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“Midwives of culture for grace and truth.”

Welcome to Truth’s Table with Michelle Higgins, Christina Edmondson, and Ekemini Uwan. We are Black Christian women who love truth and seek it out wherever it leads us. We will share our perspectives on race, politics, gender, current events, and pop culture that are filtered through our Christian faith. So pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us. Learn more at TruthsTable.com
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The Divas Debate

The Divas Debate

2019-05-1800:43:35

The ladies are back at the table y’all! In this episode, Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina talk about their favorite R&B Divas. What makes a diva? Who is and is not a diva? Get ready to cackle along with them and make sure to tweet them your diva picks. Grab your teacup and make sure it’s not too hot because you will spill the tea on yourself! Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us!
In this final episode of the You Okay, Sis? Series, Ekemini and Christina are joined by the one and only, Anowa Adjah to discuss, “You Okay, Sis?: Anowa Adjah, Fix Our Fitness Lives!” Anowa Adjah is the first Nationally Recognized 200-pound Curvy Fit Master Trainer and Group Instructor. Along with her groundbreaking accomplishments in the Health & Wellness realm, she is also the creator of a successful line of Workout DVDs catered to women of all shapes and sizes. Professional, Influencer, Entrepreneur, and mother of twin boys, Anowa has solidified herself as an inspiration to millions around the world. Anowa’s transparency and relentless efforts to motivate and encourage women all over the world has helped her generate a following of over 2 million men and women. Today Adjah continues to advocate self-love, acceptance, and optimal health. Anowa is also a well-respected motivational speaker who continues to encourage her audience to overcome adversity and pursue their dreams. Anowa’s company “Anowa Adjah Works” (formerly known as Powerhouse Physiques) has expanded to include: online training programs, fitness challenges, hosting and more. Anowa is working on a book and a national campaign towards improving positive self-esteem, body perception, and health amongst teens and college-bound girls.Follow Anowa Adjah on Social Media: www.AnowaAdjah.comwww.instagram.com/AnowaAdjahwww.facebook.com/Anowawww.twitter.com/AnowaAdjah
In this episode of “You Okay, Sis?: But Them Loans Tho! with Sonia Lewis, ‘The Student Loan Doctor.’” Ekemini and Christina are joined by Sonia Lewis. Sonia Lewis, is CEO of an award-winning business, The Student Loan Doctor LLC. Sonia is considered the people’s expert for all matters related to student loan debt repayment. She has over 9 years of practical higher education and financial aid experience.The Student Loan Doctor LLC has been recognized as the first African American and woman owned student loan repayment company in the country. The business has also received a citation by the City of Philadelphia because of the business’s impact within the Philadelphia community.The company was designed to educate others about their student loan debt and provide assistance in making a tangible plan for repayment. The social impact goal of the business is to help a generation of borrowers become free of debt to promote social mobility and wealth building. Sonia is an expert speaker across all audiences regardless of age. She has been invited to share her expertise at different platforms such as: The White House Briefing on Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color, Black Enterprise, Money Magazine, contributor and featured in Essence Magazine, Forbes, KYW News Radio 1060 AM, Fox 29, The BET Network, RT America, and a host of educational workshops across the nation. Sonia is also a 3-time self-published author.Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us!
In this episode of Truth’s Table, Morgan takes a seat at the table with Christina and Ekemini. Morgan Harper Nichols is a writer, artist, and musician who makes her work around people and their stories. In 2017, Morgan started a project where she invites people to submit their stories to her website. From there, she creates art inspired by what they send her, and then, sends them the art, for free. As an artist, Morgan has collaborated with publications and brands including Coach, Darling Magazine, Esquire Singapore, Jungalow, and more. Originally from Atlanta, Ga. and she and her husband Patrick currently reside just a little south of Los Angeles in Orange County, California. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us. Follow Morgan Harper Nichols on Social Media:Instagram: instagram.com/morganharpernicholsTwitter: twitter.com/morganhnicholsPinterest: pinterest.com/morganharpernicholsWebsite: morganharpernichols.com
