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The Secret Lives of Black Women

The Secret Lives of Black Women and Stitcher

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The Secret Lives of Black Women
The Secret Lives of Black Women

The Secret Lives of Black Women

The Secret Lives of Black Women and Stitcher

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Join close friends Charla Lauriston and Lauren Domino on their hunt for the ‘secrets’ that have helped black women flourish through the bullsh*t. They connect with guests over shared experiences by wading through everything from sex and self-care to rage and anxiety. Each conversation centers on creating a space for joy with some newfound besties while asking: how do the black women we admire stay incredibly phenomenal?

Latest Episodes

12. Being A Bawse with Kerry Coddett

EIn this season 1 finale, Charla and Lauren reminisce on the journey to making this show and how in some ways, it’s one step on the road to being their own bosses. Actor, Comedian and writer Kerry Coddett shares her own complicated and hilarious journey in entrepreneurship. Throughout the episode, Kerry talks about how advocating and believing in yourself is applicable to any field. We’ll be back with Season 2 after a brief break. In the meantime, feel free to keep up with us on our socials below- thanks for supporting our show! You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ You can check out Charla’s comedy album now athttps://linktr.ee/charlalauriston Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Kerry Coddett @OverFab on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/secretlives), Bombas (www.bombas.com/SECRETLIVES), and Audible (www.audible.com/secretlives or text SECRETLIVES to 500-500).

46 MIN1 weeks ago
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12. Being A Bawse with Kerry Coddett

11. Staying in Process with Morgan Jerkins

EWhen Charla and Lauren decided to do a podcast, they wanted it to be a space where they didn’t have to apologize for who they were. That’s why when they had a live event to kick off the show, Morgan Jerkins felt like a perfect guest. In this episode, Morgan discusses how her writing is an extension of her truest experiences and what it took for her to truly be secure in who she was in all facets of her life. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ You can check out Charla’s comedy album now athttps://linktr.ee/charlalauriston Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Morgan Jerkins @MorganJerkins on Twitter and @_MorganJerkins on Instagram This episode is sponsored by Blume (text SECRET to 79-79-79) and Dipsea (www.dipseastories.com/secretlives).

42 MIN2 weeks ago
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11. Staying in Process with Morgan Jerkins

10. Challenging the Status Quo with Jamilah Lemieux

ECharla and Lauren have used Twitter to follow people they admire while learning information that they might not have found elsewhere. That’s why watching our guest Jamilah Lemieux challenge the status quo has been a thrilling longtime activity. In this conversation Charla and Lauren find out exactly how she has been able to fight the trolls while also maintaining a sense of self. They also get into topics like abortion, motherhood and what it really means to get older. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ You can Pre-Order Charla’s comedy album athttps://linktr.ee/charlalauriston Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Jamilah Lemieux @JamilahLemieux on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by Lola (www.mylola.com code: SECRETLIVES), Birchbox (www.birchbox.com/SECRETLIVES code: SECRETLIVES), and Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/secretlives).

39 MIN3 weeks ago
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10. Challenging the Status Quo with Jamilah Lemieux

9. Telling Our Stories with Marina Franklin

EThere’s something freeing about realizing that no one really knows what they are talking about. Charla felt a particular sense of freedom when she discovered comedy. The same can be said for actor, writer and comedian Marina Franklin, who knows that standup saved her life. In this episode we talk about how comedy shaped Marinas’ world, how the industry hasn’t really changed that much and the courage it took for her to do something she’s been hungry to do for a long time. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Marina Franklin @marinayfranklin on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: SECRETLIVES), Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/slobw), and Away (www.awaytravel.com/secretlives code: SECRETLIVES).

37 MINSEP 19
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9. Telling Our Stories with Marina Franklin

8. Doing the Work with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

ETherapy is a staple in Charla and Lauren’s life. They use it as a way to not only deal with major life incidents, but everyday maintenance. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford knows that finding a mental health professional who speaks to the experiences of black women can be tough. That’s why she created the podcast Therapy for Black Girls and an online directory to find black therapists in your area. In this conversation, we dig into ways to dismantle the stigma of mental health particularly when it relates to black women and some accessible resources to find a therapist in your area. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Dr. Joy Harden Bradford @hellodrjoy on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/SLOBW), Hug Me by Blume (text SECRET to 79-79-79), and Acuity (acuityscheduling.com/secretlives).

38 MINSEP 12
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8. Doing the Work with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

7. The Sun and the Moon with Mecca Woods

ELauren loves astrology and Charla does too; but in a more cautiously optimistic way. One of the things they like the most about it is how it has become a tool for black women to navigate the world. This uptick in interest is something astrologer Mecca Woods has noticed. She explains some of the basics of astrology, gives insight into Charla and Laurens’ chart and talks about how in the end astrology shouldn’t make us feel bad. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Mecca on Twitter @TheMeccanism and Instagram @1meccanism This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: SECRETLIVES).

