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The Soft Life with Saddie Baddies is a wellness podcast dedicated to creating safe, open, and soft spaces surrounding mental health for Black and multiracial people. In the first episode, you’ll get to know your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH: a first-generation creative entrepreneur and mental health activist. Through her introspection and insight, you’ll learn about the origin story of the vibrant community that is Saddie Baddies, which is home to thousands of individuals having meaningful and impactful conversations surrounding mental health online and offline communities.
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this week on @thesoftlifepod we step into the vibrant world of Raven Irabor, (@ravencherisse) a Trinidadian-Nigerian Pan-African artist from the Bronx, NYC. Raven opens up about her creative journey, sharing how her teenage years as young artist during the Tumblr era shaped her artistic practice and how she’s now intentionally navigating the creative industry. she also reveals the power of community healing and her latest exhibit, 'Last Night I Cried Unveiling Liminal Spaces,' which was recently on display at @gallery90220 this spring. in this conversation, we discuss: alchemizing pain into art: we discuss her latest exhibition, “Last Night I Cried…Unveiling Liminal Spaces” which was on display at the Black owned gallery- 90220, in LA which portrays her journey of transforming the liminal space of heartbreak into creative expression. life as a creative director, producer and image maker: from curating to producing installations, Raven gives us a glimpse into her life as a multi-hyphenate artist and image maker, carving out her own lane. growing up in the Tumblr era: Raven shares how the gritty and graffiti-filled streets of the Lower East Side in NYC, her strolls through SoHo, and being part of the underground Tumblr creative era have kept her inspired throughout her creative career. available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple and more. 00:00 Introduction and Background 08:45 Day-to-Day Life and Organizational Strategies 12:45 Saturn Return and Self-Rediscovery 16:17 Inspiration and Creation of 'Last Night I Cried Unveiling Liminal Spaces' 24:41 Alchemizing Pain into Art and Self-Care Practices 27:58 Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs in the Art Industry 31:10 Affirming Black Artists: Setting Rates and Negotiating 39:27 Creative Inspirations: Directors Who Navigate Different Industries 43:26 Dedicating Work to the People of the Diaspora 48:40 Finding Inspiration in Physical Spaces and Community 51:50 Comfort Food: Carbs for the Soul 52:22 Favorite Creative Medium: Film and Collage 53:25 Motivating Songs for creative inspo 56:14 Future Showings of 'Last Night I Cried' Exhibition and Merch CONNECT WITH RAVEN: follow Raven on her creative journey check out her creative studio, RAE STUDIOS learn more about her exhibition, 'Last Night I Cried Unveiling Liminal Spaces' TAP IN WITH SADDIE BADDIES®: you can watch the full video here on our YouTube channel follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! STAY IN THE LOOP: stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes: find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website for more mental health resources: www.saddiebaddies.com listen to our newest playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US: have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG and our production team, Dos Catorce® if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS: host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH, founder of Saddie Baddies® produced by: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co. cover art & photography: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co.
is it your intuition or your anxiety, baddie? in this week’s episode, we’re diving deep into understanding the difference between these two powerful forces. our intuition is that inner knowing, a calm and clear feeling that guides you without needing proof. we’ll share insight on letting your intuition lead, like silencing jaded voices, taking sacred pauses to connect with Source, truly knowing yourself, and trusting your own vibes without seeking others’ opinions. you’ll hear: how to trust your inner voice: you’ll learn to distinguish between the calm clarity of intuition and the fear-based noise of anxiety. sacred pauses: how regularly connecting with Source can help you identify signs and intuitive insights more apparent. self-trust: by developing deep self-awareness and confidence through spending time alone and with supportive communities, you can start valuing your own judgment over others’ opinions.   chapters 00:00 Introduction and Guest Recap 02:38 Topic Introduction: Distinguishing Intuition and Anxiety 08:47 Traits of Intuition and Anxiety 12:09 Differences in Approach: Intuition vs. Anxiety 15:52 Negative Thinking and Physical Symptoms of Anxiety 22:29 Stop Seeking Others' Opinions Constantly 25:21 Knowing Yourself and Building Trust 27:41 Conclusion and Encouragement TAP IN WITH SADDIE BADDIES®: you can watch the full video here on our YouTube channel follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! STAY IN THE LOOP: stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes: find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website for more mental health resources: www.saddiebaddies.com listen to our newest playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US: have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG and our production team, Dos Catorce® if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS: host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH, founder of Saddie Baddies® produced by: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co. cover art & photography: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co.
