Talk That Talk with Danielle Moneyham
By Danielle Moneyham
Talk That Talk with Danielle Moneyham is a coming of age podcast, where I examine our life journey through a reflective love lens... talking all things relationships, sex, career, friendship, and self love. No topic is off limits with my guests, and we explore lessons learned in leadership, bridal horror stories, relationship advice, and more.
Talk That Talk with Danielle MoneyhamApr 24, 2020
Felicia T. Simpson
“You can do it. It’s in you. You don’t have to aspire to do anything, it’s in you. If it’s been placed inside of you, then that’s the seed. So water it, and let it grow.”
Felicia T. Simpson, www.feliciatsimpson.com
The gates to the Rose Garden are open, welcome back to the show! This season is dedicated to origin stories and understanding the power of our journeys.
Have you ever heard the phrase that a stranger is a friend that you haven’t met yet? Well on today’s episode, I'm thrilled to be joined by a woman that I met in a social media training! Stranger no more, but such a dear friend. Felicia T. Simpson! This brilliant woman is a creative force, mission driven mover and shaker, and visual storyteller, and today, we are learning about HER origin story, and why life motivates her to write. AND, Felicia is breaking down social media strategy, and how creatives can use various platforms to build their brands.
**Trigger warning: on this episode, we are discussing sensitive topics like domestic violence, cycles of violence and abuse.**
Elle Kay Events
“People don’t know that you do it, unless you actually do it… so, I need to actually, like, do it.”
La Toya, @ElleKayEvents
The gates to the Rose Garden are open, welcome back to the show! This season is dedicated to origin stories and understanding the power of our journeys. I'm thrilled to be joined by my former coworker and collaborator, the woman who saved me, my dear Aries sister, entrepreneur and Event Expert, The Sneaker Wearing Event Planner La Toya of Elle Kay Events! Usually when I have La Toya with me, we spend a lot of time answering FAQs about weddings and sharing tips to help avoid Bridezilla experiences, but today, we are learning about her origin story, barriers on her journey (and how she’s overcoming them) and what influences her to always keep the party goin.
The gates to the Rose Garden are open, welcome back to the show! This season is dedicated to origin stories and understanding the power of our journeys. Our journeys... D. Money is coming... D. Money is coming... and speaking of journeys, I'm thrilled to be joined by the woman who literally designed my looks as I was on my journey to becoming D. Money! Welcome to the show, fashion designer, creative genius and entrepreneur, the woman who is Outfitting the Revolution, Akilah of Ashani Couture!
Sports Talk with Mo
“This is just all passion. All passion. That’s it.”
- @SportsTalkWithMo_ linktr.ee/sportstalkwithmo_
The gates to the Rose Garden are open, welcome back to the show! This season is dedicated to origin stories and understanding the power of our journeys. I'm thrilled to be joined by my Meet for Dinner travel partner and sports blogger, Mo of Sports Talk with Mo!
On her Youtube channel and social media, Mo is usually breaking down current events in sports but today, we are learning about HER origin story, and what drives her to build a brand in sports journalism. We’re talking the highs (The Last Dance) and lows of 2020 (RIP Kobe), Covid19, and advice for everyone who is fueled by passion… “Don’t overthink it. Just start. Just start.”
Eman's Movie Reviews
“The challenge for me was being recognized and accepted as everybody else, and not just a Black face or a Black voice.”
- Eman, Eman’s Movie Reviews
The gates to the Rose Garden are open, welcome back to the show! This season is dedicated to origin stories and understanding the power of our journeys. I'm thrilled to be joined by an old friend and current Film Expert, Eman of Eman's Movie Reviews! Eman usually gives his audience the good, the bad, the reason, and the rating about movies, but today, we are learning about HIS origin story, and what drives him to create spoiler free content and incredible breakdowns.
On today’s episode, we are talking about:
While pursuing Entrepreneurship and building a brand, the passion has to drive you.
The power of Day One Supporters - “I see you too!”
Barriers on the Journey, access, opportunity, and being Black in the film industry
Personal growth and building responsible platforms
Authentically and unapologetically analyzing social/political movies
5 spoil free tv descriptions
- Game of Thrones
- The Boys
- Lovecraft Country
The Fairy LocMothers
For those who don't know, I've spent the last year co-founding a nonprofit, www.blackeducatorsmatter.org, with my cousin Brooke.
One of the cool ways Brooke and I get to collaborate is through our monthly Founders Podcast (available exclusively for our Patreon subscribers). In the spirit of Halloween, and as a throwback to Brooke’s first cameo on Talk That Danni Gee (remember that?!), I’m excited to share our October BEM Founder’s Episode!!
