87 episodes

Celebrating our Melanated Magic through storytelling and candid conversations. Melanated Conversations was created out of the desire for a sisterly community that fosters positive and authentic expression of our voices on various topics that we experience daily.

Every Monday we amplify the voices and stories of black women and share our narrative of personal and professional transformation. We build community and culture through honest dialogue, share our lessons, and celebrate our successes.

This is Our Narrative, from Our Perspective.

Melanated Conversations Terrian Jones & Yana Reynolds

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Celebrating our Melanated Magic through storytelling and candid conversations. Melanated Conversations was created out of the desire for a sisterly community that fosters positive and authentic expression of our voices on various topics that we experience daily.

Every Monday we amplify the voices and stories of black women and share our narrative of personal and professional transformation. We build community and culture through honest dialogue, share our lessons, and celebrate our successes.

This is Our Narrative, from Our Perspective.

    Ep. 87: Season Closer

    Ep. 87: Season Closer

    Welcome to the season 5 wrap-up! We are so thrilled we were able to pull off an amazing season, even during difficult times.
    In today's wrap-up, we will be speaking about all of the fantastic guests we had on Melanated Conversations including how we were able to talk about Black education, beauty-line systems, pushing boundaries, Black women as the face of hospitality, among so many other subjects!
    Thank you for another amazing Season!
    Special Thanks to:
    Kalish Nesbitt
    Sable Mensah Fulmore and Brooklyn Pham
    Dianne Plummer
    Trenette Wilson
    Victoria Timpo
    Andrianne Lind
    Steve from Blues Clues for coming back with the apology we needed!
    and the movies that we watched within this past year!
    We want to give a special shout out and thank you to our podcast management team Crackers in Soup! Who knows if there would have been a Season 5 without them!
    Lastly, THANK YOU our incredible listeners for letting us tell unique stories for Black women!
    See you next season.
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    Our Narrative from our perspective!
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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/terrian4reel 
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    • 55 min
    Ep. 86: Journeying Through Grief

    Ep. 86: Journeying Through Grief

    COVID has definitely got us thinking about grief, hasn’t it? In today’s episode, we are going to be talking about journeying through grief. Grief is a dark subject to speak about, but it also feels good to talk about it! We tend to relate grief with someone’s passing, but truthfully different types of grief exist. Join us as we speak to your Season 5, Episode 78 guest Adrianne Lind in this important conversation!
    In this episode, we chat about:
    What role COVID plays in grief The different types of grieving Why transitioning is so important The importance of living the phases during grief Where can you find Adrianne Lind?
    https://blog.blackwomenineurope.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/agonthednc/
    https://www.facebook.com/AdrianneGeorgeDADNC/
    Honorable Mention
    Listen to Episode 78 featuring Adrianne Lind
    We also want to share with you some of the resources mentioned during the episode:
    Coping with Grief and Loss - HelpGuide.org
    Helplines:
    In the U.S.: Crisis Call Center at 775-784-8090
    UK: Cruse Bereavement Care at 0808 808 1677
    Australia: GriefLine at (03) 9935 7400
    Other support:
    Find a GriefShare group meeting near you – Worldwide directory of support groups for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. (GriefShare)
    Find Support – Directory of programs and support groups in the U.S. for children experiencing grief and loss. (National Alliance for Grieving Children)
    Chapter Locator for finding help for grieving the loss of a child in the U.S. and International Support for finding help in other countries. (The Compassionate Friends)
    If you’re feeling suicidal…
    Seek help immediately. Please read Suicide Help, talk to someone you trust, or call a suicide helpline:
    In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255.
    In the UK, call 08457 90 90 90.
    In Australia, call 13 11 14.
    Or visit IASP to find a helpline in your country.
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    Our Narrative from our perspective!
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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/terrian4reel 
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    [music: “Fly” Produce by Makaih Beats]
     

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ep. 85: Melanated Conversations on Chatting Over Chowder

    Ep. 85: Melanated Conversations on Chatting Over Chowder

    This week, we decided to do something a little bit differently. We are turning our mics over to our sisters in podcasting Bethany and Sharoline. We were a guest on their podcast Chatting Over Chowder. They are also the minority magic behind our podcast!
     
