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Around The Way Curls

Rooted in friendship, humor, and self-actualization, Shanti and Antoinette share their unique life experiences while exploring a variety of topics that honor both the profound and the profane because duality is a thing.

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Ep 222. She Did That ft. Renae Bluitt
Today, we sit down with special guest Renae Bluitt and discuss her unique journey as an entrepreneur. Renae takes us from her beginnings as a blog content creator to producing her film, "She Did That" which landed a spot on Netflix. Rich with nuggets of inspiration and insight, this is an important episode for anyone beginning their own entrepreneurial start. Follow Renae: Website: https://www.renaebluitt.com/IG: https://www.instagram.com/iamrenaebluitt/ Holiday Bazaar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/she-did-that-holiday-bazaar-2022-tickets-451783114457 Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/honoring-the-profound-and-the-profane/id1556261212?i=1000582145072
87:28 12/01/2022
Ep 221. Time: The Most Valuable Currency ft. Black
In this episode, Shanti is away and Antoinette is joined by one of her nearest and dearest friends...photographer, musician, multimedia artist extraordinaire, and overall brilliant being "Black" aka @thnwblk_ on IG. Together, they weigh in on a few interesting listener calls (of which both have gripes to pick with Antoinette) and discuss the concept of time. How do we utilize it? What is its value? Is it even real? What role does it play in how we govern and navigate our lives? Join us.Follow BlackIG: @THNWBLK_Website: https://thnwblk.com/ Follow Renae Bluitt & come hang at the Holiday Baazar!IG: @iamrenaebluitt https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=%2Fiamrenaebluitt%2F&source=omni_redirect Holiday Bazaar: shedidthatholidaynyc.eventbrite.comWebsite: https://www.renaebluitt.com/Song credit: Only Time by Enya
93:17 11/28/2022
Ep 220. Practicing Gratitude
Today is Thanksgiving and after weeks of dealing with a recent health scare concerning Antoinette's mother, it only seems right the girls discuss the power of gratitude. We all know what it is but do we intentionally practice it? Do we even know how to? Join us. Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong Credit: My Light by Sault
53:23 11/24/2022
Ep 219. Projection Is a Thing
In episode 219, Shanti discusses her preparation for The Sable Collective's busy season while Antoinette fills us in on an unexpected stay in Philly. Shanti reveals another white crush and questions whether or not she is projecting on Jonathan Majors. Together, they discuss Hershel Walker's senate run, Trump's 2024 presidential campaign, impending WWIII, Dave Chappelle's SNL monologue, & the constant disrespect Kelly Rowland endures due to her proximity to Beyonce. Join UsDo you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong Credit: Motivation by Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne
86:22 11/21/2022
Ep 218. Anxious Parenting ft. Dr. Isha Metzger
In the first half of the episode, Antoinette and Shanti listen to Around The Way Curl community voicemails. Topics span from rape allegations, the continued spotlight on Antisemitism, and projecting insecurities onto Antoinette. For our main topic, Shanti sits with expert Dr. Isha Metzger. Together they discuss parenting anxious children and the ways in which we can disrupt patterns of anxiety and harm. Join us.To learn more about our guest Dr. Isha Metzger, go to https://www.drishametzger.com/ and to explore greater resources on Black children and anxiety go to https://www.drishametzger.com/care-package-for-racial-healingDo you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong Credit: God in Disguise by Sault
78:11 11/17/2022
Ep 217. In Love, Single & Dating
In this episode, Shanti shares her recent adventures in Atlanta while Antoinette wonders if she should lean into being more of a cougar. Together we talk about the elections results, what's gonna happen to middle America, the decline of men, the mediocrity of Drake, and if Caresha is in danger with Puff Daddy as they explore being "single but dating" together. Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit: Must Be Love by Cassie ft. Puff Daddy
84:10 11/14/2022
Ep 216. A Word From Our Listeners
In this week's episode, Shanti gets direct encouragement from her past self while Antoinette continues to hold on as the pressure of work + life build up. For our main topic, we turn to our listeners as they share their thoughts, reactions, and questions around issues like the politics of politeness, the importance of saving memories, and real-life encounters of Florida's raggedy election processes. Join us.Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collections
58:19 11/10/2022
Ep 215. Who is Actually Right?
