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Here's What Happened On A Black Woman's Podcast (ICYMI)


Nikki Porcher, Ayesha Selden and Nipsey

We traveled 32,000 miles, met up with 21 incredible Black Women and recorded 41 episodes for this season of A Black Woman's Podcast. I wanted to do things a little differently this season because the one thing that keeps coming up as a need when I talk to Black Women Business Owners is a safe space. A space where it's safe for us to be vulnerable and transparent with each other without fear of judgment, and where we can just be in fellowship with each other. I go into a little more depth on this in this episode, but that's what I set out to create this season.


This season’s special guests

And I did so with some of your favorites, including:

  • Everybody's favorite Auntie, Ms. Tabitha Brown, who shared her inspirational story and got deep into how her journey has shaped the formidable woman she is today.

  • Nashville founders Rhonda Cammon of Perfectly Cordial and oneSHOP; Jessica Thompson of getFIT615; Christina Landry of Clarify Your Calling University; and Shatiqua Jamerson of It’s Plush for a Black Women Deserve To Be Listened To. Which was a listening session hosted in conjunction with A Black Woman Case Study to better understand the needs and challenges that Black Women Entrepreneurs have overcome during the pandemic.

  • Economic activist and philanthropist Ayesha Selden, who shook us when she said being Black and poor is practically a death sentence in America. And she even showed us some of her art collection, this was a great episode!

  • Baker and founder of virtual donut shop Hungry Bunny, Khole Hines, who spoke on life after going viral and what it takes to live your dream.

  • Ariel Young of Copper & Brass Paper Goods, Chanell Skyers of Chanell Anegili Studios, Cher'Don Reynolds of She Prints It, Dr. Erica R. Jones, Jasmin Forts of Juanita's Balmlikka, Natasha A. Harrison of CommunityBuild Ventures, Queen Thomas of Queen’s Beauty Services & Candles and Tes Sobomehin Marshall of Running Nerds who came together for A Black Woman Conversation. Which was a candid conversation about post-pandemic life, how the social justice uprising affected our businesses, and what life is like now in the current economic climate.

  • April Showers, the trailblazing founder and CEO of Afro Unicorn®️, who has some interesting views on balancing work and life as an entrepreneur.

  • Folasade Ogunmokun, the founder and CEO of Unskrypted TV, who shed some light on what it’s like to be a disruptor.

  • Shanae Jones of Flyest, Youmie Jean Francois of Flex-N-Fly and Malaika Jones of BROWN GIRL Jane, whom we spoke to live from SXSW in Austin, TX. We discussed why Wellness Shouldn’t Imply Whiteness and I was honored to moderate this much-needed conversation.

Plus we took a mental health break

This season also happened to fall during Mental Health Awareness Month, so I took the opportunity to share a raw moment in an episode that I called I don't want to be sad anymore. I have PTSD from serving overseas during Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom and I try to be very transparent about what it takes to stay present and in a space of gratitude. Along with the passing of my dog, it was a rough time. So often we so much joy from me, I wanted to make sure you all knew that all days are not dance parties and You Got This Black Woman smiles. Shit does get real. I want to do a better job of sharing all parts of the journey.


Let me know what you think? Have you listened to this episode yet? Which episode was your favorite? This podcast is for you, so I want to hear from you.


And we spent a month affirming Black Women


We shared affirmations for Black Women every day for the entire month of February. Why? Because affirmations provide positive reinforcement and encouragement, which helps counteract the negativity and challenges that Black Women face. And to foster a sense of empowerment and self-love, because ultimately our goal is to help build a more supportive and uplifting social environment.

These mini episodes were fun to record and very well received, I hope you enjoyed them too!


So what’s next? You are!

We’ve already started working on Season 7 and we’ve got some exciting conversations lined up, so stay tuned. And for the first time we’re opening the podcast up to submissions, so if you want to be a guest on A Black Woman's Podcast or you know someone who needs to be on the show, let us know here.


And if you enjoy our podcast, share it with your circle. Tell them they can subscribe to A Black Woman's Podcast on their favorite platform, or follow us at BFABW.tv for the video of each episode.

Thank you for listening in this season!


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