It Takes A Village To Het A Kid Where They Need To Be ft. Juan Ramirez of Racist Sandwich

Ep. 79 It Takes A Village To Raise A Chanti ft. Chanti Darling

VVP is back and with a VERY SPECIAL guest that will have you seeing ~st*rs~  @chantidarling comes thru to the studio to discuss the pdx music scene and his own career path which led to the boptastic RNB, Vol 1. If you’re living under a rock and haven’t already, buy the album and tune in to catch them third degrees!!!! Big thank you to Chanti for gracing us! ♥️ #ittakesavillage


Episode 62. It Takes A Village and it's MAARQUII's House

What happens when MAARQUII takes over as co--host? A whole lotta jokes, vulnerability, and honest talk!

Episode 61. It Takes A Village To Raise An Empowering Generation ft. Masyn Wade

It’s in your best interest to tune in to our newest episode, available on iTunes and Spotify, today to listen to Masyn Wade tell his story and experience the genius he’s become/becoming. Growth is a gift and that’s not something lost on this impactful guest. We’re fucking #blessed to have this young entrepreneur on our show this week! So turn UP your motherfuckin ears this week and LEARN SOMETHING FROM THIS!

Episode 57. It Takes A Village To Know When Ya Gotta Go ft. Carlos The Roller Blader

Hey Vibers! We're hittin' it hard with the guests this time around. We want to make sure that we're staying rooted in the village! Our guest this week is the dopest of the dope, Carlos The Roller Blader! They're one of a kind and have graciously stopped by our village this week to kiki (do you love me?) and tell their story. Make sure to TURN IT UP on Spotify or Apple Podcasts and let us know how we're doing by rating because we're sensitive about our shyit! Thank you again, Carlos, for comin' thru to the show and thank you all for listening! #ittakesavillage

Episode 38. Grown-Up Wishes & Childhood Dreams

This week on VILLAGEVIBESPODCAST: we’re letting Jesus take the wheel while we cruise along in Kayla’s car and talk about ALLLL the deep things! Yes, this episode is heavy shit with Kayla reflecting on her youthful dreams and Brittain reflecting on the importance of love and connection with those you hold close to you. There’s our usual bickering and Kayla’s questionable driving choices, but overall *really, it’s same me, it’s old me, you know, SAME SHIT*. We hope you all enjoy this short episode and remember to respond to VillageThoughts via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! Again, we spoke about this in What We Learned, but it truly takes a village... make sure you’re a part of that village when those you love need it most. Encourage them, support them, hear them, love them.

Episode 37. A VERY LITTY CHRISTMAS!

Ok... so... listen. We were lit for this episode, not even tryna lie. Please don't judge our messy tones and incomplete sentences and endless giggles too much. Kayla was mouth breathing and clicking and Brittain was... well, he was Brittain. This is a brief What We Learned This Week— we’re discussing Miguel’s new album, relationships, Super Mario music, how awful the world is, and SZA, just for good measure. We skipped a lotta shit from our new format buuuut we had a good time so enjoy with us and maybe get lit cuz it’ll help you understand our *levels*. Remember: it takes a village [and a splash of liquor]!!

Episode 34. We got a New Attitude!

Ayo vibers, WE BACK from yet another week off... forgive us as we had some equipment changes once again! Listen to our new segment, Village Thoughts, for new opportunities to be involved in our *village* and be mentioned on next week’s episode. We hope you enjoy our BS and our attempts at being more consistent and organized (which is hard for my guy B). Listen, like, share, subscribe, and follow us on Insta and TWITTERRRR BISH! Yes we be all up in that tweet game, talkin more real shit so that if listening to an hour of our podcast ain’t your game, you can enjoy viewing our tweets for 30 seconds before it’s literally on to the next thing. Love y’all! It takes a village!

There's a change a coming, well...it's happening

Ever get that pit of uncertainty in your stomach? The one that makes you a bit queasy and uneasy? I have learned that is my anxiety talking directly to me. For the last few weeks, I have consumed three or more cups of coffee daily, fell off my nutritional plan, picked up my work load (and most likely will be picking up more), gone on a hunt for an apartment, and the list goes on. All while still recording and editing a podcast and vlog, and trying to maintain relationships (which seems to be flailing). I am officially integrated into western society's ideal work life...(where's the Charlie Brown UG! meme when you need one?). People will say, "That's adulting!", "That's life!". But is it? 

While coming to grips with this pattern of reality,  I wonder who made up these rules? At what point was working your tail to the ground the only way to make it? My friend often tells me that once I move into my own place I should get a pet, and while I pleasantly ponder this idea, I instantly think "Girl when the hell am I gonna have time to spend with a dog?", and "who is gonna pay vet bills, and food"? I'm barely gonna skate by for myself once this move is official.

I'd really like to find the balance of it all while understanding that change is constant, and that I have to be able to adjust even though I feel my entire life has been adjusting. Adjusting is a reality. I've had to adjust most noticeably and recently to the changes in relationships with friends. Folks I usually kick it with aren't around as much, text messages are more and more delayed or aren't even returned. And calling? What the hell is that? I totally admit I play a hand in these modules as well, but I deeply feel the impact. Is this a result of all the adulting having to go on in our lives?

I made a comment to a friend yesterday as she invited me to an event (already having had a very busy day planned), and it triggered a response in me that almost had me in tears. I'd said "I am trying my best to accommodate everyone's requests, and am just trying to do the best I can". I felt I needed to apologize for not being able to be available at their request, and that bothered me. Sounds like I need to learn how to set boundaries right? Or just learn how to be okay with saying I'm not able to do this.

In my phrase of the year, "I say that to say this", We are all booked and busy, that is the truth. And it doesn't seem like overworking will let up anytime soon, but give yourself permission to take a few breaths, have that moment of silence, cry, express, create, self-care, however your outlet releases. It's also perfectly fine to log off. I'm gonna take a page from my own advice book here and see how well I can apply these theories in my own life.  Make your own rules ya'll! 

~B

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Episode 33. What I Eat Don't Make You Sh*t ft. Courtney Lewis

Vibers— it’s Tuesday, so you already know what it is!! NEW EPISODE!! This week, we sat down with the brightest, the boldest, the baddest Ms. Courtney Lewis! She came through with several sermons, sharing her thoughts about New York, the current political climate, and overall being a bad ass bitch. Brit and Courtney reminisced the past, trifling in NY and ghoulish KKK members (just listen, you’ll understand). Check it out, laugh, share, and subscribe. Tell a neighbor! Slip a note to your crush at work. Idgaf how, just get the VIBES OUT BECAUSE IT TAKES A VILLAGE!