13 episodes

What’s something you thought would break you but it didn’t? The It Didn’t Break Me podcast answers this question. Each season of, It didn’t break me, is created with the intention of being a safe space for honest and vulnerable conversations with people, who share their transformational life stories around the messy stuff they didn't think they'd come back from, and yet they are still here, courageously accepting themselves as they are and giving themselves permission to show up as their true self letting their light shine.

Join Bianca Kesha Hughes as she is setting boundaries and breaking barriers in all areas of her life, allowing others to share how they have as well and inspiring you to discover the beauty within the mess.

It Didn't Break Me Bianca Kesha Hughes

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

What’s something you thought would break you but it didn’t? The It Didn’t Break Me podcast answers this question. Each season of, It didn’t break me, is created with the intention of being a safe space for honest and vulnerable conversations with people, who share their transformational life stories around the messy stuff they didn't think they'd come back from, and yet they are still here, courageously accepting themselves as they are and giving themselves permission to show up as their true self letting their light shine.

Join Bianca Kesha Hughes as she is setting boundaries and breaking barriers in all areas of her life, allowing others to share how they have as well and inspiring you to discover the beauty within the mess.

    The Power of Telling Our Own Stories

    The Power of Telling Our Own Stories

    That old adage "Time Flies When You're Having Fun" is so true! I cannot believe it has been twelve weeks since I dropped the first episode of "It Didn't Break Me". Twelve episodes of sharing. Twelve episodes of experiences. Twelve episodes of catharticism. I got to share all of that with you. And I am so honoured. As I wrap up Season 1, I would love for you to join me in some reflection.
    Let's engage as I discuss:
    Creating this podcast
    Perfectionism
    Letting go
    Receiving help
    Gratitude
    Sharing Your Story
    Zone of genius
    Reflections
    Season 2 begins September 14th!

    Honorable Mentions
    https://crackersinsoup.com/ (Crackers In Soup Podcast Production)
    THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART TO EACH OF MY GUESTS
    THANK YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART TO EACH OF MY LISTENERS
    Hello@AuthenticallyBeYou.com - Please share your story or let someone else you know needs to share their story!
    https://AuthenticallyBeYou.com (AuthenticallyBeYou.com)
    https://forms.gle/fyMqiJDJf9UKQ8d67 (Podcast Guest Request Form)
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    This podcast is hosted by https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/ (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/ (here)!
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    If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces:
    https://authentically-be-you.ck.page/3f2e85ebda (Insights and Inspirations)
    https://www.itdidntbreakme.com (Podcast Website)
    https:// https://www.facebook.com/authenticallybu (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/authenticallybeyou (Instagram)
    Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience?https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/biancaspeaks ( Click here) and fill out a short form.
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    Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"? I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it!
    Song Credit: Encore by King Sis
    This is a https://crackersinsoup.com/ (Crackers In Soup) production.

    • 22 min
    Doing Federal Prison Time Didn't Break Me with Aaron "Ace" Moore

    Doing Federal Prison Time Didn't Break Me with Aaron "Ace" Moore

    If you were sentenced to 10 years in prison today, what would you do? At 22, this is what this episode's guest had to ask himself. Instead of it breaking him, Aaron "Ace" Moore used that time to evolve and advocate for himself including filing a Motion to Suppress to the Federal Court on his own behalf. During this time, he found his calling: physical fitness. Now, an elite master trainer and nutritional coach, Ace isn't just transforming bodies. He is transforming lives.
    I invite you to join our conversation as Ace and I discuss:
    Arrogance
    Federal conviction rate
    Being arrested
    Pre-Trial
    Pre Sentence Investigations
    Career criminal
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/01/the_ascendance_of_the_innercity_predator.html (Inner city predator)
    jail house attorneys
    jail vs prison
    black incarceration
    Support while incarcerated
    Starting a business
    PTSD from prison
    Surviving prison
    Don't Give Up

    Honorable Mentions
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/11/only-2-of-federal-criminal-defendants-go-to-trial-and-most-who-do-are-found-guilty/ (Only 2% of federal criminal defendants go to trial, and most who do are found guilty)
    https://guidelines.ussc.gov/gl/%C2%A74B1.1#:~:text=(a)%20A%20defendant%20is%20a,defendant%20has%20at%20least%20two (USSC Career Criminal Sentencing Guidelines)
    https://drugpolicy.org/issues/brief-history-drug-war (War on Drugs)
    https://casetext.com/case/united-states-v-moore-273 (United States v. Moore decision)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0221027/ (Blow)
    https://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2020/12/02/witnessing-prison-violence/#:~:text=Responses%20to%20witnessed%20violence%20behind,being%20hypervigilant%2C%20even%20after%20release. (No escape: The trauma of witnessing violence in prison)
    Where can you find Aaron "Ace" Moore
    https://www.instagram.com/aceyourwaist/ (https://www.instagram.com/aceyourwaist/)
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    This podcast is hosted by https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/ (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/ (here)!
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    If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces:
    https://authentically-be-you.ck.page/3f2e85ebda (Insights and Inspirations)
    https://www.itdidntbreakme.com (Podcast Website)
    https:// https://www.facebook.com/authenticallybu (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/authenticallybeyou (Instagram)
    Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience?https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/biancaspeaks ( Click here) and fill out a short form.
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    Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"? I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it!
    Song Credit: Encore by King Sis
    This is a https://crackersinsoup.com/ (Crackers In Soup) production.

