January 13, 2022

EP. 93 — Candice Brathwaite

Author Candice Brathwaite joins Jameela this week to talk about her experience as an outspoken advocate for black motherhood and women. They discuss Candice’s family role as being more “paternal,” and how the pandemic made her reckon with a more maternal role. They commiserate over frustrations with eurocentric beauty standards for black women, Candice shares her wisdom on learning when to stay silent if dealing with online attacks/controversy, Candice walks us through the challenges black women have with the medical system, and more.
You can listen to Candice on her podcast Pillow Talk with Papa B and Candice Brathwaite
You can follow Candice on Instagram @candicebrathwaite
You can find transcripts for this episode on the Earwolf website. 
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Transcript

Jameela [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil. I hope you’re well, but if you’re not, I hope you’re persisting whatever it is that you’re doing in order to just get by through this terrible month, I support it and I’m with you and I just want to quickly say thank you so much for listening to the podcast in the last month and absolutely inundating me with lovely messages about how much you’ve enjoyed the episodes we put out. I picked those guests very, very carefully and specifically for that time of year, and it makes me so happy to know that you it all resonated with you and that you felt heard and seen or inspired or energized and and less lonely. These are all the things that I feel, and what I love about doing this podcast is that, you know, I hate experiencing anything really great on my own. You know, like when you stay in like a nice hotel room, when you see a beautiful sight and then as you turn around,

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