We’ve got a season 1 bonus episode for you! My dear friend and sister @leesareneehall switched the tables and interviewed me for episode 10 of @goodancestorpodcast. Leesa is an author, storyteller, social historian, playwright, and creative word artist. This conversation between me and one my dearest friends is raw, uncut and real. I hope you enjoy it! ••• The podcast episode is available to listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and PodBean (don’t forget to subscribe!). And a full written transcript is available on my website. All links in my bio.
What does it look like when we rush towards our pain, and let our pain become our power? In episode 9 of @goodancestorpodcast I talk with best selling author, activist, and speaker, @glennondoyle. ••• Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller LOVE WARRIOR, a 2016 Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times Bestseller CARRY ON, WARRIOR. She is the founder and president of @together.rising, a nonprofit organization that has raised $15.5 Million for women, families, and children in crisis. Glennon is an activist, speaker, and thought leader who believes that a Love Warrior's journey is to rush toward her pain and allow her pain to become her power. She lives in Florida with her wife and three children. ••• The podcast episode is available to listen on iTunes, Stitcher and PodBean (don’t forget to subscribe!). And a fully written transcript is available on my website. All links in my bio.
What does it look like when we transform how we give birth to our babies, and how we give rise to the best versions of ourselves? Today's guest is helping us to explore these questions, and so much more. ••• In episode 8 of @goodancestorpodcast I talk with author, birth doula and wellness maven, @glowmaven. ••• After giving birth to her son Fulano in 2003, Latham Thomas set out on a mission to help women reclaim birth. A graduate of Columbia University & The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Latham is a maternity lifestyle maven, world renown wellness leader and master birth doula on the vanguard of transforming the wellness movement. Named one of Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul 100, Latham is bridging the gap between optimal wellness, spiritual growth, and radical self care and is the go-to-guru for modern holistic lifestyle for women. She authored the bestselling book titled, “Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to a Fabulous and Abundant Pregnancy”, foreword by Dr. Christiane Northrup in 2012 and most recently published bestseller OWN YOUR GLOW: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen Within. Latham serves on the TUFTS University Nutrition Council and is also a member of the Well + Good Council where she provides expertise in women's wellness, pregnancy and self-care. In March of 2018, Latham released the meditation audio program, BEDITATIONS: Guided Meditations and Rituals for Rest and Renewal. She teaches at universities and teaching hospitals around the country, helping to improve the patient labor and delivery experience. ••• Latham is one of my dear friends so it was such a joy to get to be in conversation with her again (we previously recorded an awesome episode for Wild Mystic Woman Podcast). She brings so much warmth, depth and wisdom to every conversation we have and I am so grateful for her. Soak up this magic ••• The podcast episode is available to listen on iTunes, Stitcher and PodBean (don’t forget to subscribe!). And a full written transcript is available on my website. All links in my bio.
Femme glam, makeup, fashion AND political discourse? That's right, this week's podcast guest does it all and does it so well! It’s that time of the week again and we are back with another incredible guest for @goodancestorpodcast. In episode 7 I’m speaking with political creative @sassy_latte. ••• Sassy Latte incorporates their love of makeup and fashion into their social justice work by juxtaposing hyper feminine, glamorized, and provocative photos with thought-provoking, political captions to encourage discussions regarding intersectional feminism and body politics. In other words, Sassy believes that the worlds of intellect, politics, and fashion/makeup can co-exist and empower one another. ••• I really enjoyed this conversation. It stretched me in the yummiest of ways and it was such a delight to get to talk to Sassy on a more intimate level. ••• The podcast episode is available to listen on iTunes, Stitcher and PodBean (don’t forget to subscribe!). And a full written transcript is available on my website. All links in my bio.
The amazing reviews keep pouring in for @goodancestorpodcast! Thank you to everyone leaving these heart-felt reviews and 5-star ratings for these powerful conversations.
