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Brown Girl Self-Care

English, Health / Medicine, 3 seasons, 236 episodes, 6 days 1 hour 26 minutes
Join Bre, aka The Self-Care Pusher from Southern California, as she shares life experiences, weighs in on current events, amps up her wellness/health habits and finds clean(ish) products to try all for the sake of taking her physical, spiritual and emotional well-being to the next level and (hopefully) inspiring other women of color to do so as well. It's time to become obsessed with our self-care!
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Your Insecurities Can Wreck Your Bloom. Start addressing them today.

Hey, Hey!If you are struggling with your insecurities and can't seem to allow yourself to break free, hit play! In this episode I'm sharing how life was for me before I got intentional about addressing my insecurities plus I'm giving you a few things to consider before going into 2024, Our Sponsors:* Check out Shopify:* Check out Warner Bros: Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
04/12/202353 minutes 13 seconds
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Advocating For Yourself (And Your Coins) In Corporate Spaces (9-5's) W/ Cherrise Wilks

In this episode I'm joined by Cherrise Wilks, Founder of The Fund Finders as well as Affinity Consulting Group. Cherrise is not only a distinguished business development and government consulting leader, she also advocates and mentors, often seen speaking at conferences and conducting training on critical business topics like government contracting and business sustainability. In a nutshell, Cherrise is not afraid to talk about money or take the necessary steps to secure it for herself or her clients. This is why I invited her to be in conversation with me about the importance of Black women advocating for themselves in corporate and/or 9-5 spaces, in this episode we talk about the importance of mindset, how you must ALWAYS negotiate your salary, taking a step back to move ahead and much more.Keep up with C
27/11/202341 minutes 1 second
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*Must Listen* 5 Ways You Can Free Yourself And Buck Societal Expectations This Holiday Season

Hey, hey!In this episode I'm sharing 5 powerul ways that you can center yourself during the holidays. This is a must listen episode if one of these apply:You are in debtYou people-pleaseYou have a lowered sense of self-confidence/self-wothThe holidays leave you mentally drained or physically exhaustedAlsio, as mentioned in the episode:Here is the article about decolonizing your dietOur Sponsors:* Check out Factor:* Check out Shopify: Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
20/11/202350 minutes 27 seconds
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This Podcast Isn't For Everybody + One Topic You Likely Won't See Here

Hey, hey!Quick episode for you. I want to share my thoughts on something that troubled me for a minute regarding the podcast as well as confirm which topic(s) likely won't ever be discussed here.Also, have a blessed week and thank you for your support from the bottom of my heart <3Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor:* Check out Shopify: Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
13/11/202314 minutes 59 seconds
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Align Yourself With The 2024 Your Future Self Deserves, Starting TODAY. What Are Your Pillars?

Hey, Hey!If you want to have a "real" conversation without all the cutesy fluff about how you can begin now to align yourself with the 2024 your future self will thank you for, press play on this episode of the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast.I'll be sharing:How many goals/pillars to focus on between now and the end of the yearWhy you should start nowWhat a SWOT Analysis isReflections at the end to help you reflect so you can hone in your focusOur Sponsors:* Check out Factor:* Check out NPR:* Check out Shopify: Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
06/11/202351 minutes 31 seconds
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Black Woman, Don't You Dare Give Up!

Hey, hey!I want to share some encouragement with you today because recently, I had been questioning if I should continue with Brown Girl Self-Care. Listen in and I hope that you are left feeling inspired and encouraged today.Be sure to share this episode if you felt it in your spirit the way that I did.Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor:* Check out Shopify: Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
30/10/202323 minutes 45 seconds
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3 Things To Take That Can Help Grow Your Nails, Get Glowing Skin, Feel More Calm And Maybe Even Look Younger.

Hey, hey!In today's episode I'm sharing three things I take on a regular basis that are helping me:Grown my hair and nailsGet clearer, more glowing skinReduce inflammation in my body/jointsFeel more calmHelp me sleep betterIf you'd like to know what I'm taking to help get this glow up, press play on this weeks episode!Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor:* Check out NPR:* Check out Shopify: Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
23/10/202347 minutes 51 seconds
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Surviving An Aneurysm Plus Knowing That God Didn't Put Me Here To Be Mediocre With Robin Robinson (BGSC Community Member)

Hey Y'all!So I'm trying something new for this episode. Several weeks ago I sat down and had a virtual conversation with someone directly from the BGSC community. I did this because just like it's important to hear from people that may be a bit more mainstream on the show it's also important to hear from women just like me and you directly from our community.Robin is sort of a "Jill of all trades." She's done a ton in her life thus far including acting, writing, painting and even standup! Currently she's hosting her podcast: A Closed Mouth Does Not Get Fed as well as writing a book that details her first hand experience with surviving an aneurysm. In this episode we talk about not only what it was like having an aneurysm but also:If there were any warning signsWhat she had to remind h
16/10/202358 minutes 10 seconds
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I Use This Simple Item Every Day To Help Me Bloom And Elevate!

