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Stories & Philosophies

30 EpisodesProduced by Salem Website

A story telling and wisdom sharing podcast. Listen to hear your new favorite stories about womanhood, africa, joy and what they teach us about life Support this podcast:

30 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

One time for the self-resourced women entrepreneurs

March 30th, 2022


To round out Women’s history month I talk about the details of what it feels like to dive into full time entrepreneurship again & I take a moment …

Even paradise has gas leaks

March 12th, 2022


In this episode Salem explores what happens when you've created an almost perfect bubble of care for yourself and still life happens. 


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February 22nd, 2022


HI friends, Salem is back with your favorite story telling podcast. Lets talk about letting ourselves off the hook a bit this year. Because whew Chile, its year 3 of a pandemic. Happy 2/22/22!


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Let’s talk about how to uncouple from friends & lovers without losing your mind

October 8th, 2021


Season 3 is all about our relationship to change. In this episode I dive into a few experiences I’ve had to uncouple with friends and lovers. How I’ve learnt to manage my own energy around shifting relationships and …

Hello from my big ass bed in Calabar, Nigeria

July 27th, 2021


In this first episode of season 3 I talk about Nigeria as one of my home bases. The philosophy of the episode is centered around the wisdom to be found in exploring versions of ourselves we have consistently identified …

26 & hella confident

December 1st, 2020


Here I share the journey to feeling confident. Doing the work for me in the space between my 25th and 26th year looked like being intention about building my own confidence compass.


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Special birthday episode: Bringing in year 26 on an African beach

November 26th, 2020


Coming to you live from an ACTUAL West African Beach!! I was feeling so magical as I brought in my birthday and had to pull out my phone to capture …

Hibernating in West Africa

November 1st, 2020


So I’ve been hibernating in West Africa, here’s the real reason why.


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How Salem got her joy back

September 2nd, 2020


In the previous episode I talked about sadness as a state of being. In this one I’m sharing some key things that have helped me move through my sadness. And into a state of more expansive joy. This is for anyone moving …

From hot girl summer to sad girl summer

July 10th, 2020


In this episode I talk about how to hold grief and creating new baselines for our emotional selves when life shifts happen


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African Nomad diaries

May 1st, 2020


Here I share a mashup of my top favorite travel sensations from the 7 African Nations I’ve been to.


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Storytelling motives: Tiese tells stories for her future self

April 10th, 2020


In this episode I sit with my friend, travel writer extraordinaire, podcaster, and the only other person I know in the West who grew up in my hometown about storytelling. We have a kitchen table conversation about our …

Q & A with my mom, the legendary Dr. Uduak Afangideh

November 18th, 2019


I have my mom on the studio today. We talk about mother/daughter tings, parenting fails, and what we enjoy about each other. Enjoy loves


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24: do some heaux shit, build community, love the inner child.

October 21st, 2019


This is a seasonal October episode that serves as a year in review of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt in a particular year. 24 began with a reminder …

I am a displaced person: on home, community, place making and displacement.

September 23rd, 2019


In this episode I dive deeper into the realization of being a displaced person, explain the insidious nature of displacement and mental and emotional turmoil of feeling unsettled in where one calls home.


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What is Interiority & why does it matter to me

September 5th, 2019


Exploring the theme of season 2 and why investing in our interior world is important.


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Season 2 Preview

July 1st, 2019


Hi humans. Thank you so much to everyone who listened in for season 1. This is a little preview of what I have waiting for you in season 2 of the …

I don’t know what (romantic) Love is

February 10th, 2019


This special valentines week episode brings ponderings on what romantic love is. Why I stopped reading romance. Why I started re-reading it! What is confusing about romantic love and the advice that “when you know you …

Tiffany is also Young, Black, Woman & a Social Philosopher

January 31st, 2019


Happy 2019 loves!! On this very first episode of the year I decided to share space with my friend Tiffany who also identifies as a philosopher. Obvi we had to talk about the intersections of being young, black, women …

2018 feels like 2007: On Endings

December 31st, 2018


Reflecting on another end of the year & how ending 2018 feels like how 2007 ended. Here’s to entering into 2019 with hope against all reason to hope.


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Closure is messy & makes me sad.

December 10th, 2018


Sharing raw emotions around how messy an ending can be & giving context for why we can’t just tell people to “move on to the next thing” without supporting them with space to grieve the thing they are leaving …

Triggers, Hooks, unraveling: Scorpio season

November 28th, 2018


Here I share a play by play of what happens when we are triggered, how that’s different from getting hooked. And what it has looked like for me to take me time to unravel all those knots that Scorpio season has brought …

Birthdays & external validation.

November 14th, 2018


A story about how the idea of my own worthiness affected the ways I choose to show up on birthdays past and what changed this year.


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23 - Round belly, Soft jiggly thighs

October 4th, 2018


As I prepare to turn 24 in November i'll be reflecting on some of my strongest affirmations for year 23. This one is about learning to be at home in a round, curvy body with a tummy that isn’t flat & thighs that …

23 - Easeful Transitions

October 4th, 2018


As I prepare to turn 24 in November i'll be reflecting on some of my strongest affirmations for year 23. This one is about learning to be easeful and …


September 24th, 2018


Three relationship/situationships with men that have been very influential to the way I currently look at intimate friendships with men.


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September 15th, 2018


The story is about a pretty dehumanizing and somewhat embarrassing money experience that happened to me recently and how I chose to view the experience as an opportunity for growth rather than letting it lead me to a …


September 11th, 2018


A story about matriachs: how they shape us, the potential of the relationship. How a bit of intentionality can go a long way. The philosophy is around communication through language barriers.


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September 4th, 2018


What can the process of having a first period teach a girl about life?


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