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A podcast for Black women, about Black women by Black women. Join the conversation.

We are black women in conversation with other black women. Talking about, and opining on all things black womanhood. Sharing our journeys and learning from each other. Sisters, Friends, and Guests is a podcast where we bring those conversations to you.

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A podcast for Black women, about Black women by Black women. Join the conversation.

We are black women in conversation with other black women. Talking about, and opining on all things black womanhood. Sharing our journeys and learning from each other. Sisters, Friends, and Guests is a podcast where we bring those conversations to you.

    S2 Episode 12: Blinded By Your Grace

    S2 Episode 12: Blinded By Your Grace

    Gangs and gang culture, is all over the news and on the increase. As a parent, how do you know if your child is involved in a gang? What signs should you look out for? Who do you turn to for help and support and how do you help them to get out?

    In this episode Jackie, Caroline and Krissi speak to Gideon Buabeng who was in a gang and found himself in hospital after being stabbed 14 times, Akua Ofosuhene who to managed to get her son out of a gang after four years of heartache and struggle and gang specialist Lamar.

    We hear their perspectives on how and why our children are recruited into gangs, the impact gangs have  families, and the wider community and how they have managed to overcome.

    Gideon Buabeng: In 2015, while Gideon was studying at university, he got caught up in a situation which left him with 14 stab wounds fighting for his life.  In his own words he said “with the right support system and determination, I was able to turn my post-traumatic stress disorder into post-traumatic growth and turn my Pain into my Power". He is now an award-winning motivational speaker, founder of Our Pain 2 Power, Prince’s Trust ambassador, Chairman of the Violent Crime Prevention Youth Board and Representee of the Prince’s Trust Youth Advisory Board. Email: gideonseibuabeng@gmail.com Instagram: @Gideonsnetwork Twitter: @Gideonsnetwork | OurPain2Power LinkedIn: Gideon Buabeng You Tube: Our Pain 2   Power Akua Ofosuhene Akua believes that we can change our current unjust world through the use of psychedelics with the simple intention to let go of all deeply held beliefs that prop up our current white supremacist world order. She holds so many badges of honour; mother, a designer creating bespoke tailoring under the #MyLocalDressMaker" label, documentary story consultant for the hotline documentary series on Joy FM Radio and MD of A Serendipitous Production, a film and video production company specialising in short feature length dramas and documentaries. Email: ofosuhene.akua@gmail.com Instagram: @akuaofosuhene Twitter: @AkuaOfosuhene Radio: UJR Talk Radio Website and UJR Radio LinkedIn: Akua Ofosuhene Lamar Lamar works for the Public Sector as a gangs analyst and provides strategic interaction with key stakeholders in relation to gang culture and advocates for change within the community. 

    Sisters Friends and Guests is a podcast that seeks to redress the imbalance in the representation of Black Women from diverse backgrounds and their voices in the media and more widely within society. Join the conversation. Disclaimer: During this conversation we discuss the use of drugs for the purpose of education only. Drugs are classified into several categories based on their likelihood to lead to negative activities or bad health and we do not condone the use or possession of illegal drugs which is a crime in the UK. Please see the resources on our website, sfgpod.com, which provides additional support for his episode.


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    S2 Episode 11: Teach me how to love

    S2 Episode 11: Teach me how to love

    In this Episode we are joined by Sonia Harris who is a relationship coach and founder of Relationships A-Z and her husband Rob. We discuss relationships, dating and marriage. We explore what each of those things can look like, what they should look like and the things we can practice to become our best selves and strengthen the relationships we have in our lives.

    Sonia Harris is a Relationship Coach with over 15 years' experience. She specialises in preparing singles for dating and marriage and enables many to achieve life-changing results. She is a published author of two books – "PlusOne = 3" and "Rooted for Relationships" and also hosts the popular podcast: The A-Z of Godly Relationships.

