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Feature Friday: Whitney Knox Lee
Highlighting Our People in Podcasting!
Hi my name is Adell and I write… Feature Friday! ✨
Podcasting is accessible to me and has an ever-growing reach since it's accessible to most others
Indeed accessibility that is one of the coolest things about podcasting, having the ability to have a direct line to our community. That’s what today’s feature, Whitney Knox Lee is all about with her podcast Impostrix…now thats a unique name ✨
So what is Impostrix Podcast, it’s combined Imposter and Dominatrix to create a name that would signify power over non-belonging.
That’s pretty dope, and it is really interesting to combine those two things together with a overall goal of creating one’s own place and showing strength. Impostrix validates (smart, talented AF, and often over-qualified) professionals of color who navigate imposter syndrome and racial toxicity in their careers. Through personal anecdotes, historical facts, and scientific data, Civil Rights Attorney and Racial Equity Consultant Whitney Knox Lee and special guests explore how race and racism impact their careers, their personal lives, and their joy.
Those are some things that we all have dealt with I’m sure. Imposter syndrome is something I know a few of us have dealt with personally. It’s a lot of us who are often concerned that we aren’t as amazing as we actually are.
Hey, full transparency, I’ve dealt with this in my own right. So it’s pretty dope to have a show that explores that, we aren’t alone, and gives tips on how we can navigate some pretty challenging spaces. Honestly, it gives the vibes of confidence building and just knowing how fire we all are! 🔥
As the show description shares it’s about pushing through! They share accessible language, tools, tips, and “fake it till you make it” tricks to inspire you to protect your energy, embrace your power, and honor your worth. Yass, I love this!
Get into this show art….it really makes sense 💅🏾
So we’ve got the show details, we know about the goal here of affirming professionals of color who navigate imposter experiences and racial toxicity in their careers. But with only 6 months in the podcasting game, Whitney got into this space in the way that most people do…by listening to podcasts.
I listened to other podcasts and appreciated how accessible the information could be. That triggered a thought that I could do this too! I've been going on 💯 since then.
Podcast discoverability is most often done via podcasts, but it’s dope how Whitney took it a step further and in a way discovered herself in this podcast space by just listening to podcasts. Gotta love how podcasts inspire us in different ways.
Speaking of discoverability, as you browse through Impostrix…maybe check out Whitney’s favorite episodes. The funnest episodes tend to be with her sista circle. They know each other and lift each other up. So far the most informative and affirming episode she’s done has been with Dr. Negar Fani, a neuropsychologist who studies the impact that racial trauma has on our brains. So fascinating and he gives scientific proof and context for how she feels and reacts in certain situations.
So with all this amazing programming…you know we had to ask, what were some key takeaways.
I give up perfectionism, I literally don't have time for it. I always have room to grow and broaden my perspective, continuing to have these conversations with folks is one way to do that. Finding communities of other podcasters to learn from has been fundamental to my growth as a podcaster.
I think that’s where I end it…shout out to ya’ll, our amazing community of podcasters…and thanks as always for reading. *virtual hug*
… Peace ☮️ Love ❤️ Soul💪🏾 -Adell aka @iamadellcoleman on all socials 💋
Oh and a little about me…this is the hard part, talking about myself!
I’m Adell Coleman Chief Operations Officer of DCP Entertainment. I’m a multi-award winning podcast creator, producer, and host. I host and EP the podcast Say Their Name. I like talking so you may have seen me around at a few conferences!
One of my favorite things to do is to amplify and uplift those BIPOC and marginalized creatives who aren’t just hosts but are doing many different things in the podcast space.
At DCP, we distribute podcasts that share stories, podcasts, interviews, and insights by and for underrepresented voices. Feel free to check us out!
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