37 MINSEP 5
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7. The Sun and the Moon with Mecca Woods

6. Sex and Power with Numa Perrier

EThis was a tough one for Charla and Lauren to chat about. Maybe it’s because so often when we talk about sex and power, black women are seen as peripheral to mainstream stories. That’s why actor, writer and director Numa Perrier wanted to create her movie Jezebel. In this episode, we talk about what happens when a black woman takes power over her own sexuality and how we can feel more free to talk about these two things at the same time. You can find more about The SLBW at https://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Numa on Twitter and Instagram @missnuma This episode is sponsored by I'm Telling The Truth But I'm Lying and Acuity (acuityscheduling.com/secretlives).

33 MINAUG 29
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6. Sex and Power with Numa Perrier

5. Overcoming the Fear with Cleo King

EWhen there’s an obstacle between you and your dreams, what steps do you take to conquer it? A life changing quote covers Charla’s desktop background while Lauren readjusts where fear lives in her mind. Living your best life despite the fear is something our guest, Cleo King, has been doing for her whole career. Having credits in some of the best TV shows and movies out there (Pineapple Express, Magnolia, The Hangover) Cleo has been around the business long enough to know that overcoming fear is one of the keys too true self discovery. You can find more about The SLBW at https://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw For a full list of all the shows and movies Cleo King has been in, see her IMDB page here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0454598/ This episode is sponsored by HarperCollins -I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying.

33 MINAUG 22
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5. Overcoming the Fear with Cleo King

4. Finding the Joy with Demetria L. Lucas

ERelationships, whether you’re in one or not, are a tough thing to navigate. Charla and Lauren have the bad date stories to prove it. Cultural critic and writer Demetria L. Lucas, who has spent plenty of time talking about love, sex and dating, joins in discussing how to mine relationships particularly as a black woman. This deeply personal conversation with Demetria centers on the social pressure to be in a relationship and what happens when things don’t turn out like you thought they would. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Demetria on Twitter and Instagram @demetriallucas This episode is sponsored by Money Ha Ha podcast and HBO - A Black Lady Sketch Show.

37 MINAUG 15
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4. Finding the Joy with Demetria L. Lucas

3. Ambitious but Lazy with Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball

EAfter a long day of work, Charla and Lauren love to chill. Sleep keeps Charla balanced, Lauren loves a good bathtub session and our guest Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball is all about some ice cream. But when does that tub time, sleep and ice cream turn from self care to self indulgence? Tank talks through how she balances the two while also sharing the confirmations that ground her band ‘Tank and The Bangas’ on the road to success. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Tank on Instagram @thinktank20 This episode is sponsored by Money Ha Ha podcast and HBO - A Black Lady Sketch Show.

35 MINAUG 8
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3. Ambitious but Lazy with Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball

Latest Episodes

12. Being A Bawse with Kerry Coddett

EIn this season 1 finale, Charla and Lauren reminisce on the journey to making this show and how in some ways, it’s one step on the road to being their own bosses. Actor, Comedian and writer Kerry Coddett shares her own complicated and hilarious journey in entrepreneurship. Throughout the episode, Kerry talks about how advocating and believing in yourself is applicable to any field. We’ll be back with Season 2 after a brief break. In the meantime, feel free to keep up with us on our socials below- thanks for supporting our show! You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ You can check out Charla’s comedy album now athttps://linktr.ee/charlalauriston Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Kerry Coddett @OverFab on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/secretlives), Bombas (www.bombas.com/SECRETLIVES), and Audible (www.audible.com/secretlives or text SECRETLIVES to 500-500).

46 MIN1 weeks ago
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12. Being A Bawse with Kerry Coddett

11. Staying in Process with Morgan Jerkins

EWhen Charla and Lauren decided to do a podcast, they wanted it to be a space where they didn’t have to apologize for who they were. That’s why when they had a live event to kick off the show, Morgan Jerkins felt like a perfect guest. In this episode, Morgan discusses how her writing is an extension of her truest experiences and what it took for her to truly be secure in who she was in all facets of her life. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ You can check out Charla’s comedy album now athttps://linktr.ee/charlalauriston Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Morgan Jerkins @MorganJerkins on Twitter and @_MorganJerkins on Instagram This episode is sponsored by Blume (text SECRET to 79-79-79) and Dipsea (www.dipseastories.com/secretlives).

42 MIN2 weeks ago
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11. Staying in Process with Morgan Jerkins

10. Challenging the Status Quo with Jamilah Lemieux

ECharla and Lauren have used Twitter to follow people they admire while learning information that they might not have found elsewhere. That’s why watching our guest Jamilah Lemieux challenge the status quo has been a thrilling longtime activity. In this conversation Charla and Lauren find out exactly how she has been able to fight the trolls while also maintaining a sense of self. They also get into topics like abortion, motherhood and what it really means to get older. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ You can Pre-Order Charla’s comedy album athttps://linktr.ee/charlalauriston Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Jamilah Lemieux @JamilahLemieux on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by Lola (www.mylola.com code: SECRETLIVES), Birchbox (www.birchbox.com/SECRETLIVES code: SECRETLIVES), and Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/secretlives).

