Brown Mama Bear

By Shanera Williamson

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Brown Mama Bear is a place for parents to get support, input and encouragement to combat the negative effects our racialized society has on kids. Learn ways to help your child navigate negative stereotyping, low expectations and micro-aggressions, among other things, that can damage self-esteem. Come on the journey, join the movement, raise well-adjusted black and brown kids.

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Episode 8, Season 4: Seasons of Love, The High School Years, with Keidron Turner
26:16

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera continues her series Seasons Of Love with a focus on the high school years.  She welcomes Keidron Turner to the show, a college student at Belmont University who shares his experience of challenging racial myths and stereotypes during his high school career.

 

Mentioned:

Black Tennessee Voices Symposium 2022

Belmont University

Protest in Pulaski, TN, for removal of Sam Davis statue

Sam Davis, Pulaski, TN

 

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Facebook, LinkedIn

 

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Nov 22, 2022
Episode 7, Season 4: Seasons of Love, The Middle School Years, with Rolunda Hicks
28:41

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Rolunda Hicks to continue discussing her series Seasons of Love.  Together they share their experiences in raising kids through the middle school years of life.

 

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Nov 15, 2022
Episode 6, Season 4: Seasons of Love, The Elementary Years, with Torrie Oglesby
31:52

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera continues her Seasons of Love series with Torrie Oglesby. Torrie is a home-school mother of 3 who lives in North Carolina with her husband.  She can be found on the influential YouTube channel The Oglesby Ohana.

 

Mentioned:

The Oglesby Ohana YouTube channel

The Fruitful Vine podcast

Connect with Torrie Oglesby: Instagram 

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Nov 08, 2022
Episode 5, Season 4: Seasons of Love - The Early Years, with Jesse and Ronya Green
25:47

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Jesse and Ronya Green to begin a series on raising kids through the many stages of life.  Jesse and Ronya are just starting out, parenting a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old.  They share their experience for this early stage of raising kids.

 

Mentioned:

TILL movie

Emmett Till

 

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Nov 01, 2022
Episode 4, Season 4: Looking Forward to the Holidays with Shanera Williamson
29:49

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera shares some fun thoughts on why she is looking forward to the holiday season.

 

Mentioned:

The Bodyguard movie, 30th anniversary

I Wanna Dance With Somebody movie

The Woman King movie

The book Truth’s Table: Black Women’s Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation

 

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Oct 25, 2022
Episode 3, Season 4: Truth’s Table with Ekemini Uwan and Christina Edmondson Part Two
26:17

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera continues her conversation with the hosts of the award-winning podcast, Truth’s Table.  Ekemini Uwan is a public theologian who received her Master of Divinity from Westminster Seminary.  Dr. Christina Edmondson is a former trauma therapist and college dean.  Together they love and seek truth and apply it to all areas of modern life.

 

Mentioned:

The book Truth’s Table: Black Women’s Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation

The podcast Truth’s Table

 

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Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

 

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Oct 18, 2022
Episode 2, Season 4: Truth’s Table with Ekemini Uwan and Christina Edmondson Part One
33:11

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes the hosts of the award-winning podcast, Truth’s Table.  Ekemini Uwan is a public theologian who received her Master of Divinity from Westminster Seminary.  Dr. Christina Edmondson is a former trauma therapist and college dean.  Together they love and seek truth and apply it to all areas of modern life.

 

Mentioned:

The book Truth’s Table: Black Women’s Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation

The podcast Truth’s Table

 

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Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

 

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Facebook, Instagram, Website

 

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Oct 11, 2022
Episode 1, Season 4: Happy Fall with Shanera Williamson
21:21

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera shares some updates and memories of the fall time of year, helping us celebrate the changes in season.

 

Mentioned:

The Little Mermaid (2023)

 

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Oct 04, 2022
Episode 13, Season 3: The Emotional and Mental Health of Our Kids with Dr. Eboni Webb
25:18

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes back Dr. Eboni Webb.  Dr. Webb is a senior therapist for The Village of Kairos, utilizing DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) to successfully treat mental illness.  She has her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

 

Mentioned:

The Village of Kairos

Webb Jam Consulting

 

Connect with Dr. Eboni Webb:

Instagram

 

Connect with The Village of Kairos:

Facebook, Instagram 

 

Connect with Webb Jam Consulting:

Facebook

 

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Facebook, Instagram, Website

 

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Sep 27, 2022
Episode 12, Season 3: In The Den with Brown Mama Bear
24:40

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera is recording live from the Brown Mama Bear Live Event.  This gathering of fellow Brown Mama Bears was a great encouragement to all who attended, and featured an in-depth interview with entrepreneur Chaundria Singleton.  Chaundria attended Emory University Medical School, works in the field of radiology, and is a certified health coach.