In this episode, You Okay, Sis?: Misogynoir & Mental Health with Jeremiah Hopes. Ekemini and Christina are joined by Jeremiah Hopes M.S., LPC, LCAS, CAADC is a solution-focused thinker, professional counselor, speaker, and author. Jeremiah holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling and he is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. In 2005 he founded, The Center of Hopes,™ a counseling, speaking, and training organization. In 2015 he co-authored Facing Our Future: Building Strong Black Men in the 21st Century. Jeremiah provides counseling services to individuals and families and provides professional training to groups and organizations. Jeremiah is a powerful speaker and an engaging storyteller and his trainings are both interactive and informative. Jeremiah has consulted with the award-winning GAP program and has provided services to a variety of groups and organizations including: the School Nurse Association of North Carolina, the Virginia Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control Board, and the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission.Purchase Jeremiah Hopes’ Book, Facing Our Future: Building Strong Black Men in the 21st Century here: http://www.centerofhopes.com/product/facing-our-future-bookFollow Jeremiah on Instagram and Facebook:IG: https://www.instagram.com/jeremiahhopes/?hl=enFB: https://www.facebook.com/thecenterofhopes/Website: www.centerofhopes.comArticles referenced in this episode: Explanation of Misogynoir by Trudy http://www.gradientlair.com/post/84107309247/define-misogynoir-anti-black-misogyny-moya-bailey-coinedPolice Violence Against Black Women and Girls is State-Sanctioned Rape Culture by Ekemini Uwanhttps://racebaitr.com/2018/09/10/police-violence-is-rape-culture/#
Trigger Warning: Due to sensitive and upsetting information shared in this episode. In this episode, You Okay, Sis?: Black Midwives & Mamas Matter with Cessilye R. Smith, Christina and Ekemini are joined by Cessilye R. Smith. Cessilye is a racial and maternal justice activist committed to tearing down walls of oppression and division to build bridges that lead to solution-based practices. Her journey began with her struggle with infertility and lack of awareness of her own body and then the eventual healthy, safe and beautiful births of her own children. Over the years she has witnessed time and time again the devastating impact systemic failures in healthcare, housing and economics have had on the human condition. Constantly bearing witness to the impact of structural racism and the violence of our collective inaction, while also being active in activism and faith circles has given her the ability to see the overlap in these structures and the drive to pursue justice in an unconventional way. She is passionate about finding commonalities and creating unlikely allies within her work, as Cessilye believes we are stronger when we can find the symmetry in our differences. Cessilye's passion for black women and for her community is what compelled her to co-found Abide Women's Health Services, an organization that exists to improve birth outcomes in communities with the lowest quality of care. Executive Director, activist, reconciler, speaker and educator are just a few of the many hats she wears. Cessilye resides with her husband and best friend Ramon and their three (one on the way) remarkable, world-changing children in Dallas, TX. Pull up a chair, grab your teacup, and join us at the table! Article referenced in this episode: Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why https://www.npr.org/2017/12/07/568948782/black-mothers-keep-dying-after-giving-birth-shalon-irvings-story-explains-whyFollow Cessilye R. Smith on social media:Instagram & Twitter: @CessilyerSmith Instagram & Twitter for Abide: @Abide_Women Website: www.abidewomen.org
In this episode, You Okay, Sis?: Infertility & Infant Loss with Erica M. McAfee, Ekemini and Michelle are seated at the table with Erica M. McAfee. Erica M. McAfee is the founder of Sisters in Loss, LLC, a Faith based Grief and Pregnancy Loss coaching company that helps black women turn their pain into their purpose after loss. Sisters in Loss provides birth and bereavement doula services, infertility and grief coaching services to help women step beyond anxiety and fear and into trust and peace after loss. Sisters in Loss goal through courses, retreats, and conferences is to help women Minimize regrets, Maximize memories, and Manage their path forward after loss. It’s self titled podcast spotlights faith filled black women who share miscarriage, infant loss, and infertility stories and testimonies to heal, gain clarity and peace, find hope, and an empowering path forward after loss. Launched in August 2017 the podcast has a community of 10,000+ sisters in loss.