39 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
10. Challenging the Status Quo with Jamilah Lemieux

9. Telling Our Stories with Marina Franklin

EThere’s something freeing about realizing that no one really knows what they are talking about. Charla felt a particular sense of freedom when she discovered comedy. The same can be said for actor, writer and comedian Marina Franklin, who knows that standup saved her life. In this episode we talk about how comedy shaped Marinas’ world, how the industry hasn’t really changed that much and the courage it took for her to do something she’s been hungry to do for a long time. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Marina Franklin @marinayfranklin on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: SECRETLIVES), Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/slobw), and Away (www.awaytravel.com/secretlives code: SECRETLIVES).

37 MINSEP 19
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9. Telling Our Stories with Marina Franklin

8. Doing the Work with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

ETherapy is a staple in Charla and Lauren’s life. They use it as a way to not only deal with major life incidents, but everyday maintenance. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford knows that finding a mental health professional who speaks to the experiences of black women can be tough. That’s why she created the podcast Therapy for Black Girls and an online directory to find black therapists in your area. In this conversation, we dig into ways to dismantle the stigma of mental health particularly when it relates to black women and some accessible resources to find a therapist in your area. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Dr. Joy Harden Bradford @hellodrjoy on Twitter and Instagram This episode is sponsored by Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/SLOBW), Hug Me by Blume (text SECRET to 79-79-79), and Acuity (acuityscheduling.com/secretlives).

38 MINSEP 12
Comments
8. Doing the Work with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

7. The Sun and the Moon with Mecca Woods

ELauren loves astrology and Charla does too; but in a more cautiously optimistic way. One of the things they like the most about it is how it has become a tool for black women to navigate the world. This uptick in interest is something astrologer Mecca Woods has noticed. She explains some of the basics of astrology, gives insight into Charla and Laurens’ chart and talks about how in the end astrology shouldn’t make us feel bad. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Mecca on Twitter @TheMeccanism and Instagram @1meccanism This episode is sponsored by VitaCup (www.vitacup.com code: SECRETLIVES).

37 MINSEP 5
Comments
7. The Sun and the Moon with Mecca Woods

6. Sex and Power with Numa Perrier

EThis was a tough one for Charla and Lauren to chat about. Maybe it’s because so often when we talk about sex and power, black women are seen as peripheral to mainstream stories. That’s why actor, writer and director Numa Perrier wanted to create her movie Jezebel. In this episode, we talk about what happens when a black woman takes power over her own sexuality and how we can feel more free to talk about these two things at the same time. You can find more about The SLBW at https://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Numa on Twitter and Instagram @missnuma This episode is sponsored by I'm Telling The Truth But I'm Lying and Acuity (acuityscheduling.com/secretlives).

33 MINAUG 29
Comments
6. Sex and Power with Numa Perrier

5. Overcoming the Fear with Cleo King

EWhen there’s an obstacle between you and your dreams, what steps do you take to conquer it? A life changing quote covers Charla’s desktop background while Lauren readjusts where fear lives in her mind. Living your best life despite the fear is something our guest, Cleo King, has been doing for her whole career. Having credits in some of the best TV shows and movies out there (Pineapple Express, Magnolia, The Hangover) Cleo has been around the business long enough to know that overcoming fear is one of the keys too true self discovery. You can find more about The SLBW at https://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw For a full list of all the shows and movies Cleo King has been in, see her IMDB page here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0454598/ This episode is sponsored by HarperCollins -I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying.

33 MINAUG 22
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5. Overcoming the Fear with Cleo King

4. Finding the Joy with Demetria L. Lucas

ERelationships, whether you’re in one or not, are a tough thing to navigate. Charla and Lauren have the bad date stories to prove it. Cultural critic and writer Demetria L. Lucas, who has spent plenty of time talking about love, sex and dating, joins in discussing how to mine relationships particularly as a black woman. This deeply personal conversation with Demetria centers on the social pressure to be in a relationship and what happens when things don’t turn out like you thought they would. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Demetria on Twitter and Instagram @demetriallucas This episode is sponsored by Money Ha Ha podcast and HBO - A Black Lady Sketch Show.

37 MINAUG 15
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4. Finding the Joy with Demetria L. Lucas

3. Ambitious but Lazy with Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball

EAfter a long day of work, Charla and Lauren love to chill. Sleep keeps Charla balanced, Lauren loves a good bathtub session and our guest Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball is all about some ice cream. But when does that tub time, sleep and ice cream turn from self care to self indulgence? Tank talks through how she balances the two while also sharing the confirmations that ground her band ‘Tank and The Bangas’ on the road to success. You can find more about The SLBW athttps://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Find Tank on Instagram @thinktank20 This episode is sponsored by Money Ha Ha podcast and HBO - A Black Lady Sketch Show.

35 MINAUG 8
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3. Ambitious but Lazy with Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball