PODCAST RUNTIME: 24 Minutes
In this episode, host Kelley Bonner and her guest Sonya Renee Taylor explore the idea of Opting Into Unapologetic Self Love. All too often we focus on trying to figure out how to manage expectations, or mitigate rejection. But underneath that, what we’re really saying is, am I lovable? This episode is for you if you are ready to unapologetically embrace what your soul needs void of any form of shame. More, more, and still more is within your reach in 2023. 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.
GUEST HIGHLIGHTS: Sonya Renee Taylor
Sonya Renee Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author of seven books, transformational thought leader, world-renowned activist, award-winning artist, and founder of the international movement The Body Is Not An Apology. Her work has reached millions of people by exploring the intersections of identity, healing, and social justice using a radical self-love framework. She continues to write, create, speak, teach, and transform lives globally.
Did you know that getting into a consistent practice of asking when you need it is a sign of strength? So many of us have been taught that being vulnerable and asking for help means that we are weak, but this is simply not true. Asking for what you need, when you need it means that you have the courage to do what is best for you. Let today be the day that you say NO MORE to all versions of the struggle.
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Opt Into Unapologetic Self Love – Part 1
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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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