5 Empowering Podcasts to Listen to Now

You’ve probably heard that how you speak to yourself matters. If that sista in your head is always believing the glass is half-full, it’s time to send in some reinforcements. One of the ways that we can train our brains to be more positive (positive thinking has surprising health benefits, including more resistance to colds and lower levels of stress) is to carefully curate what we read, watch and listen to.

Podcasts are great because you can have a little pocket coach wherever you go - in the car, at the gym, before you fall asleep - that can inspire, motivate and encourage you to be more loving of yourself. The long-form, casual format of a podcast can provide gem-dropping like no other form can - the often un-editited ‘real talk’ feels refreshing an relatable, and the best podcasts always leave you feeling like your cup has been filled. Read on to to discover 5 that will have your cup running over:

  1. Black Girl in Om

    “Black Girl In Om promotes holistic wellness and inner beauty for women of color. We encourage self-care, self-love, and self-empowerment for communities of color.

    We affirm the consistent, preventative actions that cultivate a clear mind, a strong body, prosperous spirit, and inspiration in our environments.”


  2. Hey Girl

    hey, girl. is a podcast that unites the voices of phenomenal women near and far. Created with sisterhood and storytelling in mind, author Alex Elle sits down with people who inspire her. 


  3. My Taught You

    Hosted by Myliek Teele, the founder of CurlBox, My Taught You is a global classroom where women from all walks of life tune in for guidance and a healthy dose of motivation to live life on their own terms.


  4. Therapy For Black Girls hosted by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

    Licensed therapist Dr. Joy encourages talks mental health and wellness and addresses issues and questions relevant to black women’s self-care journey.


  5. Naked Beauty

    Unfiltered talk about beauty trends, tips, and products, hosted by Brooke DeVard, with topics ranging from Beauty Lessons Learned from Beyonce, to Being Yourself While Dating.


Have a favorite podcast? Let us know in the comments!