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Satta and Jaretta are two black millennial women who discuss topics like navigating dating, marriage, motherhood and busy careers. What makes them unique? Their different perspectives on life, love (and everything in between) based on their nearly 10-year age difference. And one other thing: they used to share a bunk bed growing up. Yes, these Queens aren't just sister friends. They are truly sisters.

Listen in as Satta and Jaretta share their life experiences and journeys as black women in their 30s and invite you to share yours, as well. Welcome to the fam, and welcome to Sis, Please!

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This podcast is hosted and sponsored by Satta Sarmah Hightower and Jaretta Konneh. When Satta isn't sharing her life experiences with Jaretta, she works in content marketing and helps technology & financial services companies powerfully convey their message. A storyteller at heart, Satta has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When Jaretta isn't dealing with the craziness of dating apps, she works as a non-profit professional. She has a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Sis, Please‪!‬ Satta Sarmah Hightower & Jaretta Konneh

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Satta and Jaretta are two black millennial women who discuss topics like navigating dating, marriage, motherhood and busy careers. What makes them unique? Their different perspectives on life, love (and everything in between) based on their nearly 10-year age difference. And one other thing: they used to share a bunk bed growing up. Yes, these Queens aren't just sister friends. They are truly sisters.

Listen in as Satta and Jaretta share their life experiences and journeys as black women in their 30s and invite you to share yours, as well. Welcome to the fam, and welcome to Sis, Please!

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This podcast is hosted and sponsored by Satta Sarmah Hightower and Jaretta Konneh. When Satta isn't sharing her life experiences with Jaretta, she works in content marketing and helps technology & financial services companies powerfully convey their message. A storyteller at heart, Satta has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When Jaretta isn't dealing with the craziness of dating apps, she works as a non-profit professional. She has a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

    Season Finale Sis, Let Me Ask You Something!

    Season Finale Sis, Let Me Ask You Something!

    Welcome to the last episode of Season 1 for Sis, Please! If you haven’t listened to all the episodes, make sure to check them out. And if you’ve been a loyal listener throughout the season, go back and listen again. There are sure to be some gems you missed.  
    In this season finale episode, we interview each other. We ask each other questions like whether you’d choose Big D*ck Energy over financial security and what conversation we’d love to have with our future self. Plus, we share our most embarrassing moments (hint: they involve a wig and marijuana edibles). 
    To learn the answers, join us as we discuss:
    Market Adjustments
    Refinancing
    Hungover
    Celebrations
    Edibles
    Building Generational Wealth
    BDE
    Micro P*nis
    Edu-Take YouTube Channel
    Abbott Elementary
    Wig incidents
    The Leadership Compass
    Nelson Mandela
    Honorable Mentions
    How Long Do Edibles Take to Kick In?
    How To Continue A Legacy With An Inheritance
    ‘Would you date a bus driver?’ debate roils social media, and Eboni K. Williams fires back
    Funniest/most embarrassing wig stories
    Sisters Born Decades Apart On How The Age Gap Affects Their Relationship
    The Leadership Compass Self-Assessment
    Question of the Episode: What questions would you ask Satta and Jaretta? Share with us your answer via email or in a review wherever you listened to this episode!
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    This podcast is hosted and sponsored by Satta Sarmah Hightower and Jaretta Konneh. When Satta isn't sharing her life experiences with Jaretta, she works in content marketing and helps technology & financial services companies powerfully convey their message. A storyteller at heart, Satta has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School. When Jaretta isn't dealing with the craziness of dating apps, she works as a non-profit professional. She has a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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    Follow Sis, Please on these social media platforms:
    Instagram
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    Tik Tok
    YouTube
    Have you had an experience that you would love to share in a safe space?  Satta and Jaretta invite you to email them at team@sispodcast.com and tell them about it. They may even share your experience (you can remain anonymous) on an upcoming episode.
    If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review and share this podcast with a friend. We all have a Sis that needs to be reminded their perspective is valuable.
    Song Credit: Bestie by Fiskayet
    This is a Crackers In Soup production.

    • 49 min
    Do You Gotta Have Faith?

    Do You Gotta Have Faith?

