In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes.
Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.
My Infertility Journey - You Are Not Alone
It's just me this week. April 18-24 is National Infertility Awareness Week. I wanted to use this episode to share my own journey and let any woman struggling with infertility know that you are not alone.
Infertility was a part of my story very early and I wanted to share what it was like for me. Although I chose a different path and if you follow me, you know adoption was always a first choice for me, I did learn a young age that if I wanted to get pregnant, it would not be easy.
I hope listening to my story encourages you and reminds you that you are not the only one that has been in the struggle. Be Blessed.
Learn more about National Infertility Awareness Week, visit: https://infertilityawareness.org/about-niaw/
Black Beauty Industry - A Billion Dollar Business So Why So Few Black Women Owners of Beauty Supply Stores?
The Black Beauty Business rakes in billions of dollars each year, but there are only a handful of companies owned by Black Women with a store selling the products that are targeted almost exclusively to our community.
Meet Pam Thompson of My Shade and Texture. She was tired of not seeing people who looked like her as the owners of beauty supply stores that were marketing and selling exclusively to Black women.
Find out more about her store, how she was able to remain successful during the pandemic, and the scare tactics competitors, with a stronghold in the market, tried to use to keep her from opening.
Visit the store's website to learn more about Pam and how you can place an order from anywhere: www.myshadeandtexture.com
Your Baby is Autistic - Congratulations! Embracing Your New Normal
It's Autism Awareness Month and we are talking to Tiffany Hutchinson, a mom with a son on the spectrum. She talks about the rough road getting to a diagnosis, how she felt when she finally had answers and what she thinks are some of the misconceptions many have about children with autism.
The experience led her to use her love of writing to write about the experience and from there, she started her blog, A Mama Bear and Her Cub: https://amamabearandhercub.com/author/amamabearandhercub/
April is Autism Awareness Month and I can't wait for you to listen to this discussion. Moms of color have a story to tell about raising children with autism and this story is inspirational, relatable and real ya'll, so let's get into it!
Fear, Communities of Color and the COVID Vaccine
Listen to this powerful and important conversation with Dr. Jasmine Marcelin, an Infectious Disease Physician at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Dr. Marcelin, a TEDxSpeaker, will talk about the vaccines, how researchers were able to make them so quickly, why she believes there is so much mistrust in communities of color and why it is important to seriously consider getting vaccinated.
She will also discuss how the vaccines are made and tackle several of the myths and misconceptions many have about the vaccines.
We are Talking Colorism a Year Later, The "Angry Black Woman Syndrome and Women, COVID and the Workplace
Hanging out with my girls on this episode! As we wrap up celebrating our one year anniversary, this is another group in my tribe talking colorism, one year later, the “angry Black woman syndrome” and our hopes and dreams for the rest of 2021.
Listen to my girls Ginain Grayes, of Cook Pray Slay and Maureen Green James of MGJ Speaks and Wyllow Caraballo-Pasani as we hang out as girlfriends do and talk about whatever comes to mind. It’s a party while we celebrate one year of In My Shoes the podcast!
Check out Ginain at: https://cookprayslay.com/
Check out Maureen at: https://mgjspeaks.com/
Why People of Color Should Care About Colon Cancer
Listen to Dr. Erin King-Mullins, a colorectal surgeon in Atlanta and founder of Corona Mamas, as she discusses colon cancer, what can be done to catch it early, why family history matters and why people of color, and African Americans in particular, need to learn all they can.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. To learn more, go to:
Thank you for airing topics that concern our community as women of color. Your transparency and honesty with the situations that you share are vital in today’s society. Thank you!❤️❤️
Honest and True
Karin Davis-Thompson is a refreshing point of view and just an honest conversation about relevant topics.
This Podcast is Everything!
I love listening! Karin has great guests and interesting topics. Love listening each week.