PODCAST

More Than Metaphors hosted by Dr. Kecia Brown

Dr. Kecia Brown

"More Than Metaphors" is a virtual love space for those poetic and poetic-ish voices to examine the question: What happens when we find the courage to live our poetry out loud? A conversation led by Author, Educator, Entrepreneur and Poet Dr. Kecia Brown (“Dr. Kecia”); More Than Metaphors combines guest interviews and posts from Dr. Kecia’s blog which focuses on transformative learning, love, justice, and liberation. Each episode of this podcast will provide encouragement for leading more meaningful, spirited and poetic lives.

Episode 21 - Know Thyself, Know for Thyself & Rise into Resilience
In this last interview for season #1, Dr. Kecia speaks with “Weekend Philosopher,” Husband, Girl Dad (times 4), and NASA Astronaut, Navy Commander, Victor J. Glover, Jr. In this conversation, Victor reflects on the various lessons he has learned from his elders and contemporaries. He also shares the inspiring exchange between his younger self and the person he is now that has helped him “propel” his career, as well as support the “launch” of his firstborn child into college. A special “Thank You” to the good people of NASA for coordinating this interview. The interview was recorded on September 20, 2021. Song for this Episode: Title: “How It Feels to Fly” Artist: Alicia Keys Album: The Element of Freedom Released: 2009 Copyright ©: J Records/RCA Records Watch this episode on YouTube! Enjoy this song and others on our playlist! Simply search for: More Than Metaphors: The Playlist. Feel free to listen to this episode on your favorite podcasting platform like Spotify, Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Gaana, Google Podcast and others! ------------ Have questions, ideas or interested in hearing a particular post from drkeciab.com brought into the podcast? Email Dr. Kecia: contact@drkeciab.com or leave a message at https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message. Who knows, we might even read your message on the air! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message
Oct 5 2021
1 hr 7 mins
Episode 20: Do You Have a "Love Space?"Episode 15: Poem - The Mothers Have ComeEpisode 19 - Part 1: The Nikole Hannah-Jones Effect: The Black Woman’s Artistry in Flipping Scripts and Tables
In part one of this three-part episode (so much goodness), entrepreneur, educator and “space curator” Alisa France stops by to celebrate “The Nikole Hannah-Jones Effect.” Alisa also shares her learning journey navigating work environments. This episode was recorded on 7/6/21. Follow Alisa and her ventures on: IG: Personal - @imsofranceyMeliaison - @meliaisonFinancial Tracking System - @financialtrackingsystemAight, So Boom Game - @aightsoboomgameELVYN TREE Coaching & Consulting - @elvyn.treeLuxcarious (Car rentals) - @luxcarious Websites: Meliaison.com Elvyntree.com (coming soon!) Car Rentals on Turo Airbnb Rentals: https://abnb.me/VCzZ6a20Rhb https://abnb.me/akZbQGq1Rhb Song for this Episode: Title: Diva Artist: Beyoncé Album: I Am...Sasha Fierce Released:  2008 Copyright; © Sony Music Entertainment Movie clip in this episode/part: Title: Everybody Rejoice Film: The Wiz Released:  1978 Copyright; © Motown Productions Feel free to enjoy this song and others on our playlist! Simply search for: More Than Metaphors: The Playlist. Merch Shout Out: Click here to get your Mind on My Business t-shirt! Have questions, ideas or interested in hearing a particular post from drkeciab.com brought into the podcast? Email Dr. Kecia: contact@drkeciab.com or leave a message at https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message. Who knows, we might even read your message on the air! . . . . . . . . . . . . . A special Thank You to Prdesignstudio for designing the Mind on My Business t-shirt! From now through the end of July, I will be highlighting the talented artists I found on Fiverr who have helped get my podcast off the ground. Are you looking for a talented designer or editor? Say less and get more with Fiverr! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message
Jul 21 2021
51 mins
Episode 19 - Part 2: The Nikole Hannah-Jones Effect: The Black Woman’s Artistry in Flipping Scripts and Tables
