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Stories & Philosophies

Stories & Philosophies

By salem
A story telling and wisdom sharing podcast. Listen to hear your new favorite stories about womanhood, africa, joy and what they teach us about life
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Stories & Philosophies

One time for the self-resourced women entrepreneurs
To round out Women’s history month I talk about the details of what it feels like to dive into full time entrepreneurship again & I take a moment to celebrate the other self resourced women entrepreneurs. Here are a few things I’ve learned 2 years in!
March 30, 2022
Even paradise has gas leaks
In this episode Salem explores what happens when you've created an almost perfect bubble of care for yourself and still life happens. 
March 12, 2022
HI friends, Salem is back with your favorite story telling podcast. Lets talk about letting ourselves off the hook a bit this year. Because whew Chile, its year 3 of a pandemic. Happy 2/22/22!
February 22, 2022
Let’s talk about how to uncouple from friends & lovers without losing your mind
Season 3 is all about our relationship to change. In this episode I dive into a few experiences I’ve had to uncouple with friends and lovers. How I’ve learnt to manage my own energy around shifting relationships and bounce back from the fragility that can come from ending relationships. Enjoy!
October 08, 2021
Hello from my big ass bed in Calabar, Nigeria
In this first episode of season 3 I talk about Nigeria as one of my home bases. The philosophy of the episode is centered around the wisdom to be found in exploring versions of ourselves we have consistently identified with for long periods of time and making space for them.
July 27, 2021
July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021
26 & hella confident
Here I share the journey to feeling confident. Doing the work for me in the space between my 25th and 26th year looked like being intention about building my own confidence compass.
December 01, 2020
Special birthday episode: Bringing in year 26 on an African beach
Coming to you live from an ACTUAL West African Beach!! I was feeling so magical as I brought in my birthday and had to pull out my phone to capture the vibes 💞
November 26, 2020
Hibernating in West Africa
So I’ve been hibernating in West Africa, here’s the real reason why.
November 01, 2020
How Salem got her joy back
In the previous episode I talked about sadness as a state of being. In this one I’m sharing some key things that have helped me move through my sadness. And into a state of more expansive joy. This is for anyone moving through difficult and heavy emotions. I see you!
September 02, 2020
From hot girl summer to sad girl summer
In this episode I talk about how to hold grief and creating new baselines for our emotional selves when life shifts happen
July 10, 2020
African Nomad diaries
Here I share a mashup of my top favorite travel sensations from the 7 African Nations I’ve been to.
May 01, 2020
Storytelling motives: Tiese tells stories for her future self
In this episode I sit with my friend, travel writer extraordinaire, podcaster, and the only other person I know in the West who grew up in my hometown about storytelling. We have a kitchen table conversation about our motivations for writing, archiving, storytelling.
April 10, 2020
Q & A with my mom, the legendary Dr. Uduak Afangideh
I have my mom on the studio today. We talk about mother/daughter tings, parenting fails, and what we enjoy about each other. Enjoy loves
November 18, 2019
24: do some heaux shit, build community, love the inner child.
This is a seasonal October episode that serves as a year in review of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt in a particular year. 24 began with a reminder to not just intellectualize and conceptualize my ideas around pleasure, but to work them out in real life in an embodied way. I have also been challenged to build deeper community where I feel seen and supported.. and to pay attention to my inner child. Here are my stories and philosophies.
October 21, 2019
I am a displaced person: on home, community, place making and displacement.
In this episode I dive deeper into the realization of being a displaced person, explain the insidious nature of displacement and mental and emotional turmoil of feeling unsettled in where one calls home.
September 23, 2019
What is Interiority & why does it matter to me
Exploring the theme of season 2 and why investing in our interior world is important.
September 05, 2019
Season 2 Preview
Hi humans. Thank you so much to everyone who listened in for season 1. This is a little preview of what I have waiting for you in season 2 of the stories and Philosophies podcast. Season 2 coming to you in July!!
July 01, 2019
I don’t know what (romantic) Love is
This special valentines week episode brings ponderings on what romantic love is. Why I stopped reading romance. Why I started re-reading it! What is confusing about romantic love and the advice that “when you know you know.”
February 10, 2019
Tiffany is also Young, Black, Woman & a Social Philosopher
Happy 2019 loves!! On this very first episode of the year I decided to share space with my friend Tiffany who also identifies as a philosopher. Obvi we had to talk about the intersections of being young, black, women and OUT HERE philosophizing. Tiff and I met on our trip to the Motherland and after sharing an immersive couple of weeks in the warm west African sun, we bonded on a lot of things and I can’t wait for you to witness her stories and philosophies. And this AMAZING conversation we shared together!
January 31, 2019
2018 feels like 2007: On Endings
Reflecting on another end of the year & how ending 2018 feels like how 2007 ended. Here’s to entering into 2019 with hope against all reason to hope.
December 31, 2018
Closure is messy & makes me sad.
Sharing raw emotions around how messy an ending can be & giving context for why we can’t just tell people to “move on to the next thing” without supporting them with space to grieve the thing they are leaving behind. Don’t listen if you are scared of a woman being emotionally & tearing up in a podcast.
December 10, 2018
Triggers, Hooks, unraveling: Scorpio season
Here I share a play by play of what happens when we are triggered, how that’s different from getting hooked. And what it has looked like for me to take me time to unravel all those knots that Scorpio season has brought to me.
November 28, 2018
Birthdays & external validation.
A story about how the idea of my own worthiness affected the ways I choose to show up on birthdays past and what changed this year.
November 14, 2018
23 - Round belly, Soft jiggly thighs
As I prepare to turn 24 in November i'll be reflecting on some of my strongest affirmations for year 23. This one is about learning to be at home in a round, curvy body with a tummy that isn’t flat & thighs that definitely touch. Let’s explore what it feels like to not only be just accept a body but to adore it!
October 04, 2018
23 - Easeful Transitions
As I prepare to turn 24 in November i'll be reflecting on some of my strongest affirmations for year 23. This one is about learning to be easeful and gentle with myself through transition
October 04, 2018
Three relationship/situationships with men that have been very influential to the way I currently look at intimate friendships with men.
September 24, 2018
The story is about a pretty dehumanizing and somewhat embarrassing money experience that happened to me recently and how I chose to view the experience as an opportunity for growth rather than letting it lead me to a loop of self doubt
September 15, 2018
A story about matriachs: how they shape us, the potential of the relationship. How a bit of intentionality can go a long way. The philosophy is around communication through language barriers.
September 11, 2018
What can the process of having a first period teach a girl about life?
September 04, 2018