I present to you… The Fairy LocMothers
2020 has been scary enough, so this year for Halloween, we’ve decided to be Fairy LocMothers - natural hair advocates, available to help people transition into loc’d life. Here’s to celebrating origin stories and alter-egos! Brooke and I reconnected to our roots, and both shared our natural hair origin stories. When I speak with educators, it is clear that authentic representation and being presented with affirming, diverse images, and seeing themselves as owners of knowledge, are critical for students as they develop self esteem and self worth.
Podcast: Black Educators Matter
Origins of The Disclaimer
“Nobody is expected to match the expectation that is put on Black women.”
Moments with Miranda Podcast
“Where is it safe for me to just... be?” In the Rose Garden.
I’m kicking off Season 3 with my Soul Sister & hostess of the Moments with Miranda podcast. Known for having Controversial Conversations, Miranda gives us an exclusive interview on the origin story of her episode “The Disclaimer”. White tears (and a workplace performance) and apathetic barriers led Miranda to reach the capacity of allowing things to slide for the sake of keeping the peace… when she’s the only one that ain’t got no peace.
Tune in. Let’s talk about Black women finding their voices, sharing their stories, and living in their true power.
Who are you?
This season of Talk That Talk with Danielle Moneyham will be dedicated to exploring origin stories - understanding and unpacking the influences that shape who we are, who we’ve been, and who we are becoming.
On this mini-sode, I’m reflecting and getting plugged in to my Source. Join me as I reflect on how I Activate My Power to always find The Light on every moment of this journey.
Birth Stories in Color
"Tell the whole story."
Laurel & Danielle, Birth Stories in Color Podcast
Former educators and reproductive justice doulas (and friends!) Laurel & Danielle walk us through their origin story, and why they created the Birth Stories in Color podcast.
We are learning about birthing misconceptions, the diversity of birth stories, the traditions behind doulas in the Black community, and embracing YOUR process. Assemble your team and tune in as we discuss developing strong ecosystems of support around expectant mothers of color and growing families.
We Spoke Too Soon
How can you lead your flock to hear the call of God on their lives, when you done only lived according to the call of man your whole life? - Heezy
Boss moves are not driven by ego. If it’s driven by ego, it’s not a boss move. - D$
July came in here clowning! I'm joined by my favorite Cancer CoHost Heezy... we recorded this episode on a Friday afternoon… and by editing time on Monday morning, there were major updates on most of our topics. We Spoke Too Soon!
Here’s what we discussed, prior to July continuing to clown. Because… #2020
On today’s episode,, Let's Have An Examination of:
- Homophobia / Transphobia: Do All Black Lives Matter?
- The art of language: entanglements. Was Jada wrong?
- The Free Black Man
- August Alsina - was he wrong for speaking his truth?
- Will Smith - Bad Marriage For Life?
- Nick Cannon - was he wrong? why? why not?
- Kanye West - why can't he run for president? why shouldn't he?
Predictions and Hopes for the second half of 2020.
A Ram and a Crab Walk Into The Rose Garden - Part 2: So Much More
"I'm just tellin July in advance... don't come in here actin crazy."
A Ram and A Crab Walked Into the Rose Garden. Part 2: God Is So Much More.
My favorite Millennial Preacher Cancer Queen Heezy is back! As we enter July of 2020, we are reflecting on what has changed since last year. We couldn't have predicted the dark moments we've experienced collectively this year, and circumstances have forced people to search for light. Today, we are talking about Experiences with God.
- Jesus was a Black man, who was lynched by an oppressive government.
- Ancestral connections to Black Gods
- What is evil?
What is doing a disservice to your experience on this earth?
How can you use your light, your joy, your jokes and your guidance in service to others? Will people wear their masks and follow CDC guidelines? Are the aliens coming? We don't know! But, today, we are righteously and ratchetly sowing seeds of faith, hope and love until we meet in the Rose Garden again!
P.S... Heezy has a birthday message for yall... if you see her in these streets... wear a mask AND socially distance yourself. #DoBoth #GetUpOffMe in the grocery store!
Was Molly wrong?
Was Issa consistent?
Of course... the reason that we can talk about this topic with so much emotion is because we've both gone through adult friendship breakups. Today, we are talking:
Day 1 friendships (and the evolution)
Women Friendship Circles (The drama and the trauma)
Grown woman boundaries (taking the keys to your vagina back)
Who gets custody during a friendship breakup?
