About this podcast
Podcast by Mariah Stewart and Una Smith
About this podcast
Podcast by Mariah Stewart and Una Smith
Dear Black Love
This week on Melanin voices we have special guests Ray and Quanzae of U.N.H. A group centered around building up the voices of black peoples through music, community outreach and more. The group get into conversations of black love and black healing from both perspectives. Black business U.N.H Instagram: @_unnoticedhype Soundcloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/user-813956650/sets/2020-bc
On this episode we have special guest Chetna Mehta, creator of mosaic eye. Chetna advocates for radical self reflection by way of art, creativity, abundance and compassion. The ladies discuss what it means to be a creative, it's not as exclusive as you think. We also continue the conversation of leaving the scarcity mindset behind and more. Later in the show Chetna offers a beautiful abundance affirmation. POC Business of the week: Chetna Mehta Instagram @mosaiceye Website: mosiaceyeunfolding.com
This week on Melanin Voices special guest Michelle, financial teacher/mentor visits the show. Michelle shares the nuances of building financial wealth, life insurances polices and more. She also answers some listener questions. Later in the show we learn how to change our mind about money. Thank you all for listening. Find Michelle at Michelle@legacycenter.com Instagram @chelle.luvv
The "You" is Silent
On this weeks episode of Melanin Voices the ladies keep things light and full of laughter with HBCU confessions. Things get a little spicy. Later in the show Convos with Mariah asks, what attracts you to a potential partner? UnaDish urges you to take care of yourselves. Black Business: The Witch Wellness shop for your waistbeads, Yoni & Lingam steams and more. IG: @thewitchwellnesshop_ Web: thewitchwellnessshop.com Submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
On this weeks episode of Melanin Voices the ladies speak their truth about the things happening to our brothers and sisters and how they are coping or not. Later in the show convos with Mariah asks, are you really not your ancestors? Unadish offers a short Meditation. Black business: Endless Grind Coffee A shop that offers Coffee, community and culture! Endless Grind is ran by Freweyni, a barrier breaking woman sharing her Ethiopian roots with Aurora and surrounding areas. Check them out on Instagram @endlessgrindcoffee Or in person 17070 E. Quincy Ave. Aurora, CO 80015 Phone: 303-284-5359 Email: email@example.com
Mind, Body and Mom
On this weeks episode of Melanin Voices special guest Dr. Shaakira Stewart, a Psychologist in the Manhattan area of NYC. The ladies discuss mental health and motherhood. Later in the show convos with Mariah opens the floor for the listeners questions to a therapist. UnaDish asks Dr. Stewart how do we figure out what we need in therapy and beyond. Black Business ✨ Do something kind for your mind Dr. Shaakira Stewart’s therapy practice Www.drshaakira.com Instagram: Drshaakira
Ready For Love
This week the girls keep things lite with a couple questions from #thefriendzonepodcast episode “Inside the podcasters studio”. Una says her favorite curse word is f*ck. Mariah hates cheap men. Later in the show convos with Mariah asks who would you chose as your quarantine bae. UnaDish leads a quick mediation for the first time ever. Black business @iamtabithabrown on Instagram. For new healthier dishes with a smile. Take care of yourselves.
On this weeks episode of Melanin Voices special guest Tana, owner operator of Meltz joins us. We get into the mind of a business owner and discuss the intricacies of candle melt making. Later in the show Mariah uses her speed dating questions on Tana and we find out if they’ll go on a second date. UnaDish asks Tana which Melt will compliment her (many) moods. Find Tana on Instagram @meltz18 and let me tell you the meltz are amazing!! We realize that this is a weird time and we wanna urge you to reach out if you need help and take care of yourself above all else. -Melanin Voices
Birthday Blues Vs. Birthday Bliss
With Mariah’s birthday around the corner, the girls talk birthday bliss & blues. Mariah is usually a birthday planning queen but says she isn’t as excited for her birthday this time around. Una thinks birthdays are a day to care for self and she wants to feel special. Later in the show Mariah asks how do y’all feel about your birthday and WHY in Convos with Mariah. UnaDish shoots the shit and wonders why we think our generation has it so much harder than our parents. Our black business and the sponsors of today’s episode: Isn’t she lovely Bridal Boutique, a customizable bridal experience. For more information visit www.islbb.con or to do some snooping before you commit visit @isntshelovelybb or @kimulan on Instagram. Homework Articles: 1. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/29/style/self-care/how-to-celebrate-your-birthday.html 2. https://www.scienceofpeople.com/birthday-depression/ 3. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywx857/this-is-why-birthdays-can-make-people-depressed 4. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321063#why-are-birthdays-so-hard
Flake or Foe?
This week the girls sit down to discuss being a flake. Mariah thinks she flakes way to much but it’s for a good reason. Una says rarely flakes because she rarely commits. Later in the show Convos with Mariah asks what question do you have for us? UnaDish shares a quick and easy steamed veggie and fish recipe. Black business: My Choice My Power Counseling Y’all remember when we had Saudria on for our Wounded Healer episode? Well she’s offering group therapy for about $25 a session visit her Instagram @mychoicemypowercounseling or visit the website www.mychoicemypowercounseling.com Articles mentioned: 1. https://www.talkspace.com/blog/what-flaking-on-plans-says-about-your-mental-health/ 2.https://www.cnn.com/2014/03/11/living/upwave-flake-out/index.html
Bruja Healing This week the girls sit down to discuss healing and it’s many Intricacies with Island Bruja the founder of Danza Davina. Later in the show Convos with Mariah asks about your Valentine’s Day? UnaDish asks our guest how in the heck can we connect to our ancestors when we know nothing about them. Black business: Island Bruja and Lady Speech’s Devotion Ceremony. Catch them at the Savoy ballroom Sunday, March 1 6-8pm for a gathering of femmes women of color. Check their Instagram for more information!
