Freeda's World

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Being a woman is hard. Being a women of color in the 21 century is even harder. Listen as Ritha Pierre takes you on a journey through FREEda’s World. A platform where women of color can have open, honest and candid discussions about our experiences being women of color both in and out of the workplace. Here, we discuss the pressures, the expectations, the highs and the lows. We talk about all of it right here! So if you are down to laugh, cry, engage in real talk and just celebrate women, grab your glass of wine, apple cider, tea or whatever it is that you drink and join in!

Episode Date
Season 2. Ep. 14: Protect your sanity!
00:22:34
This is our last episode for season 2. Thank you so much for your continued support on this journey. We hope you enjoyed this season and look forward to your return for season 3! We are taking a little siesta but will be back in July! On this week's episode, our host Ritha drops some serious gems. Listen as she recaps and expands on some major points discussed on our last few episodes concerning self love and self care. This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Shivonne Odom the founder of Akoma Counseling Concepts! To learn more about Shivonne, check out her feature on FREEda Woman Fridays on our social media! Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
May 31, 2018
Season 2. Ep. 13: Oh Baby!!
00:54:48
Childbirth is a beautiful miracle...until it's not. Sit up and take notice as our founder and guest, health and wellness coach, Thamar Ferdinand, discuss the not so miraculous parts of childbirth. Mental health, mortality rates , doulas, self care. Get ready to hear it all. Join the conversation and share your stories/perspectives on mental health and pregnancy below. We are on a roll for both Haitian Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month! This week's FREEda Woman of the week just to happens to be this week's guest! Thamar Ferdinand!. Thamar is an amazing Haitian American healthcare professional. She is also the founder of The Heavenly Nature, Heavenly, a lifestyle brand that seeks to support, guide, inspire and teach women of color to live a holistic lifestyle that is unique to them and for them. To learn more about Thamar, check out FREEda Women Fridays on on social media for her feature. Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
May 18, 2018
Season 2. Ep. 12: Out of the mouths of babes
00:43:09
This week's special guest is extra special. Jadiah is the 11 year old son of Ritha Pierre. Listen as he shares his thoughts on how his working mom affects him and his life. This is a must for working parents. In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Marline Francois! Not only is she an amazing Haitian American woman, She is an amazing licensed clinical social worker. Marline Francois is also the founder of the Therapist Planner. To learn more about Ms. Francois, check out FREEda Women Fridays on on social media for her feature. Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
May 10, 2018
Season 2. Ep. 11: Sweet Baby Yeezus
00:26:37
Get comfortable and listen as we tackle the issue everyone's been talking about. Kanye aka Yeezus aka crazy fool. What's his deal? Is there a need for serious discussion about mental health among black men? What about professional women of color? As we laugh and make memes about Kanye's crazy talk, let's consider our own mental health issues. May is mental health awareness month. A healthy mind will lead to a healthy life. This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Inez Beverly Prosser! Ms. Prosser is considered the first African American female to have received her Ph.D in psychology! To learn more about Ms. Prosser, check out FREEda Women Fridays on on social media for her feature. Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
May 04, 2018
Season 2. Ep. 10: If you not postin, you lurkin
00:58:18
Get comfortable and listen as our now frequent guest, Lolo and I discuss the pitfalls of engaging in social media as a professional. It can't be avoided but where is the happy medium? How do you guys balance your social media presence with your professional profile? This week there is no FREEda Woman of the week, but there is a FREEda Women of the week! This week we are celebrating all you ladies out there! Thank you so much for all of your love, support and encouragement! Enjoy your week! Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
Apr 25, 2018
Season 2 Ep. 9: Black women and makeup shaming. Is she insecure? Or nah?