Unapologetically, On Purpose
When you project your insecurities on other women... that ain't cute sis. - Tanya J. Miller, Talking with Tanya
Oh, we talkin in the Rose Garden today! In this episode, I am joined by author (Things My Mama Said, Mind Matters), speaker, coach, and strategist Tanya J. Miller of Tanya J. Miller, LLC and Talking with Tanya (she even has a mixed tape! Come on, rapper!). We are discussing the stigma of mental health (among women and men), needing more than prayer (you might need therapy), and how to move through feeling stuck (you may even stumble upon your calling!).
- What does it mean to feel your feelings?
- How can I build an (external) support system?
- Why do I keep holding on to this label/trauma? Why won't I let this go?
- What are you pouring your energy into?
- When was the last time you wrote a letter to yourself?
- How can my journey through darkness help others?
The power of choices, the impact of decision making, and the process of speaking purpose over yourself. You are who you're supposed to be. Stop running from you. WALK IN YOUR PURPOSE AND POWER, BOO!
Life and leadership, unapologetically and on purpose, and activating your power. Let's talk!
(#Shoutout to collaboration, connection, community between Black women. #WOCPodcasters!).
Does this country care about Black bodies?
On today's episode, I'm joined by Quay Garret Emmons (IG: HeyItsQuay), Co-Host of Seriously America. We are discussing life imitating art (ever heard of Heartbeat Bills?), Crisis Pregnancy Centers (did you know about fake clinics in this country?), and a case study on eugenics ("feebleminded"???)... all things happening in America.
Quay and I talk medical mistrust, the culture of quiet regarding sex, and how our conversations with friends led us to becoming reproductive justice advocates (and podcast hosts!).
Tune in! Visit https://seriouslyamericashow.com/ to subscribe to their podcast!
Take A Moment
Are you scheduled to be married this year?
Did the CoronaVirus crash your wedding?
Has social distancing ruined your wedding season?
What is a bride to do??
La Toya Keys (IG: @ElleKayEvents), event planner and founder of Elle Kay Events, is back! On today's episode, La Toya is sharing advice for anxious brides and answering a few questions regarding wedding planning in 2020.
- What's the difference between postponing and canceling the wedding?
- What about my contract?
- What's a micro-wedding?
- Who is managing all of this communication?!
My planner saved me! Anxious Brides and Frustrated Fiancees, there's hope! La Toya is here to remind us that love is still real, the marriage can happen (even if the wedding can't!), and to be present in the moment right now...
La Toya, Elle Kay Events
Building A Legacy
"You're not tired... you're uninspired."
#Shoutout to the full-time entrepreneurs!
Last week, we talked about the power of having access to the right financial information. This week, we're talking monetizing your passion for entrepreneurial inspiration!
Have you ever dreamed about building your legacy? Cordney McClain (IG: @mac_since1985), founder of McClain Enterprises (www.macwoodsink.com) visits the podcast to discuss the realities of working a 9 - 5, while building your 5 - 9.
We examine the relationship between Black business owners and Black consumers (are we financially toxic??), mistrust within the community (and family skepticism), balancing multiple priorities (relationships, children, career, calling, self care...), and breaking generational knowledge gaps around business ownership. Through the ups and the downs of the journey, Cordney shares his experiences, and how he is continuing to pursue excellence, consistently.
"You cannot rise higher than the information you possess."
Ever heard of a money coach? I have! This week, Rodney K. Lamb, founder of Truth Induced Financial INC, visits the podcast to talk money and explain the need for financial literacy. We explore understanding our spending decisions, Rodney's opinions on the 3 main financial plagues we face, and how access to the right information can lead to achieving the American dream. After today's conversation, I'm wondering... do I have a real strategy... or... am I just buying time?
To learn more about Truth Induced Financial INC, text: RKL to 22828
"My ultimate goal for them is that they will learn from my mistakes, and not do what I did."
It is said that pressure can do two things: bust pipes or make diamonds. On today's episode, my guest (and husband!) Rose' opens up about his leadership origin story, and the power of friendship, mentorship, and relationships along his journey. We talk SIU, having fifty million jobs, and being 13 years a (undergraduate) student. Through all the ups and downs, the darkness and uncertainty, Rose emerged stronger than before... and he's hoping to pull from that strength to make it through the sports drought and the #CoronaQuarantine.
How do you create an environment where what you don’t want… cannot exist?
How can collective consciousness create our environment?
“If you want to change something, you’d do best to not work with the body first, but to work with the mind and the spirit first.”
