PODCAST

It Didn't Break Me

Bianca Kesha Hughes

What’s something you thought would break you but it didn’t? The It Didn’t Break Me podcast answers this question. Each season of, It didn’t break me, is created with the intention of being a safe space for honest and vulnerable conversations with people, who share their transformational life stories around the messy stuff they didn't think they'd come back from, and yet they are still here, courageously accepting themselves as they are and giving themselves permission to show up as their true self letting their light shine. Join Bianca Kesha Hughes as she is setting boundaries and breaking barriers in all areas of her life, allowing others to share how they have as well and inspiring you to discover the beauty within the mess.

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Mar 30 2022
It Didn't Break Me Trailer
What’s something you thought would break you but it didn’t? The It Didn’t Break Me Podcast answers this question. Each season of, It didn’t break me, is created with the intention of being  a safe space for honest and vulnerable conversations with people, who share their transformational life stories around the messy stuff they didn't think they'd come back from, and yet they are still here, courageously accepting themselves as they are and giving themselves permission to show up as their true self letting their light shine.  Join Bianca Kesha Hughes as she is setting boundaries and breaking barriers in all areas of her life, allowing others to share how they have as well and inspiring you to discover the beauty within the mess. ————— This podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"?  I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.
Doing Federal Prison Time Didn't Break Me with Aaron "Ace" Moore
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Doing Federal Prison Time Didn't Break Me with Aaron "Ace" Moore
If you were sentenced to 10 years in prison today, what would you do? At 22, this is what this episode's guest had to ask himself. Instead of it breaking him, Aaron "Ace" Moore used that time to evolve and advocate for himself including filing a Motion to Suppress to the Federal Court on his own behalf. During this time, he found his calling: physical fitness. Now, an elite master trainer and nutritional coach, Ace isn't just transforming bodies. He is transforming lives. I invite you to join our conversation as Ace and I discuss: Arrogance Federal conviction rate Being arrested Pre-Trial Pre Sentence Investigations Career criminal (Inner city predator) jail house attorneys jail vs prison black incarceration Support while incarcerated Starting a business PTSD from prison Surviving prison Don't Give Up Honorable Mentions (Only 2% of federal criminal defendants go to trial, and most who do are found guilty) (USSC Career Criminal Sentencing Guidelines) (War on Drugs) (United States v. Moore decision) (Blow) (No escape: The trauma of witnessing violence in prison) Where can you find Aaron "Ace" Moore ( podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"? I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.
Being Single and Alone Didn’t Break Me with Nausheen Farishta
Jun 15 2022
Being Single and Alone Didn’t Break Me with Nausheen Farishta
In most stories, movies, and fairy tales, there is a character trying to search for their one true love. But in reality, more times than not, that search and find, ends up in a breakup. What happens when you find yourself single when you thought being single would obliviate you? On this episode, I am speaking with Nausheen Farishta, a woman who experienced just that. Nausheen is the host of (The Self Worth Edit Podcast) . The Self Worth Edit is a personal development podcast created by a desi woman, primarily for fellow desi women. This self love podcast is also open to anyone wanting to find and understand relationships with themselves and others. I invite you to join our conversation as Nausheen and I discuss: How to live a single life Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Attachments in relationships Societal Pressures South Asian American Culture Scarcity Mindset Ignoring red flags Intuition vs Anxiety Traveling solo as a woman Living life Aligning values Digital nomad Honorable Mentions (The Self Worth Edit Podcast) (WOC Podcasters) (Value Cards) Where can you find Nausheen Farishta : ( ( podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"? I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.
Persevering through a Long-Term Disease with Nono Osuji
Jun 8 2022
Persevering through a Long-Term Disease with Nono Osuji
Getting a diagnosis that you have a long term illness is hard. When it attacks your organs, it gets even harder!! What happens when it takes over your money maker: your face! In this episode, I am speaking with Nono Osuji who is a writer, producer, and actor living with lupus, which is a long-term autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks healthy tissue. I invite you to join our conversation as Nono and I discuss: Systemic lupus Lupus symptoms Supporters Finding solutions Health care Affordable Care Act Power of the mind Kidney failure The importance of naps Living donor A+ blood type Telling your story Honorable Mentions Link for kidney donor: ( -Just put her name Cynthia Osuji; the bday is optional. Paypal email for donations to make the documentary fornono75@gmail.com (African Americans and Lupus) Where can you find Nono Osuji : (IG - Broke, Gifted and Black) (IG - Lupus Diaries ) (Broke, Gifted and Black Podcast) ————— This podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"? I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.