    Sonia contact details

    Email: info@relationshipsatoz.com

    Instagram: @soniaharris71 | @relationshipsatoz

    Facebook: Relationshipsatoz

    Website: www.relationshipsatoz.com

    LinkedIn: Sonia Harris

    Resources

    Dating Apps:  Are black women invisible and hypervisible on dating apps?  The Dating Divide is the first comprehensive look at digital sexual racism.  February 2021

    The reality of Black Men's Love Lives and Marriages is very different than what's usually shown on TV.  The Conversation – December 2020

    Resetting the Image of Black Men in Relationships:  Black Love Matters – Authentic Men's Voices on Marriages and Romantic Relationships.  Arnon R. Perry

    How Childhood Trauma May Affect Adult Relationships.  June 2021

    Disclaimer: Whilst in this episode the conversation is centred around heterosexual relationships(i.e. that between a man and a woman), we recognise that this is not how everyone may wish to identify. We acknowledge that there are people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, pansexual, asexual, queer, non-binary or questioning (or, may define their gender and sexuality in different ways).



    Sisters Friends and Guests is a podcast that seeks to redress the imbalance in the representation of Black women and their voices in the media and more widely within society. Join the conversation.

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    Email: sfgpod@gmail.com




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    S2 Episode 10 - Pappa I'm A Millionaire

    S2 Episode 10 - Pappa I'm A Millionaire

    Money begets more money, so the saying goes. But with research from the Runnymede Trust showing that for every £1 a white British family has, black Caribbean households have about 20p and black African households approximately 10p, the odds seem stacked against us.

    In this week's episode, we speak to Sharmayne Pitkin, Vernice Wint and Lois Brown, three ladies who are on a mission to change the status quo for their families through trading and investing. Not only for the additional income, but also as a means of creating a legacy of wealth for their children and for future generations.

    In the conversation they discuss the different ways of investing and how they manage to balance their trading activities with their responsibilities as mothers and career women.

    Vernice Wint is a mother of two, a trader and an entrepreneur. Working from home, she runs Mums on a Mission where she helps mums and women learn a new skill so they can become the best versions of themselves and attain freedom in all areas of their lives.

    Instagram - Mums on a mission

    Facebook – Mums on a Mission

    Sharmayne Pitkin is a Senior Manager in the healthcare industry specialising in governance and data quality.  She sees trading as a stream of income that can grow and secure her family's future.

    Her aim is to show others how a duplicating strategy can change your life and create generational wealth even though the economic climate would have you think otherwise. As a woman of God her dream is to see people secure and fulfilled to the point where they can help others on their journeys too.

    Instagram- Shar_Dionne

    Lois Brown is a devout Christian, wife, mother to four boys, a property Investor and wealth educator and mentor. Lois is a PA by profession, and also the founder of 2 Sweet Occasions and The Fleur Academy Event planning & Event Décor companies, specialising in Flowers, Balloons, Gift Hampers, Catering, and Training. She describes her journey into the crypto world as life changing and now dedicates large amounts of her time spreading the word to others so they too can be impacted.

    Instagram: iamloisband 2sweetoccasions

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/lois.brown.716

    Twitter: Lois2SO

    Sisters Friends and Guests is a podcast that seeks to redress the imbalance in the representation of Black women and their voices in the media and more widely within society. Join the conversation.

    Twitter: sfgpod

    Instagram: sfg_pod

    LinkedIn: The Sisters, Friends and Guests Podcast

    Email: sfgpod@gmail.com

    DISCLAIMER

    Any information provided in this episode is not intended nor does it constitute financial, tax, legal, investment, or other type of advice, and should not be wholly relied upon. Sisters, Friends & Guests have taken every care to ensure the information provided in this episode and the resources linked on our website, sfgpod.com, are correct at the time of recording and therefore disclaims liability for any advice acted upon.


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    • 44 min
    S2 Episode 9: Change Gonna come

    S2 Episode 9: Change Gonna come

    Carole Williams has been a Hackney Councillor for Hoxton and then Hoxton West Ward since 2002.

    In 2016 Carole became Hackney’s first ever Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources. She is also the lead  Member for Equalities and in 2019 became the Lead Member for Hackney’s response to the Windrush scandal - and the first lead Member for Windrush across the country.

    Carole is at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity across the public sector, and plays a central role in delivering on the Mayor’s priority of tackling inequality in the Borough.

    Carole also leads on Hackney’s Ways into Work job brokerage service, promoting and securing apprenticeships for young people; maximising job opportunities for residents and working to deliver flexible working to support parents to enter the workforce and progress their own careers.