Hey Sistren!This is part two to last weeks episode. I promised that I'd share a simple item that I use every single day that is helping me to bloom and elevate. What you bring awareness to is able to heal, change or grow so, after you finish the episode I highly suggest that you get your hands on one ASAP and start using it this week. The 2.0 version of you will thank you for it.Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor:* Check out NPR:* Check out Shopify: Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
09/10/202349 minutes 1 second
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My Recent Costco Trip Confirmed That I Still Feel Disregulated BUT I Also Can Ask For Help

Hey, sistren!Happy Monday. In today's episode I'm sharing a little revelation I had while shopping at Costco recently. I have done some major healing in the last few years, but I still get disregulated. It's ok to not be perfect and it's ok to take a breath, raise your hand and ask for/receive help.Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.comAdvertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
02/10/202341 minutes 9 seconds
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Let's Talk About Elevating Our Morning Bathroom Routines

Hey, hey! Have you ever thought about the effect an elevated (bathroom) morning routine can impact the rest of your day? Let's talk about it on todays episode. I'll be sharing some pointers to help you rethink the way you spend your time in there for your best glow-up ever!Our Sponsors:* Check out Factor: http://factor75.comAdvertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
25/09/202346 minutes 16 seconds
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How Taking Care of Plants Helps Us Bloom And Thrive

I&#39;ve got a special episode for you today and I know you&#39;re gonna love it!Kamili Bell Hill, Author of &#34;Happy Plants, Happy You&#34; is joining me &#34;in the studio&#34; to share our insights plants, life and everything in between. Here are a few things we touch on in this episode:When your plants bloom, you bloom and change as wellListening to those inner nudges as you step out in faith while on a new pathWhat life was life after leaving a petty 9-5 environmentWhich plants she suggests to start with if you are new to being a plant muvaDo plants need light or is low-light an actual place where plants can thrive?Pre-Order your copy of Happy Plants, Happy You right here and be sure to go say &#34;hey&#34; to Kamili plus tag her in your plant pics over on Instagram by following her here:<a href
18/09/20231 hour 2 minutes 36 seconds
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You Have Not Because You Ask Not

Story Time - One night while I slept I CLEARLY heard a voice say - &#34;You have not because you ask not.&#34; Y&#39;all, I was SHOOK!!In this episode, I&#39;m talking about the concept of asking and how YOU deserve and SHOULD ask for what you want and need even if you were conditioned to believe you aren&#39;t worthy of it.Join me on Patreon for more self-care support!Our Sponsors:* Check out Ideal Living and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal: Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
11/09/202343 minutes 2 seconds
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8 Indicators That You Need To Be Still

Hey, hey!Happy Labor Day and yes, there is a new episode of the podcast today. Absolutely! Especially because today is labor day I want to give you some indicators that automatically tell me you are in need of stillness and unproductivity. This week I am offering a free stillness challenge that starts today (9/4). Want to join? Sign up for the newsletter (scroll to the bottom and add your email address) or join me on Patreon!Our Sponsors:* Check out Ideal Living and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal:* Give Factor a try by visiting and use code selfcare50Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out: <a
04/09/202359 minutes 13 seconds
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A Small Peek Into My Personal Evolution (It's My Birthday, Too!)

Hey, hey!In this episode I am sharing a small bit of my personal evolution (in the hopes of offering encouragement to those of you that are elevating plus healing) including how it&#39;s been exactly one year since I took a spiritual solo road trip from California to Georgia.Our Sponsors:* Check out Ideal Living and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal:* Give Factor a try by visiting and use code selfcare50Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
28/08/202352 minutes 21 seconds
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Sisterhood Heals w/ Dr Joy of Therapy For Black Girls

Welcome to another empowering episode of the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast! In this week&#39;s episode, we are diving deep into the transformative power of sisterhood and community with a truly inspiring guest. Join us as we engage in a heartfelt conversation with the incredible Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, the visionary behind Therapy for Black Girls, and the author of the enlightening new book, &#34;Sisterhood Heals.&#34;Dr. Joy not only shares her insights on how cultivating sisterhood is an ongoing journey that requires vulnerability but we also discuss takeaways from how our elders modeled friendship behavior plus do a little unpacking around conflict in our relationships plus challenge the perception that conflict is entirely detrimental, discovering how disagreements can lead to deeper understanding and growth when approached constructively.As mentioned in this epi
21/08/202348 minutes 58 seconds
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6 Mindset Shifts I Had To Make About Money To Start Elevating (Part 2)

Hey, hey! In this episode I&#39;m sharing SIX SHIFTS to consider when it comes to changing your money story.Our Sponsors:* Check out Ideal Living and use my code SELFCARE for a great deal:* Give Factor a try by visiting and use code selfcare50Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
14/08/202353 minutes 34 seconds
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Let's Talk A Smidge About Money, Liberation And A Chaotic Mindset (Part 1)

Hey, hey Sistren!In today&#39;s quick (but real) episode let&#39;s talk about money, liberation, and our mindsets today. If you are struggling with your finances and can&#39;t figure out why, you gotta get your mind right!! Next week I&#39;ll give you some ideas on how to move forward with a more empowered mindset/strategy. Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
07/08/202317 minutes 40 seconds
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Liberating Our Bodies w/ Dietician and Author Jessica Wilson

