There is a cycle of fatherlessness and trauma impacting our Black men all around the world. How does this harm both the family structure and male identity? This is what we explore in this episode which features my first male guest on the show! L.T. Bourne joins me today to share about his trauma growing up fatherless and gives a call-in to Black men to talk about their trauma, explore different views of what manhood means, and break the toxic cycles. This episode is packed with discussion on family, community, manhood and returning to our roots.Read More
Who do you follow? Who do you consider a leader? As Black folx we need to learn from, follow, and be guided by people who look like us. In this solo episode I go hard on the white dominated coaching industry and why Black folx need Black coaches.
I share my experience with two really good white privilege having coaches who still did harm to me as a Black woman and why, despite how much I gained, I knew I couldn't work with white coaches anymore. A lot changes and opens up when we look to people who understand our experience as Black people navigating the world. This applies to every industry.Read More
Sharing our stories as Black folx is a powerful way of addressing and healing the struggles we face, and embracing the beauty of our humanity. This week Rowana Abbensetts joins the show to discuss mental health, intuition, and following your purpose. As a fellow writer we discuss how important it is for Black stories to be told because they change the narratives for US of what we think is possible.Read More
“Change your thoughts change your life!” Right? Hmm…maybe. Mindset work alone only goes so far. You have to get to the root!
In this solo episode Kristin takes you on a deep dive into why mindset work alone can leave you feeling stuck and wanting. She shares why you must do the deeper work to get to the root issue, the ways oppression and generational trauma impact our mindset, and plenty of tips on how to truly change the way you think and show up in the world. She also breaks down some important blind spots and sneaky pitfalls Black folx need to be extra aware.Read More
As humans we are constantly evolving. That means our passions and interests evolve too. In this week’s episode we’re talking passion, play, and changing directions as your interests evolve. Nicole Goss of Blackgurlhoopin joins the show to talk about all the ways she’s changed direction to get where she is now as a hooping instructor and how important it is to pursue what you love and not just what the world tells you to do.Read More
Sometimes when things aren't working it can be hard to change directions. REALLY hard. But why? There are a lot of things at play here. In this solo session Kristin Iris talks pivoting directions and why it can be such a challenge. She dives into how survival mode, oppressive societal messaging projected on Black folx, and fear all play a role in keeping you from shifting when you need to.Read More
Our health and nutrition as Black people is under constant attack in U.S. and most of us don’t even know it. With corporations having their hold on food and health organizations where do we turn to for the real deal good food knowledge? Dr. Ruby Lathon joins the show today to talk about plant-based eating (it’s not just for white people), the systemic oppression of the food industry and how it’s killing us, and healing your body through natural eating.Read More
Are you putting up barriers for yourself that don’t need to be there? Blocking your blessings, opportunities, gifts? As Black people we already have enough challenges and things in our way. We don’t need to add more. In this solo episode I discuss the ways you might be consciously or subconsciously blocking the very things you’ve been asking for, the oppressive conditionings that taught us to do this, and how to shift your mindset and actions to receive what’s there for you.Read More
This week is loaded with powerful relationship knowledge bombs! We dive into narratives around Black love that are setting you up for failure. Getting clear on what monogamy and infidelity mean to you. And why you need to TALK because communication is key. Renelle Nelson joins the show to discuss betrayal, healing after infidelity, communication, sex, and Black love.Read More
Today I am going in on why we need to de-center whiteness and heteropatriarchy to thrive in our Blackness. I touch on everything from decentering whiteness in our creative work, to Law of Attraction, to the whole concept of “masculine-feminine energy” that so many have adopted. This episode will show you how to get more discerning about how you think and approach the world so you can de-center whiteness (and white supremacy) and expand your work, your impact, and your personal power as a Black person.Read More
In this episode, Miterrez Brown joins me to share their story of being harassed as a stud stripper after speaking up about an inappropriate incident, the sacrifice that came with telling the truth, and the power of learning you have a choice. This conversation is an interesting and unexpected look at the depth of telling the truth, from the sacrifices and hardships you may have to endure to the changes you can create with the power of your voice.Read More
Juneteenth just passed and we're talking Black Freedom! In the spirit of the date the last slaves in America were freed we are exploring what is Black freedom when we live in a world where we're only free-ish. I'll take you through exploring how you are cultivating freedom and also how you may be blocking freedom in 3 big areas: with yourself, in how you show up, and in how you create change in the world. Each one has it's beauty, nuances, and challenges but all can lead you to more freedom!Read More
Dismantling racism and white supremacy is challenging work that is both external AND internal. We as Black people are not exempt from the work. We too have to look at ourselves and how we perpetuate the systems of racism and white supremacy. Rachel Ricketts joins me for a powerful and in-depth conversation on Black joy, responding from survival, and doing the work to dismantle our own anti-Blackness and white supremacy to create a better world. This episode is packed with wisdom and insights that every Black and non-Black person needs to hear.Read More
It’s PRIDE month!! After sharing the real history behind Pride, I dive into the importance and challenges of claiming all the parts of yourself and showing up fully in those aspects. Recently I’ve been in a place of uniting parts of myself that I didn’t even realize were fragmented. In this episode I share what that unification has been like—most recently as it applies to my queerness—and the role of internalize oppression in the process.Read More