Category Archives: Confessions

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Part 2: When was the 1st time you felt like a woman?

So four women bravely & publicly tackled this question“When was the first time you felt like a woman?”    Najeema, Marybeth, Arielle, and Cameo.

 

Najeema – Entrepreneur and stay-at-home mother of two who, as Miss Frizzle Says, likes to “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!”

 

Marybeth – kinda like Mary Poppins except practically imperfect in every way! (Cuz that’s the only way to be!)

 

Arielle – Attorney, wife, mother, sister, friend, lover of life.

 

Cameo – Loves to laugh at herself & life, thinker, Lover of Life, men, family, & God

 

The diverse perspectives of the four different women created real conversation that opened the pathway to what they defined  as womanhood. Part two is full of detailed emotional experiences that shaped their outlook on life as woman.

Watch as Najeema, Marybeth, Arielle, and Cameo share the first time they felt like a woman….

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The First Time I Felt like a Woman was….

 

Womanhood “When was the first time you felt like a woman?” is such a loaded question.

 

It’s a question that so important to the ongoing and full maturation of a woman. A question that causes us to dig deep and self reflect on what truly matters in our life. It’s a question gives answers to what makes us feel and know that we are enough. It opens our eyes to what we value and why we value others but most importantly what we value in ourselves.

 

So four women bravely & publicly tackled this question. Najeema, Marybeth, Arielle, and Cameo.

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Each one providing a different perspective on the times they felt most and least like a woman and what being a woman truly meant. The perspectives are rather intriguing and run the gamut from mother & daughter quarrels, to relationships, to being in control.  Watch and tell us what you think!

 

Don’t forget “Part 2 of The First Time I Felt like a Woman was….” and Najeema. Marybeth’s and Arielle’s individual stories are coming!

 

 

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The Good Returns in November

I REALLY hope you’ve been wondering “what in the world is going on with Good Girl Radio?!” If not, that’s fine. Our feelings aren’t hurt …THAT much. It just means we’ve got work to do! And working is exactly what we’ve been doing! We’ve been working to produce more video, better shows, and to stick to the heart of why we started! Good Girl Radio is meant to be the place where we can have raw, honest, conversations about the realities of navigating this thing called life.  I hope you’re ready…because it’s gonna get real! We’re not in this to entertain or make anyone feel good but we do this to change lives, to free folks from lies & myths that bind us from being everything we are meant to be. Every Good Girl has a confession…

 

 

If there is something specific you’d like us to talk about on a show this season, post it anonymously on the confession wall below!

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What I learned about my family on a trip to Chicago…

Three young women, one huge city, and nowhere near enough time. On Saturday, May 14th two cousins embarked on a four hour trip to Chicago to pick their baby cousin up from college and spend a night in the city, and boy did they have a time of it! From spontaneous shopping trips to an interesting evening out, this segment of Good Girl Radio explores from three unique standpoints what it means to be a sexual person, and reflects on the lessons learned in Chicago!

Cameo King-the Good Girl we all know and love- Bettina Dawson- reformed party girl and now bride to be- and Camille King- baby hippie bad attitude cousin- all lend their unique perspectives. Terri King- the self-proclaimed “overlooked one” also has wisdom to share, though she was unable to make the journey to Chicago.

On this trip we encountered men who couldn’t take a hint, men who couldn’t pick up on a hint, and men who danced the line between being wildly inappropriate and just flirtatious. Or could this all be the same man? Listen and let our experiences ruminate, and remember; Every good girl has a confession!

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Confessions: The Top Four Things Men Experience while Dating

This is part two of  the four part series of what men & women experience while dating.  We are dealing with the men first. In part 2, with are diving deep! No holds barred.  After having conversations with men all over this country, Dr. Sean Holland tells the raw truth of what men are experiencing while dating.  These are men who are truly seeking a long term relationships. He shares exactly what’s going in a man’s head and heart while he’s single and searching.  Ladies, ever wish you could just pry open his head and read his thoughts  what’s going in his head? Guys, ever wonder if you’re alone in your concerns when searching for that one special woman? We’ll this conversation could be a start. Here’s what we are talking about

  1. Men don’t have to work for sex. Even Regular Ole Reggie gets some.
  2. There are consequences of a man’s sexual history on the relationship
  3. Men have insecurities when dating
  4. How will we deal with confrontation when it really matters?

The conversation gets real! If you’re on the dating scene I’m positive this will be insightful, funny, and even provide some conviction.  The ladies version is coming up next!

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Confessions: The Top 4 Things Men Look for When Dating

There’s nothing like hearing the authentic voice of men when it comes to dating.  No games, no hesitancy, no guards up — just the simple raw truth.  This week, that’s exactly what you’ll hear. After talking with guys from all over the country, Pastor Sean Holland gives the unadulterated truth from the brothas who are searching for the love of their life.  He’s sharing the truths about what real men experience – the good, bad, and ugly – while searching for the real thing.  This is part one of a four part series on what both men and women are experiencing on the dating the scene.

