Her Voice Her Story podcast aims to motivate and inspire women of color over age 40 to find their voices and pursue the dreams they have put on pause. Every woman has a story; those stories deliver truth and promote self-worth and once shared have the power to bring about positive changes.
Cathleen Dean - Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker
Cathleen Dean, born in Westchester County, NY, is an Emmy award-winning American film director, producer, and photographer. With a BA in History from Columbia University, she approaches her work from an anthropological point of view. Coupled with her MFA from University of Miami in Major Motion Films, Cathleen brings out historical truths that have been lost, forgotten, or hidden with time.
Runway Afrique, Wade in the Water: Drowning in Racism, and Being are some of her famous films to date. She has received the Roxbury Film Festival Best Documentary Short and an EMMY from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to name a few.
Cathleen has a passion for storytelling that brings about positive change in our communities. She is the founder of BlackCat Media, LLC.
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Season 4 Recap
It's that time again! We are taking a break for the summer and will return mid-September with new episodes! We are excited to share new episodes from more amazing women of color.
Be sure to listen to episodes from Seasons 1-4 that you might have missed. Share with. your friends and leave us a review!
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Dr. Nicole Perrotte - From Burnout to Balanced Living
Dr. Nicole Perrotte is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with 15 plus years of practicing in the hospital setting. She had additional responsibilities of administrative work including being a medical director and working on quality improvements. With the arrival of her twins, Nicole found herself unable to do it all. That was when she found that she was burnt out.
She was able to find coaching and get to the other side and is now thriving. She helps professional women who are stressed and burned out from dealing with the quakes of life, work-life balance, stress, time management and young children. "I help them find their voice and reclaim their life. "
Dr. Perrotte is a Certified Wellness Coach who is passionate about helping other women to find time for themselves to practice self-care and reclaim
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Kelley Allen - Award Winning Supervising Casting Director
Kelley Allen is an actress, speaker, entrepreneur and an award wining Supervising Casting Director.
Los Angeles native has been involved in the entertainment industry from as early as the age of 9 when she began working as a child background actor in movies like “Friday,” “Devil In a Blue Dress,” “Toys” and TV shows like “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Moesha” and “The Jamie Foxx Show” just to name a few. She ultimately landed behind the camera where casting talent came naturally to her. Casting projects like E! Network’s hit show “Botched,” Gordon Ramsay’s: “24 Hours to Hell & Back,” MTV’s “Are You The One,” OWN’s “Ready to Love,” Bravo’s “Married to Medicine,” HBO Max’s “The Sweet Life,” and TLC’s “Extreme Sisters,” just to give you a slight range of Kelley’s casting experience.
Coming from a troubled neighborhood in East LA, where street gangs were prevalent, she wanted to put a positive twist on the term “gang.” While in the hood, she gained the ability to become a chameleon, have thick skin, and handle many personalities
Her life experiences serve her well as she advocates for clients of the Girl Gang Casting Collective and for those whose voices are not heard.
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Anngelica-Marie Eshesimua - Self Care Success Specialist
Anngelica-Marie is a successful entrepreneur in the entertainment industry and before the age of 22, she had created her own production company, won an international film award, and was a successful contributor for award winning shows Trinkets and Family Reunion on Netflix.
And then...burnout coupled with facing a life altering health scare, caused Anngelica-Marie to make a change. She was called to help women live a healthier life through holistic self-care. Anngelica-Marie believes self-care should be a joyous and balanced lifestyle, not a one-time fix. She shares her teachings in a fun, accessible way through her podcast, The Tea Corner. Her thought leadership and insights have been featured in multiple national publications, including Emotional Intelligence Magazine and Shondaland.
As a Self Care Success Specialist, Anngelica-Marie can help any burnt out woman create a joyous lifestyle through her transformative Self Care Success framework, and through her wellness brand, Omekwa.
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Genesis Amaris Kemp - Knows Her Worth
Genesis Amaris Kemp is a Creative Content Writer, Author, Self-Development Advocate, Visionary, Inclusion and Diversity enthusiast, Firecracker, and a force to be reckoned with.
She is a woman of color who said, “Enough is enough,” and is now bolder than ever. She tried to remain silent, but that didn’t work because no change occurred.
Today, Genesis is readapting to the current times and making some life-changing decisions. She is stepping outside of her comfort zone by speaking up, challenging the status quo, and refusing to let limitations on her keep her down.
Genesis is a woman who will do great things that empower others to speak up for themselves. Yes, it may be challenging; yes, it may hurt. But in the long run, she desires to encourage others to help those who may not have a voice.
She is a trailblazer who wants others to live out their dreams, goals, and visions. If it takes her writing this book (Chocolate Drop in Corporate America: From The Pit To The Palace) to accomplish those tasks, then so be it. We all have been given an excellent purpose in life. It is up to us to walk it out and live victoriously!
Connect with Genesis:
IG & FB @GenesisAmarisKemp
Check out the 2nd Edition of my book Chocolate Drop in Corporate America: From The Pit to The Palace:
Cassandra is a terrific host. Her conversations with guest
flows so easily. I will definitely continue to listen.
I love the mission of this podcast.
Thank you for highlighting Black women and their stories. Truly valuable to all communities. Yes!