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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.
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 TastyGHTacos@gmail.com
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 www.fitgirls.com. To share your fit journey with me, send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 info@AngelCharmaine.com and share your thoughts about this subject.
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 www.SpeakupSis.com and SUBSCRIBE.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 https://www.facebook.com/loveyourselffirst2/ Follow Author Alvino Bell on Instagram at @alvinobell. Visit Angel Charmaine at www.SpeakupSis.com and subscribe for updates all things Speak up Sis and Angel Charmaine.
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.
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
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 www.SpeakupSis.com for social media links for each guest.
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.
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 www.BlossomRogers.weebly.com. On social media at Blossom Rogers on Facebook. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.organize-kaos.com.
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 www.AgapeLoveNetwork.net. 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 www.SpeakupSis.com.
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 www.solswm.com and on Instagram at @solswritehouse.
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 www.SpeakupSis.com 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.
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 www.ReavesJ43@wixsite.com/coach on Instagram @reaves12 and Facebook as Jermaine Reaves. Email Jermaine at ReavesJ43@gmail.com
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.
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.