in this week’s guest episode, we welcome Alex Wolf: author, pole artist, and creative entrepreneur. Alex has redefined the fusion of artistic expression and entrepreneurial success. growing up in Brooklyn and later immersing herself in the Bay Area tech scene, she founded and sold the 7-figure company Boss Babe Inc. by age 25. some of her previous clients include Apple, Snap, and Dropbox and more. in 2019, Alex self-funded the mini-documentary "Attention for Sale" and authored the bestselling creative marketing book "Resonate,” which solidified her position as a thought leader, tech-philosopher and innovator in the tech and social media industry. her podcast, "The Alex Wolf Podcast," is known for its insightful discussions on innovation, culture, and philosophy. now based in Miami, Alex continues to evolve as a creative entrepreneur and artist. in this episode, we discuss the power of in-person connections, creativity, and embracing softness as strength and more. FOLLOW ALEX WOLF: https://www.youtube.com/@AlexWolfChannel https://www.alexwolf.co/ https://www.instagram.com/alexwolf buy her bestselling book, Resonate: For Anyone Who Wants to Build an Audience watch her documentary, Attention for Sale on the cultural effects on the attention economy. TAP IN WITH SADDIE BADDIES®: you can watch the full video here on our YouTube channel follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! STAY IN THE LOOP: stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes: find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website for more mental health resources: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US: have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG and our production team, Dos Catorce® if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS: host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH, founder of Saddie Baddies® produced by: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co. cover art & photography: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co.
juggling a 9-5 while building a business with BIG dreams is a balancing act, to say the least 🙃 this one’s for the creatives, solopreneurs, small business owners, and everyone in-between. in this week’s episode, we’re chatting sustainable entrepreneurship and the challenges of balancing a nine-to-five job with chasing big dreams. it’s essential to recognize that some of us are indeed in that liminal space in the middle, working a full-time job while building a business, and they both have their pros and cons (like freedom over your schedule vs. the illusion of job security). and of course, you’ll hear from our host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH on her own journey of being a creative entrepreneur, as well as valuable resources and related episodes to support you on your own journey. TAP IN WITH SADDIE BADDIES®: you can watch the full video here on our YouTube channel follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! RELATED LINKS AND RESOURCES: Not So CEO podcast Resources for the 9-5 girlies: www.flynanced.com Kat Gabrielle on LinkedIn Our guide on IG on work/life balance: link RELATED EPISODES: decentering work, quiet quitting, and bouncing back after being laid off building your personal brand and authenticity as a creator wtf is a morning menu? creating a morning and night menu that actually sticks STAY IN THE LOOP: stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes: find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website for more mental health resources: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US: have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG and our production team, Dos Catorce® if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS: host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH, founder of Saddie Baddies® produced by: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co. cover art & photography: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co.
is it quiet quitting or are we just finally being realistic about our bandwidth at work? 🫠 in this week’s episode, we dive deep into the concepts of decentering work, quiet quitting, and bouncing back after being laid off. we start by exploring the phenomenon of quiet quitting—what it is, why it happens, and whether it's just a matter of doing what you're paid to do. we'll share practical tips on how to achieve this by creating a value system independent of your job title, engaging in hobbies, prioritizing self-care, and investing in personal development. and of course, you’ll hear from our host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH on her own journey after being laid off, as well as valuable resources and related episodes to support you on your #corporatebaddie journey. TAP IN WITH SADDIE BADDIES®: you can watch the full video here on our YouTube channel follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! RELATED LINKS AND RESOURCES: Dominique Webbs’s (aka The FairyBrandMuva) summer ideas Resources for the 9-5 girlies: www.flynanced.com Kat Gabrielle on LinkedIn Our guide on IG on work/life balance: link RELATED EPISODES: Toxic Jobs, Self-Care, and Taking Up Space in the Workplace How Black Women Deal with Anxiety, Workplace Stress and Overcoming Perfectionism with Dr. Alicia Hodge Getting Back on Track with Your Goals After Falling Off, Finding Your 'Ikigai' and Rediscovering Your 'Why' STAY IN THE LOOP: stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes: find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website for more mental health resources: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US: have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG and our production team, Dos Catorce® if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS: host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH, founder of Saddie Baddies® produced by: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co. cover art & photography: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co.
