Tag: Black Women Working

Safe Space December 2019

Thank you to all our listeners who actively engage and have contacted us with personal concerns in the workplace.

So here we are with our first ‘Safe Space’ episode offering our thoughts on your experiences on being a Black Woman Working.

Ours are personal opinions and not direct or expert advice. If any of our listeners work in HR or legal or managerial positions, we welcome your insights and guidance too.

Stress & Anxiety At Work

This episode we are discussing stress and anxiety in the workplace.

Too many of us are more concerned with the organisational impact of taking time off rather than the further detrimental consequences on our health.

We explore our personal experiences and share some really useful strategies for managing employers and finances whilst taking time off work

White Women Tears

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.


For Episode 1 Black Women Working are discussing microaggressions in the workplace.

Described as the ‘stupid questions’ and comments we are privy and victim to at work. Microaggressions are real, they are systemic and institutional, and we are all familiar with them.

They can be used in innocence but often they are used to trigger and draw us out.