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Confessions of a Young Adult’s Life

70 EpisodesProduced by Bri MichelleWebsite

Hosted by Author Bri Michelle. This podcast is an extension of her book by the same name "Confessions of a Young Adult's Life." Bri takes a leap and shares life from her perspective in a very public space. No subject is off limits as she says the things that we’re all thinking; yet, too afraid to vo… read more

70 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

On the Road Again

October 21st, 2023


In this episode, I give you some relationship updates, status on my move, and advice for future potential movers. Let’s talk about the full circle …

There Goes My Baby

October 9th, 2023


In this episode I give y’all brief insight on my new Beau. Y’all this man different! And he for me. Let’s talk about it.

D.O.R. (Death of Roster)

September 29th, 2023


The roster has now come to an end and the dating pool is still crazy! This episode also includes some health updates.

PTSD, Health, and Roster Updates

September 23rd, 2023


Just a check in about where I am with all the things happening in my evolving world.

Heal Bro

September 15th, 2023


In this episode I talk about Black men and therapy. As I’ve been on this healing journey, I’ve open up the conversation with my roster to see how they have been practicing self care. One essential question: Have you …

Dating on the Blue App

September 13th, 2023


Hey y’all, I’m back in these online dating streets! Let’s talk about it.

Grown Woman Era

September 6th, 2023


Low audio, still a good episode. Listen closely peeps. Discussing where I am now in relationship with myself, the Lord, and others.

I Got the Blues

August 29th, 2023


Let’s talk about how Blue came back and completely disrupted my life. For absolutely nothing! I’m currently on the road to recovery and not choosing …

We Back and Better!

August 26th, 2023


So, apparently I’m not done. Welcome to Season 7!

End Of An Era: Farewell Friends

July 30th, 2023


Cheers to the end of an era. This is the final episode of Confessions. I want to say thank you so much for all the support shown with this show. I …

Late Night Confessions

February 18th, 2023


Rambling and discussing how I am navigating through grief, high functioning situational depression, and life. These are my confessions

Maturing in Love

February 15th, 2023


Happy Valentine's Day y'all! The International love day put me in a mood and so I thought I would come share with you. This is a story of my journey …

Per My Last Email

December 3rd, 2022


In this episode I give you all insight on how life is going with my new job and what it is like being a person of color working in a predominately …

Homework for the Heart with Devin

November 13th, 2022


In this episode Devin and I have a conversation about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. We take concepts from his book “Homework For the Heart” and expand on them for the audience to get both a man and woman’s …

Beyoncé vs The Church

November 5th, 2022


In this episode I discuss my thoughts on the not so recent controversy of Beyoncé's song "Church Girl" from her latest album Renaissance. 

God, I Got Questions.

October 30th, 2022


In this episode, I share my very vulnerable journey of how I got where I am today. This episode reveals what it feels like to be hopeless in a season …

Express Yourself with Kiarra Charles

October 28th, 2022


Hey y'all, welcome!

So, this is an annotated version of a conversation I had with Author Kiarra Charles about her book "Loud Whispers: A Book of …

Where You Been Bri?

October 23rd, 2022


I guess it's time to get the party started again right? Here's a soft launch into what we are going to be talking about for Season 6 of the Confessions Podcast. This season is called "Taking Courage" for me because I …

On Dealing with Mental Health

September 29th, 2022


Very vulnerable conversation on my battle with mental health during the month of September. In honor of 2020 #worldmentalhealthday. Disclaimer: My …

First Impressions w/Amber & Lex

September 29th, 2022


Candid conversation with my friends prior to being on lockdown due to the coronavirus. Reflecting on how our trio began. We discuss how our friendship elevated from the traditional realm of friendship into purpose …

On Mommy Issues

September 29th, 2022


In this episode my best friend Amber is back and we talk about our relationship with our biological moms and how that has shaped our perspective in …

Chapter 3: What About Your Friends?

September 29th, 2022


This episode is special to me because you get to meet another one of my close friends. Hey world, welcome Antonio! We talk about what it's like to be in an authentic friendship with the opposite sex. We give insight on …

Chapter 5: Safe Spaces

September 29th, 2022


Amber’s back! We talk about cultivating safe spaces. You don’t want to miss this.