    Miss Manners says to never talk about Money, Politics or Religion. Well, Miss Manners needs to cover her ears because Satta and Jaretta are taking a deep dive into the topic of religion. As Jaretta shares her Pentecostal beliefs, Satta shares why she has found solace as a "None." With Black Americans moving away from faith, join Satta and Jaretta as they discuss:
    Pentecostal Faith
    Baptism
    Colonizers
    Slavery
    NONES
    Morality
    The Bible
    Creation
    The Big Bang
    Christianity
    Pro Life
    The Great Commission
    Missionaries
    Jenifer Lewis
    Black Jesus
    Honorable Mentions
    Pentecostal Christians: What Do They Believe?
    African Christianity Thrived, Long Before White Men Arrived
    The Slave Trade
    Black Americans See the Biggest Shift Away from Faith
    World Religions Map
    Faith & Science: Can the Big Bang Prove God Exists?
    Christianity
    Precious Memories of Missionaries of Color
    Question of the Episode: Do you find yourself leaning more towards a religion or spirituality? Share with us your answer via email or in a review wherever you listened to this episode!
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    This podcast is hosted and sponsored by Satta Sarmah Hightower and Jaretta Konneh. When Satta isn't sharing her life experiences with Jaretta, she works in content marketing and helps technology & financial services companies powerfully convey their message. A storyteller at heart, Satta has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School. When Jaretta isn't dealing with the craziness of dating apps, she works as a non-profit professional. She has a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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    Follow Sis, Please on these social media platforms:
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Tik Tok
    YouTube
    Have you had an experience that you would love to share in a safe space?  Satta and Jaretta invite you to email them at team@sispodcast.com and tell them about it. They may even share your experience (you can remain anonymous) on an upcoming episode.
    If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review and share this podcast with a friend. We all have a Sis that needs to be reminded their perspective is valuable.
    Song Credit: Bestie by Fiskayet
    This is a Crackers In Soup production.

    • 43 min
    Thou Shall Learn From My 20s

    Thou Shall Learn From My 20s

    Academy-Award winning actress Regina King had this to say about her 20s: “I feel like I’m so much more interesting now, as a soon-to-be-50-year-old woman, than I was at 25. I can bring so much more to the table. You may not have the stamina that you had at 25, but what you know now? So much better.”  
    King is right. In your 20s, you’re just beginning to figure things out. This decade of life is about making stupid mistakes — but not to the point where you never recover from them. In your 30s, you often get to know yourself more and life gets better. If, like King suggests, life is more interesting after your 20s, then maybe we all get more interesting as we age. 
    In this episode, Satta, 38, and Jaretta, 31, recap the foolishness of their 20s and the commandments they want to live by in their 30s (and beyond). They also discuss:
    1 Corinthians 13:11 People Pleasing Infidelity Long Distance Relationships The Great Recession Age Gaps Authenticity Friendships Accountability Fiscally stable Meditation Healthy Eating Honorable Mentions
    How Breaking Your People-Pleasing Habit Can Improve Your Sex and Dating Life
    The Best Life Lessons You Learn in Your 20s, According to a Therapist
    Age Gaps in Relationships: Do They Matter?
    Michelle Singletary’s money milestones for every age
    The 30s: Keeping Your Health In the Balance
    Question of the Episode: What life lessons did you learn in your 20s? Share with us your answer via email or in a review wherever you listened to this episode!
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    This podcast is hosted and sponsored by Satta Sarmah Hightower and Jaretta Konneh. When Satta isn't sharing her life experiences with Jaretta, she works in content marketing and helps technology & financial services companies powerfully convey their message. A storyteller at heart, Satta has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School. When Jaretta isn't dealing with the craziness of dating apps, she works as a non-profit professional. She has a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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    Follow Sis, Please on these social media platforms:
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Tik Tok
    YouTube
    Have you had an experience that you would love to share in a safe space?  Satta and Jaretta invite you to email them at team@sispodcast.com and tell them about it. They may even share your experience (you can remain anonymous) on an upcoming episode.
    If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review and share this podcast with a friend. We all have a Sis that needs to be reminded their perspective is valuable.
    Song Credit: Bestie by Fiskayet
    This is a Crackers In Soup production.

    • 27 min
    We Black Y'all! Bridging the Gap Between Africans and Black Americans

    We Black Y'all! Bridging the Gap Between Africans and Black Americans

    Black people are not a monolith. From Black Americans who were born in the States to Africans who came to the U.S. a few years ago, the Diaspora is incredibly diverse. Unfortunately, sometimes our differences create social distance between us, even though we share a fundamental thing in common: we’re all Black. 
    Join Satta and Jaretta as they discuss:
    The history of Liberia First Generation Cape Verdeans Jollof Rice Fufu Cultural Vernacular African American Vernacular English N-word Liberian Tribes Us vs Them Beauty Standards Dating Manjah Media Tik Tok Honorable Mentions
    Liberia: Background and U.S. Relations
    Embracing The African In African-American
    Being Black In America And Being African Aren't Mutually Exclusive
    Finding Your Roots
    I Love Cooking Liberian Food
    Vernacular Liberian English
    How Eurocentric Beauty Standards Harm Black Women
    Which Country Makes the Best African Rice
    Question of the Episode: Are you open to the opportunity to hear all types of Black experiences? Share with us your answer via email or in a review wherever you listened to this episode!
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    This podcast is hosted and sponsored by Satta Sarmah Hightower and Jaretta Konneh. When Satta isn't sharing her life experiences with Jaretta, she works in content marketing and helps technology & financial services companies powerfully convey their message. A storyteller at heart, Satta has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School. When Jaretta isn't dealing with the craziness of dating apps, she works as a non-profit professional. She has a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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    Follow Sis, Please on these social media platforms:
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Tik Tok
    YouTube
    Have you had an experience that you would love to share in a safe space?  Satta and Jaretta invite you to email them at team@sispodcast.com and tell them about it. They may even share your experience (you can remain anonymous) on an upcoming episode.
    If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review and share this podcast with a friend. We all have a Sis that needs to be reminded their perspective is valuable.
    Song Credit: Bestie by Fiskayet
    This is a Crackers In Soup production.

