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Welcome to awks, the podcast for recent grads just tryna figure it out... one awkward moment at a time._Music by: Ci MajorArtwork by: Adriana Rios

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When Self Love is the Goal

Body-ody-ody-ody-ody-ody! Talking about our bodies has always been an awkward topic, that’s why we’ve avoided it for so long! In this episode Hannah and Bianca get into the constantly evolving relationships with their bodies, with food, and how to drown out the noise and love who they are and what they look like RIGHT NOW! We’d love to hear about how your experience with your body has evolved over the years, the highs and lows, what fads have gone to the wayside and what has stuck around! Make sure to like, subscribe and review awkward turtles!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/awks/message

45mins

30 Mar 2021

Rank #1

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Bob on Monday, Locs on Tuesday: A commentary on Black Hair

Ever hold onto your wig for dear life in a wind tunnel, have a braid betray you in the company of your white friends, or get one too many compliments on your newly straightened hair? Yep, we've all been there. Join Hannah and Bianca as they discuss all the quirky things associated with Black hair, from perceptions in the workplace, hair switchups on the daily, and how NOT to use Gorilla Glue (we’re so happy for you Tessica Brown)!  This week's glow up award goes to Dasha Shaw @thehairdoula Join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter @awkspodcast  Be sure to like, subscribe, and review our episodes! Much love from two Awkward turtles to others--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/awks/message

47mins

16 Mar 2021

Rank #2

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As Awkward as Ever

Back and better? Maybe...but regardless your favorite awkward ladies are back and with a new logo! As awkward as ever, we’re still getting lost in our thoughts and on the highway, struggling to stay awake on Zoom, parting from old relationships (with our phones) and trying to make sense of this new world! We’ve missed ya’ll!  Get ready for a fun season where we discuss all the things we wish someone would have told us before we started "adulting." Let us know your thoughts on what you want to see going forward! Remember acceptance is the first step...to adulting- Love, Bianca and Hannah Catch us on Instagram and Twitter @awkspodcast--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/awks/message

29mins

2 Mar 2021

Rank #3

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Glowing and Growing in Spite Of Challenges: A Season Finale

We started this season at the beginning of the “Roaring ‘20s”. Little did we know, this year was coming for us as much as we’d be coming for it. In spite of the pain, turmoil, and confusion of the past year, we’ve also had the opportunity to grow and glow. Hannah and Bianca have been challenged and stretched amidst a pandemic and amplified social unrest. Luckily, Awks was blessed by amazing folks like you all who came and gave us wisdom and courage to persevere in the areas of our dreams, jobs, money, fashion and love. If season 2 taught us anything, it’s to do things “in spite of”. We appreciate all your support thus far and know that ya’ll are growing and glowing with us. Stay on for the ride, it’s getting even better and a bit less awkward. Make sure to leave us a review and connect with us on Instagram @awkspodcast and Facebook at Awks Podcast! Awks out--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/awks/message

31mins

22 Sep 2020

Rank #4

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Knowing Your Worth and Adding Some Flash feat. Yaa Kwarteng of Klauset Fairy

Have you ever wondered who styled the stars? Who got folks to look from drab to fab? Luckily our girl Yaa from Klauset Fairy came and got our fashion lives together. Yaa is a New York City based stylist and entrepreuner whose love for fashion birthed the Klauset Fairy! After this episode you’ll want Yaa to get her wand and work through your klauset! She shares with us tips on how to make sure you don't sell yourself short as a freelancer, and how to stay motivated and inspired through the ups and downs of being self-employed. As always, we want to hear from you! Shoot us a voice note at anchor.fm/awks or message us on Instagram @awkspodcast. Much love!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/awks/message

58mins

11 Aug 2020

Rank #5

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Single, Saved, and Fasting for 366 Days: A chat with Simbi of Sim Inspired

Hey Awks Fam! On this episode we chat with Simbi Akanni, a young boss in her own right. While some folks are offering classes on how to create a quarantine business, Simbi convicts us on our desire to have a quaranting. Simbi details her journey on being a serial girlfriend and her decision to wait on God during a leap year. Yepp 366 days fam! We hope you all are encouraged and inspired by Simbi’s story, she sure got us right *deletes all dating apps* Shoot us a voice note at anchor.fm/awks or check us out on Instagram @awkspodcastAs always much love! Awks out!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/awks/message

