ep 34 Loving me is hard but necessary

ep 34 Loving me is hard but necessary

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…

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ep 33 Undocumented but not illegal

ep 33 Undocumented but not illegal

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…

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ep 32 Surviving Breast Cancer

ep 32 Surviving Breast Cancer

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…

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ep 29 Finding my identity after divorce

ep 29 Finding my identity after divorce

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…

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Surviving the trauma of my family

Surviving the trauma of my family

I remember the day when one of my friends made the decision to stand up for me by telling his mom about my abuse. As a result, my adoptive mom called an emergency family meeting where they interrogated me as my grandfather sat directly across from me. They questioned why I never cried or screamed, as if that was the only way to prove the abuse I endured. When he denied it, everyone left... and I felt my stomach drop to the floor.

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