 

Mentioned:

HealthyTrailsLiving.com

KinimiKitchen.com 

ElleDanielle.com

Citizens Savings Bank and Trust, Nashville, TN

 

Connect with Chaundria Singleton and Healthy Trails Living:

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

 

Connect with Kirbee Miller and Kinimi Kitchen:

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

 

Connect with Elle Danielle Photography:

Facebook, Instagram

 

Connect with Jeff McGruder:

Instagram

jeffmcgruder@gmail.com  

 

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Facebook, Instagram, Website

 

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Sep 20, 2022
Episode 11, Season 3: Financial Literacy with Jeff McGruder
29:29

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Jeff McGruder, Chief Relationship Officer at Citizens Savings Bank and Trust in Nashville, TN.  Citizens is the oldest minority-owned bank in the United States.  Jeff’s passion is to champion the cause of building wealth and access to resources across the black community.

 

Mentioned:

Citizens Savings Bank and Trust, Nashville, TN

The practice of redlining

What’s The Mathematics? Podcast

Greenlight debit card

 

Connect with Jeff McGruder:

Instagram

jeffmcgruder@gmail.com   

 

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Facebook, Instagram, Website

 

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Sep 13, 2022
Episode 10, Season 3: Inclusion and Belonging with Dr. Michelle Arnold
26:16

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Dr. Michelle Arnold.  Dr. Arnold is the Director of Inclusion and Belonging at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN.  She leads the Student Diversity Leadership Comittee at the school which works in four distinct areas - community engagement, education/curriculum, student programming, and student and family support.

 

Mentioned:

Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, TN

 

Connect with Dr. Michelle Arnold:

michelle.arnold@mybga.org 

 

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Facebook, Instagram, Website

 

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Sep 06, 2022
Episode 9, Season 3: A Sports Journey with Matthew Marseille
23:23

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Matthew Marseille to the show.  Matthew is a writer, educator, and coach at Soulsville Charter School in Memphis, TN.  He played professional basketball and has a passion for using sports to influence kids.

 

Mentioned:

Soulsville Charter School

Tennessee Tech University

 

Connect with Matthew Marseille:

LinkedIn

 

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Facebook, Instagram, Website

 

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Aug 30, 2022
Episode 8, Season 3: Special Needs Families with Susann Williams and Audrika Wade
22:46

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Susann Williams and Audrika Wade to the show.  Susann and Audrika are both mothers of special needs kids and advocates for the disability community.  They share their journey of raising kids with these challenges.

 

Mentioned:

Middle Tennessee Disability Resource and Support Group

Susann Williams story

Neurodiversity

 

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Aug 23, 2022
Episode 7, Season 3: Healthy Living with Chaundria Singleton
22:58

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes entrepreneur Chaundria Singleton.  Chaundria attended Emory University Medical School, works in the field of radiology, and is a certified health coach.  Together they discuss getting on the right path for healthy living.

 

Mentioned:

HealthyTrailsLiving.com

Let’s Chit Chat podcast

The Infinity Hoop

 

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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

 

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Aug 16, 2022
Episode 6, Season 3: Back To School
22:44

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera gives some encouragement on getting ready for the back to school season.

 

Mentioned:

Sesame Street incident in Pennsylvania theme park

 

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Aug 09, 2022
Episode 5, Season 3: Raising Kids with Jim Williamson
29:28

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes her husband, Jim Williamson.  Jim is a successful businessman and proud father of their three girls.  Together they share their story of raising kids in today’s world.

 

Mentioned:

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People book

Howard University

The Warmth of Other Suns book

Predictable Success book

 

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Aug 02, 2022
Episode 4, Season 3: Fresh Perspective from Gen Z
22:13

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes five recent graduates of Centenniel High School in Franklin, TN, to offer their perspective on what it was like facing racism through their high school years.

