For Episode 4, the Black Women Working Podcast discuss ‘being authentically you’.
This episode is an exploration of how our confidence in the workplace can shine or be overshadowed, considering some distinctions between being the confident professional, and authentically you the confident person.
The Black Women Working Podcast are drawing on the comparison between Black Women Tears and White Women Tears in the workplace.
White Women Tears is a term of reference to describe the common use of crying and other expressions of distress by white women as a means of weaponising their privilege and inherent whiteness, exerting full power over white womanhood as a class historically designated as delicate, racially superior and in need of protection
Episode 2 The Black Women Working Podcast are discussing our hair.
How we as Black women internalise what is considered as ‘professional hair’, is a worldwide debate that has even sparked anti-discrimination legislation across the globe.
This discussion meanders through how we present our authentic selves at work, to the ‘we and me issues’ in our Eurocentric hair choices even without considering our workplaces.