your fear of looking stupid and being perceived is holding you back, baddie. 🫣 in this week’s episode, we discuss the themes of self-perception, fear of being judged, and the balance between authenticity and oversharing in the age of hyper-visibility. inspired by the book title: 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck', we explore the concept of taking up space and being unapologetically yourself in a time where there’s thousands of opinions about everything we share. so, grab your fav comfort drink, put your phone on DND and tune into this real af episode; also, you can watch this episode close and personal on YouTube. ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS you can watch the full video here on our YouTube channel check out our related episode on developing a growth mindset and challenging limiting beliefs follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes: find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website for more mental health resources: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG and our production team, Dos Catorce® if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH, founder of Saddie Baddies® produced by: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co. cover art & photography: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co.
calling all girl’s girls 🎀: today, we’re diving deep into a topic that's not just buzzworthy but fundamental to our social wellness: what it truly means to be a girl's girl. we’re exploring the essence of sisterhood, the challenges of healing from friendship trauma, and the joys of making new friends as an adult. so, grab your favorite comfort drink, get comfy, and let's spill tea on all things girlhood (watch the full video on our YouTube channel!) chapters: 00:00The Essence of Being a 'Girl's Girl' 21:16 Healing from Friendship Trauma 27:26 Making New Friendships as an Adult ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS you can watch the full video here on our YouTube channel check out our related episode on friendship breakups and making new friends follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes: find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website for more mental health resources: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG and our production team, Dos Catorce® if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH, founder of Saddie Baddies® produced by: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co. cover art & photography: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co.
ever feel like you just miss the old you? 🥲 today, we’re gonna have a mini episode on how to come back home to yourself when you start to feel disconnected. the thing about feeling disconnected from yourself is that it’s a slow process. it rarely happens at one time, but suddenly you’re feeling like you haven’t laughed in a while, you’re skipping your morning and night routines, and you’re wondering why you feel like a shadow of yourself. this episode is for you if: if you’ve been feeling: -disconnected -like you “miss the old you” -like you’re reminiscing on what you used to do and love if you want more on this, check out related episodes: getting back on track with your goals after falling off, finding your ‘ikigai’ and rediscovering your “why” getting unstuck: taking inspired action vs. goal setting your 2023 glow up guide: health & wellness routines, mindset and practices e Chapters 00:00 Reconnecting When Feeling Disconnected 08:43 Simplifying Routines 11:31 Revisiting Childhood Hobbies 14:18 Avoiding Impulsive Decisions 21:25 The Real Glow Up: Coming Back to Yourself 23:20 Patience and Compassion on the Journey ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS watch the full video here on our YouTube channel follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes: find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website for more mental health resources: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG and our production team, Dos Catorce® if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH, founder of Saddie Baddies® produced by: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co. cover art & photography: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co. Keywords reconnecting, feeling disconnected, self-care, routines, childhood hobbies, documenting memories, micro doses, support system, somatic therapy, self-compassion
Big Brother stans, this one’s for you! in this special guest episode, we chat with Mecole Hayes, aka 'MeMe', a political consultant and former contestant on the hit reality TV series, Big Brother. MeMe shares her origin story, growing up in St. Louis and she also discusses balancing her professional and reality TV persona, dealing with imposter syndrome, finding a mentor, and her relationship with social media as a reality TV star with a cult following. We get into the topics of: setting boundaries, the importance of diversity and challenges stereotypes in reality TV, using social media for positive change and much more. 💕 Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 02:20 Origin Story 04:38 Journey as a Political Consultant and Big Brother Contestant 08:19 Balancing Professional and Reality TV Persona 10:10 Dealing with Imposter Syndrome 13:11 Finding a Mentor 15:36 Navigating Social Media 25:27 Using Social Media for Positive Change 31:30 Stigma of Being a Reality TV Star 33:45 Diversity and Stereotypes in Reality TV 35:11 Controlling Your Image on Reality TV 36:55 Navigating Life After Reality TV 37:17 Advice for Navigating Career Transitions 39:59 Rapid Fire Questions 40:31 New Chapter of Being Newly Married 41:05 Lesson Learned from Being on Big Brother 41:53 Go-To Self-Care Practices 42:57 Current Chapter of Life: Thriving 44:15 Softness as a Black Woman 45:16 Where to Find Meme Hayes ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS watch the full video here on our YouTube channel follow Meme on IG here follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes: find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG and our production team, Dos Catorce® if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH, founder of Saddie Baddies® produced by: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co. cover art & photography: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co.
