Black Mums Upfront

Black Mums Upfront

By Black Mums Upfront

The Black Mums Upfront Podcast is a weekly podcast fronted by Carina White, Natalie Duvall, Nana-Adwoa Mbeutcha and Endy Mckay. They rarely agree on anything but always keep it real… sometimes too real. Getting upfront about their experience of modern-day motherhood - with top tips, inspirational guests, insightful topics, eye-opening honesty, and lots of laughter. Welcome to the Sisterhood.

Episodes

And Still We Rise - Baby Loss, Divorce, Cancer

It&aposs Sister Circle time - This week there&aposs laughter and there&aposs pain. Yet still we rise. Our guest, Tola-Doll Fisher, suffered baby loss, divorce and cancer. Still she rose. Our very own Lauren experienced Post Natal Depression. She&aposs still standing. Natalie&aposs long term relationship broke down. Her head is held high. And Nana-Adwoa wonders if this Baby Loss Awareness Week will be too much for her. Yet grace is helping her stand firm. Despite the hardships, with a bit of sexy lingerie and affirmations, this episode will surprisingly leave you feeling like you too, WILL rise.
13/10/211h 5m

30. R.Kelly, Police & Power

They say that women talk a lot, but when will men listen? It’s a mans world and we simply live in it - Right?  If we teach our girls to cover up their legs, will perverts cease to exist? Because its just on us women to protect ourselves right? Or can that only happen if us parents stop feeding our children to the R. Kelly-esque predators, just to bring our &aposbeloved child&apos some fame and glory? And as for the police...Do you trust them? With you child? Really really?They say, "behind every powerful man is a powerful woman"...Well clearly he&aposs not listening. Let’s take back the power.
06/10/2157m 33s

29. Man Like Steve

So this episode you are in for a treat and a half as we welcome the newest mother to Black Mums Upfront. We 👏🏾 are 👏🏾 gassed👏🏾 and we know you will be too.And of course we get stuck into this week’s upfront conversation... Should we be encouraging boys to play with dolls? Do we, as black parents, have an issue with gender identity? And how, as mothers, can we raise empathetic men? (Because, let’s face it, we need more of them!) We also discuss upcoming Black History Month and give tips and advice on everything, from dressing up as a slave (it’s a no), to how to speak up as an ally. Yup that’s right, we got you. 🖤
28/09/2151m 52s

28. Upfront with Demi Stokes

✊🏾⚽️WE’RE GOING ALL FOOTBALL FANGIRLING ON  England Lioness Demi Stokes!On this week&aposs episode we chat with Demi about how a mixed race, straight talking lass, who grew up in Newcastle ended up on the pitch playing for England. We also dive in and explore being raised to be resilient, the importance of role models and standing up for your beliefs.   Grab your football shirt and cuppa, it&aposs a strikingly  (⚽️)  good episode!
21/09/2159m 23s

27. Sorry, Your Child Has Cancer

In this heartfelt episode we get Upfront and candid with Dad of 4, Anton, as he recounts the day his son Teddy was diagnosed with Cancer at the tender age of 1. We discuss the highs and lows of their family&aposs Cancer journey, chemotherapy & battling emotions as a man. Join us as we honour Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduv
14/09/2151m 47s

Season 2. Knocked Down, Knocked Up

Well it’s been a long long Summer ... but fear not, as we are back with your weekly dose of unapologetic upfront Black motherhood! And boy have we been busy... Join us to find out which mum got that phone call we all dread, which mum got knocked over at a day rave, and which much mum got knocked up (not at a day rave, mind you). Grab your Tetley/Pinot and join us as we discuss vaccines, that Cheryl Cole decision, Black Reality TV and our kids starting primary and secondary school (eek!). Oh and as if that isn’t enough, one Black Mum Upfront says farewell. So just an average episode, really 😉.www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduvhttps://instagram.com/from_the_endz
07/09/211h 5m

25. Meet the (MVP) Midwife

This week we get upfront, down low and everywhere in between with UCL Consultant Midwife and global advisor to The Royal College of Midwives, Dr Yana Richens OBE. Dr Richens, or Yana, as she says we can call her, was the first midwife to be appointed with the prestigious Mary Seacole Fellowship by the Department of Health and has been recognised by the Queen for her tireless work not only delivering babies but improving the outcome of Black and minority mothers. This episode we ask Yana about the reality of life as a midwife, what we can expect from the NHS as Black mothers, and how we can advocate best for ourselves when we give birth. We talk everything from birthing partners to policy making to pooing yourself, in this open, eye-watering and essential pod. 💩🤱🏾www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduvhttps://instagram.com/from_the_endzGuest https://twitter.com/yanarichens?s=21
20/07/2155m 36s

24. Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?

As a Black woman what does it mean to be beautiful? To be sexy? And to feel attractive and accepted? This episode we delve into our own beliefs about beauty, body image and hair choice (on our head and elsewhere), unpacking what we truly think verses what society would have us believe. How much are we, and more importantly our children, influenced by popular mainstream culture? Are Black features deemed more attractive on racially ambiguous women? And should we let our ten-year-old daughters shave their legs? Join us as we undress our thoughts and feelings on what’s hot, what’s not, and why we do what we do to feel beautiful. This episode is proudly part of Dove’s Crowning Glory campaign. 💅🏾👙🕊www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduvhttps://instagram.com/from_the_endz
06/07/211h 8m

23. Black In White Spaces

This episode we get upfront about the D word. Diversity. We all need some D in our lives, but how much is too much? And how much is too little? We’ve all been the only Black in the room at some point in our lives. But what about the only Black in the private school? The only Black in the corporate office? The rural Village? Are we gifting our children opportunities by being in predominately white spaces? Or gifting them therapy-worthy baggage? We reflect on our own eclectic experiences and ~argue~ debate about the pros and cons of being the Only Black. This eye opening, hilarious (if we do say so ourselves) episode is brought to you by Posh Nat, Working Class Carina, Catherine and Libby. 👩🏼👩🏼👩🏼👩🏼👩🏼👩🏼👩🏾www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduvhttps://instagram.com/from_the_endz
23/06/211h 15m

