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Welcome to Shaping Freedom where we teach you how to create the change you want so you are empowered to author a life story you love to read. I am your host, Lisane Basquiat. Each week I'll speak with inspirational leaders and we'll explore and share practical ways to create extraordinary life experiences!

Shaping Freedom With Lisane Basquiat Lisane Basquiat

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Welcome to Shaping Freedom where we teach you how to create the change you want so you are empowered to author a life story you love to read. I am your host, Lisane Basquiat. Each week I'll speak with inspirational leaders and we'll explore and share practical ways to create extraordinary life experiences!

    What Is Black Mental Wealth? With Dr. Raquel Martin

    What Is Black Mental Wealth? With Dr. Raquel Martin

    In this episode,  I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Raquel Martin, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor at Tennessee State University and Host of the “Mind Ya Mental Podcast,” Dr. Martin's work extends beyond academia and what drew me to a conversation with her is that she openly states that she believes deeply in the power of black mental wealth, emphasizing its role in legacy building and longevity.

    We talk about Dr. Martin's journey and her understanding of Black mental wealth. It is important to recognize our values and boundaries and the power of music on mental health and the community, as well as discuss where to get the best tools to build a better Black future.

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    • 49 min
    Fighting Social Media Burnout With Lia Haberman

    Fighting Social Media Burnout With Lia Haberman

    Welcome to Shaping Freedom the show where we aim to give you actionable insight into better showing up for yourself and your community. Social Media has replaced our TV, news, and entertainment in so many ways. However, how do we stop feeling burnt out when our careers become overwhelming and there is always more content to make and consume?  Today, social media guru Lia Haberman sits down to talk about how social media has changed the way we consume media for better and for worse. Before that Lia is going to tell us how content creators and influencers have changed the way we interact with a social network in the first place. This is Shaping Freedom. 

    • 49 min
    Season 3 Update With Lisane Basquiat and Ryan Tillotson

    Season 3 Update With Lisane Basquiat and Ryan Tillotson

    Welcome to Shaping Freedom! We’re coming back with an all new season to share the stories, lessons, and ideas that will expand your knowledge and reframe how you show up for your community. Join Lisane Basquiat and Executive Producer Ryan Tillotson as they give you a preview of what to expect in this season of Shaping Freedom. 

    • 34 min
    Pt 2. "Love's got to be a part of this world" Kevin Powell's take on love, violence, and responsibility of creatives.

    Pt 2. "Love's got to be a part of this world" Kevin Powell's take on love, violence, and responsibility of creatives.

    In this two-part episode of Shaping Freedom, Lisane interviews Kevin Powell, a poet with Jersey roots and a Grammy nomination tucked under his belt, about family, resilience, and his album, "Grocery Shopping with My Mother," birthed from real-life trips to the store with his ailing mom.

    Listen as we explore love, health, and his surprise Grammy nomination.

    In the second part of this powerful conversation, Liasane and Kevin both look at the responsibilities and influences that creatives and their works have regarding the world and society around them. They later transition into why the creative’s journey is so important to shaping them and their works.

    Key takeaways:

    The journey that creatives take in their personal lives is critical to who they become and how that influences their works in both the positive and negative spaces.

    Creatives and activists, really alone with a public voice have a deep responsibility to guide the world towards love and kindness.

    The people will listen to folks like Kevin and Lisanne and they will connect. It’s important to use that voice for everyone.The spiritual and mental sickness that we feel in our society and Kevin’s experiences grappling and overcoming his battles with the sickness in our society.

    This second episode pulls back the curtain on who Kevin Powell is and what events shaped his work, his soul, and his outlook on life, love, and how to show up for the people who listen to his words. The rest of this interview goes far beyond a simple conversation about what inspired a writer.

    No, it shows the world that every creative out there has a responsibility to be a positive influence and spread nothing but love and respect for all who come to hear their words.You can find Kevin Powell’s incredible new book in print here.

    Soft Skull Press
    Grocery Shopping with My Mother
    “Kevin Powell returns with a poetic time capsule written with love in honor of his mother’s evolution. Powell investigates the nature of our country’s oppression through the gener…
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    • 24 min
    Pt 1. Kevin Powell on the intersection of Hip-Hop and an unwell society.

    Pt 1. Kevin Powell on the intersection of Hip-Hop and an unwell society.

    In this two-part episode of Shaping Freedom, Lisane interviews Kevin Powell, a poet with Jersey roots and a Grammy nomination tucked under his belt, about family, resilience, and his album, "Grocery Shopping with My Mother," birthed from real-life trips to the store with his ailing mom. Listen as we explore love, health, and his surprise Grammy nomination. In the first part of this series, Lisane and Kevin focus heavily on what it means to break the shackles of toxic masculinity and what it means to find love in a heartless society.


    Key takeaways:


    Kevin's experiences with racism and sexism, as well as his journey to becoming a more responsible and respectful man.


    The importance of focusing on what we want to see in the world and speaking from a place of love rather than negativity.


    Influencers from his mother, his first teacher and leader, to the anti-apartheid movement, hip-hop culture, and the writing of Langston Hughes, Malcolm X, and Audre Lorde.


    This first episode of this series transcends a normal personal history lesson but instead aims to show the power of vulnerability and a call to action that love and kindness will always be the most important lessons this world has to offer. Find Kevin Powell’s incredible new book in print here.

    • 29 min
    54: Finding Your Purpose with Stephanie Mitchell

    54: Finding Your Purpose with Stephanie Mitchell

    This week I speak with Stephanie Mitchell, a wellness and fitness instructor and founder of The Rolling Mat, which has worked with several companies since 2016.

    She’s helped several companies and teams on their personal wellness journey in turn creating a healthy work-life balance for them.

    We discuss her inward reflection, self-discovery, entrepreneurial work, and difficulties she’s overcome through yoga and wellness.

    Find out more about Stephanie:
    https://www.therollingmatadventure.com/

    • 59 min

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