In this episode, Shanti discovers Tik Tok while Antoinette salutes Trevor Noah's take on men and sex. Together they discuss the new album by Sault and Babyface not including Jazmine Sullivan on his new R&B girls album. Finally, they discuss how affirmative action is finna be overturned, Dwayne Wade's handling of Zaya, and the passing of Takeoff. Join us.Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collections
103:36 11/07/2022
Ep 214. Do I Still Know How To Ride?
In this episode, Shanti shares her newest kink while Antoinette shares a recent night of solo riding to make sure she ain't lose her capabilities. We enjoy listener call-ins about recovering from abuse, doing hard things, and general kikis. For our main topic, Antoinette realizes that radical honesty may be required in all areas of life including the bedroom. Join us as we navigate how to talk about unfulfilling sex, unrequited love, and loving up on small penises. Join us.Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit: Rodeo by City Girls
61:05 11/03/2022
Ep 213. Wake Up Mr. West
In episode 213, Shanti manages self-doubt and ponders what scary movies are appropriate for Jolie, while Antoinette has a new admirer at work. Together, the ladies discuss responsible ejaculation, Beyonce's upcoming tour, and the light that was Leslie Jordan. Finally, as much as they have tried to avoid discussing Kanye West, his recent "cancelation" due to anti-Semitism almost demands it. Join usDo you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit: Lost in the World by Kanye West
80:21 10/31/2022
Ep 212. Cannabis 101 ft. Kimbology
In episode 212, Shanti sets off to become a world traveler by booking a trip to, you guessed it, Atlanta while Antoinette revisits Yrsa Daley-Ward's The How. Together, we respond to listener voicemails that range from touch deprivation to pretty privilege within the Me Too movement. Finally, we are joined by the incredible Kim of the Kimbology podcast who ushers us through a cannabis 101 class for dummies. Connect with Kim: IG Buisness- @kimbologypodcast IG Personal- kimbo_ishhttps://linktr.ee/Kimbology#Meditate #Masterbate #MedicateDo you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit: D'evils by Sir
95:17 10/27/2022
Ep 211. Catching Eyes from White Guys
In this week's episode Shanti disrupts her routine with walks in the woods while catching eyes from white guys. Antoinette shares she is seeking out both adventure and rest for the coming New Year while also clarifying her position to a concerned listener over Antoinette's recent comments about Lizzo. Together we talk politics and who is really responsible for inflation and the recent controversial defacing of Van Gogh's "Sunflower" by Environmental Activists in London. Was it worth it? Join us.Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit: "Snow (Hey Oh) by Red Hot Chili Peppers
72:13 10/24/2022
Ep 210. Personal New Year
In this week's episode, we comment on listener voicemails that range from seeking pleasure from porn to unconventional marriages. After, we discuss Antoinette's recent birthday celebration and explore how she feels now that the festivities have passed. For our main topic, Shanti composed a list of "Birthday Reflections" for Antoinette to ponder as she closes a chapter and enters a Personal New Year. Join us.Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit: "Closer" by Goapele
51:22 10/20/2022
Ep 209. Blink Twice If You Need Help
In this episode, Shanti and Antoinette reflect on their weekend together. We big up Black Fathers, and share multiple hot takes on Sade, Lizzo, and Jennifer Hudson. Antoinette deep dives into the women-led uprising in Iran and more politics as usual while Shanti laments on the current state of women in hip hop. Join us.Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit: "Cause I Love You" by Lizzo
79:48 10/18/2022
Ep 208. The Business of Marriage ft. Dani Baughan
In this week's episode, we are joined by facilitator, coach, and creator of "Conveaux" - Dani Baughan. Together we explore the business of marriage. Is marriage a business contract or a declaration of love? When do we begin to discuss finances with our potential partners? Are we obligated to pay for bonus children? Do we split everything 50/50? Does love conquer all including poor credit? Join us.Follow Dani @dani_beaux_ and @conveaux Learn about coming events at https://conveauxandbuild.go.studio/o you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit: "Int'l Player's Anthem" by UGK
84:33 10/13/2022
Ep 207. A Snake is a Snake
In episode 207, Antoinette reveals her revelations after having her first panic attack and it brings her to a new level of honesty. Shanti is prepping for the holidays and is pissed because no one sent her the name of the brown lip Erykah Badu is wearing. Together, they discuss resenting motherhood, the decriminalization of marijuana, "White Lives Matter" - ing, and why we should congratulate couples when they get divorced. Join us. Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit: River by IBEYI
66:53 10/10/2022
Ep 206. Help Me Help Myself
