125 episodes

If you’re ready to throw the Strong Black Woman trope back at all the people who are constantly throwing it at you, you’re in the right place at the right time.

Shades of Strong® is a conversational podcast about the everyday experiences of the Black Woman. Our mission is to support Black women in freeing themselves from the burden of being strong.

It is our hope that this podcast empowers all Black women to embrace the totality of who they are and gives them space to grieve, to pause, to rest and to simply be whoever they are in any given moment.

Don't forget to join us on your favorite social media platform @shadesofstrong. Come for the conversation. Stay for the sistahood.

Shades of Strong ® | Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding the Strong Black Woman Shirley Hubbard & Natalyn Bradshaw

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

If you’re ready to throw the Strong Black Woman trope back at all the people who are constantly throwing it at you, you’re in the right place at the right time.

Shades of Strong® is a conversational podcast about the everyday experiences of the Black Woman. Our mission is to support Black women in freeing themselves from the burden of being strong.

It is our hope that this podcast empowers all Black women to embrace the totality of who they are and gives them space to grieve, to pause, to rest and to simply be whoever they are in any given moment.

Don't forget to join us on your favorite social media platform @shadesofstrong. Come for the conversation. Stay for the sistahood.

    DAY 30 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Magical Things Happen When Black Women Heal

    DAY 30 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Magical Things Happen When Black Women Heal

    Magical things happen when Black women heal! PERIOD!!!



    Shirl and Natty are extending an invitation for you to be a part of a close knit sistahood built on love, friendship, support, and accountability.  A space where sistas lean on each other in times of trouble and unrest, and dance  with each other in times of celebration.



    Tap into the final episode of Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding series for a conversation about the Sista Circle of Healing, the healing journey, the benefits of healing in community, and how a circle of healing can be a powerful supplement to therapy.



    If you find yourself in this or previous episodes, and are ready to start your journey to healing,  please consider joining us in the Sista Circle of Healing.



    And be sure to join us in the Shades of Strong Facebook Community. The Facebook community is a safe space where you can connect with other Black women and have open and honest discussions about things that concern us individually and collectively. This is a safe space where we can lean on each other in times of trouble and unrest, and dance with each other in times of celebration. 



     

































    Other Episodes in This 30 - Day Series



    Day 10 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhidng |The Fight Trauma Response & Cookie Lyon

    Day  9 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Ride or Die That is Cookie Lyon

    Day 8 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Is Cookie Lyon an Angry Black Woman

    Day 7 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Kick People Pleasing to the Curb

    Day 6 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Ten Whole Years of People Pleasing

    DAY 5 People Pleasing A Harmless Act of Love or a Mental Health Risk?

    Day 4 Uncaping Unmasking Unhiding | Why We Become People Pleasers

    Day 3 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Side Effects of the Black Superwoman Syndrome

    Day 2 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | When Love Becomes Kryptonite

    Day 1 -- Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding the Strong Black Superwoman

    Superwoman Must Die | Slaying t...

    • 25 min
    DAY 29 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Dear Black Women, You Deserve to Heal

    DAY 29 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Dear Black Women, You Deserve to Heal

    Dear Black women, you don't have to be over "IT" by now.



    Dear Black women, you don't have to be in a sunken place.



    Dear Black women, You DERSERVE to be HEALED, EVOLVED, RESTORED.



    Tap in today's episode as Shirl and Natty share some of their personal barriers to healing, how they veiw trauma and how they moved through the barriers AND the trauma, and are now on a journey of healing that let's them experience life from a place of wholeness and happiness. 



    And be sure to join us in the Shades of Strong Facebook Community to share your thoughts with us.



    The Facebook community is a safe space where you can connect with other Black women and have open and honest discussions about things that concern us individually and collectively. This is a safe space where we can lean on each other in times of trouble and unrest, and dance with each other in times of celebration. 



    If you find yourself in this or previous episodes, and are ready to start your journey to healing,  please consider joining us in the Sista Circle of Healing.  

































    Other Episodes in This 30 - Day Series



    Day 10 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhidng |The Fight Trauma Response & Cookie Lyon

    Day  9 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Ride or Die That is Cookie Lyon

    Day 8 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Is Cookie Lyon an Angry Black Woman

    Day 7 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Kick People Pleasing to the Curb

    Day 6 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Ten Whole Years of People Pleasing

    DAY 5 People Pleasing A Harmless Act of Love or a Mental Health Risk?

