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Impostrix Podcast validates (smart, talented AF, and often over-qualified) professionals of color who navigate imposter syndrome and racial toxicity in their careers. Through personal anecdotes, historical facts, and scientific data, Civil Rights Attorney and Racial Equity Consultant Whitney Knox Lee and special guests explore how race and racism impact their careers, their personal lives, and their joy. Fear not, this show is about pushing through anyway! So here, we share accessible language, tools, tips, and “fake it till you make it” tricks to inspire you to protect your energy, embrace your power, and honor your worth.Here, you will learn ways to overcome and leverage imposter syndrome,  you will be better able to identify when and why your work culture is working against you, and you will hear personal examples of when guests have succeeded (and failed) at implementing countermeasures. And, we will talk self-advocacy and conflict resolution to prepare you to confidently address racial toxicity when it arises. Find support, resist gaslighting, own your space, and prepare to lead. Be Validated.Listen at https://www.impostrixpodcast.com. Follow Impostrix Podcast on IG, Threads, Facebook and YouTube @impostrixpodcast, and TikTok @WhitneyKnoxLee. 

Impostrix Podcast Whitney Knox Lee

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Impostrix Podcast validates (smart, talented AF, and often over-qualified) professionals of color who navigate imposter syndrome and racial toxicity in their careers. Through personal anecdotes, historical facts, and scientific data, Civil Rights Attorney and Racial Equity Consultant Whitney Knox Lee and special guests explore how race and racism impact their careers, their personal lives, and their joy. Fear not, this show is about pushing through anyway! So here, we share accessible language, tools, tips, and “fake it till you make it” tricks to inspire you to protect your energy, embrace your power, and honor your worth.Here, you will learn ways to overcome and leverage imposter syndrome,  you will be better able to identify when and why your work culture is working against you, and you will hear personal examples of when guests have succeeded (and failed) at implementing countermeasures. And, we will talk self-advocacy and conflict resolution to prepare you to confidently address racial toxicity when it arises. Find support, resist gaslighting, own your space, and prepare to lead. Be Validated.Listen at https://www.impostrixpodcast.com. Follow Impostrix Podcast on IG, Threads, Facebook and YouTube @impostrixpodcast, and TikTok @WhitneyKnoxLee. 

    S2E3. History: How Caribbean People have Influenced Black American Culture

    S2E3. History: How Caribbean People have Influenced Black American Culture

    Let's talk history y'all, and jump into the vibrant tapestry of how Caribbean people have had a profound impact on Black culture and the civil rights movement in the United States.
    In this episode, we had the pleasure of conversing with the brilliant Alexandria Miller, a Jamaican American doctoral student and host of Strictly Facts Podcast, who shared her wealth of knowledge on the subject. We explored the nuances of Black identity, particularly within the context of people within the Caribbean diaspora who have shaped and enriched Black American culture.
    Alexandria speaks on the significant contributions of Caribbean people,  highlighting historical figures like Marcus Garvey, Shirley Chisholm, and Malcolm X, whose roots and activism have been instrumental in the fight for equality and justice. We also touched on the complexities of language,  discussing the term "patois" and its cultural significance.
    Our conversation was not just about the past; it was a celebration of the ongoing influence of Caribbean culture in America, from the rhythms of Afrobeats to the entrepreneurial spirit of icons like Rihanna. Alexandria's personal journey and her mantra, "one one cocoa, full basket," reminded us of the importance of perseverance and the collective effort in achieving our goals.
    For those looking to deepen their understanding of the role Caribbean history, Alexandria's podcast Strictly Facts, is a biweekly treasure trove of history and culture that you won't want to miss. (We love her episodes, especially a recent episode on law, race, and sovereignty in Puerto Rico).
    Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Impostrix Podcast. Stay to the end to hear a transparent message from Whitney about cultural competency and continued learning. 

    Remember, our stories and histories are interconnected, and by learning from each other, we continue to build a more inclusive and empowered community. Until next time, stay validated and keep making waves!
    Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review if you enjoyed the episode, and reach out to us at impostrixpodcast@gmail.com with your thoughts and feedback!

