Fare of the Free Child

Ep 209: Katrina of How She Got Free Podcast

February 24, 2021 Akilah S. Richards Episode 209
Fare of the Free Child
Ep 209: Katrina of How She Got Free Podcast
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Fare of the Free Child
Ep 209: Katrina of How She Got Free Podcast
Feb 24, 2021 Episode 209
Akilah S. Richards

On the last stop of Akilah’s tour of introductions to all the hosts on our network, you’ll meet Katrina Monique and hear about her upcoming show, How She Got Free Podcast. Katrina Monique and Akilah have an insightful conversation about what liberation can mean in the process, the many layers that self awareness and healing have, the struggle and joy when Katrina completely embraced herself, what does it mean to live with depression and more.

Before that convo, Akilah gives a hint of what’s coming next month with Season 6, and tells you her plan for making sure, as her granny would say, “har eaz nyam grass!”

As we reach the end of this love fest, don’t forget to subscribe to all five podcasts! In addition to Fare Of The Free Child, we produce She Said We Shed with Aja; How She Got Free with Katrina; Grief, Growth and Goals with Lou Hollis; Plant It Up with Val; and the upcoming P.O.U.R. (Purposely Opening Up to Relationships) podcast with Leslie Bray.

Redefining liberation

How She Got Free Podcast is inspired by a book and retreat that Katrina and Akilah created and nurtured during 2012-2013. This podcast version is designed to show us ways we can generate healing for ourselves and invite others to acknowledge and name their own healing needs too.

Katrina shares her experience with her own mental health diagnoses, examining her relationships to concepts like strength and joy, and how something that looked scary ended up liberating her. They also speak about the impact that colonial society has in mental health, and all the things Black women and Black people in general have been impacted by and still struggle with.

Notables you might dig...

Akilah and Katrina point out how our ancestors developed mechanisms to survive and thrive without realizing they could suffer from depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses that harmed them and caused intergenerational trauma among communities. What arose during that discussion was

a) what wounds came from fighting for your freedom, and

b) how do we not turn our wounds into weapons against those we love?

Also, trauma shows up in our relationships with our bodies, with our children, with our community, and Katrina talks about building structure around trauma, embracing who we are, naming things by speaking up and accepting the trauma not only as an individual process but also in community.

LIBERATION WALK

  • Watch the video version from this episode on YouTube
  • Join Katrina’s community, How We Got Free on Facebook
  • Join Akilah's email list


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/akilah)

Show Notes

On the last stop of Akilah’s tour of introductions to all the hosts on our network, you’ll meet Katrina Monique and hear about her upcoming show, How She Got Free Podcast. Katrina Monique and Akilah have an insightful conversation about what liberation can mean in the process, the many layers that self awareness and healing have, the struggle and joy when Katrina completely embraced herself, what does it mean to live with depression and more.

Before that convo, Akilah gives a hint of what’s coming next month with Season 6, and tells you her plan for making sure, as her granny would say, “har eaz nyam grass!”

As we reach the end of this love fest, don’t forget to subscribe to all five podcasts! In addition to Fare Of The Free Child, we produce She Said We Shed with Aja; How She Got Free with Katrina; Grief, Growth and Goals with Lou Hollis; Plant It Up with Val; and the upcoming P.O.U.R. (Purposely Opening Up to Relationships) podcast with Leslie Bray.

Redefining liberation

How She Got Free Podcast is inspired by a book and retreat that Katrina and Akilah created and nurtured during 2012-2013. This podcast version is designed to show us ways we can generate healing for ourselves and invite others to acknowledge and name their own healing needs too.

Katrina shares her experience with her own mental health diagnoses, examining her relationships to concepts like strength and joy, and how something that looked scary ended up liberating her. They also speak about the impact that colonial society has in mental health, and all the things Black women and Black people in general have been impacted by and still struggle with.

Notables you might dig...

Akilah and Katrina point out how our ancestors developed mechanisms to survive and thrive without realizing they could suffer from depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses that harmed them and caused intergenerational trauma among communities. What arose during that discussion was

a) what wounds came from fighting for your freedom, and

b) how do we not turn our wounds into weapons against those we love?

Also, trauma shows up in our relationships with our bodies, with our children, with our community, and Katrina talks about building structure around trauma, embracing who we are, naming things by speaking up and accepting the trauma not only as an individual process but also in community.

LIBERATION WALK

  • Watch the video version from this episode on YouTube
  • Join Katrina’s community, How We Got Free on Facebook
  • Join Akilah's email list


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/akilah)