Aamber and Charlie understand that adulting as millennial black women in Los Angeles is not easy. These best friends started Ladies Doing Stuff Podcast so that women can know they are not alone in their desire for perfection, or even just for survival.
After college graduation, the ladies simply picked up their high school friendship right where they left off; but they found that their adult lives were not that simple at all. Job losses, new marriages, and keeping friendships are just a few things that they learned to navigate along the way. All of this while living in Los Angeles, a city with not-so-many “angels” as it turns out.
Aamber and Charlie created Ladies Doing Stuff Podcast as a safe space to share hilarious experiences, contrasting opinions, and to create a proudly imperfect community for women of color.
Disclaimer: All opinions expressed are our own. Views expressed have no affiliation with any outside entity.
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Ladies Doing Change
Watch this episode on YouTube!
If you know the Ladies, you know we are constantly in transition. The pandemic, new jobs, new relationships, new homes, it's exciting, and stressful, and...ah I just need a moment. It's a lot. We hit up Derek Lane, fellow podcaster (and big bro) to help us sort through it all. Change can be great! It could also be a train wreck. This episode we're catching up with Derek, talking about the latest changes in our lives and how to navigate them.
Watch on Youtube: https://bit.ly/2OO0zA0
Listen to Last Word by Derek Lane: http://apple.co/2NsGAGG
Not Today, 2020
Whoa look at us! We made it to the end of 2020. Well, almost. But hey, instead of complaining about the mandated lockdowns, frequent anxiety attacks, the lack of job security, and all those small businesses that were forced to close; we're showing off the highlights of 2020 quarter by quarter. There's always a little bit of sunshine at the end of the covid tunnel! Join us as we share our 2020 wins and AHA moments that show just how far we've come this year. 2020 can't steal my joy. Not today!
Hindsight is 20/20 and 2020 is not what we pictured. The politics, the protests - it literally feels like the world is on fire. Come to think of it, California is. But hey, would you believe it if I told you we've come a long way?
True, the world is crumbling a bit, but we've found a way to grow through it all. This episode the Ladies flashback and listen to their 2016 episode "Drunk Politics." All while giving 2020 insight to what used to feel like dark times (little did we know! 😂).
2020 Owes Me
Hear us out. 2020 is a good year! You just have to squint past the pandemic and the entire uprooting of life as we know it! *smiles nervously* In all seriousness, we’re learning to find the lessons in all the hardships that 2020 has thrown our way. Sudden transitions, new jobs, new anxiety, and new kitchen appliances are just the tip of the iceberg for The Ladies. --Shout out to my waffle maker! 🧇
Listen to find out why 2020 has been so good to Aamber, what triggered Charlie’s biggest breakdown to date, and what to expect from The Ladies moving forward.
Can't Feel a Thing
*ALEXA! What are feelings?*
To be fair, this previously unreleased episode was made in early 2019. Back in the day even when things weren't all COVID-Y, we were feeling so overwhelmed with a lack of emotion that we had to ask ourselves the question, "Can you feel anything?" In retrospect, we were probably depressed. So naturally, this episode consists of 30% nervous laughter. 😅However, we digress.
Today, we are a in a completely different headspace but this unlocked episode offers timeless tips when it comes to dealing with (or without) emotion.
In "Can't Feel A Thing" Charlie and Aamber question their capacity for connection, explain their love + communication language, and pull from the past for profound revelations.
“Death is only the end if you believe life is about you.” We brought in Death Care expert and author of “Dear Grief, You’re a B*tch,” Shannan Guillory to educate us about death from an emotional and professional point of view. We saved this episode in the vault and now is the perfect time to share it with you. Before social distancing and self-quarantine, LA was rocked by the loss of a legend. Regardless of the challenges 2020 has brought us, we're learning to celebrate life and how to honor the lives of those that are no longer with us. This is one episode you'll have to play to the end.
Check out Shannan's book, “Dear Grief, You’re a B*tch”
Great Show !!!!!!!
Fun, Fierce, Female-Empowerment!
Listening to Aamber and Charlie is always a good time! Their honesty and candid banter make for great entertainment, hearty laughs, and even some insightful stuff to make you think:) Listening to them is always a pleasure, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for these fiercely talented “ladies”!
The L.A. Versions of Myself.
Aamber and Charlie remind me so much of myself. From childhood to everything else, they are the LA versions of this Georgia transplant. So glad I found this podcast.