    • 58 min
    Being Single and Alone Didn’t Break Me with Nausheen Farishta

    Being Single and Alone Didn’t Break Me with Nausheen Farishta

    In most stories, movies, and fairy tales, there is a character trying to search for their one true love. But in reality, more times than not, that search and find, ends up in a breakup. What happens when you find yourself single when you thought being single would obliviate you? On this episode, I am speaking with Nausheen Farishta, a woman who experienced just that.
    Nausheen is the host of https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-self-worth-edit/id1512675210 (The Self Worth Edit Podcast) . The Self Worth Edit is a personal development podcast created by a desi woman, primarily for fellow desi women. This self love podcast is also open to anyone wanting to find and understand relationships with themselves and others.
    I invite you to join our conversation as Nausheen and I discuss:
    How to live a single life
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    Attachments in relationships
    Societal Pressures
    South Asian American Culture
    Scarcity Mindset
    Ignoring red flags
    Intuition vs Anxiety
    Traveling solo as a woman
    Living life
    Aligning values
    Digital nomad

    Honorable Mentions
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-self-worth-edit/id1512675210 (The Self Worth Edit Podcast)
    https://membership.wocpodcasters.co/ (WOC Podcasters)
    https://motivationalinterviewing.org/sites/default/files/valuescardsort_0.pdf (Value Cards)
    Where can you find Nausheen Farishta :
    https://www.instagram.com/theselfworthedit/ (https://www.instagram.com/theselfworthedit/)
    https://selfworthedit.com/ (https://selfworthedit.com)
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    This podcast is hosted by https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/ (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/ (here)!
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    If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces:
    https://authentically-be-you.ck.page/3f2e85ebda (Insights and Inspirations)
    https://www.itdidntbreakme.com (Podcast Website)
    https:// https://www.facebook.com/authenticallybu (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/authenticallybeyou (Instagram)
    Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience?https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/biancaspeaks ( Click here) and fill out a short form.
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    Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"? I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it!
    Song Credit: Encore by King Sis
    This is a https://crackersinsoup.com/ (Crackers In Soup) production.

    • 42 min
    Persevering through a Long-Term Disease with Nono Osuji

    Persevering through a Long-Term Disease with Nono Osuji

    Getting a diagnosis that you have a long term illness is hard. When it attacks your organs, it gets even harder!! What happens when it takes over your money maker: your face! In this episode, I am speaking with Nono Osuji who is a writer, producer, and actor living with lupus, which is a long-term autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks healthy tissue.
    I invite you to join our conversation as Nono and I discuss:
    Systemic lupus
    Lupus symptoms
    Supporters
    Finding solutions
    Health care
    Affordable Care Act
    Power of the mind
    Kidney failure
    The importance of naps
    Living donor
    A+ blood type
    Telling your story

    Honorable Mentions
    Link for kidney donor: https://www.livingdonordallas.org/ (https://www.livingdonordallas.org) -Just put her name Cynthia Osuji; the bday is optional.
    Paypal email for donations to make the documentary fornono75@gmail.com
    https://www.lupus.org/s3fs-public/Doc%20-%20PDF/Ohio/African%20Americans%20and%20Lupus.pdf (African Americans and Lupus)
    Where can you find Nono Osuji :
    https://www.instagram.com/brokegiftedandblackpodcast/ (IG - Broke, Gifted and Black)
    https://www.instagram.com/lupusdiaries/ (IG - Lupus Diaries )
    https://anchor.fm/broke-gifted-and-black (Broke, Gifted and Black Podcast)
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    This podcast is hosted by https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/ (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/ (here)!
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    If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces:
    https://authentically-be-you.ck.page/3f2e85ebda (Insights and Inspirations)
    https://www.itdidntbreakme.com (Podcast Website)
    https:// https://www.facebook.com/authenticallybu (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/authenticallybeyou (Instagram)
    Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience?https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/biancaspeaks ( Click here) and fill out a short form.
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    Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"?andnbsp; I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it!
    Song Credit: Encore by King Sis
    This is a https://crackersinsoup.com/ (Crackers In Soup) production.

    • 42 min
    Our Jobs are NOT Our Identities with Jillian "JJ" Simmons

    Our Jobs are NOT Our Identities with Jillian "JJ" Simmons

    There are people who can just tell A STORY! They are captivating and motivating and you hang on their every word. This episode's guest does all of that and more! Also, if you are racking your brain wondering where you have heard my guest's voice before, it could be because Jillian "JJ" Simmons is a speaker, author and thought leader who is a veteran radio/tv host that has worked alongside Wendy Williams (yes THAT Wendy Williams). She has also been seen on CW39 Houston, Fox, Comcast, CBS, BET and MTV! Jillian speaks to the power of self love and provokes her audiences to do the inner work of self discovery to find their own paths to self-love.
    I invite you to join our conversation as Jillian and I discuss:
    Quitting
    Questioning value
    Feelings of unworthiness
    Identity crisis
    Convincing people of your value
    Being true to your instincts
    Conversations with God
    Season changes
    Friendship
    Authentic people
    "Who do you want to become as a person?"

