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Speak Up Sis Podcast

Speak Up Sis Podcast

By Angel Charmaine
The place where everyday people have the opportunity and permission to share their stories to inspire yours. We all have something of value to say. This is the premiere space to share your experiences, ideas, and lessons learned to help another person open their mouth, overcome and speak up.

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Dating on Purpose

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Dating on Purpose

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Can a stripper be a wife?
We've all heard the saying, "You can't turn a stripper into a housewife." However, my guest for this One-on-One w/ Angel segment would beg to differ. Chontae Cuellar, IG: @boldenough2say, will join me to share her awe-inspiring story of God's rescue and Agape Love. Chontae shares what led her into exotic dancing and the what happened to lead her out.
October 12, 2021
Let's Talk Support
Every 1st Monday of the month, I am live in-studio for a candid conversation about topics and issues that I believe need to be discussed in a tactful but honest manner. I call these segments Blue Flame Conversations. In this episode I invited Valerie Champion (IG: @iamvaleriechampion) and T'shura Lamar (IG: @tshuratalks) to talk about support. We talk about what is support, what is not support, what support looks like in real time, and ways to handle not receiving support from family and friends. If you enjoy this episode, please leave a review. Follow Speak Up Sis Podcast on social media, ie. FB and IG: @speakupsispodcast Youtube: To become a guest, visit
October 7, 2021
Are you really in business?
Encouraging Experts broadcasts live every 3rd Monday at 8pm EST. On this segment, hosta Angel Charmaine and Charnell Williams share 5 ways you are hurting your business before it even gets off the ground, and 2 key ways to level up and improve your business.
September 22, 2021
EWS Day 11: Trust God Regardless
If Day 9 was our most transparent day, Day 11 is definitely the most powerful. Delphine Kirkland shares her testimony of trusting God to leave her job to take care of her sick husband. To learn more about the Speak Up Sis community, visit
September 12, 2021
EWS Day 10: I Should Have Listened to My Mama
Day 10 of the Everyday Woman Series - Lessons: Lived, Laughed, Learned is with Stelita Cheatam. The Speak Up Sis Everyday Woman Series was created to help another woman overcome guilt, shame and condemnation. Learn more about the Speak Up Sis community at
September 12, 2021
EWS Day 9: If Your Girl Only Knew
Day 9 of the Everyday Woman Series - Lessons: Lived, Laughed, Learned is with Nicole R. Dudley. This is probably our most vulnerable share to date of the series. She shares a taboo decision she made that most women decide to carry to the grave. However, Nicole shares her testimony right here on the Speak Up Sis Everyday Woman Series to help another woman overcome guilt, shame and condemnation.  Learn more about the Speak Up Sis community at
September 10, 2021
EWS Day 8: I Should Have Believed the Prophet
Day 8: of the Everyday Woman Series - Lessons: Lived, Laughed, Learned is with Regina Hicks. She shares a part of her story of drug addiction and the day she finally decided to kick the habit. Learn more about the Speak Up Sis community at
September 10, 2021
EWS Day 7: I Choose Me
Day 7: of the Everyday Woman Series - Lessons: Lived, Laughed, Learned is with Angel Lovelace. She shares the moment when she decided to stop trying to carry the world on her shoulders and to begin to choose herself first. Learn more about the Speak Up Sis community at
September 10, 2021
EWS Day 6: Fear to Fearless
Our guest for Day 5 had technical issues which compromised the sound quality. If you would like to hear Day 5 (Recovery & Addiction) visit the Speak Up Sis Youtube channel at  Today's episode of will be Day 6: of the Everyday Woman Series - Lessons: Lived, Laughed, Learned is with Coach Starr. She discusses how she learned to evolve from living a fearful life as a young, teen mom to living freely and fearlessly as a globetrotting, lab scientist.  Learn more about the Speak Up Sis community at
September 10, 2021
EWS Day 4: Premature Motherhood
Day 4 of the Everyday Woman Series - Lessons: Lived, Laughed, Learned is with Tabitha Obienu. Tabitha talks about her experience entering motherhood prematurely and shares a life lesson that transcends pregnancy and will help you better understand other situations you may find yourself in prematurely. Learn more about the Speak Up Sis community at
September 10, 2021
EWS Day 3: Turning a Mess into a Miracle
This is Day 3 of the Speak Up Sis Everyday Woman Series - Lesson: Lived, Laughed, Learned. Brittney Kendle talks about your mess being your message. Learn more about the Speak Up Sis community at
September 7, 2021
EWS Day 2: Gogetter Jea the Hard Way
This is Day 2 of Speak Up Sis Everyday Woman Series - Lessons: Lived, Laughed, Learned. Gogetter Jea talks about her decision to leave corporate for entrepreneurship. Learn more about the Speak Up Sis community at
September 5, 2021
EWS Day 1: I Knew Better But I Did It Anyway
This episode is the first day of the Speak Up Sis Everyday Woman Series - Lessons: Lived, Laughed, Learned. Courtenay Wills aka Author C. Elisabeth starts our month of women's voices as she talks about knowing better and doing it anyway.
