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By Shannon Ivey
The #whatshesaidproject began as a local story slam and being reborn as a virtual story slam and podcast. Real stories told by real storytellers right from their phones.
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S3 E3 Meet Kimberly Mathis, The Liberation Coach
We are thrilled to continue these important conversations with smart folks.  This week's episode is a conversation with coach and therapist Kimberly Mathis.  We talk about the difference between coaching and therapy, compassionate goal setting, our Year Compass facebook group, and our upcoming workshops.  SO GOOD. Find Kimberly at: @the.liberationcoach
January 16, 2021
S3 E2 with author Caitlin Fisher
New things are happening in 2021!  This episode is now the #whattheysaidproject, thanks to the astute guidance of our next guest. Caitlin Fisher is an author, coach and creative.  In this episode we talk all things pronouns, gender, queer coding, millennial, and how not to be a jerk. Caitlin has agreed to come back monthly, so send us your questions: CW: language, LGBTQ discussions ;) Find out more about Caitlin and their book: The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation on Amazon or wherever books are sold online: ( @CaitlinFisherAuthor on IG and Facebook @CaitLizFisher on Twitter
January 9, 2021
S3 E1: Lakeetha's Love Story
In this season, we share stories and interviews of "Love, Light, Levity, and other L words that bring us JOY."   Our first storyteller of the season is actress and drama teacher Lakeetha Blakeney.  She shares the LOVE story that came into her life in her 40th year and even during the pandemic. If you feel moved to do so, we welcome your tips: $LakeethaBlakeney80 If you're super into spreading cash app love, we won't say no: $whatshesaidproject Stay tuned this season as we roll out the love one episode at a time. #love #stories #storytelling #storySlam #whatshesaidproject #queer #LGBTQ+ #pride 
October 15, 2020
Shift S2 E8: A Conversation with Actress Arischa Conner (Part 2)
You want more #actingtips and #actingtricks to making your way in the #businessofacting?  Our beloved @arischaisastar is dropping knowledge all over the place!  And we feel the #love. This is part 2 of our interview with @arischaisastar.  Thanks for listening! #atlactor #laactor #podcast #shepodcasts #whatshesaidproject
July 14, 2020
Shift S2 E7: A Conversation with Actress Arischa Conner (Part 1)
In Part 1, we talk with the amazing actress Arischa Conner.  She talks about #supportive adults, #creative education, #community, #acting, #film and #tv, and why she decided to go #fulltime to get her #dreamlife.  This amazing love bug of a human will leave you wanting more (next week).  There are some tips and tricks for #actors, so don't miss this and next week's episode!
July 10, 2020
Shift S2 E6: A conversation with Serena Hicks: Coach and Founder of Antiracism School
In this conversation, we talk to our newest friend and badass human Serena Hicks, coach and founder of  We discuss #antiracism education #coaching #discomfort #blackandbrownbodytrauma #community #shame #goals. She's amazing, and I want you to go find out about her course launching Tuesday July 21:!  Also, coaching and more on her page:
July 3, 2020
Shift S2 E5 A Conversation with Ayana Crawford: Organizer, Activist, Consultant, Speaker, Writer, entrepreneuHer, and Community Liaison
In this episode, we meet Ayana Crawford: Organizer, Activist, Consultant, Speaker, Writer, entrepreneuHer, and Community Liaison.  We talk organizing, political careers, community activism, antiracist education, self care.  She's an emerging leader with a bright future, and we are so lucky to get to know her.
July 2, 2020
Shift S2 E4: A Conversation with Jazmyne McCrae: Activist, Scholar, and Co-founder of Empower SC
In this epsisode, Jazmyne and I talk about #antiracist values in education, educational reform, the importance of policy, advocacy, and police reform.  This amazing young leader will give you great hope for our future. #antiracist #youngleader #policyreform #blacklivesmattersc #policereform #educationreform #teachers #student
June 27, 2020
Shift S2 E3: A Conversation with Comedian Tara Brown
In this episode, we chat with comedian Tara Brown about how she found comedy, and how she's using it to lift spirits.  #comedy #tarabrowncomedy #conversations #humans
June 27, 2020
Shift S2 E2: A Conversation with Demetrius Hill: Activist, Artist, Mother, Co-founder of I Can't Breathe, SC
This episode is a conversation with Demetrius Hill, co-founder of I Can't Breathe, SC (also Black Lives Matter SC).  We discuss foundational information for white folks interested in learning how to be #antiracist.  
June 27, 2020
Shift 2: A Conversation with Rebecca Davis, co-founder of AR-TIC, LLC
Rebecca Davis is a trauma therapist who co-founded AR-TIC, LLC (anti-racist trauma informed care).  Shannon interviews Rebecca about her work, her self, and some guiding principles of anti-racist education.  
June 10, 2020
Virtual Story Slam: Shift 5
On this episode, Shannon explores the changing relationship with her father.  
May 26, 2020
Virtual Story Slam SHIFT Episode 4
On this episode we talk to the host, Shannon, and her daughter, Zoe, about a shift happening in their world.  Zoe shares her a story about kimchi.  Our featured storyteller for this episode is Jerry, who has a shift in heart.  
May 2, 2020
Virtual Story Slam SHIFT Episode 3
Olivia is our featured storyteller with a tale of Florida, her dad, diving, sharks, and adventure.  
April 21, 2020
Virtual Story Slam SHIFT Episode 2
This is our second episode of our Virtual Story Slam.  Our theme for this season is SHIFT.  On this episode, you will be introduced to Connie.  Connie beautifully tells a story about how shift showed up in a few ways in her life, in her relationship with her mother, and ultimately, in how she saw herself.
April 14, 2020
Virtual Story Slam SHIFT Episode 1
In this episode, you will be introduced to our new storytelling format, the Virtual Story Slam.  Our first storyteller is Amy.  She tells a story about shift in her life, while waiting for a butterfly to emerge.
April 10, 2020
Trailer for Virtual Story Slam SHIFT Season
This is the introduction to our work at the #whatshesaidproject and our newest form, the Virtual Story Slam.  
April 10, 2020