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Monique Smith, The Oldest Living "Jane Doe" On Breaking Cycles, Claiming Your Identity And Softness After Childhood Trauma

56m | Apr 22, 2024

*trigger warning* This episode talks about exploitation and abuse of a Black child.

In today's episode of the Brown Girl Self-Care Podcast, I am speaking with Monique Smith, aka the worlds oldest living Jane Doe. We dive into:

  • The traumatic experiences she endured and how she became a "Jane Doe"
  • Laying claim to her identity unapologetically so that she could begin to heal and thrive
  • Breaking cycles with her children
  • How our babies are labeled as "runaways" more often than not and why that happens
  • Walking out her God-given assignment even as she was unsure if she had a passion for it
  • How she was able to explore softness and trust after trauma


Monique's book, I Am The Ancestor, can be purchased directly from her website. Click Here To Check It Out! For more details on booking this amazing woman for your next book club, inquire here.

Monique's website - Known as Monique

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