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Episode 10 December 10, 2015  Refusing to Settle: Setting High Standards and Expectations. 

Guest: Ms. Sonia Renee Brown

DescriptionThe discussion focused on refusing to settle, setting high standards and high expectations on three dimensions: Personal, Professional and Social; and how setting high standards and expectations (for self) make a difference in the lives of girls and women of color from the following perspectives: psychological, emotional, physical and social.  

The discussion will be thought provoking with final thoughts on setting high standards and expectations for yourself in 2016!

Airing live every Tuesday and Thursday

 October 1, 2015 through December 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm EST.

National Girls and Women of Color  Council, Inc. 

Talk Radio Series  

Archives are updated weekly 

In celebration of the November 2015 launch of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC), Complexity Talk Radio – Complexity Live will host a series of talk radio shows under the Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color Series. The series will begin on October 1, 2015 and end on December 17, 2015. Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, Executive Producer and Host of Complexity Talk Radio – Complexity Live and founder of NGWCC will host the series, which will focus on various issues/topics concerning girls and women of color. NGWCC decided to celebrate launching through a series of talk radio episodes in order to reach girls and women of color worldwide. Join us as we make history!


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Episode List  

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Episode 1:  October 1, 2015  The Importance of Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color!     

Description: ​Dr. Culbreth's update on the celebration activities as the countdown to the official launch of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. begins! 



Episode 2: October 6, 2015: Women of Color: Perseverance, Passion and Purpose

​Panel Guests:  Dr. Dannielle Joy Davis, Dr. Cassandra Chaney and Dr. Denise Davis Maye

​Description: Yes, life happens and along with it comes the inconvenient issues, moments, or situations that can sometimes upset your balance. Learn to persevere, rediscover your passion, purpose and live with a renewed vision as you continue on your journey.



Episode 3:  October 9, 2015: Defying Negative Stereotypes About Girls and Women of Color

Guest:  Dr. Julie Jung-Kim

​Description: We live in a society that does not always embrace or value the diversity of girls and women of color. Sometimes girls and women of color are often perceived negatively, negatively stereotyped, negatively labeled because of the color of their skin or race.  Learn how to defy negative stereotypes and rise above the negativity.




​Episode 4:  October 14, 2015:  Taking Care of Our Health:  Mental and Physical Health Issues Affecting Girls and Women of Color

Panel Guests:  Professor Charish Halliburton and Ms. Sonia Renee Brown

Description:  Mental health is a hot topic in the media in light of recent events in society however discussion on how mental health issues affect girls and women of color is a topic that is rarely discussed openly.  Topics focus on how racism and colorism affect mental health; identity, socioeconomics, culture, race, and ethnicity, poverty, violence and mental illness, girls of color and mental health in the classroom, peers, mental health and the workplace, stress or mental health issues,  labels, professional women of color and mental health, professional help, resources and support, among a plethora of mental health issues.  Topics involving physical health issues will include physical exams, major health issues affecting girls and women of color, and exercise.



​Episode 5: October 15, 2015:  Women of Color Breaking Down Race and Color Barriers

Panel Guests:  Professor Charish Halliburton and Dr. Lata Murti

Description:  Race and color barriers are still issues that affect the overall well-being and advancement of women of color in the millennium. Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Professor Samii Kennedy Benson, Professor Charish Halliburton and Dr. Lata Murti for a thought-provoking discussion on race and color barriers that attempt to stagnate the well-being and advancement of women of color. Topics include racism, colorism, white privilege, white superiority, occupational sabotage, lack of respect, interracial and interracial diversity, the problem with tolerance, education, inequality, on being marginalized, invisibility, disparate treatment, film, media and music industries, intimidation, standards of beauty, among a plethora of topics. The highlight of the show will be our esteemed guests’ recommendations and strategies for breaking down race and color barriers.




Episode  7: October 22, 2015  The Diversity of Girls and Women of Color (Standards of Beauty)

Panel Guests:  Professor Celeste Atkins, Professor Latoya Lee and Dr. Julie Jung-Kim

Description:  We live in a society that does not always embrace the diversity of girls and women of color. Research has thoroughly documented how negative stereotypes, negative perceptions, and standards of beauty do not include or embrace the diversity of girls and women of color.” (Culbreth, 2014) 
“Low values placed on the worth and “self” with respect to voices, emotional needs, abilities, and physical attributes (hair, skin color, body image, and other phenotypes) affect the psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being of girls and women of color.” (Culbreth, 2014)

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Professor Celeste Atkins, Professor Latoya Lee and Dr. Julie Jung-Kim for a thought-provoking discussion on standards of beauty and how girls and women of color are treated disparately in society because of their skin color, race, hair, weight, etc. Topics will include colorism, racism, weight, body shamming, the foundation of beautiful among other topics and suggestions for moving forward.



Episode 9: October 30, 2015  Factors Impacting The Development Of Black Girls

​Panel Guests:  Dr. Denise Davis-Maye and Ms. kYmberly Keeton 

Description: A plethora of factors impact the development of black girls including racism, colorism, education, negative stereotypes, identity issues, socioeconomic issues, opportunities, disparate treatment, invisibility and diversity and inclusion, recognition, and their voices among other factors.

Join Dr. Culbreth, Dr. Denise Davis-Maye and Ms. kYmberly Keeton for an eye-opening and thought-provoking discussion on the factors impacting the development of Black Girls and strategies to help them reach higher ground.


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