Our Jobs are NOT Our Identities with Jillian "JJ" Simmons
Jun 1 2022
Our Jobs are NOT Our Identities with Jillian "JJ" Simmons
There are people who can just tell A STORY! They are captivating and motivating and you hang on their every word. This episode's guest does all of that and more! Also, if you are racking your brain wondering where you have heard my guest's voice before, it could be because Jillian "JJ" Simmons is a speaker, author and thought leader who is a veteran radio/tv host that has worked alongside Wendy Williams (yes THAT Wendy Williams). She has also been seen on CW39 Houston, Fox, Comcast, CBS, BET and MTV! Jillian speaks to the power of self love and provokes her audiences to do the inner work of self discovery to find their own paths to self-love. I invite you to join our conversation as Jillian and I discuss: Quitting Questioning value Feelings of unworthiness Identity crisis Convincing people of your value Being true to your instincts Conversations with God Season changes Friendship Authentic people "Who do you want to become as a person?" Honorable Mentions (Sit Still for 5 Minutes a Day) (6 Reasons Why Friends Are Important) Where can you find Jillian "JJ" Simmons ( ( ( ( ( podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"?  I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.
The Journey to Be Your Own Kind with Renita Betts
May 25 2022
The Journey to Be Your Own Kind with Renita Betts
Have you ever lost confidence in yourself? Was it one particular situation that occurred or was it a combination of different happenings? In this episode, after my guest, Renita Betts experienced a fire where all of her items were destroyed, she was then expelled from school. As a result, she believed she had squandered and wasted the opportunity for higher learning, this led her down a dark path which eventually led her to a revelation: she needed to be her own kind. I invite you to join our conversation as Renita and I discuss: Fear People Pleasers Nervous Breakdown symptoms Co-dependency Outpatient Therapy Writing letters to God Conversations with self Being yourself Learning lessons Honorable Mentions (Partial Hospitalization Program) Where can you find Renita Betts : ( ( ( ( ( ( ( podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"?  I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.
Trusting Yourself after Trauma with Elizabeth Cush
May 18 2022
Trusting Yourself after Trauma with Elizabeth Cush
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode speaks of sexual abuse and molestation. If you choose to listen to this, please pay attention to your body. If you need to pause or stop listening to this episode, please honor that. On this podcast episode, I am speaking with Elizabeth Cush, LCPC aka Biz. Biz is licensed clinical professional counselor, woman's life coach and business woman in Maryland. She is an advocate for healing and personal growth at any age. Biz helps men and women find their own self-compassion. I invite you to join our conversation as Elizabeth and I discuss: Sexual abuse Emotional Turmoil Anxiety Trust issues Healing from abuse Trauma and substance abuse Depression Healing journey Self-care practices Honorable Mentions National Sexual Abuse Hotline 1-800-656-4673 (RAINN) (How Trauma Can Lead to Depression) Where can you find Elizabeth Cush: ( ( ( ( ( ( podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"?  I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.
Sex and Love Addiction with Brianne Davis
May 11 2022
Sex and Love Addiction with Brianne Davis
In the words of Salt-N-Pepa, let's talk about sex! Talking about sex and what is means to be a sexual being is an important conversation! So I'm going to have it with actress, director, producer and author Brianne Davis. Having starred in TV shows and movies loved by many such as Lucifer, True Blood, Jarhead, and Prom Night, Brianne Davis has directed three films. With over 12 years of recovery as a sex and love addict, she also is the podcast host of the podcast, (Secret Life). I invite you to join our conversation as Brianne and I discuss: Looking outside of yourself Sex and Love addiction Intimacy disorder Fears Addiction to people Running from feelings Stigma Using sex to cope with depression Porn Addiction Gratitude and prayer A new high Sexual anorexia Self-discovery journey Honorable Mentions (Let's Talk About Sex by Salt N Pepa ) (What is Sex and Love addiction) (Sex Addiction Facts and Statistics ) (Recovery and Treatment for Sexual Addiction) (40 Questions for Self Diagnosis for SLAA ) Where can you find Brianne Davis: Amazon:  (  (  Podcast: ( ( ( ( @the.briannedavis ( podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"?  I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.
Overcoming the Shame of Divorce with Jamel Moore
May 4 2022
Overcoming the Shame of Divorce with Jamel Moore
In this episode, I speak with Jamel Moore. Jamel is a black men who is a spoken word artist, model, and motivational speaker. When he exchanged vows with his second wife, he was determined that this time, he was going to do it "right". Unfortunately, like (almost 50%) of the US population, the relationship ended in divorce and depression. I invite you to join our conversation as Jamel and I discuss: "It's not my fault" Shame vs guilt Co-dependency Numbing the Pain Alcohol Abuse Getting massages Therapy What it means to feel secure Healing Process Breakthroughs Black men and depression Honorable Mentions (Black Men's Mental Health Matters) (Marriage in the African American Community) (African Americans and Alcohol Abuse) (Therapy for Black Men) (Depression in African American Men: A Review of What We Know and Where We Need to Go From Here) (The Four Agreements) (The Human Magnet Syndrome ) Where can you find Jamal: IG - ( ( podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"?  I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.