Based on our conversation, here are 4 top things men look for when dating:

  1. Engage Intellectually (not sexually)
  2. Being a genuine good friend with no expectations of a relationship
  3. Looking for women who are emotionally whole
  4. Men are looking for women that will allow them fail

 

Dr. Holland not only shares the top four characteristics that men look for when dating but also explains how a man responds when a woman may lack is one of those areas.  You’ll hear the unique perspective that can only come through being unabashed, telling the truth and sharing experiences without hesitation. Listen up!

 

 

 

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Confession: Why I struggled with losing weight…

For the most part, we agree that in order to lose weight the equation is simple: Eat right & exercise – consistently. Now this is barring any type of medical conditions that can prohibit weight loss – like perhaps a thyroid issue. But one important factor that many doctors, experts, or even women who have reached the goals of healthy lifestyle have failed to address, is an emotional wound that is often tied to the weight gain. Thus the weight loss is ultimately tied emotional healing .

This week on Good Girl Radio, a women shares how she discovered why she continued incessantly struggling to lose weight year after year, program after program, and trainer after trainer. She says not until recently did she connect her struggle with an emotional wound. Listen as she confesses how her battle with weight loss goes much deeper than the physical.

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Part 2: I love you BUT….

No relationship is perfect. This is an obvious fact many of us have come to know and experience.  Perfection in a relationship is a mythological idea that sits directly with getting Instagram abs by drinking tea and doing a 30 day challenge.  So at some point, we try to make peace with being an imperfect person and find balance in loving an imperfect person. These facts of life, love, and relationship often lead  to conditional love and the simple but true phrase “I love you but…” This is a continuation of this weeks show where more often times that not were are in relationships where we are consistently unsatisfied on some some level but we deeply love our mate.

So where does this leave us? Is it accepting the flaws and imperfections? Is it loving them in spite of it all?  The quick answer is yes, but the real answer requires so much more. In this conversation, Dr. Sean Holland made it very clear the lack of satisfaction in relationships is rooted in the top core needs of women and women.

Core Needs for Women

  • security
  • non sexual affection
  • open honest communication
  • leadership (ummm…yes I asked…what does this really mean)

Core Needs for Men

  • honor
  • sex
  • fun & friendship
  • support at home

 

Listen as we unpack what each of the core needs are and what they mean for both men and women.

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Do you know your Pleasure Principle ?

This topic of pleasure for some, initially may seem taboo. But after chatting it up with the creative, Keesa Johnson, it’s really not.  Keesa Johnson, is digital Renaissance woman, learning designer, social agent of change, and producer of sorts who so happens to currently work at Michigan State University. We began this conversation on the pleasure principle (oooooh.. I could help it) during a chat with college-aged women on MSU’s campus. The initial reaction to the topic was  only limited to what another person or a man could do to and for a woman’s body.

 

Because, by many standards, the word pleasure is usually associated with feeling or state derived from a physical activity, like earning Red Lobster.  When you think of the word pleasure, on first thought , sex or some type of sexual activity comes to mind.   I mean, when was the last time you used pleasure to describe something you truly enjoyed – like a piece of fruit, a conversation, or a job? In this week’s show we are taking pleasure past our physical bodies to a different level of thinking. The place maybe,  Janet Jackson sang about in Pleasure Principle.

 

In our conversation we share why everyone, especially women,  should discover their pleasure points, what defines your pleasure points, and oftentimes the rough road leading to the pleasure points.  Pleasure is an important part of who we are and should be a part of   our regular lives. Listen to our silly yet serious conversation on discovering our pleasure points.

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Part II: Yes, I hold double standards for women

I finally got to the point of describing the men’s perspective as sexist. Straight up, no chaser…sexist. This only came after barely scratching the surface in Part 1 of this conversation on double standards. I wanted to confront why two men where adamantly defending a non productive societal lie that’s destructive to relationships and humans in general – double standards. Specifically in this context it’s whe idea of not allowing a woman the freedom to error and be human but rather holding her to the mistakes of her past. This clearly a struck chord.

 

But at the crux of the conversation was my sincere concern for why grace isn’t shown to women for their sexual history but it is ever so present, accepted and overflowing for their counterparts colorful and even celebrated sexual history.  It’s as simple as holding a holding a standard for someone else but not holding the same standard for yourself. It just made no sense to defend it. To grapple with it, yes? To acknowledge the tension and incorrect way of thinking behind it, yes to that too! But to defend it….hmmm—-

 

So here I was , an active participant in creating a trusting environment so much so that two men decided to open up an be sincere about their decisions in not dating a women who participated in comparatively the same sexual activities as them. So I asked, why? I laid all the cards out and asked why. The answer, honestly, challenged me to think about my convictions, our natural tendencies, and what you are willing to commit to in a relationship. Listen to his perspective. You may learn something!

 

I just thought I’d include so quotes from our guest that amazed and tickled me … enjoy..

“So If Alicia Keys came up to me…”

“I used to be a raw dawg back in the gap”

“Would you date a male stripper?”

“I found myself quoting Drake”