In this week's episode we talk about our relationship with giving and receiving help. How has society taught us to engage with people who need help? When do we decide we can't help someone and they are a "lost cause"? And most importantly how do we ask for help from others? How often is asking for our needs to be met attached to shame and feelings of failure? Join us.Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by Donny Hathaway
65:33 10/06/2022
Ep 205. Rachel Dolezal Got a Body Ody
In this episode, Shanti laments after the realization that Philly is wildly segregated while Antoinette's plants teach her yet another life lesson. Together, they examine the authenticity of governments like Cuba's uplifting LGBTQIA families and brands such as M&Ms deep diving into DE&I work. Finally, we discuss Netflix's ethical or unethical approach to the new Jeffrey Dahmer show, transracial pioneer Rachel Dolezal seemingly being forced into Only Fans and Shanti capes for City's Girls' Caresha, and her dreams of becoming the next "Black Oprah" (which makes no sense). Join Us. Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit: Act Up by City Girls
82:11 10/03/2022
Ep 204. Everyone Needs Touch
In this episode, Shanti commits herself to a white woman regimen while Antoinette shares the tragic aftermath of appearing on "The Pineapple Show". Together, we respond to a caller who thinks Shanti's "brown privilege card" should be revoked, while another caller accuses us of aging ourselves. For our main topic, we discuss touch deprivation, our personal experience with it, & the general effects it has on the human brain and psyche. How do we cope? How do we reconnect? How do we ask for touch? Once again we have more questions than answers. Join us...Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit: Touch by Omarion
68:49 09/29/2022
Ep 203. Desirability Won't Save Us.
In this week's episode, Shanti asks the community to rally around a dear friend in need while Antoinette tires from hearing herself talk after recording 3 podcasts in 1 week! Together, we kiki about Atlanta, GOT, and A Different World. For politics we offer resources for Puerto Rico, discuss the crisis in Iran and beg the question: Is there such thing as an equitable billionaire? For pop culture, we dive into the Ime Udoka scandal and highlight some talking points we feel are getting lost in the conversation. Join us.Ways to support Shanti's friend in need:Venmo = BkindGZ Cashapp = bkindfamilyservicesPaypal = bkindfamilyservices@gmailResources to support Puerto Rico:@mujersdeislapreldepartamentodelafoodDo you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong Credit: Jay Z 4:44
87:04 09/26/2022
Ep 202. Listener Love
We realized we didn't properly celebrate our 200th episode and we thought what better way to do that than with you? So, listen in as we play and respond to a TON of voicemails. You MAY just hear yourself. Love yall and thank you for rocking with us.Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong Credit: Solange's Down With The Clique
73:17 09/22/2022
Ep 201. Back Like We Never Left!
We return from our brief break with some Kiki energy! We catch up on our separate break activities and dive into all things pop culture + politics. We talk about the Mississippi water crisis, Joe Biden helping strike a deal for the railroads, well deserved (and not so well deserved) Emmy wins, Kim K being the "victim and the villain" and new music from both Ari Lennox + Jazmine Sullivan. Join us.Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong Credit: WH0A - SN0H AALEGRA X S4DE (HASAN INSANE REMIX)
78:45 09/19/2022
Reprise: Red Lip Theology ft. Candice Marie Benbow
This week, we are joined by theologian and essayist, Candace Marie Benbow. whose work lies at the intersections of beauty, faith, feminism, and culture. Together, we deep dive into Candace's book, Red Lip Theology, where she invites us to pave our own unique pathways to righteousness through activism, feminism, radical authenticity, and freedom. Join us.Follow Candice: IG & Twitter: @candicebenbowPurchase her book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/665375/red-lip-theology-by-candice-marie-benbow-foreword-by-melissa-harris-perry/ `Wesbite: https://candicebenbow.com Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Song credit: Hold Me As I Land https://music.apple.com/us/album/hold-me-as-i-land/1424924009?i=1424924528
62:13 09/15/2022
Reprise: Beautifully Broken
So, we are finally doing it. Shanti and I took last week off. We will be recording some new and exciting content this week so stay tuned. But in the meantime, please enjoy this oldie but goody. In episode 151, we discuss the ancient Japanese art form Kintsugi, where imperfections are highlighted and celebrated rather than hidden. Together, we relate this to our own lives and examine how we can be both beautiful and broken. Join us.Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurlsBuy Two Fish and An Elephant by Khruangbin here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/dreams/1454595364?i=1454595379
44:10 09/12/2022
Ep 200. Some Toxicity is Necessary?
