13 episodes

Soapbox Shenanigans is a platform for me to share with you my inner musings, yell on my soapbox, and possibly make some bad decisions with my crazy shenanigans while also giving space for black kings and queens to adjust their crowns and address the collective to elevate the amazing things people in my universe are doing.

Soapbox Shenanigans Monique Jackson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Soapbox Shenanigans is a platform for me to share with you my inner musings, yell on my soapbox, and possibly make some bad decisions with my crazy shenanigans while also giving space for black kings and queens to adjust their crowns and address the collective to elevate the amazing things people in my universe are doing.

    I Surrender (Fighting Fear and Chasing Peace)

    I Surrender (Fighting Fear and Chasing Peace)

    YA'LL!!!!! I KNOW!!! I really do.  I know what you've been saying - where in the world is Monique and new episodes of Soapbox Shenanigans?  It's taken me a minute to get right.  In this episode I'm talking about fear and how it has been a driving force in my life over the last couple years and most specifically the last couple of months.  It is pervasive and wiggled its way into all areas of my life - personal, professional, and health wise.  I'm giving the raw, unedited, un-sanitized audio - you might hear me cry, you might hear me laugh, you might even hear me cuss - but I felt that you deserved vulnerability and truth!  I'm not always ok and that's ok!  So listen, sit with me, feel the love I have for you and know - I'm chasing after peach and fighting fear because that is not how I want my life to be defined.  I want to be known as a fighter and a WINNER!  

    • 29 min
    The Year of No Mo'

    The Year of No Mo'

    IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! This episode is dedicated my 38th year of life and the things that I've learned, the intentions that I've set and and the growth that I've had.  I'm an ever-evolving human and I just want to be better than I was the day before!  I'm going to be out in these streets today collecting my free stuff from all the stores that give birthday gifts lol and being grateful for life!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, I'M 39 TODAY!

    • 20 min
    Healing for the Soul

    Healing for the Soul

    We're in a place in our lives that we never thought we'd ever be - in a pandemic - but also in a time where were talking about and encouraging mental wellness and therapy.  In this episode Maeg and I are talking about our perspectives as women on the role of mental wellness for men and how it impacts us as women.  There will be NO MAN BASHING in this episode because we also expose some of our own vulnerabilities and struggles.  We want to have a collective healing as a people and we can't do that if we stay silent!  Communication and vulnerability will get us where we need to go, we just have to learn how to get there!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    (Men)tal Wellness

    (Men)tal Wellness

    Mental wellness is a topic that a lot of us are uncomfortable talking about.  We tend to shy away from it, act like it's not a problem and don't want to walk in our truth.  Unfortunately, there is a stigma that we all have to deal with that says seeking support for mental wellness is problematic and something "crazy" people do or equates to you being broken.  In this episode we're going to dive into a conversation with Travis Hutchins of TH Talks Podcast surrounding men's mental wellness and try to tackle the question - what can men gain from therapy? Some of the topics that we'll touch on are:

    Suicide preventions/statistics on male suicides.


    4 times as many men die by suicide than women
    6 million men in the US with depression
    Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for men under the age of 45

    Toxic masculinity - the culture and lived experiences that have led to men unable to express emotions.


    Women not giving men space to be vulnerable. Share their emotions, vent, talk out situations, or God forbid cry.
    Men directing their unsolved emotions / anger towards others (usually romantic partners)
    Defining what is means to be a man in today’s society

    The issue with accessibility for therapy and mental health Finding a therapist

    Risk Factors for Mental Health Disorders


    Social Isolation
    Substance Abuse,
    Unemployments,
    Military Trauma
    Single - Breaks up / Childhood Trauma

    What people can do to help with men’s mental health


    Build a support system
    Allow people to communicate without weaponizing their emotions
    Encourage mindfulness/ healthier lifestyle choices
    Reshaping the conversation about mental health and seeking treatment

    Sources for Statistics:

    https://www.mhanational.org/infographic-mental-health-men

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/leading-causes-of-death-in-men#The-wider-view-of-male-health

    https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/NAMI_Suicide_2020_FINAL.pdf

    • 51 min
    About My Money | Part II (ft. House of A Financial)

    About My Money | Part II (ft. House of A Financial)

    We’re back at it with Aliyah from House of A Financial diving deep into the world of budgeting, the emotional and mental adjustment that happens when you go from broke to bougie, and the high you get from setting up auto payments. You won’t want to miss the jewels we’re dropping on this episode!

    • 55 min
    About My Money | Part I (ft. House of A Financial)

    About My Money | Part I (ft. House of A Financial)

    Ya'll know how I feel about my money.  We already talked about how I'm frugal bougie and like luxury on the cheap.  The next two episodes are a two part series on personal finance where we chat with Aliyah Wooten, founder of House of A financial.  In this episode we talk about what our families taught about money - cautionary tales and rules to live by - student loans, credit cards and scores and a lot more!

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

GiMincy ,

Good Listens

My work office system crashed.
No problem...great listening to positive down to earth black women.
Time flies when you’re tuned into this podcast

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Awesome Listen

I put my AirPods in and took a listen while I cleaned my house! Was like I was on the landline with my girls. Definitely worth the listen! Looking forward to more.

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Relatable

It’s like seating with friends, your drink of choice and catching up. Can’t wait for more episodes!

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