22. One Shot Is All It Took - A Father’s Day Special

This episode we get upfront and personal with renowned podcaster, entrepreneur and single Dad, Tazer, from 3 Shots of Tequila. With Father’s Day fast approaching we decided to hear first hand from a very upfront dad, to understand better a man’s perspective on the reality of raising a daughter. How is parenting across gender, and what’s with the much talked about daddy-daughter dynamic? Tazer bares all, sharing his shocking ‘one night only’ crash journey into fatherhood (yes, it seems one shot is all it took) as we dive into the dos and don’ts of co parenting and unpack the way we were parented verses our parenting choices. Join us for some serious baby father banter whilst picking up some gems of advice from this Black upfront Dad.www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Guest:https://www.instagram.com/tazerblack https://twitter.com/TazerBlack Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduvhttps://instagram.com/from_the_endz
15/06/211h 16m

21. Upfront with Candice Brathwaite

Thanks to Nike we’ve caught up with Olympic athlete mothers and gold champion medalists, so it’s only right that this week we get upfront with the front runner of Black motherhood, best selling author, presenter and change maker, Candice Braithwaite. This episode Candice reveals the truth about living life in the public eye, talks openly about her traumatic birth experience and shares why being an outspoken dark skinned black woman comes with a price. (Yep, we discuss that documentary.) This woman keeps it 100. We felt enlivened and emboldened by her energy and know that you will too.  ⚠️ Trigger warning, this episode contains content that some listeners may find upsetting.www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduvhttps://instagram.com/from_the_endz
08/06/211h 5m

20. Black Queen of England 👸🏾

Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduvhttps://instagram.com/from_the_endz
01/06/211h 2m

20. Black Queen of England 👸🏾

Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduvhttps://instagram.com/from_the_endz
01/06/2154m 19s

19. Married. Single. Separated.

Between us, we’ve got it covered. But can separation ever be a good thing? Is successful co-parenting a myth? And how do you navigate a family breakup without having a family breakdown? This emotive episode sees us go head to head with each other as we hash out if the traditional family unit is always the optimum set up to raise a child. And what to do if, like some of us, that family unit comes crashing down. Upfront feelings of parental guilt, shame and despair will be shared. 🤯 This podcast is part of our pledge to the Parent Promise. We are so happy to sit alongside other organisations such as Relate, Frolo, National Children’s Day, Legacy Lifestyle, For Kid’s Sake and more, to form the Parents Promise Alliancehttps://theparentspromise.org.uk/Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduvhttps://instagram.com/from_the_endz
19/05/211h 2m

18. Becky with the Good Hair

Kinky, curly, nappy, frizzy, tough, wild. Good, bad, straight, natural, processed, difficult. Black women and our hair.  It seems like everyone has an opinion. But why is Afro hair such a hot topic? Is society trying to police our blackness through policing our hair? Are we now policing each other as Black women? Or should we just keep our hair on cos it really ain’t that deep? This episode we comb through the micro-aggressions that we’ve all experienced and dig deep into our own thoughts, feelings and hair hang ups. This episode is proudly part of Dove’s Crowning Glory campaign. And no, you can’t touch it. Ever. 💁🏾‍♀️www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduvhttps://instagram.com/from_the_endz
11/05/211h 4m

17. Upfront with Perri Edwards 🇳🇬🇬🇩🏃🏾‍♀️

This episode we head to Nigeria to catch up with Olympian British track and field athlete and mum of one, Perri Edwards. We talk Nigeria verses East London, raising a child with both African and Caribbean heritage and having a celebrity for a husband. Perri is no stranger to hurdles, in fact she’s pretty darn good at them, but what about the hurdles of new motherhood in a pandemic? We get upfront about the reality of birth, post-baby bodies and black maternal health. This Nike sponsored  episode had us (over)sharing, giggling and jumping for joy!www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduvhttps://instagram.com/from_the_endz
04/05/2153m 37s

16. Getting Upfront with Infertility

‘First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes infertility, hormones and IVF.’ Yup, it’s time to get upfront. Last week was National Infertility Awareness week and it is a good time to remember that one in six couples in the UK experience infertility. And yet we _still_ don’t really talk about. So, this episode we caught up with founder of Femelanin, upfront Black mum, Vanessa Haye, to talk about the reality of infertility and the effects it had on her mental health, her body and her marriage. Vanessa opens up about her challenging journey to motherhood which included years of ‘trying’, baby-loss, IVF and her beautiful miracle baby boy. Vanessa is passionate about sharing her story to help other Black women feel supported and informed. Vanessa is a fountain of information and inspiration, and we are thrilled to deliver this podcast to you. 🍳www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣https://instagram.com/blackmumsupfronthttps://instagram.com/brownstown29https://instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutchahttps://instagram.com/natsduvhttps://instagram.com/from_the_endzGuest:https://instagram.com/vanessahaye
27/04/211h 11m

15. Supermodel, Super-mum and Sickle Cell

This episode we are joined by Black British supermodel and super-mum, Jourdan Dunn, as we talk super-modelling whilst Black,  blended families, and raising a son with Sickle Cell anaemia. When Jourdan gave birth at the age of 19, she discovered that her son was suffering from Sickle Cell. She opens up about the realities of parenting a child with a blood disease, why we need to talk about it and what we can all do to help. Thank you Jourdan for your words, your wisdom and proving once again why Jourdan Dunn ain’t done yet. This podcast is in honour of Richard Okorogheye and Evan Smith, who both had sickle cell anaemia.www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣www.instagram.com/blackmumsupfront⁣www.instagram.com/brownstown29⁣www.instagram.com/natsduv⁣www.instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha⁣www.instagram.com/from_da_endz⁣Guest:www.instagram.com/jourdandunn⁣
19/04/211h 4m

14. Upfront with Sanya Richards-Ross

Should you submit to your husband? No, seriously, should you? Can you really manifest your dream goal in life? And what do you do when someone steps on your toe and in that instant ruins your career? (#fml) All this and more in this week’s episode... Yes, we head across the pond to Atlanta to talk to Nike Ambassador, Olympian runner and founder of Mommination, Sanya Richards-Ross. Sanya also opens up about smashing her career goals, marrying the love of her life and what she did when her dream career shattered. Join us as we get upfront and personal with a powerhouse Black mother who always stays ahead of the game. 🦶🏾🇺🇸www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣www.instagram.com/blackmumsupfront⁣www.instagram.com/brownstown29⁣www.instagram.com/natsduv⁣www.instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha⁣www.instagram.com/from_da_endz⁣Guest www.instagram.com/sanyarichiross
06/04/211h 0m

