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Misspacklight In Color

Misspacklight In Color

By Black Women
Welcome to Misspacklight In Color, a podcast dedicated to amplifying the voices of black women. We believe that every black woman has a soul story, and that sharing these are a catalyst for healing for themselves and the broader community. Join Candii and her special guests, as we keep it real across topics from mental health, life & love, and everything in between. Through the pain, we will laugh, cry, feel empowered, and be inspired.
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Soul Story - Pardon My Partum
In this episode we chatted with founder and duenna of Pardom My Partum - Elon Woods. We had a mommy to mommy talk about all things mommy-hood. We got into the real-real, as we navigated the beginnings of motherhood, postpartum, mommy mental health, and the external pressures of being a supermom. This episode will highlight: Postpartum depression Mommy Guilt Mommy tips & tricks Mental health for mommies Power of the Boobies Connect with Elon on Instagram @pardonmypartum.  Check out her website www.pardonmypartum.com Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor
54:40
September 30, 2021
Soul Story: A Journey With Blue - Michelle Blue
In this episode we sat down with Michelle Blue -  Motivational Speaker, Business Coach, founder and creator of The Journey with Blue talk show. We had such an amazing chat about her journey of entrepreneurship and all the highs & lows. Michelle dropped several gems that current and future women entrepreneurs need to hear.  This episode will highlight: Living in your purpose Myths of entrepreneurship Turning failure into growth Mental health for entrepreneur Connect with Blue on Instagram @themichelleblue. Watch her show https://thejourneywithblue.com/ Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
44:48
September 23, 2021
Black Women Navigating Corporate America - Part 2
The conversation got even hotter with the ladies - Candii - Erica - Shalya Forte - Chelsea. In part two, the ladies got vulnerable with their experiences with code switching, combating the angry black woman stereotype, and advocacy. This is a great listen for any black women in corporate America, as well as anyone who wants to be an ally to black women. This episode will highlight: Code Switching Recruitment of diverse talent Women in leadership Sponsorship & Advocacy Stereotypes Angry Black Woman Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
57:29
September 15, 2021
Black Women Navigating Corporate America - Part 1
Candii was joined by three amazing black women - Erica Chestnut, Shalya Forte, and Cheslea Jackson to have a candid conversation about navigating corporate America as black women. We explored managing work during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protest, being the minority in the workplace, and dealing with microaggressions. This is truly an episode you don’t want to miss! This episode will highlight: Social injustice and the workplace Emotional Tax Showing up authentically Natural Hair in corporate America Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
42:57
September 08, 2021
Soul Story: Your Are The Prize - Christina Ford
Candii sat down with truly inspiring Christina Ford, author of You Are the Prize. We had a heart to heart chat about finding yourself, navigating life’s challenges from a growth perspective, moving from a victim to a victor, and dealing with the loss of a parent. This episode will highlight: Finding light in darkness Coming into your own When God’s says no Navigating your single season Engage with Christina on Instagram @christinadford & @youaretheprizebook. Check out her website christinaford.me. Buy her book online at Amazon or in stores at Barnes & Noble or Target. Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
49:50
September 03, 2021
Black Blended Family - Bonus Dad
In honor of Father’s Day, we explored blended families from the bonus dad perspective. Candii sits down with Eric Payne podcast host and author of Dating After Divorce Survival Guide to share with us his journey of being a bonus dad. This episode will highlight: Dating someone with a child Forming a bond with your bonus child Barriers to blending families Navigating your relationship with your bonus child after divorce Check out Eric @ericlpayne & @datingafterdivorcesurvival on Instagram. Check out his podcast Dating After Divorce The Survival Guide on Spotify and Apple. Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
54:36
June 16, 2021
Black Blended Families - Blended & Loving It - Umeka Wright
In the second episode of our series, Candii chats it up with Umeka Wright - Educator, Blogger, and Author of Blended & Loving It 30 day Devotional. We get into her story of how her and her husband navigated 15 years of blending their families. This episode will highlight: Steps to take at the beginning of blending a family Navigating the extended blended family What do the kids call the bonus parents? Building bonds among the children Check out Umeka @blendedandlovingit on Instagram. Check out her book Blended & Loving It 30 day Devotional on Amazon and Apple iBooks Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
