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The Discussion Room

The Discussion Room

By Ms. Reid
An extension of Where Daddy Issues Drive Discussion, The Discussion Room serves as a safe space to have tough conversations about how our relationships or lack thereof with our parents shape who we are and how we show up in the world. Ultimately examining the patterns of cultural success and failure, so we can change the trajectory of parenting toward the positive.
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Find Joy on Father's Day

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Find Joy on Father's Day
What do you do when the protection you need, puts your loved ones at risk?  How do you address the patterns that produce people prepared to spend their lives in a cell when they don't belong there?  Do you know how to comfort a child who loses their father days before father's day when you can't process the world losing a beautiful soul? Are you finding joy in the same place you find your answers? Can you give grace to people who didn't know they had anything to heal from?
June 20, 2022
Thank You!
Ms. Reid makes an announcement and Thanks listeners for their support in amplifying the PodCa$h Grant application submitted by The Discussion Room.
March 31, 2022
What Wisdom is Made of, with Ashlee Wisdom
Ms. Reid shares more than an hour with co-founder and CEO of Health in Her Hue Ashlee Wisdom. Ashlee shares what made her feel connected to the early content Ms. Reid wrote on DaaamnDaddy. How growing up in the church has helped shape who she is today. The lineage of persevering and pioneering women she comes from. And what it means to have a father and still feel you’ve missed out on the Daddy’s Girl experience. She shares what steps she's taking to make sure she doesn't get lost in the sauce of capitalism while growing her business. Explaining to her immigrant family that she set aside plans of being a doctor to work in public health, which has now grown into a health tech start-up, Ashlee continues to blaze her own path. 
March 24, 2022
Becoming Black and Better with Berrell Cobb
In this episode Ms. Reid speaks with certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist & Addiction specialist Berrell Cobb about his experiences working in the prison system. What it’s been like to grieve a loved one with a complex existence. Reflecting on how the things we hate most in others may be a mirror of ourselves. And discussing the deep impact of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. We also get an introduction to his new podcast Black & Better. Expect to Learn: About the Stigma of Incarceration 7:30 Adverse Childhood Experiences 8:00 Prison Industrial Complex 59:00 The importance of Bonding & Attachment 37:41 Resources from this Episode The Autobiography of Malcolm X ACES questionnaire Be sure to leave us a 5 star review on Apple, Spotify & Facebook. Share your favorite gems with a friend & Follow thediscussionroompodcast on Instagram.
January 27, 2022
Motherhood Ain't Easy: Thoughts from 10/9/2021
In the last episode Ms. Reid got vulnerable about her struggle with adapting to motherhood. Some listeners reached out & asked that she share the unreleased content she mentioned in that episode. Here, you get raw reflections from October 9, 2021 and a bit of celebration for starting this platform nearly seven years ago. Next Month, February 2022 marks seven years since Daaamn Daddy, the blog from which this podcast comes, was started. We encourage you to share any feedback for how that blog/this podcast has impacted your life in the past seven years by sending an email to As always Thank You for listening. Follow us on IG: @thediscussionroompodcast & share your favorite episode with a friend.
January 13, 2022
Why I Do NOT like being a Mom
Ms. Reid gets open & vulnerable about her personal struggles with her role as a parent. •What happened to the village mentality? •Why standing firm in your own boundaries matters •What it's like being responsible for someone else with no days off
December 16, 2021
DaBaby Backlash
As a man & a father, Jonathan Kirk said some things that were wild. And if we keep it a buck he did some even wilder things before this. However, this is the statement that caused him to receive the most backlash. In this episode Ms. Reid speaks candidly on how the backlash rapper Da Baby is receiving reflects the way he is parenting his children, while simultaneously using his environment as a scapegoat for his ignorant remarks. When you know better, you do better. Just do it genuinely. For a different way to view his situation watch this video by rapper Akilah Nehanda
August 12, 2021
FBF: I'm Your Parent Not Your Friend
On this International Day of Friendship(7/30/2021), revisit a clip from a conversation with the hosts of Girl Talk with Pops, Brittany & Todd Gwynn, a Father Daughter Duo who manage to have a friendship in addition to Todd's parental guidance. Learn what helped Todd develop this type of relationship with his daughters and also reflect on your own relationships.  Additionally, Ms. Reid is looking to be a guest on other podcasts, listen to her playlist "Featuring Ms. Reid" on Spotify & tell your other favorite podcast hosts to have her on their show. As always you can visit to subscribe to The Discussion Room on your favorite listening platforms. And follow The podcast on Instagram and Facebook for more.
