Are princess stories harmful to our daughters? Is there anything to be learned by watching a Disney princess? Can princess stories cause histrionic disorder? Why do some professionals believe these movies are detrimental to our girls, but not our boys? What should our children watch instead?
Adrienne and Nicole discuss their views on princesses and their perceived roles as parents who allow their children to indulge in princess movies and fantasy.
Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking behaviors, usually beginning in early childhood, including inappropriate seduction and an excessive desire for approval.
Have you been catfished? If you haven’t, you’re one of the fortunate ones unscathed by this “dating” trend. This week Nicole and Adrienne share their experiences with catfish and offer simple solutions to protect yourself from being the catfish’s victim.
Ways Catfish reveal themselves:
Using other people’s pictures
Manner of speaking
Too close too soon
Having no way to take a picture or video chat
Music by Fada Turg “U Nar Da Wan”
Recently, gospel megastar Kirk Franklin’s private conversation with his estranged son went very public. The story wasn’t leaked by a traditional “news” source. In fact, his estranged son posted audio of the conversation to Instagram.
In this episode, Adrienne and Nicole talk about how this moment in parenting relates to their own experiences, ponder a child’s motivation to make a story like this public, and how to change these episodes in our own life. Because when it really boils down to it, this is about the relationship between parent and child and how cancel culture affected one family.
Music: Fada Turg “U Nar Di Wan”
This episode is a CELEBRATION of single motherhood. Our awesome listener, Amber, inspired this episode. We are truly grateful to all that participated in our contest.
In this episode, we discuss Amber’s letter to us about her mother. We welcome Krystina and Isisah for their first and hopefully not the last appearance on our podcast.
We want single mothers everywhere to shake the manufactured stigma of single motherhood and just rock it! You are smart, powerful, and fabulous!
Music: U Nar Di Wan by Fada Turg. Available on YouTube
When the Morning Gathers the Rainbow is the story of a young woman embarking on a new journey. She finds herself challenged by personal change while balancing work and love.
About the Author:
Patricia Martin is a New Jersey-born, Los Angeles-based freelance and creative writer and founder of The Glam Femme blog. Patricia enjoys writing LGBTQIA+, POC-focused contemporary fiction that subverts cultural norms and thoughtfully promotes diverse experiences and authentic voices.
She’s currently working on her first novel, which incorporates the themes of love, family, and identity. Patricia, an attorney by trade, sees herself as an advocate for those who feel as powerless as she once felt before she discovered her creative voice.
HerStory is proud to present this inspirational discussion about mental health and PCOS. Nikki provides us with strategies to combat stress and talks about how self-care is not selfish.
About Nikki Valentine:
Transformation Coach, Author.📿
@thestyleshaman Creating tools for women of color to heal, elevate & slay. ✨
Mental Health & Wellness Ambassador for @Spotify NYC
Self-love enthusiast. Master Manifestor. Authenticity addict. 💕
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Due to a recent report on children’s mental health, Nicole interviews children aged 7-16 about their perspective on the world changes due to the pandemic. These children have a lot to say about their feeling, politics and school. It’s a special episode with insight into just how much our children know about the world around them.
We invite you to take a few minutes to check in with your children. Ask them a few probing questions to talk about the pandemic.
Did the pandemic make you rethink dating? Did it make you come up with new rules for dating? Did you give up on dating?
Listen in as Nicole and Adrienne discuss dating during a pandemic and their personal experiences. It’s a lot more complicated than even they expected.
Music: Wine it Up, Fada Turg
Ever thought that we need a resolution to resolutions? Wondered how the ancient’s celebrated the New Year? Did the ancient Egyptians even know when the New Year started?
In this episode, we explore the evolution of the Resolution and whether it’s time to ditch 4,000 years of tradition.