September 2, 2021
Life on the Other Side: A Weightloss Journey
Chrystal Castillo, fitness trainer, joins me during this segment of One-on-One w/Angel to share her journey of weightloss after a serious medical issue. She shares her process of overcoming low self-esteem and lack of self-love to physical and psychological wellness. Visit to become a guest and/or to advertise or sponsor Speak Up Sis Podcast.
August 31, 2021
CUTM & SOTB - Be Strong and Courageous
On this episode, Angel discusses a shift that is happening in her life and possibly the lives of others that will require courage along with faith. Many of us think because we have faith, fear disappears and life becomes easy. Again, Angel leaves you with a little something to chew on to feed you while you walk in purpose. Follow us on social media at and and subscribe to the Speak Up Sis Youtube channel at
August 23, 2021
Encouraging Experts - Consistency and Engagement in Entrepreneurship
Host Angel Charmaine and Co-host Charnell Williams share tips/techniques/strategies on how to remain consistent while building and operating your business. Many businesses fail to grow and maintain steady growth and momentum because the owners do not have strategies in place to help them regularly put out content, new products, etc. Angel and Charnell also discuss the need for business owners to engage with clients, customers, employees, etc. Encouraging Experts broadcasts every 3rd Monday of the month at 8pm EST. To be an in-studio guest, visit and click "Become a Guest." To submit entrepreneurial questions, email us at
August 17, 2021
How to Validate Your Voice As A Woman
On this One-on-One w/Angel segment, Kimberly L. Carter is my guest. She specializes in helping women to discover their unique voice and to learn how to use it without fear. Kimberly is an author, speaker, and adjunct faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University where she teaches Business courses. She holds a Master of Divinity from Regent University and an MBA from Virginia College. Kimberly holds certifications as a personal and professional development trainer through the Professional Woman Network and specializes in the Women’s Concerns & Diversity curriculum. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the California Institute of Integral Studies in Women’s Spirituality and Philosophy. Connect with Kimberly at
July 15, 2021
Embracing Sexy After 40
"Being sexy is all about attitude, not body type. It's a state of mind." - Amisha Patel  Tonight's Speak Up Sis Podcast's blue flame panel discussion is all about women embracing sexy after 40 years old. A great number of women are married and/or divorced by forty Many have had children, gained weight, and have professional careers that require them to be "on" all the time. At some point, we either forget about being sexy or just don't think that word belongs in the same sentence with our name anymore. Well, me and my guests, fitness professionals, Beverly Johnson IG: @bevkjohnson and Belinda Berrian IG: @noxcusefitness7 chopped-it-up about what it actually means to be sexy, can women over forty be considered sexy and ways to get back to feeling sexy.
July 6, 2021
Life Beyond the Diagnosis
This epsisode of Speak Up Sis Podcast is a One-on-One w/Angel segment featuring Kim Hardy and JenVon Cherry, the founders of Hardy Handz Epilepsy Foundation. Kim and JenVon share their stories of epilepsy and why they created the foundation. The HardyHandz Epilepsy Foundation was founded in 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Thet are a faith based, non-profit, educating advocate and support for those who are living with epilepsy. They have a major focus on an overlooked demographic affected by epilepsy, the African American community. HardyHandz is in its sixth year of making strides and is led by Co-Chief Executive Officers Kimberly N. Hardy and JenVon A. Cherry.
June 29, 2021
Mental Health & Entrepreneurship
This show is the first episode of our new segment, Encouraging Experts. My co-host Charnell and I have an honest discussion about what anxiety and depression looks like for entrepreneurs along with ways to cope and methods of getting help. Our guests are Jennifer Jones - Google recruiter and podcaster and Ron Godfrey, actor and author. Visit to be a guest on the show.
