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A Lesson on Showing Up for Yourself with Trey Anthony

Voice Lessons Podcast

Release Date: 03/08/2021

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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • How Trey’s grandmother influenced her creativity, career, and eventually her voice.
  • Why Trey started her first piece “Da Kink in My Hair” and what the show represents in regards to issues Black women face in their daily lives.
  • How “Da Kink in My Hair” became an overnight sensation.
  • Trey is the first Black woman in Canada to ever have a television show on a major prime-time Canadian network.
  •  Black Culture in Canada vs. the United States.
  •  How Trey made space for Black women in the self-help market.
  • Black Girl in Love (with Herself) addresses the real things that occur to Black women as they move through spaces.
  • There's a stigma in the Black community around depression and mental health issues that we do not talk about, and yet it's happening.
  •  How do we create a safe space for Black women to fall apart if they need to?
  • If you look at so many of the movements of social change that are happening, Black women are at the forefront.
  • When you are not recognized, you have nothing to lose.
  •  Many women leaders are viewed as the strong ones and have a hard time admitting when they are struggling, and how Trey navigated this personally.
  • By the time Black women actually seek health for mental health issues, their symptoms are 5X more severe than white women.
  •  As women, we think we can handle more than we actually can and it’s ok to ask for help.
  • There is a common misconception among women that receiving comes with strings attached.
  •  Asking for that support and being carried is part of the modeling of what the new success means.
  • How mothering changed Trey and her journey as a solo parent.
  • The rules that are written in the culture for the way we do things don’t actually make sense for busy women.
  • Feminine leadership looks like in today’s society looks like so many different things, because we are doing it all.