    Honorable Mentions
    https://www.webmd.com/balance/features/sit-still-for-5-minutes-a-day (Sit Still for 5 Minutes a Day)
    https://www.verywellmind.com/the-importance-of-friendship-3024371#:~:text=6%20Reasons%20Why%20Friends%20Are%20Important (6 Reasons Why Friends Are Important)
    Where can you find Jillian "JJ" Simmons
    https://www.facebook.com/jjonthemicfans/ (https://www.facebook.com/jjonthemicfans/)
    https://www.youtube.com/JJONTHEMIC (https://www.youtube.com/JJONTHEMIC)
    https://jjonthemic.com/ (https://jjonthemic.com)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjonthemic/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjonthemic/)
    https://www.instagram.com/jjonthemic/ (https://www.instagram.com/jjonthemic/)
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    This podcast is hosted by https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/ (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/ (here)!
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    If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces:
    https://authentically-be-you.ck.page/3f2e85ebda (Insights and Inspirations)
    https://www.itdidntbreakme.com (Podcast Website)
    https:// https://www.facebook.com/authenticallybu (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/authenticallybeyou (Instagram)
    Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience?https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/biancaspeaks ( Click here) and fill out a short form.
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    Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"? I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it!
    Song Credit: Encore by King Sis
    This is a https://crackersinsoup.com/ (Crackers In Soup) production.

    • 43 min
    The Journey to Be Your Own Kind with Renita Betts

    The Journey to Be Your Own Kind with Renita Betts

    Have you ever lost confidence in yourself? Was it one particular situation that occurred or was it a combination of different happenings? In this episode, after my guest, Renita Betts experienced a fire where all of her items were destroyed, she was then expelled from school. As a result, she believed she had squandered and wasted the opportunity for higher learning, this led her down a dark path which eventually led her to a revelation: she needed to be her own kind.
    I invite you to join our conversation as Renita and I discuss:
    Fear
    People Pleasers
    Nervous Breakdown symptoms
    Co-dependency
    Outpatient Therapy
    Writing letters to God
    Conversations with self
    Being yourself
    Learning lessons

    Honorable Mentions
    https://goodmentalhealthllc.com/good-mental-health/when-to-consider-an-intensive-outpatient-program-iop-or-partial-hospitalization-program-php-service-review/ (Partial Hospitalization Program)
    Where can you find Renita Betts :
    https://www.facebook.com/burownkind (https://www.facebook.com/burownkind)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2016740941801003 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2016740941801003)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/renita-betts-mba-79168077/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/renita-betts-mba-79168077/)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq60D_WlxAt0P_dhzoR8_aw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq60D_WlxAt0P_dhzoR8_aw)
    https://www.beyourownkind.com/ (https://www.beyourownkind.com/)
    https://www.instagram.com/be_yourownkind/ (https://www.instagram.com/be_yourownkind/)
    https://twitter.com/beyourownkind24 (https://twitter.com/beyourownkind24)
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    This podcast is hosted by https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/ (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/ (here)!
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    If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces:
    https://authentically-be-you.ck.page/3f2e85ebda (Insights and Inspirations)
    https://www.itdidntbreakme.com (Podcast Website)
    https:// https://www.facebook.com/authenticallybu (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/authenticallybeyou (Instagram)
    Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience?https://www.authenticallybeyou.com/biancaspeaks ( Click here) and fill out a short form.
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    Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"? I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it!
    Song Credit: Encore by King Sis
    This is a https://crackersinsoup.com/ (Crackers In Soup) production.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

rbd_3 ,

Relatable podcast!

As a fellow perfectionist and therapist, this podcast is fantastic. Bianca has such a calming voice and I’m loving the topics so far. So relatable!

Freeyahheart ,

Real Life, No Filter

In a world where we see the enhanced, filtered, fuzzed, highlight reel view for everyone’s life EXCEPT our own, it’s easy to get discouraged dealing with our own mess in high definition. Listening to the authentic stories told and how open and vulnerable Bianca is herself, reminds me that I’m not alone. And like Bianca says, there is beauty in the mess. Guests share intimate challenges and triumphs and I enjoy that realness and feel truly encouraged after listening.

BL8919 ,

Honest Conversations

It Didn’t Break Me podcast does an amazing job of having the conversations that are considered too “taboo or controversial” in society, addressing the issues that many want to talk about but are afraid of the potential backlash. Through the podcast listeners are gaining insight; both in the guests and in themselves. Raw. Candid. Poignant. It Didn’t Break Me takes you on a personal journey to discover the hard truths.

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