June 22, 2021
Encouraging Experts - Introduction
I am honored to welcome Charnell Griffin to Speak Up Sis Podcast as Co-host of a new segment we're calling "Encouraging Experts." Yours truly, as a relatively new entrepreneur, will serve as the Encourager. I'm gonna make sure you don't give up on your dreams, and Charnell will support you as the Expert with almost 20 years under her belt and a million dollar business to her credit. Together, we 'gon serve up entrepreneurial expertise and inspiration with a side of black girl magic.✨ JOIN US TONIGHT at 8pm EST for an introduction to the segment and to meet my beautiful, new co-host CEO & Owner of "The Best Cleaning Company" in Atlanta, GA - Clean Corp as well as Profit In Cleaning, Mrs. Charnell Williams.
June 15, 2021
Why Can't I Lose This Weight?
Today's episode is about a very sensitive topic. The topic of weight and women and why women seem to have a difficult time losing weight. For many, the idea of dieting and exercise is at the forefront of the mind; however, this is a very candid blue flame conversation is more about the mental, psychological, emotional social, spiritual weight women carry around that makeit difficult to lose the physical weight.
June 8, 2021
Lead with Vulnerability
This is an impromptu episode where I share a piece of my testimony to inspire yours. There are many people who stand in a place of leadership who desperately desire to lead as their true selves; however, they believe acknowledging their imperfect parts will somehow diminish their authority in their respective fields. I encourage the bold leaders to listen to this episode and know that it's your imperfect parts that will make you an even stronger leader. If you would like a copy of the e-book I referenced in this episode titled "Finding Your Tribe," visit
May 25, 2021
It's My Birthday Month!
This is a bonus episode for all of my loyal listeners as well as my soon to be loyal listeners. To say thank you for making Speak Up Sis Podcast a success, I am doing a month of giveaways. That's right! I am giving away cash and other prizes to some loved listeners. Take a listen to this episode to find out how to be a winner.
May 23, 2021
Are our children ready for college?
Are our graduating, high school students prepared for college? Should we still be preparing our students for college? I talk to Reginald Ryder about college readiness and what that looks like for our children in this current academic culture and climate.
May 18, 2021
One-on-One w/Angel: #himtoo Part 2
You all asked for the rest of his story, so I invited this awesome guy back to Speak Up Sis Podcast to share how he was able to triumph and overcome childhood sexual abuse as well as a terrible experience in the foster care system.  Joe Stump is now a member of the Army National Guard and an internationally published model, and he is returning to give hope and to share his story to inspire yours. You can watch the video of this episode on Speak Up Sis Youtube channel at Connect with Joe on Instagram at @fitjoeco.
May 11, 2021
CUTM & SOTB: No New Friends
I discuss a major entrepreneurial pet peeve of mine on the episode of CUTM & SOTB. I'd like to hear your opinions about engaging with new people in new spaces. Follow me on IG & FB at @speakupsispodcast and Twitter at @SpeakUpSisPod
May 1, 2021
#NappyPatTalks - How do I style my natural hair while on vacation?
On this segment of #NappyPatTalks on Speak Up Sis Podcast, Beauty Specialist Patricia Flournoy aka Nappy Pat and I invited a guest, Bree, to join us in the salon to show her an easy, quick way to style her natural tresses. Nappy Pat also shares tips on keeping your hair from drying out while at the beach or pool during summer months. If you have questions for Nappy Pat, send them to, and she'll answer them live the next episode of Speak Up Sis Podcast on the #NappyPatTalks segment. Make sure to subscribe to our Speak Up Sis YouTube channel to watch us live every Monday night at 8pm EST.
April 28, 2021
One-on-One w/Angel: Beautiful Ashes
This episode of Speak Up Sis Podcast is a One-on-One with Angel segment, and my guest is Royneisha Pacheco. She is the author of The Bag Lady Experience and she has an inspiring story to share about moving beyond feelings of abandonment and rejection that will definitely inspire your story. Royneisha is a 2x Best-Seller author, community leader, and serial entrepreneur. She epitomizes integrity, sincerity, and compassion as a Master Life Coach while remaining a dedicated vessel with a devotion to God, her husband, and children. With a passion to educate, Royneisha is a college graduate in Human Services and a Theology major with a mission to empower, equip, and execute. Embracing her past wounds, scars, and imperfections, Royneisha has dedicated her life to helping women of substance release their baggage to prosper. She is the CEO and Founder of Beautiful Ashes, and She’s Prosper Coaching. Contact Royneisha Pacheco at
April 20, 2021
One-on-One w/Angel: #himtoo
On this episode of Speak Up Sis Podcast, I have a One-on-One w/Angel conversation. My guest is the handsome model Joe Stump known on Instagram as @fitjoeco. However, we are not going to discuss his good looks. Instead, Joe is going to share a part of his story that is often overlooked in our society. Joe is a successful person who has a love for animals. He is a military service member, home owner, and internationally published model who survived physical and sexual abuse in the foster care system for years. Follow Joe on Instagram at @FitJoeCo and follow Speak Up Sis Podcast on IG and FB @SpeakUpSisPodcast.
