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LYRICAL IDENTITY

LYRICAL IDENTITY

By Somaly Prak-Martins
This podcast explores internal and external factors that impacts the mental and emotional state of being. Using lyrics to better understand and work towards healing individually and collectively. Follow Mali Martins on Instagram @lyricalidentity.
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Episode 4: Choose to Unrestraint (Unrestrained, Cece Winans)
Through the hit song, Unrestrained by the renown gospel singer CeCe Winans, TRXCKS aka Djay aka Dennis Lazaro Leggett explores his child hood trauma.  Experiencing the stabbing of his mother (committed by his father), Djay was left hopeless, angry and oppressed.  Join us on his journey as he discusses the pain, destruction, transferred trauma and restoration.  What happened? How did this impact Djay and the people he loves? And what are the long lasting impact of violence?
01:12:02
September 22, 2020
Episode 3: Weild your POWER (full song) - My Power - Beyonce
Through the hit song, My Power from the hit movie Lion King, by Beyonce, Mali Martins takes Miriam Aguilar (aka Sugar Mama) through the traumatic experience of begin stabbed 13 times by her (at the time) husband.  Join us in this discussion of the impact of the ultimate betrayal of trust and violence between two people who were once in love.  This episode provides insight into breaking some toxic cultural norms in the pursuit for self-love.  It explores the concept of POWER and how to implement the power within all of us. Follow Mali Martins on Instagram @lyricalidentity and subscribe for the latest episodes.  
01:17:26
August 27, 2020
Episode 3: Weild your POWER - My Power - Beyonce
Through the hit song MY Power from the Lion King, by Beyonce, Mali Martins takes Miriam Aguirlar (aka Sugar Mama) through the traumatic experience of being stabbed 13 times by her (at the time) husband.  Join us in this discussion of the impact of being ultimate betrayal of trust and violence between two people who were once in love.  This episodes provides insight into breaking some toxic cultural norms in the pursuit for self-love.  It explores the concept of POWER and how to implement the power within all of us. Follow Mali Martins on Instagram @lyricalidentity and subscribe for the latest episodes.  
01:17:24
August 27, 2020
Episode 2: Breaking the Cycle of Trauma - Unsteady by X Ambassador - Nancy Xiong
Through the lyrics from the hit song Unsteady by X Ambassador a young woman explores how she has been impacted by Inter-generational trauma.  This episodes covers the concept of transferred trauma, mental health/stability, and breaking the cycle of behaving within cultural norms that is harmful.    Nancy Xiong is a first generation college student who has struggled being Hmong American.  She speaks and reflects on her family dynamics, culture, and social conditioning.   She discusses her journey to achieving mental and emotional stability. 
37:03
August 11, 2020
Episode 1: Exploring Depression - Save Me (XXXTentacion) - WhitxRosx
Through the lyrics from the hit song Save Me by XXXTentacion, Johnny Gomes aka Whitx Rosx (a music producer who lost his cousin in a tragic car accident discusses how inter-generational and the act of assimilation can compound emotional stressors when struggling with depression.   Mental Illness and emotional instability is very real!  People who struggles with emotions behave in ways that may not always align with their intentions.  The ability to manage their emotions may not be present. It's exhausting to navigate when struggling with negative emotions!  This episode also sheds light and clearly speaks about how you may not be able to control other people's behaviors but you can control yours! 
01:02:56
July 31, 2020