Podcast Picks: The Black Girl Podcast
“For so long I put my self-esteem in a man and that doesn’t work.”
“Thank God she pissed you off or you wouldn’t be here now.”
“If you live off his compliments you gonna die off his criticism.”
“You literally don’t know where your next check is coming from!”
These are the kind of jewels that are dropped just minutes into the fifth and sixth episodes of ‘The Black Girl Podcast’. Released shortly before the holidays ‘The Black Girl Podcast’ has quickly become a new favorite of mine. The message being presented by hosts Rebecca “Bex” Francois, Alysha Pamphile, Gia Peppers, Sapphira Martin, and Deanii “Scottie Beam” Scott is clear not only are black women not a monolith, neither are black millennials. While these women may share an industry and connections to an iconic radio legacy they each bring unique perspectives and experiences to heartfelt conversations about friendships, career and love.
These ladies are unafraid to speak their truths discussing everything from making the first move in the club to knowing what it’s like to have to check your bank account before you hit up happy hour.
Many up and coming creatives will appreciate that these ladies are lifting the curtain on their experiences in entertainment and retail. The ladies are chronicling their careers in real time. Martin, the entrepreneur behind the impeccably curated Sass.Boxx who is soon to appear on Centric’s “Queen Boss”, was totally transparent with listeners about being fired just before she intended to quit her day job. “I have never felt relieved or more excited for the next chapter in my life” said Martin.
I was particularly grateful for Peppers breaking down the freelancer invoice struggle and Pamphile sharing the shock she encounters when people realize that the person shooting their favorite freestyles doesn’t have a penis.
As black women make stride after stride the faces of videography, entrepreneurship, and feminism are changing everyday and now it seems the face of podcasting is too.
Looking to be touched by a little of these ladies’ #BlackGirlMagic ? Check out the latest episode of ‘The Black Girl Podcast’ where they discuss the need to take pride in themselves while remaining humble.