April 13, 2021
Blue Flame: Unqualified Advice
Tonight’s Blue Flame round table discussion is all about advice. From whom we should take advice to who is qualified to give advice right down to who is responsible for someone being hurt because of bad advice. My guests for this discussion are Gator Live, Valerie Champion and Raphael Tommie. Make sure to follow Speak up Sis Podcast on FB and IG @speakupsispodcast
April 6, 2021
#NappyPatTalks - Fashion Forward with Natural Hair
On this episode of Speak Up Sis Podcast, Nappy Pat invites Brittney Parnell, owner of SoSiddity Boutique to share some spring and summer styles to wear with your natural tresses. The ladies talk about the styles for this season as well as caring for your hair while at the beach and pool this summer.
March 30, 2021
Blue Flame: Don't quit your day job...YET!
This episode is a powerful line up of successful, black entrepreneurs who've built their own empires against some big odds. They discuss what it REALLY takes to make it out here in these entrepreneurial streets. They dispel myths and talk facts. WHO ARE THEY: Charnell Williams has built a million dollar, cleaning business and now teaches others how to do the same. Maliek Daniels is a progressive thinking real estate agent and studio owner. Yours truly, Angel Charmaine, CEO and Founder of Speak Up Sis, LLC.
March 23, 2021
One-on-One w/Angel: Busy vs. Productive: Life. Lessons. Love.
On this segment of One-on-One w/Angel, I speak with Dr. Claire A. Smith who is an author, speaker, spiritual mentor and coach as well as Founder of Blazing Star Network. Blazing Star Network is a professional training and spiritual coaching firm. Claire sits with me to talk about lessons she has learned in life and love of Christ to move from being a busy leader to a productive servant. This is a power-packed 30 minute conversation. I'd love to hear your feedback. Send me your questions and comments at To learn more about Dr. Claire A. Smith, visit her online at or email her at For more information about Speak Up Sis Podcast or to become a guest on the podcast, visit
March 16, 2021
CUTM & SOTB: Begin. Grow. Go.
The Chew up the Meat & Spit out the Bones segment of Speak Up Sis Podcast is a short, approximately 15 minutes or less episode where I share some words of wisdom and nuggets I've learned on my life journey to possibly help you on yours. On this segment of CUTM & SOTB, I talk about getting started with a thing and not despising it's small beginning as well as trusting the growth process and ultimately allowing it to go and perform it's intended purpose. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook at @SpeakUpSisPodcast and subscribe to my Youtube at
March 9, 2021
Blue Flame: Women's Health: Do they really care about us?
Lorna Williams and Charnell Williams (not related) join me for this Blue Flame conversation about women'a healthcare, especially black women'a healthcare. Lorna shares her story of finding out she was carrying a twin-sized fibroid tumor in her uterus, and her journey to having it removed. Charnell is a black, woman business owner who joins the discussion to ad some wise words for all women to heed. Email to leave comments, feedback or suggest Blue Flame conversation topics.
March 2, 2021
#NappyPatTalks - What Are The Best Products for My Hair Type?
On this segment of #NappyPatTalks, Nappy Pat educates us on high and low porosity hair and the best moisturizers and oils to use on dry hair. She also answers listener questions about their hair issues. If you have questions for Nappy Pat, send them to
February 25, 2021
One-on-One w/Angel: Getting Fit With A Smile
This is a special episode of Speak up Sis Podcast, and I am going to have a conversation with 11 year old Tristan, his mom, and his fitness trainer about childhood obesity and Tristan's uber positive attitude about changing his fitness and eating habits. Tristan's asthma medication started weight gain around 5/6 yrs old. Both of his parents are obese and dealt with it as adults as well as childhood, so mom took the initiative to enroll and join in fitness class with him to encourage him and to let him know he’s not by himself and that mom needed to get healthy as well. Follow Tristan'a journey on IG: @tristans_fitness_journey. For more info about Speak up Sis Podcast, visit or follow us on FB & IG @SpeakupSisPodcast and Twitter @speakupsis
February 16, 2021
CUTM & SOTB: Trust Your Gut
Every 2nd Monday of the month, I share a bite-sized piece of wisdom to help inspire, empower, and/or encourage you while you travel along life's journey through the Chew up the Meat & Spit out the Bones (CUTM&SOTB) segment. I share lessons learned from my own journey to inspire yours. On this segment of CUTM & SOTB, I share a lesson learned by watching one of my son's wrestling team mates wrestle to earn a region champ title. Take a listen and be encouraged to trust your gut.
