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Living Sustainably- A Chat with Shannon Crawford
So yawl know we can actually be cute cute sporting sustainable fashion, right? Earth Day is approaching and last I checked we get ONE Earth, and we have a lot of work to do to maintain the health of it. One way of doing this is by wearing recycled clothing and recycling the things that you are no longer in need of.
Shannon Crawford of https://www.instagram.com/ferventlychic and I discuss why it is so important to be diligent about reducing, reusing and recycling. Shannon is doing the work of teaching us how over on her IG page as well as on her You Tube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDShCulTOgQ Y'all aren't going to believe these looks are repurposed. They are gonna wanna make you run to your local Goodwill!
A Dyslexia Journey- A Chat with Simone Liggins
Meet Simone, a Texas mom of two and former accounting professional turned digital creative. Her children are 9 years and 5 months apart in age. Although they share a close relationship, raising them has been very different. Join Simone and I as she walks us through the story of dyslexia with her son and how she made sure he had the tools he needed to be successful. There is a lesson for every mom in her story!
Find Simone on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/simonedoeslife where she shares her life though a hilariously unique style of storytelling complete with cooking and lots of country grammar.
When she is not “doing life”, she's “doing content” at https://www.instagram.com/simonedoescontent where she share tools and strategies to help you bring your creative vision to life.
Simone's goal is connect and collaborate with women in creative ways that will enrich their lives and help our communities.
Mommy-ing During a Depressive Episode- A Chat with Kimberly Ojo
Truth is even mamas who have not been diagnosed with depression have days where parenting is down right difficult. Sometimes managing our own emotions, thoughts and feelings can be enough and then add parenting to that. I don't know about you but I want to build strong healthy relationships with my children, in order to do so I need practical ways to take care of my mental health. Today, Kimberly is going to share with us how she is able to show up for herself so she can show up for her children. I learned a lot in this interview and I hope you will too!
Kimberly has written an amazing resource to help manage depression from a preventative lens. Find her Ebook at http://www.being-kimberly.myshopify.com
Also take a moment to become a part of the Kimmunity email list http://beingkimberly.net/emailme
Finding Joy in Injustice with Amanda Gorman
Where all my allies at!?!? This week I was able to sit down with Amanda Gorman, of the Finding your Village Podcast, and talk about allyship and finding joy while doing so.
We chat about why it is so uncomfortable for white women to ask for help or to admit they don't have all the answers, here we give freedom to show up and confront some of this misconceptions. We also chat about putting down perfection and picking up the mantle of diving in and doing the real work.
Racial reconciliation will move the needle in our lives and cause us to move toward real relationship. Join Amanda and I work to connect on a deeper level. Find Amanda here http://www.instagram.com/findingyourvillage
Amanda and I talked about a presentation by Lisa Sharon Haper and Jen Hatmaker called White Women's Toxic Tears, find the link below and take a look at it. https://youtu.be/WCc7DS5_s0U
This list of Anti-Racism tools is soooo good! Get into this work.
Don't just Be Kind, Be Changed
I have been hearing a lot about being kind as we deal with tons of social injustice and racially charged issues....hey y'all just like respect is just a minimum, so is kindness!
How can we move past kindness and into heart work. There is so much work to do friends, let's be open to moving forward in the areas that are going to move the needle. Below I am listening a few places you can go to learn more about pushing past kind.
There are so many more that aren't coming mind. It is my desire to make a comprehensive list of resources that I believe will be helpful.
Protecting Black Women and Girls
Before I dive into the show notes I want to invite you to join me this Sunday 9/20/20 for a FREE EVENT! In collaboration with Dem Black Mamas Podcast we will be hosting Matinees with Mamas. Black Mamas come enjoy an afternoon of diving into how we see ourselves in this film that centers a Black women dealing with love and loss. Bring your mimosas and get ready for tons of giveaways. I can't wait to meet you there! Here is the link to sign up http://bit.ly/mamamatinees
I wasn't putting an episode out this week, but my husband came to save the day!
Let's talk about what it feels like to be protected. As Black women I don't think it is enough to talk about how unprotected we feel we must also speak to what makes us feel that protection from Black men, other Black women and the world as a whole. Join https://www.instagram.com/daily_delle as we talk about the problems and ways that we think we can solve them. Having these conversations in our communities is vital to preserving the relationships in the Black community and showing those outside of our communities how to show up for us as well.
Stay connected to Rondelle and her fabulous community! Below are more places you can find her:
Life Coach for Women: http://www.instagram.com/rondellemartin
Caribbean Cooking: http://www.instagram.com/mamamartinskitchen
You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/DailyDelle
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