Hey, Sistren! Press &#34;play&#34; and join me as I connect with the brilliant clinical dietician and author, Jessica Wilson, who wrote the transformative book, &#34;It&#39;s Always Been Ours: Rewriting the Story of Black Women&#39;s Bodies.&#34; Together, we will dive into an eye-opening journey to peel back the layers on the impact of white supremacy and how it shapes the relationship that Black women have with their bodies. In this conversation we talk about food, body image, self-perception and food respectability. Unpacking the effects of survival mode on our food choices and body acceptance, Jessica sheds light on the urgent need for healing and transformation. We are in need of liberation and conversations like this one are a great way to empower ourselves while challenging the harmful, oppressive norms we have to deal with every single day (which is EXHAUSTING). You can keep up with Jessica here:<a href="
31/07/20231 hour 5 minutes 54 seconds
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12 Ways That Black Women Healing From Childhood Trauma Can Show Up For Themselves

Hey, hey, sistren!I&#39;ve got a GREAT episode for you this week because I&#39;m sharing 12 &#34;simple&#34; things that you can start doing that align with showing up for yourself. If you are a self-abandoner (like I was/am at times) and/or want to explore what it means to nurture yourself since you were never handed that blueprint, press play on this episode.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
24/07/20231 hour 23 seconds
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Do You Ask Yourself "Why" You Do Some Of The Things You Do?

Hey, sistren!I want to talk about being allowed to ask ourselves why/question things before making decisions. Were you allowed to do so as a child? Do you find yourself operating from the surface-level version of yourself constantly? Let&#39;s talk about it on todays episode. I also share what my attachment style is which is something important to consider when we talk about self-exploration and questioning thoughts/patterns.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
17/07/202340 minutes 25 seconds
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Holding Boundaries When You Have Experienced Trauma Ain't Easy

In today&#39;s episode, I am sharing some things you can expect when it comes to holding boundaries. A lot of times, this can be super hard to do and you may feel like you are &#34;failing&#34; when in actuality, you aren&#39;t :)The author mentioned in this episode:Nedra Glover TawwabThe two books I mentioned:Drama FreeSet Boundaries, Find PeaceAdvertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
10/07/202330 minutes 32 seconds
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Not Feeling This Holiday (4th of July)

Hey, hey!Let&#39;s unpack the 4th of July holiday (just a little bit) and also talk about what it can mean to redefine OUR freedom and independence. I&#39;m also sharing what I recently did for self-care that is helping me level up my mindset as well as have more &#34;unbalanced balance.&#34;Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
03/07/202331 minutes 34 seconds
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Are You In a Relationship With A Narcissist? Are YOU a Narcissist? W/ Dr. Nic Hardy

Hey, hey! There is a ton of talk out there about narcissists but what does it really mean to possibly be one, or be in relationship with one? What the heck even really is a narcissist? If you&#39;ve ever wondered, or want to learn more about what you can do to protect yourself, this is the episode for you.If you haven&#39;t already, be sure to follow Dr. Nic on Instagram as well as check out his podcast Untherapeutic for insight on relationships that &#34;everyday&#34; people can benefit from.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
26/06/202340 minutes 44 seconds
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Liberation + Mother Wounds *Trigger Warning*

Hey, Hey!In this episode I&#39;m getting straight to the point to talk about mother wounds, signs that you are still carrying them around and also how I finally liberated myself. This episode does discuss physical abuse so if that&#39;s a trigger for you, it&#39;s ok to skip this episode sis. Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
19/06/202358 minutes 9 seconds
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My Self-Love Was At A Deficit, How About You?

Hey, hey! In todays solo episode I&#39;m sharing a bit more about my self-love journey, how being in a different environment can be a positive part of your self-care journey, and also why it&#39;s ok for Black women to cry and feel emotions.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
12/06/202353 minutes 55 seconds
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Letting My Hair Down And Talking "All The Things" W/ The Beyonce of Yoga, Jessamyn Stanley!

Whew, Chillaayyy!! This conversation is a great one, y&#39;all. I&#39;m in conversation with author, yoga teacher and life-learner Jessamyn Stanley today. We discuss her new book, Yoke, but also connect on life, our bodies, self-worth, my #blackgirlluxury purchase of new pots and pans plus a whole bunch of other juicy stuff. We go deep but also have a few &#34;kee-kee&#39;s&#34; along the way. Hit play and drop in :)You can find Jessamyn and support her in these places:Jessamyn&#39;s InstagramThe Underbelly IGJessamyn&#39;s WebsiteAdvertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
05/06/202348 minutes 53 seconds
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I Self-Sabotaged Friendships With Black Women, Now I'm Healing And Learning About Intimacy In Friendships.