Thirty-WON (Bonus Episode: "Happy Birthday Bri!")

December 13th, 2021


Special episode where I recap year 30 and the victory I have going into 31. This is worth the listen!

Forgiveness/Wrap Up 5.0

November 26th, 2021


It’s the Season Finale!!! In this episode I talk to you about actively forgiving those who hurt me and lessons I learned away about myself in 2021. This year has been hard but it’s so important for me to love harder. We …

Let’s Talk About Sex

November 19th, 2021


This episode was hard for me, I ain’t gone lie! Today we discuss how purity culture opens the door for shame and how ill prepared I was about …

Learning Interdependence

November 12th, 2021


In this episode I discuss why community is important and upon failing doing everything myself. I started hiring other people. Few tech issues, sorry!

Checking In

November 5th, 2021


I went back to therapy! In this episode we talk about the importance of therapy and why you should check in on your mental health BEFORE the crisis …

It’s Me!: How Red Flag Twitter Brought Me To Revelation

October 29th, 2021


This is quick fun episode about the Red Flag phenomenon on Twitter.

The Breakup

October 22nd, 2021


In this episode I catch you all up on dating in my 30s. I was in a whole relationship out here and I failed at it too. Let’s talk about how I messed …

Sober Evaluation Of Self

October 15th, 2021


In this episode I share about a very recent experience I had with verbal abuse that forced me to reevaluate the way I show up in relationships with people. I talk about how taking ownership of one’s behavior equips you …

Surprise! I’m Back.

October 6th, 2021


Soft intro into Season 5. Happy to be back and happy to start doing life with y’all again. Happy listening!

Epilogue: The Wrap-Up 4.0

April 30th, 2021


Bittersweet the final episode (FOR NOW!). Check me out as I wrap up the end of a phenomenal season with some final thoughts and announcements. As …

Chapter 8: Random Thoughts

April 30th, 2021


I’m a little bit of everywhere this week, but this gives you all a perfect opportunity to see what I’m really like on a daily basis. It’s my hope, that in these random thoughts you get a message.

Chapter 7: Growing Together (Jermination)

April 23rd, 2021


It wouldn't be a season on COAYAL if we didn't have a technical difficulty. Please bear with us as we discuss growing together with Motivational …

Chapter 6: I Hurt (Black Women Hurt)

April 16th, 2021


In this episode I talk about my current relationship with love and pain. I discuss a bit of pop culture news and how I’m now maneuvering into become …

Chapter 4: Black Men Hurt

April 2nd, 2021


In this episode, I get the opportunity to have a personal conversation with Spoken Word Artist/Rapper Ackurate. We discuss some of the potential barriers that have often hindered people, specifically Black men, from …

Chapter 2: Dating in a Pandemic

March 19th, 2021


This week we talk with my friend Joy J., founder of Singles Exchange and host of a podcast by the same name. We let you all in on our girl chat as we discuss dating through the era of COVID-19. We share war stories, …

Chapter 1: Music Therapy

March 12th, 2021


In this episode you get introduced to some of the people that move me musically and really help with the healing process. I go as deep or as shallow …


March 5th, 2021


Welcome back to Season 4! I believe this season will be the most vulnerable and authentic one yet. I’m hoping that you all stick around and enjoy the …

The Wrap-Up 3.0

December 18th, 2020


Cheers to the end of this year and the end of this podcast season. As always, I give you all my final thoughts on the season and what to expect moving forward. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Also, forgive me …

On Turning 30

December 11th, 2020


Happy birthday to me! This is a raw and honest conversation about a few things I’ve learned about life and myself over the last decade. I’m so …

On Black Fatherhood

December 4th, 2020


In this episode, I talk with my cousin Daryl V. Williams II, known to the music industry as King Skrilla. We discuss growing up in a two parent …

On Surviving Family for the Holidays

November 27th, 2020


This is what I like to call: short, sweet, and to the point. Here are a some of my tips and tricks to help you navigate through the Holiday season …

On Walking in Purpose

November 13th, 2020


Hey yal guess what??? Jamie’s back! This season I invited Jamie to come and have a conversation on purpose and what purpose looks like for her right …

On My Life Being a 90’s Sitcom

November 6th, 2020


In this episode I deep dive into the subconscious cues I picked up as young Bri learning how to build real life relationships. I talk about how the things I watched growing up translated over into real life. This was …

On Forgiving Myself

October 30th, 2020


This season must be humble season because whew! I listened to a life changing message and this podcast was a result of that. This was very hard to …

On Loving Out Of Rejection

October 23rd, 2020


I guess we hit a theme here for the first two episodes. This episode we dive deeper into how I’m handling love during my single season. Listen as I share my heart. Forgive me for the overuse of the word “myself.”

