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.
Nic and Lala discuss changing directions and future plans for the podcast.
How Do We Build The Community Of Our Dreams?
As the pandemic stretches on, Nic and Lala turn away from isolation and dream into the communities that would nourish and sustain them, exploring the intentionality, values, and vulnerability that would be required to bring these dreams into reality. Song of the week: My Kind of Love by Emeli Sandé
What's So Funny?
When is laughter medicine, and when is it something more harmful? In this episode, Nic and Lala break down their ideas about comedy, the responsibility of the comedian, and the alchemy they believe it can offer us. Song of the week: Mooo! by Doja Cat
What would your future self want you to know?
If we were freed from the pressures of healing our past or controlling our present, what would we be able to access about who we are, and all we’ve done? In this episode, Nic and Lala explore what it means to tap into distant parts to receive the wisdom they’ve held all along. Song of the week: I Am by Kindred the Family Soul
What Would You Want Your Younger Self to Know?
Do you know how to make contact with your younger self? In this episode, Nic and Lala explore therapeutic time travel and begin to transform the circumstances that keep parts of them stuck in the past. Song of the week: Never Would Have Made It by Teyana Taylor
What's Misunderstood About You?
We long to be seen the way we see ourselves - to be understood. And yet, what seems to be a foundational part of being in relationship often feels elusive. In this episode, Nic and Lala discuss the inevitability, the pain, and the gifts of being misunderstood.
Song of the week: Don’t let me be misunderstood by Nina Simone
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 !