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The Secret Lives of Black Women

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The Secret Lives of Black Women

The Secret Lives of Black Women

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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?

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Introducing The Suga!

ECheck out The Suga, a new podcast from Stitcher! Actress, model, and producer Tika Sumpter and award-winning digital business leader Thai Randolph are teaming up to create a space for modern moms of color. A celebration of sisterhood and motherhood, The Suga is a safe space where moms, moms-to-be, and those undecided can laugh, learn and love on each other as they navigate life. Listen now on your favorite podcast app!

5 MIN8 h ago
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Introducing The Suga!

28. Put Your Pussey On the Earth With Junauda Petrus

ELauren has been waiting for this episode since the day this podcast was conceived. This week we’re unpacking the increasingly popular lifestyle philosophy of pleasure activism. And we have queer fantasy book writer, performance artist, and self-proclaimed soul sweetener Junauda Petrus here to let us in on the magic. This episode is a meditation on the limitless potential of Black women embracing their wild side and following their most “out there” curiosities. Our conversation starts with Junauda’s story about mending a broken heart by going to the forest and putting her bare vag on the earth. You can find more about The SLBW at https://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Follow Junauda Petrus on Twitter @junaudaalma and pick up her book “The Stars and the Blackness Between Them”

40 MIN1 d ago
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28. Put Your Pussey On the Earth With Junauda Petrus

27. Pole Dancing with Dalijah Franklin

EIn the past few years pole dancing has become more visible than ever in movies, on social media, and at concerts for artists like Summer Walker and Lizzo. Charla and Lauren may have never tried pole dancing before, but they’re eager to learn why it’s become such a key vehicle for Black women’s joy and wellness today. In this episode, pole dancing instructor Dalijah Franklin sheds some light on the meaning of the phenomenon as she explains how her organization, Black Girls Pole, created an international community. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Follow Dalijah Franklin @DalijahAmelia and Black Girls Pole @Blackgirlspole on Instagram

48 MIN1 w ago
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27. Pole Dancing with Dalijah Franklin

26. Finding Hope In Politics With Camonghne Felix

ECharla and Lauren may be exhausted by the state of Black pandering in the 2020 election but we’ve tapped a big wig in electoral politics to explain what keeps her going. Camonghne Felix is a celebrated poet, writer and political communications wiz who most-recently managed all Black media content for the Elizabeth Warren campaign. She’s here to explain how she's found hope and genuine connection in politics, and why an accomplished artist like herself keeps signing up for such stressful jobs. You can find more about The SLBW at https://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Follow Camonghne Felix on Twitter @CAMONGHNE and grab her poetry book "Build Yourself a Boat"

35 MIN2 w ago
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26. Finding Hope In Politics With Camonghne Felix

25. Becoming the Change With Lindsay Peoples Wagner

EWhen Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner told her mother she wanted to leave Brown Deer, Wisconsin to build a career in fashion, her mom said she would have to be the change she needed as a kid. Now, she’s seen a lot she wants to change from exlusive white spaces to Black leaders dissapointing her. In this episode, Lindsay dishes about her behind-the-scenes journey to speak her truth and tell inclusive stories as the youngest EIC in Teen Vogue history. You can find more about The SLBW at https://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Follow Lindsay Peoples Wagner on Instagram @lpeopleswagner

53 MIN3 w ago
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25. Becoming the Change With Lindsay Peoples Wagner

Introducing: Season 3!

EThird time's the charm, we'll be back with season 3 March 12th!

