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The Secret Lives of Black Women

The Secret Lives of Black Women and Stitcher

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The Secret Lives of Black Women
The Secret Lives of Black Women

The Secret Lives of Black Women

The Secret Lives of Black Women and Stitcher

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Join close friends Charla Lauriston and Lauren Domino on their hunt for the ‘secrets’ that have helped black women flourish through the bullsh*t. They connect with guests over shared experiences by wading through everything from sex and self-care to rage and anxiety. Each conversation centers on creating a space for joy with some newfound besties while asking: how do the black women we admire stay incredibly phenomenal?

Latest Episodes

16. Paying it Forward Before You’ve Been Paid with Asha Boston

EWhat does it mean to be a gentrifier? Charla and Lauren contemplate what this means when you are a black woman moving to a city like New York City. Asha Boston was born and raised in Brooklyn and knows all about what it looks like for folks to come into a new neighborhood but have little understanding of the history behind it. In this episode, she talks about what that history looks like, how she channeled her background to design a Nike shoe and what it looks like to pay it forward You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Asha Boston @AshaKayB on Instagram and Twitter

46 MIN4 d ago
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16. Paying it Forward Before You’ve Been Paid with Asha Boston

15. Advocating For Yourself with Dr. Debra Hardy Cartwright

ECharla and Lauren have had their fair share of experiences with going to the doctor. Recently, some of their friends have been dealing with fibroids- abnormal growths that can develop in a woman’s uterus. In this episode, Dr. Debra Hardy-Cartwright talks about what it means to advocate for yourself as a black woman in the hospital. She shares personal experiences as the first black female OBGYN in her hospital in Annapolis, MD and gives advice on what to do when you’re not being heard. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw

52 MIN1 w ago
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15. Advocating For Yourself with Dr. Debra Hardy Cartwright

14. Knowing Who You Are with Ericka Hart

EWhat does it mean to be a woman? It’s a question that Charla and Lauren hadn’t thought too much about until their conversation with Ericka Hart. As a a sex educator, activist, writer, model, and plant mom Ericka Hart has spent her career working to dismantle anti-black and beauty standards that persist in our culture. Ericka shares exactly what led her to this work and some of the internal battles she had to overcome in order to flourish. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Ericka Hart @ ihartericka on Twitter and Instagram

48 MIN2 w ago
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14. Knowing Who You Are with Ericka Hart

13. An Ordinary No with Bim Adewunmi

EIn our season 2 premiere Charla and Lauren talk about their struggle with confidence. Producer, playwright and journalist Bim Adewunmi has always believed in herself to a certain degree. In this episode, Bim sheds light on her confidence journey and talks about how she made a choice that seemed uncomfortable and a bit scary. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Bim Adewunmi @bimadew on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by Bombas (www.bombas.com/secretlives) and Dipsea (www.dipseastories.com/secretlives).

58 MIN3 w ago
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13. An Ordinary No with Bim Adewunmi

Season 2 Trailer

EWe're coming back November 14th!

3 MINNOV 8
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Season 2 Trailer

Introducing: Unladylike

EWe’re still on hiatus! But in the meantime, you should check out fellow Stitcher show, Unladylike. We’ll be back with Season 2 in November!

11 MINOCT 24
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Introducing: Unladylike

12. Being A Bawse with Kerry Coddett

EIn this season 1 finale, Charla and Lauren reminisce on the journey to making this show and how in some ways, it’s one step on the road to being their own bosses. Actor, Comedian and writer Kerry Coddett shares her own complicated and hilarious journey in entrepreneurship. Throughout the episode, Kerry talks about how advocating and believing in yourself is applicable to any field. We’ll be back with Season 2 after a brief break. In the meantime, feel free to keep up with us on our socials below- thanks for supporting our show! You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ You can check out Charla’s comedy album now athttps://linktr.ee/charlalauriston Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Kerry Coddett @OverFab on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/secretlives), Bombas (www.bombas.com/SECRETLIVES), and Audible (www.audible.com/secretlives or text SECRETLIVES to 500-500).