One of the things I decided when I was planning @goodancestorpodcast was that I would open up a few spots for conversations with people who hold white privilege. Why? I know, I was surprised too! But here’s the thing about me: I follow the divine nudges even when they don’t seem to make sense. It’s why I wrote “I need to talk to spiritual white women about white supremacy”. And why I ran the free 28-day #meandwhitesupremacy challenge after only “channeling” it the night before we started. I trust my inner guidance - and this was a clear divine nudge that was sent to me. ••• In doing the work that I do, I am curious to talk with and open up the space for deeper inquiry of how people with white privilege are 1) exploring what it means to be a good ancestor to them (as with all my guests) and 2) moving through their anti-racism journey - especially those who are engaging with my #meandwhitesupremacy work. ••• These conversations, which will be few (the podcast will continue to center, amplify and elevate BIPOC), are going to be awkward, experimental and at times, uncomfortable. It’s certainly a risk for me, one that I tried to say no to several times, but one that kept calling me. So here we are! ••• It’s important for me to make it clear that no white person I invite to the podcast is exceptional (from perpetuating white supremacy), or exempt from their life-long anti-racism work. It’s also important for me to note that no white person I interview is given a pass from any racial harm they do, or has a co-sign from me as a “good white person”. And these are conversations me and my white guests are having very clearly up front before we hit “record” - they understand this too. ••• So with that all said, here is this week’s podcast episode! In episode 6 I speak with writer, curator, and speaker @theguerrillafeminist. Lachrista is the creator of Guerrilla Feminism and The Guerrilla Feminist. She is a cis, white woman who writes and speaks about feminism, digital activism, sexual violence, learning disabilities, sexual health, and more. She has an M.A. in Women's & Gender Studies, and is currently pursuing a second Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.
I am really honoured to be sharing this week’s @goodancestorpodcast episode. Not just because this week’s guest, @jamiaawilson, is a brilliant author and movement builder. But because during our conversation we had the opportunity to really explore what it means to be a good ancestor, as we reflected on the life and legacy of Dr. Willa Alfreda Campbell-Wilson - aka Jamia’s mommy, who passed away on Christmas Day of 2018. This conversation is powerful, moving, joyful and full of deep wisdom. I bow deeply in gratitude to Jamia for inviting us all into this deeply intimate conversation. ••• The podcast is available to listen on iTunes, Stitcher and PodBean (don’t forget to subscribe!). And a full written transcript is available on my website. All links in my bio.
PERIODT. @drfrantonia in this week’s episode. Have you listened in yet? What are your biggest takeaways? ••• Quote reads: “I don’t need to be validated in what I know to be the truth about me.” - Dr. Frantonia Pollins
If I had to count on one hand the people who have had the *biggest* influence and impact on my life, @drfrantonia would be high up on that Top 5 list. Almost one year ago today (28 Feb 2018), I embarked on one of the most important journeys of my life - I began mentoring with the #FirstLady herself, Dr. Frantonia Pollins. And since then, my life has never been the same (in the best possible way!). You have seen me post about her on social media. You have heard me talk about her in interviews. And now it’s time to hear #FirstLadyWisdom from the First Lady herself. I am so deeply honoured to be bringing you this conversation today with @drfrantonia. ••• The podcast is available to listen on iTunes, Stitcher and PodBean (don’t forget to subscribe!). And a full written transcript is available on my website. All links in the bio.
Thank you so much for these wonderful heartfelt reviews! So looking forward to sharing this week’s new episode with you on Wednesday. Stay tuned!
Listen. When @ebonyjanice said this to me on this week’s @goodancestorpodcast episode, I wanted to cry. I don’t know how she knew I needed to hear this, but I did. And maybe you do too. Replace my name with your name and this message is for you too. It’s for all of us. Period. ••• Image says: “Here's the thing, Layla, as dope as you are, as much as I love you, we don't even know the best version of you yet. And if you keep waiting for permission to show up just where you currently are, we all are just going to remain in pain. We're grieving because we just waiting for Layla to show up right here in this space. And nobody's in charge of that. But you. Period.” - EbonyJanice Moore Ep003 @goodancestorpodcast