Resilient Black Women Resilient Black Women is a new podcast from hosts Joi McGowen and Deneshia Simpson, founders of the nonprofit Resilient Black Women. Joi and Deneshia seek to reimagine mental health access for communities of color and are committed to redefining what it means to have courage, resilience and a heathy sense of self. New episodes every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. The first season will run March through June, 2022.
Resilient Black Women

Resilient Black Women

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Resilient Black Women is a new podcast from hosts Joi McGowen and Deneshia Simpson, founders of the nonprofit Resilient Black Women. Joi and Deneshia seek to reimagine mental health access for communities of color and are committed to redefining what it means to have courage, resilience and a heathy sense of self. New episodes every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. The first season will run March through June, 2022.

Most Recent Episodes

RBW Season 4: Let's Talk Legal with Dequishia Prude-Wheeler

Dequishia Prude Wheeler, the owner and founder of Prude Legacy Law Group PLLC. Prude Legacy Law Group is a premiere modern law firm focused on providing business and estate planning services to communities of color. She talks to us passionately about her practice and the importance for all of us to understand the basics of ESTATE PLANNING. This episode is for ALL OF US! Black, White, Asian, Latinx. This is for all of us! Married, Single or Divorced! Deneshia and Joi feel that Dequishia came to the studio to teach us so much about the importance of planning what happens to your body and your stuff when you die! Listen to this! Share with a friend! And if you need Dequishia's services visit her website! She works statewide and nationwide! https://prudelegacylaw.comLet us know what your TAKEAWAYS are in the comments!

RBW Season 4: Let's Talk About Justice and Black Women

Gina is the founder and director of The Essie Justice Group is on a mission to harness the collective power of women impacted by mass incarceration and empower these women to help end mass incarceration. Deneshia and Joi were so grateful to talk with Gina! In this episode you will learn ways you can partner with the Essie Justice Group by nominating yourself or another woman who may have been impacted by mass incarceration. Gina mentions some research she did to further understand the impact that mass incarceration has on women and Black women. You can find that research here.We hope you feel as empowered as we did when we talked with Gina! This episode is about empowerment! Get connected! Get active! You are an important part of healing the world! Thanks for listening!Tell us your story! If you would like to share how this episode impacted you please message us on instagram @resilientblackwomen_org or email us here resilientblackwomen@gmail.comYou can learn more about the Essie Justice Group by following them online via instagram @Essie4justice

RBW Season 4: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! This is the first episode of season 4! Deneshia and Joi make some space to identify how they feel about the New Year and how they are trying to tackle this year. One thing to note is that this is the only LIVE recording for this season due to Joi's upcoming delivery of her 4th child. Pre-recording season 4 was done to help support Joi's Maternity Leave. So we find our co-hosts excited to be sharing an IN REAL TIME episode for this season. You will notice some more authenticity from the cohosts. As they start discussing their list of IN's and OUT's they start recognizing how hard it is to identify the things they want to be OUT in their 2024 year. This is really good news because there is some hope for at least one or two more IN REAL TIME episodes for this season. So, share with us below! What's the mindset you are bringing into your 2024? Which parts of this episode really challenged or encouraged you? Email us! DM us on Instagram! We can't wait to hear from you! Remember to give yourself GRACE, COMPASSION, and TIME. It is okay to have a slow starting year...

RBW Season 3: Accept & Embrace it All with author Kim Bell

Kim Bell talks with Deneshia and Joi all about her new book, Accept and Embrace it All! Kim's honest about her life and what helps sustain her. Kim talks about acceptance helped her to embrace even the most difficult things that have happened in her life. She left our hosts Deneisha and Joi feeling inspired. In this episode Kim mentions her life's motto! Tell us what's yours? You can find her book online at amazon, search for Accept and Embrace it All by Kim Bell. See you in the New Year!

RBW Season 3: Special guest Heidi Dennis, discusses her book which is all about anxiety

Heidi Dennis,MS, LPC is a therapist and author of her new book Hello Anxiety! Deneshia and Joi invited Heidi to come into the studio to tell us all about her new book! In this episode Heid defines anxiety as she discusses so many tangible ways to help you deal with your own anxious thoughts! Deneshia and Joi share some of their takeaways from the book! You can order your copy of Hello Anxiety at amazon.com or by visiting Heidi's website here! www.heididennislpc.com You can follow Heidi on instagram for more insight into how to comfort your body when anxiety shows up. Thanks for stopping by!

RBW Season 3: Special guest Heidi Dennis, discusses her book which is all about anxiety

RBW Season 3: Setting boundaries with family when there is trauma

Deneshia and Joi share a little about why boundaries are so important in your life when there has been trauma in your family, friendships or even dating relationships.Deneshia and Joi really wanted to take time to recognize that the holidays are not always good for all of us. They hope you give yourself permission to put distance between you and those who don't love or celebrate you well. They hope you find community and connection all around you. Remember you are not alone! You are more than enough!@resilietblackwomen_org @joimcgowan_lpc *Deneshia does not have a instagram

RBW Season 3: What is trauma and how do we heal?

Deneshia and Joi were so honored to talk with Shakira about this topic. Trauma is all too common for many of us. Sometimes it is difficult to heal. We hope this episode serves as a reminder that you are more than the trauma that has happened to you. We hope you find the tangible tools discussed in this episode helpful. If you need help reach out! You can visit https://www.arcrisis.org to find out about ways to seek immediate crisis support. If you need to talk to someone ASAP dial 988. It's the 24/7 crisis/suicide hotline. Don't stay quiet. Reach out! You are not alone!

RBW Season 3: RBW Let's Talk About SEX! For Mature Audiences ONLY.

Dr. Candice is an award-winning associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of Kentucky, where she studied sexual wellness and liberation. She is the host of F*ck the System: A Sexual Liberation Podcast, as well as How to Love a Human, a liberation podcast that asks people with multiple marginalized identities what the world would be like if it loved them. She has published over 50 research articles, been featured in HuffPost,Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, the New York Times - among others, and featured on podcasts like The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema and Sex with Dr. Jess.

RBW Season 3: Black Women and IMPOSTER SYNDROME

In this episode Deneshia and Joi tackle the issue of Imposter Syndrome! Today's topic is all about dispelling the lies we tell ourselves regarding imposter syndrome! Joi shares the research on how these cognitive schemas get us stuck as Black Women. All people probably from time to time struggle with Imposter Syndrome! Here they discuss the role of institutionalized racism that continues to impact the Black Community and Black Women altogether.

RBW Season 3: Transitions, Boundaries, and Barriers

Deneshia and Joi begin a new season with a discussion about honoring life's transitions! Joi shares some big news with the listeners! Deneshia talks about the importance of guarding our emotional energy. Deneshia shares that transitions are maybe not always so exciting. She hopes our listeners make space for all the emotions that come up with transitions. Joi tells us more about boundaries and how to define them.