42:32
June 09, 2021
Black Blended Families - Bonus Moms - Syan Newton Hymon
Kicking off our third season, with a new series that explores black blended families.  In our first episode of the series, Candii sits down with her daughter's bonus mom Syan Newton Hymon, founder of Millennial Mentress a platform that helps professionals navigate their career.  Syan shares her personal journey of becoming a bonus mom, how she built a relationship with her bonus daughter,  and some of the challenges that she faced in her journey.  Bonus - Candii & Syan share how they navigated their relationship as bio mom and bonus mom. This episode will highlight: Building a relationship with your bonus child How your spouse can assist in the transition Tips for first time bonus mommies Creating a new normal for blended families Check out Syan @millennialmentress on Instagram
01:05:58
June 03, 2021
Soul Story: Paying It Forward - Katara McCarty
Candii sits down to chat with Katara McCarty coach, speaker, author, and founder of Exhale, a wellness app for BIWOC . In this soul story, Katara takes us on her journey of growing up biracial, her adoption, being raised by a resilient black mother, and her life’s work of giving back to a community that has poured into her.  This discussion was so inspiring and a true testimony of the resilience of black women. This episode will highlight: Black women & community Trusting the process Focusing on your why Achieving wellness Check out Katara @kataramcarty and  https://www.kataramccarty.com/ Download her wellness app @exhaleapp Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
42:00
April 08, 2021
Beautifully Black - Colorism in Current Culture
In our latest series, Beautifully Black where we are diving into issues that black women experience when it comes to their beauty. In this episode we explore colorism with Donni Noel, consultant and founder of Know Well Creative. We explore culture vs. color, preference vs. colorism, and how to love the skin you’re in. You don’t want to miss this one.  This episode will highlight: Colorism in current culture Colorism in the beauty industry Colorism in attraction Colorism in other cultures Check out Donni @donninoel and https://www.knowwellcreative.com Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
01:05:49
April 01, 2021
Beautifully Black - Our Bodies
Introducing our latest series, Beautifully Black where we are diving into some of the issues that black women experience when it comes to their beauty. In this episode we dig into our bodies, with special guests, Sanarr & Alexis from But Content is Queen podcast. The conversation got extremely real with us ladies as we navigated societal body expectations, healthy body image, and how to change the narrative for the next generation. You don’t want to miss this one.  This episode will highlight: Ideal body standards Adultification of black girls Black men role in black women body image Body image and self-esteem Check out But Content is Queen Instagram @butcontentisqueen Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
01:13:05
March 18, 2021
Representation Matters - Black Women In Advertising - Asmirh Davis
We’re continuing with our newest theme Representation Matters, where we share stories of black women trailblazing in their roles, industries, and fields.  This week Candii sits down with Asmirh Davis - chief strategy officer at Majority and strategy lead on Refund to Defund campaign. We chat with Asmirh about how she navigated her career to the c-suite, the challenges she faced being a black woman in advertising, and what were some of the key lessons she learned on her journey. You don’t want to miss out all the major gems dropped in this episode.  This episode will highlight: Facing unconscious bias in the workplace Embracing your true self Trusting your intuition Finding purpose in your career Check out the cause: Defund to Refund www.defund2refund.org @defund2refund Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
57:50
March 11, 2021
Representation Matters - Black Corporate Scientist - Dr. Rell Whitmore
We’re introducing a new theme Representation Matters, where we share stories of black women trailblazing in their roles, industries, and fields. Dr. Rell Whitmore joins us to kick it off, and shares with us her story of navigating her career of being a corporate scientist.  We also learn more about her community/ podcast White Coat White Collar and how it supports others in her field. This episode will highlight: Challenges of breaking into a competitive field Navigating being the minority in a white male dominating field How attending an HBCU prepared her for success Advice for black girls interested in pursuing STEM careers White Coat White Collar www.whitecoatwhitecollar.com @whitecoatwhitecollar Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
31:56
March 03, 2021
The Real Black History - What We Can Learn From Our Ancestors?