    Contact details

    Email: Carole.williams@hackney.gov.uk

    Twitter: @carolewilliams

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    • 44 min
    S2 Episode 8: It's okay not to be okay

    S2 Episode 8: It's okay not to be okay

    In this episode we are joined by our friend Tokunbo Koiki to discuss mental health within the black community. We share our personal experiences with mental health, how it has affected us and those around us and how we have coped. We also discuss the reluctance of the black community to talk about mental health, share some tips on how to identify when we need help and what organisations we can turn to for help.

    We consider this conversation to be informative, positive and nurturing but we acknowledge that there may be those who find this difficult in parts. Our priority is to ensure we as women care for our well-being and there are resources linked to this episode on our website, sfgpod.com, to encourage and support us all.

    Tokunbo Koiki was born in London but spent her early formative years in the vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria. A self-proclaimed ‘accidental entrepreneur’ she is the founder of Tokunbo's Kitchen, an award-winning food brand and Styled by Toks, a personal styling service for creative entrepreneurs and a social worker. Tokunbo has a powerful story, but more importantly, she personally believes that everyone else does too. Through the Tokunbo Chronicles podcast, she combines insightful solo episodes with riveting interviews to share transformational stories that educate, entertain and empower her audience.

    Guest contact details:

    Websites: https://tokunbokoiki.com/

    https://www.tokunboskitchen.com/

    Instagram – Styledbytoks

    Twitter @Toksy27



    Sisters Friends and Guests is a podcast that seeks to redress the imbalance in the representation of Black Women from diverse backgrounds and their voices in the media and more widely within society.  Join the conversation.

    Twitter: sfgpod

    Instagram: sfg_pod

    LinkedIn: The Sisters, Friends and Guests   Podcast

    Email: hello@sfgpod.com


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    • 54 min
    S2 Episode 7: Let's talk about sex

    S2 Episode 7: Let's talk about sex

    In this episode we focus on women's awareness of their sensuality and their right to enjoy sex and pleasure (as adults). We cover all elements of sexual health from physical, emotional to mental and social aspects.  We also delve into the cultural and societal factors that prevent us from lying back and enjoying sex.

    We consider this conversation to be informative, positive and nurturing but we acknowledge that there may be those who find this difficult in parts. Our priority is to ensure we as women care for our well-being and there are resources linked to this episode and on our website, sfgpod.com, to encourage and support us all.

    Gender is traditionally used to describe the characteristics of women and men that are socially constructed, while sex refers to those that are biologically determined.  We will refer to gender as women throughout this conversation but recognise that this is not how everyone may wish to identify.

    Jodie Slee is a trauma informed relationship and psychosexual therapist and has over 12 years' experience helping couples and individuals successfully overcome relationship issues or to achieve their sexual goals.  She has extensive knowledge in theories and strategies in psychology, behavioural sciences and sexology.  Jodie has trained with globally recognised institutions such as The Tavistock and The Relate Institutes and has been featured in numerous mainstream media articles and blogs as a subject matter expert.

    Email jodie@sensatetherapy.com

    Twitter: @sensatetherapy

    Website: https://www.sensatetherapy.com/



    Nicole Noir is a leading entrepreneur, founder of Noir Naughty a sexual wellness brand focussing on serving the sensuality of Black bodies. She is a prolific storyteller under the guise of the NoirNaughty Podcast; narrating erotic anthologies which centre the pleasures and fantasies of Black Women and women of colour.  If you want to be entertained, educated and enthralled make sure you connect with the Brand.

    At the age of 26 Nicole was able to build her dream and continues to work towards the recognition and celebration of authentic black female sexuality.  She is the epitome of Black Girl Magic

    Email: info@noirnaughty.com

    Instagram: Noir.Naughty

    Facebook: NoirNaughty

    Twitter: @NoirNaughty

    Website: https://noirnaughty.co.uk/

    Podcast: Noir Naughty: Erotic Anthology

    Sisters Friends and Guests is a podcast that seeks to redress the imbalance in the representation of Black Women from diverse backgrounds and their voices in the media and more widely within society.  Join the conversation.

    Email: hello@sfgpod.com  

    Instagram: sfg_pod 

    Twitter: sfgpod


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    • 39 min

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