14 episodes

Konvos with Kiya takes an authentic approach to discuss topics that have profound effects on modern day families in the African American society. Konvos with Kiya highlights single parenting, co-parenting, navigating relationships, faith, and mothers raising African American boys today. Konvos with Kiya's primary focus is to bring awareness to unspoken about topics in a seemingly comfortable way. Drawing from the perspective of her own her struggles, her walk with God, and including her son, Kameron, on certain episodes. The idea to include him in the conversations further provides insight from a child's perspective to other parents that may find themselves going through the same types of every day issues.

Konvos with Kiya Zakiya Powell

    • Parenting
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Konvos with Kiya takes an authentic approach to discuss topics that have profound effects on modern day families in the African American society. Konvos with Kiya highlights single parenting, co-parenting, navigating relationships, faith, and mothers raising African American boys today. Konvos with Kiya's primary focus is to bring awareness to unspoken about topics in a seemingly comfortable way. Drawing from the perspective of her own her struggles, her walk with God, and including her son, Kameron, on certain episodes. The idea to include him in the conversations further provides insight from a child's perspective to other parents that may find themselves going through the same types of every day issues.

    Season 2 EP. 1 : Self-Sabotage

    Season 2 EP. 1 : Self-Sabotage

    “Let’s step out and do the things and go the places our dreams take us.”- Zakiya
    “We are all capable of doing great things.”- Zakiya
    “God gives us all very special gifts; it’s time for us to tap into our full potential.”- Zakiya

    Here I am and I’m back at it! This episode is very personal to me. Season 1 of Konvos with Kiya was embraced by so many people. The love was overwhelming.  So much so that I quickly began questioning my capability. Questioning my purpose and wondering what I was truly doing? Me? Zakiya? A podcast? What are you thinking? I began wondering if I could keep the momentum going. Could I continue to keep listeners engaged?  I began the cycle of negative self-talk, self-doubt, and sabotaging thoughts. This lasted for months.

    Sabotage is defined as deliberately destroying. When I read that definition, I realized that was exactly what I was doing to myself. I was intentionally talking myself out of every dream I envisioned for my brand. I began to talk myself out of opportunities and discourage myself out of the many possibilities. I began to demean my ideas, belittle my thoughts and  my personal journey. 

    In this episode, Kiya speaks about her fear of thriving. The fear of potentially being great and how the pressure of committing to something new began to weigh heavily on her. As she embarks on Season 2, she keeps her boldness and relatable content that captured the attention of her audience. Welcome to Season 2!

    Here are a few points from tonight’s Konvo with Kiya:

    Let’s spend time focusing on our dreams and less time talking ourselves out of opportunities.
    God has given us all very special gifts! 
    What are we choosing to focus our attention on? 
    Shift our thoughts, our speech, and our attitudes towards the positive.

    Episode 13: Self-Doubt

    Episode 13: Self-Doubt

    “Everything is not for everybody and that’s fine.” -Zakiya
    “There will be someone that will embrace you for what you do.”- Zakiya
    We’ve all heard the saying, “ You are your worst enemy.” I know in many situations I have been my biggest critic. We often hold back or play small due to our self-doubts. Maybe you struggle with toxic thoughts about your capabilities. You feel as though you are incapable of making your dreams a reality. So often we have amazing ideas and a great desire to accomplish big things. Yet, we hesitate to take that leap of faith and make it happen.
    On this episode, Kiya speaks openly about how self-doubt often rears its ugly head during pivotal points in your life. Often when you’re on the brink of greatness you may hear a voice that tries to distract you from your purpose. Don’t allow self-doubt to deter you from greatness. Push through despite what you might think in that moment. There will always be someone rooting for you!

    Here are a few points from tonight’s Konvo with Kiya:
    Self-Doubt will trick you into thinking you’re in this all alone. YOU ARE NOT there are people waiting for you to release your greatness.
    Everything you do won’t be embraced by everyone and that is okay. KEEP DOING YOU!
    Focus on the LOVE not the HATE.
    Don’t be discouraged by other’s opinions. Keep your head high and your eyes fixed on the prize.

    Episode 12: Faith

    Episode 12: Faith

    Faith.
    The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. - Hebrews 11:1
    How do you remain faithful when everything is falling apart? What happens when you are trusting God for specific things and you don’t see it happening for you? Humans have a way of looking at other people’s lives and wanting what they have. We often wonder why God hasn’t fully blessed us with our heart’s desires. But, are we truly ready for new blessings? Have we prepared ourselves for what we are asking God for?
    While waiting on God are you doing your own thing? Are you holding onto past habits or toxic relationships hoping that God will still bless you in your mess? Faith requires you to let go of the cushion and comfort of your past. Trusting when you don’t see an end requires you to let go of familiar places, people, and things. Revisiting the past only hinders you from accessing your future. “If it didn’t fulfill you the first time -chances are it’s not going to fulfill you the second time.”-Zakiya
    Here are a few points from tonight’s Konvo with Kiya:
    1. Trust that there is better in your future than whatever you left in your past.
    2.You can’t trust God with one foot in the door and one foot out.
    3.We can’t stop trusting God just because we don’t see an end to our situation.
    4.Remember God doesn’t give you any more than you can handle!

