Demetria Reads

Demetria Reads

By Demetria Bridges
A quick pick-me-up to accompany your day, Demetria gives audio therapy for the soul. Narrating articles, blogs, pieces of text and everything else, Demetria adds her own flavor to make you laugh, smile or relax while listening. Short, introspective and entertaining pieces that are just perfect for your commute, jogging or biding your time in the checkout line. Stretch out your soul in a hammock or pop a squat on the reading rug and engage in listening nirvana.

Like the music? Giving a huge shoutout to Otis MacDonald for his track "Behind Closed Doors".
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A Loose Woman by Kay Bolden
The relationship between mothers and daughters is classically one of love and hate. It 's also a tug-of-war of individuality, identity and dependency.  Both parties are guilty of the pushed upon sculpting of the other.  A daughter trying to make her mother understand what age is blind to, a mother trying to make her daughter see what youth keeps her in ignorance of.  And for many, by the time both sides can finally "see", time has passed and opportunity lost.  Enjoy this quick invitation of the author to experience the complex, rich and rewarding quagmire that was the relationship with her mother.
06:54
April 18, 2019
The Shameful Life of Childhood Dolls by Roxanne Batty
Have you replaced your childhood toys with an adult version that makes it socially acceptable to indulge in the fantasies of your mind?  The author gives us a peak into the arena of human behavior and the human playground that is the mind.  The question must be pondered - why does the author characterize the life of her dolls or doll experience as "shameful"?  Why is it an addiction?  Do we have those addictions that we secretly play out in socially acceptable venues?  This is the conundrum this short and seemingly light story offers us.  
06:13
April 16, 2019
The Giving Tree Is Done Being A Push Over by Kyrie Gray
Are you the giver or the taker in your relationship? This smartly crafted story by Kyrie Gray reveals how easy we take others for granted and forget that in everything balance is required to ensure success.  After listening, do you have more empathy for Tree or side with Rebecca?
05:10
April 11, 2019
Reflecting On My Failure To Build A Billion Dollar Company by Sahil Lavingia
Many times what really matters gets lost in the hustle to dominate the start-up game and bring in the trophy of massive profits.  But it's only on the entrepreneurial  journey do we have those rare opportunities to discover what matters most and why we had ideas to begin with and the impact we dreamed of making.. Sahil's story is a profound one that every entrepreneur and start-up can relate to. A story of discovery, resilience and value.
22:51
April 9, 2019
Gillette Brand purPositioning: What's behind toxic masculinity? by Serdar Paktin
In a society where multimedia sings the praises of strong women, responsible non-profits and embracing diversity, it can feel a little daunting for the rest of the population..meaning men.  Serdar Paktin takes on Gillette's effort to rally men to be better, an effort that didn't quite meet its mark.  But the author sheds light on what Gillette and other companies should and can still do to make the impact that brands them positively to the world.  Serdar's words are worth listening to, for companies and entrepreneurs alike.
15:38
April 2, 2019
"You Are Not Equal. I'm Sorry" by Dina Leygerman
I don't think we realize how unequal women in America still are.  In the hustle and bustle of technology, conveniences and the American flag, it's easy to forget that the scales still aren't balanced, not even a smidge.  Dina reminds us with her words how much there is still to fight for when it comes to women and the rights we deserve.  We can't become complacent with the freedoms we currently enjoy but must remember there are still battles that have yet to be won and victories future generations may only benefit from.  This is a must listen for all as we must fight for the daughters yet to be born.
09:19
March 28, 2019
How To Be Good At Sex
Want to be good at sex? Kris Gage tells it like it is, unapologetically.  Her candor and no frills tone made this article a must-read and then a must-narrate for me!  Kris gives to us hard on what should and shouldn't be between the sheets.  Narrating was such a blast that I recorded more than a few times to polish the gauntlet of sarcasm to sultry.  Listen, resonate, laugh and maybe even learn a thing or two.  
08:11
March 26, 2019
Lunch at Woolworth's Five and Dime by Miles White
Some of the best stories are hidden in the past.  Despite the discomfort of the harsh realities of racism, such stories always leave its listeners with  a gem allowing them to embrace remembering.  This story is based in the Jim Crow South and the tale illuminates human dynamics when color lines are crossed and civil disobedience occurs.  A great short story with rich characters woven together in a way that it'll leave you wishing the author continued the story.
06:20
March 21, 2019
SABOTAGE!
Siblings...nuff said!  So many of us can relate to the" competitive, getting over the other, why do they get to do it, it's mine" quagmire that is the sibling relationship.  The little one in this story gets his way and I wonder if after listening, can any of you relate? Would you have done the same?  What mischievous things did you do towards your siblings to get your way?  Don't worry, I won't judge you, I want to laugh with you because we're all guilty!  Thanks to Stephen M. Tomic, an author on Medium.com for writing this fun and interesting tale of sibling antics.
03:34
March 19, 2019
A Love Letter To Entrepreneurship by Justin Cox
Whether you're an entrepreneur or are thinking about the benefits of launching out on your own - this article will resonate with you!  Justin Cox truly embodied through his writing the love of taking the chance on one's passion and what it feels like to be on the winning side.  I couldn't help but give this love letter a sultry tone that beckons and woo's especially when Justin is giving me words like "titillating" and "lustful"!  A fun read and I hope you'll be convinced of the forbidden joys of joining the entrepreneur club!  See you on the other side!
04:58
March 12, 2019
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