00:42:20
This week on FREEda's World, we joined by our fabulous guest Danielle Henry aka Danie And The Bloom, makeup artist extraordinaire. Listen as we discuss all things makeup and Danie's career path. We also get in to the topic of makeup shaming in the black community and the different reasons why women wear makeup. Join the discussion. Do you wear makeup Why or why not? Do you think black women are makeup shamed more than their counterparts? Leave a comment or email us at info@freedawomennyc.com! This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Yara Shahidi! Check out FREEda Woman Fridays to learn more about this amazing young woman! Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
Apr 12, 2018
Season 2. Ep8: I blame the colonizers
00:34:33
Who would've guessed that L&HH Miami would be the inspo for an in depth and insightful discussion about the term "Afro-Latina". Get into it and listen to Ritha & Guest as they discuss the impact of Amara La Negra, the internal struggle of afro-latinas & ignoring negative massaging. We want this discussion to continue so drop a comment regarding your experiences and thoughts! #iblamethecolonizers This week's FREEda Woman is Winnie Mandela, the mother of South Africa. To learn more, catch her feature for FREEda Women Friday's on our social media. Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
Apr 04, 2018
Season 2. Ep.7: Women's History Month Reflections
00:25:04
this episode is stripped down and focused. Listen to Ritha as she reflects on what on what she has observed, realized and learned during this past month. Have you gained any insights during this month? Share your reflections below! This week's FREEda woman is Linda Brown, the woman who as a young girl was the center of the landmark SCOTUS case Brown v. Board of Education. To learn more, catch her feature for FREEda Women Friday's on our social media. Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
Mar 29, 2018
Season 2. Ep. 6: The Hard Way
00:35:40
Join Ritha and her "tribe" Dianne Samu and Layo Ghadmabosi as they discuss, their formation, the importance of female friendships in law school, joining associations and turning down when necessary. Listen and then comment below on ways that you and your "tribe" stay close. This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Sheila Minor Huff! Check out FREEda Woman Fridays to learn more about this phenomenal woman! Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
Mar 21, 2018
Season 2. Ep. 5: It Bees like that!
00:39:04
This week on Freeda's World it is all about finances! Join myself and Lolosofocused as we discuss discretionary Beyonce funds, MCM's & shenanigans. Enjoy! (and if you're a member of the Beyhive we apologize) This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Yuri Kochiyama . Check out FREEda Woman Fridays to learn more about this phenomenal woman! Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
Mar 14, 2018
Season 2 Ep. 4: Wakanda Forever! Recap on the Movie Black Panther and its portrayal of women
00:54:00
This week on FREEda's World we are recapping the epic movie Black Panther! Join myself and our strategic director, Jellisa Joseph as we unpack this monumental film and dive deep into it's portrayal of women. This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Cristina Jiménez! Cristina Jiménez is a leader in the youth-led immigrant rights movement and instrumental in creating the DACA program. By sharing her own story of being undocumented, Jiménez inspired others to come forward, and helped change the discourse on immigration. Cristina Jiménez is Executive Director & Co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. Originally from Ecuador, Jiménez came to the U.S. with her family at the age of 13, attending high school and college as an undocumented student. She has been organizing in immigrant communities for over a decade and was part of UWD’s campaign team that led to the historic victory of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 that protected close to a million young immigrants from deportation. Under Jiménez’s leadership UWD has grown to a powerful network of 55 affiliates in 26 states with over 400,000 members. (Information on Cristina Jiménez is taken from the National Women's History Project. www.nwhp.org) Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
Mar 07, 2018
Season 2. Ep. 3: Chat with Yasmin Dwedar Esq. named one of NYC's top 100 female lawyers of 2018
00:59:02
When you hear the term "woman of color", which group of women come to mind? For me as a black woman, I always felt that woman of color meant just black. After all, who else struggles but the black woman right? Wrong! Women of color from all backgrounds experience "the struggle". This week on FREEda's World, I am joined by my former colleague Yasmin Dwedar Esq. We discuss our experiences and long journey to esquire. Yasmin shares a bit about her background and her most recent accomplishment, being listed on Crain's (a premier NYC independent research firm) as one of NYC's top 100 female lawyers in 2018. Yasmin and I discuss how she has navigates the landscape being a muslim female attorney of color. We also touch on what life as a muslim/arab american in today's political climate looks like. At the end of the day it is all about sisterhood and womanhood. Yasmin is the first non-black woman of color to grace our podcast. It is always great to hear different perspectives from different woman of color. It takes conversations like these to bring about change. Congrats Yasmin on all of your endeavors! This week's FREEda Woman of the week is Harriet Jacobs. Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery in North Carolina. She ultimately escaped and was later freed. She chronicled her experiences in "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" which became the first autobiography published by a female former slave. Her book described the sexual exploitation that added to the oppression of slavery for black women--a topic that is still not widely discussed. After publishing her book, Jacobs remained actively involved with the abolition movement, using her celebrity to raise money for former slaves. Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
Mar 01, 2018
Season 2. Ep 2: The Valentine's Day Recap
00:39:50
Welcome back to FREEda's World! Season 2. Ep. 2, the valentine's day recap. Thank you all so much for tuning in as always we truly appreciate your love and support! This week on FREEda's World, I am joined with my bestie Lory Wendy AKA lolosofocused. On this episode lolo and I recap valentine's day 2018, as well as discuss these new seemingly anti-valentine's day trends; galentine's day and single's awareness day. It is always a good time when lolo and I get together so be prepared for sheer entertainment and gem dropping. If you guys are wondering what happened to last week's episode... Well your going to have to tune in to find out where it went lol. This week's FREEda Woman of the week is one of our foremothers Gwendolyn Brooks! Gwenolyn Brooks was a poet, author and teacher. In 1950, Brooks became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for her work Annie Allen. Brooks' work routinely focused on the daily struggles of black communities. She drew most of her inspiration from her own experiences growing up in Chicago. Her works are some of the most highly regarded and widely read poems. Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
Feb 21, 2018
Season 2. Ep. 1: New year, new me frenzy. It's not too late to set those goals!
00:28:49
Happy Black History Month and welcome back to FREEda's World! Season 2. Ep. 1 is in full effect! Thank you all so much for tuning in. We truly appreciate your love and support! This week on FREEda's World, I keep it short and discuss the new year, new me frenzy. For some reason, many of you are out here discouraged that it's now February and you have not put any ink to paper. The year JUST started folks! Listen as I give a few tips on how to over come the frenzy and get control of your year! This week's FREEda Woman of the week is one of our foremothers Catherine Flon. Catherine made history when she sewed the first Haitian Flag in 1803. This flag is the symbol of Haitian Independence and to this day on May 18. Haitians all over the globe celebrate flag day in honor of this amazing woman. We salute you Catherine! You are not forgotten! Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
Feb 08, 2018
Ep. 12: The downfall of Omorosa and what it means for black women
00:57:00
Happy Holidays Everyone!! Thank you all so much for tuning in these past 12 weeks to Freeda's World! We will be taking a two week break and will be right back at it on Wednesday January 10, 2018! This week on FREEda's World, I am joined by our strategic director Jellisa Joseph via Skype! On this episode we talk about the downfall of Omorosa and what that means for professional black women. We also do a quick year end review and share some nuggets for 2018. Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think! Music by: 3MBeatz
Dec 20, 2017
Ep. 11. Interview with radio personally Roxie Digital!
01:06:54
This week on FREEda's World, I have the pleasure of interviewing my dear friend/ fellow Johnnie (Shoutout to St. John's University) and radio personality Roxie Digital! Roxie has also been inducted into the FREEda Women hall of fame! On this episode we get into all things Roxie as she takes us through her journey of life and success. *We are proud to announce that our FREEda Woman of the week is the amazing Majora Carter! Majora Carter is a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems. At Sustainable South Bronx, Carter deployed MIT’s first ever Mobile Fab-Lab (digital fabrication laboratory) to the South Bronx - where it served as an early iteration of the “Maker-Spaces” found elsewhere today. The project drew residents and visitors together for guided and creative collaborations. After establishing Sustainable South Bronx and Green For All (among other organizations) to carry on that work, she opened a private consulting firm to help spread the message and success of social enterprise and economic development in low-status communities - which was named Best for the Worldby B-Corp. Her work is characterized by an emphasis on talent-retentionon the corporate and community levels. Clients include industry leaders in many fields, municipal and federal government agencies, and leading educational institutions across the US. Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think! Music by: 3MBeatz References: www.majoracartergroup.com
Dec 06, 2017
Ep. 10. Let's talk about the hit HBO series Insecure! Feat. Fashion Designer Layo Gbadamosi
00:33:08