July 30, 2021
Throwback Thursday: Fatherly Forgiveness
In honor of Global Forgiveness Day (7/7/21) Ms. Reid shares this conversation from Season 1. Her guest shares that forgiving his father for not being who he needed was necessary for him to repair their relationship & allow is father a clean slate in being a grandfather to his child. Tune in, and share your thoughts on this episode on our Facebook page or tag us in your IG Story.
July 08, 2021
Throwback Thursday: Black Mental Health Matters
In honor of May being #MentalHealthAwareness Month I decided to bring back this conversation from Season 2 with Reginald A. Howard, host of the Black Mental Health Podcast. He shares his mental wellness journey. Talks about how fatherhood helped him understand his father's absence & why in his opinion it may seem easier for men to forgive absent fathers than women. All month long on Ms. Reid's Instagram page, she has been encouraging women to share their Maternal Mental Health Experiences. If you have one to share, feel free to email and read today's on For more information on Reginald, visit his website here.
May 20, 2021
Mother's Day & Mental Health
Check on the Mother's in your life. #MentalHealthMatters & some times what they're dealing with is deeper than what you know! If you have a Maternal Mental Health Issue you would like to share email or seek opportunities to share with me on IG  @daaamndaddy Don't forget to rate us on your favorite streaming platforms so your friends can find us!
May 09, 2021
Becoming Body Guards
****WARNING: This episode includes details of CHILD ABUSE & SEXUAL ASSAULT Please make sure you are in a safe mental space before listening.**** This episode from Season 1 highlights a story filled with child abuse and sexual assault. The guest who openly shares her past is Ira Warren. She and her husband Divine Warren have co-authored a book for children to help them become guardians of their own bodies. Please support their efforts to end the molestation epidemic by purchasing a copy of their book BODYGUARDS. Ira describes the abuse she survived at the hands of her parents. How it felt to be unable to protect her own children from abuse. And the work she's doing now to stop other children from experiencing sexual trauma. April is both CHILD ABUSE & SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS Month. And May begins MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS Month. If you are a survivor of either child abuse or sexual assault please be sure to utilize tools such as therapy to maintain your mental health and wholeness.
April 30, 2021
Getting to Know Journey Mom
The woman behind Journey Mom shares with Ms. Reid about Motherhood, her love of solo travel, establishing cultural identity & working in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion space. We also touch on some of the unspoken impacts of COVID-19.  If you enjoy this episode, please consider supporting our ability to secure future guests.
March 04, 2021
Getting to Know The Beginning
In this episode Ms. Reid celebrates SIX YEARS of analyzing her own "Daddy Issues" by sharing the blog post that started it all. Admitting is the first Step to dealing with any personal issues. She also shares a way you as the audience can support continued growth via
February 18, 2021
Getting to Know the Gwynns
Girl Talk with Pops is a podcast hosted by father daughter duo Brittney & Todd Gwynn. On today's episode I talk to the Gwynns about how Girl Talk With Pops got started, and dig a little deeper into the foundation of their relationship outside of the show. Pops is honest about how intentional or unintentional his life choices have been. He shares what he's learned about dating and blended families from his journey in fatherhood. Brittney shares what inspires her to have such open dialogue with her father. She also discusses her philosophy on learning from relationships in general. Tune in and get to know a little bit more about the Gwynn's on this episode of The Discussion Room. You can also visit to hear their latest episodes and follow @girltalkwithpops on Instagram See here for lessons Brittney learned from Pops
February 04, 2021
Getting to Know GranPa
Interviewing my Granpa led to discussions about how his parents were raised. What lessons from them he passed on to his children. Being drafted during the Vietnam War. Religion, Real Estate and so much more! Tune in to hear what happens as I get to know my GranPa a little bit better.
January 21, 2021
Throwback Thursday: Journey to Jewels
It's National Mentoring Month, so today we're throwing it back to Season 1 interview with the Founder of Jewels Inc. Mrs. BMarcell Williams. Not only does she tell us how losing a loved one helped inspire the movement that is know as Jewels Inc. She also opens up about marriage and motherhood & how her relationship with God has carried her through the hard times. Tune in for some gems from this Jewel!
January 14, 2021
Getting to Know GranMa
In this episode Ms. Reid Interviews her Maternal Grandmother about being raised by her father in the south; running away to reunite with her mother in the  north; why she wouldn't marry an alcoholic & what it was like raising a teen Mom.
January 07, 2021
Happy New Year!
