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The Black Princess Diaries

The Black Princess Diaries

By Deandra James
Fellow blogger and podcast host, Deandra, is talking all things lifestyle, giving you all of the real, and everything in between while leaving her listeners with some motivation at the end. So put on your crowns, fill up your favorite cup, and enjoy. You're tuned into The Black Princess Diaries podcast.

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This Is Your Sign To Not Give Up On Yourself
This year has not been the most kind to Deandra and she shares all of the things that had made her want to give up, but she also shares why she's choosing not to and why you shouldn't either. intro & outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
October 02, 2022
The Importance Of Having Diversity In All Forms
Disney has officially shared the trailer for the live-action Little Mermaid, which has brought up more controversy surrounding Halle Bailey playing the main character, Ariel. In today's episode, Deandra shares the importance of diversity and provides a little reminder about the movie to those who may have forgotten. intro & outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
September 25, 2022
Celebrate Your Business, Sis!
American Businesswoman Day is coming up this week and Deandra is reminding all the Businesswomen who are listening to celebrate themselves and their business! intro & outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
September 18, 2022
5 Ways To Simplify Your Life
Life can get really hectic and become too much, which is why it's best to settle down and appreciate the more simple things in life. Based on her blog post, Deandra shares five ways that you can simplify your life! intro & outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
September 11, 2022
Mind Your Business, Mind Your Body
After discovering a video that has been going around Twitter where someone is body shaming music artist Lizzo, Deandra is sharing her thoughts on the video and body shaming as a whole. intro & outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
September 04, 2022
Content Creators Are Human
After taking unexpected time off from posting, Deandra had to remind herself that she is human and not a machine. intro&outro music by @bboy.e.musical
August 21, 2022
Surviving Social Media As A Content Creator
Being a content creator isn't as easy as it may seem. In today's episode, Deandra shares the different reasons why it's hard to survive social media as a content creator. intro & outro music by @bboy.e.musical
July 31, 2022
Be Okay With Not Being In Control
Life is spiraling a little bit right now for Deandra and she's lost control. In today's episode, she's discussing the importance of learning to be okay with not being in control and allowing life to take its course. intro & outro music by @bboy.e.musical
July 17, 2022
You Are The Goal!
In today's episode, Deandra shares why you should stop using other people's pictures as goals and use your own because you are the goal! intro & outro music by @bboy.e.musical
July 10, 2022
How To Have A Hot Girl Summer
Hot girl summer is officially here, but what does having a hot girl summer entail? Deandra gives you tips just on how you can have a hot girl summer of your own! intro & outro music by @bboy.e.musical
July 03, 2022
Is Juneteenth Being A Federal Holiday A Good Thing?
Juneteenth is officially a federal holiday, but is that a good thing? Or will people just take this a free day? Deandra shares her thoughts in today's episode! Shop the sale: intro & outro music by @bboy.e.musical
June 19, 2022
3 Tips To Get Genuine Social Media Followers
The name of the social media game may be to get followers, but does it mean anything if the followers you're gaining aren't from a genuine place? Find out how to grow your followers that are genuine in today's episode! intro&outro music by @bboy.e.musical
June 12, 2022
Have You Checked In With Yourself Lately?
After a month of dealing with some mental health issues, Deandra is slowly working on getting back on track the best she can. This led to her thinking about the many people who don't acknowledge when they're struggling mentally, which brought her to ask...have you checked in with yourself lately?
June 05, 2022
My First Month As An E-Commerce Shop Owner
Being a new business owner is not easy, and you never know how things will turn out when you first open shop. Deandra is sharing her experience so far being one month in as a new e-commerce shop owner. Read the blog post: intro & outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
May 29, 2022
Watch Out For The Big Girls
Representation in the plus-size community is crucial, and Lizzo opened the doors to showcase more representation in the dance world with her new show "Watch Out For The Big Girls". intro&outro music by @bboy.e.musical
May 22, 2022
The Effects Of Mental Health As A Content Creator
Being a content creator while struggling with mental health is tough to balance and Deandra opens up to share her experience lately as she's currently struggling. intro & outro music by @bboy.e.musical
May 15, 2022
Call Me The Task Juggler
Deandra has added another venture into her repertoire, which means more tasks to juggle. The question is...can she handle it? Check out the shop here: Intro&outro music by @bboy.e.musical
May 08, 2022
Living In Your 20's + Tips On How To Be Happier With Guest Blogger Sabria Sparrow
Sabria Sparrow is a 25-year-old blogger who recently wrote all about how to be happier in your twenties. Listen in as we talk about living life in your twenties and she goes through some of her tips on how to be happier. Check out Sabria here: Sabria's website Instagram Twitter Pinterest Intro&outro music by @bboy.e.musical
May 01, 2022
The End Of Season 4
The end of an era is here...for the season anyway. Deandra is thankful for everyone that has supported her this season and she provides her last bits of motivation for the end of season four. intro and outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
December 26, 2021
Protect Your Peace At All Costs!
