Ladies Doing Stuff Podcast
Aamber & Charlie B.
Jan 15, 2020 58 min
Ladies Lie & Advertise
Previously Unreleased Episode! Ever wonder why black women are ignored by sales associates? Want to know why it always takes forever to purchase a car at the dealership? Meet our expert salesman (and current BFF) Erik Johnson who is breaking the salesman code of honor to give us the how-to's of smart shopping. You won't BELIEVE what we learned. Spoiler Alert: They've been playing us this whole time! Now we have the knowledge to fight back. Listen to learn the ins and outs of buying and selling smart. Care to watch instead? Subscribe to Ladies Doing Stuff Podcast channel!
Jan 02, 2020 26 min
Best Year Yet!
So long 2019, hello 2020! And just where have we been all this time? Absorbing life lessons and inspiration to share with you, of course! 2019 taught us that we are stronger than we think. In retrospect, it really was our best year yet! Just not without some really sh tty moments. Hey! It’s been said that “a comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” It took us a cool minute but we're back on the mic to continue sharing our experiences and hopefully inspire you to do the same. Listen to our first episode of 2020 to find out exactly why we've been gone for so long and to get a preview of what to look forward to in 2020. Watch this episode on Youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCeOObBOpLs Don’t forget to hit subscribe so you don’t miss a thing! ;)
Aug 13, 2019 52 min
Single, Celibate, and Satisfied
Situationships and friends with benefits are kind of the norm here in LA. Everyone is afraid of commitment and no one wants to miss out on the “perfect” partner. Swiping right for nightly thrills seems to be the new normal, but what if we took sex out of the equation? Before you roll your eyes and leave like Viola Davis, just hear us out. Charlie and Aamber dish with good friend and actress Leah Williams (as seen on Awkward Black Girl) about what it’s like being celibate in the lustful city of Los Angeles. Could celibacy really be the answer to finding a fulfilling partnership? Is it possible to just ‘hook up with no strings attached? The Ladies explore how celibacy is gaining popularity in Los Angeles and how to guard your heart when giving (or not giving) up the goods.
Jul 24, 2019 47 min
What Control Issues? I Don't Have Control Issues.
We've been told that we're particular, opinionated, and maybe a tad bit controlling. Of course none of this is true but if it were, this is the episode we would make to address it. It doesn't matter if you're at home, in the workplace, or in a relationship. We're all battling for more control over our lives. Some of us (Aamber) more than others (Charlie). The Ladies invite returning guest Juju from The Thousand Errors Podcast to discuss the differences between control issues in men and women, and how we can make our need for control an asset, rather than an obstacle.
Jul 09, 2019 59 min
Walk On The Wild Side
You know that thing you've waited your whole life to do but never actually did? Oh, we're doing that thing today. This episode Charlie and Aamber talk one-on-one about those deep desires and wild, wild thoughts that have been buried by the weight of responsibility, full-time employment, and you guessed it...traffic. Sometimes growing up means setting aside your wildest, deepest desires, other times it means working smarter, harder, and intentionally to get them. The Ladies share their plans to live life to the fullest. ---Contrary to popular opinion, no drugs were consumed during the making of this episode 😂
Jun 24, 2019 52 min
Ladies Not For Everybody
"We cater way too much to other people and we need to learn how to put ourselves first." We're getting a little bit selfish this episode and you know what, that's okay! Black women have it ingrained in their character that we should serve others before taking care of ourselves. Anxiety, depression, and suppressed emotions are just a few of the many side effects of "service over self." With so much awareness of mental health and self-love these days, it's only right that we talk about how we're not here to please the world. We flew from sunny SoCal to Uptown Shots in Harlem, New York to meet up with Dina, host of Not For Everybody Podcast. Dina unapologetically shares her enlightened perspective on being the right amount of selfish, and how recognizing her anxiety and depression led her to start putting herself first. "Ladies Not For Everybody" is here to remind you that the world is going to keep spinning if you decide to do something crazy like take a few days off of work, or ignore all 7 calls from your mother. (She'll understand) Listen now to hear how Aamber, Charlie, and Dina overcame the desire to be everyone's "perfect" person, and what you need to do in order to take the first steps towards being comfortable with selfishness. Trust us, this is everything you need to hear this week. If you like what you hear, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Be sure to listen and subscribe to Not For Everybody Podcast, and follow Dina on Instagram @notforeverybodypodcast. A very special thank you to Uptown Shots for the most beautiful space a podcaster could ask for! Uptown Shots is a minority-owned, full-service urban chic production studio located in the heart of Harlem, NY. Whenever you're in New York, make sure you book Uptown Shots for all of your photography and videography needs. Visit uptownshots.com and follow them on instagram @uptownshots
Jun 04, 2019 49 min
Ladies Get Your Life
We’ve been working hard these last few months trying to keep it all together. Sometimes it feels like we’re going at it alone, but that’s just not reality. More Charlie and Aamber life-updates to come later this season, but for now, we’re just searching for answers! Our special guest and wellness expert Miana, reminds us that we can be our own best friend or our own worst enemy during tough times. Charlie is overjoyed when “the universe” becomes a legitimate topic of discussion for more than 60-seconds. Aamber attempts to rewire her programing to believe in the power of positive thinking. Keep your head up and your headphones on. Jokes aside, we all need this one. Learn More About Miana ⬇️ Website: https://squareup.com/store/Mianamelendez Instagram: @mianamelendez Business Instagram: @browngirlswhobruja Wellness Exclusive: “Eat Your Chakras” http://bit.ly/LadiesDoingChakras
Apr 30, 2019 50 min
Ladies So Anxious
You’ve heard America’s solution to anxiety, but we guarantee you haven't heard ours. Sure you can lay off the caffeine, look on the bright side, or take a pill, but does it ever really resolve the issue? The truth is, anxiety can revolve around one big issue or a hundred “little” pet peeves, either way it’s real. The Ladies speak on their everyday experiences with anxiety and give you some not-so-traditional ways to beat it.
Apr 18, 2019 38 min
Ladies Make That Change
“Shamone! Make that change.” No seriously. You should! This episode Charlie and Aamber sit down with our special guest Monnaa, to discuss how to make life-changing decisions. Monnaa has gone from working in DC politics to paving her own path in stand-up comedy. Natural career trajectory, right? We dive deep into the mindset that often stops us from living the life we once dreamed of. You know, back when we weren’t afraid to hope for something other than making enough to pay rent. The Ladies discuss the “why” behind the major changes they’ve made and how to stop letting fear, finances, or failure determine our path. YouTube Channel ⬇️ http://bit.ly/ladiesyoutube Local Business Spotlight: The Academy, Long Beach, CA http://bit.ly/theacademylb Follow Our Guest Monnaa Instagram/Twitter: @monnaaahh Facebook: Monnaa Ahh
Mar 27, 2019 49 min
Ladies Don't See Color
Yes, we’re talking about race. No, it’s okay! You don’t have to run. The Ladies check their prejudice at the door as they disclose some surprising and not-so-surprising truths about living and loving in a city that “doesn’t see color.” Deciding which [black] hairstyle to wear to meet [white] boyfriend’s family is only the beginning. Charlie sees people, not color. Aamber sees wishful thinking. The Ladies agree that division is only a symptom of a greater issue. Put aside the need to be right, and the right to be offended so we can start to understand how prejudice impacts our livelihood, our choices, and unspoken obligations for women of color.