What Are You Protesting, Hoping, and Dreaming?


Hey, Pearls! Welcome to springtime. Jaimie and Porsha sure do have a lot to say today as we prepare for Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday. On this episode, they chat about Porsha's recent birthday festivities and share about the things they are protesting against, hoping for, and dreaming about. What's on your minds, Pearls? Let us know via email at adventures@just2pearls.com. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @just2pearls. Listen to us bi-weekly on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or just2pearls.com. Thank you for listening, and remember to cultivate the pearl within you. 

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A History-Making Pearl

A History-Making Pearl

Hey, Pearls! On this final episode of our Black Women’s History Month series, Jaimie celebrates her co-host, Rev. Porsha D. Williams. Rev. Porsha is a wise, compassionate, forward-thinking, justice-minded, confident, and hilarious youth pastor who resides in Newark, New Jersey. Earlier this week, Porsha celebrated her 29th birthday. On this episode, Jaimie looks back on their seven-year friendship, she honors Porsha’s ministry, and she eagerly anticipates their many future adventures. If you haven’t had a chance to wish our dear co-host a happy birthday, please reach out to her on Instagram or Twitter @porshanality. Thank you for checking out this episode, and we will chat with you all in two weeks.

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State of the Black Women's Union (ft. Brittnee Meitzenheimer and Min. Candice Simpson)

State of the Black Women's Union (ft. Brittnee Meitzenheimer and Min. Candice Simpson)


Hey, Pearls! We hope you are enjoying this pearly Black Women's History Month! On today's episode, Jaimie and Porsha are thrilled to introduce you to their friends Brittnee Meitzenheimer (a doctoral student in Higher Education at UCLA) and Minister Candice Simpson (an associate minister at Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York). With Brittnee and Candice's help, Jaimie and Porsha share their State of the Black Women's Union address. You don't want to miss this episode! It is available now on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, and just2pearls.com. You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @just2pearls. We love hearing from you via email at adventures@just2pearls.com. Until next time, be well, and remember to cultivate the pearl within you!   

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We Demand a Re-Do!

Hey, Pearls! The month of March is Black Women's History Month on Just 2 Pearls, and with that in mind, Jaimie and Porsha demand a re-do of Black History Month. Because Black History Month was lackluster, we will keep these show notes short and sweet. Please take a listen and let us know how your Black History Month 2019 went. You can drop us a line via email at adventures@just2pearls.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @just2pearls. Tell a friend to subscribe because we have new episodes available bi-weekly on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, and just2pearls.com. Thank you for listening, and remember to cultivate the pearl within you! 

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Double The Love with Pastors Andrew & Gabby Wilkes

Double The Love with Pastors Andrew & Gabby Wilkes

Hey there, Pearls! This Black History Month, the Pearls are celebrating Black Love with Pastors Andrew and Gabby Wilkes, the co-pastors of Brooklyn's Double Love Experience (@doubleloveexperience)! To kick off the episode, Jaimie shares a poem by Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Porsha shares about her incredible worship experience at the October 2018 preview service for Double Love. Then, Porsha and Jaimie get down to business talking to Pastors Gabby and Andrew about their love story and their ministry. Finally, Porsha and Jaimie decide that double the love should also mean double the petty. Stick around until the end of the episode to hear about what is and is not the work of the church. Pearls, we love y'all, seriously! Remember that you can find our show bi-weekly on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, and just2pearls.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @just2pearls. You can email us at adventures@just2pearls.com. Thank you for listening, and remember to cultivate the pearl within you. 

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Self Care Self Love

Self Care Self Love

Hey, Pearls! Happy February! We hope your 2019 is off to an incredible start. On this episode, Porsha shares a romantic passage from Michelle Obama's recent memoir, Becoming, Jaimie shares an adventure about how she practiced self-care during her holiday travels, the pearls share how they are practicing love and compassion toward themselves in this season of life, and together they bless you with not one, not two, but THREE petty pearls. Don't you want to know what Jaimie and Porsha think is petty? Don't you want to have a better practice of self-care in your life? We know you do! So, tune into this episode. After you listen, share it with someone you love. And, don't forget that you can reach out to us anytime on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @just2pearls. You can send us an email at adventures@just2pearls.com. Thank you for listening, and until next time, remember to cultivate the pearl within you! 

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Justice Pearls

Hey, Pearls! Happy New Year! Just in time for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Jaimie and Porsha are back, and they are ready to talk about justice for black women and girls. They kick off the episode with a reflection from Dr. Brittney Cooper's book, Eloquent Rage. If you haven't read it yet, check it out, and email Jaimie and Porsha to tell them what you think. From there, Porsha shares about her misadventures with feminist ministers who do not advocate for the causes of black women and she encourages all of us to do better. Jaimie and Porsha share a discussion about the ongoing struggles of black women and girls. They provide some ideas on how black women can support each other in 2019. Finally, in the Petty Pearl segment, Porsha reminds us that in 2019 we cannot sit idly by and watch things happen. It's time for us to be about the work of justice. Join The Pearls in seeking justice this year. Let us know how we are going to effect change by emailing us at adventures@just2pearls.com. You can also follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @just2pearls. Listen to our show bi-weekly on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or just2pearls.com. Thank you for supporting our show, and until next time, remember to cultivate the pearl within you. 

