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Summary

What does it mean to live in your skin as a Black woman in 2021? There is no one answer - but in this powerful, spellbinding audio special, there are 11, told by women ranging in age from 17 to 91. Together, they share stories about love, work, microaggressions, mothering - about the way the world breaks your heart and how other Black women heal it. Featuring writer Rebecca Carroll, poet Jasmine Mans, music producer Drew Dixon, dancer Carmen de Lavallade, playwright Lynn Nottage, comedian Franchesca Ramsay, podcast host CC Paschal, author and playwright Pearl Cleage, teen advocate Ve’ondre Mitchell, activist/student Treasure Brooks, and TV host Bevy Smith.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-09-21

Growth

Listening to these women, lit a candle in me. It was a confirmation that am doing just fine, doing my very best in this life.

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  • Paul M. Harris
  • 02-08-21

So empower!!!

So grateful for everyone who’ve contributed to this. I’ve cried, I’ve nod in pride. I am empowered on another level. I can’t wait to share this with my sisters. Please keep up the good work.

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  • yvette Cruz
  • 17-07-21

Wow! Strong Black Woman!! Got my full attention

I truly believe this was meant for me to listen! What each Black woman had to endured before finally finding what was truly missing in each ones life!! How freakin great this feels!! Even in my saddest moment I am proud to have integrity !! Thank you for reawakening my inner strength peace! So worth listening to! I’m sharing for my daughter 🗣

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  • D. Hill
  • 14-06-22

listen to the laughter of Blk Women

loved hearing the stories, insite and wisdom of black women. I enjoyed the personal stories of each chapter in their own voices.

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  • PointTeacher
  • 26-04-22

Excellent

I enjoyed both volumes. Definitely thought provoking. These must be more!!! Each story, from
Both volumes, really made me think of my role as a women.
It made me ponder, who do I wish to be and what do I wish for in this world as a black woman. 👏🏽👏🏽❤️

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  • GG
  • 01-02-22

Great listen!

I loved it. So raw and real. I hope these continue and our black women get to be heard

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  • Martha E Vink
  • 01-01-22

Excellent stories

I really enjoyed the variety of powerful stories in this audio. The one critique is that CeCe (I think is her name) was so hard to hear I can't even tell you what she was talking about. Maybe if I'd been listening through ear buds I could've understood. Otherwise I appreciated the rest of the authors/narrators.

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  • Tarrance
  • 31-12-21

Great listen

The fact that there were an array of women of all ages is beautiful. No story was the same and the will to be themselves even with accolades and accomplishments is astounding. Hopefully this can help me talk to my daughters to be unapologetically who they are.

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  • Lalinda
  • 28-12-21

I am, who I am!

Thank you all for sharing your journey.
I am not alone in thinking that the world won't love me for being myself.
I am enough to love myself.
I can only smile to myself, knowing that I'm not alone and others have had struggled with insecurities too.

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  • Nedra
  • 30-11-21

Moved my soul

So many of these stories are ones I can relate to. Each story filled with honesty and clarity! It has helped me overcome some of my life fears.