Hey, hey!This week I&#39;m sharing about how I&#39;m learning to lean into relationships with Black women that allow me to experience more closeness, sisterhood, safety....basically INTIMACY. If you were taught that intimacy is bad, or that it is only about sex, this episode is definitely for you because it&#39;s something that I was conditioned to believe as well. I&#39;m healing and liberating myself from toxic untruths so thought this episode might serve you in some way as well.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
29/05/202350 minutes 7 seconds
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Breaking the Silence: Dr. Candice Hargons on Fibroids, Heavy Periods, Reclaiming Sexual Pleasure and How She Learned to Trust and Let Go

** This episode has a little language!! **Hey, hey! I&#39;m in conversation with Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons, an award-winning associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of Kentucky and sexual wellness advocate. Dr. Candice is also the host of F*ck the System: A Sexual Liberation Podcast and How to Love a Human, a liberation podcast that asks people with multiple marginalized identities what the world would be like if it loved them.We are talking about the fight she found herself in with her womb as a Black woman and everything that went with that including heavy periods, the unexpected impact on her self life and even how she had to challenge the notion of &#34;Black Excellence&#34; to save her life.Be sure to connect with and keep up with her here:<a href="https://www.drcandi
22/05/202353 minutes 24 seconds
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I Choose Peace Of Mind Over This

Hey, hey! Thanks for listening to the Brown Girl Self-Care Podcast. Today I&#39;ve got a solo episode for you. I&#39;m getting real about my recent experience with &#34;comparison-itis&#34; and how a quote from Shawn A. Ginwright&#39;s book The Four Pivots inspired me to choose peace of mind over this harmful spiral. If things are spiraling for you too and you need permission to stress less than what you might currently be experiencing, this episode is definitely for you.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
15/05/202327 minutes 20 seconds
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Centering Our Healing Includes Understanding "Black Fatigue" With Author Mary-Frances Winters

Hey, hey!In this episode of Brown Girl Self-Care, I am in conversation with Mary-Frances Winters, author and diversity, equity, and inclusion expert, to discuss her book, &#34;Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit.&#34; We explore the concept of &#34;Black fatigue&#34; and also its effects on Black women in the workplace.Whether you&#39;re a Black woman navigating the complexities of the workplace or someone looking to learn more about the impact of systemic oppression on marginalized communities, this episode is a must-listen.Be sure to pick up the book we discussed today- Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit as well as her most recent work - Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change by clicking the links OR, if accessible by visiting your local Black owned Bookst
08/05/202343 minutes 56 seconds
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Adultification, How Medical Misinformation Is Harmful And The Appropriation Of Black Culture With Author Brianna Holt

Hey, hey! In this episode, join me as I engage in a meaningful conversation with Brianna Holt, author, writer, and reporter, on her debut book titled IN OUR SHOES: On Being a Young Black Woman in Not-So &#34;Post-Racial&#34; America. Together, we explore the pervasive stereotypes and systemic challenges that Black women face on a daily basis, and empower ourselves to stand in our power.Holt&#39;s book offers a roadmap for expanding empathy, understanding, and allyship, as we dive deep into critical topics such as:• The &#34;adultification&#34; of Black girls, which has been linked to violence against them;• The danger of medical misinformation, which often results in Black women being ignored, disrespected, and even fatally harmed;• The prevalence of appropriation, where non-Black individuals treat Black art, music, and style as trends to try on, while Black individuals are criticized for the same things that are part of their cultural identity.</
01/05/202348 minutes 19 seconds
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Struggling To Identify Your Gifts? Here's A HUGE Reason Why.

Hey, hey!In this episode of the pod, I want to talk to you about how we limit ourselves by not believing we have gifts and talents, and why we tend to do this. If you know that 2023 is your year but you&#39;ve been scared to move forward with purpose and intention, tap into todays episode.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
24/04/202328 minutes 48 seconds
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Healing and Doing The Work: Key Steps For Black Women

Hey, hey! In this episode I&#39;m sharing my thoughts on what it means/looks like to start &#34;doing the work&#34; including:Addressing where we are in our journeyBeing in community with others vs. going into isolation out of fear or shameLearning to believe you are worthyDon&#39;t forget to leave a review where ever you are listening and share if you found this episode helpful. If you want to keep the healing going be sure to find me on Instagram or on Facebook. Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
17/04/202338 minutes 54 seconds
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You Don't Have To Be The Scared Little Girl Anymore

Hey, hey! Welcome to the Brown Girl Self-Care Podcast, a show for Black women who are learning to prioritize their humanity while existing in a world that does not.In todays episode I&#39;m sharing a profound thought I recently had that may help you on your healing journey - you don&#39;t have to the scared little girl anymore and this is going to be a key part in building in our self-confidence.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
10/04/202345 minutes 14 seconds
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Crease the Damn Page, Sis!