    Episode 11: Love

    Episode 11: Love

    “Some people were not raised on love; they were raised on survival.” -Zakiya
    “You cannot force someone to love you the way you want to be loved.” -Zakiya
    “Love looks different for everyone.”- Zakiya
    “Love evolves as you grow together in a relationship.” -Zakiya
    What is love and can it be defined? Is it an action? Is it a feeling? Is it all of the above? Do you know love when you see love? Do you know love when you feel it? Can you receive love? Can you give love?
    I have heard so many ideas of what people think love is. How it should feel? How someone should express their love. To be quite honest, I don’t think love can be defined. I do not think love looks the same for everyone and in every situation. I think the word love is often misused and abused. People use the word without understanding it’s depth. I am guilty of using the word and truly not experiencing the feeling. How does love play a part in our everyday lives? Our interactions? Our relationships? Our friendships? Do you lead with love or do you lead based on your need to survive? How does your childhood impact your ability to give and receive love? Are you transferring your inability to love correctly to others, your children, or your spouse?
    Why is love so difficult to define? Yet, most of us desire to be loved at the highest level. That would mean being loved in a healthy way. 
    Here are a few points from tonight’s Konvos with Kiya:
    Love is open communication. How can you love someone that you cannot talk to?
    As human beings we cannot task ourselves with the responsibility of fixing another person’s brokenness.
    You cannot force  someone to love you in a way that they’re not capable of loving you.
    It is o.k. to love a person from afar.

    Episode 10: Trust

    Episode 10: Trust

    “You never know how important something is to you until it’s placed in jeopardy.”- Zakiya
    “I have attempted to place people in boxes that they did not belong- then feel betrayed when they misuse my trust in them.” -Zakiya
    Trust is defined as “the firm belief in the ability or strength of someone or something. Some people believe trust has to be earned. Others believe give their trust freely believing that once that trust is broken it cannot be restored. 
    When trust is betrayed in any relationship, it leaves a feeling of emptiness. A hollowness in the space where you once held that level of trust in a person. What do you do when someone you admire, love, and have built a relationship with betrays your trust? Can you move forward? Is the damage repairable? Can the trust be rebuilt?
    In this episode of Konvos with Kiya, join me as I talk through real life situations where my trust was betrayed. Through this conversation, I find myself navigating through very real emotions and finding myself in a space of not really knowing how to overcome my feelings of distrust. One thing that we must always do is remain true to ourselves. If trust is a necessity for you in all relationships then you must stick to your core principles.
    Here are a few points from tonight’s Konvo with Kiya:
    Do not compromise your core values to remain in a situation out of love.
    If you decide to move forward and forgive you cannot constantly revisit the past betrayal. 
    Everyone serves a purpose. Be mindful of the role you allow people to play in your life! Not everyone can handle every part of you.
    It is okay to forgive; and move-on!

    Episode 9: Parental Communication- Ft. Kameron

    Episode 9: Parental Communication- Ft. Kameron

    “Establish things calmer without yelling.” - Kameron 
    “I don’t feel good when I yell, it makes me feel sad.”- Zakiya 
    “No one is 100% percent right every time, adult or not.”-Zakiya  
      The way we communicate with our children is so important!  I struggle with remaining calm in stressful situations. Honestly, I can admit that I yell. In this episode, Kam and I speak about the negative effects of yelling and how it can impact the relationships we have with our children. 
    As a single mom there are many interchangeable factors and daily dynamics that play a major part in our lives. Kam and I are often on the run between work, school, homework, dinner, basketball practice and just the hustle of life! It can be very overwhelming! How many moms can relate to a never- ending schedule? So how do we keep our cool, parents? How do we minimize our feelings of frustration when our children aren’t doing what we’ve asked them to do? How can we “establish things calmer” (in my Kam voice) ? 
    Identifying when we are wrong in any relationship is important. Admitting you are wrong is key to establishing respect and appreciation. I have learned that being open and transparent with Kam in moments where I have overreacted has allowed us to problem solve and remain close.  Accepting that as parents, we still don’t have all the answers can be a life-changing revelation. Let us make a conscious effort to change the dynamic in our homes. 
    Here’s a few points from tonight’s Konvo with Kiya and Kam: 
    Come up with a list of ways to communicate your frustrations with your children. 
    Don’t approach any situation when you are already upset. COOL OFF first! 
    Establish a clear system of communication with everyone in your home. 
    Identify things that trigger you and express those things to your loved ones. (Ex. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink.) 
    Apologizing is IMPORTANT. Don’t brush things off! 

Customer Reviews

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56 Ratings

56 Ratings

blovelace7 ,

Season 2

I’m super excited about seasons 2 KonvoswithKiya. Your words and wisdom serves as medicine for the afflicted and reassurance for those that are victims of fragile faith. Just when I feel I’m the only person in the world dealing with a certain dilemma you publish a podcast that speaks to my pain and provides council that cultivates healing. Your podcasts have helped me operate in the highest untouchable version of myself. When you speak, people listen. The world needs to hear what you have to say.

NathyNatu ,

Self Sabotage!

We missed you ! Thanks for coming back and pouring your wisdom into us again and yes sometimes we def are our biggest enemy and also listening to others more than our intuition thanks for the reminder! Cannot wait for more !

Jennifer.K. ,

Season 2

It’s amazing to hear ya voice , blessing our speakers. This will be another great season, Gods Timing. When things start going really well, it’s common to self sabotage. We get use to certain levels of attention, finances, love and success. When we past those points, it’s not uncommon to say what’s next? Kiya you continue to remind us how important FAITH is in our life. You are and will always be a pillar of strength. Last season you shared with us how God is always working, the universe is shifting. All seeds we are planting will come to bloom in their right time. You did that !! Take care of yourself always and trust this beautiful process.
Jennifer K

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