February 9, 2021
Blue Flame: Relationship Taboos
We're talking "Relationship Taboos" on this segment of Blue Flame🔵🔥on the Speak Up Sis™ podcast. Should you put your relationship status on on social media? Can you stay in contact with your ex? Should everything be 50/50? Can you have a work spouse? Should women propose to men? These taboo topics and more are discussed on rhis episode. MEET THE 🔵🔥 PANEL 🎧 Christina Jackson has an inspiring, charismatic personality and teaches Culinary Arts to high school students. She is single and has a 21-years-old daughter. 🎧 Brian Porter is a minister, author, playwright, podcaster, motivational speaker and life coach. When all people can see when they look in the mirror is an acorn, Brian says he helps to bring out the oak tree potential from the acorn. He loves to jump start people's lives with hope, Inspiration, and a new perspective 🎧 Aleceia Howard is the Operations Manager and HR Coordinator for a political based c4 that encourages young people to be civically engaged. As a proud millennial and VSU alumna, Aleceia enjoys serving the community and inspiring her peers to be their best selves. 🎧 Quincy Shelton is the host of Talk2Q Radio Show. A show fueled by his desire to bring morals and values back to mainstream America one show at a time. His motto is "No experts. Just opinions."
February 2, 2021
#NappyPatTalks: Why NOT my hair?
Patricia Flournoy aka Nappy Pat is a licensed Beauty Specialist with at least 30 years experience in the beauty industry. She is a trendsetter in the hair industry and the owner of Karisma Contour Body Spa & Salon in Augusta, GA. Nappy Pat has joined the Speak up Sis Podcast family and will host #NappyPatTalks on the 4th Monday of the month. She will be talking all things hair, beauty and fashion. On this first episode, Nappy Pat and I talk about the uniqueness of black women's hair and reasons why and why not black women rock their natural tresses. She even answers some listener questions about hair care. If you have questions you would like to ask Nappy Pat, email her at or contact her online at
January 28, 2021
One-on-One w/Angel: Live Freely
Angel Charmaine has a one-on-one conversation with entrepreneur, authoress, philanthropist, scientist, and global citizen, Sapphire Starr Wilder aka Coach Starr. She is a qualified financial life coach, on a mission to bridge the inequality wealth gap in America by teaching others how to live FREELY! Sapphire Starr is chief executive officer at Organize Kaos Enterprise LLC, an organization that promotes economic empowerment and financial literacy. In her debut book. Live Freely: Freedom to Work Whenever, Wherever she shares her journey from teen mom living in the projects of Savannah, GA to globetrotting debt-free scientist and CEO. In this guide you will learn how she: ✅ Paid off $33k debt. ✅ Boost her credit score from 600 to 750. ✅ Saved 20k in one year ✅ Fired her boss and began traveling the world. ✅ Created passive income to invest in the stock market.
January 19, 2021
CUTM & SOTB: Walk in Purpose and Not Your Feelings
On this segment of CUTM&SOTB, Speak up Sis Podcast host Angel Charmaine shares six areas to focus on by anyone who is walking in purpose. Many people say they are walking in purpose, but they often end up walking in their feelings. Listen to this 15 minute segment that is sure to help you refocus and get back to the business of pursuing purpose. Join the after party in the Speak up Sis Podcast group on Facebook at
January 11, 2021
Blue Flame: Am I Really NOT my hair?
This video is the 1st Anniversary episode of Speak up Sis Podcast and the premiere of our new segment called Blue Flame.   Blue Flame: Am I really NOT my hair?  Host: Angel Charmaine  Panelist: Nappy Pat - Salon owner of Karissma Kontour Body Spa & Salon, Augusta, GA 706-731-0041 Shlonda Brown-Smith - Lactation Consultant - Ketrice Keys - RN/Evangelist - website: Email:   This is a conversation with black woman about black women, black hair and self-image. The women watched a video about a woman who sued a stylist after a style caused severe hair loss. The discussion is educational, dope and definitely fiyah.💙🔥  Join our community to join the conversations.  To learn more about Speak Up Sis™LLC, visit
January 5, 2021
Why don't they support me?
