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Face to Face

Face to Face

By Rheja
This podcast was created with the intention of centering Black women in our experiences by exploring personal narratives of identity, leadership development and the teachings and lessons that impact us.
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Weightloss Journey and Self Love with Whitney
In this episode we will dive into weight loss journey's and self love from the perspective of plus sized women. This episode features my friend Whitney, who has recently started her online platform documenting her weightloss journey and encouraging and empowering women to reach their health goals and take up space. She is an advocate for self love and leaves us with a few gems to build and maintain confidence with transparency from her own experience.  Follow and stay connected with Whitney on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prettywaistface/ Shopping and Styling mentioned in this episode: Fashionova Asos Boohoo Shein Amazon Old Navy Forever 21+ H&M Next Level Boutique Dayton, Oh. Discount Fashion Warehouse  Stay connected with Face to Face Podcast: https://linktr.ee/FacetoFacePodcast
53:10
January 13, 2021
End of the Year Chat with Myquella
2020 has been a memorable year for all of us! Join us for an end of the year chat with one of my dear friends, Myquella as we evaluate what this year has meant for us and set intentions for the new year! Keep up with Myquella on instagram and check out her jewelry page Stay connected with Face to Face Podcast: https://linktr.ee/FacetoFacePodcast
32:56
December 30, 2020
Journey through Fragrance with Von AKA Vallivon The Perfume Don
On this episode we will be talking about fragrance! We have the pleasure of sitting down with Von AKA Vallivon the Perfume Don. Von is an avid Beauty and Fragrance influencer, and shares with us her expertise on scent and how she began her journey as a Black woman in Fragrance.   Stay connected with Von, AKA Vallivon the Perfume Don:  Instagram  Youtube  Highlighting perfume reviews and consultations!  --------------------------------------------------------- Follow Face to Face Podcast on IG and Facebook  Check out Face to Face Podcast on all Streaming Platforms
42:45
October 1, 2020
Divine Sisters: A Call to Purpose
Graduates from Northern Kentucky University, and educators at Imagine schools in Dayton Ohio, Maya and Mariah Manson are Black educators with a mission to inspire and encourage others to know who they are and follow their purpose. Dropping September 27th, Maya and Mariah introduce their new children's book, "Divine Sisters: A Call to Purpose." Divine Sisters is a story of two twin teachers that discover they are superheros with a mission much greater than they could've imagined. While inspiring young people to discover their purpose early, Divine Sisters seeks to challenge and encourage everyday people to seek and believe in their own superpower.  Find out more about Divine Sisters: Book Release Date: Septemeber 27th, 2020 Website and activities for you and your child: https://www.divinesistersseries.com/ Follow and Stay Connected: Instagram and Facebook ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Face to face is available on all streaming platforms.  Find a listening platform here  Follow Face to Face podcast and Stay connected to my work through Instagram and Facebook
01:06:37
September 1, 2020
Face to Face with Patrina Hall, Beauty Professional
On this segment we have Patrina Hall, business development manager for Kenra Professional hair care company. Patrina is not only a classically trained ballerina, but also holds experience in education before she began her journey in sales. From her education and background in the arts, she shares with us her personal hair  journey that influences her passion for beauty, her experience as a Black woman in professional hair care and gives us a sneak peak into the new developments Kenra is making with an effort to support holistic diversity in professional hair care. 
50:60
August 21, 2020
History, Reopening and Remote Education with Shaylynn, Part 2
In a two part series we have an exciting conversation with Shaylynn Hespeth, a history teacher and Dayton native dedicated to educating students and engaging them with the stories of our past, present, and future. As the story of the pandemic is being written in real time for the first time, Shaylynn gives us a peak into her classroom, tips for structuring the remote learning experience, and support for parents and teachers as we begin to reopen our education system and adapt to our 'new normal.'
36:46
August 7, 2020
History, Reopening and Remote Education with Shaylynn, Part 1
In this two part series we have an exciting conversation with Shaylynn Hespeth, a history teacher and Dayton native dedicated to educating students and engaging them with the stories of our past, present, and future. As the story of the pandemic is being written in real time for the first time, Shaylynn gives us a peak into her classroom, tips for structuring the remote learning experience, and support for parents and teachers as we begin to reopen our education system and adapt to our 'new normal.'
29:39
August 7, 2020
Big Moves, New Cities with Myia and Jordan
If you're thinking about making some changes and considering moving to a new location, check out this candid Conversation on choosing a new city, expectations, planning and preparations, and adjusting to your new normal. Myia and Jordan have both recently moved to Texas and encourage us to trust ourselves, commit to our goals and step out on FAITH!
