Embracing the Opt-Out: A Journey of Joy and Abundance in 2024

Jan 26, 2024

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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!

Meet Kelley

Make 2024 the year you “opt out”

Welcoming a Year of Transformation

Hello and a vibrant welcome to all as we embark on this exciting journey in 2024! It’s Kelley, your host from the podcast. As we stride into this new year, I’m thrilled to share the essence of our podcast and the profound philosophy it’s built upon. It’s about embracing a transformative approach to life, a philosophy I like to call “opting out.”

The Power of Opting Out

This year, I extend an invitation to you to revisit and redefine the concept of opting out. It’s not merely a one-time action but a continuous process of choosing to disengage from struggle and embrace a life of joy, abundance, and community. This choice is especially resonant for black women, as our experiences with burnout are uniquely shaped by societal structures and historical narratives.

The Power of True Friendship

The unmatched value of a true friend is a major focus. Reflecting on moments in life where friends provided support during tough times demonstrates the profound impact of genuine friendships. Personal stories, including how friends showed up during my parents’ illness, offering emotional and practical support, underscore the lasting impact of healthy friendships.

A Community of Strength and Renewal

To all the new listeners joining us, your presence is a gift, and I’m eternally grateful for it. To my long-time followers, your unwavering support is beyond words. As we grow together, this podcast stands as a testament to our collective strength and the power of renewal. We are on this journey together, learning and growing side by side.

The Essence of the Opt-Out Philosophy

The opt-out philosophy is rooted in the rejection of struggle as our inherent narrative. It’s about realizing that blackness, womanhood, and our cultural heritage are not defined by pain and struggle alone. There’s a wealth of joy, community, and abundance that’s part of our legacy, waiting to be embraced and celebrated. By opting out of limiting beliefs and systems, we open ourselves to these possibilities.

Bringing Practical Strategies into Focus

This year, we’re elevating our approach by introducing practical strategies to help you opt-out in your daily life. Whether it’s managing financial challenges, navigating relationships, or setting boundaries, our ‘Hey Girl Chats’ will offer actionable tips and expert advice. We’ll delve into relevant topics like pay disparity among black women, not just to discuss the issues but to find empowering solutions.

A Celebration of Joy and Community

In 2024, we’re infusing more joy into our journey. Each week, we’ll share what brings us happiness, from little moments of laughter to larger celebrations of our culture and community. Your stories and experiences are a crucial part of this narrative, and we look forward to sharing and growing in joy together.

A Year of Opting Out and Moving Forward

As we progress through this year, remember, the opt-out is a question we continually ask ourselves. It’s a commitment to choosing a life beyond struggle, embracing the joy and abundance that is rightfully ours. Let this year be marked by the affirmation, “Yes, I am opting out of struggle.”.


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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