This week on FREEda's World, I am joined by my dear friend and supporter Layo Gbadamosi! She has also been inducted into the FREEda Women hall of fame! On this episode we discuss the hit HBO series Insecure! As female attorneys of color, we have a lot to say about Molly who is played by Yvonne Orji Molly plays an attorney on the show. Often times as professional women we are always under the watchful eye of EVERYONE both in and out of the work place. At work we are undervalued and under appreciated. Our family and friends will always find reasons to scrutinize our lives. The social media trollers are always questioning our "wokeness" because we "play the game" #issastruggle ya'll! So go grab your cup and join us as we share our personal experiences and cast our opinions on the show and these VERY real scenarios. *We are proud to announce that our FREEda Woman of the week is my esteemed colleague and former work wife Marly V. Marcellus- Laurent! Marly V. Marcellus-Laurent received her Juris Doctor degree at New York Law School in 2012. In 2013, Marly started her career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted domestic violence and elder law cases until October 2015. Currently, Marly works as an Assistant General Counsel at the New York City Council General Counsel’s Office where she handles conflict of interest matters. Post law school, Marly has remained dedicated to serving her community by mentoring first year law student through her law school’s Academic Affairs program. Marly is also an active member of the Haitian American Lawyer’s Association of New York and served as its Vice-President in 2016. Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think! Music by: 3MBeatz
Nov 29, 2017
Ep. 9. How to Survive Thanksgiving Clap back Season 2017
00:55:15
This week on FREEda's World, I am joined again by my bestie Wendy Lori Guerrier aka lolosofocused. On this episode we talk about the 2017 Thanksgiving clap back season and the anxiety and stress that comes with spending time with your ever so nosy, cynical and hating family members. Listen in as we share some personal stories and provide you with some ammunition to face thanksgiving like a champ! _________________________________________________________________ *We are proud to announce that our FREEda Woman of the week is my esteemed colleague Melissa P. Bernier! Melissa P. Bernier, Esq. is the Principal and Managing Attorney of Bernier Legal, LLC - an innovative New York City law firm with practice areas in entertainment, fashion and business law. Ms. Bernier completed her undergraduate studies with a degree in politics from New York University and earned her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law, during which time she briefly studied under the direction of Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Bernier is a member of the New York State Bar, The Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, The Metropolitan Black Bar Association, The Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association and The Haitian Roundtable. Since establishing Bernier Legal in 2010, Ms. Bernier has counseled a steady stream of entrepreneurs, fashion industry professionals, and currently serves as business and talent manager to several musicians and entertainers. Ms. Bernier has written several articles on entrepreneurship and the music business for publications such as Amour Creole Magazine and Haitianbeatz.com, and remains a constant source of information and commentary on the legalities of the music business. Additionally, Ms. Bernier served as the Fashion and Style Editor for The Haitian Times and is currently the Editor in Chief of Brooklyn Legal, a legal and lifestyle blog powered by Bernier Legal. This week on FREEda's World, I am joined again by my bestie Wendy Lori Guerrier aka lolosofocused. On this episode we talk about the 2017 Thanksgiving clap back season and the anxiety and stress that comes with spending time with your ever so nosy, cynical and hating family members who use thanksgiving as the opportunity to mind your business! Listen in as we share some personal stories and provide you with some ammunition to face thanksgiving like a champ! __________________________________________________________________ Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think! Music by: 3MBeatz
Nov 22, 2017
Ep. 8 Let's Talk Therapy with Dr. Florence St. Jean, Executive Director of Global Trauma Research
01:16:14
This week on FREEda's World, I am joined by the fabulous Dr. Florence St. Jean, Executive Director of Global Trauma Research, a non-profit organization with the mission to help support people around the world affected by psychological trauma. On this episode, Dr. Florence takes us through her journey of becoming Dr. Flo. She shares with us the challenges and obstacles she had to overcome to be where she is now. We discuss mental health in general and the work that her organizations does. We also talk about the professional woman, how burn out is real, the importance of self-care and Dr. Flo shares with us some tips on what we as over worked, pressed for time superwomen can do to reduce burnout and lead a productive working life. * Unbeknownst to Dr. Flo, she is our FREEda Woman of the week! Congrats girl! You deserve it! Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you’re there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think!