missed us? 🥹 we are BACK baddies, and better than ever 🤎 last month, we had the incredible honor of hosting our very first LIVE podcast session in Brooklyn, NY with none other than Sharifa Murdock & Laura Stylez: two empowering, incredible women paving the way for young women and girls through various initiatives, their live event program series and blossoming community: ENVSN Festival, and across multiple industries including fashion, media, philanthropy, and more. you can watch the full video here, on our YouTube channel (subscribe for our weekly podcast videos!) during this candid convo, we learn from two moguls: Sharifa Murdock; Chief Visionary Officer of ENVSN Festival and Chief Impact Officer at KITH-and Laura Stylez; the Culture Plug, Music Curator, and co-host at Hot 97 Radio. Together, we open up honest dialogue about career, financial anxiety, mentorship, sisterhood, motherhood and most importantly, leaving your legacy for the next generation. this premiere event was brought to you by Dos Catorce® production co., and supported by our gifting sponsors: ALMAY Boxed Water Brown Girl Jane GEM (use code: SADDIEBADDIES for 50% off your next order!) Inside Then Out Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Recess timestamps: 00:00 Introduction and Welcome 03:05 Taking Risks and Carving Your Own Path 09:33 Confidence and Believing in Yourself 12:39 The Power of Mentorship 22:16 Financial Anxiety and Responsibility 26:45 The Importance of Friendship 29:45 Staying Current and Evolving 31:46 Celebrating Individuality 34:46 Helping Others and Building Community 38:06 Learning from Others and Embracing Growth 37:36 Building a Legacy and Creating a Safe Space 43:02 Balancing Multiple Roles: Motherhood and Entrepreneurship disclaimer: due to the nature of the live recording, we regret to inform you that the original audio files for this episode were compromised during production. as a result, the audio quality may not meet our usual standards. we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your understanding. ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS watch the full video here on our YouTube channel follow Sharifa Murdock, Laura Stylez, and their festival, ENVSN Festival follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes: find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG and our production team, Dos Catorce® if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH, founder of Saddie Baddies® produced by: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co. cover art & photography: Eduay, founder of Dos Catorce® Production Co.