13. Getting Woke About Sleep

To sleep or not to sleep, that is the question. In a world that doesn’t seem to stop, we decided to take some time out and discuss all things sleep related. Do you do it enough? Do you do it alone or with a partner? And do you do it with your little ones (or big ones) in the bed with you? This week we dive deep into the land of nod and discover the reality of what really goes on in our beds and in our dreams. Get comfy and cosy and join us for this intimate episode, generously sponsored by Emma Mattress. And get your little toosh on their products - Use our discount code MUMS42 for 42% off all products on their website until 12th April.
30/03/211h 8m

12. I Didn't Choose To Be A Mum

Motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it even comes whether we want it or not. This episode we are joined by guest Sabine Telesford who gets upfront about her unconventional journey to motherhood. Following a series of tragic events Sabine found herself thrust into parenthood as she became legal guardian of a young teen. We discuss the reality of going from Prosecco brunches with the girls to Parents Evenings with a boy. There’s tears, laughter and a whole heap of realness in this heartfelt episode.www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣www.instagram.com/blackmumsupfront⁣www.instagram.com/brownstown29⁣www.instagram.com/natsduv⁣www.instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha⁣www.instagram.com/from_da_endz⁣
22/03/2156m 24s

11. It’s A Man’s World.

What a week for women. And Piers Morgan. This episode we discuss how safe it really is to be a woman, particularly a woman of colour, as we open up about our own experiences of male threat and danger. With the fall-out from the Meghan, Harry and Oprah interview in full display, plus the headline news about the murder of Sarah Everard, the UK is left in disarray. But what does the reporting say about racism and sexism in modern day Britain? Which stories get a chance to be heard? And how do we ensure both ourselves and our daughters have a safer future.www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣Hosts:⁣www.instagram.com/blackmumsupfront⁣www.instagram.com/brownstown29⁣www.instagram.com/natsduv⁣www.instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha⁣www.instagram.com/from_da_endz⁣
17/03/211h 10m

10. Upfront with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce🚀🇯🇲

This episode we bolt over to Jamaica to chat with none other than the fastest woman in the world, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce! The ‘pocket-rocket’ powerhouse opens up about her childhood in Waterhouse, poverty and complex family dynamics. Shelly-Ann keeps us on our toes as we discuss everything from wigs to toxic masculinity to deal breakers in relationships. Pull up a chair, pour out the rum, and join the gold medal Olympian mother who is truly slaying in her (very fast) lane.This episode of the Black Mums Upfront podcast is brought to you in partnership with Nike and Black Mums Upfront.Hosts:⁣www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣www.instagram.com/blackmumsupfront⁣www.instagram.com/brownstown29⁣www.instagram.com/natsduv⁣www.instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha⁣www.instagram.com/from_da_endz⁣Guest:www.instagram.com/realshellyannfp 
09/03/211h 11m

9. From The Mouth Of Babes

Say What?! So it seems we are not the only ones who like to be upfront about things. This week we open up about all the ways our kids have shamed, outed and exposed us with their curiosity, honesty and realness. They say that children are our biggest mirrors and this week we take a long hard look into those reflections. Is it a case of ‘do as I say, not as I do’ or should we always be leading by example? Put yourself on timeout and enjoy plenty of parenting fails and plenty of laughter, in this eye watering episode.www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣www.instagram.com/blackmumsupfront⁣www.instagram.com/brownstown29⁣www.instagram.com/natsduv⁣www.instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha⁣www.instagram.com/from_da_endz⁣⁣
03/03/2152m 38s

8. 'Til Death Do Us Part

‘Mummy, what happens when we die?’ are words we’re never dying to hear. Perhaps now more than ever death seems to be around us, and yet we still rarely talk about this one guarantee in life. Well we’re up for changing that. This week we get upfront with death, and talk loss, funerals and the afterlife. We open up about our own experiences of losing loved ones, discuss which culture has the best death rituals and sing our own funeral anthems. Whether death is something you celebrate, embrace or fear,  join us as we explore the last taboo.Hosts:⁣www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣www.instagram.com/blackmumsupfront⁣⁣www.instagram.com/brownstown29⁣www.instagram.com/natsduv⁣www.instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha⁣www.instagram.com/from_da_endz⁣
23/02/211h 6m

1. Meet The Dope Black Mums.

We are super gassed to welcome you to the first-ever Dope Black Mums Podcast. The Dope Black Mums introduce themselves and discuss why birthing a safe space like this is important to them as they navigate parenting, relationships, love, life, career, and mindfulness. They say it takes a village - so pull up a chair, pour out a drink and join a dope one.*DBM Hosts* Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
23/02/2142m 36s

49. Christmas Confessions & Festive Farewells

Sponsored by Vistaprint. In this episode we share our Christmas confessions and their helpful(!) holiday season parenting tips. Discover which mum doesn’t buy presents for her children? Which mum told their two year old that Santa is a lie? And which mum spent one Christmas hiding in their child’s bedroom? Deck your ears with laughter as we present to you a festive feast of a podcast. 🎄 www.vistaprint.co.uk/dopeblackmums Hosts @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha
23/02/2156m 37s

7. Can We Trust The Police?

This week we get upfront with Commander Dr. Alison Heydari, the most senior Black female police officer in the UK, to ask, can we really trust the police to protect us and our children? With Black people nine times more likely to stopped and searched than white people in the UK and four times more likely in London, we talk stop and search, community relations and institutional racism, in this frank and arresting episode. Join us at the beginning of a very important dialogue with the Metropolitan police. We take no prisoners on this podcast.Hosts:⁣www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣www.instagram.com/blackmumsupfront⁣⁣www.instagram.com/brownstown29⁣www.instagram.com/natsduv⁣www.instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha⁣www.instagram.com/from_da_endz⁣⁣Guest: Commander Alison Heydariwww.twitter.com/A_HeydariMPS
16/02/211h 4m