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Jaimie and Porsha's Pearly 2018

Hey, Pearls! We hope you enjoyed a beautiful time of rest, relaxation, and celebration with your chosen family and friends! This week, The Pearls are finishing up 2018 by sharing some of their most exciting wow moments and their hopes for the year to come. As Porsha and Jaimie prepare for the final year of their 20s, they remember just how far they have come, and they are looking forward to how much further they have to go. Check out the episode now on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or just2pearls.com. We would love to hear your goals for the coming year. Please email us at adventures@just2pearls.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @just2pearls. Blessings to you as you embark on the next stage of your adventure, and remember to cultivate the pearl within you every step of the way! See you in 2019. 

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Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

Hey, Pearls! Greetings from the middle of Advent! The Pearls kick off today's episode with a reflection from the late great Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman, Porsha's adventure reminds us to have faith, Jaimie and Porsha discuss leaving a legacy and keeping God at the center of our lives, and The Pearls bless you with a double dose of petty. That's right; it's a Christmas miracle! Write to us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @just2pearls or email us at adventures@just2pearls.com to let us know how you are leaving a legacy. We love hearing from you. Blessings to you during the rest of this Advent season, and we will chat with you again after Christmas! Until then, remember to cultivate the pearl within you. 

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Pearly Gratitude

Hey, Pearls! On today's episode, Jaimie and Porsha are talking about gratitude. Jaimie kicks things off with a poem by RevSisRaedorah, Porsha teaches us about her gratitude jar, and we finish things off with some tips on how to avoid a petty holiday season. Pearls, we are so grateful to you! Send us an email at adventures@just2pearls.com to tell us what you are giving thanks for during this holiday season. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @just2pearls. Listen to our podcast bi-weekly on Fridays, and remember to cultivate the pearl within you!

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Pearly Professionalism 101

Pearly Professionalism 101

Hey, Pearls! We cannot believe it is the middle of November already! To help you end 2018 with finesse and ring in 2019 in the pearliest possible way, Jaimie and Porsha share some tips on this episode to help you become a Pearly Professional. From minding your money to doing your research to taking risks to sustaining your relationships to owning your professional style, Jaimie and Porsha are here to help. They also recommend that you check out Myleik Teele (@myleik) and Bozoma Saint John (@badassboz) for additional tips. How are you growing in your professional life? Let us know! You can email us at adventures@just2pearls.com or DM us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @just2pearls. Find our podcast biweekly on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, and just2pearls.com. Until next time, remember to cultivate the pearly boss within you! 

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Freedom Notes w/ Rev. Andrew J. Wilkes

Freedom Notes w/ Rev. Andrew J. Wilkes

Hey, Pearls! On this episode, Jaimie and Porsha chat with Rev. Andrew J. Wilkes, public speaker, activist, husband, preacher, scholar, and most recently the author of Freedom Notes: Reflections on Faith, Justice, and the Possibility of Democracy. Andrew shares about the impetus behind the publication of his writing, being drum majors for justice, the sacred dance of marriage, and much more! Andrew's book is available later this Fall. Follow him on all social media platforms @andrewjwilkes. In addition to the conversation with Andrew, Jaimie and Porsha share a reflection from Saidiya Hartman, reminisce about long, gorgeous summer days, and remind you to write down your plans. Follow our podcast @just2pearls. Email us at adventures@just2pearls.com. Listen to our podcast bi-weekly on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or just2pearls.com. Thank you for listening, and remember to cultivate the pearl within you. 

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Women of the New Testament Part 2 (Featuring Rev. David F. Telfort)

Women of the New Testament Part 2 (Featuring Rev. David F. Telfort)

Hey, Pearls! Make sure you listen until the end of this episode. Porsha's Petty Pearl will throw you for a loop. Anyway, today Jaimie and Porsha conclude their Women of the New Testament Series with the help of their Divinity School friend, Rev. David F. Telfort. David is the pastor of Lafayette Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, New York. Once again, Jaimie and Porsha engage with the story of Jesus and the Canaanite woman as found in Matthew 15:21-28. David shared a careful exegesis of the passage with a critical race and gender perspective. He also blessed us with a reading suggestion, Charlene Carruthers's Unapologetic! Check it out. Follow David on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @DavidFTelfort. When you are in the Brooklyn area, visit him over at LAPC on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM. Let us know your thoughts about this series by reaching out to us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @just2pearls. Email us at adventures@just2pearls.com. Don't forget to share this episode with a friend. Thank you for listening, and remember to cultivate the pearl within you. 

