It Takes A Village To Build A Heart/ Be A Panty Droppa ft. Gio of Real Talk PDX

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

It Takes A Village To Bring Life To People ft. Ronnie A.K.A. BeSpeak

Happy Tuesday Folx! Y’all know what it is.. we have a new episode!! We have a VERY special guest this week. @ronnie_aka_bespeak stopped by the studio and schooled us on how to be a creator in pdx, discussing his music and incredible ability to lift up his community. Take notes y’all! He is a certified crooner and overall GENIUS!! Make sure to check out his new album A.K.A. Bespeak on Apple Music and if you haven’t yet, get tix to his upcoming show at the Mission Theater on March 9th! Stay tuned til the very end to hear new music from Ronnie! We love you and thank you all for always reminding us that #ittakesavillage !

Live Feed TEDx Portland State University

ICYMI— our very own Bae of Life Brittain will be delivering the talks to end all Tedx Talks! So this week, we had Sasheen, Abi, and Ethan from Portland State come thru the studio to tell us more about the event and #movingforward. Listen for laughs and to hear more information about the TEDxPortlandStateUniversity event!! #ittakesavillage

Episode 56. It Takes A Village To Do This Marriage Ish

It's your favorite Podcast back in the full swing of things. This week we update you on where we've been, and what we've been up to which is getting hitched! Brittain and Kayla do some reflecting on the reality of this marriage thing. Get ready for some laughs and some reads. And if you have a moment, head on over to www.patreon.com/villagevibespodcast . If you are loving the work we do and want to help us reach some major goals we'd appreciate your support. Because at the end of the #Ittakesavillage

 

Episode 55. Live from My People's Market

We're officially off wedding hiatus! VillageVibesPodcast had an incredible opportunity this weekend to hear the stories of some amazing POC vendors at My People's Market. It's a long one but it's worth hearing the beautiful things folks are doing for their communities locally and at large. Please take a listen if you are at all invested in community, unity, or just hearing how someone is changing their corner of the world. Major ups to My People's Market, Y.G.B., The Printory, Travel Portland, Prosper Portland, and MercatusPDX. This week was the best representation of #ittakesavillage

Went Solo on that A$$, but he still the same.

The Bye and Bye has become my favorite place to frequent since the Big Move on my own again. As I get older I realize this moving often shit is for the birds. These aren't the old days of an aspiring dancer who would pick up and go on a whim, and pray for the best. Don't get me wrong, I will still travel anywhere, but there is something about having your roots planted and a place to call home at this age. Having a home base was always something I would beg my mom for. We moved constantly, and while it didn't seem like a big deal back then, I am seeing now in my 30's, just how affected I was (as with a number of other issues that have arisen quiet as it's kept) by the constant movement. I believe a home was the last thing she wanted to secure for us before she passed, and she did. I was proud of her in that moment (as with many others), even though weeks later she'd succumb to her illness, and I'd have to let the house go. She did everything for me that lady.

The last few weeks have probably been the hardest in a while, but honestly I don't regret having these hard moments because I needed to be reminded that I am resourceful. Reminded that my hustle game is real strong still. Reminded that I CAN DO THIS! The other piece I have been reminded about, is that people (Family, Friends, New Neighbors) really will help and genuinely want to help. That sometimes you just have to allow the blessings in and not be ashamed to accept them in whatever form they come in. I say that to say this! GIVE YOURSELF A CHANCE TO SHOW AND PROVE! Take the risk! You'll never know what you're capable of until you go for it! The shits never gonna be easy...never. But that's the point isn't it?

 

~Signed the only Black person in Bye and Bye

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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]!!