6. Pussy Power

We get upfront and very personal this episode as we talk pleasure, pelvic floors and pee. ⁣⁣We are joined by vagina and vibrator guru, Zuleika Philips - a mother of two and owner of Pleasure Drum, a wellness company dedicated to pelvic strengthening solutions and pleasure products. ⁣⁣We open up (ahem) about orgasms, we let out (cough) our post baby incontinence insecurity and we share our secret sex toy tips. Is pleasure our right? Are we comfortable claiming it? And how can we ensure we are getting enough? ⁣⁣Maybe don’t listen in front of your grandma. Then again...⁣⁣Hosts:⁣www.blackmumsupfront.com⁣www.instagram.com/blackmumsupfront⁣⁣www.instagram.com/brownstown29⁣www.instagram.com/natsduv⁣www.instagram.com/nanaadwoambeutcha⁣www.instagram.com/from_da_endz⁣⁣Guest: Zuleika Philips⁣www.pleasuredrum.co.uk⁣www.instagram.com/pleasuredrum
09/02/211h 7m

5. 🏃🏾‍♀️Upfront with Bianca Williams

This episode we head to Dubai to catch up with (it’s not easy) motherhood’s front runner, British gold medalist and new mum of one, Bianca Williams. Bianca gets upfront about the realities of athlete life with a new born, raising a black son in London and learning to love her changing body. She also opens up about that fateful day she was stopped, searched and handcuffed by the police and why she is using her voice to speak out against racial profiling by the Metropolitan Police. This is one upfront Black mum who really is living life in the fast lane.This episode of the Black Mums Upfront podcast is brought to you in partnership with Nike and Black Mums Upfront.
02/02/211h 6m

4. Cumming of Age 🍆🍒

In this upfront episode we talk maths, masturbation and motherhood. In an attempt to understand our children better we put ourselves in their shoes and take a trip down memory lane to reflect on our own coming of age experiences (yikes). Do we approach the topic of sex differently with our sons to our daughters? Does gender affect our attitude to genitals? And should we be teaching our children about orgasms? Join us in this playful podcast as we discover how far us modern Black mothers have really come when it comes to cultural conditioning and rising above the patriarchy. Stimulating stuff.This podcast is bought to you by Black Mums Upfront and edited and mixed by Daniele Zazza.Hosts:Carina White - @brownstown29Natalie Duvall - @natsduvNana-Adwoa Mbeutcha - @nanaadwoambeutchaEndy Mckay - @from_da_endz
26/01/2155m 5s

3. Go Back To Where You Came From

Whilst some of us are going no further than the local Lidl, others are taking stock of their lives, following their instincts and relocating to the Caribbean. This episode we get upfront and personal with entrepreneur, and bestselling author and coach, Jessica Huie MBE. We caught up with the mum-of-two in Jamaica to discuss finding your purpose, living authentically and what happens when that means upping and leaving everything for a new life in a new continent. Jessica opens up about her decision to follow her heart - away from the rat race and towards the sun, sea and ackee and saltfish.This podcast is bought to you by Black Mums Upfront and edited and mixed by Daniele Zazza.Hosts:Carina White - @brownstown29Natalie Duvall - @natsduvNana-Adwoa Mbeutcha - @nanaadwoambeutchaEndy Mckay - @from_da_endz
19/01/2156m 24s

2. Are We Messing Up Our Kids?

This episode we are joined by BBC’s Mimi on a Mission - Digital Detox child therapist, Kemi Omijeh, as we explore parenting through a pandemic and the rising number of children who are experiencing mental health difficulties. We all know lockdown has been a testing time for us parents (*pass the wine) and 2020 has bought some challenging times for Black people (*raise the fist) but what about our children? Are they as resilient as we think? Join us as Kemi answers your questions and drops some serious gems on how to look out for, support and connect with young minds. Upfront Disclaimer: Parenting fails will feature heavily throughout.This podcast is bought to you by Black Mums Upfront and edited and mixed by Daniele Zazza.
12/01/211h 2m

1. New Year's Revolution

New year, new name, same purpose. We are going to be upfront, 2020 did some ass kickin’. Yet here we are, still standing, well sitting with our mics, keeping Black mothers firmly on the map in 2021. In this, our first episode as Black Mums Upfront - we talk difficult endings and new beginnings, when to stand strong, and why Black women aren’t playing small anymore. We also discuss our favourite vibrator setting and sing Lion King...Standard. There is strength in vulnerability so join us we bare all in this upfront and personal pod. This podcast is bought to you by Black Mums Upfront and edited and mixed by Daniele Zazza.Hosts Natalie Duvall - @natsduv Carina White - @brownstown29 Endy Mckay - @from_da_endz Nana-Adwoa Mbeutcha - @nanaadwoambeutchawww.blackmumsupfront.com
05/01/2157m 9s

48. Black, Beautiful And Broke.

The Dope Black Mums are fed up of seeing Go Fund Me funeral pages. Are we, the Black community, lagging behind when it comes to generational wealth. Well, this week’s episode asks why, and more importantly, how we might be able to change that narrative. The Dope Black Mums are joined by Wealth Creation Strategist, Sasie Thompson,  a dope Black mum who knows a thing or two about making money work for you. Sasie had a property portfolio worth over £1.2 million by the time she was twenty-six, and she delights in empowering women to become financially literate. We’re listening, Sasie. This valuable podcast is definitely worth its weight in gold. 💰 *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* @iamsassybyname Www.ameyfinance.com Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
04/11/2058m 45s

47. Are Our Kids Coping?

It’s not just adults who face challenges with their mental health. This week the Dope Black Mums warmly welcome Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Mindfulness Teacher, dope Black mum of three, Charmaine King. Join the Dope Black Mums as they discover the signs to look out for when it comes to supporting our children’s well-being, and learn practical tools to help nurture relationships that build trust and openness. The Dope Black Mums are working with Public Health England and the Every Mind Matters campaign to bring awareness to childhood mental wellbeing and are delighted to bring you this mindful, helpful and hopeful pod. Public Health England and the Every Mind Matters campaign. https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/childrens-mental-health/ *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* @wenurtureminds Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
27/10/201h 11m

46. Know Your Normal.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this week the Dope Black Mums are honoured to be joined by Black, Bald and Beautiful’s very own Natasha Anderson. Natasha is a FORCE to be reckoned with -  she is a dope black mum and the third generation of women in her family to be diagnosed with breast cancer. In this episode, Natasha opens up about the realities of her diagnosis as well as living with, and parenting through, cancer. What are the signs we should be looking out for? What really happens to you during treatment? And how does having cancer change your perspective? We were blown away by Natasha’s strength and positive, vibrant energy - and we know you will be too. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* @blackbaldnbeautiful Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
20/10/201h 0m