In this episode, Natasha joins Ekemini and Christina at the table. Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is an international speaker, leadership consultant, diversity and mentoring coach with nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the military, federal government, church, seminary, and nonprofit sectors. She is the author of A Sojourner’s Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World, Mentor for Life and its accompanying leader’s training manual, and the Hope for Us: Knowing God through the Nicene Creed Bible study. She is the Visionary Founder and Chairperson of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Leadership LINKS, Inc. Natasha is a doctoral student at North Park Theological Seminary, and a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Charlotte (cum laude, M.A. Christian Leadership) and the U.S. Naval Academy. She has served as a Marine Corps officer and employee at the Department of Homeland Security. Natasha is also the host of A Sojourner’s Truth: Conversations for a Changing Culture podcast. Pull up a chair, grab your teacup and have a seat at Truth’s Table! Connect with Natasha: Website: http://www.natashasrobinson.com/ Blog: https://asistasjourney.com/ Podcast: http://www.natashasrobinson.com/a-sojourners-truth-podcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatashaSistrunkRobinson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASISTASJOURNEY Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asistasjourney/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/NatashaSistrunkRobinsonHosts:Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising)Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson)Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology)Producer:Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork)Special Thanks To:The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC)Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
In this episode, You Okay, Sis?: Medical Apartheid, Ekemini and Christina are seated at the table with Harriet A. Washington. Harriet A. Washington wrote Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness while the 2015-2016 Miriam Shearing Fellow at the University of Nevada's Black Mountain Institute. She is a science writer, editor and ethicist who has been a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, Visiting Fellow at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University. She has also held fellowships at Stanford University, holds a degree in English from the University of Rochester, an MA in journalism from Columbia University and in 2016 was elected a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. She is a lecturer in bioethics at Columbia University. Ms. Washington has written widely for popular and science publications and has also been published in refereed books and journals such as Nature, JAMA, The American Journal of Public Health, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Harvard Public Health Review and The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. She has been Editor of the Harvard Journal of Minority Public Health and a guest editor of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. Her book A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and the Assault on the American Mind will be published in July 2019 and her other books include Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself—and the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future and Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Experimentation from Colonial Times to the Present, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Oakland Award, and the American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award. In February 2018 the statue of James Marion Sims was removed from New York’s Central Park in response to Medical Apartheid’s exposure of his exploitive surgeries on enslaved black women. A film buff and lover of baroque music, Ms. Washington has also worked as a poison center manager, a classical-music announcer for public radio, and she curates a medical film series.Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table as Harriet A. Washington discusses Medical Apartheid with the women of Truth’s Table. Purchase Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Experimentation from Colonial Times to the Present at your local bookstore or online. Warby Parker Free Home Try-On Code: warbyparker.com/table
Ekemini, Michelle, and Christina are back with Truth’s Table Season 3! The women are kicking off this season with a series entitled, “You Okay, Sis?” In this series, they will explore the holistic health of Black women. Since this is the first episode of the You Okay, Sis? Series, the women of Truth’s Table assess their own spiritual, mental, and physical health. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table. Don’t forget your teacups!Hosts:Michelle Higgins (twitter.com/AfroRising)Christina Edmondson (twitter.com/DrCEdmondson)Ekemini Uwan (twitter.com/sista_theology)Producer:Joshua Heath (twitter.com/J_DotMusic4) Executive Producer: Beau York (twitter.com/TheRealBeauYork)Special Thanks To:The Witness: A Black Christian Collective - www.TheWitnessBCC.com (twitter.com/TheWitnessBCC)Podastery - www.podastery.com (twitter.com/Podastery)
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faith bwire

And I've never cried like this before something has changed in me.... So inspired by all of you God is so good beyond words

May 16th
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vittoria violetta

This is THE podcast I was looking for🥰

Feb 5th
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Cara Hugo Meintjes Hartley

Another AMAZING episode... Christina you are so amazingly honest, you teach us how to be honest too

May 28th
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