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Women of the New Testament Part 1 (Featuring Rev. Jeremy L. Williams)

Women of the New Testament Part 1 (Featuring Rev. Jeremy L. Williams)

Hey, Pearls! On this episode, Jaimie and Porsha begin their Women of the New Testament Series by chatting with bowtie and New Testament scholar Rev. Jeremy L. Williams about the interaction between Jesus and the Canaanite Woman in Matthew 15:21-28. Jeremy talks with The Pearls about post-colonial theory, the connection between the Scripture and today's racial justice crises, and much more. Follow Jeremy on Instagram at @jeremy_mdiv on Instagram. Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or just2pearls.com. Email the pearls at adventures@just2pearls.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @just2pearls. 

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Jaimie and Porsha's Pearly Fall

Jaimie and Porsha's Pearly Fall


Hey there, Pearls! Welcome to episode 1 of Season 3 of Just 2 Pearls. Jaimie and Porsha can't wait to share more adventures in pearls with you. On this episode, The Pearls celebrate the life and legacy of trailblazing Christian social ethicist and womanist Rev. Dr. Katie G. Cannon, they tell you about their summers and about all they are looking forward to accomplishing in the fall, they give you a preview of the next few episodes of Just 2 Pearls, they invite you to add your voice to their bi-weekly discussions, and of course, they share their petty pearls. How was your summer? What are you looking forward to accomplishing in the last quarter of the year? Let us know by emailing us at adventures@just2pearls.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @just2pearls. Listen to our podcast bi-weekly on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or just2pearls.com. Share this episode with a friend, and until next time, remember to cultivate the pearl within you! 

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Pearl Pro-Tip 8: Spread the Love!

Pearl Pro-Tip 8: Spread the Love!

Hey, Pearls! On this final pro-tip episode of the Just 2 Pearls Summer 2018 season, Jaimie and Porsha encourage you to spread the love. It has been quite a summer as we have witnessed political drama and human rights crises here in the United States and around the world. But, we can be part of the work of breaking the cycle. We can be active participants in spreading love, joy, and peace throughout the world. So, let's get to the hard work of showing love in radical and earth-shattering ways. We look forward to seeing all of you for Season 3 at the end of September. We invite you to be part of our podcast. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @just2pearls. Email us with your questions, reflections, or even to be a guest on or a sponsor of the podcast at adventures@just2pearls.com. Listen to our show on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or just2pearls.com. Thank you for listening, and remember to spread the love and to cultivate the pearl within you! 

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Pearl Pro-Tip 7: Get Professional Headshots

Pearl Pro-Tip 7: Get Professional Headshots

Hey, Pearls! Another week, another pearly pro-tip. This week, Jaimie and Porsha remind you of the importance of finding a photographer who understands lighting and your personal style to take professional headshots for you. You can even get a friend with an iPhone to help you out, but you must have a recent photograph of yourself that helps you put your best face forward. You are beautiful and worthy of achieving your wildest dreams and a great headshot puts the world on notice. Listen to our podcast now on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or just2pearls.com. Email us at adventures@just2pearls.com. Follow up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @just2pearls. Until next week, thank you for listening, and remember to cultivate the pearl within you!

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Pearl Pro-Tip 6: Get Some Sleep!

Pearl Pro-Tip 6: Get Some Sleep!

Hey, Pearls! Y'all look tired. This week's pro-tip is to get some sleep. Let's commit to being intentional about spending less time being busy, neglecting our bodies, and sitting in front of screens, and more time gettingrest and spending time with God and the people in our lives who rejuvenate us. Getting sufficient sleep helps us to be more productive during our waking hours. What is your bedtime routine? Write to us and let us know. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @just2pearls. Email us at adventures@just2pearls.com. Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or just2pearls.com. Thank you for listening, get some sleep, and remember to cultivate the pearl within you. 

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Pearl Pro-Tip 5: Care For Your Skin

Pearl Pro-Tip 5: Care For Your Skin

Hey, Pearls! This week, Jaimie and Porsha are back to give you your fifth pearl pro-tip: care for your skin! They encourage you to drink plenty of water, to wash your face, to exfoliate, to use SPF (sunscreen), and to moisturize. Your body is a temple, and taking care of your skin is one of the many ways to keep it healthy, happy, and productive for decades to come. Listen to this show on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or just2pearls.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @just2pearls. Email us at adventures@just2pearls.com. Thank you for listening, remember to moisturize deeply and cultivate the pearl within you. 

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Pearl Pro-Tip 4: Educate Yourself

Pearl Pro-Tip 4: Educate Yourself

Hello, Pearls! Today Jaimie and Porsha find themselves smack dab in the middle of the Summer 2018 series. Thank you for rocking with us! Today's pro-tip is to educate yourself outside the classroom. Jaimie and Porsha are sharing about some of the things they like to learn and give you some tips about how you can learn something new. The summertime is a fine time to meet someone new, to read a book, to hit up some museums, or to enroll in a class because learning is a life-long activity! Follow the pearls on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @just2pearls. Email us at adventures@just2pearls.com. Listen to the show on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or just2pearls.com. Until next time, learn something new, and remember to cultivate the pearl within you! 

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