25 episodes

Join close friends Charla Lauriston and Lauren Domino on their hunt for the ‘secrets’ that have helped black women flourish through the bullsh*t. They connect with guests over shared experiences by wading through everything from sex and self-care to rage and anxiety. Each conversation centers on creating a space for joy with some newfound besties while asking: how do the black women we admire stay incredibly phenomenal?

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Join close friends Charla Lauriston and Lauren Domino on their hunt for the ‘secrets’ that have helped black women flourish through the bullsh*t. They connect with guests over shared experiences by wading through everything from sex and self-care to rage and anxiety. Each conversation centers on creating a space for joy with some newfound besties while asking: how do the black women we admire stay incredibly phenomenal?

    22. Knowing Your Worth with Chloe Hilliard

    22. Knowing Your Worth with Chloe Hilliard

    When did you realize how much physical space you took up? Lauren first became aware of her body after an awkward childhood encounter. Self described ‘larger than life’ comedian Chloe Hilliard had a different story, but also was cognizant of the space her body took up at a young age. Chloe talks about the journey to holistic self worth and how vulnerable humor allowed her to be honest when she needed it most. 

     

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    • 47 min
    21. Being an Ethical Scammer with Laci Mosley

    21. Being an Ethical Scammer with Laci Mosley

    Charla and Lauren love a good scam. They bring on the Scam Goddess Laci Mosley to give tips on what it takes to be an ethical scammer, especially as a black woman. She shares hilarious insights from her experiences as an actor and comedian while speaking the truth to the power in scams. 

     

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    • 44 min
    20. The Work Required with Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche

    20. The Work Required with Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche

    When Charla learned more about budgeting and finances, it changed how she talked about money forever. After all, who hasn’t made ‘getting better with money’ a new years resolution? In this episode Tiffany ’The Budgetnista’ Aliche gives advice on financial management, sheds light on her own struggles and talks about the issues black women in particular have to overcome. 

     

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    • 47 min
    19. Listening to Yourself with Mikki Kendall

    19. Listening to Yourself with Mikki Kendall

    Mikki Kendall is an author, activist, cultural critic and more. She’s written several books and created the viral Twitter hashtag #Solidarityisforwhitewomen which Lauren distinctly remembers following. The hashtag started a conversation about intersectional feminism which we get into during this episode. We also chat about living in your purpose and what happens when you don’t listen to your body. 

     

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    • 50 min
    18. Finding Hope with Akilah Hughes

    18. Finding Hope with Akilah Hughes

    Charla started this podcast in hopes to have conversations she wanted more of when it felt like the country was falling apart. Talking to fellow black women has given both Charla and Lauren hope. Writer, producer and host of Crooked Media’s What A Day podcast, Akilah Hughes says that her hope comes from the local level. Akilah dishes on what she thinks the democratic party needs, where she’s specifically found joy and her personal journey along the way. 

     

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    • 50 min
    17. The Highest Joy with Kisha Augustine

    17. The Highest Joy with Kisha Augustine

    When it comes to make up, Charla and Lauren love it but wouldn’t necessarily call themselves an expert. So they bring on Kisha Augustine, a make up artist who currently works as a Manager of Artistry & Education at Pat McGrath Cosmetics. She talks about how beauty is much deeper than what you see and shares how her purpose was made particularly clear during one of the toughest times anyone can go through. 

     

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

amberly3000 ,

I feel like I know them!

Just found them about a month ago and I’m just about done binge-listening. The topics are specific to Black women but also touches on life in general. The topics are wide and the guests are just as laid back and open. I love that the hosts don’t pretend to know everything and ask guests the right questions to open them up more.

Wandisima ,

Best podcast

I honestly look forward to listening to you guys. It's truly helping me go through this stage in life, your late 20's. Thank you for being so real!

L grumley ,

Newbie and loving it!

I’m just discovering the world of listening to podcasts and this one has me convinced to continue. I can relate in so many ways even as a 40 something year old Gma. The first episode had me feeling like I was in the room participating in the conversation. I love the realness and the encouragement. Great job!

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