Souled Out is a one-of-a-kind podcast that empowers people to live on purpose. In its rawest form, this podcast captures history in the making by examining what it means to be “souled out”: to be all-in, to feel & respond to what burdens the soul, and to practice vulnerability. Curated by Miki L. Grace and Reesheda Graham Washington , Souled Out is rooted in the belief that human value is higher than the effort we have expensed toward our transformation. We are worth it.
S1 E7 Who’s Story is This Wrestling with Ethical Narrative Sharing
We all have stories that we want to share but when our lives are so intertwined with the lives of others, the question becomes, "Is this even my story?" In the final episode of Season One, Souled Out hosts, Miki and Reesheda, discuss the value of personal narrative and why it's important to honor the extreme value that each of our stories holds.
S1 E6 I Made Something for You: How to Create Using Human Centered Design
Through Human-Centered Design we improve our collective well being by building with our lived experiences in mind. In episode six, Miki & Reesheda talk about the dangers of assuming and how we can embrace the principles of Human-Centered Design to learn, be curious, and experience human connection.
S1 E5 What’s the Purpose in our Pain
Pain is inevitable. It is a tension to be managed, not a problem to be solved. In this episode, Miki and Reesheda get curious about how we become one with our pain, how to set boundaries in our lives, and how to experience pain as a part of our own personal self-care and healing.
S1 E4 Special Orders Take Time Differentiating Approaches to Diversity Equity and Inclusion
When we practice broad and universal models of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we increase the possibility of doing more harm than good. In episode four, Miki & Reesheda explore personalizing our approaches to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a way to make room for people’s unique needs in meaning-making.
S1 E3 The Power of Being and The Gift of Witness
What have you experienced by way of being? How do you share those gifts of witness with others who could benefit from hearing of your experience? When do you forego a seat at the table in order to amplify the voices of others? What if our own healing and transformation is truly tied to what we choose to share with others? Would that inspire you to be a witness? In this episode Miki exposes her soul through the sharing of a powerful story from her childhood in hopes that you will be empowered to find your own release.
S1 E2 How Am I Showing Up in the World Posturing for Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Are we putting the cart before the horse in DEI? Often, we are so eager to get to the justice work of equity and inclusion that we neglect to discuss “how” we will present ourselves, posture ourselves, to address the issues and to respond to each other, ensuring that equity is achieved healthfully. This is “stage zero work: the work before the work,” which requires a practice of self awareness and a willingness to be curious. In episode two, Miki & Reesheda explore posturing - the internal work needed to practice healthful diversity, equity and inclusion across public and private sectors.