Can you remember the first time someone made a hurtful comment about your appearance? If so, this is the perfect episode for you! Take a listen as Dr. Donna Oriowo explores beauty and body image in relation to colorism, internalized racism and white supremacy. Plus, hear her advice on how to make steps towards greater self-acceptance and body love. Take a listen…Read More
One of the most controversial topics during elections stems around immigration. Tune into today's episode to join Davia and a special guest, Zelma, who shares her story of being an undocumented immigrant to naturalized citizen and doctoral candidate.
Learn the nuances of the immigration process and see the connection between identity, self-worth, mental health, and coping skills. Take a listen…Read More
In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Affirm is rejoined by veteran guest host Tashira Halyard. Tashira originally joined AFFIRM during episode 2, “Self Care: Soul work for Survival” and now returns to share her story of breast cancer.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2017, Tashira has undergone chemo and radiation. She can now say that she is in remission but is far too aware that women of color are dying from the disease. While women of color have lower incidences of cancer compared to white women, Black women in particular have higher rates of mortality (death) and she’s sharing her story in hopes of motivating others to self-check and improve early detection. Take a listen…Read More
First comes love, then comes marriage... and sometimes... there's divorce.
Join special guest, Brittany Melton from Summerbrook Digital Agency as she shares her journey of healing from an abusive marriage. Learn how she used her artistry, faith, and therapy to cope with depression, PTSD, and regain a sense of her identity after divorce. Take a listen…Read More
After the highly publicized deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, there has been a shift to conversations on how to best support someone experiencing suicidal thoughts. In this episode, Davia discusses how to identify red flags, broach the topic of suicide, and build a network of resources. Take a listen.Read More
These days, every beauty product and diet company is using "self care" as a way to market their brands. But how can you recognize the difference between self care and self indulgence? In this episode of AFFIRM, Davia explores how to step beyond self indulgent purchases and move into holistic healing approaches that address mental and emotional needs. Tune in and learn the two important questions you need to ask when it comes to self care.Read More