In this second part of her three-part conversation with Dr. Kecia, Alisa France continues her reflections on “The Nikole Hannah-Jones Effect” and the messages sent to Black women professionals, as well as discussing some of the very real barriers to thriving (and beyond) in the workplace. Alisa also introduces us to the concepts of “The Box and The Balloon.” 7 Questions from this episode: What does safety look like for me in this environment? How am I showing up in this space? What will it take for me to show up authentically (if I am not already doing so)? What energetic currency am I utilizing in order to be in this space? What flex am I engaged in that is connected to my passions? How can I excel vs. simply survive this environment? What would the conversation between me and my younger self sound like regarding our surviving, thriving, and excelling journey? Sound clips in this episode/part: Title: Scandal Ep. Sweet Baby Released:  2012 Copyright: © ABC Entertainment Title: The Color Purple Artist: Alice Walker/Steven Spielberg Released:  1985 Copyright; © Warner Bros. Films . . . . . . . . . . . . . Merch Shout Out: Click here to get your Mind on My Business t-shirt! Have questions, ideas or interested in hearing a particular post from drkeciab.com brought into the podcast? Email Dr. Kecia: contact@drkeciab.com or leave a message at https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message. Who knows, we might even read your message on the air! . . . . . . . . . . . . . A special Thank You to Prdesignstudio for designing the Mind on My Business t-shirt! From now through the end of July, I will be highlighting the talented artists I found on Fiverr who have helped get my podcast off the ground. Are you looking for a talented designer or editor? Say less and get more with Fiverr! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message
Jul 18 2021
50 mins
Episode 19 - Part 3: The Nikole Hannah-Jones Effect: The Black Woman’s Artistry in Flipping Scripts and Tables
In this final part of her conversation with Dr. Kecia, Alisa France talks about her hopes for our next generation leaders, while giving Nikole Hannah-Jones her flowers for providing a blueprint on excellence and the power of the ultimate Flex. Follow Alisa and her ventures on: IG: Personal - @imsofrancey Meliaison - @meliaison Financial Tracking System - @financialtrackingsystem Aight, So Boom Game - @aightsoboomgame ELVYN TREE Coaching & Consulting - @elvyn.tree Luxcarious (Car rentals) - @luxcarious Websites: Meliaison.com Elvyntree.com (coming soon!) Car Rentals on Turo Airbnb Rentals: https://abnb.me/VCzZ6a20Rhb https://abnb.me/akZbQGq1Rhb . . . . . . . . . . . . . Merch Shout Out: Click here to get your Mind on My Business t-shirt! Have questions, ideas or interested in hearing a particular post from drkeciab.com brought into the podcast? Email Dr. Kecia: contact@drkeciab.com or leave a message at https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message. Who knows, we might even read your message on the air! . . . . . . . . . . . . . A special Thank You to Prdesignstudio for designing the Mind on My Business t-shirt! From now through the end of July, I will be highlighting the talented artists I found on Fiverr who have helped get my podcast off the ground. Are you looking for a talented designer or editor? Say less and get more with Fiverr! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message
Jul 18 2021
31 mins
Episode 18 - Part 2: 360 Degrees of Power & Pride
Dr. Kecia and guest therapist Anthony Parham, continue their conversation from Part 1 and talk candidly about surviving, learning and thriving after divorce in Part 2. Here are 7 Questions to reflect on from the conversation: Are any of my red flags popping up for me as I engage with this other person? Am I projecting onto the other person and why? Why did the conversation go the way that it did and why (if at all) did I feel the need to defend myself?  Does that mean I am ready for dating or do I need to take a step back? Where are some of my shadow sides I need to look into? How am I reacting and responding to what is going on around me right now? Have I been taught to say “NO” and honor my “No”? How do I best utilize my time alone to heal? How do I take care of myself when there is so much out there that doesn’t want me to focus on my healing? These questions and more are discussed in this light-hearted and thought-provoking conversation for those who are dipping their toes back into the dating pool post-divorce. Feel free to listen to Part 1 or watch the full episode on YouTube. Enjoy our playlist! Simply search for: More Than Metaphors: The Playlist. Merch Shout Out: More Than Metaphors shirts available. Buy one, get one 50% off. Use Promo Code: NEW2021 Order Anthony’s CLAYTONE long-sleeve tee and support one of the groups he is a part of Dedicated Incredible Loyal Fathers Have questions, ideas or interested in hearing a particular post from drkeciab.com brought into the podcast? Email Dr. Kecia: contact@drkeciab.com or leave a message at https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message. Who knows, we might even read your message on the air! A special Thank You to Prdesignstudio for designing our More Than Metaphors shirts! From now through the end of July, I will be highlighting the talented artists I found on Fiverr who have helped get my podcast off the ground. Are you looking for a talented designer or editor? Say less and get more with Fiverr! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message
Jul 11 2021
47 mins
Episode 18 - Part 1: 360 Degrees of Power & Pride
In this two-part episode, Dr. Kecia speaks with licensed marriage/family therapist and content creator, Anthony Parham.  In this first episode, Anthony discusses how he goes about supporting youth in the foster care system; clients of his practice, Circle of Life Therapies; as well as advocating for himself and his sons with power and purpose.  Follow Anthony on TikTok: simba_ze_therapist or Instagram: circleoflifetherapies. Watch this episode on YouTube. Song for this Episode: Title: “Umi Says” Artist: Mos Def/Yasiin Bey Album: Black on Both Sides Released: 1999 Copyright ©: Rawkus Records/Priority Records Feel free to enjoy this song and others on our playlist! Simply search for: More Than Metaphors: The Playlist.  Merch Shout Out: More Than Metaphors shirts available. Buy one, get one 50% off. Use Promo Code: NEW2021 Order Anthony’s CLAYTONE long-sleeve tee and support one of the groups he is a part of Dedicated Incredible Loyal Fathers Have questions, ideas or interested in hearing a particular post from drkeciab.com brought into the podcast? Email Dr. Kecia: contact@drkeciab.com or leave a message at https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message. Who knows, we might even read your message on the air! A special Thank You to Prdesignstudio for designing our More Than Metaphors shirts! From now through the end of July, I will be highlighting the talented artists I found on Fiverr who have helped get my podcast off the ground. Are you looking for a talented designer or editor? Say less and get more with Fiverr! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message
Jul 9 2021
55 mins
Episode 17: Black Love, Black Genius and the Power of Sankofa
In this episode, Dr. Kecia speaks with Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Satira Streeter Corbitt (“Dr. Satira”). Dr. Satira talks about her journey to supporting the love, genius and wellbeing of families through her practice, Ascensions Psychological Services, Inc. She also shares parenting tips and advice for couples, as well as shares excerpts from her first children’s book “Black Genius: A Journal of History and Affirmation.”  Feel free to watch this episode on YouTube.  Reach out to Dr. Satira at www.drsatira.com/ to learn more about ways she can support you and your family.  Want a free copy of Black Genius? Email dr.kecia@drkeciab.com!  Song for this Episode: Title: “Move On Up” Artist: Curtis Mayfield Album: Curtis Released: 1970 Copyright ©: Curtom Records Feel free to enjoy this song and others on our playlist! Simply search for: More Than Metaphors: The Playlist. --- NEW! Want to represent your new favorite podcast? Order your More Than Metaphors shirt or mug today at www.drkeciab.com.co/! Have questions, ideas or interested in hearing a particular post from drkeciab.com brought into the podcast? Email Dr. Kecia: contact@drkeciab.com or leave a message at https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message. Who knows, we might even read your message on the air! --- A special Thank You to Sam of Kingdom_Media for the video/audio editing support! From now through the end of July, I will be highlighting the talented artists I found on Fiverr who have helped get my podcast off the ground. Looking for a talented designer or editor? Say less and get more with Fiverr! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mtmetaphors/message
Jun 28 2021
1 hr 6 mins
Episode 16: Poem - Love’s ShoresEpisode 14: Poem - The Future Is Waiting For YouEpisode 13: Love and Liberation Beyond the VortexEpisode 12 Part 1: Politics, Hip Hop and Re-Membering HomeEpisode 11: Part 1: Being All the Things: Beyond Expectation and “Instagram Ash”Episode 10: A Poetic Love “After The Snap”Episode 7: A Cure Within the ContagionEpisode 8: How Dare You, Will Smith!Episode 6: When Regret Teaches, Take NotesEpisode 5: My Valentine's Gift to YouEpisode 1: Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves: More Than Metaphors Podcast!