Our peace is sometimes the only thing we have to ourselves, but there are people and situations that can and will easily destroy that. Deandra talks about it in this episode. intro and outro: @bboy.e.musical
December 19, 2021
The Great Dating Debate
There's always a debate online about who does more for who in relationships or who gets the worst treatment. The truth is, there are good and bad people on both sides. Let's get into this great debate! intro and outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
December 12, 2021
True Life: I Am Scared To Succeed
It's often heard that someone is scared to fail, but what about being scared to succeed? intro and outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
December 05, 2021
It's Not That Bad, It Just Needs A Little...Cleansing!
The end of the year is vastly approaching, but have you begun preparing yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally for a new year?
November 21, 2021
What To Do When You Clap For Others But They Don't Clap For You
It's great to clap for others and cheer on their wins, but what about when it's time for them to do the same? Some people secretly don't want you to succeed and it shows. Let's talk about it! intro and outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
November 14, 2021
Things Aren't As Sweet As They Seem
The statement that you shouldn't trust everything you see on the internet is 100% true and Deandra talks about that in today's episode. She also shares how she feels as if she's made things look as if they're going great, and yet, things aren't as sweet as they may seem. intro and outro music by @bboy.e.musical
November 07, 2021
5 Ways Entrepreneurship Is Like Taking A Trip To The Fair
Funnel cakes, rides, music...oh my! There are so many aspects that make the fair an experience, but have you ever thought to compare it to entrepreneurship? If the idea has never come to mind, tune in as Deandra shares how entrepreneurship is like taking a trip to the fair. intro and outro music by @bboy.e.musical
October 31, 2021
Does Toxic Positivity Exist!?
A lot of things in this world can be toxic, but can positivity be toxic as well? Find out what prompted this question and what are Deandra's thoughts. intro and outro music by: @bboy.e.musical
October 17, 2021
My Self-Confidence Journey And Tips For Your Own
Everyone has their own journey when it comes to gaining self-confidence. Being on a journey of her own, Deandra has a few tips to provide that could help others with theirs as well.  intro and outro music by @bboy.e.musical
October 10, 2021
I Am Addicted To My Bad Habits
When you're so used to being in a cycle of bad habits, it can become pretty easy to get addicted. In this episode, Deandra tries something new and admits that she may be addicted in hopes of helping herself and others like her. intro and outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
October 03, 2021
The Importance Of Time Management And Avoiding Distractions
Learning time management and how to avoid distractions often go hand in hand. They're important to tackle when needing to accomplish your goals and Deandra is sharing just how important with her firsthand experience of what it looks like when you don't. intro and outro by @bboy.e.musical
September 26, 2021
Living In Your "Roaring Twenties"
As a twenty-something-year-old, life can become pretty hectic and stressful when you have so much to try and figure out. This isn't your flapper girl type of twenties we're talking about. This is a lot different and very...well...chaotic! intro and outro by @bboy.e.musical
September 19, 2021
Your Words Hold Weight
Like most, Deandra is often on social media including Twitter. She sees a lot of outlandish comments that leave her amazed about what people decide to say online. What those people might not realize or even care about at the moment, is that their words hold a lot of weight.  Did you like this episode? You can donate and help contribute to more episodes like this one by clicking here. Intro and outro by @bboy.e.musical
September 12, 2021
Why It's Important To Work On Becoming THAT GIRL
If you're a TikTok user, then you may have seen the trend where people share videos of them become "that girl". Though there's a little controversy about the trend, Deandra believes it's important to want to become "that girl" for reasons beyond the aesthetic videos that are shown. intro and outro by @bboy.e.musical
September 05, 2021
I Am A Hot Mess And Why That's Okay
Wait...someone that's admitting they're not perfect!? Gasp! That's right, in this episode Deandra is letting everyone know that she is a hot mess, but she also shares why it is okay and why others should feel okay if they are the same. intro and outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
August 22, 2021
It Takes Time To Grow
In today's episode, Deandra shares a story about the journey of her plants, but the meaning turns out to be something deep that a lot of people can resonate with themselves. intro and outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
August 15, 2021
Why Simone Biles Is REALLY The G.O.A.T.
