Andrea Blackman and Tasneem Grace discuss contemporary social justice, identity, race, gender, motherhood, womanhood and humanity. Andrea and Tasneem believe good talks, good questions and curiosity are the foundation for social change. They also believe that recognizing the many shades of truth is the root of cultural awareness and connection.
We are ever-changing, ever-expanding, ever-shifting. These versions of us aren't who we've always been or who we are becoming. In this episode we decided to interview ourselves and ask: What would your present self tell your younger self about life and living?
Can We Just Talk?
Said in our best Khalid voice, "can we just talk?" In this final episode of the season, we are taking time to listen to you. You've told us your opinions; you've asked questions that challenge us; you've shared candidly and we absolutely love it. Truth is, this episode is all about you!
Accepting our struggles doesn't mean they aren't hard to deal with in the moment. The truth is, we both have had some real stank, ugly, funky days, weeks, and months. Some days had us on the ropes, pinned down and fighting like no-name contenders. We were fighting to get out of the icky funk we were shoved into. Been in that ring lately? How did you fight the funk? We came out swinging.
Ohhhh, American South. We know there's more to your charm than buttery biscuits and magnolia trees, plantation tours and country tunes. Our relationship with you is complicated, but...it's ours. And we are telling the truth about what we love, and sometimes loathe, about our Southern roots.
Truth is sometimes we get comfortable in small spaces. Somehow we grow accustomed to playing small, disappearing, breathing in gasps, silencing opinions, and masking gifts. Who would we be if we lived our big, bold truths? If we lifted our chins, straightened our backs and walked in our fullness?
The Lies We Tell
We want to keep it real: we've been telling ourselves half-truths because we can't face whole facts. Upon further self-examination, we want to come clean with our Truth B Told family! We discovered that some of our proclamations are more smoke than fire.
Women being real
Listening to these two has given me so much joy. They touch on areas that are so important to so many and I am so thankful to be able to listen to such in-depth and intellectual conversations on this podcast. Excited to see what’s to come Dr. L Johnson
Love! Love! Love!
I know when I press play I’m going hear wisdom, love, truth. Hope you’ll start listening to these two amazing women as they take us along for meaningful conversations… It’ll be the best part of your day and week.
Truth, No Lies!
I feel nourished and empowered by the conversations shared. I feel the strength and depth of intellect and social awareness that other platforms neglect just to promote ugly stereotypes and mental lethargy. Congratulations ladies, you are on the path less traveled, but it is the route of Excellence!!!