Do you find yourself wondering why others seem to be lackluster when you share your ideas with them. Are you frustrated because family and friends seem dismissive when you excitedly share your dreams with them? Angel Charmaine shares a major reason some people don't, won't and can't support you while you pursue purpose. ​ Chew-up the Meat & Spit-out the Bones is a new Speak up Sis Podcast segment where host Angel Charmaine shares raw and uncut advice about life based on her 40+ years of screwing-up and learning from mistakes...hindsight is always 20/20. ​ If you have a topic you'd like some seasoned advice for, please send your topic and questions to You can contact Angel Charmaine at
December 8, 2020
During the Rain
Dr. Tiffanie Williams joins me to share her and her son Liam's story. I connected with Tiffanie to discuss her experience with the LA Great Flood of 2016, but we ended up discussing the tragedy during a tragedy.
November 30, 2020
Can I get that old thing back?
When you're single, being alone may sometimes feel lonely and send you back-stepping into relationships that weren't good for you and still aren't. In this segment of Chew up the Meat & Spit out the Bone, Angel Charmaine gives 5 reasons we want to go back as well as 5 reasons you need to let that old thing go. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @speakupsispodcast and on Twitter @speakupsis.
November 27, 2020
Chew up the Meat and Spit out the Bone
I have decided to fully stand up and unapologetically speak truth about difficult situations. This episode is the intro and explanation to the brand new segment of Speak up Sis Podcast called "Chew up the Meat & Spit out the Bone." Join me hear every Thursday evening. I'd love to hear from you, so send your topics, comments, questions to
November 19, 2020
Whatever It Takes
Reggie Lowe, CEO of R&L Advising, LLC joins me to discuss his journey from living in a homeless shelter in Atlanta, GA to owning his own credit advising company and ultimately resigning from his 9-5 job to pursue full-time entrepreneurship. Reggie is an awesome storyteller and is sure to draw you in and captivate you while teaching you a few things along the way. Contact Reggie Lowe with R & L Advising by phone at (770) 807-9781 or email at Make sure to leave a voice message, email a comment, and/or rate and review this episode.
November 2, 2020
I've Got A Lot to Tell
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so I could not allow the month to pass without sharing a DV Survivor story. Renee Jackson is an amazing woman who survived 16+ years of physical abuse from her husband. Now, she is free and healing and has a lot to tell and share with others who may be in a similar situation. You can contact Renee via email at
October 26, 2020
I Am Here
I had the opportunity to meet this woman and hear her sing live on numerous occasions in Portland, Oregon. She is referred to as the "1st Daughter of Funk and R&B" as well as the “Rip City Soul Funk Diva,”Arietta Ward, aka Mz. Etta is definitely a force to be recognized. Based in Portland, Oregon, Arietta is the daughter of NW Music Royalty, the late, legendary singer/pianist Janice Marie Scroggins. This is a beautifully vulnerable episode where this amazing songstress shares how she has learned to overcome stage fright and find her voice in the world after losing her mom. Connect with Arietta and find her music at OR
October 12, 2020
Unexpected Arrival
James Lampkin, host of Conversations with Lamp, returns to Speak up Sis Podcast to share his experience as a parent of a daughter born prematurely. We often hear the voice of mom. This conversation gives us a glimpse into what goes through the mind of a dad as his child fights to live after an unexpected, early arrival into the world.
October 5, 2020
Never in 100 Years
Bernard Brown joins me on the Speak up Sis Podcast to share his road to redemption. He candidly and honestly discusses what led him to prison with a 100 year sentence, his experience while incarcerated and his journey back home. This story has lots of twists and turns and moments of surprise that you do NOT want to miss. Make sure to follow Speak up Sis Podcast on your fave podcasting platform, so you don't miss any of these powerful stories of triumph.
September 28, 2020
Soul Cry
Host Angel Charmaine shares her personal testimony of overcoming childhood sexual abuse and a life of sexual promiscuity and finding freedom in the process.