37:20
July 17, 2020
Activism and Healing with Veronica Halfacre
On this episode we have Veronica Halfacre, scholar and art activist, talk with us about the importance of joy and rest as we share ourselves with the world and continue to navigate and process events around us. She encourages us to be mindful of our energy and connect the deepest parts of our experiences to our active healing.  This episode is dedicated to Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a holiday that recognizes the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans. What is Juneteenth? Click here Support Veronica Halfacre's latest art project by purchasing a tshirt for her 'Fight Back for Black Lives' Fundraiser! 100% of the profits go to supporting the Critical Resistance organization that works to dismantle the prison industrial complex.  Resources Mentioned in this episode: The Nap Ministry Black Girl in Om Sisters of Yoga Each resource also has a Facebook page to follow!
33:41
June 19, 2020
Erasure of Black Women's Voices with Karmen Townsend
On this episode we have a candid conversation with fashion and political enthusiast, Karmen Townsend,  on the erasure of Black Women's Voices in social and political movements. Following her social media post advocating for the acknowledgment of Black women's unique experiences with police brutality, we discuss the importance of validating and acknowledging Black women's fear and are encouraged to understand our personal impact through learning and spreading their stories.  This episode is Dedicated to Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was fatally shot by Louisville police officers on March 13, 2020. Click here to learn more about Breonna Taylor's Story and ways to advocate and support. Resources mentioned in this episode: Say Her Name Report, Archive of Black Female experiences with police brutality African American Policy Forum  A few Black Female Scholars and Theorizers: (Topics: Black women, identity, race, gender, sexuality, intersectionality, history, politics, social/political culture): Bell Hooks Kimberle Crenshaw Joy Degruy Patricia Hill-Collins
43:50
June 16, 2020
Expressing Activism with Tristina Allen
On this episode we have the opportunity to talk with Tristina Allen, one of Dayton's many Black female activists and advocate for social and political change. Following recent events with police brutality and the revolutionary outcry heard across the nation, we explore the intricacies of Black female leadership in movements, imposter syndrome in activism and the power and impact of our individual platforms. This episode is dedicated to Iyanna Dior, a Black trans woman attacked in Minneapolis. This is a reminder that as we are expressing activism and protesting for 'Black Lives Matter' that the lives of members of the LGBTQA+ community are also included in that fight.  Click here to learn more about Iyanna Dior's story and donate to organizations that support various Black trans experiences. Listed below are resources to stay connected: Person of Contact, Tristina Allen: tristinaallen937@gmail.com Bailout Funds: -Racial Injustice fund organized by Dayton protesters -Bailout project Organizations and People of Influence: -Black Lives Matter Miami Valley -Dayton Young Black Professionals, Person of Contact: Daj’za Demmings -Dayton Black Panther Party, Person of Contact: Donald Dominick -Mayor Nan Whaley, 5- point plan
30:01
June 12, 2020
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Welcome, and thank you for tuning into Face to Face podcast hosted by me, Rheja Taylor, an art and beauty enthusiast and advocate for Black women's health and well-being. This podcast was created to highlight the narratives of Black women as we navigate the world from a unique perspective and individual experience. Leadership, Education, Expression, Beauty, Success and Challenges. Face to Face validates Black girls stories, experiences and emotions. Everyone has a story, and our storytelling is on us. Join the conversation, I'm interested in your thoughts and don't forget to like, rate, comment and subscribe to Face to Face podcast. This podcast is available on all streaming platforms including Apple, Spotify and Anchor.
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June 4, 2020
Face to Face with Derricka Bruce
On this episode we have the opportunity to chat with one of my best friends, Derricka Bruce, about her journey through being a new mommy. She encourages new moms to get connected with their community and take their Journey day by day. 
24:42
May 7, 2020
Face to Face with Juanita Darden
This episode explores the personal leadership story of Juanita Darden, educator and business owner of Third Perk Coffee House and Wine Bar. She demonstrates how representation impacts the city of Dayton and candidly shares her experience with staying faithful and challenging yourself to create and take up space for your dreams. 
49:06
May 1, 2020
Face to Face with Tiffany Taylor Smith
This episode explores the personal leadership story of Tiffany Taylor Smith, the Executive Director for Inclusive Excellence at University of Dayton and champion for diversity education. From business corporate to higher education, we explore a lesson in communication as she challenges herself and others to have tough conversations and embrace differences. 
48:17
April 26, 2020
Face to Face with Dr. Karen Townsend
This episode explores the personal leadership story of Dr. Karen Townsend, CEO of KTownsend Consulting, and leadership Pioneer of the 'Sister to Sister Conference,' one of the longest running women's conferences in America. Her personal commitment to self authorship sits at the core of her journey as we dive deeper into her experience as an entrepreneur and advocate for women's health and well-being.
55:50
April 19, 2020
Face to Face with Dr. Denise James
This episode explores the personal leadership story of Dr. Denise James, the Director of the Women and Gender studies program at University of Dayton, a philosopher and Black feminist change agent. Through her witty story telling and reflection we had the opportunity to talk through early accounts of her leadership lessons and experience with being a Black woman in Academia and what that means for her personal and professional development. 
45:58
April 5, 2020