11 episodes

Created by Aja, and produced by Raising Free People Network, She Said We Shed is a reclamation project for defining a motherhood that acknowledges and helps us heal from the unresolved trauma-informed parenting practices among Black mothers. Aja is raising her Black son while healing from the trauma of being raised by a woman who didn’t heal from whatever harmed her. Black mama trauma is the topic, and honest, love-centered, reclamation and healing are the intentions. Join Aja as she and invited guests get vulnerable and deliberate about legacy shifting with support, back-up, and truth-tellers.

She Said We Shed Aja

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Created by Aja, and produced by Raising Free People Network, She Said We Shed is a reclamation project for defining a motherhood that acknowledges and helps us heal from the unresolved trauma-informed parenting practices among Black mothers. Aja is raising her Black son while healing from the trauma of being raised by a woman who didn’t heal from whatever harmed her. Black mama trauma is the topic, and honest, love-centered, reclamation and healing are the intentions. Join Aja as she and invited guests get vulnerable and deliberate about legacy shifting with support, back-up, and truth-tellers.

    Bonus: Mother's Day Smothers Day

    Bonus: Mother's Day Smothers Day

    Mother's Day has come around again and whew, sis, it ain't all it's cracked up to be. We don't have to keep betraying ourselves for mom to feel good about herself. 

    In this bonus episode, Aja dives into her Mother's Day journey with her mother, as a mother and in going no contact. In her sharing, she drops tools for how you can manage through the day so you feel good and remain in alignment with yourself.

    And if you are a mother, Happy Mother's Day to you!

    • 38 min
    The Need for Protection

    The Need for Protection

    Aja converses with Tiffany Grant about when Mom doesn’t protect you, primarily from the men she brings into your lives. We explore the short and long term impacts of this and how it transcends into protecting your own children, once you become a mother.

    Aja also digs into how this [lack of] protection extends to self protection and protection of those around you.

    • 46 min
    Why This? Why Now?

    Why This? Why Now?

    Who is Aja and why did she decide to do this podcast? In this episode we find out the answers to these questions. Aja shares her personal journey with black mama trauma and how its led her to the place of creating a podcast about it. Aja expresses her reasons for feeling that now is the perfect time for She Said We Shed and why she has a stake in the game and why you should tune in. Aja opens herself up and allows you to go deep into the person behind the mic.

    • 55 min
    The Compassion Effect

    The Compassion Effect

    Where has our compassion gone and how do we get it back? Aja explores compassion, the lack of it and how we can begin to address the lack of it; first with ourselves and then to those around us, especially our children. Through personal stories, Aja shows us the damage of the lack of compassion in mothering. She works to decipher where black moms began to "lose" their compassion and then explores ways to begin to be compassionate to ourselves again.

    • 29 min
    Performative Mothering: A Catalyst for Disconnection

    Performative Mothering: A Catalyst for Disconnection

    Aja explores "performative mothering", how it impacts you and what you can begin doing to heal from it. Aja identifies 2 distinct aspects of performative mothering. With each aspect, Aja discusses how detrimental these are on a person's life and how they can be carried into adulthood. In today’s practice session, Aja reveals steps you can begin taking immediately to reconnect with yourself and learn to trust and honor yourself as you step away from performing your authentic self.

    • 38 min
    The Flow of Self Evolution

    The Flow of Self Evolution

    Monique and Aja chat about Monique’s experiences being raised by her mother, who moved to the US to work without her until the age of 7. Monique shares candidly about how this did and didn’t impact her relationship with her mother. She digs into how she has grown through her journey of acceptance and how she’s found a way to relax into flow and obtain peace of mind, even while her relationship  with her mother still isn’t everything she’s ever wanted but it’s everything she accepts. Join us.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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Listen In

Aja has done and is doing the work to become the woman, the mother, she wants to be.

It takes honesty and courage to face pain, hurt, harm and trauma. So many layers to explore whether your relationship with your own mother is strained or not. Listen in and gather this knowledge and support.

Who do you want to be for the children in your care? You can redefine it.

Aja is offering us new ways of being fully ourselves despite how we were mothered.

Thank you Aja! 💜

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Let’s Get Free Y’all

Listen, I’m trying to tell y’all, you need to get into this podcast “She Said We Shed”. It’s such great conversation about relationships in dealing with Yo Mama. I feel, I’ve had a pretty healthy relationship with my mother. But I have people in my life I’ve met the years that have had a totally different dynamic than mine. Well this podcast chats about those different mama dynamics and how we can heal and grow through them as well as change the narrative when or as we become parents. Aja has such a great way of sharing her story while chatting with others about their different mama relationship dynamics and how it affects how they live and learn to be out here in this world. You gonna wanna get yo whole life together and get over there to whatever you be streamin on and download and give a listen. Y’all can thank me later or cash app me 🤷🏽I’m open to whatever I use zelle too😉 😜✊🏾. #letsgetfreeyall

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