We made it to episode 200 yall! AND to celebrate, we did another throwback music episode where we explore the R&B we grew up with and you may be surprised by what we discovered. Join us... Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collections
67:15 09/08/2022
Ep 199. Pray for the Babies
We are still taking a break from our norm and avoiding heavy/loaded/triggering topics like the plague. Enjoy our attempt at having a lighter conversation while we shoot the sh*t, talk Serena Williams, Stacey Dash, DMX, and how we do NOT envy children growing up in today's world. Join us...Keep in mind, this episode was recorded before the allegations were made against Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears. You know we talk a lot about the grooming of our young people so we will discuss at a later date.Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit DMX Slippin
77:58 09/05/2022
Ep 198. Do You Even Like Her?
We need a break from our "More Questions Than Answers" weekly drop because self-work is hard. We'll bring the soul work back this week. Until then, tune into another 'Ki-Ki' episode where Shanti talks about her first sex club experience and Antoinette reveals the official pronunciation of the Gawd, Maryam Hasnaa's name. Together, we discuss Shein's latest failure when it comes to business ethics, ponder whether some men date women but don't like them, and answer some caller's questions. Join usDo you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong credit Kate Nash: Play
89:02 09/01/2022
Ep 197. KIKI-ing: Hot Takes and Hot Ish ft. Areeayl Goodwin
In this KiKi episode, we uplift the genius that is Areeayl Goodwin of Home by Areeayl for our hot shit segment. She talks about her journey of getting her jewelry on Beyonce and having her collections released by Macy's. Together, we carry on about the death of R+B, quiet quitting, AI black face and the recent student loan forgiveness by Joe Biden. Join us.Follow Areeayl at IG: @homebyareeaylShop: https://www.macys.com/s/icons-of-style/home-by-areeayl/Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collections
110:36 08/29/2022
Ep 196. Sex Sucks Because of Capitalism?
We are back for another 'More Questions Than Answers" episode! Inspired by the Boston Review article, Nine Ways That Capitalism Is Ruining Sex, Shanti and Antoinette deep dive into the relationship between capitalism and sex. Join us!Boston Review Article:https://bostonreview.net/articles/nine-ways-that-capitalism-is-ruining-sex/ This is the link for the Spotify Episode on The Daily. The episode is titled Pregnant at 16.https://open.spotify.com/episode/2oOu467KC9eE6HdiJpQsZK?si=9ad9429c79e94193USES OF THE EROTIC: THE EROTIC AS POWER BY AUDRE LORDE: https://fredandfar.com/blogs/ff-blog/the-erotic-as-power-by-audre-lorde Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong Credit: The High by Kelela
96:26 08/25/2022
Ep 195. Disrupting the Culture ft. Amira and Joshua
In episode 195, Shanti and Antoinette are joined by fellow Philly podcasters Amirah and Joshua of Disruptors of the Culture podcast. Together, we explore folks who are currently making their mark on the culture and question whether or not we should be preserving or disrupting it. Join us. Follow Disruptors of the Culture here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruptors-in-the-culture/id1501224339 Do you have a question or comment you'd like to share with us? Call in! Leave a message!Hotline: (215) 948-2780 Email: aroundthewaycurls@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/aroundthewaycurls for exclusive videos & bonus episodes Shop ATWC Merch: https://www.aroundthewaycurls.com/collectionsSong Credit: Disruption by Jade Blue
95:15 08/22/2022