In honor of Black History Month, we continue to explore the experiences of black women in America. In this episode we delve into what we can learn from our ancestors.  We have an in depth discussion with Dr. Cynthia King professor of Communication Studies that specializes in public speaking, African American rhetoric, race and media.  This was truly an inspiring and insightful conversation that highlighted lessons we can pull from the trauma, messages from our ancestors about who we are, and notes from their playbook on equal justice movements. You definitely want to check this episode out. Black Rhetoric References: Ain’t I Woman - Sojourner Truth The Letter from Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King Books Referenced  The Half Has Never Been Told - Edward Baptist Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
48:09
February 24, 2021
The Real Black History Of Women
In honor of Black History Month, we explore the experiences of black women in America. Unfortunately, black history has been white-washed.  We dig into the importance of knowing our real history, and how the false narratives have impacted us over the years.  We sit down with Dr. Veronica Newton professor of Sociology and African American studies to discuss these experiences.  We talk about why has black history been white-washed, European social constructs, stereotypes of black women, and debunking some myths that we have been told. This conversation is so important for us all.  Knowing where you come from, helps you to know where you are, and where you are going.  You don’t want to miss this one. Dr. Veronica Newton Book Recommendations: Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall Black Liberation and Socialism by Ahmed Shawki But Some of Us Are Brave by Hull, Scott and Smith Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
01:13:48
February 17, 2021
Black To Love - Black Men and Women Talk Together
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we complete this series with black men and women finally having a conversation together.  RJ Hodges, Jasen Hayes, Aisha Jones, and Vonda Miles represented our black men and women in our discussion. In addition, we were joined by Jamie and Brittany, two mental health therapists and podcasters of Melanin Perspective. They helped to shine light on the mental health point of view of navigating relationships. Things got juicy as we discussed expectations vs. values,  what should and shouldn’t go down on the second date, and what really matters to get black to love. Major gems were dropped in this one, you don’t want to miss it. Follow us on Instagram for updates, DM us topics to discuss, and special content: @misspacklightincolor Also connect with us on misspacklight.com to request to be a guest.
55:26
February 10, 2021
Black To Love - Married Couple Speak Part II
This episode we pick back up our conversation with our married couples - Jimmy & Dionna Maddox  and Kamel & Lashawnda Goffin. We explore deeper how our ancestral history impacts our views of marriage. We also dig into generational trauma as a factor in how we navigate relationships and even parent our kids.  The conversation gets hotter! Check it out. Follow us on Instagram for updates and special content: @misspacklightincolor
27:48
February 03, 2021
Black To Love: Married Couples Speak Part I
In this episode we get deeper into the discussion around building black families. We were joined by two power couples Jimmy & Dionna Maddox  and Kamel & Lashawnda Goffin. Our two couples share their recipe for building stronger families. We get into roles, raising children, and evolving within your marriage. They offer up some advice for the singles. The couples dropped some major gems you don’t want to miss. Follow us on Instagram for updates and special content: @misspacklightincolor
36:10
January 27, 2021
Black To Love - Black Men Speak Part II
In part II Black To Love:  Black Men Speak.  We continue our conversation with our black men - Keith Sagers, Travis Jones, and Derek Jackson to discuss getting back to love.  We discussed materialism, gender roles, tradition and how that all impacts our relationships. The fellas then wrap up with a message to black women. This is a must listen! Follow us on Instagram for updates and special content: @misspacklightincolor
45:40
January 25, 2021
Black To Love: Black Men Speak
In our second episode of our series - Black To Love.  We are joined by three black kings  - Keith Sagers, Travis Jones, and Derek Jackson to discuss getting back to love.  We explore dating expectations, honesty, generational trauma, and how all that plays into challenges between black men and women. We also dive into what’s needed for healing in our relationships. This is a must listen! Follow us on Instagram for updates and special content: @misspacklightincolor
40:36
January 20, 2021
Black To Love: Black Women Speak
Our first episode of our second season we kick off with a new series - Black To Love.  We are joined by some beautiful black ladies - Lachante, Nichelle, and Jamesa as we navigate black love from their perspective.  We discuss values, stereotypes, mental health and how that plays into some dating challenges for black women. We also dig into black families and how we can make them stronger. This is a must listen! Follow us on Instagram for updates and special content: @misspacklightincolor
01:11:42
January 13, 2021
Soul Story: I Almost Died During Childbirth
Our last episode of the season and of our series - Melanin & Motherhood!  Shalya Forte -  advertising executive joins us with a very emotional story of how she almost died during and after her childbirth. She shares with us her experience, what she did to protect herself, and what things you should look out for in your birthing journey.  Maternal mortality is plaguing our melanin mothers and we have to fix it. You don’t want to miss this one!
