Stories & Philosophies
A story telling and wisdom sharing podcast. Listen to hear your new favorite stories about womanhood, africa, joy and what they teach us about life
Stories & PhilosophiesMar 30, 2022
One time for the self-resourced women entrepreneurs
To round out Women’s history month I talk about the details of what it feels like to dive into full time entrepreneurship again & I take a moment to celebrate the other self resourced women entrepreneurs. Here are a few things I’ve learned 2 years in!
Mar 30, 202213:11
Even paradise has gas leaks
In this episode Salem explores what happens when you've created an almost perfect bubble of care for yourself and still life happens.
Mar 12, 202217:05
SOMETIMES GIRL SURVIVING. NOT EVERYDAY GIRL BOSSING: 2O22 IS A NEW DISPENSATION.
HI friends, Salem is back with your favorite story telling podcast. Lets talk about letting ourselves off the hook a bit this year. Because whew Chile, its year 3 of a pandemic. Happy 2/22/22!
Feb 22, 202219:24
Let’s talk about how to uncouple from friends & lovers without losing your mind
Season 3 is all about our relationship to change. In this episode I dive into a few experiences I’ve had to uncouple with friends and lovers. How I’ve learnt to manage my own energy around shifting relationships and bounce back from the fragility that can come from ending relationships. Enjoy!
Oct 08, 202110:58
Hello from my big ass bed in Calabar, Nigeria
In this first episode of season 3 I talk about Nigeria as one of my home bases. The philosophy of the episode is centered around the wisdom to be found in exploring versions of ourselves we have consistently identified with for long periods of time and making space for them.
Jul 27, 202110:59
26 & hella confident
Here I share the journey to feeling confident. Doing the work for me in the space between my 25th and 26th year looked like being intention about building my own confidence compass.
Dec 01, 202011:02
Special birthday episode: Bringing in year 26 on an African beach
Coming to you live from an ACTUAL West African Beach!! I was feeling so magical as I brought in my birthday and had to pull out my phone to capture the vibes 💞
Nov 26, 202005:26
Hibernating in West Africa
So I’ve been hibernating in West Africa, here’s the real reason why.
Nov 01, 202007:39
How Salem got her joy back
In the previous episode I talked about sadness as a state of being. In this one I’m sharing some key things that have helped me move through my sadness. And into a state of more expansive joy. This is for anyone moving through difficult and heavy emotions. I see you!
Sep 02, 202016:08
From hot girl summer to sad girl summer
In this episode I talk about how to hold grief and creating new baselines for our emotional selves when life shifts happen
Jul 10, 202010:10
African Nomad diaries
Here I share a mashup of my top favorite travel sensations from the 7 African Nations I’ve been to.
May 01, 202025:15
Storytelling motives: Tiese tells stories for her future self
In this episode I sit with my friend, travel writer extraordinaire, podcaster, and the only other person I know in the West who grew up in my hometown about storytelling. We have a kitchen table conversation about our motivations for writing, archiving, storytelling.
Apr 10, 202011:40
Q & A with my mom, the legendary Dr. Uduak Afangideh
I have my mom on the studio today. We talk about mother/daughter tings, parenting fails, and what we enjoy about each other. Enjoy loves
Nov 18, 201919:44
24: do some heaux shit, build community, love the inner child.
This is a seasonal October episode that serves as a year in review of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt in a particular year. 24 began with a reminder to not just intellectualize and conceptualize my ideas around pleasure, but to work them out in real life in an embodied way. I have also been challenged to build deeper community where I feel seen and supported.. and to pay attention to my inner child. Here are my stories and philosophies.
Oct 21, 201917:12
I am a displaced person: on home, community, place making and displacement.
In this episode I dive deeper into the realization of being a displaced person, explain the insidious nature of displacement and mental and emotional turmoil of feeling unsettled in where one calls home.
Sep 23, 201907:48
What is Interiority & why does it matter to me
Exploring the theme of season 2 and why investing in our interior world is important.
Sep 05, 201911:47
Season 2 Preview
Hi humans. Thank you so much to everyone who listened in for season 1. This is a little preview of what I have waiting for you in season 2 of the stories and Philosophies podcast. Season 2 coming to you in July!!
Jul 01, 201902:44
I don’t know what (romantic) Love is
This special valentines week episode brings ponderings on what romantic love is. Why I stopped reading romance. Why I started re-reading it! What is confusing about romantic love and the advice that “when you know you know.”
Feb 10, 201908:28
Tiffany is also Young, Black, Woman & a Social Philosopher
Happy 2019 loves!! On this very first episode of the year I decided to share space with my friend Tiffany who also identifies as a philosopher. Obvi we had to talk about the intersections of being young, black, women and OUT HERE philosophizing. Tiff and I met on our trip to the Motherland and after sharing an immersive couple of weeks in the warm west African sun, we bonded on a lot of things and I can’t wait for you to witness her stories and philosophies. And this AMAZING conversation we shared together!
Jan 31, 201916:48
2018 feels like 2007: On Endings
Reflecting on another end of the year & how ending 2018 feels like how 2007 ended. Here’s to entering into 2019 with hope against all reason to hope.
Dec 31, 201807:31
Closure is messy & makes me sad.
Sharing raw emotions around how messy an ending can be & giving context for why we can’t just tell people to “move on to the next thing” without supporting them with space to grieve the thing they are leaving behind. Don’t listen if you are scared of a woman being emotionally & tearing up in a podcast.
Dec 10, 201807:55
Triggers, Hooks, unraveling: Scorpio season
Here I share a play by play of what happens when we are triggered, how that’s different from getting hooked. And what it has looked like for me to take me time to unravel all those knots that Scorpio season has brought to me.
Nov 28, 201809:17
Birthdays & external validation.
A story about how the idea of my own worthiness affected the ways I choose to show up on birthdays past and what changed this year.
Nov 14, 201807:58
23 - Round belly, Soft jiggly thighs
As I prepare to turn 24 in November i'll be reflecting on some of my strongest affirmations for year 23. This one is about learning to be at home in a round, curvy body with a tummy that isn’t flat & thighs that definitely touch. Let’s explore what it feels like to not only be just accept a body but to adore it!
Oct 04, 201810:06
23 - Easeful Transitions
As I prepare to turn 24 in November i'll be reflecting on some of my strongest affirmations for year 23. This one is about learning to be easeful and gentle with myself through transition
Oct 04, 201809:55
Three relationship/situationships with men that have been very influential to the way I currently look at intimate friendships with men.
Sep 24, 201814:58
The story is about a pretty dehumanizing and somewhat embarrassing money experience that happened to me recently and how I chose to view the experience as an opportunity for growth rather than letting it lead me to a loop of self doubt
Sep 15, 201810:43
A story about matriachs: how they shape us, the potential of the relationship. How a bit of intentionality can go a long way. The philosophy is around communication through language barriers.
Sep 11, 201807:14
What can the process of having a first period teach a girl about life?
Sep 04, 201808:24