Deandra has been keeping up with the current Olympics for the first time this year and something happened with Simone Biles that neither she nor the world thought would happen. Find out what that is why it REALLY makes her the goat. intro and outro: @bboy.e.musical
August 08, 2021
New Projects, Authenticity As A Content Creator, And Self-Love: A Discussion With Fashion Designer And Blogger Erica Raquel
In today's episode, Deandra has a conversation with the multitalented fashion designer and blogger Erica Raquel. Erica talks about her latest project and they both get into the discussion of remaining authentic as a content creator. Check out Erica here: Blog Instagram: @grandfashlife Marketing Instagram: @grandmarketing101 Marketing Facebook: /grandmarketing101 Website: Blog: intro and outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
August 01, 2021
Diary Of A Fat Woman
In this episode, Deandra is laying it all out on the table and sharing her frustrations with society and how they treat fat women and women in the plus-size community.  intro and outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
July 25, 2021
Stop Holding Your Tongue To Please Others
Do you recall being told as a child that you should be seen and not heard? Maybe as a pre-teen or teenager, not having the authority to tell adults what was really on your mind? Well, the habit of keeping quiet could travel with you into adulthood, which then allows people to do or say whatever they want. It's time to make a vow to never let that happen again! intro and outro beat by: @bboy.e.musical
July 18, 2021
Thoughts From A Single 26-Year-Old About Dating
Deandra is a single 26-year-old who is refusing to take another dive into the dating pool. She has some thoughts on how dating is today and is sharing those thoughts in today's episode. intro and outro by @bboy.e.musical
July 11, 2021
What Is M.A.P. And How To Use It
Deandra has been making sure she remains on the pathway to success and now she's making sure you do the same by sharing the acronym M.A.P. that she created. Find out exactly what it stands for and how you can use it too! intro and outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
July 04, 2021
Girl, Pick Up Your Crown
With everything personal and in between going on, Deandra is feeling like her crown is slipping from the weight of it all. However, she knows that she's not alone and has a message for the women who are also feeling the same and need some encouragement to pick up their crowns as well. intro and outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
June 27, 2021
Why Not Seeing Color Is Part Of The Problem
Saying "I don't see color" is a popular statement that is used often by people who don't reside in the black and brown community. Some people assume they're being harmless when saying it, and some are using it to defend their racism. What was first written as a blog post, Deandra felt inspired by the celebration of Juneteenth to take this topic further and discuss it in today's podcast episode. Intro and outro beat by @bboy.e.musical
June 20, 2021
YouTube, Miscarriage, And The Future: A Discussion With YouTuber ShineKataleya
Today's episode features new and upcoming YouTuber Kalia, also known as ShineKataleya on Youtube. Tune in as we're diving into her YouTube channel, discussions on dealing with miscarriage, and talk of the future. Find Kalia here: Youtube Instagram Snapchat: @kataleyax0 Intro and outro beat by bboy.e.musical
June 13, 2021
I Quit My Job During A Pandemic
People have been starting to realize their worth and leaving their toxic jobs. This was no different for Deandra as she left her job right in the middle of a pandemic. Listen in as she explains the reasons for leaving and why it's good that others are leaving their jobs too. Intro and outro music by @bboy.e.musical
June 06, 2021
Struggles Of Becoming An Entrepreneur
Hey loves! We're FINALLY back with the first episode of season four! In this episode, Deandra gets right into it with her first topic of the season about the struggles of becoming an entrepreneur. Going through the process herself, she knows A LOT about the subject, but she also leaves you feeling hopeful about the beauty of the journey. Intro & Outro beat by @bboy.e.musical 
May 30, 2021
It's All About Perspective
It's the last episode of season how time flies! Deandra couldn't just leave without giving a little word for you guys to think about of course! Listen in as she talks all about perspective, and make sure you go through the entire episode because there just might be a special announcement.
October 11, 2020
Being Shy In The Entrepreneurship World
Fellow entrepreneurs know that this world is not for the weak or the shy at all! It forces you to step out of your shell, or get left behind. Listen in as Deandra discusses how the language she uses when she's promoting her blogger service made her realize how she needs to step out of her shell if she wants to succeed.  Need to schedule a consultation? Click here!
October 04, 2020
What Is Peace?
With everything going on and being thrown at us this year, including the injustices, it doesn't seem like there is such a thing as peace. This world has been anything but peaceful and it makes you wonder...what is peace? 
September 27, 2020
Why You Should Write A Letter To Your Bullies
I know what you're thinking..."Why in the world would I do that?" Well, listen to today's episode and you'll see exactly why Deandra says you should write a letter to your bullies. 
