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The Couched in Color Podcast is designed to elevate conversations about mental health in diverse communities. You’ll hear from mental health experts, thought-leaders, people with lived-experience, celebrities, influencers, and everybody in between. Remember to like, subscribe, and turn on your notifications so you are updated of each episode. New episodes will be released Thursday mornings!
Couched in Color is hosted by Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, an internationally recognized psychologist, author, and mental health correspondent. She is also the Founder of The AAKOMA Project, a 501©3 nonprofit organization that works to address the unmet mental health needs of intersectional youth and young adults of color (including LGBTQ youth and those with disabilities).
Couched in Color’s Season 3 music is produced by Mark “King” Batson (Superproducer of your favorite artists and Grammy award winner for albums with Eminem and Beyoncé)

Nov 24, 2022

In this episode, guest Morgann Noble, daughter of Dr. Alfiee and an intern at The AAKOMA Project, gives unique insights for parents about the challenges that children of color experience.

With a passion for bringing ideas to life, Morgann calls herself “a dreamer” at The AAKOMA Project, with a long list of people of...

Nov 3, 2022

In this episode, guest Shaka Senghor shares his inspiring story from incarceration to becoming a two times bestselling author, influencer and one of Oprah’s “SuperSoul 100” – teaching lessons of redemption and vulnerability to the masses.

He grew up spending 19 years in prison, seven of them in solitary...

Oct 27, 2022

In this episode, guest Kheira Bekkadja, a Muslim Algerian American college student making an impact in mental health, inspires listeners with her insights on grounding in self-care and positive affirmations.

As an example, she shares the Muslim practice of praying five times, at set times during the day, as challenging...

Oct 20, 2022

In this episode, 24-year-old guest Gigi Robinson, a master content creator, graduate student and model, shares insights for living with chronic illness and addressing mental health issues, inspired to use her story to move the masses through her highly successful social media channels.

She calls the Internet...

Oct 13, 2022

In this episode, singer-songwriter Brooke Simpson, who just made her Broadway debut in the revival of 1776, shares the impact her culture as an Indigenous woman has had on her creativity.

From her early days dressing and dancing for her tribe’s “pow wow” ceremonies, she learned “to bleed creativity” into the...