Nov 15, 2017
Ep. 7. Feat. Founder of Propelled Media, Fabiola Jean
00:49:11
This week on FREEda's World, I am joined by the oh so fabulous Fabiola Jean! Fabiola and I go way back and on this episode we catch up on life, have a few laughs, and discuss her journey in the world of media as well as as her newest venture,Propelled Media Mentorship Program where she mentors young caribbean girls ages 16-21 who are interested in pursuing careers in media. _________________________________________________________________ *We are proud to announce that our FREEda Woman of the week is my dear friend Dr. Barbara DeLaleu aka Roxie Digital! Dr. Barbara DeLaleu is a social media and networking butterfly who stings! Known to the radio world now as “Roxie ” who was born on the new Radio 103.9 NY . Currently she is on the air at 95.5 PLJ & is certainly no stranger to hard work, dedication, and all about making an honest dollar while making your day beautiful. Mentored all over NYC through several organizations, recognized as a “Vibe Vixen of the Day” from Vibe Vixen online magazine, voted as one of the 50 Hottest Women in Radio 2 years in a row, De Laleu continues to give back through orgs like Delete Blood Cancer and College Summit NY while rocking out on the New York City radio airwaves. In her “spare time” she volunteers all over the Tri-State area speaking to young men and women, as a motivational speaker at graduations, expos, forums, and classrooms! She is also known for her producing skills to programs at stations like WBAI & her former radio home WHCR in Harlem Ms. DeLaleu formerly served on the Board of Directors as Vice President, Programming Committee Chair, and Membership Committee Chair for Alliance for Women in Media, the New York City Chapter, (formerly known as American Women in Radio and Television). Prior to joining her current company Access. 1 Communications Corporation, DeLaleu worked in Affiliate Relations for the critically acclaimed Dr. Laura Schlessinger Program. DeLaleu holds two Master degrees, a Master of Arts in the Media Studies Program and a Master of Science in Organizational Change Management Program both from New School University in New York City. She received her BS in Communication Arts from St. John’s University Queens Campus in 2005. __________________________________________________________________ Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while you're there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think! Music by: 3MBeatz Mentions: Urban Dictionary
Nov 08, 2017
Ep. 6 Starting Over in Your Thirties
00:44:05
On this episode of FREEda's World, I am joined by my best friend Lory Wendy a.k.a “Lo Lo So Focused “, admin professional by day and professional romance writer by night. This week we discuss starting over in your thirties and the unrealistic expectations women of color have to essentially have it all figured out by the age of 30. *We are proud to announce that our FREEda Woman of the week is our very own Strategic Director Jelissa Joseph! Jelissa is the incoming Deputy Director of HR/Chief Diversity Officer for the City of Albany. Jellisa started her career in the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office before transitioning to the Office of Corporation Counsel in Albany. She received her Law Degree from Albany Law School and has a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the SUNY University at Albany. Jellisa is creating paths for women of color. ______________________________________________________________ Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest accessories and while your there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like, subscribe and comment, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher. Please leave us a review and tell us what you think! Music by: 3MBeatz
Nov 01, 2017
Ep. 5 Postpartum Depression and My Personal Journey
00:43:20
On this episode of FREEda's World, I recap the hit ABC show Black-ish, season 4, episode 2, which focused on postpartum depression. I also discuss my personal journey with postpartum. Postpartum depression is a real disorder affecting real women. It is nothing to be ashamed of. It is nothing to be embarrassed about. As a community, we must engage in these types of discussions in order to effect change and overcome the stigmas surrounding mental health issues and the black community. *FREEda Woman of the Week: Dr. Natalia Cineas _____________________________________________________________________ Resources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The CDC has a feature on maternal depression which focuses on depression among women before, during, and after pregnancy. It also includes resources that can help. View the CDC Feature on Maternal Depression (https://www.cdc.gov/features/maternal-depression/index.html) Screening for Postpartum Depression Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV module is optional and requires American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) login information. This module requires you to review 10 postpartum charts. View ABOG's Screening for Postpartum Depression (http://www.abog.org/new/acog_mod.aspx) American Psychiatric Association American Psychiatric Association is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including depression. Visit the American Psychiatric Association website (https://www.psychiatry.org/) Postpartum Support International Postpartum Support International (PSI) works to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. It has volunteer coordinators in every one of the United States and in more than 36 other countries. Support Helpline: 1-800-944-4PPD (4773) Visit the Postpartum Support International website (http://www.postpartum.net/ 2020 Mom Project The 2020 Mom Project is a national call to action that sets forth an aggressive new path for solving what some have called one of the biggest public health concerns of our time: the silent maternal mental health crisis which impacts up to 20% of expecting and new moms. Visit the 2020 Mom Project website (http://www.2020mom.org/) National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness website (https://www.nami.org/) Music by: 3MBeatz