45. Baby Loss - A Father’s Perspective.

The Dope Black Mums have talked about maternal loss with mothers, but who is talking to the fathers?  It’s Baby Loss Awareness week and the Dope Black Mums are joined by Ben Anderson and Alwin Mitchell, two brave fathers who open up about their experiences of losing a baby. How do you continue to parent other children through this time? How do you find support as a man? And why, when this happens so often, does no one talk about it? This week we are honoured to host this honest, heartbreaking and hopeful conversation. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guests* @thediaryofadad @moolahmitch Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
13/10/201h 17m

44. Black Is Not A Trend.

Welcome to the Dope Black Mum Black History Month special, generously part-sponsored by Barbie. In this episode the Dope Black Mums talk all things Black, Black, Blackity Black. From Black Barbies, through to challenging the curriculum, through to the school that made their pupils dress up as a slave. Yes, you heard right. Join the Dope Black Mums as they delve into Black History Month post Black Lives Matter, and discuss how to make this and every month an empowering, inspiring and joyful celebration of Blackness. After all, Black is for life, not just for Christmas. Or October. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
07/10/2051m 22s

43. Are Black Women Black Listed?

With the disgraceful result of Breonna Taylor’s trial hitting the news this week, the Dope Black Mums question if Black women really are bottom of the pile? Join them this episode as they discuss why black women are not only in more danger in regards to policing and health care, but also less likely to be swiped right on Tinder. Yes it’s true, and we can’t believe it either - Black women are the least replied to on dating sites. Are we unfairly branded sassy, aggressive and overly independent? Are we chasing the wrong men/job/beauty ideals? And most importantly how can we combat this bias for ourselves and our daughters? (Without punching anyone.) *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
29/09/2049m 21s

42. Tweens, Twerking And Tik Tok.

This week the Dope Black Mums unpack the controversial film that has everyone talking  - Cuties.  There has been international outcry, boycotts, and Netflix cancellations in the wake of the debut film from French-Senegalese director Maïmouna Doucouré. But whatever your view, the film raises some important questions about the hyper-sexualisation of young girls in our society. This week, join the Dope Black Mums as they give their honest feedback on Cuties, discuss their own journeys to womanhood (be prepared!), and ultimately ask what can we do to help guide our daughters.  *Strong language is used from the start. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
22/09/2055m 10s

41. No White Saviours Allowed 🚫

Shots get fired this episode as the Dope Black Mums discuss the topical and controversial ‘White Saviour’ syndrome. This week, Gerald Butler shared a picture of himself feeding a Black child from what looked like a dog bowl. Many Black people went crazy and many White people asked why. When Comic Relief, gap year students and celebrities alike, head out on a mission to Africa (the continent, not country), are they there to help or get that PR pic? And even if well intentioned, does it help or hinder local initiatives and our perception of Africa? Well, the Dope Black Mums go in, and they go hard, as they break it down. They also sing. Like any saviour should. 🕊 *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
15/09/2057m 13s

40. It's Ok To Not Be OK.

The Dope Black Mums Podcast is back with an important, honest and heartfelt episode for World Suicide Prevention Day. The Dope Black Mums open up about their personal experiences of suicide and attempted suicide. What happens when your partner has suicidal thoughts? How do you move forward from an attempt on your life? And what do you do when it all gets too much? If there is strength in vulnerability, this is one hell of a strong sharing. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
08/09/201h 2m

39. It's Good To Talk.

In the final episode this season, the Dope Black Mums celebrate their first anniversary! As they talk about their favourite podcast episodes, they also have an open and frank conversation and definitely spill the tea. Which mums weren’t sure if they’d get on? Which mum revealed why the podcast on domestic violence struck such a chord with her, and who has overcome anal sex fear? In true DBM manner, we talk it out and nothing is off limits.  Enjoy your summer, and we’ll be back (in the studio hopefully) in September! *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
27/07/201h 2m

38. Five Times More.

Surely not. Could simply being Black really make you 5 times more likely to die in childbirth? Or is there more to it than the colour of one’s skin. The jury is out, but whilst we wait for an answer, the Dope Black Mums discuss their own experiences of race and maternal care with Dr Stacey Picart MBChB, MRCOG, PGCert. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* @caramel_dr7 Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
20/07/201h 5m

37. Heartache At 3 Days Old.

When a baby is born, naturally, parents look forward to all the milestones...Sitting up, walking, talking...But what if it becomes increasingly apparent that your child may not achieve these?  This week, the Dope Black Mums speak to Tiffany, whose son has been diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy - How do you find peace, as a mother, with this diagnosis; Can you get excited about the future; And what should we do when our children stare at someone with a disability?  Despite the prognosis, this is a heart-warming and positive story about a young boy who is beating the odds. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* @tiffanyjade.x Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
13/07/2058m 22s

36. The One When Sharon Slept With Phil.

We all love watching the drama of an affair unfold on our favourite shows, but how do we feel when trust issues creep into our own lives.  This week, the Dope Black Mums actually laugh (otherwise they may cry!) as they reminisce over the breakdown of first love, even going back as far as those crazy teenage years!  Who got revenge, who worries her past will affect her children, and who “lingered” in the club??  Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned - Or are we better than that? Grab the popcorn as the drama all unfolds. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
07/07/201h 9m

35. When Love Hurts, Physically.

**Trigger Warning** ⚠️ Abuse happens. To 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men. We need to talk about it. In this hard-hitting episode, the Dope Black Mums are joined by Daisy who is a dope black mum and a domestic violence survivor. We are more than honored to have Daisy onto the Dope Black Mums podcast to share her story about living with emotional, physical, and sexual abuse - and surviving it. Daisy opens up about her painful and shocking marriage in an effort to help others to recognise the early warning signs and to break the taboo surrounding gendered violence. We are incredibly proud of Daisy and her three children, and we are equally proud to share this powerful podcast with you. Disclaimer: We state in this Podcast that black women are more likely to experience abuse. This was drawn from US and not UK statistics. At present in the UK there is no evidence to suggest any ethnic group is more at risk of abuse. However, they may be more likely to face barriers receiving the help they need. We apologies for any confusion. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* @bump_dancefitness @bumpnsweatqueens Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
01/07/2058m 16s

