Girl Truth: What Lens Are You Looking Through?

Girl Truth: What Lens Are You Looking Through?
A podcast by girls of color for girls of color where we create our own narratives, share our stories and talk about things that are important to us!

I Am Not A Terrorist ~ Baiyinah’s Story
Mar 14 • 14 min
In our Season One finale. scholar, athlete, & Bowie State hopeful Baiyinah Gough shares her powerful story of who she is & how she, as a 14 year old girl, found the courage to overcome the false perceptions of who she was.
Deep Conversations Part 3 - Cultural Appropriation
Mar 3 • 7 min
In the final segment of this three part episode, Laila, Taylor and Andrea talk about cultural appropriation.
Deep Conversations: Part Two - Identity
Feb 25 • 4 min
Andrea, Laila and Taylor continue their conversation with a focus on identity.
Deep Conversations: Toleration (Part 1)
Feb 18 • 6 min
In the first of a three part episode - Deep Conversations - Andrea, Laila & Taylor explore levels of toleration & with whom to engage in difficult conversations.
Artistic Expression and Political Action
Dec 16, 2019 • 13 min
Dario Fo says, “Every artistic expression is either influenced by or adds something to politics.” In this bonus episode, Laila & Andrea have an impromptu conversation with their producer about the impact of the arts on politics.
Success Goals: College & Other Paths to the Lives We Want
Dec 2, 2019 • 17 min
Jamie Johnson said, “When you are born rich, you have all these options. You can pursue a career path that you find interesting; there’s no need or pressure to start working to get funds just for survival, which is something a lot of people have to…
Where To Look for Role Models & How To Be One
Nov 18, 2019 • 14 min
“No one came to our neighborhoods with stand-up jobs and showed us there’s a different way. Maybe, had I seen different role models, maybe I’d’ve turned on to that.” Jay-Z In this episode, Taylor, Laila and Adina discuss their views on looking for and…
Leaving Puerto Rico ~ Jennielee’s Story (English)
Nov 4, 2019 • 7 min
Jennielee is an award winning Evoluer House graduate who dreams of becoming a fashion designer. In this very special episode of Girl Truth: What Lens Are You Looking Through?, she shares her story of living through Hurricane Maria, leaving Puerto Rico &…
Saliendo de Puerto Rico ~ La historia de Jennielee (Español)
Nov 4, 2019 • 7 min
Jennielee es una graduada galardonada de Evoluer House que sueña con convertirse en diseñadora de moda. En este episodio muy especial de Girl Truth: What Lens Are You Looking Through ?, ella comparte su historia de vivir a través del huracán María, dejar…
The Use of the “N” Word in Music
Oct 21, 2019 • 16 min
Adina, Baiyinah and Janayjah discuss their views about artists and others using the “N” word in music and in life.
Fashion as a Human Expression
Oct 7, 2019 • 11 min
Jennielee, Kaitlyn and Janayjah share their views on what fashion is and should be.
The Hallmark of Humanity
Sep 23, 2019 • 16 min
Adina, Baiyinah & Janayjah open their lenses on how society deems “whiteness” as the hallmark of humanity.
Stress and How to Manage It
Sep 3, 2019 • 15 min
As the 2019 - 2020 school year begins, Laila, Taylor and Adina have a conversation about stress, what it means to them and how they cope with it.
Representation of Women of Color in the Media
Aug 14, 2019 • 21 min
Adina, Baiyinah and Janayjah discuss their views on success, invisibility, exoticization and other issues women of color face in the media and because of media.
Girl Truth: What Lens are You Looking Through? Bonus Content
Jul 25, 2019 • 7 min
Laila & Taylor have an impromptu conversation with our engineer, Len Webb about skin tone discrimination.