true change happens outside of your comfort zone, baddie. this week, we’re diving into the art of letting go: releasing attachments, embracing change and setting new intentions for the season ahead. we’re in the last stretch of winter (at least on the east coast), and with spring on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what you’re releasing, accepting and embracing change with open arms, and what intentions you’re setting ahead. this episode is for you if you’re: feeling stuck in certain areas of your life and seeking guidance on how to break free from limiting patterns or beliefs. curious about exploring mindfulness practices and rituals for releasing attachments and setting intentions. ready to embrace change and transition into a new phase of growth and renewal. if you love this episode, there’s more on that for you: developing a growth mindset and challenging limiting beliefs five ways to prep for your monthly reset getting unstuck: taking inspired action vs. goal setting ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS check out seasonal soul’s post on embracing winter’s magic follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH produced by: Eduay Peña & Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH audio by: Eduay Peña
ready for a mini therapy sesh baddies? in this episode of The Soft Life, Dr. Alicia Hodge shares her origin story and educational background in psychology. She discusses the creation of her business, ‘Slay Your Anxiety’, and the intention behind creating this safe space. We also dive into: the difference between anxiety and stress what cognitive distortions are (aka filtered thinking styles), and how neurodivergent baddies can navigate these thought patterns with softness how Black women often face additional barriers to mental health care due to the intersectionality of race, class and gender how anxiety in the workplace can manifest as perfectionism, overachievement, and hypervigilance and more why creating a safe space for mental health and addressing misconceptions about anxiety are crucial for supporting Black women's mental well-being timestamps: 00:00 Introduction and Origin Story 05:12 Educational Background and Career Journey 08:28 Creating Slay Your Anxiety 10:47 Creating a Safe Space for Mental Health 14:09 Understanding Anxiety and Stress 17:35 Exploring Cognitive Distortions 20:23 Misconceptions about Anxiety in Black Women 22:04 Anxiety in the Workplace download the episode to tune into the convo ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS follow Dr. Alicia Hodge and check out her website, ‘Slay Your Anxiety’ follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH produced by: Eduay Peña & Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH audio by: Eduay Peña
today we have the honor of speaking with our guest, Imani McGee-Stafford (she/her): professional athlete, lawyer, model, poet, and global mental health advocate. in this podcast episode, Imani shares her present state of mind, origin story, and the inspiration behind her impactful mental health advocacy work as well as her nonlinear professional and personal healing journey. from her deep connection with basketball to graduating from recently graduating law school, Imani reflects on the evolution of her journey. In this episode, Imani shares: how she handles her own mental health on and off the court, healing her experience with childhood trauma, and living with bipolar disorder. her strategies for balancing self-care in a hectic schedule, and a glimpse into her morning and night routines. her mental health awareness advocacy, self-discovery, and the invaluable wisdom Imani imparts to her younger self. ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS follow Imani Trishawn McGee-Stafford on all of her socials follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH produced by: Eduay Peña & Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH audio by: Eduay Peña
happy 2024 baddies! we’re starting the year softly and leaning into what our intuition is showing + telling us what to embrace this season- including when and what to quit and pivot. quitting gets such a bad rep, but is it really so bad when it can unveil a new, more aligned outcome? in this episode we dive into the art of quitting and pivoting and discuss: how to know when it’s time to quit and why quitting isn’t always a bad idea pivoting with ease and learning to carve out your own lane and embrace the unknown how to start the year softly despite the #hustleculture norms ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS grab tickets for The Soft Black Girl Social Club event TONIGHT at 6:30pm EST - use code SADDIEBADDIES15 for 15% off your order follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! podcast listeners’ exclusive: use code SOFTLIFE20 for 20% off your order! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH produced by: Eduay Peña & Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH audio by: Eduay Peña
buckle up baddies, we’re getting back on the saddle after falling tf off. if you’ve been in a slump lately, believe us when we tell you you’re not alone. this year has been incredibly challenging for so many of us (for obvious reasons), but even moreso- when we’ve gotten thrown off our rhythm, it can make us spiral into not taking any inspired actions or baby steps towards our goals. in this relatable and real af episode, we discuss: navigating challenges, overcoming slumps and normalizing the post-holiday dip in motivation managing the year-end pressure to “finish the year off strong” and the inevitable Q4 rat race rediscovering your purpose, exploring your “ikigai”, and remembering your why ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS check out our post on monthly resets and so much more here follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH produced by: Eduay Peña & Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH audio by: Eduay Peña