Being a Therapist and Not Recognizing The Signs
Apr 27 2022
Being a Therapist and Not Recognizing The Signs
In this week's episode of It Didn't Break Me, my guest is anonymous. In this podcast, I wanted to create an environment where my guests are able to freely tell their stories and if they choose to remain anonymous, I respect and honor their decision. When we seek mental health counselors, psychiatrists, therapists, etc. we expect them to have all of the answers. But what happens when they feel in crisis themselves? I invite you to join our conversation as my anonymous guest and I discuss: Divorce Finding a therapist as a therapist Red Flags Hindsight is 20/20 Perfectionism Enabling disrespectful behavior Gender based stereotypes Societal Norms What is abuse? Ending relationships Blended Families Not keeping secrets A beautiful mess Honorable Mentions National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (How to Get Out of an Abusive Relationship) (6 Different Types of Abuse) ————— This podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"?  I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.
Breaking the Idea of Being a Strong Black Woman with Cafria Hart
Apr 20 2022
Breaking the Idea of Being a Strong Black Woman with Cafria Hart
If you didn't get an opportunity to listen to Episode 1, I highly recommend you go listen. There, you will hear today's guest, Cafria Hart, interview me. Cafria is believer, wife, mother, sister, engineer and lover of life. Thinking that there was truly nothing that could break her because she is a "strong black woman", Cafria realized THAT was what was breaking her! I invite you to join our conversation as Cafria and I discuss: Losing a child Controlling and Ignoring Unrealistic expectations Stress Becoming a true role model "Sipping on the Culture" "Should" is a dirty word Letting go of perfection Intergenerational Trauma Knowing what you don't want Courageous vs Brave Permission to grieve Black mental health Honorable Mentions (Bianca's mum's YouTube Page) (A Sister's Siesta ) (Black Maternal Health) (Black Mental Health Awareness) Follow Cafria: ( podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"?  I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.
Challenging Stigmas Through Our Stories
Apr 13 2022
Challenging Stigmas Through Our Stories
Thank you for joining me in my first episode of It Didn't Break Me. I am SO EXCITED you are here! My hope is as you listen to these stories, you find inspiration and connection. I also hope that you find, you are not alone in whatever mess is happening in your life and you can get through it. During this episode, you will be learning about me and why I chose to create this podcast. My gracious friend, Cafria, interviewed me and invited me to share my story. Now, I invite you to join our conversation as Cafria and I discuss: Sharing my story Stigmas Sexually transmitted diseases Genital Herpes Receiving the diagnosis Denial and Fear Worth and Value within yourself Doing inner work The Power of God Helping others in your truth Being one with my diagnosis #Metoo Post traumatic resilience What does support look like? Genital Herpes Resources (STD Facts) (Authentic Wednesday Podcast) (SPFPP) A sincere note of gratitude to Cafria Hart!!! Thank you so much for interviewing me for my very first episode. If you want to learn more about Cafria, follow her on (IG)! ————— This podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"?  I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.
It Didn't Break Me Trailer
Mar 30 2022
It Didn't Break Me Trailer
What’s something you thought would break you but it didn’t? The It Didn’t Break Me Podcast answers this question. Each season of, It didn’t break me, is created with the intention of being  a safe space for honest and vulnerable conversations with people, who share their transformational life stories around the messy stuff they didn't think they'd come back from, and yet they are still here, courageously accepting themselves as they are and giving themselves permission to show up as their true self letting their light shine.  Join Bianca Kesha Hughes as she is setting boundaries and breaking barriers in all areas of her life, allowing others to share how they have as well and inspiring you to discover the beauty within the mess. ————— This podcast is hosted by (Bianca Kesha Hughes). Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism. Ready to learn more? Contact her (here)! ————— If you would love to connect with Bianca, join her in these following spaces: (Insights and Inspirations) (Podcast Website) https:// (Facebook) (Instagram) Interested in inviting Bianca to speak so she can inspire your audience? ( Click here) and fill out a short form. ————— Have you been moved by what you heard in this week's episode of "It Didn't Break Me"?  I invite you to leave an honest review of how this episode impacted you. Also, share this podcast with a friend. We all have a friend that needs it! Song Credit: Encore by King Sis This is a (Crackers In Soup) production.