Season 3 is dropping January 7th! Get into what's new by listening to Ms. Reid's New Year Message.  Visit to leave feedback and follow @thediscussionroompodcast on IG for more
January 02, 2021
Happy Holidays
Sharing a bit of Holiday Cheer with my Tiny Cohost
December 03, 2020
A Tale of Two Adoptions
In Honor of National Adoption Day on 11/21 and National Adoption Month, I share a few clips from previous episodes where guests discuss their adoption stories. With critics questioning why black people don't adopt, as numbers of black & brown children in the system increases, it was important to highlight those that have experienced being adopted. When you're done, I encourage you to go back and listen to their individual stories in depth. Season 1 Episode 4 Epic Endurance and Season 2 Episode 7 Angelle's Adoption Story
November 19, 2020
Tassika Tales
In honor of National Novel Writer’s Month, I share this conversation recorded in March 2020 with Author, Essayist and Communicator Extraordinaire Tassika Lloyd. She shares with us the history behind her book “She’s Your Daughter Too” and how her relationship with her father has been the foundation for her relationship with words. Press play on this episode if you want to hear what it sounds like to literally SPEAK LIFE into someone. Find Tassika on Instagram @tassikadotcom
November 05, 2020
Just Dropping In
Quick word from Ms. Reid
November 02, 2020
Reflecting & Rebuilding w/ Reginald A. Howard
Author & podcast host Reginald A. Howard enters The Discussion Room to talk about how is own struggles with Mental Health led him to forgive his father, write his book & become an advocate for others. Find him on Social Media @reginaldahoward & grab his book Struggling to Success
October 15, 2020
How Heavy Has it Been
What's the worst 2020 has done to you? Take your favorite athlete? A beloved political mentor? Remind you of the systems that operate against you? Rob you of celebrations you'll never get back or take your father away? How heavy has the year been & how can you help heal?
October 08, 2020
Throwback Thursday: Epic Impact
Join Ms. Reid in a moment of remembering a Cycle Breaker from Season 1 as she shares some clips of her interview with guest Aprille Franks. October is the start to Domestic Violence Awareness Month and these clips highlight instances of overcoming Domestic Violence at various life stages. If you or someone you know needs assistance escaping a situation involving Intimate Partner Violence call 1-800-799-7233
October 01, 2020
It's Broke Y'all
In this Season 2 episode, Ms. Reid explores the impact poor paternity leave policies have on parenting dynamics and shares what she's learned about other countries' policies. She also talks about not holding back your true self in relationships.
September 24, 2020
Back As A New Mom
Tune in for updates on where the show has been & what to expect next.
September 17, 2020
Angelle's Adoption and After
Dr. Angelle Richardson was inspired by her parents' divorce & her re-connection with her biological family to become a family therapist. She takes her work to build relationships & repair families seriously  Tune in to hear not only about the work she does within her practice, but about growing up knowing she was adopted & the interesting encounters she's had with both the family that raised her & the family she was born into. For more information on Dr. Angelle, visit
January 16, 2020
Dr. Love! Self-Love through Separation & Manifestation
Manifest Coach James Valentine talks quantum physics, taking a break from his parents & discovering that his daughter is more than an extension of him. He takes us on the journey of his upbringing, shares the lessons he had to unlearn as well as what we can learn from his books. The Manifest Formula & Relationship Chronicles: The Truth About the Stories we tell Ourselves. Keep in touch with James by joining his Facebook group Manifesting Love Wholeness & Life with James and gain access to his books via his website This week's episode includes music from the group First Choice, using a snippet of their song Dr. Love in the Intro
January 09, 2020
Sadija S.A.I.L.S. On
In this episode I converse with Sadija Smiley creator of the non-profit Stillborn And Infant Loss Support. We talk about how her relationship with her father impacted her dating decisions. How birthing a sleeping baby changed her life forever & how she's learned to support others through the grieving process by reflecting on what could have gone better about hers. For more information on Sadija's movement, visit her Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to help us reach 100 subscribers!
January 02, 2020
Brian Begins a Tradition
Motivational Speaker & founder of Another Level Empowerment, Brian Peay talks about starting traditions with his sons; healing from a physically present yet emotionally absent father; and how saying what needs to be said while you have the chance makes all the difference. For more information on this Charlotte native follow his Instagram  @bpspeaks to keep up with his speaking engagements and workshops. And to Fulfill our Christmas Wish go to our YouTube Page and hit SUBSCRIBE!
December 26, 2019
Black Girl Brilliance with Shy Williams
Shy Williams of Shy Speaks enters The Discussion Room to talk everything from her children's books instilling  pride in the youth, her parent's estranged relationship due to the pursuit of education & how she taught herself Black History & has curated bus tours to share that experience with others. Sit back & relax, because this episode features 2 Jersey girls discussing Daddy Issues & the education system with so much more along the way. To learn more about Detective turned Social Justice Advocate Shy Williams, visit her website or follow her on social media @iamshywilliams And to Fulfill our Christmas Wish go subscribe to our YouTube Page and hit SUBSCRIBE!