no you’re not crazy for thinking we’re probably living in a dystopia. we’re starting with an emotional pulse check first, and diving deep into how we can unpack cognitive dissonance and move through feelings of anger and hopelessness into tangible action items that initiate change. the collective efforts for liberation cannot be done in silos, and it takes every single one of us to recognize our role in social and justice movements worldwide. in this episode we share: how to recognize cognitive dissonance and reconcile with a conflicting value/belief system how to transmute feelings of anger and hopelessness into action community care and self care from a decolonial perspective ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS learn more about the social change ecosystem and finding your role here follow us on substack: “let’s try softer,” our new fav place to hang out download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH produced by: Eduay Peña & Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH audio by: Eduay Peña
meet Oumou (@connectwithoumou): the badass, queer, Muslim, Senegalese therapist radicalizing mental health first aid worldwide. Oumou (she/they) is a multi-hyphenate polycreative - therapist, coach, disruptor, zinester, writer, speaker, consultant and facilitator of spaces for radical learning. Oumou is a two-time graduate of Syracuse University and former adjunct professor of the same school. they are the creator of RMHFA, a workshop that is slowly but surely changing the care and mental health landscape. in this episode with @connectwithoumou, Oumou shares: how the intersectionality of race, class, gender and culture impacts global and local mental health care ✍🏾 defining and creating radical mental health first aide (RMHFA), how to recognize burnout, designing ‘a bid for care’, and exploring culturally relevant healing tools and practices 🤲🏾 what the future of accessible and transformative mental health care and community care will look like from Oumou’s POV🫶🏾 ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS follow Oumou’s work and life and visit their website here Check out Oumou’s zines and other dope offerings here download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH produced by: Eduay Peña & Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH audio by: Eduay Peña
Today we have none other than Dominique Webb, aka “@FairyBrandMuva_” and CEO of Cult Creative Agency: a remote brand design agency and marketing consultancy for WOC-owned brands. Dominique has has worked with many well-known brands such as Fenty Corporation by Rihanna, Issa Rae, SKIMS, Netflix and HBO Max. In addition to her work at Cult Creative Agency, Dominique is also one of 13,000 Black women farmers and uses her spare time to revitalize and expand her farm in Tennessee, Cult Farms. In this episode, we share: Dominique’s nonlinear, nontraditional journey into building @cultcreativeagency_, one of the most coveted digital brand agencies from scratch How rejection became redirection and why starting over is a blessing in disguise What it’s like running a digital brand agency AND a farm, while navigating womanhood in your 30s. ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS follow Dominique and Cult Creative Agency on IG follow Dominique’s Substack newsletter, BFFR and all her other socials right here download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies follow us on Substack and check out our website: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here CONNECT WITH US have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH produced by: Eduay Peña & Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH audio by: Eduay Peña
the “i’m not a morning person” to morning menu lover pipeline...let’s discuss. having a solid morning and night routine is the cheat code to having a calm day baddie, and it’s an investment in your peace. now is the perfect time to reset our routines and habits, especially with summer ending and all of us heading towards the end of the year. if you’re bombarded with self care and productivity advice, but still don’t know where to start? in this episode we share: what the benefits are of a morning and night routine 🧐 how to create your own “morning menu” and finding a mini-system that actually sticks 🙃 simple and effective feel-good habits and steps to include in your routine, based on the four pillars of self care (for us, by us!)✨ ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! watch our morning and night routine, IRL right here check out our favorite sound baths for bedtime listen to our fav morning playlist, and all of our other groovy playlists here STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes: find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies join our newsletter and check out our website: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! watch full episodes of the podcast here on our YouTube channel CONNECT have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH produced by: Eduay Peña & Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH audio by: Eduay Peña
No one has time for limiting beliefs, baddie. They absorb our time, energy, and worst of all- our mental space. In this week’s episode, we dive deep into developing a growth mindset and challenging our limiting beliefs that hold us back from reaching our untapped potential. what the difference is between having a growth mindset and just internalized capitalism (aka, #grindculture) 🧐 how to address our limiting beliefs and replace them with more positive self-talk 🙃 the six characteristics of having a growth mindset aka #baddiebrain ✨ ANNOUNCEMENTS & MENTIONS download our brand new product: “My Journey to Self-Love: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide by Saddie Baddies®” via our website, www.saddiebaddies.com! recap of our in-person event from last night in NYC right here; sponsored by the Black Google Network NYC check out our ENVSN Festival recap, powered by our friends at Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez STAY IN THE LOOP stay in the loop with all the other #saddiebaddies by following us on all socials and subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes: find the baddies on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok: @saddie_baddies join our newsletter and check out our website: www.saddiebaddies.com follow the official IG page, @thesoftlifepod! CONNECT have a burning question for us? Want to suggest a guest or a topic for our next episode? Send us a message via email to info@saddiebaddies.com or DM us on IG! stay connected with your host, Priscilla O. Agyeman, MPH via IG if you love it here, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple and Spotify! CREDITS host: Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH produced by: Eduay Peña & Priscilla O. Agyeman,MPH audio by: Eduay Peña
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