Take Up Space Podcast
Sometimes we shrink ourselves to make others feel comfortable. We have conversations about breaking that cycle to become more self-aware and confident in who we are.
info_outline Ep. 64: Seek Out Resources 10/12/2021
Ep. 64: Seek Out Resources Many students aren't aware of the resources available for their academic success, including: tutoring, writing centers, the professors, other students, and many more. Take the time to find out the resources available to you and the college students you may know. Also, be patient with yourself during this time. As a student, it's already stressful to be in this type of environment.
info_outline Ep. 63: Parent-Teacher Relationships are Powerful 10/05/2021
Ep. 63: Parent-Teacher Relationships are Powerful Next up in the education series, Leah chats with Jasmyn Starke. Jasmyn has been a teacher for five years in California and has taught before, during and after quarantine. She notes the changes she experienced and how supported she feels by her admin and the parents of her students.
info_outline Ep. 60: Let's Make Memories 08/17/2021
Ep. 60: Let's Make Memories Leah and Khalah chat about making memories while we still can. Sometimes the only time we think about the memories we have is when tragedy strikes. However, if we're intentional about the moves we make and with whom we choose to spend our time. We'll be in a better place to make memories with those we love!
info_outline Ep. 59: Is it Time to Pivot? 08/10/2021
Ep. 59: Is it Time to Pivot? Jason joins Leah to chat about life a year and a half after the start of the pandemic. This past year has been a lot of things, but mostly reflective and taught a lot of people how to pivot. There was a situation that made Jason re-evaluate his career path choices to be sure this is what he wants. What has changed in your life during this last year? Is it time for you to pivot?
info_outline Ep. 58: The Strong Black Woman 08/03/2021
Ep. 58: The Strong Black Woman Danielle (of Crime and Roses Podcast) chats with Leah about Simone Biles's decision to withdraw from the 2020 Olympics. They also bring up instances in their lives where they have felt the pressure to uphold and break down the stereotype of being strong all the time. Tune in to a great convo!
info_outline Ep. 56: Is it Worth the Risk? 07/20/2021
Ep. 56: Is it Worth the Risk? Kellz of The Culture Marauders stops by to chat with Leah about what's been going on with him during the last year. Also, he shares his experience when it comes to taking risks and not buying into his limiting beliefs. Follow our guest! linktr.ee/Kelltron79 theculturemarauders.com Join us this Thursday for the live at 8pCT! Sponsor: Omio https://omio.sjv.io/c/2544961/1078765/7385
info_outline Ep. 53: Transactional Relationships 06/29/2021
Ep. 53: Transactional Relationships Jason is back! After a full school year, we have Jason back on this episode to chat with Leah about the pitfalls of transactional relationships. Unlike many professional or business relationships, personal relationships are not so structured and it can be hard asking for what you want or understanding what you need from a friend, family member, or a partner.
info_outline Ep. 49: You Are What You Consume 06/01/2021
Ep. 49: You Are What You Consume Leah is joined by Chan of SHEgetsit Podcast; Cozy Womb Pod; and What Page We On, Bih?! These ladies chat about how news consumption has changed since the rise in social media; especially, with the shame and fear mongering that is pushed on a daily basis.
info_outline Ep. 48: Yesterme 05/25/2021
Ep. 48: Yesterme Lynette of Nice 2 Meet U Podcast joins Leah to discuss the growth they’ve experienced the effects of that growth in their relationships. Oftentimes, we have to reintroduce ourselves to the ones that knew us before we upgraded our way of thinking, the way we present ourselves, or our overall being. While it can be tiresome to reassure that we are different, it is not our job to change the lens others use to view us. Just keep growing a pushing for the greatness you hope to achieve.
info_outline Ep. 46: Chasing the Trends 05/04/2021
Ep. 46: Chasing the Trends Curt of Half Hour Bros joins Leah to talk about the impacts of people chasing clout. Authenticity beats a phony front, always. These two end up taking a trip down a rabbit hole chatting about DMX (Rest in Peace), to politics, to the conscious effort made by his parents to change the way they have decided to raise their children.
