Comfortably Uncomfortable Conversations With Devon J Hall
Podcasting is Medicine for me. Sharmane Fury said that in the podcast episode she did with me for the aforementioned podcast show, Comfortably, Uncomfortable, Conversations.
I realized that when I first started podcasting, I mean the first time that I sat down to record my voice, many years ago, I think seven or eight now, I honestly felt like I had a lot to say, but a voice that no one would listen to.
To my surprise, and with the support of Anonymous, my voice traveled around the world, and I had people as far as Australia, and Germany listening to my show on a regular basis.
Podcasting helped me find my voice, it helped me to realize that I had a lot to say and that I had things to say to people in a way that only I could. I learned a lot through doing Radio Free Voice, I learned a lot about letting myself have fun and be silly, in ways that I never thought I could before.
I didn’t really take Radio Free Voice that seriously, because I was still learning and growing. Sure I had a vision for it that I wanted to become a reality, but at the end of the day, Radio Free Voice existed in order to teach me that I had a voice, and that I was worthy of sharing that voice with as many people as possible.
I started doing Comfortably Uncomfortable Conversations during the Covid crisis, because I was so isolated, George Floyd had just died, and I was feeling a thousand emotions that I wasn’t expressing. I needed to reach out to other women, and men for that matter, who were feeling all the same things I was, and really start talking about what’s going on inside my head.
These conversations have been a life changer, because not only have they added to the Loud Mouth Brown Girl brand, but they have really helped me learn how my brain works and what it is that I want to do with my future.
These conversations have become as Sharmane Fury said they are, medicine for my soul. I honestly don’t know what I would have become without them.
Now that I am doing Comfortably Uncomfortable Conversations, I am more focused on making sure that each episode is better than the last. I am still learning, but I am taking these lessons a lot more seriously then I took the lessons of RFV. Comfortably Uncomfortable Conversations means more to me. Because it is the next evolutionary step in my career. Such as it is.
These conversations that I am having are with Black women, White men, Black men, White women, about politics, cannabis use, mental health, emotional break downs. They are important conversations that I never took the time to have in my younger years.
They are the topics that our mothers families and their mothers families never discussed because they weren’t “polite”.
I am not comfortable when everyone is polite all the time, I need a few “mother fuckers” thrown into my conversation. I think it adds pepper where there is too much salt, and I think that these conversations matter because my audience thinks they matter.
Every week is a different guest from a different walk of life talking about the topics that matter to them. With my occasional question thrown in. It’s my way of ensuring that even if we don’t have a seat at the table, a record of our conversations outside the room exist.
If you would like to listen to Comfortably Uncomfortable Conversations, you can find it on Spotify, Apple iTunes, and wherever podcasts are played regularly.
Sending all my love,
Devon J Hall