Oct 18, 2017
Ep. 4 Recap of Haitian Ladies Symposium
00:27:44
On today’s show I recap my recent experience attending the first annual Haitian Ladies Weekend, that took place this past weekend in Washington D.C. The Haitian Ladies Weekend is a by product of the hard work and vision of its founder Nadine Duplessy Kearns. Nadine began a tradition of brunching with fellow Haitian Women 12 years ago with the sole purpose of creating a space where women can connect, build and support each other. What started out as five women quickly grew to over 60. 12 years later the tradition still stands, but this time Nadine and her team decided to do it even bigger and host the first annual Haitian Ladies Weekend which included the first ever symposium hosted at Howard University. 175 Women from all over the United States, and Haiti, came together in sisterhood to celebrate, uplift and empower each other. Women are so often portrayed as being haters, manipulative, envious and jealous. It’s not uncommon for you to hear that women do not work well with each other. This weekend was a clear juxtaposition of that. Instead, what I experienced this past weekend was women from different age groups, at different points in their careers, sharing their trade secrets and giving sound advice. It was mentorship on steroids. In this episode, I share some of the highlights and sticking points of the weekend as well as give some of my own sound advice on women empowerment, self love and promoting your personal brand. *FREEda Woman of the Week: Audace Garnett, victim advocate Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest workplace accessories and while your there check out  our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events.  To like and subscribe to FREEda Women NYC, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud,Stitcher or wherever you stream your podcasts. Music by: 3MBeatz
Oct 11, 2017
Ep. 3 Feat. Audace Garnett
00:32:26
October is Domestic Violence awareness month. On today’s show, I am joined by my dear friend and former colleague Audace Garnett. Audace and I both worked in the Domestic Violence Bureau at the Kings County District Attorneys Office were I served as a Prosecutor and Audace as a victims advocate/ social worker. There is a huge stigma surrounding Domestic Violence, in that Domestic Violence only affects poor and low income communities. The reality is that Domestic Violence affects everyone. It does not engage in class discrimination. Professional women of color are some of the strongest people to walk this earth. We are smart, we are fierce, and we don’t take B.S from anyone. Or do we?... On this episode of FREEda’s World, Audace and I talk about Domestic Violence and attempt to debunk many of the myths regarding Domestic Violence and the professional working women. We explore why it’s not so easy to walk away, what if anything a coworker or supervisor can do if they suspect that someone in the workplace is a victim of Domestic Violence, as well as what resources are available if you or someone you know are a victim. *FREEda Woman of the Week: Fashion designer, Layo Gbadamosi of Layo G Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest workplace accessories and while your there check out our blog to learn more about who we are, our social impact initiatives and upcoming events. To like and subscribe to FREEda Women NYC, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @freedawomennyc FREEda’s World podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher Music by: 3MBeatz
Oct 04, 2017
Ep. 2 Feat. Marly Marcellus, Esq.
00:29:50
On today's show I am joined by my very dear friend and former colleague Marly Marcellus, Esq. Marly is currently an in house attorney in one of our New York City Agencies. In today's society it's not easy being a professional working women. Now add children to the mix and what do we have?... A situation. On this episode of FREEda's World, Marly and I share our experiences being working mothers. We discuss the daunting task of balancing work and motherhood, the stigmas attached to working mothers as well as the challenges we face each day. *FREEda Woman of the Week: Fabiola Jean, Founder of Propelled Media Be sure to check out our website www.freedawomennyc.com to shop for the latest workplace accessories. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and Stitcher Music by: 3MBeatz
Sep 27, 2017
Ep.1 Feat. Juliana Stinson
00:34:40
Freeda's World host Ritha Pierre and Guest Julianna Stinson discuss the nuance of the "Professional Clapback." *FREEda Woman of the Week: Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte Music by: 3MBeatz
Sep 18, 2017