34. Are Our Schools Blacklisting Black Children?

Black Caribbean pupils are three times as likely to be permanently excluded from school than their white counterparts. Why? In this educational episode, the Dope Black Mums are joined by English teacher and Educational Specialist Ziggy Moore to unpack what is really going on in our school systems. Can your child really be suspended for having an Afro? What rights do you have as a parent? And why should you become a school governor? Ziggy answers all, sharing his knowledge from working in a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), teaching children who have been expelled from mainstream education. Don’t miss this exclusive exclusion episode.  *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* @mooreeducation01 Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
23/06/2050m 46s

33. Why Giving Blood Is Giving Us Life - Guest Special With Chanel Taylor

Ever wondered if you could save a life one day? Do you know how easy it is to do? As part of their partnership with the NHS, and in honour of World Sickle Cell day (June 19th) the Dope Black Mums are honoured to be joined by dope black mum-of-one extraordinaire, Chanel Taylor. Chanel suffers from Sickle Cell and is an avid campaigner for blood donation in the black community. Chanel opens up about how a blood transfusion saved her life and explains why she won’t stop encouraging others to donate blood. An inspiring, insightful, bloody good pod - that could really make a difference.  *DBM Hosts*  @natsduv  @brownstown29  @from_da_endz  @missninamalone  @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* @Unsicklemycells Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials.  hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
16/06/2049m 50s

32. Coming Out As A Dope Black Lesbian Mum

Ever considered swapping your husband for a wife? This episode the Dope Black Mums are joined by Pia Baker Who, after thirteen years of marriage to her husband, met the woman of her dreams. This laughter-filled, life-affirming podcast looks at sexuality, love, and living your truth at whatever cost. Pia opens up about why it took her the breakdown of her marriage to discover she was gay, how her children have coped with having two mums and what sex can be like when there is no penis involved 🔥. We take pride in presenting this empowering pod. 🌈  *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha  *Geust* @estrellabrillante82  Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
09/06/2059m 51s

Dope Black Mums Trailer

The Dope Black Mums Podcast is a ‘keeping it real’ weekly podcast fronted by five dope black mums who rarely agree on anything. ⁣ ⁣ Giving insight into their experience of modern day motherhood - with top tips, inspirational guests, insightful topics, eye-opening honesty and lots of laughter. ⁣ ⁣
09/06/2041s

31. Dear Dope White Mum

This episode is an emergency response to the state sanctioned murder of black men - which we have all witnessed yet again with the filming of George Floyd. It is an emergency response to the systematic racism that exists in the UK as well as the US. Every one of these perpetrators was once a young child - raised by a mother. This is a heartfelt plea to white mothers everywhere. It is honest. It is angry. It is desperate. We need the next generation to do better. We don’t have all the answers, but we know we have to start with some real talk, some discomfort - and each other. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
02/06/201h 1m

30. How Do You Like Your Eggs? - Part 2.

An Infertility and Egg Donation Special with Dr. Edi-Osagie Scrambled? Poached? Or donated? This week the Dope Back Mums return for Part 2 of our fertility and egg donation special with fertility specialist and gynaecology consultant Dr. Edmond Edi-Osagie. This episode the Dope Black Mums talk all things egg related and unpack why there is such a need for Black egg donors. Can a Black woman be implanted with a white egg? What are the moral and ethical concerns around egg donation? And with 2% of babies in the UK born from egg donors why are black women not coming forward? Dr. Edi-Osagie answers ALL our probing questions in this eggs-ellent episode. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* Dr. Edi-Osagie www.ebonyconcept.com info@ebonyconcept.com www.aurorahealthcare.co.uk info@aurorahealthcare.co.uk Twitter:  @MGynaecologist Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
26/05/2050m 59s

29. When Is It Too Late To Have A Baby? - Part 1

An Infertility and Egg Donation Special with Dr. Edi-Osagie We can have it all, apparently. Just not after age 36.  This week the Dope Black Mums are joined by fertility specialist and gynaecology consultant, Dr Edmond Edi-Osagie, as they delve into the world of infertility and egg donation.  Why are black women at a disadvantage when it comes to IVF? Should we be testing our egg count? Or should we be freezing our eggs?  In perhaps one of our most surprising and informative episodes to date, the Dope Black Mums learn the truth about fertility, IVF and egg donation. One thing is for sure, this is a conversation that is much needed and long overdue.  *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Geust*  Dr. Edi-Osagie www.ebonyconcept.com info@ebonyconcept.com www.aurorahealthcare.co.uk info@aurorahealthcare.co.uk Twitter:  @MGynaecologist Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
18/05/201h 1m

28. The Black Family With Fifty Million Views

The Kabs Family Guest Special.  This week the Dope Black Mums are joined by Chan, the dope black mum from the Kabs Family - the influencers that everyone is talking about. With over half a million You Tube subscribers Chan knows a thing or two about influencer life. What does it actually take to be a family of influencers? How do you handle the online negativity? And what are the ethical questions surrounding putting your children into the public eye? The Dope Black Mums find out the realities of living your life in the spotlight as Chan shares the highs and lows on their journey to becoming one of the UK’s most watched families. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* @thekabsfamily Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
12/05/2041m 38s

27. The True Colour Of Colourism

Trigger warning - this podcast contains sensitive content which some listeners may find upsetting. After the recent exposure of negativity against dark skinned black women on social media this week, the Dope Black Mums are joined by social worker, mental health advocate and award winning dope black mum, Tokunbo Koiki, as they unpack colourism and the cost it has on our children’s wellbeing. The Dope Black Mums hear, first hand, the devastating effects of colourism, as Tokunbo opens up about her daughter’s hospitalisation after being tormented at secondary school over her dark skin complexion. Why is colourism more rife than ever? What do our ‘preferences’ really say about our psyche? And what can we do as mothers to protect ur children from this harmful self hatred? Join us for an urgent, important episode that shines a light on some ugly realities. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* @tokunboskitchen Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
05/05/201h 2m

