Opt Into Unapologetic Self Love: Part 2

Aug 23, 2023

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I'm Kelley โ€” 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 guest Sonya Renee Taylor continue their discussion about Opting Into Unapologetic Self Love. No matter your religion or spiritual beliefs, I think that we can all agree that we come to this planet as a manifestation of pure Love. We come to this planet in the right relationship with ourselves, our beingness, our bodies, and with the bodies of others. Radical self-love is about learning how to embody, and remain connected to the right relationship with our adult selves. This episode is for you if you are ready to learn more about Radical Self Love. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.


You have never seen a baby that hated itself. You’ve never seen a self-loathing toddler, and you’ve also  never seen a two-year-old who’s just unhappy about their roles, it’s just never happened. That is because we come here in right relationship with ourselves, with our beingness, with our bodies, and with the bodies of others. Radical self-love is about how do I embody, how do I stay connected to, how do I remember? Let today be the day that you say NO MORE to all versions of the struggle.

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 keeping you from unapologetically opting into what your soul needs. Also, let us know how this episode resonated with you. 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. We recently interviewed Mayyadda – be sure to check it out!


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Opt Into Unapologetic Self Love – 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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Producer  – Wendye Walter

Associate Producer – Amanda St. Maur

Editor – Andre Martineau

Transcription – Carissa Graham

Cover Art – Reignland Creatives