    In this episode, we chat about our journey into podcasting, our origins and insight of our joined connection, and so much more! This is such a great conversation and we’re so excited for you to hear it!
    In this episode we chat about:
    The history of Yana and Terrain with podcasting
    Building the brand and audience of Melanated Conversations
    The art of being you when it comes to podcasting
    Chatting Over Chowder can be found here: https://crackersinsoup.com/chatting-over-chowder/
    Or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chattingoverchowder/
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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/literallyyana
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/terrian4reel 
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    [music: “Fly” Produce by Makaih Beats]
     

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 84: An Update On Our Lives

    Ep. 84: An Update On Our Lives

    Sometimes ya’ll, we just need to take a moment and to just be. That’s what we’re doing in today’s episode. We are settling down for a moment and checking in on our lives and seeing how you are doing in this place we call Earth. It’s been a minute since we have our separation in real life so we’re going to just be today. Sit back, relax, and let’s chill.
    In this episode we chat about:
    Our kids and how fast time is flying by
    If you had the choice to stay at home, would you feel more impactful for being in your child’s life in their teen years or early in their developmental years
    How cancel culture becoming a silencer and not allowing us to be true to who we are
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    Our Narrative from our perspective!
    Connect with us
    Click here to join The Melanated Conversations Collective
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/melanatedconvos/
    Twitter: www.melanatedconvos.com 
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/melnatedconvos/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/literallyyana
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/terrian4reel 
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    [music: “Fly” Produce by Makaih Beats]
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 083: Implementing Functional Automated Systems with Kalish Nesbitt

    Ep. 083: Implementing Functional Automated Systems with Kalish Nesbitt

    In this week’s episode, we amplify the voices of Kalish Nesbitt. Kalish helps beauty and wellness eCom brands scale quickly with ease while leveraging the best systems and team support. Do you have a business that you feel overwhelmed with and need help? In this episode, Kalish is here to help you create automated, functioning systems for your business to run smoothly. With her wisdom, knowledge, and “get shit done” attitude, she will provide all the necessary steps to grow your business.
    In this episode we chat about:
    Kalish’s roots and her role as CEO in her company
    The importance of self awareness in owning a business
    Kalish’s first business in owning a subscription box company
    Kalish’s process in creating a full, flowing and function system for businesses
    Where you can find more of Kalish Nesbitt: 
    https://wellrunretail.com/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/kalishnesbitt/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/wellrunretail/ 
    Podcast: https://wellrunretail.com/the-proactively-present-podcast/ 
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    Facebook: www.facebook.com/melanatedconvos/
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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/melnatedconvos/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/literallyyana
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/terrian4reel 
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    [music: “Fly” Produce by Makaih Beats]
     

    • 58 min
    Ep. 82: Equitable Education and Outcomes with Sable Mensah Fulmore and Brooklynn Pham

    Ep. 82: Equitable Education and Outcomes with Sable Mensah Fulmore and Brooklynn Pham

    In this week’s episode, we amplify the voices of Sable Mensah Fulmore and Brooklynn Pham. Sable is the founder and CEO for Equitable Outcomes, LLC which helps school systems disrupt unconscious bias in instructional decision making to close the opportunity gap and systemize equity for all black children.
    Brooklynn is a senior managing director of Leadership Development at Teach for America California Capital Valley, which works towards excellence and equality for all.
    Both women want to create systems that disrupt unconscious bias and cultivate high-quality instructional practices for educating our children.
    In this episode we converse about:
    How Sable and Brooklynn met
    The deep roots that Brooklynn has in her family regarding education
    What happened when Sable honestly called out her school for reinforcing racism and misogyny
    Why equitable outcomes is at the intersection of instruction and equity
    Ways to advocate for our Black children while they are in school
    Where can you find Sable Mensah Fulmore:
    https://www.equitableoutcomesllc.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sablemensah/
    Where can you find Brooklynn Pham:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brooklynn-pham-m-a-28247820/.
    Ordinary Brilliance Podcast
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    Our Narrative from our perspective!
    Connect with us
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    Twitter: www.melanatedconvos.com 
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/melnatedconvos/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/literallyyana
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/terrian4reel 
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    [music: “Fly” Produce by Makaih Beats]
     

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Crackers_in_Soup ,

Every Episode is Powerful

Terrian and Yana are like the sisters that come in once a week, empower me and then go on with their lives. Their laugh, their sincerity and their love for each other and their guests are just some of the reasons why I can't wait for Melanated Conversations to drop their latest episodes! Also, inevitably I end up following EVERY.SINGLE.GUEST they have on! They have the BEST guests! Love you Ladies!

gailggtthompson ,

Wow! Thanks for being so brave and sharing your truth!!! I love this Podcast... it’s real!

Love y’all

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Powerful Melanated Voices

These women are well educated and incredibly well spoken. They are having great conversations, many that I can identify with. Truly powerful melanated voices.

- LUVN

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