avocado, and shea nut oils. Their body oils work on all skin and hair types and keep everything feeling healthy and soft.

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    • 43 min
    Gaslit: Black in 2021

    Gaslit: Black in 2021

    Host Ms. Danielle is a Black woman who can see our nation’s capitol building from her roof. In this episode, Ms. Danielle shares exactly what went through her mind as the riot at the US Capitol unfolded and her reflections. Listen. Learn. Grow. And stop gaslighting Black people. A transcript of this episode is available here.


    Show Notes:
    - @msdanielleferrentino on Instagram
    - Danielle’s book: Empathy and Eyebrows
    - Join the Still Kickin Club
    - Join our emailing list for merch updates


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    - FMYH - Fancy Meeting You Here is a collaborative space for creatives to grow their ideas and shape their goals.
    - FMYH Patreon


    Resources:
    - Still Kickin Sessions - Awareness is great. Action is better.
    - Protests & Privilege with Jesse Ross
    - Getting Comfortable With Discomfort with Ms. Danielle
    - Diversity and Inclusion training with Jesse Ross
    - Anti-Racism Daily

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

fffrieda ,

Yes, yes, and yes!

Listen. Right now. If you don’t, you’re not living your best life.

CassMiss1996 ,

A must for white allies

Danielle is straightforward and honest. She makes “uncomfortable” the best space for listen, learning, and change. I simply cannot get enough of her insight and enthusiasm. Thank you.

Marie Marie Marie marie ,

Great show

This is such a powerful show!

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