113 episodes

Karega and Felicia Bailey became Angel Parents to their daughter, Kamaiu SOL in 2019. Since then they have found a radical tenderness and gentleness afforded them concerning their grief, unlike anything they have seen or experienced in their work surrounding social justice and gun violence in our communities. SOL Affirmations serves as a healing space through various forms of grief with the reminder that grief is love, it is just love after a loss.

SOL Affirmations with Karega & Felicia Black Love Network

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    • 4.8 • 90 Ratings

Karega and Felicia Bailey became Angel Parents to their daughter, Kamaiu SOL in 2019. Since then they have found a radical tenderness and gentleness afforded them concerning their grief, unlike anything they have seen or experienced in their work surrounding social justice and gun violence in our communities. SOL Affirmations serves as a healing space through various forms of grief with the reminder that grief is love, it is just love after a loss.

    The Times and Conditions of Grief

    The Times and Conditions of Grief

    There is something special about the process. It is yours. It is ongoing. It is present. It is ever. It is, always. It is… - Dr. Felicia Gangloff-Bailey

    Felicia and Karega have come to view September very differently. As they come to year four without their daughter Kamaiu Sol Bailey earthside with them, the reality of the time and conditions in which grief exist become ever more present. While Felicia still wrestles with the process and how different the years look as they change, Karega has excepted the month of September of one of Miracles and Wonder. Listen in as they co-discover how time has changed how they move in the world and how they honor their first born.

    • 32 min
    Just Because Someone is Grown, Doesn't Mean They're Growing

    Just Because Someone is Grown, Doesn't Mean They're Growing

    Just Because Someone is Grown, Doesn't Mean They're Growing. One more time. Just Because Someone is Grown, Doesn't Mean They're Growing.  That is the challenge Felicia has found herself in with her mother, and Karega has found himself in with a loved one. In reality, we all have found ourselves presented with the challenge of loving someone who isn't necessarily on the same trajectory of growth, wellness, or knowing as you. It is in this moment of investigation that we all join Karega & Felicia as we work through just how to hold and make space for those who challenge our growth.

    • 33 min
    When We Share Our Stories

    When We Share Our Stories

    After a clip of Felicia sharing a story about Kamali and Kamaiu goes viral, she takes a moment to reflect in the power of what vulnerability and the ability to share her truth does for her healing process. Sharing amongst community give us the opportunity to not only grieve, but to build, to reflect, to hope, and to love.

    • 25 min
    Reframing Comparision

    Reframing Comparision

    Sometimes you need to reframe the reframe, and that lesson comes bright and early on a Monday. For Felicia it came in the form of comparison. We all have those moments when we wonder why we aren't where that other person is, EVEN if it's someone we love dearly. It is when we sit in those feelings and those thoughts that we are given the opportunity to process and move forward in them and find who we are. Is it just comparison? Is it a different form a grief? Is it all of the above and more?

    • 33 min
    The Conflicts and Challenges That Arise Out of Stubbornness

    The Conflicts and Challenges That Arise Out of Stubbornness

    In potty training Kamali, Felicia and Karega find new knowings in the concept of "being stubborn" and how one learns. How often do we, as a society, dismiss stubborn children or stubborn people as not knowing or not learning just because they are not doing things with the ease or expectation that we would like them to?

    • 30 min
    Grieving on the Corner of Hope and Hopelessness

    Grieving on the Corner of Hope and Hopelessness

    How does one process the loss of someone who still had so much more to tell? Of a loss that feels too soon? Karega asks this as he processes the loss of one of his former students from DC, Troy, to gun violence. Troy, like so many of Karega's students, taught Karega just as much as he taught them. There was so much more to them than people were willing to see or understand, but Troy was able to communicate it all through poetry. Poetry that sits with and influences Karega to this day unfortunately now, through his absence.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Inspired Mommy ,

I LOVE this podcast

I don’t even have the words to accurately describe how much I love this podcast! Karega and Felicia…Felicia and Karega…are just dope! Their transparency, love, respect, and vulnerability is beyond beautiful! This is a podcast I run to weekly because I end the episodes feeling lighter 🖤

Destiny ⛲️ ,

🫶🏽

BIG LOVE TO YALL! Y’all do the work Man And it’s so refreshing to hear! Y’all helped me at my darkest time I appreciate y’all for being SO Honest!!!! Big blessings to you family!!

Ms. FPK ,

Hella transformative ❤️‍🩹

The profound vulnerability that exudes every episode is what has grounded me in my own grief journey in this season. While I have never personally experienced neonatal loss, experiencing a glimpse of that pain vicariously through Felicia, Karega & the community that loves them reminds me that loss is never experienced in isolation—grief is collective and it’s hella transformative when you witness your grief reflected in someone else’s testimony, even when your loss is different. I’m so grateful for y’all 🙏🏾

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