46 MINOCT 10
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12. Being A Bawse with Kerry Coddett

11. Staying in Process with Morgan Jerkins

EWhen Charla and Lauren decided to do a podcast, they wanted it to be a space where they didn’t have to apologize for who they were. That’s why when they had a live event to kick off the show, Morgan Jerkins felt like a perfect guest. In this episode, Morgan discusses how her writing is an extension of her truest experiences and what it took for her to truly be secure in who she was in all facets of her life. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ You can check out Charla’s comedy album now athttps://linktr.ee/charlalauriston Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Morgan Jerkins @MorganJerkins on Twitter and @_MorganJerkins on Instagram This episode is sponsored by Blume (text SECRET to 79-79-79) and Dipsea (www.dipseastories.com/secretlives).

42 MINOCT 3
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11. Staying in Process with Morgan Jerkins

10. Challenging the Status Quo with Jamilah Lemieux

ECharla and Lauren have used Twitter to follow people they admire while learning information that they might not have found elsewhere. That’s why watching our guest Jamilah Lemieux challenge the status quo has been a thrilling longtime activity. In this conversation Charla and Lauren find out exactly how she has been able to fight the trolls while also maintaining a sense of self. They also get into topics like abortion, motherhood and what it really means to get older. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ You can Pre-Order Charla’s comedy album athttps://linktr.ee/charlalauriston Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Jamilah Lemieux @JamilahLemieux on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by Lola (www.mylola.com code: SECRETLIVES), Birchbox (www.birchbox.com/SECRETLIVES code: SECRETLIVES), and Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/secretlives).

39 MINSEP 26
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10. Challenging the Status Quo with Jamilah Lemieux

9. Telling Our Stories with Marina Franklin

EThere’s something freeing about realizing that no one really knows what they are talking about. Charla felt a particular sense of freedom when she discovered comedy. The same can be said for actor, writer and comedian Marina Franklin, who knows that standup saved her life. In this episode we talk about how comedy shaped Marinas’ world, how the industry hasn’t really changed that much and the courage it took for her to do something she’s been hungry to do for a long time. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Marina Franklin @marinayfranklin on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: SECRETLIVES), Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/slobw), and Away (www.awaytravel.com/secretlives code: SECRETLIVES).

37 MINSEP 19
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9. Telling Our Stories with Marina Franklin

Latest Episodes

16. Paying it Forward Before You’ve Been Paid with Asha Boston

EWhat does it mean to be a gentrifier? Charla and Lauren contemplate what this means when you are a black woman moving to a city like New York City. Asha Boston was born and raised in Brooklyn and knows all about what it looks like for folks to come into a new neighborhood but have little understanding of the history behind it. In this episode, she talks about what that history looks like, how she channeled her background to design a Nike shoe and what it looks like to pay it forward You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Asha Boston @AshaKayB on Instagram and Twitter

46 MIN4 d ago
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16. Paying it Forward Before You’ve Been Paid with Asha Boston

15. Advocating For Yourself with Dr. Debra Hardy Cartwright

ECharla and Lauren have had their fair share of experiences with going to the doctor. Recently, some of their friends have been dealing with fibroids- abnormal growths that can develop in a woman’s uterus. In this episode, Dr. Debra Hardy-Cartwright talks about what it means to advocate for yourself as a black woman in the hospital. She shares personal experiences as the first black female OBGYN in her hospital in Annapolis, MD and gives advice on what to do when you’re not being heard. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw

52 MIN1 w ago
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15. Advocating For Yourself with Dr. Debra Hardy Cartwright

14. Knowing Who You Are with Ericka Hart

EWhat does it mean to be a woman? It’s a question that Charla and Lauren hadn’t thought too much about until their conversation with Ericka Hart. As a a sex educator, activist, writer, model, and plant mom Ericka Hart has spent her career working to dismantle anti-black and beauty standards that persist in our culture. Ericka shares exactly what led her to this work and some of the internal battles she had to overcome in order to flourish. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Ericka Hart @ ihartericka on Twitter and Instagram

48 MIN2 w ago
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14. Knowing Who You Are with Ericka Hart

13. An Ordinary No with Bim Adewunmi

EIn our season 2 premiere Charla and Lauren talk about their struggle with confidence. Producer, playwright and journalist Bim Adewunmi has always believed in herself to a certain degree. In this episode, Bim sheds light on her confidence journey and talks about how she made a choice that seemed uncomfortable and a bit scary. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Bim Adewunmi @bimadew on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by Bombas (www.bombas.com/secretlives) and Dipsea (www.dipseastories.com/secretlives).

