11 episodes

Jill Scott, Laiya St.Clair, and Aja Graydon-Dantzler are music and entertainment icons, but they’re also experts in the art of no-holds-barred conversations. Jill Scott Presents: J.ill the Podcast is like chilling with that friend who says what everyone wants to say but is too afraid to – times three. Expect unfiltered talk about relationships, health, art, and everything else that comes with surviving and thriving as a Black woman in the world

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    • 4.8 • 584 Ratings

Jill Scott, Laiya St.Clair, and Aja Graydon-Dantzler are music and entertainment icons, but they’re also experts in the art of no-holds-barred conversations. Jill Scott Presents: J.ill the Podcast is like chilling with that friend who says what everyone wants to say but is too afraid to – times three. Expect unfiltered talk about relationships, health, art, and everything else that comes with surviving and thriving as a Black woman in the world

    When You're the Other Woman

    When You're the Other Woman

    Being "the other woman" comes with a whole host of stigmas and assumptions. Having a relationship with a married person can be toxic, and like Jill says in this episode, "You cannot win by causing someone else harm." Relationships built on infidelity and dishonesty will deal damage in one way or another. But the desire to cheat or to be a mistress can come from a deeper place than surface-level selfishness or cruelty. Jill, Aja, and Laiya reject the moral high ground in favor of a hard but honest conversation about cheating, questioning our own mentalities and choices, and moving on to more wholesome relationships.

    Resources:
    Progressive Love Academy (and on Instagram here)
    Instagram post by Devale Ellis

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Black Culture Is Sacred

    Black Culture Is Sacred

    From music, to hair, to fashion, non-Black people prove time and again that they're willing to take from Black culture without giving credit where it's due. What's the line between appropriation and celebration? How can we make sure that we value and take pride in what we own? Laiya, Jill, and Aja explore how we check ourselves, protect ourselves, and hold others accountable when it comes to cultural theft.

    • 59 min
    Whoopings, Spankings, and Everything In-Between

    Whoopings, Spankings, and Everything In-Between

    Figuring out how to discipline children is not an easy task. What did our parents do? What does the research say? How do our personal morals shape our chosen methods of punishment? What does the child need? How do we raise children so that they grow up healthy and safe? What's "right" and "wrong" when it comes to disciplining children is not so black-and-white. Aja, Laiya, and Jill talk about the spankings they've gotten, the spankings they've given, and the difficult conversations they've had with their parents about the link between slavery and discipline today.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    12 Innovative Punishment Ideas for Kids (though the advice given is not recommended by Aja, Jill, and Laiya)
    Article: "It Is Illegal to Spank Your Child in SA - ConCourt"
    "All About Love: New Visons" by bell hooks

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Our Value Is Not Defined by What We Produce

    Our Value Is Not Defined by What We Produce

    There is merit in working hard and being productive on your own terms. But grind culture takes productivity to a whole other level. The no-sleep, hustle hard mentality has people saying yes to every opportunity, turning down every leisure activity, overbooking, and taking little if any time for self-care. Jill, Laiya, and Aja work hard, but they also affirm the power and importance of rest. In this episode, they get real about what it means to be successful and to make the most out of the time we have.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
    In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
    The Nap Ministry

    • 48 min
    We Can Create Our Own Holidays

    We Can Create Our Own Holidays

    Holidays can be joyful times of celebration and fellowship. But sometimes we end up participating in holidays that we have no practical or spiritual connection to. And in the U.S., some holidays have been commercialized and divorced from their historical roots. Laiya, Aja, and Jill shout out some Black holidays (like Juneteenth) as well as some of the traditions they've created and observe in their own homes.
    Resource mentioned in this episode:
    How to Make a Negro Christian

    • 58 min
    How Do We Move Forward?

    How Do We Move Forward?

    When it comes to U.S. politics, 2020 has shown us how messy, racist, ignorant, and apathetic our leadership can get. Four years of a Trump administration was more than the people of the U.S. ever asked for (quite literally, considering 2016's popular vote outcome). But now that a Democratic presidency is on the horizon, how do we move forward? How do we avoid getting complacent and stay on these politicians' necks? Jill, Laiya, and Aja discuss the realities of the last four years, the upcoming presidential transition, and the work that still needs to be done. Plus, a conversation with Dr. Angel Love Miles, a social justice and disability rights advocate.

    Resource mentioned in this episode:
    Black Philly Radical Collective

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
584 Ratings

584 Ratings

kiralicious22 ,

Love, love, love!

OMG I have listened to all of the episodes so far but the Whoopings episode was hilarious especially! When sis was describing what style of whoopings she likes I was dying laughing. Thank you ladies for providing some grown woman perspective in a funny sista girl way!♥️✨🖤

RShekaT ,

My sisters!

These ladies offer much needed insight and social commentary that’s both hilarious and informative. I’ve been looking for a podcast that I could relate to as a black mom in America and this podcast is right on!

Online butterfly ,

All Points of Views Explored

I love Jill & Crew because the conversations are so relevant to the Black woman. Each one of the ladies come with their point of view and it is honored and explored without judgment. It opens me up to different perspectives or an alternative way of pursuing an encounter or a situation. Thanks Jill and ladies for bringing the pain and laughter to us on this platform.

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