2 MINMAR 5
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Introducing: Season 3!

24. Believing We Can Win with Melina Abdullah

EIn the season two finale, we talk Black Liberation and activism. With the election year in full swing, how do we maintain a sense of hope as black women? Charla and Lauren are joined by academic and civic leader Melina Abdullah. As a self described member of the ‘Panther cub generation’ Abdullah talks about her work within the Black Lives Matter movement and where she finds joy while fighting in the frontlines. We’ll be back soon with Season 3! You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Melina Abdullah @DocMellyMel on Twitter Angela Davis on Black Communism:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hai2viOKyBk&feature=youtu.be

45 MINFEB 6
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24. Believing We Can Win with Melina Abdullah

23. Dating a Rocket Scientist with Dr. K. Renee Horton

ESuccess can often be used against black women, especially while dating. Charla and Lauren have experiences that have left them being labeled as ‘intimidating’ or ‘ a lot.’ These descriptions are familiar to Author and Space Launch Quality System Engineer Dr. K. Renee Horton. Working for NASA is something that Dr. Horton loves but people rarely ask about what it’s like to thrive in all the other aspects of life. In this conversation, Dr. Horton talks about her love for science and relationships, sharing hilarious stories that illuminate one experience of dating whole being a rocket scientist. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Dr. K. Renne Horton @Reneehortonphdon Twitter

54 MINJAN 30
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23. Dating a Rocket Scientist with Dr. K. Renee Horton

22. Knowing Your Worth with Chloe Hilliard

EWhen did you realize how much physical space you took up? Lauren first became aware of her body after an awkward childhood encounter. Self described ‘larger than life’ comedian Chloe Hilliard had a different story, but also was cognizant of the space her body took up at a young age. Chloe talks about the journey to holistic self worth and how vulnerable humor allowed her to be honest when she needed it most. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Chloe Hilliard @chloe_hilliard on Instagram and Twitter

47 MINJAN 23
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22. Knowing Your Worth with Chloe Hilliard

21. Being an Ethical Scammer with Laci Mosley

ECharla and Lauren love a good scam. They bring on the Scam Goddess Laci Mosley to give tips on what it takes to be an ethical scammer, especially as a black woman. She shares hilarious insights from her experiences as an actor and comedian while speaking the truth to the power in scams. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Laci Mosley @DivaLaci on Instagram and Twitter

44 MINJAN 16
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21. Being an Ethical Scammer with Laci Mosley

Latest Episodes

Introducing The Suga!

ECheck out The Suga, a new podcast from Stitcher! Actress, model, and producer Tika Sumpter and award-winning digital business leader Thai Randolph are teaming up to create a space for modern moms of color. A celebration of sisterhood and motherhood, The Suga is a safe space where moms, moms-to-be, and those undecided can laugh, learn and love on each other as they navigate life. Listen now on your favorite podcast app!

5 MIN8 h ago
Comments
Introducing The Suga!

28. Put Your Pussey On the Earth With Junauda Petrus

ELauren has been waiting for this episode since the day this podcast was conceived. This week we’re unpacking the increasingly popular lifestyle philosophy of pleasure activism. And we have queer fantasy book writer, performance artist, and self-proclaimed soul sweetener Junauda Petrus here to let us in on the magic. This episode is a meditation on the limitless potential of Black women embracing their wild side and following their most “out there” curiosities. Our conversation starts with Junauda’s story about mending a broken heart by going to the forest and putting her bare vag on the earth. You can find more about The SLBW at https://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Follow Junauda Petrus on Twitter @junaudaalma and pick up her book “The Stars and the Blackness Between Them”

40 MIN1 d ago
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28. Put Your Pussey On the Earth With Junauda Petrus

27. Pole Dancing with Dalijah Franklin

EIn the past few years pole dancing has become more visible than ever in movies, on social media, and at concerts for artists like Summer Walker and Lizzo. Charla and Lauren may have never tried pole dancing before, but they’re eager to learn why it’s become such a key vehicle for Black women’s joy and wellness today. In this episode, pole dancing instructor Dalijah Franklin sheds some light on the meaning of the phenomenon as she explains how her organization, Black Girls Pole, created an international community. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Follow Dalijah Franklin @DalijahAmelia and Black Girls Pole @Blackgirlspole on Instagram

