Cocoa Butter Junkie

Michelle

A podcast on the everyday reflections and experiences of a Kenyan woman. An examination of life living through mental health issues, grief, growing up a.k.a kicking and screaming into adulthood, the experiences of being a woman in Kenya, making friends as an adult, and struggles with faith. read less
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Episodios

EPISODE 11. What grief feels like...
04-10-2020
EPISODE 11. What grief feels like...
Hey there! I’m baaaack!! For real this time! Welcome to Season Two of the podcast!!!! In this episode, I tackle what I’ve been up to since I took a break & what grief has been like for me Grief definition from  https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/grief https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grief Read The 128th stage of grief here https://medium.com/@thiskenyanwoman/the-128th-stage-of-grief-6118de96ca23 The stammer https://medium.com/@thiskenyanwoman/the-stammer-73170532fcf1 I am so down in the dumps, my soul is overwhelmed. https://medium.com/@thiskenyanwoman/i-am-so-down-in-the-dumps-my-soul-is-overwhelmed-309055584f9e Listen to Episode 2 here https://anchor.fm/cocoabutterjunkie/episodes/EPISODE-2--My-Mental-Health-Experience-efhl75 Listen to Episode 3 here https://anchor.fm/cocoabutterjunkie/episodes/EPISODE-3--The-day-I-found-out-my-brother-was-dead-efmq4e Listen to Episode 8 here https://anchor.fm/cocoabutterjunkie/episodes/EPISODE-8--Women-Vs-Womanhood-in-Kenya-ehel26 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Notes on Grief | The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/notes-on-grief MDQ’s episodes on CTA https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY82RVylbju3bkK_ya_PD0w0690w9Loi2 Passenger List.  https://passengerlist.org/  Unmarried  https://www.showmax.com/eng/tvseries/9e6vwnk0-unmarried The podcast is available on your favourite podcast app https://www.linktr.ee/cocoabutterjunkie Follow me on the socials  @cocoabutterjunkie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Please share, rate and review! Thank you for listening Consider supporting the podcast : https://www.patreon.com/cocoabutterjunkie Please take 5 mins and give me your feedback-->https://forms.gle/A2d84D8TRkxeDdUe8 Music Happy African Village by John Bartman Not Remembering her by Esther Abrami --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cocoabutterjunkie/message
EPISODE 10. The Glitz and Glam of the Behind the Scenes
16-08-2020
EPISODE 10. The Glitz and Glam of the Behind the Scenes
I need a mental health break guys....and I'm taking it. So this will be the final episode of this season. But worry not, I will be back with more episodes in a few weeks. I'm taking this time to work on them. In the mean time, you can learn what it takes to work on this podcast. Lemme know if you're interested in an IG live and what topics you'd like covered in Season 2. Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/message/cocoabutterjunkie Please consider supporting the podcast. https://www.patreon.com/cocoabutterjunkie Peyton Sawyer's Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/peytons-podcast/id292591486 Serial Podcast https://serialpodcast.org List of Kenyan Podcasts I'm currently listening to  Otherwise  Surviving NairobiLegally cluelessLiving truthfullyCKIZAThe Human Interest podcastMy African Start up storyToo SimpleThe backstoryMwende Says This week's recommendations Jesus & Jollof Podcast https://jesusandjollof.simplecast.com/ Twilight App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.lux&hl=en The podcast is available on your favourite podcast app https://www.linktr.ee/cocoabutterjunkie Follow me on the socials  @cocoabutterjunkie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Please share, rate and review! Email:cocoabutterjunkie@gmail.com Thank you for listening! Music Happy African Village by John Bartman --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cocoabutterjunkie/message
EPISODE 3. The day I found out my brother was dead
28-06-2020
EPISODE 3. The day I found out my brother was dead
Today I tell you about my brother, the journey to finding out he’d died, the first time I saw him in a casket, his burial and the journey since For those not from Kenya,  * Matatu = public transport bus ,  * Matatu stage = bus stop,  * Maragoli = one of the ethnic communities/languages spoken in Kenya,  * Safaricom  = most popular Telcom in Kenya * Town = the city * Fundi = Tailor Doing this episode was really hard for me. Recording and editing the audio took a lot. Reliving the death of loved one is hard. I didn’t realize just how hard it would be... The day that this episode goes live was supposed to be my brother’s birthday. June 28th. He would be turning thirty. You will hear a lot of   “…at some point” “…aaaand…”, clicks, and awkward laughs  :-) I wrote this  couple of months after my brother died…I mentioned it in the episode https://medium.com/@thiskenyanwoman/that-first-walk-5215dde29e06 https://medium.com/@thiskenyanwoman/i-want-to-be-normal-f10461979f1e https://medium.com/@thiskenyanwoman/hopes-and-dreams-i-had-for-my-brother-29e7c719995 Please take 5 mins and give me your feedback-->https://forms.gle/A2d84D8TRkxeDdUe8 Follow me on the socials @thiskenyanwoman on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Podcast Pages @cocobutterjunkie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Music: Happy African Village by John Bartmann --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cocoabutterjunkie/message