WHAT SHE SAID! A Black Girl Story of Resilience, Power, Grace, and Love.

Girl Stance, Inc.

What She Said, is a space for black girls and young adults to transition in graceful, poise, and respected women, with unconditional acceptance of who they are and support for who they want to be. To all black girls: come as you are. Don’t hide your mess, confusion, stress, or process. If you’ve been overcoming trauma from bullying, microaggressions, feeling outcasted, or an unharmonious relationship with family - you’re in the right place and you’re not alone. In each episode, you’ll hear black girls 18-24 share stories similar to yours and speak their truth without feeling judged or guilty. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/girl-stance/support

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What She Said: She Speaks Her Truth! (Trailer)
May 29 2022
What She Said: She Speaks Her Truth! (Trailer)
Welcome to What She Said, a space where we empower and support girls and young women through their journey to becoming poise, graceful, and respected adults. This podcast is a beautiful creation inspired by our listening sessions with young black girls in the south and our work with girls. Our goal is to let black girls and girls worldwide know that their mess, stress, confusion, and process are welcomed without judgment. We all experience challenging times as we strive to be the best version of ourselves. You'll hear from women who express their truth in diverse ways, and we welcome it ALL. To all black girls: come as you are. Don’t hide your authentic expression because who you are is a part of the beautiful quilt of creation. If you’ve been overcoming trauma from bullying, microaggressions, feeling outcasted, or an unharmonious relationship with family - you’re in the right place and you’re not alone.  In each episode, you’ll hear black girls 18-24 share stories similar to yours and speak their truth without feeling judged or guilty about it. You’ll learn what they did to fight the odds stacked against them, and how you can do the same to create the life you deserve. Gradually, you will build a toolbox of mindful inner resources that will help you stay grounded, compassionate, forgiving, and graceful despite the obstacles you find on your way. Come honor your resilience, protect your heart and mind, and secure your future. What She Said is run by Girl Stance, a 501c3 non-profit organization that inspires, empowers, and guides our girls to fight the odds stacked against them from the inside out. Subscribe to the show to be part of a community of black girls and women who never back down. If you or someone you know between the age of 18-24 would be interested in joining our community and sharing their story on our show, message us at info@girlstance.org.  To join our mission and support our programs visit: www.girlstance.org Help us continue to share safe spaces with black girls to heal and thrive by donating to our podcast here: us:  IG: @girlstancecha  FB: @girlstancecha --- Support this podcast:
Part 2! On the other side of suicide|| How the young are coping with losing peers!
Jul 31 2022
Part 2! On the other side of suicide|| How the young are coping with losing peers!
This episode continues from Part 1. In this episode, we shed light on the concerns of suicide amongst youth and young adults. Our guest Darianna shares what she witnessed leading up to the tragic crisis of her close friend. She shares how she continues to cope with the loss and how she is navigating the experience. She also shares how her experience made her more attentive to her mental health and how important it is to nurture and protect it. This episode is full of tips and tools on how to integrate the rough and tough times of losing a friend and supporting a friend in crisis. Disclaimer: Throughout this episode, you will hear triggering words and phrases along with graphic storytelling of self-harm. It is important to recognize that the stories being shared on our podcast are for educational purposes only. Our podcast aims to inform and empower listeners to transform their mindset and overcome obstacles. We believe that stories are a meaningful way to build empathy and that authentic stories have the power to move hearts and minds and unite us all for the greater good.  If you have a pre-existing mental health condition or you are starting to experience signs and symptoms of mental illness, we do not recommend you listen to this episode without the supervision of a mental health professional as this episode can be emotionally intense. If you do not have a doctor or therapist, please contact us for further support at info@girlstance.org. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding your thoughts or emotional condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the What She Said podcast! If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you're having suicidal thoughts, call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time. If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Continue to honor your resilience, protect your heart and mind, and secure your future with us. What She Said is run by Girl Stance Inc, a 501c3 non-profit organization that inspires, empowers, and guides girls to strengthen internal resources to navigate dysfunctional patterns at the level of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Subscribe to our show and newsletter at girlstance.org to be part of a community of black girls and women who never back down. If you or someone you know between the age of 18-24 would be interested in joining our community and sharing their story on our show, message us at info@girlstance.org. To join our mission and support our programs visit: www.girlstance.org Help us continue to share safe spaces with black girls to heal and thrive by donating to our podcast here: Stance Connections and Communities: Instagram- @girlstancecha Fb-@girlstancecha Email: info@girlstance.org Website: www.girlstance.org Resources: • Get the mental health services you need with support on where to start. Visit Stance Connections and Communities ig- @girlstancecha Fb-@girlstancecha Email: info@girlstance.org Website: www.girlstance.org --- Support this podcast:
Part 1- The Shaping of Gender Roles| Recognizing the Beginning Stages of Peers Prone to Self-harm.
