Black and brown women have not been allowed to exist in the world as the fullest expressions of who we are and who we can be. Violence, deprivation, and oppression have ruptured our connections with our bodies, our spirits, and each other. But healing and liberation are possible. We feel this possibility when we’re together - just us.
Through the eyes of Black and brown queer women, Seen explores how we choose to live at the intersection of personal healing and collective liberation work. Nic and Lala co-create space where healing becomes possible. Where we see ourselves through our own eyes. Where we learn what freedom feels like. Where we look inward for our paths forward.
Alchemy of Change Pt.2
For the final episode of the season, Nic and Lala are joined by Marcellite Failla, a practitioner and scholar of African diasporic religions and spiritualities. Together, they explore the alchemy of change once more, interweaving the importance of ritual and routine, and discussing what it means to reclaim spiritual practices in a decolonized way.
The challenges associated with growth, transformation or success are often under-discussed. Often, we imagine that getting the thing you’ve been working so hard for means you’re set, that you have it under control — but what happens in reality? In this episode, Nic and Lala are joined by Mebrat Beyene to discuss the peaks and valleys of levelling up.
At some point along our journeys of personal growth or healing, we can find ourselves plateauing into a dreaded sense of stagnancy. In this episode, Nic and Lala explore the ways that stopping, stillness and taking stock are crucial elements to personal transformation, and how bringing more compassion and less comparison can support us in moving forward.
In this episode, Nic and Lala continue to explore transformative justice on a personal level by tackling hope: its elusiveness, some of the uncomfortable pressures that it can place on us to be toxically positive, and how a ‘grounded’ hope can serve us well.
In this episode, Nic and Lala are joined by jaye simpson. Together, they talk about the ways that change can involve loss, how grief can be our teacher, and how grieving can illuminate what we care for and deserve.
Radical Self Love
In this episode, Nic and Lala are joined by Nadine Tilma and explore the concept of radical self-love: how it supports the change process, what it makes possible in our lives, and how to hold the dialectic of acceptance and change.
Incredibly important message
Deep gratitude for these words from Nic. White people need to hear this so many times to help us find an understanding of what really needs to be done. Thank you for producing this so we can keep moving.
Straight, white, cis woman here. I wondered if I should even listen to this because it’s not “for me.” But it is, because I need your voices. I need your perspectives. I can’t get enough of your conscious beliefs and the way you make space for your self and others. Thankful to have landed here.
Brilliant and Moreish
Nic and Lala are incredibly easy to listen to. Funny but very real, every episode has taught me something new or helped me think about things in my life in a way I hadn’t before. I love learning from them and I’ve been so happy they are doing this. Super empowering and it feels amazing to relate to so much of what they’re talking about. Thanks ladies and never stop !