On Dealing With Professional Rejection

October 16th, 2020


Welcome back! We are starting this season off dealing with real life. This is a very candid conversation about how I’ve been feeling as a young professional in a predominantly white field of influence. I talk about my …

The Wrap-Up 2.0

September 4th, 2020


Let’s end the season right by reflecting on my favorite episodes and some last minute gems and updates. I’m so glad you all have been sticking it out with me. We can only continue going up from here. Continue to listen …

COAYAL Book Talk- Part 2

August 28th, 2020


This is Part 2 of the audio from the official launch party for “Confessions of a Young Adult’s Life”: A Memoir. It was a virtual event hosted by …

COAYAL Book Talk- Part 1

August 28th, 2020


This is the audio from the official launch party for “Confessions of a Young Adult’s Life”: A Memoir. It was a virtual event hosted by Jamie Crockett …

Three Parents

August 21st, 2020


This is a candid and extended conversation from the book “Confessions of a Young Adult’s Life” about growing up with three parents. I talk about the …

Launch Week Celebration

August 14th, 2020


We’re finally here! Let’s celebrate. Pick up your book today on Amazon! Here:

Story Time: Those Several Times I Was Entangled

August 7th, 2020


I ain’t gone lie, this episode is kind of ratchet. These are untold truths of young adult me that was out here looking for love and connection in all …

Freedom In Your Mind

July 31st, 2020


Quick conversation discussing my thoughts on the August Alsina interview with radio host Angela Yee. I discuss the similarities in our stories and how I had to shift my mind into freedom for the remainder of 2020. A …

Freedom In Your Body

July 24th, 2020


On this day I was tired yal! Tired of how my life was unfolding and then God sent a word. This is an episode on the life lesson that we can’t dictate …


July 17th, 2020


In this episode I share two stories about my black experience in America with the police. I think it’s important to understand the narrative that …

We’re Back! Let’s Recenter

July 10th, 2020


Yes, we’re back! Please forgive me for the audio quality had some technical difficulties, but I didn’t want to throw it out. This show has been …

June Hiatus

June 1st, 2020


Taking a little longer break than expected, but meet me back here in July for Season 2.

The Wrap Up

May 15th, 2020


Before the last episode of the season I wanted to discuss with you all the things we went over in the first season and where we’re going for season 2. Thank you for listening and I look forward to continuing this …

Unlearning Busyness

May 8th, 2020


This episode talks about the woes of learning to relax as an adult and trying to create a new normal. We will talk about family dynamics and …

Remembering Brent

May 1st, 2020


This episode is dedicated to my dear friend Brent C. Johnson (1990-2020) that I loss just a week ago. He was such a kind, wonderful, and brilliant …

Why God?

April 17th, 2020


Humble, open, and transparent conversation about my faith and addictions. This episode shares intimate details about how I navigate through the life I’ve been given and still have faith in God.

Quarantine, Quarantine, Quarantine!

April 10th, 2020


This is an update on how I’ve been adjusting to my new normal. I want to hear from you follow me on Instagram @fruitful.poetic.light or email me:

My East St. Louis

April 3rd, 2020


The narrative about my beautiful hometown East St. Louis has always been met with negativity. In this episode I drop some FACTS and give you an …

Madam CJ

March 28th, 2020


In this episode, I discuss how African American stories are being told through media outlets. I do a little hand popping and attempt to present a …


March 23rd, 2020


In this episode, I dive deeper into the name of the podcast and its origins. Confessions of a Young Adults Life, although new to this platform, is …

Let Me Out of Here!

March 21st, 2020


Let’s talk about being isolated during these quarantined times. It can be rough making drastic transitions in life. How are you all feeling and …


March 21st, 2020


This is only the beginning! Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Bri, let’s do life together!

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