01:00:06
December 09, 2020
Melanin & Motherhood - Soul Story: Navigating Trauma and Challenges - Imani Aieshah
We’re giving you a bonus episode this week.  We are joined by Imani Aieshah- marriage coach, mompreneur, and podcaster to dive further into the challenges of motherhood. She shares her story of healing through a miscarriage, navigating mommy guilt, and defining motherhood for herself. She will be a guest speaker at No More Trauma virtual conference.  Make sure you get a ticket and check her and many more speakers out. https://www.augustecrenshaw.com/worthy
43:49
December 03, 2020
Melanin Motherhood - Soul Story: Single Motherhood - Vonda Mone
This week we continue our series Melanin & Motherhood as we dive into navigating single motherhood. We are joined by Vonda Mone - media journalist and blogger to get real about the challenges, self-care, and dating struggles.
38:59
December 02, 2020
Melanin Motherhood - Soul Story: My Adoption Journey - Nicole Long
Welcome to our series Melanin & Motherhood as we navigate the stories of black mothers. We’re launching the series exploring adoption for National Adoption Month. We’re joined by Nicole Long - entrepreneur,  as she sits down with Candii to discuss her personal adoption journey. Nicole shares with us what led her down the adoption path, the highs and lows of adoption, and what you should know before you start the process.
29:07
November 18, 2020
Melanin and Manifesting - Crystal Foote
Crystal Foote, manifesting coach and entrepreneur sits down with Candii to discuss manifesting.  We will get to the nitty gritty of what manifesting is, how it can change your life, and assist in maintaining positive mental health
42:44
November 10, 2020
Soul Story: How Spirituality Birthed Healing & Purpose - Katrina Johnson
Candii welcomes Katrina Johnson, founder of Mantra Mugs to share her soul story.  Katrina will share how spirituality helped her navigate being a 2x Cancer survivor and was a the catalyst for purpose.  
33:53
October 28, 2020
Black Women & Breast Cancer
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we sat down with Ryland Gore - Breast Surgeon Oncologist.  Things get real as Dr. G  shares with us the importance of breast cancer awareness for black women. We dig into why black women have a higher death rate among women, what preventive measures we can take, and how self-care is so important to our health.
36:60
October 21, 2020
Soul Story: Anxiety & Depression - Joy Woodson
Today Candii is joined by her sister Joy, journalist and communication director. Joy will share her story of how she navigated anxiety to find her place of calm.
36:42
October 14, 2020
Black Women & Mental Health
Candii is joined by special guest Faith Broussard Cade, mental health therapist, to dive into mental health with black women. We will discuss some of the negative stigmas with mental health among the black community, generational trauma, and some solutions of how black women can thrive with self-care. 
42:01
October 07, 2020
The Invisible Story of Violence Against Black Women: Domestic Violence
Candii is joined by special guest Cameisha Barnes, veteran social worker, to discuss domestic violence against black women. We will dig into why domestic abuse against black women isn’t as heavily discussed, and what are some of the contributors to this serious issue.
27:02
September 30, 2020
The Invisible Story of Violence Against Black Women - Kim Jackson
Candii is joined by special guest Kim Jackson, minister and candidate for Georgia State Senate, to continue the conversation on police violence against black women. We will explore why black women’s stories aren’t as highly publicized and what policy changes can be made to combat the violence. 
27:41
September 23, 2020
The Invisible Story of Violence Against Black Women - Police Brutality
In our very first podcast, Candii is joined by special guest Lauren Johnson, an anchor and reporter, to discuss police violence against black women. We will explore why black women’s stories aren’t as highly publicized and how we can combat these challenges.
42:47
September 14, 2020