    • 40 min
    Is Black Excellence Exhausting Black People

    Is Black Excellence Exhausting Black People

    When you think of the term Black Excellence, what comes to mind? Prestige. Class. The Best of the Best. These are the words that are usually assigned to people who exude Black Excellence. People like the Obamas, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Oprah. But what if Black Excellence is something to strive for AND harmful to the community? The increased pressure of having to be the best can be exhausting. What happens when systematic racism has us believing the only way to be "good enough" when your Black, is to be excellent?
    Join Satta and Jaretta as they discuss:
    The Obamas
    The Huxtables
    Celebrating Black People
    Legacy
    The Talented Tenth
    Unrealistic Expectations
    Ubuntu
    Systemic Racism
    Respectability Politics
    Black Athletes
    Individualism
    The Collective
    Honorable Mentions
    Obama’s Portraits Highlight Black Excellence and the Black Plight
    Black Excellence
    Our Obsession with Black Excellence is Harming Black People
    Ubuntu: I Am Because You Are
    Three Soccer Places are Facing Racist Abuse
    Jaylen Brown calls out racist, toxic Celtics fans
    The Sports World Has Ignored The Mental Health of Black Female Athletes
    Question of the Episode: How do you achieve "Black Excellence" in your daily life? Share with us your answer via email or in a review wherever you listened to this episode!
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    This podcast is hosted and sponsored by Satta Sarmah Hightower and Jaretta Konneh. When Satta isn't sharing her life experiences with Jaretta, she works in content marketing and helps technology & financial services companies powerfully convey their message. A storyteller at heart, Satta has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School. When Jaretta isn't dealing with the craziness of dating apps, she works as a non-profit professional. She has a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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    Follow Sis, Please on these social media platforms:
    https://www.instagram.com/sispleasepod/
    https://twitter.com/_sispleasepod
    https://www.tiktok.com/@sispleasepod
    https://www.youtube.com/@sispleasepod
    Have you had an experience that you would love to share in a safe space?  Satta and Jaretta invite you to email them at sispodcast2023@gmail.com and tell them about it. They may even share your experience (you can remain anonymous) on an upcoming episode.
    If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review and share this podcast with a friend. We all have a Sis that needs to be reminded their perspective is valuable.
    Song Credit: Bestie by Fiskayet
    This is a Crackers In Soup, LLC production.

    • 28 min
    Living a Soft Life in a Hard World

    Living a Soft Life in a Hard World

    Say goodbye to the narrative of the "Strong Black Woman." Black women working numerous jobs while being emotional caregivers and keeping up with our family duties has exhausted us. The indoctrination of "I'll sleep when I die" is as old as pensions and CDs. Now, after seeing generations of Black women work themselves into exhaustion and mental health crisis and after experiencing the Covid shut-down, millennials are deciding the hard lifestyle is not for them. They are striving for that soft life. A life that puts relaxation and mental wellbeing first.
    Join Satta and Jaretta as they discuss:
    What does the "soft life" mean? Boundaries Burnout Girl Boss Quiet Quitting Gently Employed Toxic Productivity Over-Achievement Mindset Black Girl Luxury Therapy Vacations Physical Activity Wellness Honorable Mentions
    People Are Opting for a ‘Soft Life’–Will It Really Transform Your Wellbeing?
    Millennials want to live a ‘soft life,’ and it’s changing how they work
    Living The #SoftLife: Here's Why Black Women Are Rejecting The Harmful "Strong Black Woman" Trope
    Andscape
    What Is Quiet Quitting—and Is It a Real Trend?
    Why Taking Vacation Time Could Save Your Life
    Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Are Pillars of Mental Health, Study Finds
    Question of the Episode: Are you about that soft life? Share with us your answer via email or in a review wherever you listened to this episode!
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    This podcast is hosted and sponsored by Satta Sarmah Hightower and Jaretta Konneh. When Satta isn't sharing her life experiences with Jaretta, she works in content marketing and helps technology & financial services companies powerfully convey their message. A storyteller at heart, Satta has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School. When Jaretta isn't dealing with the craziness of dating apps, she works as a non-profit professional. She has a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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    Follow Sis, Please on these social media platforms:
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Tik Tok
    YouTube
    Have you had an experience that you would love to share in a safe space?  Satta and Jaretta invite you to email them at team@sispodcast.com and tell them about it. They may even share your experience (you can remain anonymous) on an upcoming episode.
    If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review and share this podcast with a friend. We all have a Sis that needs to be reminded their perspective is valuable.
    Song Credit: Bestie by Fiskayet
    This is a Crackers In Soup production.

    • 28 min

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