Today we’d like to introduce you to Germani Manning and Brittany Lackey.
Germani and Brittany, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
We met in college through our sorority and from there we became good friends. After becoming almost inseparable, having so many people tell us how great our energy was and how funny we were… the idea of starting a podcast was birthed. Initially, we had no expectations for The Black Girl Bravado Podcast, our only goal was to create a space where other women of color could feel a sense of belonging and community. It’s been fascinating and liberating watching our platform grow, and the feeling of inspiring women throughout the country to live unapologetically is unmatched…
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Anytime you decide to build something from the ground up- you’ll run into obstacles. We learned quickly how much energy and effort goes into curating art or a medium for the world to consume. Majority of our obstacles and struggles were centered around learning what it means to be a creative as well as the woes of expectations.
Oftentimes, we start a thing, and we assume it’s going to be a smooth road. We expect our loved ones and the people around us to support our endeavors. We have so many expectations, and the biggest struggle is learning to relinquish the expectations you have for yourself and others; and instead, learn to enjoy the journey.
Please tell us about The Black Girl Bravado Podcast.
The Black Girl Bravado Podcast is a community. Our podcast seeks to encourage and motivate women of color to vibrate higher, to engage in acts of self-love and self-care, and to explore what it is they are passionate about. Our goal is to always provide relevant, valuable content to our listeners, while also sprinkling in doses of love and laughter. We’re most known for being honest and relatable.
We’re most proud of the sisterhood we’ve been able to create through The Black Girl Bravado Podcast. It’s important for women of color to hear voices that sound like their own, to hear words and phrases they use in their daily life and to understand they aren’t alone in this world.
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