Opt Into Protecting Your Peace: Part 2

May 24, 2023

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I'm Kelley — licensed therapist, burnout expert, and host of the Black Girl Burnout podcast. I encourage black women to opt out of struggle and opt into our legacy of joy and accomplishment. Join me!

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In this episode, host Kelley Bonner and her special guest Brianna Holt continue their discussion on the importance of Opting Into Protecting Your Peace. The joy in telling the truth builds community and inevitably you meet people who are like-minded. This episode is for you if you are ready to align with the importance of taking breaks, speaking the truth, and choosing peace. 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 the 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. The ultimate goal of the podcast is to help women achieve Opting Out of Struggle.

GUEST BIO: Brianna Holt

Brianna Holt is an author, writer, and reporter living in New York City. She mostly writes about music, identity, and culture. Brianna’s writing has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, GQ, The Cut, The Atlantic, Complex, and more, including her own column, Active Voice, through Medium’s GEN. She has worked as a staff writer and editor for BuzzFeed, Quartz, The Daily Dot, Verizon Media’s In the Know, and as a features reporter at Insider. IN OUR SHOES is her first book.


Did you know that in the summer of 2020, a lot of non-black people and just people of different generations were really asking what the black experience is like today. Plus, they were willing to listen and learn. Many people just don’t know that burnout includes feeling underpaid, overworked either in the sense of you’re overworked because you feel like you have to work 10 times harder than everyone else, or just a workload that is being put on you is much greater than that of your non-black counterparts and not being able to really see a way to move up the corporate ladder. Don’t forget to check out Brianna’s Book In Our Shoes.

If you are new to the Black Girl Burnout podcast, or a happily subscribed member of the Black Girl Burnout community (big hug), thank you so much for your support. Message us on social media and let us know what is blocking you from protecting your peace. By the way, have you been enjoying our new licensed musical treat by Mayyadda?  Let us know what you think about the vibe of our new podcast sound. Stay tuned, we will be interviewing her soon, she is amazing!


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Opt Into Protecting Your Peace – Part 2


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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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Special thanks and appreciation to the team for all that you do! 🧡

Producer  – Wendye Walter

Associate Producer – Amanda St. Maur

Editor – Andre Martineau

Transcription – Carissa Graham

Cover Art – Reignland Creatives