Life, I Swear podcast

Life, I Swear

Chloe Dulce Louvouezo

Hosted by Chloe Dulce Louvouezo, Life, I Swear shares reflections from Black women about trials in their lives that have helped them heal, connect and process. In one-on-one interviews and personal prose, the podcast centers on personal stories that offer universal insights into topics relevant to modern women’s lives, from identity and vulnerability to trauma and resilience, told through the lens of Black women.

47 Episodes

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    A More Perfect Union: To Be Black, Woman and American featuring Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Poet

    25:57

    Teri Ellen Cross Davis is a phenomenal poet and author of A More Perfect Union (Ohio State University Press, 2021) and Haint (Gival Press, 2016). She is also the Poetry Coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. In this season four finale, Teri talks about the desire she has for the country to create a more perfect union for Black women. ------------------------------ Since 1968, the Folger's poetry reading series has brought hundreds of distinguished poets to read from their work on stage. A new Virtual Poetry Writing Workshop, titled Shakespeare's Sisters: Say Her Name, will be  led by poet and Folger Poetry Coordinator Teri Cross Davis and poet and author Kim Roberts. This workshop explores the poetry of Black women in America, encouraging workshop participants to write responses to esteemed poets of the contemporary moment. The workshop will be offered in two 4-week sessions and course will run virtually on Wednesdays from 5-7pm ET, now through December 1, 2021.  ------------------------------ {Pre-order a copy of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing and Self-Trust. Visit www.chloelouvouezo.com}
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    Authentic Voices: Because Our Voices Matter featuring Natalie Obando, President, Women’s National Book Association (WNBA)

    35:02

    Natalie Obando, president of the Women’s National Book Association, talks about the organization’s Authentic Voices program, which introduces women writers to publishing through four weeks of writing, editing, marketing, and publication. She also covers the resources writers need to do share their stories as published works, and the affirmation women of color need to believe that their stories matter and deserve to be shared more broadly. Visit www.wnba-book.org. {Pre-order a copy of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing and Self-Trust. Visit www.chloelouvouezo.com}
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    Conditions of a Creative: Stop, Start, Listen featuring Courtney Phillips, Creator, GumboMedia

    22:16

    Courtney Phillips, co-founder of Gumbo Media and Gumbo Fit chats about her journey to creative entrepreneurship, how she’s encouraging Black people to define success differently, and what she needs to stay creatively inspired and focused. {Pre-order a copy of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing and Self-Trust. Visit www.chloelouvouezo.com}
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    Sensuality and Sexuality: Feminism, Religion and Mental Wellness featuring Brianne Patrice, Sensuality Doula

    35:12

    Brianne Patrice breaks down for us how she sees sexuality, sensuality, and spirituality mastering their own lane but also overlapping--and when they do, this is the wholeness we speak of. {Pre-order a copy of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing and Self-Trust. Visit www.chloelouvouezo.com}
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    A Love Letter to Ancestors: Writing, Motherhood and Burt Bridges featuring Cassandra Lane, Author and Editor

    28:43

    In this episode, Cassandra Lane shares the journey of her book and the truths she’s discovered in the process, including how her intentional parenting has focused with the ancestral blueprint she’s unearthed. {Pre-order a copy of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing and Self-Trust. Visit www.chloelouvouezo.com}
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    Resistance in Bloom: Black Bodies, Freedom and Representation featuring Aqueene Wilson, Creator of Nene Creates

    24:00

    In this episode, Aqueene Wilson shares her journey of migrating from the Caribbean to the Netherlands, the transition from Black to white spaces, how the lack of representation impacted her as an artist, and what freedom of the Black body means to her. Credits: Interlude poem from Where are the black bodies dancing? Title: An ode to black bodies in bloom. Episode: Resistance in bloom Written and performed by Aqueene Wilson {Pre-order a copy of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing and Self-Trust. Visit www.chloelouvouezo.com}
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    Self-Healing: Emotions, White Spaces, and No Graduation featuring Yasmine Cheyenne, Teacher and Mental Health Advocate

    30:20

    Yasmine Cheyenne talks about racism in some predominately white healing spaces, her previous work in the military, and how all of that has led her to create her own community focused on self-healing, plus how the practice is both distinctive and necessary, particularly for Black people. {Pre-order a copy of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing and Self-Trust. Visit www.chloelouvouezo.com}
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    Restorative Healing: Traditional Medicine, Alternatives, and the Diaspora featuring Dr. Leslie Nwoke, CEO, HeartWork EQ

    31:15

    In this episode, Dr. Leslie Nwoke talks about the gap between understanding how to live more intentionally in theory vs in practice and how to close it, the gap in traditional medicine vs. holistic approaches to healing, and bringing restorative healing back to the continent of Africa. {Pre-order a copy of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing and Self-Trust. Visit www.chloelouvouezo.com}
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    Season IV Begins: Abundance, Wisdom and Worry featuring Chloe Dulce Louvouezo

    7:29

    An intro to the fourth season, on abundance mindset and learning from our shared wisdom while managing our worry. {Pre-order a copy of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing and Self-Trust. Visit www.chloelouvouezo.com}
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    Parting Words: Loss and Gain, Podcast Therapy and Book Things with Host Chloe Dulce Louvouezo

    10:18

    Season three finale with finals words from Life, I Swear host, Chloe Dulce Louvouezo {Pre-order a copy of Life, I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing and Self-Trust: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/life-i-swear-chloe-dulce-louvouezo}

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