I speak with Danielle Chang Gardner- a registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist, about the benefits of therapy and taking care of your mental health
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Artist Spotlight – Mugabi Byenkya
I speak with Mugabi Byenkya about his debut mixtape, Songs for Wo(Men) 2.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Happy 2023!
I share with the audience a few of my highlights of 2022.
How I Became A Podcaster
You’re probably thinking that this post is way overdue – and you’re right! I have been podcasting for well over 2 years, but it is only now that I thought to share my story. I thought about writing this post after I was featured in the Toronto Guardian in early October. *Click here to read…
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Defining “cuffing season” with Relationship Consultant Nicole Melissa
I sit down with Relationship Consultant, Nicole Melissa, and we define & discuss cuffing season.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: How Meditation Changed Morgan O. Smith’s Life
I revisit a previous interview with Morgan O. Smith, and he shares why he left entertainment and embraced meditation.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Abbas Wahab Shares His Immigrant Story Through Comedy
Abbas Wahab shares his immigrant story through comedy.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Spotlighting Black Owned Business: Special Compass
Spotlighting Black Owned Business – Special Compass – founded by Shakira Rouse
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Checking in
I check in with listeners. I speak briefly about the increase in violence in the city (and world), rising food and gas prices, and getting back to normal while still in a pandemic.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Prepping for your job search!
I chat with Kerry Kettle – a Program Coordinator, and she lets the audience know what sectors are hiring, how to prepare for a zoom interview, and how job search has changed by the pandemic.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Michelle’s 2 cents – part 2
I share my 2 cents on the end of the mask mandate, the end of common decency, and the rise in violence in Toronto, Canada.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Spotlighting Black Owned Business – Nyarai Cellars
I sit with Steve Byfield and we chat about his Black Owned Business, Nyarai Cellars.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: A discussion on the Disproportionality of Minority Children in Special Education
The focus of the show is on the overrepresentation as well as the underrepresentation of minority students in special education.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Happy New Year!
Michelle provides a new year greeting and discusses upcoming show topics.
Words With Michelle- the podcast: A Talk With Mic Slayer, Jam Gamble
I speak with public speaker and media personality Jam Gamble. She shares why she started her public speaking program – Slay The Mic.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: The N Word
Michelle discusses the “N word” with artist/storyteller/entrepreneur Micha.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Michelle’s 2 cents
MIchelle briefly provides her 2 cents on vaccines and wearing a mask.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Are We Opening The City Too Quickly?
I chat with Patricia – Sales & Marketing Rep in the Medical field, about the city (Toronto) opening up after lockdown.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: The Effects Of Dealing With 15 Months Of Lockdown
Amani shares how she dealt with being in lockdown for 15 month due to the pandemic.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Tracy Moore Responds To Being Body Shamed
I have a short convo with Clityline host, Tracy Moore, about her response to being body shamed online.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Finding Love During Lockdown
Kenrick Phillip shares how he was able to find a relationship during lockdown.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: A Discussion About Politics, Black Hair, & Microaggressions With Celina Caesar-Chavannes
I talk politics, Black hair, and microaggressions with Celina Caesar-Chavannes.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: How A Small Business Owner Learned To Pivot During The Pandemic
How A Small Business Owner Learned To Pivot During the Pandemic
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Black Men In Media – Jonathan Shaw’s Journey In Radio
I speak with Jonathan Shaw about being a Black man in radio.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Checking in
In this mini episode I speak about experiencing loss and trying to cope.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Brandon Hay Talks Fatherhood & Creating The Black Daddies Club
Michelle speaks with Brandon Hay about fatherhood and what led him to create the Black Daddies Club.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Happy New Year
Happy New Year Message
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Kofi Frempong Turns His Fear Into His Passion
I speak with Toronto-based artist/ painter, Kofi Frempong, and he details how he was able to overcome his fear of painting.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Budgeting During A Pandemic
I speak with Financial Rep., Tanika Riley, and she shares tips on how to budget during a pandemic.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Colourism
I chat with Tracy Peart about colourism: differential treatment based on skin colour.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Healing Through Wellness Practices
Michelle chats with Jothi Saldanha – a certified Transformational Coach, about the importance of Healing through wellness practices.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Checking in
Michelle briefly recaps what life has been like over the past 7 months, and checks in with the audience.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Random Acts of Racism
I speak with 5 guests who share a few of the racist acts that have experienced living in Canada.
Telling Stories Through Food With Grace Cameron
“Food is so bonding, it’s universal – it connects people.” That is how Grace Cameron – the publisher and editor of JamaicanEats Magazine eloquently describes the power of food during our Zoom call in early July. You can safely assume that I wholeheartedly agree with Grace’s statement. Being a foodie, I know first-hand…
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Race and Representation in Art
Zahra Siddiqui speaks about her first solo exhibit – The Invisible Majority and why representation matters.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Racism in the Medical Field, part 2
In the second part of the “Racism in the medical field”, Dr. O speaks on how Black doctors are affected by systemic racism.
Toronto Eats: Flava Ceen
Spending the majority of my time at home has allowed me to start cooking way more than I ever did, and truthfully, I don’t mind. (#quarantinelife) It has given me a chance to tap into my culinary skills, and try recipes I was hesitant to attempt. But….on the flipside, since I have been cooking…
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Racism In The Medical Field
I sit with writer and poet, Mugabi Byenkya, as he discusses the mistreatment he has received from medical professionals.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Dating in the age of Covid-19, pt 2
I chatted with matchmakers, The Love Listeners, and they spoke about how they approach dating in a holistic way, and discussed some of the pros and cons of dating in a pandemic.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Dating in the age of Covid – 19, pt 1
Relationship Coach Dani Changg, shares tips on how you can date in the age of Covid-19.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Tennile Cooper shares tips for parents to stay productive and sane during the quarantine
Tennile Cooper shares ways that parents can stay sane & productive during the quarantine.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: A Chat With Jill Andrew
I speak with Jill Andrew – MPP for Toronto/St. Paul’s. She addresses women’s issues around body shaming, anti-black racism, and much more!
Words With Michelle – the podcast: What is Cancel Culture?
Zachariah and I chat about “cancel culture.” We define it & discuss its effectiveness.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace
The details regarding disclosing your mental health status in the workplace.
Words With Michelle – the podcast: About Me
A brief episode about the girl behind the podcast.
Celina Caesar-Chavannes: Open, Honest & Brave
Interviewing former Member of Parliament Celina Caesar-Chavannes was something I didn’t really plan. Not saying I didn’t want to – I’m in awe of her tremendous strength and courage, but I didn’t think that I would post another interview for Words With Michelle, as I was spending all my time prepping to launch my podcast…
Words With Michelle – the podcast: Natural in the workplace
A discussion about wearing your hair naturally in the in the workplace.
I normally write a “Year in Review” post where I recount the highlights of the past year, as well as share with you a few pop cultural events that affected me (psst…..gotta quickly mention the Raptors’ win because that was MONUMENTAL). But I thought to change it up and do something different. For this last…
5 Black Owned Businesses You Need To Know!
This past summer I attended the Black Owned Summer Market – the brainchild of Black Owned Unity founder, Sepo Achampong. You might remember that I featured Sepo’s work as an African designer on Words With Michelle 4 years ago (click here to read the post), but he has recently branched out and hosts a variety…