September 20, 2020
5 Ways To Set Yourself Up For Success
There are no guarantee ways to achieve success, but today, Deandra is giving you 5 ways that can help you set yourself up for it. Grab a pencil and some paper or your phone and get ready to take some notes! 
September 13, 2020
Commit To Yourself
Imposter Syndrome is very real, but it's important to commit to yourself and your talents. Deandra knows a little bit about that as she discusses her blogger consultation service and dealing with imposter syndrome.  Schedule a consultation here!:
September 06, 2020
The Year Of Mourning
2020 has been a tough year for the black community. A year of constant mourning for one of our own.
August 30, 2020
Don't Compare Your Now To Theirs
It's really easy to compare where you are now to where someone else is in life, especially when that person has the same goal as you. Everyone succeeds and accomplishes their own goals in their own time. 
August 23, 2020
Decide Your Own Path
Deandra has made a big decision, which she hints about in today's podcast. This decision has led her to the idea to speak about deciding your own path. 
August 16, 2020
7 Key Points To A Good Relationship
No relationship is perfect, but there are some key points that each relationship should have in order to work. Grab your pen and paper or your phone and get ready to jot down these seven key points to a good relationship. 
August 09, 2020
How I Made The Switch From Unmotivated To Motivated
In today's podcast episode, Deandra tells you how she made the switch from not being motivated to becoming motivated and putting her all into her work. 
August 02, 2020
Why Your Body Is Beautiful
Moving from blog post form to podcast form, Deandra helps explains why your body is beautiful. A lot of us in the world may not see our bodies in the light that we should. What makes it beautiful anyway? Give a listen and find out. 
July 26, 2020
A World Entangled
Jada has brought a new word for us to get into and that is entangled. Deandra doesn't know about Jada's entanglement, but she knows this world is in an entanglement, and today she discusses it. 
July 19, 2020
Life of A Black Female Entrepreneur
Listen as I interview special guest Angela Humphrey. She talks about her life as a black female entrepreneur as she dives into how her business started and where she plans on ending up in the future. If you'd like to keep up with Angela and follow her along her journey, you can check out all of her social media links below:  Website- Facebook- Instagram- Soundcloud-
July 12, 2020
That Black Pride Feeling
Today Deandra is discussing the 2020 BET Awards, Juneteenth, and how they both give you that feeling of black pride. She also brings up the 4th of July and just why she no longer feels the need to celebrate it.
July 05, 2020
Where Do We Go From Here?
We have made it through the first six months of 2020 and boy, what crazy months they were! However, the question stands...where do we go from here? 
June 28, 2020
The Effects of Absent Fathers
Today is fathers day, and it makes you think how important it is to have a father in your life as well as the effects of not having one in your life.
June 21, 2020
You Are Not Your Friend's Parent
We all love our friends, but sometimes you have to set limits and realize that you're their friend and not their parent. 
June 14, 2020
Keep That Same Energy
If you feel offended listening to this episode...good. Today, Deandra is getting into white privilege and making a call to action for people to keep the same energy they've been having lately and continue to support the black community. 
June 07, 2020
Fighting For A Cause
A lot is going on in 2020 and in the first episode of season 3, Deandra feels she needs to touch on what's been going on in the news lately. However, as always, she leaves you with something positive to take with you throughout your day. 
May 31, 2020
The End Of Season 2!
It's so hard to say goodbye! In today's episode, Deandra wraps up season 2. She discusses past episodes just for a roundup and goes over a few topics that have been discussed during the season.
February 23, 2020
Are Dating Apps The New Thing?
In today's episode, Deandra brings up Valentine's day and dating apps. Are they the only hope these days to meeting people?? Give a listen as Deandra discusses this topic!
February 16, 2020
Moving Obstacles
It's black history month, and so many amazing people that we honor went through so much in their time, yet they didn't let it stop them. If they didn't let obstacles get in their way like racism and slavery...why should we let obstacles get in our way?
February 09, 2020
Sometimes Life Knocks You Down
Life can knock you right on your back and this episode, Deandra discusses just that. She mentions going through some struggles of her own, but also reminding you to not let life keep you down. 
February 02, 2020
Grinding: Is It For Everyone?
Today Deandra discusses grinding and the way society perceives it. She gives you a few definitions of the word and leaves you asking it for everyone?
January 26, 2020
Am I Having A Midlife Crisis!?
Deandra is turning 25 soon and she's freaking out! Is this an early midlife crisis? Listen as she talks about it!