58 MIN3 w ago
Comments
13. An Ordinary No with Bim Adewunmi

Season 2 Trailer

EWe're coming back November 14th!

3 MINNOV 8
Comments
Season 2 Trailer

Introducing: Unladylike

EWe’re still on hiatus! But in the meantime, you should check out fellow Stitcher show, Unladylike. We’ll be back with Season 2 in November!

11 MINOCT 24
Comments
Introducing: Unladylike

12. Being A Bawse with Kerry Coddett

EIn this season 1 finale, Charla and Lauren reminisce on the journey to making this show and how in some ways, it’s one step on the road to being their own bosses. Actor, Comedian and writer Kerry Coddett shares her own complicated and hilarious journey in entrepreneurship. Throughout the episode, Kerry talks about how advocating and believing in yourself is applicable to any field. We’ll be back with Season 2 after a brief break. In the meantime, feel free to keep up with us on our socials below- thanks for supporting our show! You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ You can check out Charla’s comedy album now athttps://linktr.ee/charlalauriston Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Kerry Coddett @OverFab on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/secretlives), Bombas (www.bombas.com/SECRETLIVES), and Audible (www.audible.com/secretlives or text SECRETLIVES to 500-500).

46 MINOCT 10
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12. Being A Bawse with Kerry Coddett

11. Staying in Process with Morgan Jerkins

EWhen Charla and Lauren decided to do a podcast, they wanted it to be a space where they didn’t have to apologize for who they were. That’s why when they had a live event to kick off the show, Morgan Jerkins felt like a perfect guest. In this episode, Morgan discusses how her writing is an extension of her truest experiences and what it took for her to truly be secure in who she was in all facets of her life. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ You can check out Charla’s comedy album now athttps://linktr.ee/charlalauriston Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Morgan Jerkins @MorganJerkins on Twitter and @_MorganJerkins on Instagram This episode is sponsored by Blume (text SECRET to 79-79-79) and Dipsea (www.dipseastories.com/secretlives).

42 MINOCT 3
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11. Staying in Process with Morgan Jerkins

10. Challenging the Status Quo with Jamilah Lemieux

ECharla and Lauren have used Twitter to follow people they admire while learning information that they might not have found elsewhere. That’s why watching our guest Jamilah Lemieux challenge the status quo has been a thrilling longtime activity. In this conversation Charla and Lauren find out exactly how she has been able to fight the trolls while also maintaining a sense of self. They also get into topics like abortion, motherhood and what it really means to get older. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ You can Pre-Order Charla’s comedy album athttps://linktr.ee/charlalauriston Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Jamilah Lemieux @JamilahLemieux on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by Lola (www.mylola.com code: SECRETLIVES), Birchbox (www.birchbox.com/SECRETLIVES code: SECRETLIVES), and Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/secretlives).

39 MINSEP 26
Comments
10. Challenging the Status Quo with Jamilah Lemieux

9. Telling Our Stories with Marina Franklin

EThere’s something freeing about realizing that no one really knows what they are talking about. Charla felt a particular sense of freedom when she discovered comedy. The same can be said for actor, writer and comedian Marina Franklin, who knows that standup saved her life. In this episode we talk about how comedy shaped Marinas’ world, how the industry hasn’t really changed that much and the courage it took for her to do something she’s been hungry to do for a long time. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Marina Franklin @marinayfranklin on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: SECRETLIVES), Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/slobw), and Away (www.awaytravel.com/secretlives code: SECRETLIVES).

37 MINSEP 19
Comments
9. Telling Our Stories with Marina Franklin
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