45 episodes

The Shine Brighter Together Podcast is a place where we share the challenges, complexities and sheer joy of building healthy relationships and doing the heart work for Black liberation. You can expect to hear solo episodes by Monique Melton who is an anti-racism educator, international speaker and published author and creator of the Shine Brighter Together community. And guest episodes with people from different walks of life sharing diverse perspectives on relationships and diversity.

Information is shared for informational purposes only and does not substitute professional or medical advice. We do not edit out adult language or code for cuss words or swear words so please consider this. We also discuss topics that may not be suitable for young children or you may hear things that are triggering so consider this as well. Thank you so much for listening and we hope you enjoy!

Shine Brighter Together Monique Melton

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 464 Ratings

The Shine Brighter Together Podcast is a place where we share the challenges, complexities and sheer joy of building healthy relationships and doing the heart work for Black liberation. You can expect to hear solo episodes by Monique Melton who is an anti-racism educator, international speaker and published author and creator of the Shine Brighter Together community. And guest episodes with people from different walks of life sharing diverse perspectives on relationships and diversity.

Information is shared for informational purposes only and does not substitute professional or medical advice. We do not edit out adult language or code for cuss words or swear words so please consider this. We also discuss topics that may not be suitable for young children or you may hear things that are triggering so consider this as well. Thank you so much for listening and we hope you enjoy!

    Dear White Women

    Dear White Women

    This live episode is a continuation of last week's conversation, Self-Enlightenment. Monique discusses the importance of checking your emotions and motives when talking about race. Although many people jump into conversations about race, very few actually take responsibility for there none verbal communication. This episode poses this question to listeners. Can you think of a time you were taught how to handle your emotions? Let’s unpack it.
    Interested in taking the Shine Class: White feelings? Click here. 
    Visit Shine Bright School for all lessons mentioned in this podcast. 
    Support Monique Melton via Venmo https://venmo.com/MoniqueMelton23; via PayPal ​​Monique.melton12@gmail.com
    *Remember to subscribe and review the podcast. Share your takeaways from the podcast with the hashtag #sbtpodcast.
     
    Connect with Monique:
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    IG: @moemotivate; @shinebrightertogether
    Get Monique’s book EntrepreFriendships
    Support the podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/shinebrightertogether 
     

    • 48 min
    Self-enlightenment

    Self-enlightenment

    Monique goes live on IG once again in this episode while recording this podcast dropping more gems for you. Join in as she explains what is the self-enlightenment phase, and ask serious questions for you to explore.
    Are you motivated to take the next step and invest in and support Monique Melton's work? 
    Support via Shine Bright School https://www.shinebrightschool.com/
    Support via Venmo https://venmo.com/MoniqueMelton23
     
    *Remember to subscribe and review the podcast. Share your takeaways from the podcast with the hashtag #sbtpodcast.
    Connect with Monique:
    Sign up here to stay up to date on the Shine Brighter Together Podcast and keep in touch with Monique.
    IG: @moemotivate; @shinebrightertogether
    Get Monique’s book EntrepreFriendships
    Support the podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/shinebrightertogether 

    • 31 min
    Life In Spain

    Life In Spain

    This episode is most definitely different than any other episode this season. In this episode, Monique goes live on IG while recording this podcast. She talks in detail about her move to Spain and answers questions from folks on IG about what this journey has been like for her. 
     
    Did the review given inspire you? Check out My Black Friend Lecture “Shine Class Series” Part I and II.
      
    *Remember to subscribe and review the podcast. Share your takeaways from the podcast with the hashtag #sbtpodcast.
     
    Connect with Monique:
     
    Sign up here to stay up to date on the Shine Brighter Together Podcast and keep in touch with Monique.
    IG: @moemotivate
    Get Monique’s book EntrepreFriendships
    Support the podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/shinebrightertogether 

    • 36 min
    We Moved to Spain

    We Moved to Spain

    In this episode, Monique talks about her move to Spain during a pandemic. She shares her joys and challenges adjusting to the move. Join in for some laughs as she talks about adjusting to life in another country and living in the reality of your dreams. 
     
      
    *Remember to subscribe and review the podcast. Share your takeaways from the podcast with the hashtag #sbtpodcast.
     
    Connect with Monique:
     
    Sign up here to stay up to date on the Shine Brighter Together Podcast and keep in touch with Monique.
    IG: @moemotivate
    Get Monique’s book EntrepreFriendships
    Support the podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/shinebrightertogether 

    • 26 min
    Relax your Body

    Relax your Body

    In this episode, Monique takes you through another guided meditation while focusing on your body. Take a moment to sit down and become one with yourself as you repeat affirmations to re-affirm yourself in your body. 
    *Remember to subscribe and review the podcast. Share your takeaways from the podcast with the hashtag #sbtpodcast.
    Connect with Monique:
    Sign up here to stay up to date on the Shine Brighter Together Podcast and keep in touch with Monique.
    IG: @moemotivate
    Get Monique’s book EntrepreFriendships
    Support the podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/shinebrightertogether 

    • 14 min
    Roe vs Wade

    Roe vs Wade

    In this episode, Monique talks about the recent Supreme court decision to overturn Roe vs Wade, what that means, and how that might play out. Be sure to join in and listen to this powerful episode as she discusses in detail how this affects our human rights.
     
    If you are interested in learning more about the Unity Over Comfort self-paced program, click here.
      
    *Remember to subscribe and review the podcast. Share your takeaways from the podcast with the hashtag #sbtpodcast.
     
    Connect with Monique:
     
    Sign up here to stay up to date on the Shine Brighter Together Podcast and keep in touch with Monique.
    IG: @moemotivate
    Get Monique’s book EntrepreFriendships
    Support the podcast on Patreon: www.patreon.com/shinebrightertogether 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
464 Ratings

464 Ratings

Ellie sswwaann ,

Thoughtful

Monique and the guests she has on have such honest and full conversations. The questions Monique asks inspire reflection and a desire to be more curious. Monique embodies what she teaches. It's truly a joy to listen. I love the stories and lessons learned episodes and hearing about Monique's move too.

annabananasplit6 ,

Has it all!

I love this podcast and the range of topics and tones it covers. It has everything! Entertaining stories of Spain and other travels, educational episodes about Black liberation, interviews, mindfulness, and so much more. Monique is such an amazing, charismatic, funny host!

kahayes240 ,

Monique is a funny and thoughtful educator!

I love this podcast because not only is it educational about really important topics, but also Monique brings humor and another level of thoughtfulness when it comes to inclusivity to every episode. I like that she sprinkles stories about her life (like the latest episode about what it’s like living in Spain!) among the more serious episodes. Monique is going to inspire you to think differently about things and challenge you to take action in the work toward Black liberation.

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