PODCAST RUNTIME: 16 Minutes
In this episode, host Kelley Bonner dives deep into the pervasive issue of Impostor Syndrome and how it affects black women. Did you know that Impostor Syndrome can be directly connected to the legacy and racial trauma that many black women have experienced? It can manifest as self-doubt, fear of failure, and perfectionism. This episode is for you if you are ready to explore the causes, the impact, and the strategies to overcome this limiting belief system that prevents women from celebrating their accomplishments and pursuing their goals. Stay tuned til the end, to learn more about today’s homework assignment. You will be so glad that you did 🙂
The Black Girl Burnout podcast is dedicated to helping black women learn how to opt out of the mentality of struggle while also learning how to opt into a life of joy, abundance, and good health, which is their birthright. Burnout can manifest in a variety of ways, including feelings of exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack of accomplishment. It is totally ok if you are experiencing more than one of the feelings at the same time. Being able to fully align with your truth is a significant sign of strength.
Impostor Syndrome has a way of eating away at your confidence, stopping you from pursuing goals and dreams, and even more painful, stopping you from being able to celebrate all of the accomplishments that you have today. It’s time to confront the lie of Impostor Syndrome and access your inheritance of joy. Let today be the day that you say NO MORE to all versions of the struggle.
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Where Imposter Syndrome Comes From [02:32]
Trauma Adaptation [07:10]
Actively Celebrate Success [11:00]
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Are you a black woman who has been feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, and confined to the struggle? If so, the Black Girl Burnout podcast is here for you. Journey along with host Kelley Bonner as she interviews guests and shares personal anecdotes about productive ways to opt-out of struggle and opt into happiness, while navigating the unique challenges and joys of being a black woman in today’s world. From work and relationships to self-care and mental health, this podcast is a safe space to explore and find support along the journey towards your goals. Join our community and start feeling more connected and less burnt out.
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Producer – Wendye Walter
Associate Producer – Amanda St. Maur
Editor – Andre Martineau
Transcription – Carissa Graham
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