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Honestly, I’m irritated.

55 EpisodesProduced by Ashley Milan BrooksWebsite

Take a listen as I—a millennial, MFA candidate, intersectional environmentalist, and Black woman—ramble on about all of the things in this life that pique my interest and possibly cause me some slight irritation, with a fresh twist of individuality and wit of course. Tune in as weekly and monthly to… read more

55 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

S4 Episode 3: …sorry about ghosting you, life started life-ing.

January 19th, 2023


Hey y’all! Happy New Year 🎉 Like a young cub searching and longing for its mother, I know you all have been wondering…where did Ashley go? What happened to a young, irritated bae?! Well, I can explain. Life got real, …

S4 Episode 2: Winning Season

June 4th, 2021


Different seasons of life require different levels of commitment, behavior, and action. This time around, I’m reaping BIG time, but only because of the losing and learning seasons that came before. Let’s talk about it ✨

S4 Episode 1: Back Up On My BS.

April 15th, 2021


What? Oh lol, I thought last season said something. Hey!✨ First name Honestly, middle/last-name combo I’m irritated reporting LIVE to you with a …

S3 Episode 16: Still Coming Out Strong

February 16th, 2021


Y’all! We have made it to a new year with its own unique set of opportunities, lessons, joyous moments, and so much more. This season-ender is an ode to where we’ve come, where we’ll go, and how to get there reclaiming …

S3 Episode 15: Run It Back

December 6th, 2020


So my planner was SUPPOSED to be my partner in optimism this year...even though she just sold me lies. Hindsight is always 20/20 though, right? …

S3 Episode 12: Pt.1 Vessels and Signs

September 24th, 2020


As we juggle life and what it throws at us, let’s not forget about the ways we can be of service and blessings to those whom we live + interact with daily. Join me as I reminisce on some personal experiences. Let’s get …

S3 Episode 11: Life of the Post-er

August 30th, 2020


My college experience has been one of unique + unexpected nature, but regardless has been very meaningful. Listen as I reveal how my life mission has …

S3 Episode 10: Red Pill Me, Please.

August 13th, 2020


From governmental corruption to the mixed perceptions of the Jahari Window, let’s check out of the regularly scheduled program to talk about what …

S3 Episode 9: Honestly, It’s Your Birthday Bihhh! 🎉

July 2nd, 2020


So here we are! On July 2, 2019 I posted the very FIRST episode of this lovely here podcast, and my fellow humans, IT HAS BEEN A YEAR! 🎉 My little …

S3 Episode 8: Activist by DNA

June 17th, 2020


Many people have the option to move through life being complacent, neutral, and unaware of the many troubles that are the reality for so many. But as a black, bisexual, and quirky American-based woman, I cannot. Today’s …

S3 Episode 7: Unlock the Swag

June 4th, 2020


I hope y’all are hungry, because today we feast! Today’s menu consists of juicy conversation about manifestation, women’s awakening in America & what that means, and different types of intellectual capabilities …

S3 Episode 6: Intentional Seconds

May 22nd, 2020


Whether it was a messy romance or an overdue friendship, most of us know what it’s like to experience the tail end of a relationship. As with life and new experiences, there will always be someone else that can fill …

S3 Episode 5: Blank Space

April 19th, 2020


Happy Quarantine World! I can assure you my schedule is all messed up too 🥴 — Today’s episode is about examining ourselves and our daily lives for …

S3 Episode 4: What A Time...Pt. 2

March 26th, 2020


Sooooo what in the actual F—k?! Life is a lotta bit crazy right now and I feel like we are living in a real-life Black Mirror Episode. Between quarantines, shifting to 90% online interactions, and people acting …

S3 Episode 3: Honestly, I’m irritated..but really I’m sad.

March 11th, 2020


In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month, and sisterly love 💕 here is a podcast with my one and only sister unveiling some of the real emotions that can become masked by some of the more …

S3 Episode 2: Going the Distance

February 27th, 2020


Today we’ll talk about traveling, experiencing new places, and my business & pleasure trip to Seattle✨ Come join the convo!

S3 Episode 1: All Black Everything

February 12th, 2020


Hey Listeners! Season 3 is here and ready for YOU ✨ Let’s hop into the month of African American pride and love with some wholesome, rhythmic, and …

S2 Episode 18: What A Time...

January 30th, 2020


Welcome to the end of Season 2! ✨ Recently there has been such an abundance of surprising, random, and stunning events that it’s almost impossible to process that it’s actually happening all at once. In real life, no …

S2 Episode 17: The Evolution of Mac Miller

January 23rd, 2020


With the recent celebration of life, as well as the untimely death, of the talented and swaggy Pittsburgh rapper and musician, I thought it would be …

S2 Episode 16: Size Doesn’t Always Matter

January 16th, 2020


For a lot of things, size can determine how effective something will be. Take shoes and clothing for instance, these are just some of the things that have to be “correct” or “fit” a person in order to properly function. …

S2 Episode 15: What’s On Your Mind?

January 9th, 2020


Listen as I talk about some things that have been on my mind and some anticipations I have for my future...but what’s new? ✨

S2 Episode 14: New Year, A More Intentional Me

January 3rd, 2020


Happy New Year! ✨ As 2019 fades away and 2020 welcomes us with open arms, I feel mixed emotions thinking about no only what I’ve been through but also what I’ve learned this past year. Regardless, I am here and things …

S2 Episode 13: Hopes and Dreams

December 18th, 2019


Listen as I talk about some recent inspirations I have for my present and future, alongside some aspirations I have for my life’s impact. Enjoy!

S2 Episode 12: Big Breaks, Big Plans

December 11th, 2019


Concluding another semester of undergrad, I am so thankful for and awaiting a much needed break! Listen as I recap my semester, talk about some …

S2 Episode 11: Lessons The Hard Way

December 5th, 2019


This year has been a very eventful, constantly changing, and emotional one for me personally. None the less I have adapted, evolved, and grown more …

S2 Episode 10: Super Thankful, Hella Blessed

November 27th, 2019


As Thanksgiving approaches, I just want to take a moment to share some things I’m thankful for. Let’s get to it! ✨ Caution: Extensive and thorough …

S2 Episode 9: The Interior Design

November 14th, 2019


So if you know me, you know I have a love and admiration for design and how that in turn impacts people and the environment. Just as important as it is to make sure the schemes and flow of habitable spaces are thought …

S2 Episode 8: What’s Really Scaring You?

November 7th, 2019


Fear is an emotion that has personified as the foundation of all hatred, prejudice, racism, and ignorance that has existed throughout history. On a smaller scale, fear can be crippling and drive us as humans to settle, …

S2 Episode 7: Tea and Topics

October 30th, 2019


On this episode, we’re just gonna talk about some current events, exciting entertainment news, and juicy topics about life that make me think and give me something to look forward to. Let’s get to it!

S2 Episode 6: Divine Purpose

October 24th, 2019


In this life, sometimes questions seem to outweigh the answers and everything gets a little too cloudy to clearly be deciphered. If you’re familiar with the Bible and its teachings, you know what God says about you and …

S2 Episode 5: It’s Just the Beginning

October 16th, 2019


Listen as I talk about life experiences & new beginnings betwixt a slew of bangers, followed by some clever words of wisdom. Enjoy the madness!

S2 Episode 4: Barriers and Boundaries of the Physical and Mental

October 2nd, 2019


Throughout history, the discovery of land has brought about many things—with geographic location, area constraints, wealth, and sustenance being some—and with these discoveries there have always been certain barriers or …

S2 Episode 3: The Highs and Lows of the Love Woes

September 25th, 2019


Love has many meanings for me, all stemming from feeling a great responsibility to provide for, protect, and accommodate someone else. This sense of selflessness is something I associate with God and how He loves us and …

S2 Episode 2: Girl, That’s Random Af.

September 19th, 2019


So you know how Wale had an album about nothing? Well...this is like my version of that, but without the features. Seriously though, listen as I talk about it all on this Wild Card Wednesday and prepare to hear about …

S2 Episode 1: The Tragedy of the Commons

September 11th, 2019


Welcome back listeners! To kick off Season Two of ‘Honestly, I’m irritated.’, we are going to look at a common phrase that’s meant to describe the …

Episode 18: Simple and Sweet

September 6th, 2019


As I close out my FIRST, 18 episode season of my podcast—which is awesome!—I just wanted to briefly reminisce, talk about some upcoming discussion topics, and give some deets about episode dates! Thank you to all of my …

Episode 17: Bey Day Celebra...tion 🎉

September 4th, 2019


Listen as I give homage and respect to Beyoncé and her creativity throughout her career and many different, yet iconic eras. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that Beyoncé is amazing and I STAN! No but …

Episode 16: Sunglasses and Trees

August 29th, 2019


With illuminating events taking place in the world recently, ranging from the free Gem City Shine event hosted by Dave Chappelle in Dayton, Ohio in light of the recent mass shootings, to the intentional burning and …

Episode 15: Caution, Glow Up in Isle 23

August 27th, 2019


Back like I never left, I’m here to discuss the topics of life, growth, and preparing for those next stages of self evolution. Whatever that means …

Episode 14: Throwin’ it Bike Pt. 6: Anointed Memories

August 15th, 2019


Throwin’ it Bike Thursday’s are made specifically for reminiscing, reflecting, and really thanking God that I made it through all of the craziness …

Episode 13: Symbolism & Reassurance. What Does It All Mean?

August 13th, 2019


The journey of life isn’t always—or better yet rarely is—direct or clear. Thankfully, one thing we can begin to make sense of is how we view our …

Episode 12: Rediscovering the Magic: Black Women in the Past, Present, and Future

August 8th, 2019


Relax with me as I celebrate the beauty, brilliance, and resilience of the black woman. I will give a glimpse of just SOME of the many talents that have been contributed to this world by some lovely ladies, including …

Episode 11: The Land of the Free and The Home of the Cowardly.

August 6th, 2019


This podcast is a direct response to the most recent mass shootings across the country, specifically referring to one occurring in my hometown of …

Episode 10: Throwin’ it Bike Pt. 5: College Freshmore

August 1st, 2019


Throwin’ it Bike Thursday’s are made specifically for reminiscing, reflecting, and really thanking God that I made it through all of the craziness …

Episode 9: It’s Not Them...It’s You.

July 31st, 2019


Life doesn’t always make sense, and if you’re like me you tend to get lost in all the questions and thoughts. As us humans, or potential podcast-loving aliens, mature and grow, there are some pretty tough lessons you …

Episode 8: Throwin’ It Bike Pt. 4: College Newbie

July 25th, 2019


Throwin’ it Bike Thursday’s are made specifically for reminiscing, reflecting, and really thanking God that I made it through all of the craziness …

Episode 7: A Look Into My Crazy, Dynamic, Sensual, Dramatic Mind

July 23rd, 2019


Sit back, relax, and listen to my poetic foolishness! I have always been very in tune with my emotions and reaching into the great beyond of what …

Episode 6: Throwin’ it Bike Pt. 3: High School

July 18th, 2019


Throwin’ it Bike Thursday’s are made specifically for reminiscing, reflecting, and really thanking God that I made it through all of the craziness …

Episode 5: Putting On My Big Girl Pants

July 16th, 2019


Growing up is hard, but getting adjusted to the work force in it’s many varieties can be even more difficult. Come listen as I go through my journey …

Episode 4: Throwin’ it Bike Pt. 2: Middle School

July 11th, 2019


Throwin’ it Bike Thursday’s are made specifically for reminiscing, reflecting, and really thanking God that I made it through all of the craziness …

Episode 3: A Perspective of Feminine Experience

July 9th, 2019


In this episode, I will be expressing my feelings and opinions, which I deem to be valid, about the experience of a woman in today’s society, compared and contrasted to previous eras in history. Also, by questioning …

Episode 2: Throwin’ it Bike Pt. 1: Elementary School

July 4th, 2019


Throwin’ it Bike Thursday’s are made specifically for reminiscing, reflecting, and really thanking God that I made it through all of the craziness …

Episode 1: Girl...What is You Doing?! Get It Together.

July 2nd, 2019


Tune in as I discuss my day, some random happenings, my post-high school education journey, and offer some inspiration for your own path to self-love …

The Birth of Shenanigans

June 27th, 2019


In this introductory podcast, I will be talking about my intent behind my podcast and future plans to get you all interacting, excited, and listening! So tune in and see for yourself, I promise you won’t regret it!

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