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Jill Scott Presents: J.ill the Podcast

Jill Scott, Laiya St.Clair, and Aja Graydon-Dantzler are music and entertainment icons, but they’re also experts in the art of no-holds-barred conversations. Jill Scott Presents: J.ill the Podcast is like chilling with that friend who says what everyone wants to say but is too afraid to – times three. Expect unfiltered talk about relationships, health, art, and everything else that comes with surviving and thriving as a Black woman in the world

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Jill Scott, Laiya St.Clair, and Aja Graydon-Dantzler are music and entertainment icons, but they’re also experts in the art of no-holds-barred conversations. Jill Scott Presents: J.ill the Podcast is like chilling with that friend who says what everyone wants to say but is too afraid to – times three. Expect unfiltered talk about relationships, health, art, and everything else that comes with surviving and thriving as a Black woman in the world

Auntie Time With Iyanla Vanzant

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In this episode Jill, Laiya, and Aja welcome  New York Times best-selling author and famed spiritual life coach, Iyanla Vanzant to the show to share what’s been on her heart 

Iyanla has a new podcast in partnership with iHeart called The R spot. Each week, she invites callers to share their personal relationship issues during live sessions to help inspire, grow and guide them and other listeners to “do the work” toward healing. New episodes air Wednesdays, wherever you get your podcasts.

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Oct 26 2022

59mins

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History On Screen Is a Tricky Thing

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In this episode, Jill, Laiya, and Aja talk about the controversy surrounding The Woman King. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode! 

Check out this article from the Smithsonian about the Dahomey tribe. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/real-warriors-woman-king-dahomey-agojie-amazons-180980750/

To trace your own African Ancestry check out the test kits on Africanancestory.com. And listen to our episode from season 1 “Our African Ancestry” for more on Jill, Laiya, and Aja’s ancestry. 

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Oct 19 2022

52mins

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Let's Talk About This NAP: With Tricia Hersey

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In this episode Jill, Laiya, and Aja talk to Tricia Hersey a.k.a The Nap Bishop talks about the politics of rest, and what I means for the healing of Black people. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

Order Tricia’s book Rest its Resistance: A Manifesto from her website https://thenapministry.wordpress.com/. Follow her @thenapministry.

For more information on 4-7-8 breath work, check out this article from Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324417#benefits

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Oct 12 2022

59mins

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Yaya Business

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In this episode Aja shares the news that she’s going to be a Grandmother, or Yaya! The ladies dive into what it means for family to support young mothers. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode! 

For more ways to support mom’s check out this article from Brown Mamas: https://brownmamas.com/support-groups-for-black-moms/

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Oct 05 2022

47mins

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So You Got Em...Now What?

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In this episode Jill, Laiya, and Aja talk about what being ready for the relationship you want. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode! For more information on knowing of you’re ready for a relationship, check out this article from the Atlantic.

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Sep 28 2022

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Hut One, Hut Two

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In this episode Jill, Laiya, and Aja talk about what it means to be disciplined and why committing to your own well-being is such a challenge. They’re asking themselves and each other how to incorporate rest and well-being into their ideas of discipline and success. Check out the article from Forbes that Jill references in this episode. https://www.forbes.com/sites/brentgleeson/2020/08/25/8-powerful-ways-to-cultivate-extreme-self-discipline/?sh=5c6851c8182d.
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Sep 21 2022

56mins

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You Gotta Watch These Bitches

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In this episode, Jill, Laiya, and Aja talk to Dr. Thurman Webb about the effects of sexual assault on young men, how to identify it, and how we should address this as a community. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault you can access help and resources through RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network at rain.org. 

You can get in touch with Dr. Webb at Rebrandtheblackman.com or Centeredperson.com. You can also find him on Instagram at @Rebrandtheblackman and @centeredperson. 

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Sep 14 2022

51mins

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Birth is A Mother

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In this episode Jill, Laiya, and Aja talk about physical and spiritual enormity of birth and how to support the birthing and postpartum people in your life. Doula’s are a great way to empower pregnant people, if you’re looking for one in your area check on the National Association of Black Doulas at https://www.blackdoulas.org/. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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Sep 07 2022

53mins

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The New "F" Word

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In this episode Jill and Aja talk to Laiya about her physical and spiritual journey with fibroids post removal. Fibroids affect 8 out 20 Black women in the United States. For more information on the bill Vice President Kamala Harris introduced to fund fibroid research check out this article from Essence Magazine https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/kamala-harris-fibroid-bill/.

