Ep. 21: See You in September

It's the last episode of HSP Season One! It's been a total blast hanging with you, and we hope you've enjoyed the ride. More to come for Season 2, kicking off after Labor Day in September! In this ep, we took a walk down HSP memory lane, highlighting some golden moments and fine lessons we've gathered from our inspiring guests. We'll be on hiatus through the month of August, but we're definitely still around on social media. Hit us up @heysispodcast on Twitter, FB and Instagram or drop us a line at hello@heysispodcast.com. Tell us some of your fave moments from Season One. Thank you, thank you!

Ep. 20: Wrap Yourself in Deliciousness

Settle in, folks, we have another exciting episode coming your way. This time, we're chatting with Jessica Ashley, a content strategist, content creator and coach. She's the founder and voice of Single Mom Nation and its sister podcast, Single Mom Nation Radio. We're also discussing the brand new Carter twins, Black motherhood and letting women just be. Plus we're shouting out an amazing athlete. Listen in!

Ep. 19: Summa, Summa, Summertime

We're back with another Nsquared episode! And it's a good one too, if we do say so ourselves. We dive into some of the craziness that's been happening in politics this past week. We also talk about our favorite Summertime Jams and the Summertime Reads we're looking forward to. Lastly, we salute a woman who has been diligently documenting everything #notnormal about this newest administration. 

Ep. 18: Home Again, Home Again

It's another Nsquared ep, y'all! The Blades Famalam is out celebrating Canada's 150th birthday in our beloved hometown of Montreal. (See all the love in the pic above with Older Sis Yvette.) We're talking growing up in a mosaic versus a melting pot, and the MAGA folks who are showing out. We also get into our guilty pleasure TV shows, and once again salute another U.S. Congresswoman who is all about persistence. Listen in!

Ep. 17: No Shame, But Plenty of Grace

The fab Bassey Ikpi joined our chatfest. Bassey is a Nigerian born, American raised writer and mental health advocate. She is the founder of the mental health organization The Siwe Project and creator of #NoShameDay. Bassey is currently working on her first memoir, Making Friends With Giants (Harper Perennial), out fall 2018. We also were All a Twitter about The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu (yes, still!) and sounded our air horn for two athletes who prove that boundaries only exist in our minds. Listen in! 

Ep. 16: Clean Your Plate...If You Want

We're coming back atcha with another great episode! This time, we're talking to Laura Fuentes, the CEO of Fuentes Media, Founder of MOMables, and a Lifestyle Entrepreneur. She's the author of three cookbooks, executive producer of video campaigns, and often partners with brands in digital campaigns in both English and Spanish. Have a listen!

Ep. 15: On Controlling Your Place, Pace and Space

We're chatting with Morra Aarons-Mele, who is dropping pure gems about work, life, and hiding in the bathroom. Morra is the founder of the award-winning social impact agency Women Online and The Mission List, a social change influencer database. She's also the host of the popular podcast "Hiding in the Bathroom," found on PodcastOne and part of the Forbes Network. We also get hyped about the new Black Panther trailer (FIRE!), and we sound the air horn for two more sisters in the persistence. Listen in!

Ep. 14: Living Our Best Lives (For Real, Tho)

We're sharing our fourth and final interview from our Mom 2.0 Summit series with the one and only Erika Nicole Kendall. Erika is the writer behind the blog A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss, where she chronicles her journey from 330-lb couch potato to nutritionist and personal trainer. Erika has partnered with brands from Microsoft and Asics to the U.S. Army to inspire people to live healthier lives in a positive and uplifting way. Listen in!

Ep. 13: Thinking Big For the Wee Ones

We're rolling through our Mom 2.0 Summit series and chatting with Julie Clark, a full-time mom and former teacher best known for founding The Baby Einstein Company, a start-up business that was born in her basement and became an internationally acclaimed, multimillion-dollar company in less than five years. Julie’s new business is WeeSchool, a media company that gives parents fun, positive ideas for play with their wee ones and helps them understand child development. We also share our take on the women-only screenings of the new Wonder Woman movie planned in Austin, Texas. And we salute one young champion athlete who's not here to smile to make you comfortable. Have a listen! 