26. Secrets, Successes And Shitstorms Of Step Family Life

Is it ever OK to dislike your step children? Should you get the father of your children and your new partner to meet? And can it ever work out? With more families ‘blending’ than ever before, the Dope Black Mums ‘go in’ and discuss everything - from being raised by a step parent, to becoming a step parent, to when and how to introduce your new partner to your children. This episode is blended with tips, truths and yes, even tears. The Dope Black Mums invite you to join us in our most intimate podcasts yet. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
28/04/201h 12m

25. Labour In Lockdown.

Giving birth can be a daunting experience under normal circumstances, but this episode the Dope Black Mums take a look at the reality of pregnancy and labour during the global pandemic. It’s also Cesarean Awareness week, so joining us is the amazing Jess Jones, aka The Fat Funny One, as she opens up (!) about her three C-Sections and the highs and lows of labour in lockdown. This inspiring and empowering Dope Black Mum dispels the myths surrounding C-Sections and leaves us knowing exactly what to expect when you are expecting in a pandemic. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* @thefatfunnyone Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
21/04/201h 8m

24. Does Mum Really Know Best? Part 3

The Dope Black Mums are back dropping their dope gems of wisdom once again! Should you go for that second child when you are thirty-six and tired af? Should you force your children to do extra-curricular activities? And what do you do if you are terrified of labour? In this jam packed episode, The Dope Black Mums also give their views on sleepovers, hugging relatives, teenage sex (in your house!) and whether or not your should smack your kids - yes, we went there. You asked we delivered. When it comes to the real life dilemmas of motherhood, we got you. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
14/04/2059m 29s

23. 5G, Fake News And Coronavirus.

Is 5G causing Covid-19? Can we trust the government? And how do we separate the real news from the fake? This episode the Dope Black Mums are thrilled to be joined by telecommunications expert Brenda Malinki as she tells the truth about 5G - once and for all. Brenda shares insight from both her work in telecoms and her degree in Biomedical Science to separate fact from fiction. Join the Dope Black Mums as they delve into the world of conspiracy theory, (mis)information overload and fake news. You’d be crazy to miss it. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha *Guest* @bhmlnk Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
07/04/201h 3m

22. Isolating With My Ex.

Welcome to our first COVID-19 DBM Survival Special. In this fun episode, the Dope Black Mums delve into the stark realities of isolating with kids, homeschooling and social distancing whilst staying lit. Which mum is loving this sudden change? Which mum is ordering Wray and Nephew on Deliveroo? And which mum is isolating with their ex? This no holds barred podcast offers buckets of honesty, advice and support on how to stay dope during the lock down. - Or at least how to stay sane (ish) and not kill your kids, your ex... or yourself. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
27/03/2058m 30s

21. Giving Up Religion For Lent?

As Lent arrives the Dope Black Mums talk about whether to raise their children in religion or not. Should you instil religious beliefs in your children? How do you raise children with a partner who has a different faith to you? And if you are not raising a child in a religious home, what are you choosing instead? Big questions indeed! In this divine episode the Dope Black Mums ‘go in’ as they discuss their very varied experiences with religion, belief and spirituality. This is a dope conversation well worth having - and that’s one belief we all share. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
25/02/201h 1m

20. Signs Of Love Makin' - A Valentine’s Astrology Love Special With Tendai Chagweda.

Can busy mums really find time for love, for romance and for sex tapes? And can astrology actually help? There is dope black banter galore as the Dope Black Mums compare their love lives pre and post motherhood. Plus special guest Tendai Chagweda demonstrates how she believes the signs of the zodiac can help us to understand ourselves better and find lasting love. But can Tendai convince us that love really is written in the stars? *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Guest @quest4successuk @InspiringDJs @blackcalendaruk Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
11/02/201h 17m

19. Conversations With My Daughters.

Join Dope Black Mum, Carina White, and guest Laura Arscott for this special episode as they talk candidly with their daughters. Ever wondered what your kids would say if asked about your parenting? Well we find out some truths in this week’s podcast! Ten year old Soriah tells her mum what she really thinks about being raised by a single parent and fourteen year old Mia asks her mum what it was like to be a teenage mum. These dope daughters certainly put their mums on the stand in this tender, truthful insight into the reality of raising the next generation of dope black women. Who runs the world? *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
28/01/2054m 23s

18. Brexit, Megxit And Being Black In 2020 Britain.

Welcome back to the Dope Black Mums Podcast! It’s a new year, a new decade and a whole new season of dopeness!  Season 2 kicks off discussing all things ‘British’ - from Royalty to Stormzy to Brexit. In this eye-opening podcast we ask, is Britain getting more racist? What does the ‘Leave’ vote mean for black people in the UK? And how do we approach politics with our children? Plus one Dope Black Mum shocks us all with her vote! Join us for this royal treat of an episode - it’s definitely got our vote. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
14/01/2052m 30s

17. Why You Should Date Multiple Men!

This episode the Dope Black Mums are joined by award winning relationship and dating coach, Stacii Jae Johnson. Join us as we uncover why the US author believes we should date multiple men - with no intimacy (damn!) and how we can attract lasting love into our lives. Stacii opens up about her personal journey and quest to make love work in her life - and the lives of others - as well as giving practical advice on finding and creating a healthy (and hot) relationship. Now that’s dope. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Guests @justdategirl Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
30/10/191h 11m

16. Foundation FM TakeOver.

Dope Black Mums Takeover @FoundationFM celebrating the end of Black History Month, with great chat, and of course some moral dilemmas. Have a listen. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
23/10/1945m 15s

15. Is Meghan Markle A Dope Black Mum?

This week’s episode is a royal treat! Join the Dope Black Mums as they respond to the controversial ITV documentary Meghan and Harry - An African Journey. How do the Dope Black Mums view the first interracial royal couple? And what does their relationship mean for multicultural Britain? This pod explores the ‘one drop rule’ and asks some very challenging questions about race, identity, celebrity culture and mental health. One thing is for sure, nothing is black and white. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
16/10/1945m 47s

14. Why We LOVE Judi Love. A Guest Special.

This week the Dope Black Mums take a trip to Facebook in a guest special episode featuring British stand-up comedian and BBC Radio London presenter Judi Love. This seriously DOPE Black mum opens up about losing her mother, her trailblazing career path, being a single mum and the day the bailiffs came! This hilarious, heartfelt and honest chat the will leave you wanting more Love in your life. The one like Judi Love . *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Guest @1judilove Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
09/10/1952m 46s