 

Mentioned:

Centennial High School, TN

Cougars For Equality Instagram

 

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Jul 26, 2022
Episode 3, Season 3: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Dr. Maya Bugg
22:59

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Dr. Maya Bugg to the show.  Dr. Bugg is founder and CEO of The Bugg Consulting Group, supporting organizations grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Mentioned:

TheBuggConsultingGroup.com

 

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Jul 19, 2022
Episode 2, Season 3: A Place to Belong with Amber O'Neal Johnston
31:02

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Amber O’Neal Johnston to the show.  They discuss Amber’s new book, A Place to Belong.  Amber is a veteran homeschooling mom whose passion is to raise black kids who will love themselves and others.

 

Mentioned:

Amber’s website, HeritageMom

Amber’s book, A Place to Belong: Celebrating Diversity and Kinship in the Home and Beyond

 

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Facebook, Instagram

 

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Facebook, Instagram, Website

 

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Jul 12, 2022
Episode 1, Season 3: Summer Survival Tips for Brown Mama Bears
23:21

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera offers her summer survival tips - great ideas for making special memories with your family out of these long summer days, especially if you have a young family.

 

Mentioned:

Underground Railroad

HarrietTubmanByway.org

VisitBucksCounty.com

DetroitHistorical.org

OhiosLargestPlayground.com

EnjoyIllinois.com

 

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Jul 05, 2022
Episode 13, Season 2: The Neutral Ground with CJ Hunt, Part Two
35:04

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera continues her conversation with CJ Hunt, award-winning filmmaker of the documentary, The Neutral Ground.  They discuss the new project he is working on, centered around Critical Race Theory.

 

Mentioned:

The Neutral Ground documentary

Amend: The Fight for America documentary

Reconstruction series on PBS

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead book

 

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Jun 28, 2022
Episode 12, Season 2: The Neutral Ground with CJ Hunt, Part One
29:24
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes filmmaker CJ Hunt to the show.  They discuss his award-winning documentary, The Neutral Ground, and our nation’s journey of removing Confederate monuments.

 

Mentioned:

The Neutral Ground documentary

Charleston church shooting

The Daily Show

Take Em Down NOLA

History of the Lee monument in New Orleans

The Lost Cause narrative

Black Reconstruction in America, W. E. B. Du Bois book

 

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Jun 21, 2022
Episode 11, Season 2: Talking to Our Kids About Radical Violence
25:56

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera discusses the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, NY.  She offers perspective on how to help our kids deal with acts of radical violence and targeted hate we see in the world.

 

Mentioned:

2022 Buffalo shooting

Trayvon Martin

Tamir Rice

George Floyd

Jesse Williams’ speech at the BET Awards

 

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Jun 14, 2022
Episode 10, Season 2: Talking to Our Kids About Tragedy
29:10

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera discusses the recent school shooting in Uvalde, TX, and how to help our kids process the tragedies we see in our world.

 

Mentioned:

Juneteenth

June is African American Music Appreciation Month

Robb Elementary School shooting

 

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Facebook, Instagram, Website

 

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Jun 07, 2022
Episode 9, Season 2: Brown Mama Bear Self-Care
27:48

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera introduces the Enneagram tool.  The Enneagram model defines nine personality types and is a tool for self-awareness and self-development.  Shanera shares the impact the Enneagram has had on her personal relationships and her journey to becoming an Enneagram coach.

 

Mentioned:

YourEnneagramCoach.com

 

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May 31, 2022
Episode 8, Season 2: The Impact of the School Board with Jennifer Haile
28:12

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Jennifer Haile to the show.  Jennifer is a graduate of Spelman College and a former adjunct professor in the political science department at the University of Memphis.  She is currently running for Williamson County School Board, where Shanera lives.  Today they discuss the impact and role of administration in education.

 

Mentioned:

HaileForSchoolBoard

 

Connect with Jennifer Haile:

LinkedIn, Facebook

 

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Facebook, Instagram, Website

 

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May 24, 2022
Episode 7, Season 2: A Teacher’s Perspective with Kayla Williamson - Part Two
29:48

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera continues her conversation with her oldest daughter, Kayla Williamson.  Kayla is a high school teacher at The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia.  Together they discuss what it’s like being on the frontlines of education in today’s world.

 

Mentioned:

Brené Brown

The Potomac School

Ruby Bridges

 

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May 17, 2022
Episode 6, Season 2: A Teacher’s Perspective with Kayla Williamson - Part One
26:19

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes her oldest daughter, Kayla Williamson, to the show.  Kayla is a high school teacher at The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia.  Together they discuss what it’s like being on the frontlines of education in today’s world.