100 Episode Live Event
This week on Melanin Voices the ladies sit down with close friends and their Melanin Voices community to celebrate their live event for their 100 episodes! Una and Mariah both discuss how they got involved with Melanin Voices, why they continue to do it and the craziest things the podcast has done for them. Later in the show we hear from our own audience, live! Black business: support our sponsors @bodybytal and @meltz18 (instagram handles). Thank you all for your support! We did it!
This week on @melaninvoices the girls discuss how using a winning combination of friction and ease helps to develop new, healthier habits. Una wants to eat better and less often, Mariah wants to be more fit and make better food choices. Later in the show Convos with Mariah asks what healthy habits you wanna build and which habits you can do without? UnaDish learned something about the ego and wants to share with you. Black business: Us! We have officially made it to 99 episodes! For our 100th we are celebrating by having a live show. Get your tickets here 👉🏾 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/melanin-voices-100th-episode-live-event-tickets-86041030037?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Hidden Brain Episode refrenced was "Creatures of Habit"
So You Think You Know me?
So you think you know me? This week the ladies get to know each other a little better.. Una says people don’t suspect that she needs lots of love (who doesn’t know that 🙄). Mariah says the thing she hates the most about people, that they don’t keep their word. Later in the show Convos with Mariah asks, would you relocate for love? Una Dish has some questions you should NEVER ask when trying to get to know someone. Black Business: Beelaxation for all you Aesthetic and Natural Healing Needs. Beelaxation.com FB: Mua Honey Be Chere Phone 720-248-8711 100th episode announcement!!! We’ll be Live at Elevate Lifestyle & Fashion Boutique in Aurora, CO @4pm on January 25th. Join us for a good time, snacks a drink and us! Tickets are available now on Melaninvoicesliveevent.eventbrite.com
New Decade, New Me
This week the girls discuss pivotal moments from this past decade and all that they are manifesting for the future. Later in the show Convos with Mariah asks, What is something you’re looking forward to in the new decade? Una Dish has a trigger warning for you who plan on seeing Queen and Slim. Black Business: @charliebcreates is putting on a Museum for black girls at Elevate Boutique. More info in her bio We have an announcement!!! We’ll be Live at Elevate Lifestyle & Fashion Boutique in Aurora, CO @ 4pm on January 25th. Join us for a good time, snacks a drink and us! Tickets are available now on Melaninvoicesliveevent.eventbrite.com
Don't Police The Hymen
This week the girl discuss Virginity as a social construct. Una says have sex with as may or as little people as you want, it’s no ones business. Mariah says her virginity was a hot topic and she doesn’t understand why. Later in the show Convos with Mariah asks, Do you think Virginity is a social construct? Una Dish says we all need to talk about our shit. Black Business: @unaversalunacorn, for your Doula needs. We wanna hear from you : Melaninvoices1@gmail.com Instagram and Facebook: Melaninvoicespodcast Articles referenced: 1)https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/17-10-2018-united-nations-agencies-call-for-ban-on-virginity-testing 2)https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a28368604/miley-cyrus-virginity-social-construct/ 3)https://www.self.com/story/the-hymen-what-people-get-wrong/amp 4)https://hellobeautiful.com/3064866/does-the-amount-of-sexual-partners-a-woman-has-a-k-a-body-count-still-matter/
After a few technical difficulties last week, the girls are back. The girls check in and discuss Instagram removing likes, vaginal rejection and how they would feel if a friend dated their ex. Later Convos with Mariah asks what are your thoughts on the new Instagram change. Una Dish serves up a hot plate of honesty about being too sensitive. Black business: Sarah Iverson's (Illustrator)book, "Black In Color: A Melanated Activity Guide to Liberation" ✨ We wanna hear from you! www.melaninvoices.com Email: Melaninvoices1@gmail.com Instagram: melaninvoicespodcast Melanin Voices Everything
Una and Mariah have a special guest, Suandria Hall, a counselor with her very own practice in Denver, Colorado. Suandria gives the ladies an idea of what a counseling sessions sounds like & explains transitions, how to get through them and how we know we are progressing. Convos with Mariah asks what questions do you have for our guest about transitions? Unadish says stop letting people mess you over! Black business: Suandria Hall-My choice my power counseling Instagram: https://instagram.com/mychoicemypowercounseling?igshid=p1htmbjioor2 Website: https://linktr.ee/mychoicemypower Connect with us: Website : melaninvoices.com Email :Melaninvoices1@gmail.com Instagram and Facebook: Melaninvoicespodcast Twitter : melanin_voices
Get Paid For Your Passions
Getting paid for your passion seems like one of the toughest tasks. Either do something you hate and get paid great or do something you love for pennies on the dollar. Una says we gotta stick together. Mariah says it starts with the CEO’s. Either way something has to give and negotiation might just be our way through. Convos with Mariah asks what is your experience with negotiation as a creative, any tips, advice or stories you wanna share? Unadish has some short sweet advice for everyones benefit. Black business: Rootedcollectiveco, a delicious way to nutrition, beauty and wellness... Instagram: https://instagram.com/rootedcollectiveco?igshid=mm8e1hm0kj60 Article: https://sidewalkerdaily.com/how-to-negotiate-as-a-blogger/amp/ Connect with us: Melaninvoices1@gmail.com Instagram and Facebook: Melaninvoicespodcast Twitter: Melanin_voices