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Aug 31 2022

51mins

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Healing Girl Summer

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It’s a season for healing for team J.ill. In this episode Laiya and Aja talk about their summer travels that have sparked big awakenings. For more travel inspiration check out https://travelnoire.com/. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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Aug 24 2022

44mins

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BroMitzfa da Shitza

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In this episode Jill, Aja, and Laiya discuss their summer adventures. Jill shares and epic trip she took with her son Jett for his 13th birthday, a BroMitzfa. Epic trips require epic planning, here’s a resource for getting a quick jumpstart on starting your vacation fund. https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/banking/best-money-saving-apps

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Aug 17 2022

1hr 4mins

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I Blew It

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In this episode Jill, Aja, and Laiya talk about what it means to know and move in your worth no matter what environment you’re in.

When you need a reminder here’s a link to a quick meditation from Devi Brown on the Therapy for Black Girls podcast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SQtHWvX74M

Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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Aug 03 2022

1hr 7mins

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End of the Road Part 2

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In this episode Jill, Aja, and Laiya continue the conversation on ending toxic relationships. If you find yourself wading through these waters I want to recommend processing with a licensed therapist. Below is a link to a directory of Black, female, therapist.

https://www.blackfemaletherapists.com/directory/

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Jul 27 2022

28mins

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End of the Road Part 1

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In this episode Jill, Aja, and Laiya talk about letting go of toxic relationships, that sometimes includes family and friends. Check out this article for practical steps to end relationships https://www.thepragmaticparent.com/letting-go-of-toxic-people/ Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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Jul 20 2022

41mins

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Thicka Dena Snicka

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Jill, Aja, and Laiya talk about body politics and the double standards and nuances of the body positivity movement. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

Check out Lizzo’s show on Amazon prime https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.e0c97272-7193-4730-9f18-e295fbea1b31?autoplay=0&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb

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Jul 13 2022

55mins

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Wakanda Forever, But Better with Dr. Sheena Howard

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Jill, Aja, and Laiya welcome Sheena C. Howard, is an award- winning author, filmmaker and scholar. In 2014 Sheena became the first Black woman to win an Eisner Award for her first book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation (2013). They get into her journey as a Black woman in the world of Comics. And, she shares her hot takes on Wakanda and The Boondocks. Check out her recommended summer reading list below.

Nina's Whisper on Spotify

Nina's Whisper on YouTube

The Black Panther Party

March (John Lewis)

Kindred graphic novel

For more on Dr. Howard follow her on Instagram, and check out her website.

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Jul 06 2022

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Your Coochie's on Camera Part 2

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The ladies continue their conversation from last week on reproductive health. They explore the practice of cycle tracking to empower your life. For more information on cycle tracking check out https://www.floliving.com/. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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Jun 29 2022

37mins

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Your Coochie's on Camera Part 1

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Jill, Aja, and Laiya get into the evolution of how periods are presented in the media. They also dive into their own reproductive health and share tips and products they've learned along the way.

For more information on yoni steaming check out https://www.carolinabirthandwellness.com/blog/when-not-to-vaginal-steam.

For more information on The Honeypot Co. check out their website https://thehoneypot.co/?gclid=CjwKCAjwtcCVBhA0EiwAT1fY74zT1DEvfdcJb-vASfOjr1YPZIytNR3txvAThvGYWtXiWKwWTTCdJxoCNB4QAvD_BwE


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Jun 22 2022

40mins

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Universally Estelle

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Estelle joins the ladies to talk about her iconic role as Garnett on Steven Universe, her music and of course what's on her heart.

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Jun 15 2022

35mins

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You Can't Have it All...Or can You?

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Jill asks the ladies advice for a friend. How do you tackle bad sex in an otherwise great relationship? For more resources on sex and relationships check out this article https://www.verywellmind.com/married-couples-should-discuss-sexual-problems-2300936. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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Jun 08 2022

58mins

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