    Day 4 Uncaping Unmasking Unhiding | Why We Become People Pleasers

    Day 3 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Side Effects of the Black Superwoman Syndrome

    Day 2 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | When Love Becomes Kryptonite

    Day 1 -- Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding the Strong Black Superwoman

    Superwoman Must Die | Slaying the Strong Black Woman Syndrome

    • 38 min
    DAY 28 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Getting off the Hamster Wheel of Perfectionism

    DAY 28 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Getting off the Hamster Wheel of Perfectionism

    Sis!!! It's time go get off the hamster wheel of perfection.  It is endless cycle of exhaustion to the land of nowhere, and is serving absolutely no purpose in your life. 



    Tap in to this episode to get a few simple strategies on how to give yourself permission to not be perfect.



    And be sure to join us in the Shades of Strong Facebook Community to share your thoughts with us.



    The Facebook community is a safe space where you can connect with other Black women and have open and honest discussions about things that concern us individually and collectively. This is a safe space where we can lean on each other in times of trouble and unrest, and dance with each other in times of celebration. 



    If you find yourself in this or previous episodes, and are ready to start your journey to healing,  please consider joining us in the Sista Circle of Healing.  The next cohort starts November 9th. 

































    Other Episodes in This 30 - Day Series



    Day 10 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhidng |The Fight Trauma Response & Cookie Lyon

    Day  9 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Ride or Die That is Cookie Lyon

    Day 8 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Is Cookie Lyon an Angry Black Woman

    Day 7 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Kick People Pleasing to the Curb

    Day 6 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Ten Whole Years of People Pleasing

    DAY 5 People Pleasing A Harmless Act of Love or a Mental Health Risk?

    Day 4 Uncaping Unmasking Unhiding | Why We Become People Pleasers

    Day 3 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Side Effects of the Black Superwoman Syndrome

    Day 2 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | When Love Becomes Kryptonite

    Day 1 -- Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding the Strong Black Superwoman

    Superwoman Must Die | Slaying the Strong Black Woman Syndrome







    Superwoman Quiz



    Are you a perfectionist, master performer, people pleaser,

    • 20 min
    DAY 27 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Doing the Work to Heal the Mother Daughter Wound

    DAY 27 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Doing the Work to Heal the Mother Daughter Wound

    If you feel like you’re constantly having to walk on eggshells around your mom – trying not to upset her, if you obsess over getting her approval or being accepted by her,  if she’s critical of everything you do and those things are causing you unrest, or if her absence (physically or emotionally) is/was very apparent and that’s causing you discontent, if the very thought of being in her presence causes you anxiety you may have a mother daughter wound.



    Tap in to this episode as Shirl and Natty peel back another layer of Mary Jane Paul's cape and mask to shine a light on the mother daughter relationship that gradually grew into a mother daughter wound.  



    And be sure to join us in the Shades of Strong Facebook Community to share your thoughts with us.



    The Facebook community is a safe space where you can connect with other Black women and have open and honest discussions about things that concern us individually and collectively. This is a safe space where we can lean on each other in times of trouble and unrest, and dance with each other in times of celebration. 



    If you find yourself in this or previous episodes, and are ready to start your journey to healing,  please consider joining us in the Sista Circle of Healing.  The next cohort starts November 9th. 

































    Other Episodes in This 30 - Day Series



    Day 10 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhidng |The Fight Trauma Response & Cookie Lyon

    Day  9 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Ride or Die That is Cookie Lyon

    Day 8 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Is Cookie Lyon an Angry Black Woman

    Day 7 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Kick People Pleasing to the Curb

    Day 6 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Ten Whole Years of People Pleasing

    DAY 5 People Pleasing A Harmless Act of Love or a Mental Health Risk?

    Day 4 Uncaping Unmasking Unhiding | Why We Become People Pleasers

    Day 3 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Side Effects of the Black Superwoman Syndrome

    Day 2 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | When Love Becomes Kryptonite

    Day 1 -- Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding the Strong Black Superwoman

    • 30 min
    DAY 26 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Perfectionism - Mary Jane's Response to Unresolved Trauma

    DAY 26 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Perfectionism - Mary Jane's Response to Unresolved Trauma

    In today's episode of Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding. Shirl and Natty take a look at some Mary Jane Paul's unhealed trauma and how it contributes to the way she does life.  Mary Jane didn't come out of the womb wanting to every area of  her life to be perfect -- she didn't come out of the womb want to save all the people.