January 19, 2020
The Word Is self-love
Deandra has seen that people have decided to make a word for the year. This year she decided to make one of her own and she talks about it, what it means, and how to apply it for the year. This year, the word is self-love. 
January 12, 2020
2019 Recap
2019 is leaving and 2020 is vastly approaching...literally in three days! In the last episode of the year, Deandra does a small recap and gives you some encouraging words and advice to take into the new year. 
December 29, 2019
Why We Fail At Our New Years Resolutions
New Year is vastly approaching and that means people are getting ready to write their usual resolutions. The problem is...we fail at them every time. In today's podcast episode, Deandra discusses why that is. 
December 22, 2019
Black Girls Are Winning
This is no news that black girls are winning, but we are really taking home the crown lately with FOUR black pageant 2019 winners! How amazing is that!? Deandra discusses the significance of these wins and brings you a little motivation for black girls to take with them into the new year and years to come. 
December 15, 2019
2020: The Year Of Perfect Vision
When vision is 2020, that means it's perfect and clear. Deandra talks about making next year just that in today's episode. Make 2020 your year of perfect vision. 
December 08, 2019
Gift Giving
With the holidays around, some people feel entitled to get a gift. Deandra discusses this in today's episode. 
December 01, 2019
Adulting is GHETTO!
Adulting is as ghetto as it gets and today Deandra is discussing some of the many reasons why.
November 24, 2019
Protect Yourself
From T.I. checking his daughter's hymen to an innocent young woman in college being murdered by her best friend. So much is going on that shows you how important it is to protect yourself and your wellbeing. 
November 17, 2019
We're Back!
We're back with season 2! This episode Deandra catches you up on what's been going on and the exciting new things that are coming her way. Are you ready to get started??
November 10, 2019
You Can Do This!
It's the last episode of the season! I'm leaving you guys with a positive note and inspiration that you can do anything..because you can! 
September 01, 2019
Stop Sleeping On Yourself
Plenty of us are sleeping on ourselves but it's time to wakeup and wake the world up. We have so much potential in this world...let's show them what you got!
August 25, 2019
Putting Pressure On Yourself
We tend to put so much pressure on ourselves that it can really mess with our mental health and cause us to perform worse than before we pressured ourselves. Sometimes all we need is a breather. 
August 18, 2019
Should You Live Like You Got IT?
A lot of people, including myself, are trying to keep up with the Instagram game or just trying to live like they have more than they really do. The question is...should you? 
August 11, 2019
The Search by Sherman Williams
Today I have new author Sherman Williams on the podcast discussing his book called The Search. I ask him a few questions and we get to learn a little bit more about him and the reason behind why he wrote his book.
August 04, 2019
Stop Keeping Bad Company
So many people out there don't realize their worth so they keep the company of others who also don't know the worth of the person. It's time to stop and say no to anyone that doesn't see the beauty in you. 
July 28, 2019
Don't Let Life Stop You From Living
We're alive but are we LIVING?? I resonate on this a bit in today's episode. It's important not to let life get in the way of you living.
July 14, 2019
Tips To Feeling Like A Girl Boss
Sometimes we may not feel like a girl boss even though it can be as simple as saying you are one. I provide just a few tips to help you get into the mindset of feeling like one in hopes you're able to take these tips into your daily lives. 
July 07, 2019
Wave Your Pride Flag High
Sadly, not everyone can be open about their sexuality without being put in danger. I believe everyone should be able to wave their pride flag high. Never be ashamed of who you are. 
June 30, 2019
You're An Ex For A Reason
Sometimes an ex tries to come back into our lives. Maybe you're the ex that's trying to come back into someone else's life. Regardless, it's important to remember, you're an ex for a reason. 
June 23, 2019
Thank You Nike
Nike released a plus sized mannequin, but it seems like there's some backlash about it. Today I discuss it. 
June 16, 2019
Be 100% For Yourself
People may not be 100% for you all the time, but you have to be 100% for yourself and your craft.
June 09, 2019
Be Confident In Your Body
Today's episode discusses body confidence and how we should exude that during the hotter months and even all year round. 
June 02, 2019
The Friend Therapist Syndrome
In today's podcast, I discuss staying cool, pay tribute to our fallen soldiers, and talk about The Friend Therapist Syndrome. 
May 26, 2019
Laws, School, and more!
This week I'm discussing topics written on my blog about the abortion laws, my exciting news, my faith, and black mental health. Grab your drinks and snacks because these are some big topics and we're taking a dive!
May 19, 2019
Introduction to The Black Princess Diaries
An intro to who is and what is The Black Princess Diaries. 
May 14, 2019