December 19, 2019
Finances & Fatherhood with Money Making Mike Morisseau
Mike Morisseau tells us how he went from little to no interest in Math to a Financial counselor. Sharing lessons he learned at home, to those he instills in his own son. He extends his knowledge on Money Moves & animation via his IG&FB @MikeMorisseau to  all of you! And you can get more information about his services at Documentary Mentioned in this episode: Broke, Busted & Disgusted
December 12, 2019
Tish Talks Grief, Goals & Generational Patterns
In this conversation with a life coach, we learn how great things some times grow from grief. Family Dynamics can be complicated, and sometimes, dating a man like your father doesn't mean what you thought it did. Tune in for a casual discussion that dives deep in different directions. For more information on Tish visit and catch new episodes of  The Refill every Wednesday.
December 05, 2019
A Taste of Season 2
Get a taste of some of Season 2's Topics and guests in this medley episode. Also learn how you can become a supporter of this podcast through Anchor's Listener Support program. If you like what you hear, send us a voice message using the anchor app!
November 28, 2019
We're Baaaack Season 2 Intro Teaser
Thank you for all of your support & patience! New episodes will be released in the coming weeks!
November 19, 2019
Ira's Indubitable Resilience
Vocal artist & mother Ira Warren shares the story of her upbringing and how it's led her to write a book for children about how to guard their bodies. This episode includes sensitive material surrounding the topics of child abuse & sexual assault as she discusses what she has coined the Molestation Epidemic.
April 08, 2018
KyShon Keeps Searching
KyShon Johnson, creator of the 100 Other Halves Movement shares how a study abroad experience led her to search for answers about father-daughter relationships in the black community.
March 24, 2018
Daddy Do Over With Darryl
Born and raised in Baltimore, Darryl shares his experience of building bridges to a break a generational pattern of absenteeism. Drugs and incarceration caused his father to miss much of his life & every day he prays & works hard that he'll never have to be missing from his own child's life. Get a glimpse of what it's been like for him allowing his Dad to have a Do Over, and be a better grandfather than he was a father.
February 16, 2018
Meet Ms. Reid
Daaamn Daddy & Discussion Room founder tells more about how it all got started.
February 09, 2018
Neo's New Outlook
Philanthropist, entrepreneur & student of Life Nehemiah Davis shares his new outlook on learning and how he plans to shape the next generation by being who he needed.
February 02, 2018
Living Village Minded w/ LIFE
Poet, Motivaltional Speaker & Mentor Life Speaks Life shares the story of a how his mentor saved his life. What it means to be village minded & how his Godilogical father was there when his biological father wasn't.
January 26, 2018
BMarcell's Mentor Moves
Grieving her Dad's death opened her up to God's guidance & she used it to create a mentoring movement 11years strong. During our chat she opens up about depression, marriage, motherhood and knowing her father's love laid a foundation for her self-esteem & self-respect.
January 12, 2018
Tiara Talks New Beginnings
Never say "Never" Tiara tells us why she reconnected with her Dad six years after telling him she never wanted to hear from him again.
January 02, 2018
Val's Voice on Dating
Founder of Val's Bytes shares her thoughts on Dating with Daddy Issues. We learn about the Abandonment Spectrum.
January 02, 2018
Getting Judicious With Judith
Unwrapping Perfect Daddy Syndrome with Judith Rapley. Understanding that your man is NOT your Dad & you shouldn't expect him to be.
December 31, 2017
Sherelle's Secret
Sherelle shares her stepparenting journey in hopes of making other stepparent's experience a little easier.
December 25, 2017
Aprille's Epic Endurance
Aprille Franks-Hunt gets real about the circumstances that made her want to own her power & encourage other women to do the same. Press play for a chat on Epic Endurance.
December 22, 2017
Healing In HD w/ Halimah
Transformational speaker Halimah De Oliveira shares her story of survival in hopes of giving young victims of sexual abuse the language to share their own stories. Empowering parents with the signs to look for in their children to help notice & STOP sexual abuse. She shares her story of healing & encourages listeners to live their lives in HD!
December 20, 2017
Creating the Sex Education WE NEED with KIMBRITIVE
Abstinence Ain't Always the Answer! Ms. Reid shares ninety minutes of laughter with Brittany & Kimberly co-founders of KIMBRITIVE a sexual wellness space. They tell her the personal experiences & systematic short-comings that led them to develop & create inclusive, comprehensive sexual education workshops. Sharing why using brown vulvas & anatomically accurate tools in their workshops matters, educating her on reproductive rights, statistics on sexual assault and so much more.
December 18, 2017
Emmelie's Empathy Story
Marketing Maven Emmelie De La Cruz joins Ms. Reid live from the airport to share in her own words "What My Cheating Ass Daddy Taught Me About Empathy" We discuss the relationship she has with her Dad, how his hustle has inspired her & what his infidelity has shown her about understanding others.
December 16, 2017