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When We Speak is a podcast where we have inspirational, candid, and empowering conversations. It’s a place where we share insight into how we cope, heal, and find meaning in a wide range of experiences. Hosted by mental health therapist, speaker, and author of “What Children Remember”, Tasha Hunter, MSW, LCSW.

When We Speak Tasha Hunter

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

When We Speak is a podcast where we have inspirational, candid, and empowering conversations. It’s a place where we share insight into how we cope, heal, and find meaning in a wide range of experiences. Hosted by mental health therapist, speaker, and author of “What Children Remember”, Tasha Hunter, MSW, LCSW.

    67. Guest: Marta Sierra, LMHC

    67. Guest: Marta Sierra, LMHC

    On today's episode I am with my friend Marta Sierra and we are discussing what's changed in her life since her previous conversations on the podcast. Marta is discussing her recent divorce plus the impact of abandonment trauma on her grief process. Marta and I also discuss:

    --her support system
    --how she connects with pleasure
    --her expression of queerness post-divorce
    --what she tells herself to get through the pain of the divorce

    Marta has been immersed in IFS since 2013, she was legally trafficked from Colombia as an infant and now specializes in helping her community move through healing from adoption trauma, racial trauma and CPTSD. She is passionate about adopted and displaced people having the tools they need to be able to build and maintain healthy relationships, most importantly with themselves and all their parts. T0 reach out to Marta, contact her at martasierralmhc@gmail.com.

    • 41 min
    Guest: Kaity Rodriguez, LCSW

    Guest: Kaity Rodriguez, LCSW

    In this episode, I speak with Kaity Rodriguez about how she embodies self-love and self-confidence. We discuss when and how she found her voice which led to her working with her clients on developing more assertive communication. We also discuss:

    --Kaity's blog series "100 Dates in Houston"

    --Kaity's journal, "The Confidence Project"

    --Kaity's guide, " Welcome To the Couch"

    --Kaity's IFS parts that are activated during the dating journey

    Kaity Rodriguez, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, author, and media expert with a passion for educating and inspiring women and minorities to live amazing lives. Her virtual group counseling practice, Serenity Wellness and Therapy Services, specializes in treating individuals with anxiety and stress disorders, as well as self-esteem and self-confidence issues. Kaity is a former Miss New Jersey USA and the author of “The Confidence Project Journal: 52 Journal Prompts to uncover personal strength and stop self-doubt”, as well as “Welcome to the Couch: a Beginner’s Guide to Therapy.” She has been featured on outlets such as FOX News, News 12 NJ, and NBC.

    • 37 min
    Guest: Marcie Alvis Walker

    Guest: Marcie Alvis Walker

    In today's episode I am with my chosen sister and friend Marcie. We dive right into her book, " Everybody Come Alive".  We also discuss:

    --Recognition of the Divine inside of her

    --Marcie's process for honoring Blackness in her book

    --Microaggressions and barriers for Black writers/authors

    --The national book ban

    --In praise of " Everybody Come Alive", the reception of Marcie's book by family and friends

    --Our fun ideas for creating a Black Utopia

    Marcie Alvis-Walker is a writer and the creator of the blog and Instagram feed, Black Coffee with White Friends and the author of EVERYBODY COME ALIVE: A MEMOIR IN ESSAYS. She is passionate about what it means to embrace intersectionality, diversity and inclusion in our spiritual lives. She recently moved to Chicago, Illinois with her husband, daughter, and their dog Evie where she reads a lot of books, watches a lot of movies, and drinks a lot of tea and coffee.