Dr. Toya Wilson (IG: Beautifully_Woke) is back, and we are talking the rules of the universe (aether theories, anyone?), the carpenter's definition of true, and how Transcendental Meditation could be the strategy for success. And, also, wash your hands. Obvi.
Serenity & Surrender
College friends Nayesha and Tialyr visit the Rose Garden to walk down memory lane. We reflect on our common educational experience, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We talk race, love, friendship, and respecting the process.
The Power in the Valley
My friend @QueenRhonda.22 reflects on her journey towards wholeness, and the power in the valley. We discuss the importance of having honest people around you, how having #RBF impacts relationships in the workplace, and what can happen when you shine a light on the dark places.
Our New Favorite F Word
Miranda Chinell, IG: @BabesWhoKnowBible & @MomentsWithMiranda, visits The Rose Garden to discuss the process of healing. We talk about what happens in the dark, how each moment matters, and we discover our new favorite F word... Faith.
I Ain't A Zillah... But...
Happy Fiancee Friday!! AND Flashback Friday! It's a twofer!
"It's your marriage... it's their wedding."
On today's flashback episode, wedding planner LaToya of Elle Kay Events (IG: @ElleKayEvents ) visits the Rose Garden to answer questions on navigating wedding planning drama! AND, gather the grooms, because LaToya has advice and tips for them as well (grooms get lonely too!). We talk about breaking traditions, wedding party politics, and how to manage the people, opinions, and process.
My Black History Month
Life Coach / Spiritual Teacher Dr. Toya Wilson (IG: @Beautifully_Woke) visits the podcast to invite my episode cohost Kelli and I to a personal Black History Month challenge. We discuss Ancestral Reverence, generational healing, and understanding the levels to love and life.
"I don't want to do any of that bridal sh-t."
Future Bride and Self Proclaimed AntiBride E. Boogie visits The Rose Garden, and shares the vision for her dream day. We talk marriage vs wedding, the adjustment period, and why she wants to stay lifted on her love cloud.
Ha Ha Hell... Nothing Funny About The Hymen Myth
I might laugh and joke, but I do NOT play, especially when it comes to sexual health education. I join my friend Natalie on her podcast, Let's Chatalie, and we talk about TI, his comments on virginity, and the hymen myth.
Pick Your Team Wisely
If Rick James thought cocaine was a hell of a drug, fianceehood is a hell of a ride. The time between girlfriend and wife… can be HARROWING. ESPECIALLY when you have to deal with surprise horrors, crazy clowns, and plot twists that you NEVER saw coming…
I'm back with an episode for the Frustrated Fiancees and the Bullied Brides. Today, I'm starting at the beginning... QueenBLoc'd and I are talking about the importance of picking the right team.
Picking the right team is critical for pulling off a seamless wedding. Sooooooo... what happens when you've recruited a hater on the team? What does it take to be a bridesmaid? Are you here for the wedding couple... or for yourself?
Join us... tune in to find out how #BridezillasAreMade.
Have you ever been impatient while waiting on your moment? Do you get tired of waiting for people to take your advice? You are not alone. QueenBLocd and I are in the Rose Garden, with advice on what to do while you wait.
Dreams... do you remember your dreams? Do you listen to your dreams? How about your crazy ideas... do you listen to them? What if I told you that your crazy ideas just might be your gift in disguise? I'm talking about following your dreams today, and how my crazy idea led to me pursuing my dreams, even when I was afraid.
It was a dream come true, and something straight out of my nightmares. Do you know your triggers? Imagine my surprise when I was confronted by my triggers at the worst possible moment - attending Kanye West's Sunday Service in Chicago. Tune in as Brandi (@QueenBLocd) and I discuss our experience at Sunday Service, how we've learned to manage our triggers, and how Kanye's music made everything right in my world ... It was cray.
Love, Peace and No.
Who messed up my peace picnic? Have your emotions ever been under attack? Join me as I list ways that you can identify if your peace is under attack, and strategies to regain your power.
You All You Got!
"What I realized, was that I was the light. I was the light that I had been waiting for."
Welcome back for Season 2! So much has changed! On today's episode, I reflect on how I've changed and grown from Talk That Danni Gee to Talk That Talk with Danielle Moneyham. My secret: Self Care.
I break down self care, why it's important, and why it is your responsibility to take care of you. You are the light that you've been waiting for.
A Ram and A Crab Walked Into The Rose Garden
It's the most emotional tiiiiiime of the year... June 21 - July 23... Cancer Season.