    Perfectionism is actually rooted in emotional neglect that usually starts in childhood and follows you into adulthood.



    Tap in to this episode to hear what they have to say about  Mary Jane Paul's unresolved trauma, her relationship with her mom and how all of that make Mary Jane Paul who she is. 



    And be sure to join us in the Shades of Strong Facebook Community to share your thoughts with us.



    The Facebook community is a safe space where you can connect with other Black women and have open and honest discussions about things that concern us individually and collectively. This is a safe space where we can lean on each other in times of trouble and unrest, and dance with each other in times of celebration. 



    If you find yourself in this or previous episodes, and are ready to start your journey to healing,  please consider joining us in the Sista Circle of Healing.  The next cohort starts November 9th. 

































    Other Episodes in This 30 - Day Series



    Day 10 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhidng |The Fight Trauma Response & Cookie Lyon

    Day  9 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Ride or Die That is Cookie Lyon

    Day 8 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Is Cookie Lyon an Angry Black Woman

    Day 7 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Kick People Pleasing to the Curb

    Day 6 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Ten Whole Years of People Pleasing

    DAY 5 People Pleasing A Harmless Act of Love or a Mental Health Risk?

    Day 4 Uncaping Unmasking Unhiding | Why We Become People Pleasers

    Day 3 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Side Effects of the Black Superwoman Syndrome

    Day 2 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | When Love Becomes Kryptonite

    Day 1 -- Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding the Strong Black Superwoman

    • 17 min
    DAY 25 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | DAY 25 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Why Mary Jane (and you) Keep Getting Love Bombed

    DAY 25 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | DAY 25 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Why Mary Jane (and you) Keep Getting Love Bombed

    How many times have you found yourself asking:



    Why do I keep attracting men that cheat?



    Men who don't consistently choose me?



    Men who are emotionally unavailable?



    Men with no ambition?



    You got questions, Shirl and Natty got answers. Tap in to this episode to hear what they have to say about why Mary Jane Paul (and you) keep getting love bombed and often finds herself in unhealthy or dysfunctional relationships.



    And be sure to join us in the Shades of Strong Facebook Community to share your thoughts with us.



    The Facebook community is a safe space where you can connect with other Black women and have open and honest discussions about things that concern us individually and collectively. This is a safe space where we can lean on each other in times of trouble and unrest, and dance with each other in times of celebration. 



    If you find yourself in this or previous episodes, and are ready to start your journey to healing,  please consider joining us in the Sista Circle of Healing.  The next cohort starts November 9th. 

































    Other Episodes in This 30 - Day Series



    Day 10 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhidng |The Fight Trauma Response & Cookie Lyon

    Day  9 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Ride or Die That is Cookie Lyon

    Day 8 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Is Cookie Lyon an Angry Black Woman

    Day 7 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Kick People Pleasing to the Curb

    Day 6 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Ten Whole Years of People Pleasing

    DAY 5 People Pleasing A Harmless Act of Love or a Mental Health Risk?

    Day 4 Uncaping Unmasking Unhiding | Why We Become People Pleasers

    Day 3 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Side Effects of the Black Superwoman Syndrome

    Day 2 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | When Love Becomes Kryptonite

    Day 1 -- Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding the Strong Black Superwoman

    Superwoman Must Die | Slaying the Strong Black Woman Syndrome

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

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Love this podcast!!

Thanks so much ladies!

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My sistahs , my tribe

Heeey Queens,

So I love you both so much. I can’t wait until God brings women like you all into my physical circle!! You both speak to my heart and I’m grateful God brought you both in my virtual life!I first fell in love with Shades Of Strong while listening to the episode-Behind the Mask of Angry Black Woman!! I now have an iPhone so I faithfully listen to you all on apple podcast!!!

My voice gets stronger and stronger with every episode I listen to!! I’ve been silent for waaaaaaaaay to long but not anymore!! Call me angry if you want ,so what!!!

Subscribe now!!! You won’t be disappointed!!!

Nik Nik 35 ,

Great show

I just started listening to episode 1 and I already love the show.

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