    Connect with Alexandria on IG @StrictlyFactsPod and on her website, StrictlyFactsPod.com

    Do you want to watch this episode? It's available on YouTube!
    Interested in a free discovery call to see how W. Knox Lee Consulting & Mediation could help you achieve your goals? Email the team at info@wknoxlee.com.
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    • 49 min
    S2E2. Black Spaces

    S2E2. Black Spaces

    Black spaces are so important. For many people in the United States, the default space is white space. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of Black spaces and the various ways that lack of Black spaces can impact Black professionals. 
    Our guest is Talib Jasir, founder and CEO of Afros and Audio Podcast Festival, builder and holder of Black spaces. In this episode, Talib shares his personal journey and experiences as a Black man navigating work environments, reflecting on the challenges and complexities he faced. 
    We discuss the power of community, the impact of socialization, and the need for Black voices to be heard and valued in the podcasting industry in particular. Talib also shares insights from his work as a life coach, emphasizing the importance of dismantling limiting beliefs and embracing one's own power. 
    Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the Black experience as we discuss the intersection of race, identity, personal and professional growth and the transformative potential of community and self-empowerment.
    Connect with Talib Jaseer:
    Instagram: @TalibJasirWebsite: talibjasir.comPodcast: Afros and Audio Black History Month Interview SeriesAfros and Audio Podcast Festival: afrosandaudio.comConnect with Whitney and Impostrix Podcast:
    Instagram: @ImpostrixPodcastWebsite: impostrixpodcast.comJoin the conversation and gain valuable insights into the Black experience, imposter syndrome, and the power of community. Subscribe to Impostrix Podcast and never miss an episode!
    Interested in a free discovery call to see how W. Knox Lee Consulting & Mediation could help you achieve your goals? Email the team at info@wknoxlee.com.
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    • 47 min
    S2E1. Unlearning: A Pathway to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

    S2E1. Unlearning: A Pathway to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

    Autumn Walker, a therapist specializing in helping Black women navigate imposter syndrome joins Impostrix Podcast for the Season 2 premiere. 
     
    Autumn shares her insights on the experiences of Black women with imposter syndrome and the importance of combining mental wellness and personal development to confidently pursue purpose-driven goals.
     
    Autumn emphasizes the significance of recognizing imposter syndrome as a reinforced belief system that leads to self-doubt, self-criticism, and a lower sense of self-concept. She highlights the unique challenges faced by Black women due to cultural norms, systemic oppression, and historical patterns of marginalization.
     
    The conversation centers on the tool of unlearning and replacing distorted beliefs with more flexible and authentic ones. Autumn emphasizes the importance of validation, understanding the root causes of imposter syndrome, and setting alternative rules and expectations for oneself. The episode ends with Autumn’s three suggestions for moving through imposter syndrome, tune in to learn what they are!
     Watch this episode on YouTube!
    Connect with Whitney at https://www.impostrixpodcast.com. Interested in continuing the conversation in community with other listeners? Find Whitney and the community on Facebook in the “Impostrix Podcast Validating Space” Community. It’s free to join and a great way to get support  from other like-minded folks!
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    To connect with Autumn:
    Instagram and LinkedIn @AutumnCWalker
    Facebook @The Soul Reasons
    Text SOUL to 206-647-0594 to subscribe to Autumn’s weekly therapist tips messages
     
    Also, if you are a Black woman looking for a mental health therapist, reach out to Autumn who has launched Soul 2 Soul, a therapy concierge service linking you to vetted therapists specially matched to your needs!
     Be Validated!
     
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    • 41 min
    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    Enjoy this season 2 trailer and be on the lookout for Episode 1, coming February 7, 2024!

    Join host Whitney Knox Lee, an attorney, mediator, and DEI consultant, as she tackles imposter syndrome, racial toxicity, and the impact of white supremacy and racial capitalism. Through intimate conversations with guests and practical tips, we validate each other's experiences and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. Subscribe now and join us on this journey of empowerment and change.

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    • 2 min
    Colorism, Imposter Syndrome, Culture and Success with Karla Garcia (Re-Release)

    Colorism, Imposter Syndrome, Culture and Success with Karla Garcia (Re-Release)

    We are back with another re-release, this time discussing colorism, imposter syndrome, our culture and how we show up at work, and how our culture impacts our idea of success. This isn't just a podcast episode; it's an immersive journey into self-discovery, cultural reflections, and empowering narratives. 

    If you are an OG fan of Impostrix Podcast, you heard these conversations before in Episodes 4 and 5 of Season 1. You get both conversations in one this time around! 
    Do you remember the first time like you felt like an imposter? In the opening segment of this conversation, Karla and Whitney spill the tea on how imposter syndrome leaves its mark on immigrants and people of color in the U.S. Karla, a bilingual and bicultural mental health therapist from Mexico, candidly shares her earliest memories feeling "imposter syndrome." Whitney jumps in, shedding light on the struggle of feeling like imposters even within her own community. It's a real talk moment.
    Then they talk colorism. Karla and Whitney dissect this sensitive subject, tracing its roots back to colonialism and white supremacy. They lay bare the current landscape, exploring how skin tone shapes opportunities and perceptions within families and communities. Parenting kids with varying brown skin tones? They've got you covered, navigating the complexities and responsibilities tied to combating colorism within families.
    And then there's racial capitalism! The hosts guide us through the challenges of building a career that is in alignment with their values, resisting the cultural norm of profiting off others' pain. Karla shares how her private practice's business model intentionally aligns with her cultural values, proving that financial success doesn't have to compromise integrity.
    To get in touch with Karla, visit her website, www.garciacounseling.com. You can also listen to her on the Spanish language radio show Aqui y Alla broadcasted on KDNA from Yakima, Washington.