23mins

28 Jul 2020

Rank #6

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Finessing Flights and Finances feat. Cinneah of Flynanced

On this episode we invite Cinneah whose dual serving business Flynanced aims to help us secure the bag and board all the flights, that’s right DEBT-FREE TRAVEL! •Cinneah enlightens us on her own financial freedom journey and gives us practical steps to achieve financial wellness. •Cinneah dispels our misconceptions on traveling on a budget without skimping out on experience. In a time where traveling seems like a distant memory and saving accounts are looking a little sparce, Cinneah gives us the tools to be secure on all fronts in an uncertain season! Want to chat with Cinneah and see more of her work? Check her out @Fly.Nanced on IG We love when ya’ll interact with us! Wondering how? Shoot us a voice note at anchor.fm/awks or check us out on Instagram @awkspodcast. As always much love! Awks out!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/awks/message

39mins

7 Jul 2020

Rank #7

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On Law and Lyrics feat. Dap the Contract

Dap The ContractIn this long awaited episode, we interview Dolapo Akinkugbe aka Dap the Contract. Dolapo is a Nigerian transplant to America, a graduate of Brown University and a recent graduate of Columbia University School of Law (come on 2020 grads!) While his academic resume tells a story of accomplishment on its own, that’s only the beginning. Dolapo is also an accomplished musician, with an amazing ability to play the piano and use his literary prowess to spit some concious bars. We interviewed Dolapo as he was preparing to enter 3L or his last year of law school. We discuss navigating traditional career paths (because ultimately the African parents must be proud) but also pursue your other interests, that may or may not be the road less traveled. We can wait for ya’ll to hear his story, be inspired, encouraged and reminded that you two can be a law student who records visual albums (move over Beyoncé), travels for shows, and speak to the moral fabric of the countries he hails from and the countries he lives in, all while having fun!! Who ya’ll know that can finesse you in LATIN, plays the keys like Alicia and defend the truth and justice, well we know Dolapo aka Dap the Contract. We hope you enjoy this episode and encourage you to check out Dolapo’s work via his website:https://linktr.ee/dapthecontractBe sure to like, rate, subscribe and comment!! Also we love when ya’ll interact with us! Wondering how? Check us out on Instagram @awkspodcast or via email at awkspodcast.comAs always much love! Awks out!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/awks/message

25mins

23 Jun 2020

Rank #8

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Not So Awkward: Thriving in Predominantly White Spaces While Black feat. Shane Lloyd

In a society that is marred with social unrest coupled with a pandemic, it’s easy to lose hope and feel like you can do nothing. As part of Hannah and Bianca’s commitment to bringing new voices to the table, we invited Shane Lloyd, who is currently a diversity and inclusion consultant for Cook Ross. Prior to working in diversity and inclusion in corporate America, Shane worked predominantly with students of color at Brown University and Yale University. This episode is particularly poignant as Shane takes us on a journey of discovery and authenticity as we discover new ways to thrive as our full selves in predominantly white spaces. If you have questions or thoughts concerning the formation of identity, how to dismantle the heavily ingrained systems of oppresion in higher education and corporate America, this episode is for you. We suggest a pen and paper be at your disposal, as well as a cup of tea and a snack. Gems are dropped in this episode and we can wait for you to learn the importance of taxes, sweet potatoes and treating the professional world as a dating relationship. Want to chat or see what Shane’s up to on the interwebs? Check out @famusshamus on twitter and instagram, and/or Shane Lloyd on LinkedIn. As always please rate, like and subscribe and if you want to contact us hit us up on Instagram @Awkspodcast or via email at Awkspodcast@gmail. Com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/awks/message

1hr 9mins

9 Jun 2020

Rank #9

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Awkward Transitions in the Time of Coronavirus

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back (cue Mase before he was a pastor). We’re back and we’re better! We know it’s been a long time coming but we’ve been working on ourselves (and our fitness cue Fergie). In this episode we highlight how we don’t do goals, but aim to better ourselves. Ultimately, your two favorite awkward ladies are in a season of transition, couple that with social distancing and quarantine and things can get very awkward. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!Follow us at @awkspodcast on all platforms--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/awks/message

34mins

26 May 2020

Rank #10