13. When Birth Can Sometimes Mean Loss.

The Dope Black Mums discuss baby loss in an honest and heartfelt episode for baby loss awareness week. 15-25% of recognised pregnancies don’t go full term, yet it is often a subject that remains in the dark. In a society where death is already taboo, how do you deal with it when it comes hand in hand with the joy of preparing for a new life? Dope Black Mum Nana-Adwoa and guest Jess Elliot open up and share generously their own personal experiences of losing a baby. These hero dope women leave you feeling touched, moved and inspired by their bravery, honesty and resilience. We feel privileged to hear their stories and know you will too. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
02/10/1955m 44s

12. The Naked Truth About Body Image.

The Dope Black Mums discuss bikini waxing, chin plucking and the importance of Spanx in this week’s revealing episode. As Black women the Eurocentric beauty ideal is already a tricky path to navigate - add the ‘post baby bod’ into the mix and even the most confident amongst us can be left feeling exposed. Join the Dope Black Mums as they bare all and talk openly about the body hang ups that haunt them - from saggy boobs to stretch marks to grey hairs. Let’s keep this episode on the down low! *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
25/09/1956m 45s

11. Black Men Don’t Cheat. Or Do They?

Ever wondered about the mindset of the man with numerous side chicks? The one who can’t commit? Or be faithful? This week the Dope Black Mums are joined by reformed self-proclaimed player, galis and ladies man Theo Manderson.  Join us as we hear first hand how he juggled so many women, why he and so many men behave like this and what it was that made him change for good. Don’t worry ladies we went IN on your behalf! This week’s insightful pod will be an eye-opener, to say the least. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
18/09/191h 9m

10. Does Mum Really Know Best? Part 2

Back by popular demand! DOES MUM REALLY KNOW BEST? PART 2. So the Dope Black Mums’ pearls of dope black wisdom are needed once again. Join them as they answer real life questions from women facing some even trickier dilemmas... Is it wild (or wack) to date a 19 year old when you are a 30 year old mother of 2? Should you cancel your Day One over a Wedding Day? And can you REALLY ask a man’s salary on a first date? *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
11/09/191h 3m

9. The Mixed Race Experience.

With ‘mixed ethnicity’ being the fastest growing ethnic group in the last two decades Dope Black Mums explore the realities of both being mixed and raising mixed children. This week the Dope Black Mums are joined by Steph Adjei, a dope white Anglo/Scottish mum raising two mixed children as they discuss identity, fetishising, blending cultures and yes, coping with that hair. A podcast and a half, if we do say so ourselves. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Guest @steph.adjei Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
04/09/191h 0m

8. Do We Trust British Schools With Our Black Children?

To educate or to home educate? That is the question... on this week’s pod anyway! While some of us are counting down the days until we can drop our dope kids back to school, others (actually around 48,000) are avoiding the system altogether and choosing to home educate. Today we’re joined by Deborah and her husband Dwaine who are expert home educators. They open up as to why they and so many other dope black parents are doing it themselves, including our very own co-host Nana-Adwoa. Should we all consider taking the leap? Do you think you can educate better than a mainstream school? Dope Black Mums weigh the pros and cons of home education. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Geusts @blackbritishparent @mynameispelena Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
28/08/1959m 48s

7. Does Mum Really Know Best?

Welcome to the DOES MUM REALLY KNOW BEST episode... This week the Dope Black Mums offer their Dope Black words of wisdom as they answer real life questions from women facing some tricky dilemmas. When it comes to advice - they’ve got you covered! *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
21/08/1956m 13s

6. Can Dating As A Mum Ever Be Dope?

What is the worst date you’ve been on? Is sex on the first date a no-no or a yes-yes? And does it get easier in your thirties? Let’s face it, dating is hard. For anyone. But when you are a dope black mum it can be a minefield. In this episode, the Dope Black Mums compare dating from days gone by to the current world of Tinder, Bumble and ghosting’ Nothing is left unsaid in this funny (and at times filthy) podcast! Pour a glass of pinot and make a date with us… *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Guest  @nkechiamplified Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
14/08/1956m 50s

5. How Do You Cope? And Be Dope?

Yes, we know that dope black mums are superheroes with the super human strength of a Wakanda warrior - but sometimes even superheroes can feel like they can’t go on. Being a mother can be hard. Fo’ real. So how do you cope when parenting takes its toll? Who do you lean on when everyone seems to be leaning on you? And what do you do to replenish the well when the drought hits. In this episode the Dope Black Mums keep it real as they discuss how to survive the moments when just being able to cope is as dope as it gets. *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
06/08/1956m 8s

4. Does Motherhood Have To Come With A Side Of Guilt?

‘Oh… you’re going back to work early?’ ‘Well… you can’t breastfeed that long -you’ll give your child issues?’ ‘So…aren’t you back at work yet?’ Sometimes it feels like the world and his (perfect and sanctimonious) wife are simply trying to make you feel guilty. Other times guilt can appear to come straight from the core of us. Motherhood is filled with endless decisions and choices but does guilt really have to come hand in hand with it? Join the Dope Black Mums as they overshare their guiltiest motherhood moments. Together, can we overcome the big G? *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Guest @mynameispelena Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
30/07/1946m 44s

3. Are You Sure You Don't Want To Sleep With Her?

Like, really? In this episode, the Dope Black Mums ask whether your hetro man can have a female best friend. Does it work?  Do the benefits outweigh the cons? And should we be rising above our insecurity or installing CCTV? The Dope Black Mums share their own experiences of platonic relationships (be prepared) and discuss if attraction and friendship are more complex than we think. Don’t miss this eye-opening, eye-watering podcast! *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
23/07/1940m 10s

2. Let’s Talk About Sex (after having a) Baby!

Whether you are desperate to get the D after giving birth or (let’s be honest, like most of us) terrified to even look ‘down there’ we’ve got you covered in this eye-watering episode. Baby. Breastfeeding. Sex. It sounds taboo to even say those words together, let alone do together - but have no fear the Dope Black Mums bare all, sharing their own experiences and discussing not only how to approach sex again after a baby but how to make sex better than ever. Close the door and turn the volume up… *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @nanaadwoambeutcha Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
17/07/1941m 15s
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