    Interested in a free discovery call to see how W. Knox Lee Consulting & Mediation could help you achieve your goals? Email the team at info@wknoxlee.com.
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    Gatekeeping in Higher Ed, Why Black Women Professors Are Leaving Academia with Dr. Katie Acosta [Re-Release]

    Gatekeeping in Higher Ed, Why Black Women Professors Are Leaving Academia with Dr. Katie Acosta [Re-Release]

    This episode is so appropriate this month that I couldn't help but re-release it. After Dr. Claudine Gay announced her resignation as president of Harvard University, Black women around the country (myself included) are left reeling. Many of us have experienced this kind of treatment before, the peak level scrutiny and the "throw anything at the wall and see what sticks" gaslighting and manipulation. I stand proud of Dr. Gay for protecting her peace and her energy. And this is why Impostrix Podcast is so necessary.

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    Episode Description from Season 1, Ep. 11:
    What does it take for Black and Latino/a/x scholars to break through the gatekeeping in academia? 

    In this episode, we gain a deeper understanding of the struggle women of color encounter in the pursuit of tenure and how these inequities are reshaping the landscape of higher education.  Katie Acosta Ph.D., an academic trailblazer and fellow podcaster, shares her journey as a queer-identified, Afro-Latina professor and scholar navigating the complexities of higher education. 


    In this conversation, Dr. Acosta discusses the impact of her identity on her career and on her experience working toward tenure. She gives truly cringe-worthy anecdotes about the barriers that exist for faculty of color (Black women even more specifically) in higher education which work as intended to drive away Black faculty and uphold the values of white supremacy. 


    This discussion emphasizes the importance of intentional corrective actions to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Acosta shares her thoughts on what must happen to create a higher ed that is equitable and inclusive toward Black and brown women. Whitney and Dr. Acosta share plenty of laughs as they get really real to address common excuses used by institutions who fail to hire and retain people of color, that live by color-blind ideology, and bend knees to legal and structural barriers that hinder racial and cultural representation and inclusivity.


    Katie L. Acosta, Ph.D., is a queer, Afro-Latina mother, sociologist, scholar, professor and consultant, author, AND podcaster. Her research specializations include gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, family, Latina/o studies and immigration.
    Learn more about Dr. Acosta!

    Check out Intersectionality in the American South Podcast! Hosted by Dr. Acosta, this show explores the experiences of BIPOC individuals in the South, shedding light on structural issues and resilience. Listen to Episode 7 to hear Whitney talk about advocating for incarcerated people in Georgia.

    Buy Dr. Acosta's book, Queer Stepfamilies: The Path to Social and Legal Recognition.

    Learn about Whitney and find ways to support the show at www.ImpostrixPodcast.com
    Follow Impostrix Podcast on IG @ImpostrixPodcast.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Goddess Ande ,

Impactful Conversations!

I love the Impostrix podcast something fierce! Whitney brilliantly brings us the high caliber, indepth conversations we need (and crave!) with extraordinary, thought-provoking guests who share significant insights and solutions to the dily challenges facing BIPOC professionals. As a white woman, these conversations are especially important to help me be a better ally and antiracist. I highly recommend social change agents add Impostrix to their podcast playlist.

lcwforu ,

An essential listen

I was absolutely riveted by the profound depth and introspection of this episode on imposter syndrome, colorism, and integrating cultural values into the workplace. The detailed insights and foresight you provided are unparalleled. You offer such an incredible perspective that not only educates but enlightens. As I navigate my place in this ever-changing world, your podcast has become an essential listen. It truly helps me make sense of my evolving pace in this world. Highly recommended!

Kiwifroot1212 ,

Powerful insights!

The insights shared on this podcast are so relatable and validating! Each episode delves into the experiences of people of color who are navigating their careers and the workplace in general. Whitney, the host, leads candid conversations with her guests about racism, imposter syndrome, the importance of self-care, navigating toxic workplaces, and more. Whitney and her guests bring their personal and professional experiences to these discussions, and examine these topics in a candid, relatable and validating way.

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