The Crabby Crab, The Sour Patch Kid, The Cilantro of the Zodiac... Cancer Season is here. I've been known to voice my frustrations about the behaviors of people born under this sign, and on today's episode, I have the opportunity to talk my talk in person!
Heezy joins me in The Rose Garden to rep for The Cancers! And, because she is confident that my disdain is due to heartbreak... she came to ask me her ultimate question... "Who hurt you, sis??"
Tune in to learn how to survive Cancer Season.
"I Always Knew I Was Going to be Great"
"If you can hustle, you can eat."
It's a high school reunion! Economic empowerment, legacy building and full circle moments are all topics of conversation on today's episode. Tune in as The Hip Hop Hotel Broker, Professor Omari Head, visits the podcast to discuss the lessons he's learned on his leadership journey in the hospitality industry.
Guest: Omari Head, Twitter: @HeadHotelier ; Instagram: @HipHopHotelBroker
The P Word... Perfection
LIL Leadership Talk - Leveraging Your Light to Live Your Best Life.
It's June! Graduation Season! And I'm not just talking about caps and gowns, I'm talking about Kanye West! It's Ye Season. And while many of us might be rappin "Good Life" or "Stronger" as we get ready for Summertime, I can't help but hear Good Morning playing over and over in my head...
"Good morning, look at the valedictorian, scared of the future while I hope in the Delorean, scared to face the world, complacent career student... some people graduate, but be still stupid."
I realized that while I'm not a complacent career student... or stupid... I have been conditioned. I’ve been condition to seek perfection, always, at all times, with all things.
Except perfection is not real. Perfection is not a destination on the map. Perfection is not the goal. I can't let my dreams of perfection keep me from living my best life. And you shouldn't either.
For anyone who has dreams of manifesting their gifts and leveraging their light, but they are stuck in the process, this episode is for you.
For anyone that knows college grads, high school grads, or anyone that needs to be encouraged to stay committed to following their dreams until they become a reality, this episode is for you.
F-ck perfection. It's not real anyway. Let's talk about it.
How To Survive a Toxic Workplace
LIL Leadership Talk #DirectorDanielle wears her HR Pro hat to share her 4Ps to Surviving a Toxic Workplace.
My Bleeding, Beating Heart...
How do you get over a break up?
Whether friend or foe in the end... it ended. Dating is hard, breaking up is harder, but getting over somebody can seem impossible. Inspired by a meme and based on an episode of Sex And The City, we ask the question - can you move into your future if your past is present? Call Me Almond, TiSoChi, and RhondaPoo visit the Rose Garden to discuss breakups, the dating scene, and ways to help you get your power back.
"There's Always Judgment... Choose You First."
It's a Family Affair! My very first brave Baby Boomer guest is willing to let me explore her mind, and ask ALLLLL the questions! Any advice or guidance for younger women? Auntie Gee visits The Rose Garden to talk sex, death, kids, career, and choosing happiness. #ThanksAuntie
Guests: Auntie Gee, LGG
Just Stay Yo Ass Single!
Are people their mistakes? Is temptation an illness? Is there a good/bad ratio? Are you ashamed of your porn search history? Is there a such thing as a fuckshit hoodie? We discuss these questions, and more, in the Rose Garden.
Guests: Call Me Almond, Tre', Ernest, CJ The Artist
I Slid In Her DMs Like... Let's Make A Movie
Film Maker, Doula and "Creative Black Sheep of My Family" Amanda Niqole (@AmandaNiqole) talks about her fearless leadership journey, and how taking a film class in high school gave her the tools to design an unbelievable career.
The Crucial Conflict: West Side is the Best Side?
"I coulda been a South Sider, but I couldn't get away from the West Side."
Kel Francisco visits the Rose Garden and allows me to explore the mind of a man. We talk Chicago, debate sides, and see if we really are as different as we think we are.
Do I Really Gotta See Your Face Every Day??
When Was Your Last HIV Test?
Ms. Bell Air visits the Rose Garden to recall how we met in college - when I administered her first anonymous HIV test. We discuss fear, stigma, the mysterious box, and why knowing your body (and your status) is the ultimate form of self love.
She Had A Sweet Job...
"If I can execute their vision, I know that I can execute my own." Jamilah visits the rose garden to reflect on her career journey, sisterhood in the workplace, and the true cost of following her dreams.
A Tribute To My Exes
As I reflect on my dating journey, I have to give credit where credit is due. I wouldn't be the woman I am today without the experiences I've shared with my exes. Here's to them!
We Need A Translator!
Danni Gee opens up on the origins of Talk That Danni Gee, and how love languages can bring couples closer together.