September 21, 2020
Waking up on Purpose
Regina Hicks joins me to discuss her story of triumph over childhood sexual abuse and drug/alcohol addiction. If you or a child you know has been sexually abused contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline. Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
September 7, 2020
The Man With Immeasurable Heart
To jumpstart Speak up Sis Season 3: Voices of Triumph Eric Jones, Jr.  joins me to share his story of triumph to inspire your story. Eric was born with a physical disability which made his arms short. As a result, he had to undergo 16 surgeries while dealing with kid bullies to the point of attempting suicide at a very early age. However, that is not how his story ends! Eric is now an author, global mentor, basketball coach, motivational speaker and father.   Connect with Eric online at: Youtube - Twitter- Instagram - personal- Podcast - Facebook - zM4tiztz8STMekIa3LTp
August 31, 2020
Jump into Something New
This is the 24th episode of Speak up Sis Podcast, and it is the last episode of season 2! I am excited about this podcasting journey and want to encourage you to shift the trajectory of your life by doing something new. As I look back on the 12 episodes of season 2, a common thread was the idea of conquering fears and doing what you didn't think you could or should do; therefore, I thought I'd wrap up the season with a bit of encouragement to get outside your box and inside your destiny.
August 4, 2020
Going Where Vision Leads & Merging Cultures w/ Tacos
Aishah Animashaun and Orlandria "Hafsa" Bonkano are the owners of Tasty GH Tacos in Accra, Ghana. They visit Speak up Sis Podcast to share their story of following their vision from America to Ghana to start a business to create legacy for their families and give back to the country that has given so much to them. To contact them, email
July 13, 2020
Finding Fit Again
Almost 5 years ago, I was introduced to an online, Instagram fitness community called Fitgirlsguide, and it helped change my life, but two years ago, I had some major life changes that caused me to put fitness, health and wellness on "the back burner." However, I decided to reclaim this part of my life. My guest on this episode, Angy, joined Fitgirlsguide about a month after me and life's stuff took her off track too. Angy joins me to share her journey back to fitness, health and wellness through the Fitgirlsguide community. To learn more about the community, visit To share your fit journey with me, send me a message at
July 6, 2020
Is your hate stronger than your love?
As black people in America seek justice for the many black people who have been killed by police as well as change of laws in this country, there is been much talk about supporting black owned businesses. This episode seeks to encourage black people to do a heart check to determine if they are willing to be inconvenienced enough, willing to suffer alongside other black people until demands are met and change begins to happen. Feel free to contact Angel Charmaine at and share your thoughts about this subject.
June 8, 2020
Push Past Fear
I left the United States in 2010 to live and work in the United Arab Emirates. In this episode, I share just a little about the experience and why I decided to go, what was happening in my life at the time and how that decision has impacted my life now as an author and entrepreneur. For more information about Angel Charmaine and Speak up Sis Podcast and to join our mailing list visit and SUBSCRIBE.
May 29, 2020
Do It Scared
Have you ever had a desire to do something, but you were petrified to do it? Maybe you felt unqualified so you didn't apply. Maybe you didn't feel pretty enough, so you declined to go. This episode is for everyone who has a heart's desire to do something, but who has not because of fear.
May 19, 2020
Who is in your tribe?
Bonus episode where I share a nugget of wisdom through storytelling. It is always important to know the intentions of those within your inner and outer circles. Please, leave a message and let me know if you'd like more of these bonus episodes. Contact me at
May 12, 2020
The Emotional Rollercoaster of Love
First-time collaboration between Speak up Sis Podcast and Dope Discussions with Erica Live. We invited Alvino Bell, author of Catch 23, back into the space to talk about how and why women and men end up in relationships with people who keep them on an emotional rollercoaster. Visit Author Erica Warren on Facebook at Follow Author Alvino Bell on Instagram at @alvinobell. Visit Angel Charmaine at and subscribe for updates all things Speak up Sis and Angel Charmaine.
May 4, 2020
Is He A Catch 23?
Alvino Bell wraps up Speak up Sis Podcast's "Month of Men's Voices" by sharing some characteristics of men that women should be aware of while dating. Alvino is the author of the book Catch 23 where he lists and explores 23 different types of men that women meet and shares words of wisdom about how to recognize these traits and how to handle yourself as a women when meeting any of these types of men.
April 27, 2020
Parenting His Way
Kess Kesiena host of AskdPros Podcast joins me to discuss being a girl dad and parenting from a man's perspective. Follow Kess on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @AskdPros.