Jul 17 2022
Part 1- The Shaping of Gender Roles| Recognizing the Beginning Stages of Peers Prone to Self-harm.
How often do we hear the stories of young people who are affected by friends who lose their life to mental illnesses? In Part 1, we discussed how gender roles are shaped based on our upbringing. Digging deeper into the conversation, Darianna shares a tender graphic moment of the beginning stages of losing a close friend to suicide. This episode is filled with wisdom and insight on recognizing how we shape gender roles from parental influence and how to recognize the beginning signs of mental decline. Disclaimer: Throughout this episode, you will hear triggering words and phrases along with graphic storytelling of self-harm. It is important to recognize that the stories being shared on our podcast are for educational purposes only under the category of journal entries. Our podcast aims to inform and empower listeners to transform their mindset and overcome obstacles. We believe that stories are a meaningful way to build empathy and that authentic stories have the power to move hearts and minds and unite us all for the greater good.  If you have a pre-existing mental health condition or you are starting to experience signs and symptoms of mental illness, we do not recommend you listen to this episode without the supervision of a mental health professional as this episode can be emotionally intense. If you do not have a doctor or therapist, please contact us for further support at info@girlstance.org. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding your thoughts or emotional condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the What She Said podcast! If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you're having suicidal thoughts, call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time. If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Continue to honor your resilience, protect your heart and mind, and secure your future with us. What She Said is run by Girl Stance Inc, a 501c3 non-profit organization that inspires, empowers, and guides girls to strengthen internal resources to navigate dysfunctional patterns at the level of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Subscribe to our show and newsletter at girlstance.org to be part of a community of black girls and women who never back down. If you or someone you know between the age of 18-24 would be interested in joining our community and sharing their story on our show, message us at info@girlstance.org. To join our mission and support our programs visit: www.girlstance.org Help us continue to share safe spaces with black girls to heal and thrive by donating to our podcast here: Stance Connections and Communities: ig- @girlstancecha Fb-@girlstancecha Email: info@girlstance.org Website: www.girlstance.org Resources: • Get the mental health services you need with support on where to start. Visit Stance Connections and Communities ig- @girlstancecha Fb-@girlstancecha Email: info@girlstance.org Website: www.girlstance.org --- Support this podcast:
Reinventing Yourself After Trauma| Finding Purpose
Jul 3 2022
Reinventing Yourself After Trauma| Finding Purpose
Trauma can shift the way we see ourselves and the world around us. In this episode, Ali shares her experience with being bullied by other girls in high school and finally having the chance to reinvent herself after years of doubting her beauty and creativity.  They also covered recognizing that all black girls aren't assertive and confrontational, and the importance of creating safe spaces for the soft and delicate girls in school and in the world. This episode carries a relatable story of the quiet shy girl who has found her voice and seeking her purpose in this world.  Continue to honor your resilience, protect your heart and mind, and secure your future with us. What She Said is run by Girl Stance Inc, a 501c3 non-profit organization that inspires, empowers, and guides girls to strengthen internal resources to navigate dysfunctional patterns at the level of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Subscribe to our show and newsletter at girlstance.org to be part of a community of black girls and women who never back down. If you or someone you know between 18-24 years old would be interested in joining our community and sharing your story, message us at info@girlstance.org. To join our mission and support our programs visit: www.girlstance.org Please help us continue to share safe spaces with black girls to heal and thrive by donating to our podcast at:  Stance Connections and Communities: Website: www.girlstance.org Instagram- @girlstancecha  Facebook- @girlstancecha  Email: info@girlstance.org  Resources: • Get the mental health services you need with support on where to start, visit: Mental Health.Gov --- Support this podcast:
Is Culture Imitation Offensive or Flattering?
Jun 19 2022
Is Culture Imitation Offensive or Flattering?
