Smart For A Black Girl



Nicketa Coombs M. Ed., M.A- School Psychology Doctoral Student. - Researcher, Academic, Activist. - Jamaican born & raised. Join me as I navigate the social justice realm from a multicultural, interdisciplinary lens.


  • Episode 12: Sexual Liberation- Taking Our Power Back

    23/04/2021 Duración: 12min

    This episode briefly discusses how various societies, institutions & men in particular, assign value to women based on “sexual behaviors”. The patriarchy is built on the oppression of women, especially targeting those outwardly displaying sexual freedom. I hope today is the day that you take your power back via liberation. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

  • Episode 11: Trauma Sensitive Way of Life

    10/04/2021 Duración: 25min

    2020 and 2021 has been overwhelming for most of us, dealing with various types of loss, pain, worry, grief, trauma, mental illnesses, health scares etc. This episode introduces the idea of leading with a trauma sensitive approach with our interpersonal & intra-personal relationships. It also acknowledges that trauma is NOT the new clout term- instead of criticizing that everyone is talking about it, maybe we should view it as less people suffering in silence for various reasons. So many of us are fighting battles we never discuss- lead with kindness. ♥️ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

  • Episode 10: The Cost of Blackness: Almost Losing My Life

    30/10/2020 Duración: 17min

    How Racial Disparities in Healthcare Almost Cost Me My Life ————-This episode begins as a check-in & brief life update but the true focus is on racial disparities in healthcare. In JULY I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Embolism in every lobe of both lungs, a deflated heart valve, deflated intra ventricular septum & a right heart strain after constantly being ignored by the doctors since reporting symptoms in JANUARY. Basically spent 7 months in pain, distress & constant fatigue after multiple doctors visits & their assumptions that I was just wanting pain medicine. By the time they decided to LISTEN and take me serious- I was NO longer able to TALK because my lungs were completely filled with clots— the irony. Imagine losing your life mainly because you’re Black— that’s my reality. My lived experience. The reality of so many. The reality of too many. (Side note: I sound different and winded because my lungs are still healing). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to ma

  • Episode 9: Social Justice Advocate

    28/08/2020 Duración: 01h01min

    Conversation with former advisor and fellow social justice advocate, Dr. Dalton. This episode discusses Cultural Competence, Cultural Humility, Advocacy Efforts and much more! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

  • Episode 8 Triumph after Trauma: Beating Adversity

    26/07/2020 Duración: 36min

    Live interview on SportsNation: “From humble beginnings Nicketa Coombs, a multiple All-American athlete, used track and field as a conduit towards two Bachelor's and two Master's degrees. She is now mere months away from a Phd. She tells her story of her triumph over adversity Saturday at 5:30 pm on Sportsnation Live on Nationwide 90fm - 90.1 to 90. 9on the FM band; YouTube at Nationwide 90 FM, and Flow Channel 916”. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

  • Episode 7: Coping with COVID as a Foreigner ➖Home Away Home.

    18/05/2020 Duración: 31min

    How are you coping with COVID❓. Join us as we discuss how COVID has affected us as foreigners who are “home” away from “home”, places that we have attachment but still a troubled sense of belonging. Compassion, collaboration & kindness is how we make it. ❤️ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

  • Episode 6:The Experience of International Student-Athletes➡️ Land of Opportunities and....Isolation?

    30/12/2019 Duración: 36min

    Will we ever get to a point where International Student-Athletes feel fully supported and valued? Feel welcomed? Feel safe? Feel informed? ~~~~~~ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

  • Episode 5: Discursive Injustice: The Power in Language & Authority x Social Identities

    14/11/2019 Duración: 19min

    What are the implications when Social Identities intersect with the Power in Language & Authority? When I walk into a college classroom as a BLACK FEMALE instructor, I have to prove why I’m qualified to be there, even after 4 college degrees— the same does not ring true for my White peers, especially males. Why? In this segment, Al & I explore the intricacies of the philosophy behind power, authority, language along with intersectionality. (Even the impact on/of social media!) Al is a 5th year PhD candidate in Philosophy & Also the president of my Mizzou’s graduate student government. His research examines the social philosophy of language, particularly on why members of marginalized groups sometimes lack authority to successfully carry out speech acts like ordering and recommending, despite their having institutional credentials that should be sufficient to allow them to give an order. The main idea is that some people face barriers even after entering positions of power. This work provide

  • Episode 4: Woes & Wins of Graduate School.

    15/09/2019 Duración: 25min

    Unfiltered & honest conversations between Nicketa

  • Episode 3: Conversations About Colorism.

    04/05/2019 Duración: 11min

    Often times we acknowledge the negative experiences of Black Women with darker skin, but rarely do we talk about the experiences & biases against Black Women who are light skin. Why is this? Listen to a conversation about colorism between myself & my dear friend Carmaleta. ♥️ Feel free to add to the conversation. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

  • Episode 2: Identities as Risk Factors.

    23/03/2019 Duración: 13min

    - Why are aspects of my identity risk factors against me, my well-being and the quality of my life? - Why are Black Females the least protected group?. - We often hear and talk about the school to prison pipeline and the effects on Black boys and men as if there’s no impact on Black girls & Black women. Why? - Black girls and Black women are severely impacted by numerous racial disparities. Not only do they share these experiences with Black men and boys, they have additional struggles that only a black female would know, much less understand. Why is this? - Why am I only seen or celebrated if I conform to white middle-class femininity? - Why are black Women often seen as less than? - Understanding black female experiences aid in increased consciousness where our femininity is seen as inferior. This is what underlies exploitation & criminalization of Black girls. - Black women are subject to public scrutiny constantly that affects our ability to thrive & shape our identity, get opportunities, su

  • Episode 1: Stigmas & Stereotypes

    01/03/2019 Duración: 06min

    The underlying meaning of Smart For a Black Girl. A quick chat with an Atlanta freelance director who has seen this same prejudice within the movie industry. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

  • Welcome to my podcast, Smart For A Black Girl.

    24/02/2019 Duración: 02min

    This episode is a short introduction to me, my work and a quick overview of my goals for this podcast. I am looking forward to exploring the social justice realm from various perspectives and disciplines with you all. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.