April 20, 2020
Men Need Self Care Too
Raphael Tommie joins me in the Speak up Sis space to discuss what self care means and what it looks line from a man's perspective. Raphael is the host of Can You Blame Me Podcast. You can checkout his podcast anywhere podcasts are played. He is also on IG @canyoublame_me
April 13, 2020
From the Hearts of Men
I invited the four male guests from Season One to join me for a Speak up Sis Podcast Reunion episode to kickoff my "Month of Men's Voices" where we planned to discuss the highlights of their respective episodes from Season One; however, the conversation took on a beautiful life of its own. I am honored to reintroduce you all to Author Jermaine Reaves, Omar Liles-founder of Agape Love Network, LLC, Aaron Smith-host of Escaping the Odds Podcast, and James Lampkin-host of Conversations with Lamp Podcast. Visit me online at for social media links for each guest.
April 6, 2020
Are you special to him?
James Lampkin, host of Conversations with Lamp Podcast, joins me to share nuggets of wisdom from his 17 years experience as a man who married the only woman he's ever loved besides his mother.
March 16, 2020
Unmasking Epilepsy
Ms. Christina Lucas-Jackson joins me to share her journey as an adult diagnosed with epilepsy. We have a conversation to help unmask and destigmatize the disorder.
March 9, 2020
Unlikely Leader
Aaron Smith enters the Speak up Sis space to share his journey from prison inmate to entrepreneurial trailblazer who gives voice to the voiceless. Contact with Aaron on Facebook and Instagram at Escaping The Odds Podcast.
March 2, 2020
From Under a Bridge
Author Blossom Rogers join me to discuss her spiral downward into drug addiction, her introduction to lesbianism and ultimately her journey upwards to recovery, triumph and redemption. Visit Blossom online at On social media at Blossom Rogers on Facebook. Contact her via email at
February 24, 2020
Unlimited Freedom
Sapphire Starr, creator of Organize Kaos and Freedom 2 Travel Network, joins me to discuss the idea of being free to live the type of life you want to live. Sapphire shares her journey of becoming financially free which allows her to travel the globe. Connect with Sapphire Starr at
February 17, 2020
Dating on Purpose
I invited Omar Liles, founder of Agape Love Network, LLC into the Speak up Sis space to share some wisdom about dating with a purpose. Connect with Omar online at He is also on social media on Facebook at Agape Love Networking and Instagram @agapelovenetwork. Leave us a message right here in the app and share some of your dating stories. Become a Speak up Sis Podcast sponsor today with as little as 0.99/month. Visit me online at
February 10, 2020
Change thru Pain
Sherri Williams, author/singer/song writer/playwright, shares her journey off change through the pain of losing two children to early deaths. You can connect with Sherri via her website and on Instagram at @solswritehouse.
February 3, 2020
Good Mom Bad Mom: What does it even mean?
I invite a good friend and former colleague, Sonya Mitchell, into the Speak up Sis space to share some wisdom from her journey as a mom and an educator. I believe all moms at some point ask themselves the question, "Am I a bad mom?" As both mothers and educators, Sonya and I have a candid discussion to tackle this very difficult but real question that everyday moms ask themselves at least once while on their motherhood journey. Visit for more information about being a guest on Speak up Sis Podcast and to learn more about me, Angel Charmaine, and the Speak up Sis platform.
January 27, 2020
Confined Relationships
I invited Author Jermaine Reaves to have a candid conversation about healthy vs. unhealthy relationships with an individual who is incarcerated. When Jermaine spent eight years in a federal penitentiary, he left two daughters, a mother and a girlfriend on the outside. In this episode of Speak up Sis Podcast, Jermaine shares wisdom from his journey about knowing when to hold on to a relationship with someone who is in prison and when to let the relationship go. To contact Author Jermaine Reaves visit his website at on Instagram @reaves12 and Facebook as Jermaine Reaves. Email Jermaine at
January 20, 2020
Risky Business
Business owner Pamela Hall joins me to talk about her experiences with entrepreneurship. She shares her journey of risks and rewards of owning a night club to owning a restaurant.
January 13, 2020
Time to Cleanup
My guest Kijafa James and I talk about the need for spiritual decluttering. Oftentimes, when we think of decluttering, we think of our closets, home, or our office space. However, this conversation is about getting rid of the clutter in our heart and soul.
January 6, 2020
Sharing Our Stories to Inspire Yours
I have so much to say about so many things, but who in the world wants to hear what I have say? This thought has kept me silent for 40 years. No longer. I am here, and I've got lots to say, so I'm going to open my mouth, speak up and give other women the space and opportunity to do the same.
December 24, 2019