Do you feel triggered by cultural imitation? Do you feel culture can be stolen by people of a different race? In this episode, Shayla gives her thoughts and experience of being imitated by people of a different race. They also covered ways to build trust and communication between young black girls and black momma’s. This episode has so many nuggets of wisdom for girls to find their voice and own their unique expressions. Continue to honor your resilience, protect your heart and mind, and secure your future with us. What She Said is run by Girl Stance Inc, a 501c3 non-profit organization that inspires, empowers, and guides girls to strengthen internal resources to navigate dysfunctional patterns at the level of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Subscribe to our show and newsletter at girlstance.org to be part of a community of black girls and women who never back down. If you or someone you know between the age of 18-24 would be interested in joining our community and sharing their story on our show, message us at info@girlstance.org. To join our mission and support our programs visit: www.girlstance.org Help us continue to share safe spaces with black girls to heal and thrive by donating to our podcast here: Stance Connections and Communities: ig- @girlstancecha Fb-@girlstancecha Email: info@girlstance.org Website: www.girlstance.org Resources: • Get the mental health services you need with support on where to start. Visit Support this podcast:
Embracing Your Authenticity| There Is No Such Thing As Talking White
Jun 5 2022
Embracing Your Authenticity| There Is No Such Thing As Talking White
Have you been cast out or made fun of by your peers because of your difference in appearance and speech? Have you been told or been made to feel you're not black enough?  In today’s ep, 18-year-old Tamyah joins Roe to talk about finding freedom in her uniqueness as a black girl and owning who she is as a non-confrontational person in a culture where confrontation means tough. They also cover courage and embracing friendships with people from all walks of life. So much inspiration in this one for anyone finding their way to their authenticity. Continue to honor your resilience, protect your heart and mind, and secure your future with us. What She Said is run by Girl Stance Inc, a 501c3 non-profit organization that inspires, empowers, and guides girls to strengthen internal resources to navigate dysfunctional patterns at the level of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Subscribe to our show and newsletter at girlstance.org to be part of a community of black girls and women who never back down. If you or someone you know between the age of 18-24 would be interested in joining our community and sharing their story on our show, message us at info@girlstance.org. To join our mission and support our programs visit: www.girlstance.org Help us continue to share safe spaces with black girls to heal and thrive by donating to our podcast here: Get the mental health services you need with support on where to start. Visit Stance Connections and Communities ig- @girlstancechaFb-@girlstancechaEmail: info@girlstance.orgWebsite: www.girlstance.org --- Support this podcast:
What She Said: She Speaks Her Truth! (Trailer)
May 29 2022
What She Said: She Speaks Her Truth! (Trailer)
Welcome to What She Said, a space where we empower and support girls and young women through their journey to becoming poise, graceful, and respected adults. This podcast is a beautiful creation inspired by our listening sessions with young black girls in the south and our work with girls. Our goal is to let black girls and girls worldwide know that their mess, stress, confusion, and process are welcomed without judgment. We all experience challenging times as we strive to be the best version of ourselves. You'll hear from women who express their truth in diverse ways, and we welcome it ALL. To all black girls: come as you are. Don’t hide your authentic expression because who you are is a part of the beautiful quilt of creation. If you’ve been overcoming trauma from bullying, microaggressions, feeling outcasted, or an unharmonious relationship with family - you’re in the right place and you’re not alone.  In each episode, you’ll hear black girls 18-24 share stories similar to yours and speak their truth without feeling judged or guilty about it. You’ll learn what they did to fight the odds stacked against them, and how you can do the same to create the life you deserve. Gradually, you will build a toolbox of mindful inner resources that will help you stay grounded, compassionate, forgiving, and graceful despite the obstacles you find on your way. Come honor your resilience, protect your heart and mind, and secure your future. What She Said is run by Girl Stance, a 501c3 non-profit organization that inspires, empowers, and guides our girls to fight the odds stacked against them from the inside out. Subscribe to the show to be part of a community of black girls and women who never back down. If you or someone you know between the age of 18-24 would be interested in joining our community and sharing their story on our show, message us at info@girlstance.org.  To join our mission and support our programs visit: www.girlstance.org Help us continue to share safe spaces with black girls to heal and thrive by donating to our podcast here: us:  IG: @girlstancecha  FB: @girlstancecha --- Support this podcast: