13 episodes

In 2020, cityLAB of Pittsburgh released a study that ranked Cleveland dead last in terms of livability for Black women. On Living For We, we talk to Cleveland's Black women about their experiences at work, at school, in the doctor's office, and in community with each other in an attempt to answer the question... is Cleveland really as bad as they say it is for Black women?

This is an Ideastream Public Media podcast.

Living For We Ideastream Public Media

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 151 Ratings

In 2020, cityLAB of Pittsburgh released a study that ranked Cleveland dead last in terms of livability for Black women. On Living For We, we talk to Cleveland's Black women about their experiences at work, at school, in the doctor's office, and in community with each other in an attempt to answer the question... is Cleveland really as bad as they say it is for Black women?

This is an Ideastream Public Media podcast.

    E11: That's a Wrap

    E11: That's a Wrap

    In a conversation led by creative director HeyFranHey, go behind the scenes of “Living For We" with the production team– host and executive producer Marlene Harris-Taylor, lead producer Hannah Rae Leach, and our in-pod therapist Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett.
    Learn more about Living For We here.
    Donate to Ideastream Public Media here!
    Leave us a voicemail at (216) 223-8312 letting us know your thoughts on the season!
    Read our foundational research, Project Noir by Enlightened Solutions, here.
    Check out photos from Enlightened Solutions’ Living For We: Live event here!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    E10: Love Language

    E10: Love Language

    Is there anything more beautiful than Black love? From sister-friends and treasured co-workers to devoted husbands and boyfriends, love makes life worth living, especially in a city where it can be so tough. How can we use the power of love to make Cleveland a better place for all of us, and how can we shape its future through the act of “living for we?”
    If you are someone you know doesn’t feel safe at home, Dr. Angela recommends the below resources:
    Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
    Text “START” to 88788
    Visit http://thehotline.org/get-help/ for support via chat
    Learn more about Living For We here.
    Donate to Ideastream Public Media here!
    Leave us a voicemail at (216) 223-8312 letting us know your thoughts on the podcast.
    Read our foundational research, Project Noir by Enlightened Solutions, here.
    Check out photos from Enlightened Solutions’ Living For We: Live event here!

    • 34 min
    Introducing When Magic Happens

    Introducing When Magic Happens

    Today, we’re sharing an episode of When Magic Happens, a new podcast from WBEZ Chicago, where intergenerational convos of love and laughter collide.
    In this episode, we’re discussing body-ody-ody-ody. Slim-thick, bean pole, pear, apple – how has your body been categorized? Cheryle, Jennifer and Taylor discuss body image and their relationships to their bodies over time. Then, we hear from Michaela Duerson, a plus-size model, talent agent, photographer and former gymnast, who explains the importance of appreciating our bodies at their many stages and why everyone is wrong.
    Find When Magic Happens from WBEZ Chicago wherever you listen to podcasts.

    • 33 min
    E9: School Daze

    E9: School Daze

    In the classroom, even the best and brightest of Black women are often encouraged to think small and aim low. Chronic underfunding of public schools in Black neighborhoods, steering of Black girls away from honors classes in suburban schools, and abundant microaggressions from preschool to graduate school make learning a challenge. Despite it all, Black women are finding ways to shine.
    If you’re a Black woman in Cleveland and want to share your thoughts, leave us a voicemail at (216) 223-8312 and you may just hear yourself on the podcast!
    Learn more about Living For We here.
    Read our foundational research, Project Noir by Enlightened Solutions, here.
    Check out photos from Enlightened Solutions’ Living For We: Live event here!

    • 34 min
    E8: First and Only

    E8: First and Only

    When a Black woman becomes the first of her kind to receive a sought-after title or high-powered role, it’s a cause for celebration– but these breakthroughs have always hinged upon a lineage of elders forging thorny paths for those coming up behind them. In this episode, we trace that lineage from 94 year old former nurse Miss Arnell Hendricks all the way to Metrohealth’s new CEO, Dr. Airica Steed.
    Learn more about Living For We here.
    If you’re a Black woman in Cleveland and want to share your thoughts, leave us a voicemail at (216) 223-8312 and you may just hear yourself on the podcast!
    Read our foundational research, Project Noir by Enlightened Solutions, here.
    Check out photos from Enlightened Solutions’ Living For We: Live event here!

    • 34 min
    E7: Medical Misogynoir Pt. 2

    E7: Medical Misogynoir Pt. 2

    Cleveland is allegedly a healthcare mecca. There should be an abundance of quality care right here in town, but why can't Black women seem to find it? Dr. Carla Harwell of University Hospitals and Dr. Linda Bradley of the Cleveland Clinic, two Black woman doctors, join us to unpack that very question.
    Learn more about Birthing Beautiful Communities here.
    Learn more about Living For We here.
    Read our foundational research, Project Noir by Enlightened Solutions, here.
    Check out photos from Enlightened Solutions’ Living For We: Live event here!

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

Shelly Jay ,

Thank you

As a black woman born, raised and still living in Cleveland. The first few episodes had me on the edge of my seat. I’m truly grateful I heard about this on another podcast.

Becoming #1 ,

So Informative and Relevant!

I am a black women living in Cleveland. This podcast has me sitting on the edge of my seat during each episode. So well done! Thank you for finally creating something for US.

Nia C. ,

Amazing production on this show!

Wow! This podcast was so well produced. The interviews fold in so seamlessly.

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