Every week I get naked for ya’ll. I strip away my fears and allow myself to be vulnerable because I know that you need me to. I truly believe in the power of sharing our stories with each other, especially the stories that make us feel uncomfortable. So, yes, I do this for you. But in reality, I do it for me more than anything.
Getting naked, is a surefire way to see yourself in your purest, most raw form- literally and figuratively. For many, the idea of nakedness evokes a fear that they are not sure they can handle. Today, we are talking about how to confront that fear, get comfortable with being naked, and strengthen your relationship with yourself and others.
#Blacklove can be a complicated, and joyful topic. I’m excited to see it moving into the mainstream cultural conversation through shows like “Black Love” on Oprah’s OWN network. Still, I think the conversation needs to be expanded to include not only heterosexual romantic relationships, but also the ways that we love ourselves and each other on a daily basis.
Today, Im talking with Bro Shack, one half of True Love Movement, to discuss what it means to love and be loved as a Black person. We do a deep-dive into the cultural history of blackness and the ways slavery has impacted our understanding of what it means to love others, but maybe more importantly, what it means to love ourselves.
Bro Shack brings a deep love for the Black community to the show, and his takes on the multi-generational blocks to self-love have a lot to offer the current cultural conversation around blackness.
Did you know that counselors complete at least three thousand hours of direct and indirect experience before they’re fully licensed? It’s a complicated journey, but I’ve always been fascinated by why and how people do the things they do, so it’s totally worth it.
Pretty much everywhere I go someone wants to talk about my work. Once they find out I’m a counselor they end up telling me all about their lives and their personal struggles. Some may find this difficult to deal with, but it’s part of the job; and I LOVE IT!!
I also get approached by those who are interested in beginning a career in the helping professions themselves. The same questions come up over and over, so today, I’m going to answer all of those questions once and for all.
If you are looking at a career in the counseling industry, thinking about seeing a therapist and need to know what to look for, or just want to make sure I know what I’m talking about, this episode is for you!
It is inevitable that you will experience hatred when you don’t fit into the cultural norm. Being Black in America is a risk. Being Black and gay is a whole new level of risk.
In the wake of the attack on actor Jussie Smollet, I’ve been thinking a lot about hatred; specifically, about the hatred expressed towards marginalized groups. This episode is all about the mental and emotional processes that create and feed that hatred.
The psychology of hatred involves a complicated cocktail of fear, shame, and disgust, but what is it about human beings that makes us hate so powerfully and so violently?
In today’s episode, we look at:
We’ll dive into the groundings of hatred in self-preservation, survival, and pack-mindedness, as well as how our own fears that provoke us into hating others. We’ll talk about our deep-seated fear of what’s different, but also the deep seeded fear of what’s familiar. Why do we so often hate things in other people that we don’t like or understand in ourselves?
My hope is that by the end of today’s podcast, you’ll be better able to understand the psychology that motivates hatred towards you and towards others (whether you are a member of the Black LGBTQ+ community or not), and to recognize and quiet anger you might feel in your own heart. It’s a serious episode, but I think it’s really important to address.
Latrice is joined by Trey Payadue to discuss the allegations of sexual predidation discussed in the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, how we let it get this far, and what's next for the #muterkelly movement, and the overall consciousness of the Black community as it relates to protecting Black girls and women.
Trey Payadue is the Curator of Music for theblackunicornproject.com.
Check out Trey and his Spotify Playlists at The Black Unicorn Project.
Latrice Sampson Richards is a Mental & Emotional Wellness Creative, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Life-Enhancement Coach. She teaches Black women the skills we need in order to heal and manifest.
Pour up a glass of wine and snuggle in to your favorite spot for a weekly girl talk about Black women, our healing, and manifestation. Unicorns Talk Podcast is for life-livers, life-lovers, and life-enhancers. Join host, Latrice Sampson Richards, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach, as we inspire each other with our stories, get real about our struggles, and learn the skills we need to move our lives forward.