 

Mentioned:

Brené Brown

The Potomac School

 

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May 10, 2022
Episode 5, Season 2: From The Teacher’s Corner with Maureen Aguilar
25:50

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Maureen Aguilar.  Maureen teaches Spanish at Harpeth Hall school in Nashville.  Together they discuss the impact of education in our children’s lives.

 

Mentioned:

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Harpeth Hall school, where Maureen teaches

 

Connect with Maureen Aguilar:

Her Story

Website, Twitter

 

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Facebook, Instagram, Website

 

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May 03, 2022
Episode 4, Season 2: Boys To Men with Kelli Edwards
29:31
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes her long-time friend from college, Kelli Edwards.  Kelli is a physical therapist and home-schooling mother with six kids.  She shares from her wealth of experience how to help your kids thrive in today’s society. 

 

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Apr 26, 2022
Episode 3, Season 2: Face To Face with Janice Gaines
28:25

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes singer, speaker, and bridge-builder Janice Gaines.  Janice is a Dove and Stellar Award-nominated singer, and seminary graduate with a Masters of Divinity.  Janice shares her experience as a young mother and the dreams she has for her kids.

 

Mentioned:

Porter’s Call

Janice Gaines on Apple Music

 

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Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

 

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Facebook, Instagram, Website

 

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Apr 19, 2022
Episode 2, Season 2: 4 Brown Mama Bear Tips - Part Two
24:49

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on part two of a two-part topic, Shanera shares the final two of her four tips for helping your brown children thrive in today’s world.  Shanera shares from her personal experience, having raised three brown children of her own, who are now making an impact in their world.

 

Mentioned:

Subscribe to get the 4 Tips Download

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Judge Constance Baker Motley

 

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Apr 12, 2022
Episode 1, Season 2: 4 Brown Mama Bear Tips - Part One
16:38
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on part one of a two-part topic, Shanera shares two of her four tips for helping your brown children thrive in today’s world.  Shanera shares from her personal experience, having raised three brown children of her own, who are now making an impact in their world.

 

Mentioned:

Subscribe to get the 4 Tips Download

Lyrics for Lift Every Voice and Sing

James Weldon Johnson

 

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Apr 05, 2022
Episode 13: Advocating in Our Schools with Revida Rahman
27:58

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes Revida Rahman, a public school mom who co-founded One Willco, an advocacy group to build support for racial equity in our schools.  Revida provides practical steps for getting involved in bringing real change to your community.   

 

Mentioned:

One Willco website

 

Connect with One Willco:

Twitter  Instagram

 

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Mar 29, 2022
Episode 12: Crowned With Glory with Dorena Williamson
22:24

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera welcomes children’s author, bridge-builder, and speaker, Dorena Williamson.  Dorena loves sharing God’s grace in stories for children.

 

Mentioned:

Dorena’s new book, Crowned With Glory

Other books:  ColorFull, ThoughtFull, GraceFull, The Celebration Place

 

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Website  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

 

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Mar 22, 2022
Episode 11: Montessori Education Part 2 with Sonceria Radford
28:43

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera continues her conversation with Sonceria Radford about the benefits of montessori education and the power of a mother’s presence.  Sonceria is co-founder, director, and lead elementary teacher of NIA House Montessori school in Nashville, TN.

 

Mentioned:

NIA House Montessori school

 

Connect with NIA House Montessori school:

Twitter Facebook Instagram

 

Connect with Sonceria Radford:

Facebook

 

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Mar 15, 2022
Episode 10: Montessori Education Part 1 with Sonceria Radford
29:49

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera has a conversation with Sonceria Radford about the benefits of montessori education and the power of a mother’s presence.  Sonceria is co-founder, director, and lead elementary teacher of NIA House Montessori school in Nashville, TN.

 

Mentioned:

NIA House Montessori school

 

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Twitter Facebook Instagram

 

Connect with Sonceria Radford:

Facebook

 

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Mar 08, 2022
Episode 9: The Power of Stories
26:31
Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera shares from her personal experiences about the power of sharing our stories.  She provides tips on how to craft your own story and explains why it’s important to pass down our stories to the next generation.

