For girls who don't believe in glass ceilings. Magic Unfiltered is the official podcast of ESSENCE’s Girls United platform. Hosted by sisters, Rechelle and Sophia Dennis, Magic Unfiltered is an adventure into the lives of today’s young, Black, and gifted. We talk about everything unapologetically with Gen Z's most inspiring young people. Magic Unfiltered serves up inspiration and motivation from some of today's dopest young people doing BIG things! Get into it!
Adjusting Our Crowns With Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin!
Nia Franklin aka Miss America 2019 had an awesome convo with Sophia and Rechelle about all things self-esteem, beauty pageants, and faith in this inspiring sit-down! All your misconceptions about beauty pageants will be shattered and you can grab some of the best advice about building your self-confidence like the queen that you are and encouraging others around you too! Get ready to adjust your crown, sis! Use #MagicUPodcast to tell us what you think of the episode!
You Can Change Career Paths...And It Won’t Kill You!
Life is too short for us NOT to do what we really want to do! That’s Ashlee Wisdom’s (@ashleejwisdom) story. She pivoted in her career path (against what her family wanted her to pursue - shout out to first geners!) and is now a leading Black woman in public health technology as founder of HealthInHerHue and she’s not even 30 yet! What does it take to do that? Ashlee breaks down her passion for what she does and what it took for her to bet on herself. Also? She drops MANY gems about healthcare that EVERY Black woman and girl needs to know! Use #MagicUPodcast to let us know what your dream career path is!
Justine Skye Is Not Here For Your Boxes!
We ignore glass ceilings over here. We're all about cutting our own path and rejecting anything that boxes us in. At ESSENCE's own Fashion House - Rechelle and Sophia chopped it up with singer Justine Skye ( @justineskye) about everything from finding yourself as a young artist to smashing the boxes and labels that hold so many of us hostage. Jump into this convo and let us know what you think using #MagicUPodcast!
Limits Don’t Exist When You Know What You Bring To The Table! w/Isa Watson
Have you ever felt like everyone else in the room knew something you didn’t? Have you ever been interested in a field that seemed completely unrelated to what you knew or where you were? Do you feel more disconnected from people than ever even with so many social media platforms? Most people stick near and dear to their comfort zones but then there are others who break free from comfort to create the life they want. That’s Isa Watson’s story. With a background that spans finance, engineering, and music, she’s broken through her comfort zone to live life on her own terms - and she’s not even 30 yet! She’s the founder of Squad -a platform that allows young people to make genuine connections regardless of job title, location, etc. She's also a classical pianist, and multi-degreed engineer with lots of gems to share with Gen Z. Get into it. Use #MagicUPodcast to let us know what you think of the episode!
Teen Activist, Nupol Kiazolu, Is About That Life
(Originally released on Gen Z is tired of being silenced politically and no one represents this truth better than today’s guest, Nupol Kiazolu (@nupol_justice). She’s Miss Liberia 2019-2020; listed on Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21; the President of Black Lives Matter Greater New York; Founder/CEO of Vote 2000, and a Hampton ℅ 2022 student. On this episode, Nupol gets all the way real about the trauma and triumphs of putting action into activism. She details how the death of Trayvon Martin pushed her into activism and what it was like to be on the front lines of the historic Charlottesville protests. She also gives the best advice to other young people who want to get involved and stand up for what they believe in. Check out Nupol on @bet’s CopWatch America. Use the #MagicUPodcast hashtag and @ us: @essencegu_ to let us know what you think of the episode!
Periods Shouldn't Hurt So Badly and We're Going To Talk About It.
Women and girls around the world experience having their period but in 2019 it's a topic that remains hush-hush. How do we end the taboo? How do we make sure that every girl and woman who needs menstrual products get them? Ileri Jaiyeoba (@ileri_jaiy14), founder of Code Red Co., stopped by Magic Unfiltered to talk about the importance of breaking the taboo and the important work she's doing to provide menstrual products to homeless women and girls. Let us know what you think of the episode using #MagicUPodcast and follow ESSENCE's Girls United platform on Instagram: @essencegu_.
Young, vibrant, and full of life!
I love the content of this podcast. I found this podcast in a recent issue of Essence magazine and I must say this is one I will play in the car while with my teenage daughter! Such positive content for young women!