Ep. 12: Make Like Nike and Just Do It!

We're continuing our Mom 2.0 Summit series with Rachel Hofstetter, a former food editor at O, the Oprah Magazine and the author behind the best-selling book Cooking Up a Business. Rachel is the co-founder of guesterly, a software platform that enables anyone to create a custom who's who directory for events and groups and now serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for Chatbooks, the super-easy subscription photo book company.

Ep. 11: Been Around the World

It's the first of our Mom 2.0 Summit series! We're talked with Heather Greenwood Davis, a Contributing Editor at National Geographic Traveler, award-winning freelance writer and columnist, and the voice behind GlobetrottingMama.com, an international family travel blog. The mom of two was also named Traveler of the Year in 2012 after a yearlong family trip around the world that hit 29 countries on six continents in 12 months. <----Whuuuut?! We just had to find out how she pulled this off. Listen in!

Ep. 10: Clean Up Your Act

Nsquared is here to help you clean house... like, literally. Talking 'bout spring cleaning, y'all! We have a few tips and tricks to help you declutter like a BOSS. Plus, we get into the heartbreak of "S-Town" (no spoilers!) and the heaviness of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why (listen to the tapes already, Clay!). And we salute a septuagenarian who is running things. Listen in!

Ep. 9: Books, Beauty + Betting on Yourself

We are thrilled to chat with writer and style insider, Tia Williams. For 15 years, Tia was a magazine beauty editor and created one of the first style blogs, the award-winning Shake Your Beauty. She’s the best-selling author of The Accidental Diva and the It Chicks series, and co-writer of Iman’s The Beauty of Color. Her latest novel, The Perfect Find, was an instant bestseller and won Best Fiction at the 2016 African American Literary Awards. We talked with Tia about her writing process, best beauty finds and how to literally write your own story. 

Ep. 8: The Highest of Thrives

She's an attorney, speaker, photographer, author, and leadership coach. And yet Karen Walrond still finds time to be the creative mind behind the award-winning website, Chookooloonks. We were honored to have our friend and Island Sistren chat with us about the beauty of different, why adventure is important to thriving in life, and why she will never get enough of British actor Martin Freeman. 

Ep. 7: Dolla Dolla Bill, Y'all

We're back at it again with another Nsquared episode. This time, we chop it up about how to know your worth and ask for what you want in your career. Plus, we give our take on the recent spate of brands behaving badly (we're lookin' at you, Pepsi + United Airlines), and send up an airhorn salute to a powerhouse woman who is working hard to amplify women's stories in a big way. Have a listen!

Ep. 6: Don't Touch My Hair

We're excited to talk with Patrice Grell Yursik, a.k.a. Afrobella! Patrice created her wildly popular blog Afrobella.com in 2006, featuring inspiring, in depth information about natural hair, skincare, makeup, travel, and lifestyle. Patrice is one of WWD's 50 Most Influential People in the Multicultural Market. Yep. The woman is major. (And you'll never guess who her fave celeb crush is. But we approve!) [Photo by Chuck Olu-Alabi]

Ep. 5: We Get It From Our Mama

We're celebrating motherhood and our own lovely mum on what was her 70th birthday celebration in Las Vegas. On this episode, we tackled some heavier topics such as postpartum depression, the weight of motherhood, and the need for more compassion and community for mothers across the board. Plus, on the lighter side, we have a special airhorn salute in store. Listen in!

Ep. 4: Read 'Em, Honey

We're excited to be talking with Glory Edim, the founder of Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG), a Brooklyn-based book club and online platform that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature & sisterhood. Of course we talk books, but we also chat about how to tackle the lame "what do you do?" question at parties, and the power of community. Plus, why a mean plate of spaghetti is the way to Glory's heart.

[Photo by Jane Bruce]

Ep. 3: How Did You Get Here?

What do canned pineapples, blazers and Miami Vice have to do with each other? They're all big parts of Nicole + Nailah's individual transition stories. We're talking all things transitions in today's episode and examining the experiences and ideas that brought us to the point we are now. Plus, we chat a bit about the Oscars fiasco and our admiration for Teen Vogue.