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Dear Carefree Black Girl, Never hesitate to care for yourself FIRST. I know. 'Selfish' is a bad word among many. But learn to own your moments of selfishness. Use them to care for yourself rather than punish others. Realize that those moments of self-care, of filling your own cup, make it possible for you to …

Ep 12: Wine, Spirits, and Travel w/Magdala Francillon

Today's guest is Magdala Francillon, a lover of the art and science of wine making and creator of Waiter Can I Have. Magdala just returned to NYC after an enviable business trip to France where she spent some time frolicking through vineyards, enjoying amazing French food, discovering varietals, and learning more about the process of …

Ep 10: Talkin’ Broadway Black w/ Creator, Drew Shade

Andrew Shade is the Founder and Editorial Director of Broadway Black, an online platform which is dedicated to highlighting the achievements and successes of African-American theatre artists on and off the Broadway stage. I first encountered this platform in 2016 when many artists in the theatre community) were lamenting the closing of Shuffle Along and questioning …

Ep 9: Shahidah Foster; Black Girls Learn Languages

Meet Shahidah Foster, a self-proclaimed army brat and language enthusiast. A native New Yorker, Shahidah grew up Bushwick, Brooklyn surrounded by Spanish speakers. In Junior High, she elected to take up French and later moved with her mother to Germany when she was 13. Not wanting to be in Germany or learn the language, she continued to …

Ep 6: I want to travel, but the way my coins are set up…

As a frequent traveler, I'm often asked how it's possible to travel so much. When the question is asked there's usually a concern for the cost. Unfortunately, travel is often viewed as something that only the super rich are able to do. Because of this notion, many people never even consider doing a little research to find …

Ep 5: The Thought Card; Travel and Finance w/Danielle Desir

  Meet Danielle Desir, a traveler and blogger with a knack for financial planning. Her blog, The Thought Card, is where she shares creative planning strategies, saving tips and cheap flight deals. She is very transparent about her own journey to financial independence, even talking about her student loan repayment journey which allows her to encourage …