Queen Speaking

A podcast for women as we navigate our personal and professional lives, sharing the inspiration that helps us along the way.

About the show

A podcast for women as we navigate our personal and professional lives, sharing the inspiration that helps us along the way.

Together we’ll celebrate our triumphs and dig into our setbacks. We're giving voice to the experiences we live on a daily basis in search of continued self awareness. Let's find more ways to create opportunity for ourselves and advocate for our communities.

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  • Episode 127: Syd and Breahn’s Hot Take on TV: Summer Watchlist

    July 3rd, 2020  |  35 mins 17 secs
    favorite tv, hot take on tv, quarantine tv recommendations, queen speaking tv watch list, tv shows

    As we head into summer, we’re sharing our favorite TV shows to stream and what we’re watching right now.

  • Episode 126: Planning A Summer Micro Vacation

    June 26th, 2020  |  37 mins 58 secs
    micro vacations, mini vacations, road trips

    As we head into summer, it’s hard to imagine it being vacation-free. We’re sharing how we can plan micro vacations, where we’re road tripping instead of flying to get out of town for a few days. Our mental health needs it!

  • Episode 125: How To Use What’s Left In Your Fridge

    June 19th, 2020  |  45 mins 13 secs
    cooking tips, how-to, meal planning, meal prep, organizing tips

    This episode is inspired by the method Christina Chaey from Bon Appetit shared about how she organizes and keeps track of what she has in her freezer, fridge, and pantry. It got us thinking about tracking what we have on hand and how we use it up (or store it) before our next trip to the grocery store.

  • Episode 124: Let's Talk Vulnerability — Own Your Bold Rebroadcast

    June 12th, 2020  |  42 mins 1 sec
    embolden podcast, vulnerability

    We're sharing a rebroadcast of Sydney and Breanna's episode on the Own Your Bold podcast with Natalie Sinisgalli where we talk about vulnerability in all its forms, specifically as content creators and how to show up truly as ourselves.

  • Episode 123: Anti-Racism Resources To Participate in the Black Lives Matter Conversation

    June 5th, 2020  |  51 mins 22 secs
    anti-racism resources, black lives matter, resources to support black lives matter movement

    The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Amaud Arbery, David McAtee, and Tony McDade have re-sparked the conversation around racism in America and the Black Lives Matter movement. While there’s a lot to take in right now, the ultimate goal is to make sure the action, conversations, and resources shared leads to sustainable change in our world. This episode covers what we have been reading, listening to, learning from, and sharing in order to uplift Black voices, while also owning our responsibility to make our world a more equitable place.

  • Episode 122: So You Want To Plan A Small Wedding?

    May 29th, 2020  |  48 mins 16 secs
    how to plan a wedding, how to plan an elopement, planning a wedding

    As some people re-evaluate their wedding plans, we wanted to discuss what to consider when planning an intimate wedding ceremony and celebration. We're sharing Breanna's tips from her recent elopement as well as Syd's officiant insight.

  • Episode 121: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Mindy Kaling

    May 22nd, 2020  |  43 mins 50 secs
    mindy kaling, witqs, women inspiring #teamqs

    We’re back with a new Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode about Mindy Kaling. She’s a creator, producer, writer, actor, author, fashion maven, and many other things. Her commentary about her life and work is refreshing and we’re excited to share why she’s this month’s pick.

  • Episode 120: Habits We Built In Quarantine That We’ll Keep

    May 15th, 2020  |  33 mins 38 secs
    building habits, building habits in quarantine, habits, routines

    We’d like to talk about habits we’ve established during this weird time that we’d like to consciously hang on to post-quarantine.

  • Episode 119: #TeamQS Movie Recommendations

    May 8th, 2020  |  41 mins 41 secs
    favorite movies, movie recommendations, quarantine movie recommendations, queen speaking movie watch list

    This week, we’re coming at you with our favorite movie recommendations as we spend more time in front of our screens.

  • Episode 118: What’s Bringing Us Joy?

    May 1st, 2020  |  40 mins 56 secs
    feel good recommendations, finding joy, finding joy during the quarantine, what brings us joy

    The world is weird right now so we wanted to talk about what’s bringing us joy and how we maximize it.

  • Episode 117: Syd and Breahn’s Hot Take on TV: Quarantine Edition

    April 24th, 2020  |  35 mins 5 secs
    favorite tv, hot take on tv, quarantine tv recommendations, queen speaking tv watch list, tv shows

    Since we’re all staying home, we wanted to revisit our “Hot Take on TV” series of episodes with some binge-worthy faves — our recommendations for TV shows to watch and re-watch!

  • Episode 116: “Can’t Do It All” Workshop Recap

    April 17th, 2020  |  39 mins 28 secs
    alaina talks therapy, can’t do it all workshop, stress and anxiety, values, workshop recap

    In early March, we attended the “Can’t Do It All Workshop” hosted by licensed marriage and family therapist, Alaina Brubaker at Rochester Brainery. Since many of us feel trapped by pressure and expectation to do more, we're recapping her tips to organize our lives according to our values and priorities.

  • Episode 115: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Farnoosh Torabi

    April 10th, 2020  |  33 mins 45 secs
    farnoosh torabi, so money podcast, witqs, women inspiring #teamqs

    In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode, we wanted to highlight someone we admire, but one who’s also been getting us through these uncertain times as we deal with quarantine and a rapidly shifting economy. Here’s to Farnoosh Torabi, her podcast, So Money, and all the things we can learn from her.

  • Episode 114: Support In Uncertain Times

    April 3rd, 2020  |  41 mins 38 secs
    giving back, how to, managing anxiety, support in uncertain times, support local

    There’s a lot going on for everyone right now — uncertainty with work, how we live, how we connect, and how we take care of ourselves. With a lot of things up in the air, we wanted to talk about how we can take extra steps to take care of ourselves mentally and physically when we’re inundated with unsettling news about the effects of COVID-19.

  • Episode 113: Quarantine Work From Home Tips

    March 27th, 2020  |  45 mins 24 secs
    wfh, work from home, work from home routine, work from home tips

    With the precautionary measures in place to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many companies have instituted work from home policies. We wanted to take the time to talk through remote work tips and best practices.

  • Episode 112: Syd and Breahn’s Latest Beauty Faves

    March 20th, 2020  |  43 mins 38 secs
    beauty faves, skincare, skincare routines

    We’re sharing our favorite beauty products from skincare to haircare, new finds and extra special additions.

    *Note: We recorded this ahead of the COVID-19 quarantine. Please enjoy some lighthearted content in the face of a tough time for us all. Stay tuned for episodes on work from home tips and how we're coping in these uncertain times coming soon!