48 MIN1 w ago
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27. Pole Dancing with Dalijah Franklin

26. Finding Hope In Politics With Camonghne Felix

ECharla and Lauren may be exhausted by the state of Black pandering in the 2020 election but we’ve tapped a big wig in electoral politics to explain what keeps her going. Camonghne Felix is a celebrated poet, writer and political communications wiz who most-recently managed all Black media content for the Elizabeth Warren campaign. She’s here to explain how she's found hope and genuine connection in politics, and why an accomplished artist like herself keeps signing up for such stressful jobs. You can find more about The SLBW at https://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Follow Camonghne Felix on Twitter @CAMONGHNE and grab her poetry book "Build Yourself a Boat"

35 MIN2 w ago
Comments
26. Finding Hope In Politics With Camonghne Felix

25. Becoming the Change With Lindsay Peoples Wagner

EWhen Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner told her mother she wanted to leave Brown Deer, Wisconsin to build a career in fashion, her mom said she would have to be the change she needed as a kid. Now, she’s seen a lot she wants to change from exlusive white spaces to Black leaders dissapointing her. In this episode, Lindsay dishes about her behind-the-scenes journey to speak her truth and tell inclusive stories as the youngest EIC in Teen Vogue history. You can find more about The SLBW at https://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Follow Lindsay Peoples Wagner on Instagram @lpeopleswagner

53 MIN3 w ago
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25. Becoming the Change With Lindsay Peoples Wagner

Introducing: Season 3!

EThird time's the charm, we'll be back with season 3 March 12th!

2 MINMAR 5
Comments
Introducing: Season 3!

24. Believing We Can Win with Melina Abdullah

EIn the season two finale, we talk Black Liberation and activism. With the election year in full swing, how do we maintain a sense of hope as black women? Charla and Lauren are joined by academic and civic leader Melina Abdullah. As a self described member of the ‘Panther cub generation’ Abdullah talks about her work within the Black Lives Matter movement and where she finds joy while fighting in the frontlines. We’ll be back soon with Season 3! You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Melina Abdullah @DocMellyMel on Twitter Angela Davis on Black Communism:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hai2viOKyBk&feature=youtu.be

45 MINFEB 6
Comments
24. Believing We Can Win with Melina Abdullah

23. Dating a Rocket Scientist with Dr. K. Renee Horton

ESuccess can often be used against black women, especially while dating. Charla and Lauren have experiences that have left them being labeled as ‘intimidating’ or ‘ a lot.’ These descriptions are familiar to Author and Space Launch Quality System Engineer Dr. K. Renee Horton. Working for NASA is something that Dr. Horton loves but people rarely ask about what it’s like to thrive in all the other aspects of life. In this conversation, Dr. Horton talks about her love for science and relationships, sharing hilarious stories that illuminate one experience of dating whole being a rocket scientist. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Dr. K. Renne Horton @Reneehortonphdon Twitter

54 MINJAN 30
Comments
23. Dating a Rocket Scientist with Dr. K. Renee Horton

22. Knowing Your Worth with Chloe Hilliard

EWhen did you realize how much physical space you took up? Lauren first became aware of her body after an awkward childhood encounter. Self described ‘larger than life’ comedian Chloe Hilliard had a different story, but also was cognizant of the space her body took up at a young age. Chloe talks about the journey to holistic self worth and how vulnerable humor allowed her to be honest when she needed it most. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Chloe Hilliard @chloe_hilliard on Instagram and Twitter

47 MINJAN 23
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22. Knowing Your Worth with Chloe Hilliard

21. Being an Ethical Scammer with Laci Mosley

ECharla and Lauren love a good scam. They bring on the Scam Goddess Laci Mosley to give tips on what it takes to be an ethical scammer, especially as a black woman. She shares hilarious insights from her experiences as an actor and comedian while speaking the truth to the power in scams. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Laci Mosley @DivaLaci on Instagram and Twitter

44 MINJAN 16
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21. Being an Ethical Scammer with Laci Mosley

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