    Visit Marcie's website : https://www.marciealviswalker.com/

    Follow Marcie on Instagram @ Blackcoffeewhitefriends

    Subscribe to Marcie's newsletter @  https://blackeyedstories.substack.com/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Guest: Natlie Gutierrez, LMFT

    Guest: Natlie Gutierrez, LMFT

    In today's episode, I speaking with my sister, my friend, and fellow sojourner, Natalie Gutierrez. In this heart-lead, soulful conversation we discuss:

    --Her book, " The Pain We Carry: Healing from Complex PTSD for People of Color"

    --The parts of her that she is embracing today

    --We talk about the importance of love

    --The ancestral work that is calling her today

    --How Natalie is staying true to her calling

    --Her truest " I Am"

    Natalie is a Boricua trauma therapist and space-holder in New York and Author of The Pain We Carry: Healing from Complex PTSD for People of Color. She has spent 15 years supporting BIPOC in her trauma counseling practice that were hurting from the soul wounds of Complex Posttraumatic Stress. She has worked to help people on the healing journey navigating racial trauma, attachment trauma, generational trauma, and sexual trauma. She is a certified internal family systems therapist. Her individual and group decolonial healing work blends the intersections of psychotherapy, activism, intuitive and ancestral wisdom and connection. She is a mother of two beautiful spirits and works intentionally everyday to disrupt cycles of legacy wounding.

    • 41 min
    Guest: Tommy Allgood

    Guest: Tommy Allgood

    This episode is everything--such a beautiful conversation with my friend Tommy Allgood. We discuss intersectional identities, queerness, sacred earth medicine, what is inspired our connection with each other. 

    "Thomas Garvin (They/he), better known as Tommy Allgood, is a Registered Nurse turned Care Director doing work with community and organizational development based in Charlotte, NC. What is colloquially known as Charlotte and the surrounding area is the land stolen from the Sugaree, Catawba, Cheraw, and Waxhaw people. He/They have a passion for helping people navigate mental, emotional, and spiritual roadblocks by developing grounding practices centered in self and community that foster co-creation and resiliency in the face of adversity and resistance. Tommy works with organizations to facilitate cultural shifts that are people-centered and compassion oriented, breaking down what it means to be in authentic service of self and communities. Tommy's current work includes: Educating and transforming organizational visions + missions to meet the modern day challenges of diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism principles and practices Spiritual care rooted in personal + collective discovery utilizing tools that center a holistic perspective + embodied self Knowledge sharing and strategy building with organizations so that they foster healthy people and healthy environments. Exploring + Advancing Bodily Liberation at the intersections of the Black and Queer experiences.

    To connect with Tommy visit his website @ www.teamallgood.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Guest: Faitth Brooks

    Guest: Faitth Brooks

    Today's episode is with Faitth Brooks. we discuss her book " Remember Me Now:A Journey Back to Myself and a Love Letter to Black Women". Faitth shares the following with listeners:

    --What her faith in God looks like present day

    --The parts of herself she's still working on embracing

    --What liberation looks like today
    What's changed about her community and close-knit relationships

    --Who and what is inspiring her liberation today

    Faitth Brooks is a writer, speaker, social worker, activist, and co-host of the Melanated Faith podcast. She engages in activism by working with nonprofits to find sustainable solutions to systemic issues, as well as by being a strategist and consultant for brands and influencers. Faitth leverages her speaking and social media platforms to enliven collective liberation centered on the sisterhood of Black women, crafting a communal space where Black sisters can explore rest, tenderness, and softness.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Marla Taviano ,

so much wisdom and beauty

I love Tasha’s podcast. She is so smart, so wise, and so much fun. I’ve learned so much from her and so appreciate her honesty and vulnerability. Her story is amazing, and I love how she uses her past to help others find healing. Highly recommend this podcast.

nickipappas ,

Beautiful and Sacred Conversations

The conversations Tasha is having with her guests are beautiful and sacred. It has been such a gift and joy to bear witness to the stories being shared. I can feel the healing taking place in my body. I highly recommend this podcast!

maryk miller ,

Love this podcast!

Tasha is the real deal and the therapist and friend everyone needs. Her guests are always amazing and she asks the right questions in such a way that people open up. Tasha and her podcast opens minds and hearts towards healing and authenticity.

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