info_outline Ep. 45: Limiting Beliefs 04/28/2021
Ep. 45: Limiting Beliefs Sometimes, when we are striving for something better than mediocre, there's a voice or thought that pops up to tell us that we're not built for greatness. We'll, Leah is here to remind you that you are. Limiting beliefs can keep us from everyday contentment, but it doesn't have to. You have the power to reset your mind and change your trajectory. Be sure to tune in for the live on Thursday at 8pCT!
info_outline Ep. 44: Passing the Baton 04/20/2021
Ep. 44: Passing the Baton Leah chats with her parents, Calvin and Leah Johnson, about the differences in parenting children and adults. The roles of each party changes over the years so much that it's worth reevaluating the relationship. They also talk about the familial and societal roles of the generations and how we can bridge the gap to ensure that our legacy, our stories, our faith, and our people live on!
info_outline Ep. 43: A Chat About Life with Olo 04/13/2021
Ep. 43: A Chat About Life with Olo Leah is joined by Olo Aduloju to chat about life and living. There's so much to do and experience and so many opinions on how to do both. First, they chat about how delicate we may treat relationships by not standing up for ourselves. Then they discuss traveling experiences that came with some interesting culture shocks. Finally, they explain the benefits of having a mentor and playing office politics.
info_outline Ep. 42: Everything that Glitters Ain't Gold 04/06/2021
Ep. 42: Everything that Glitters Ain't Gold Leah is joined by Baylor the Great and Mic Perkins to discuss being true to self as they navigate the world around them and grow as individuals. Between Takkashi69, Derrick Jaxon, Kevin Samuels, and anyone with a blue checkmark on social media, it can be hard to see how one's life circumstances can measure up to actually being enjoyable. However, there's no need for the validation of others to enjoy what you've got.
info_outline Ep. 41: They Can't Always Come to Your Rescue 03/30/2021
Ep. 41: They Can't Always Come to Your Rescue Captain Save 'Em is not real! You have to be able to save and defend yourself. Khalah and Leah talk about how establishing and reinforcing boundaries in your life will allow others to do the same. It only takes one instance, one voice, one word of encouragement to help others realize that they have the power to control how others will treat them and what they will tolerate.
info_outline Ep. 40: Guilt-Free Pleasure 03/23/2021
Ep. 40: Guilt-Free Pleasure Kathryn Elaine (owner of House of Bawdy) chats with Leah about the hurdles and triumphs of exploring one's sensual and sexual pleasure. Finding one's voice, interest, or even pleasure can be difficult when we're bombarded, daily with ever-changing fads, societal pressures, and mental blocks. Tune in with an open mind and hopefully you'll gain some inspiration for your own wellness journey.
info_outline Ep. 39: Find the Common Ground 03/16/2021
Ep. 39: Find the Common Ground Leah is joined this week by Josh of For Nerds by Nerds Podcast. They talked about Josh's manager stealing his tips and some terrible customer habits. Josh then explains his point of view on the issues of classism vs racism.They then talk about conversing with others of different perspectives to find common ground and build sustainable, effective relationships that will hopefully lead to positive change in the U.S. for BIPOC and other marginalized people.
info_outline Ep. 37: Protect Your Culture 03/02/2021
Ep. 37: Protect Your Culture This week Leah is joined by the lads at Awfully Irish Podcast, Tom and Ger. It was a great conversation about the preservation and protection of culture in today's climate of assimilation. Over the years, there's been a sharp decline in the number of people who are fluent in Irish Gaelic and those who are monolingual in the language. This is concerning because language is a significant part of culture.
info_outline Ep. 36: Hold Your Government Accountable 02/23/2021
Ep. 36: Hold Your Government Accountable Desmond Price (of Independent Thought Podcast) stops by to chat with Leah about the importance of being aware of the decisions and policies that are happening in your local area. From Elon Musk to the Biden Administration, we've got to keep our eyes and ears open to understand the patterns we're currently living through.