Hey, hey. Welcome to the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast - a show for Black women learning to bloom as we honor our wholeness, healing and humanity while existing in a world that doesn&#39;t.Todays episode is one meant to encourage you in your journey. If you&#39;ve been going through life feeling like you aren&#39;t worthy enough to be yourself and leave your mark on the world, this one is definitely for you. Have sound sensitivity? Give these Loop ear plugs a try. ** These are the ones that I mentioned in todays episode and so far they work well to help lessen the sounds of a busy neighborhood during my morning quiet time.** I am an Amazon affiliate which means that if you purchase I will earn a few cents in commission.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
03/04/202336 minutes 18 seconds
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After Grief, Whats Next? **Trigger Warning**

Hey, hey! Thank you for listening to and supporting the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast. You are the best part of the community and why I do what I do.In this episode &#39;I&#39;m sharing about the grief I&#39;ve had over choosing to have an abortion as well as sharing some perspective on what is on the other side of grief as well as how life may not be what we imagined and thats ok.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
27/03/202330 minutes 11 seconds
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Black Women Must Always Keep Their Faces Fixed

In this episode of the podcast I&#39;m exploring the topic of how we must &#34;mask&#34; and keep our faces fixed in order to be accepted and valuable. This is a huge problem and one that we&#39;ve had to deal with for centuries.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
20/03/202341 minutes 43 seconds
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Honoring our Humanity Through Self-Reflection

In this weeks episode I&#39;m sharing with you a couple of questions to reflect on as we explore what humanity is and what it means for us to honor that humanity. I&#39;ll also share my B.E.I.N.G framework which is a work in progress that integrates with the conversation we are having today.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
13/03/202346 minutes 16 seconds
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As You Assert Yourself And Set Boundaries, Don't Be Surprised To Have These Things Happen.

Hello Beautiful Black Woman,On the show this week I&#39;m sharing a few things that you&#39;ll likely notice start to happen as you empower yourself by setting boundaries. Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
06/03/202345 minutes 34 seconds
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Your Body Is The Biggest Truth-teller

In this weeks episode I want to talk about listening to the truths our bodies tell as well as being ok with discomfort. Towards the end I&#39;m going to give you some truths about setting boundaries straight from my therapist and also journal prompts to help you during the week.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
27/02/202344 minutes 36 seconds
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Living A Natural(ish) and Healthier Lifestyle Begins At Home. Here Are Some Things I Want You To Consider No Longer Buying Or Doing.

Hey, hey!! In this weeks episode of the pod I&#39;m sharing a few things I really want you to start thinking about this year as we explore ways to live a fuller, healthier and happier life. I&#39;m talking deodorant, water bottles and much more.Have you signed up to join me on February 26th? Click right here for the opportunity to join for free!-&gt; BookclubAdvertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
20/02/20231 hour 3 minutes 49 seconds
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You don't have to take ownership for how others feel, what they believe or their lack of emotional maturity

Hey, hey! Before you listen to this episode, be sure to register for the BFF (Black Fem Freedom) Collective Bookclub that happens every month starting February 26th!! Click right here to join us-&gt; Bookclub. Up first we are discussing bell hook&#39;s Sisters of the Yam which you can get right here -&gt; Order Here**Now that that&#39;s done, let&#39;s get into todays episode. I&#39;m sharing real talk about having permission to free yourself by releasing someone else&#39;s hangups that don&#39;t serve you.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
13/02/202359 minutes 7 seconds
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3 Step Process To Try If You Tend To Get Caught Up In Your Own Negative Stories

Hey, Hey! In this weeks episode I am sharing something that recently happened that ended up having me spiral and start telling myself some really negative things. I&#39;m also sharing my process on how I&#39;m actively healing from this and nipping it in the bud.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
06/02/202347 minutes 22 seconds
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Three Things To Watch Out for With Guru's and Influencers

Hey, hey! Let&#39;s get into todays episode. I&#39;m giving your three things to be on alert for when it comes to &#34;guru&#39;s and influencers.&#34; Are they bad? Do they lie? Should you be on guard to preserve your mental health as well as your bank account? That&#39;s what I&#39;m sharing my thoughts on today.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
30/01/202343 minutes 34 seconds
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Boundaries, A Book Rec and Allowing Yourself To Trust + Surrender

In this episode, is it ok for me to put my notes down and just flow? That&#39;s exactly what I&#39;m doing as I discuss these points:Saying &#34;no&#34; and setting boundariesA book recommendation that can be used for all of 2023 - Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. Click here to check it out -&gt; Jesus Calling*How an early morning start reminded me that God is present even when I don&#39;t &#34;feel&#34; himHow you decide to feel about yourself is your choice to makeWant to connect with me? You can email me here!Thank you for being the best part of Brown Girl Self-Care*This is an Amazon affiliate link. If you decide to make a purchase I will make a few cents off of what you buy. I do this to help keep the show going.Advertising Inquiries: https:
23/01/202340 minutes 38 seconds
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I Was Afraid I'd Let Black Women Down Last Year

In this weeks episode I&#39;m getting real about how I was so afraid I&#39;d let down the BGSC community last year plus three ways I&#39;m releasing expectations of &#34;Black Excellence&#34; as I move forward.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
16/01/202340 minutes 58 seconds
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Perfection Is In Opposition Of Our Liberation

Were you ever told that &#34;practice makes perfect?&#34; When it comes to self-care are you allowing perfectionism to keep you from enjoying the healing path that you&#39;re on?Let&#39;s talk about it in todays episode.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
09/01/202332 minutes 28 seconds
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7 Things I Wish For Black Women in 2023

Happy New Year to you! Girl, we made it to 2023. I&#39;m hoping that you had the chance (to slow allll the way down during the holidays so that you could recharge your internal battery. On the first episode of the new year I&#39;m sharing seven things that I wish for you. Truthfully there are hundreds if not thousands of things that I wish for you, for me, for us. I tried my best to pare it down into a small list. Consider this part of our liberation list. Err..that&#39;s a work in progress. But how amazing would it be to have a liberation list for Black women. Maybe thats a work in progress. Anyway, on to todays episode!Happy listening and be sure to share the episode if it touched your spirit. Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
02/01/202337 minutes 27 seconds
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5 Ways To Know You Are Healing PLUS An Affirmation For Black Women Who Are Healing

Hello Beautiful Black Woman!In this episode I&#39;m sharing five ways that show me the healing work we are doing is actually making a difference. This includes:Understanding that there will still be hard things to process emotionallyUnderstanding my toxic patterns and behaviorsNot trying to change people but instead focusing on meRealizing that I can choose what I do for healingListen in to todays episode and be sure to write down the affirmation that I provide at the end.If you&#39;d like to support the podcast be sure to rate and review where ever you are listening or/and share this episode on social media.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
26/12/202242 minutes 45 seconds
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We Are Not Ok *Trigger Warning / Regarding Death*

In this episode I&#39;m sharing my heart on how many of us are walking around smiling but in pain on the inside. It&#39;s ok to not be ok, sis. Please know that you matter and you are beyond valuable. Please know that you are loved.If you are in a situation where you need to immediately connect with someone because you are struggling PLEASE reach out to the Suicide and Crisis hotline by texting 988 or visiting Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
19/12/202243 minutes 25 seconds
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Self-Soothing To Feel Safer In Your Body

Hey, hey! in this weeks episode of the podcast, I want to share with you some powerful, but oh so simple, ways that you can self-soothe anytime that you need.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
12/12/202243 minutes 4 seconds
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5 Things I Am Letting Go Of In 2022. You With Me?

Hey, Hey Beautiful Black Woman!I&#39;m sharing five things with you today that I/we want to consider releasing as we head in to a brand new year. Email me at [email protected] and let me know what I&#39;m missing from the list.I&#39;m so thankful for you. YES, YOU!! So glad that you are a part of the BGSC community whether you are a listener, hang out with me on social, support on Patreon or work with me privately. This healing and inner work we are doing is a tremendous way to honor who we are as well as break the chains of chaos and dysfunction we&#39;ve been subjected to. You are doing an amazing job and I&#39;m so glad to be a part of your journey.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
05/12/202247 minutes 30 seconds
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Shadow Work Talk + A Reminder That Our Time Here Is Not Endless So Prioritize Yourself NOW

Hey, hey! In this episode of the BGSC podcast I&#39;m sharing a part of my shadow work process plus giving you a &#34;tough love&#34; reminder that our time here won&#39;t last forever, so prioritize yourself and live your life NOW.Have a self-care question that you&#39;d like to see answered on the show? Email it to [email protected] Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
28/11/202250 minutes 37 seconds
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I Came Out Of My Shell In A High...I Mean Big Way

Hello Beautiful!In todays episode I&#39;m sharing what two things I did for self-care over the last week or two. Spoiler alert, one of them includes edibles.Also, I&#39;m sharing with you a misconception that some have about self-care being a magic pill. Also...In case you are wondering, here is the weighted blanket*:And here is the book, A Gentle Reminder by Bianca Sparacino**I am an amazon affiliate so may be paid a tiny fee if you purchase items through the links provided.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
21/11/202243 minutes 22 seconds
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Are You Creating Your Life w/ $5 Energy

Hey, hey! In this weeks episode I&#39;m diving into the topic of creating the life that we deserve which includes bringing awareness to the type of energy we are bringing to the table. I had to make a decision to stop operating from a place of low energy that I wasn&#39;t aware I even had. What we do now will lead to the type of life we have in the future so don&#39;t miss this weeks episode.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
14/11/202243 minutes 10 seconds
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Let's Talk About The Struggle You Might Be Facing Of Being Fearful Of Confronting Hard Stuff (Like Me!)

Hey hey, beautiful Black woman! Listen in to todays episode where I go COMPLETELY off script with zero notes and talk about how I&#39;ve struggled hugely with conflict/confrontation. Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
07/11/202246 minutes 54 seconds
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One Of My Anxiety "Bad" Habits Plus Let's Talk About Taking A Break From Social Media

Hey Sistren!I&#39;m digging into the community question bag to share some tips on how to detox from social media. With the holidays plus the NEW YEAR just around the corner, this can be an amazing time to center yourself and put your energy into outlets that serve you better than scrolling Tik Tok. If you&#39;d like to support my work, consider becoming a Patreon Member. Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
31/10/202242 minutes 7 seconds
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What We NOT GON' Do Is Normalize Not Having Our Needs Met

Hey, hey! In this episode of the pod I&#39;m sharing some thing you need to hear about having your needs met. At the end I also provide a quick affirmation/reminder to carry with you this week.This episode is a little cussy, just a heads up.If you&#39;d like to support my work, consider becoming a Patreon Member. Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
24/10/202238 minutes 47 seconds
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For The Times That You Are Triggered

Hey, Hey, Beautiful Black Woman! Have you ever heard someone say that they are triggered and not quite know what they meant? In this weeks episode of the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast I&#39;m sharing some basics on &#34;triggers&#34; as well as some steps to take care of yourself if and when they pop up. Since the holidays can be a time of super stress this is a great time to prepare yourself and help to maintain your peace.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
17/10/202237 minutes 38 seconds
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5 Ways Black Women Can Begin Leaning Towards "Unproductivity" In A System That Demands Labor

Hey, hey! Right off the bat I&#39;m letting you know that a little cussing is involved in this episode, mmkay? Ok!With that said, I&#39;m sharing my thoughts with you on what it means for Black women to be productive and ways to consider shifting away from this idea that our worthiness depends on what parts of us/our labor can be monetized as we grind and burn out.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
10/10/202245 minutes 19 seconds
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4 Things You Will Want To Consider As We Transition To Fall/Winter

Where did the time go? We blinked and now it&#39;s all ready the end of 2022. Yes, I am being a bit dramatic but listen, these fall and winter months hit differently. As we start to wrap up the year I want to give you four things to consider that will hopefully help you make a smooth transition into the cooler and darker seasons that tend to affect our mental health in several ways.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
03/10/202240 minutes 37 seconds
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De-Centering Whiteness is Self-Care for Black Women

Did you know that white supremacy plays a huge part in our day to day lives in regards to how we feel about ourselves, the money we do/don&#39;t make, how healthy we are as well as the healthcare we receive, how exhausted we are in these 9-5&#39;s and much more?In today&#39;s episode I&#39;m sharing 3-4 ways that I&#39;m actively healing and prioritizing my wellness by de-centering whiteness. Grab your journal and press play to hear todays episode.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
26/09/202254 minutes 53 seconds
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Never Been Married. Over 40. Am I Lonely?

Hey, hey! Welcome back to the BGSC podcast. In todays episode I want to get real with you about being a woman &#34;of a certain age.&#34; Yes, i&#39;m in my late 40&#39;s. Yes, I am single. Yep, I&#39;ve never been married. You may be wondering a few things like...have I ever been engaged? How long have I been single? Do I get lonely? Would I ever date anything other than a Black man?Let&#39;s go ahead and talk about it! Grab your tea, settle in somewhere and let&#39;s get into it.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
19/09/202238 minutes 59 seconds
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Have You Ever Considered Burning Your Current Life Down To The Ground Then Completely Starting Over?

Hey, welcome back! In this episode I&#39;m talking about something that seems pretty popular these days - starting your life over from scratch.  I&#39;ve been thinking about this to various degrees for some time now and so today I&#39;m sharing my thought process as well as some questions you should ask yourself if you&#39;ve ever considered doing something similar. Has the Brown Girl Self-Care podcast helped you embrace a self-care lifestyle?  Consider supporting my work by becoming a patron in my private community!  Click here for more info.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
27/06/202231 minutes 9 seconds
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For The Times You Want To Give Up In Your Business (ETC Friday)

I&#39;m back with an Eff the Cubicle edition episode of the pod.  Here are some things discussed today: You already know (or knew) what you wanted to do years ago How we pretend to show up when we really aren&#39;t showing up How I wasted YEARS of my life starting and stopping Let me know your thoughts about todays episode.  Reach me at [email protected]. Also, as mentioned, here are the details for the Soul-Care Sunday happening on June 12th! - &gt; Puzzle and Sip! As of now there are 19 spots left to join us.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
20/05/202234 minutes 1 second
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3 Things To Consider When Bouncing Back From Bad Decisions

Heeeey! In today&#39;s episode I&#39;m answering a community members question about how to bounce back from a bad decision.  This is a great question because everyone makes choices that don&#39;t end up panning out in ways that we hoped for and when that happens we feel stuck on how to move forward.  There is usually shame around it too.  You are more than just the outcomes of your decisions. Girl, have you saved your seat for my affirmation workshop happening on January 2nd?  This will be a virtual event so no need to hop on a plane or book a hotel.  For 90 minutes I&#39;ll be teaching you how to think about your thoughts and words and how to use affirmations in a way where you start to notice positive transformation.  If you&#39;re tired of feeling like the words you are saying are a lie, if you don&#39;t know how use affirmations or if you want to create a life of more calm, clarity and confidence this workshop is for you. Register for your space here -&gt; <
20/12/202121 minutes 57 seconds
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Where You Are Rooted Changes EVERYTHING