 

Mentioned:

Alice Walker

 

Woolworth’s Lunch Counter Protest (The Greensboro Four) - video, photos

 

Crafting Your Own Story:

WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU REALIZED YOU WERE BLACK? (OR BROWN?)

  1. What was the situation?
  2. Who were the characters involved?
  3. How did the realization of who you are affect you?
  4. What messages did you receive?
  5. How have you used this story to re-write lies or embrace truth?

 

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Mar 01, 2022
Episode 8: Racism in Generational Context Part 2 with Dr. Eboni Webb
12:57

Today on the podcast, I'm going to conclude our conversation with Dr. Eboni Webb.  Dr. Webb is a trauma-informed therapist who started a practice in Middle Tennessee called the Village of Kairos.  On the last podcast, we learned some of her family story and the inspiration she personally has from a 2nd cousin who was one of the Little Rock 9 who were the first to integrate the public schools in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

 

If you didn’t hear that conversation, make sure to go back and listen to it.

 

As our conversation continued, Dr. Webb said the recent stories we’ve seen in the news of racial incidents being caught on smart phones are following the tradition of technology capturing the stories of our collective national trauma.

 

Mentioned:

The Village of Kairos



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Feb 22, 2022
Episode 7: Racism in Generational Context with Dr. Eboni Webb
19:15

Today on the podcast I have a special guest who is here to share her expertise as a trauma-based therapist.  Dr. Eboni Webb started the private practice in the village of Kairos in July of 2010.  She has assembled a team of therapists who offer restorative services, including individual and group therapy sessions for adolescents, parents, families and adults.

 

Dr. Webb earned her doctorate of clinical psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology.  She began her clinical work as assistant clinical director and program director at mental health systems in Minnesota, specializing in dialectical behavior therapy.

 

Currently, her practice has two locations in the middle Tennessee area and she has done recent research around the topic of understanding racism through the lens of different generational contexts.  

 

She's excited to bring her findings to our audience to give parents tools to better connect with their kids.

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Feb 15, 2022
Episode 6: One Nation Under A Groove with H. Beecher Hicks, III
22:05
Thank you for tuning in for today’s episode of Brown Mama Bear.  Shanera is welcoming her guest, H. Beecher Hicks III. He  is the president and CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). Henry’s relationship with the project commenced in 2009 when he began serving on NMAAM’s board, before becoming CEO in 2013. His professional experiences have included work in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, where he has focused on building enterprises as a consultant, banker, investor, and operating executive.



Museum Website: https://nmaam.org

 

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Mentioned:
The Warmth of Other Sons by Isabel Wilkerson

 

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Feb 08, 2022
Episode 5: One Nation Under A Groove with H. Beecher Hicks, III
23:19
Thank you for tuning in for today’s episode of Brown Mama Bear.  Shanera is welcoming her guest, H. Beecher Hicks III. He  is the president and CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). Henry’s relationship with the project commenced in 2009 when he began serving on NMAAM’s board, before becoming CEO in 2013. His professional experiences have included work in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, where he has focused on building enterprises as a consultant, banker, investor, and operating executive.



Museum Website: https://nmaam.org

 

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Feb 01, 2022
Healing Racial Trauma with Dr. Christina Edmondson
43:35

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera interviews a Dr. Christina Edmondson about how she is raising her own brown children.  Dr. Edmondson gives us some great practical advice on how to check in with our children and as parents, give our children a healthy model for processing trauma. 



Connect with Dr. Edmondson:

Website

Podcast: Truth’s Table

 

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Jan 25, 2022
Lessons from Desmond Tutu
23:02

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera is sharing with us some important lessons she has learned from Desons Tutu, in light of his recent death at the end of December 2021.

 

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Jan 18, 2022
MLK Day: Not a Day Off, a Day On
33:08

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera gives us unique ways to honor and celebrate Dr. King’s holiday 36 years later. 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Coretta Scott King

My Life, My Love My Legacy by Coretta Scott King

Speech on Jobs and Freedom by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 

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Jan 11, 2022
Holding Tensions
19:19

Thank you for listening to Brown Mama Bear hosted by Shanera Williamson.  Today on the show, Shanera gives us great take-aways for how to remain engaged when we constantly have to hold things in tension to give our kids all they need in our culture. 

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Phyllis Wheatly

 

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Jan 04, 2022
Introducing Brown Mama Bear with Shanera Williamson
02:31

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Dec 21, 2021