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First and Only
Jennifer R. Farmer
First and Only
May 21, 2020
S1 EP7 Note to Self
If people look to you as the person who gets things done, the person who is efficient, reliable and infallible, I want you to know that is not necessarily a good thing. If you find that in meetings, and in gatherings with friends and family, you are always the person raising your hand to volunteer to help, this may not be a good thing. In this episode of the First and Only podcast, I talk about the importance of saying no, and the benefits we get from refusing to do so. I discuss strategies to help you stop the self-sabotage of attempting to be everything to everybody. Editor: Jenny Asarnow Music: Sascha Ende Additional Info: https://link.medium.com/ExwIXB14h6
May 14, 2020
S1 E6 Black Women, COVID-19 and Grief
Many of us are experiencing grief associated with COVID-19. For Black women and marginalized communities, the grief is compounded by the other stressors and traumatic experiences in our lives. In this segment, I interview Rev. Dionne Boissiere, chaplain of the Church Center for the United Nations, to discuss how Black women are experiencing and working through grief. Editing: Jenny Asarnow Music Credit: Sascha Ende
Apr 30, 2020
S1 E5 Let Yourself Off the Hook
Some of us live with impossible standards. We have these incredibly high standards and then we get discouraged if don't consistently live up to them. But not everyone is playing by the same rule book. And often the rules that Black women are expected to live by, aren't the ones imposed on or our counterparts. In this episode, I explore the uneven playing field facing Black women while encouraging more self-compassion. 1.Music Credit: Sascha Ende https://filmmusic.io/song/498-cherish/ 2.Editing Tamika Smith and Jenny Asarnow
Apr 16, 2020
S1 E4 It's Okay to Walk Away with Hannah L. Drake
You are human. You are subject to the fragility of life. You do not have to be everything to everybody or endure the insufferable just to win praise or recognition. In this episode, my guest Hannah Drake and I discuss that it is indeed okay to walk away from harmful work experiences. Thank you to my editor Jenny Asarnow for their help. Music Credit: Sascha Ende https://filmmusic.io/song/498-cherish/.
Apr 2, 2020
S1 E3 Owning Your Power
What is your relationship with power? Do you own your power? Are you even aware of where your power comes from? This episode is focused on ways that Black can own our power and on ways that we can preserve it without passively giving it away. Notes I referenced a phenomenon when Black women go from pet to threat. The supporting article is here: https://zora.medium.com/when-black-women-go-from-office-pet-to-office-threat-83bde710332e. I mistakenly called the character “Veronica Harrington,” from Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots on OWN, “Vanessa.” In this episode, I also mention the fact that women often won’t run for office until being asked. This NPR episode supports this assertion: https://www.npr.org/2014/05/05/309832898/best-way-to-get-women-to-run-for-office-ask-repeatedly Music Credit: Afterparty Review by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/2962-afterparty-review/ License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ You don't want to or it is not possible to make attribution? Then click on the cart and buy an extended license (lifetime, 20 Eur). Special thanks to Jenny Asarnow for their help editing this episode.
Mar 10, 2020
S1 E2 The Audacity to Ask
If you're a Black woman, you can be penalized for asserting your worth, asking for what you want and need, making recommendations, or pushing for what is in your and your family's best interest. Not everyone appreciates Black women who have the audacity to ask. Whether it is something big or small, you can be penalized for asking for what you want. Persons in power who believe that Black women should take what we are given and be satisfied may respond to your requests with blatant disregard, or they may turn the table, and engage in character assassination that sees you labeled as difficult, uppity, presumptuous, etc. This doesn't mean you don't ask for what you want, but you do so with an understanding that how people respond is less about you and more about their internal limitations. This podcast episode explores what happens when Black women have the presence of mind, the courage, and the assertiveness to ask for what they want and need.
Mar 10, 2020
In this episode, I explain the rationale for my the "First and Only" podcast and how it can help Black women navigate work and life. The podcast is a prelude to the book, "First and Only: A Black Woman's Guide to Thriving at Work and in Life."