On this episode I&#39;m asking to think about where you are rooted.  By rooted I mean your thoughts, things that were spoken over your life, daily messages you receive, etc that you&#39;ve absorbed and now allow to dictate your life in this season.  Are you rooted in good soil?  It&#39;s never too late to set a new course for your life. To join me at Januarys self-care workshop by reserving your space here - AFFIRMATION WORKSHOP Stay connected with me and this unapologetic movement of self-care for Black women by : Following on Instagram Following on Facebook Signing Up For weekly email updates <a href="
13/12/202132 minutes 20 seconds
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Creating A Life Of Freedom Plus Starting A Business You Have A Passion For With Aai'sha Shakir-Wright Of Sugar Shak Collection

In todays Eff The Cubicle episode I&#39;m joined by Aai&#39;sha Shakir-Wright, founder of Sugar Shak Collection.  Aai&#39;sha shares with us how she uncovered her passion which led her to starting a wildly successful business, how she created a life of freedom, what her season of sacrifice looked like and also why money is not the most important benefit of being an entrepreneur. For our listeners, Suga (Aai&#39;sha) is giving you 50% off of EVERYTHING in the Sugar Shak when you use code &#34;Brown Girl&#34;.  Visit to support a Black Business that supports Black Women by creating quality body and skin care products.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
05/11/20211 hour 2 minutes 23 seconds
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When You Can Give But Struggle To Receive Consider These 4 Things

In this episode I&#39;m sharing 4 things for you to consider when it&#39;s hard to receive support or ask people for help.  Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
01/11/202133 minutes 17 seconds
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4 Powerful Questions To Ask Yourself When Feeling Overwhelmed With Worry

In this episode I&#39;m giving you a four question exercise you can begin using IMMEDIATELY in times of feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities and challenges straight from the book How To Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie. Have you gotten your ticket to our crafting event Waist Beads + Wine where you&#39;ll learn how to make your own strand of waist beads? Get your ticket by clicking here. Find this episode helpful?  Share it with your sister-friends.  Also, don&#39;t forget to leave a rating and review!!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
18/10/202148 minutes 53 seconds
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The Tea On Vanlife As A Single Black Woman W/ Nomad Crystal Vanner

Hey, hey! I&#39;ve got a GREAT episode for you.  I&#39;m in conversation with Nomad Crystal Vanner and she is spilling the tea on just about everything vanlife.  If you have ever considered buying a 60k Sprinter Van and hitting the road (ok, that was possibly just me) or if you think that the freedom of vanlife is only a &#34;White&#34; thing, this episode you gotta hit play on this episode.  Here are some discussion points: Basics to getting started How does Crystal protect her peace while taking care of her mental health Where does she...go to the bathroom? Why you should camp out in your car before even thinking about going all in What she does to afford a nomadic lifestyle Be sure to watch Crystals adventures on her Youtube Channel by clicking here! Her Website: Nomad 4 L
21/06/20211 hour 1 minute 25 seconds
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Sometimes The Right Decisions Take Time To Work

In a time where we can have orders Amazon Primed within 24 hours (or less) it&#39;s no surprise that having to wait more than a few days through a tough decision to see a breakthrough can be agonizing.  It&#39;s during those times that it&#39;s even more important to activate your faith.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
31/05/202120 minutes 6 seconds
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Self-Care Looks Like Saying "No" Without Guilt When Your Job Wants You To Travel Or Do After-Hours Events

Have you ever been shamed or guilted into attending potlucks, after-hours  events or traveling for your job?  I was for quite some time until I took a firm stand, set a boundary said I would only participate when I felt it was right for me.  I talk about that in todays episode!Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
05/04/202122 minutes 48 seconds
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Learning how to be more resilient: Pt 1 (Anger)

How resilient are you in the face of challenges and upsets?  When I was younger, I really struggled with being able to bounce back in a healthy way because I didn&#39;t know how to cope.  In today&#39;s episode, I&#39;m sharing the downside of chronic anger, ways to possibly work through it, plus a bible verse that helped me put things into perspective.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
23/11/202031 minutes
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Leave Trash in the Trash!

Bloomies, why do we go back to the &#34;trash&#34; of old relationships and habits that no longer serve us?  It&#39;s because we are getting something out of it.  What?  That is for you to reflect on.  Listen in on todays episode where I share my thoughts and experiences.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
26/10/202019 minutes 16 seconds
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Self-Care Looks Like Setting Boundaries With Our Kids

Hey, Bloomie! Quick episode today where I share some of MY personal experiences around raising a child as a single parent.  I&#39;d often put my needs to the side and put self-care on the back burner.  This definitely had some consequences that I&#39;ve come to regret. Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
19/10/202021 minutes
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The "4 rooms" and creating a vision for your life

Hey, hey!!!   Today I&#39;m sharing about how our spiritual, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing makes up the &#34;rooms in our body&#34; and an exercise on how to create a vision for your life.  This stemmed from a quote I found from author Rumer Godden that in essence says everyone is a house with 4 rooms and these rooms need to be at minimum &#34;aired out&#34; everyday.  I&#39;ll explain more in the show so click &#34;play&#34; to listen now. Also, make sure you sign up for the 5 day #cancelgrindculture challenge which starts August 31st.Advertising Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
24/08/202025 minutes 42 seconds