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Episode 3 of Three Sisters. Fear, Faith and Hope, Part 1: Code-Switching and The Gift of Fear.

Posted November 24, 2020 in News Articles

Listen to Episode 3 of Three Sisters on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify

When the Beard sisters sat down to talk about fear, faith and hope, the night went long because the subject matter was so deep and personal and necessary. In this episode, the sisters talk about code-switching as linguistic smoke and mirrors (shout outs to Michelle Obama, Zora Neale Hurston and Benjamin Crump).

As the conversation deepens, we come to understand the first moment when rebel Rana lost touch with the voice of God, trusted a stranger, and entered into the abyss of assault. This traumatic event helped Rana understand that "black girls need therapy." She was introduced to the work of Gavin de Becker, whose book The Gift of Fear helped her understand how fear can be a resource and how it aligns with the voice of God.

Note: This episode includes information about an assault.

We are grateful to Ben Anderson, Devona’s husband, for his support of our podcast. Our hearts go out to the Anderson family as they process the loss of Ben’s sister Carmen last week.