CI123: Remember why you started with Cassandre Dunbar

CI123: Remember why you started with Cassandre Dunbar

I feel that self-care, sometimes, it’s not just about you.

~Cassandre Dunbar

Join Our Community!

I’ve created TWO spaces for you…

  1. For All Creatives – Join The Creative Impostor Collective on Mighty Networks!
  2. 2. For Creative Professionals Who Podcast – Apply for the Podcast Envy Pro Pod now or book a call with me to learn if it’s right for you.

What is self-care now? In the wake of last summer’s peaceful protests against racial inequity? Alongside a presidential transition marred by threats of further violence?

How can we support the collective while caring for ourselves – and vice versa?

Challenging questions about wellness have led me to people who are redefining the standard answers, like Cassandre Dunbar. As host of the podcast, Be Well, Sis, she embodies the idea of self-care as a civic duty, speaking directly to women of color, a group long under-considered by mainstream wellness content creators. 

Like many, I first came to the self-care space searching for a form of exercise I didn’t hate and soon discovered yoga. Before long, I found myself meditating and drinking smoothies while researching new ways to explore holistic wellness. My efforts returned hundreds millions of options from hundreds millions of websites. My searches gradually began to include referrals for mental health and therapeutic resources near me. It all seemed so easy! And for me, it was.

Not so for Cassandre.

Continued below…

You don’t have to be creative all alone!

Be part of our community inside The Creative Impostor Collective on Mighty Networks!

Start your OWN online community OFF of Facebook with Mighty Networks (and support The Creative Impostor when you sign up for a paid subscription.)

Podcasting? Apply for the 2021 Podcast Envy Pro Pod

I am currently taking applications to join our first curated cohort of professionals who podcast (not necessarily professional podcasters) from a variety of entrepreneurial and content creative backgrounds. The vision is 10-12 pros coming together for a monthly strategy session to solve your most pressing questions around growth, sustainability, craft and culture.

This program is for creative business leaders within any industry or niche with at least 6 months podcasting experience. We will not be covering the basics of “how to podcast,” rather deeper topics for which you can’t just Google the answer or post in a Facebook Group.

Article Continued

If I broke my leg, I couldn’t cast it myself. It’s the same thing [with therapy]. There are people on this earth who know exactly how to provide me the tools that I need to get better.

~Cassandre Dunbar

Even with her medical degree and a background in teaching, Cassandre had difficulty locating wellness information, especially discussions centered on mental health within the Black community.

“While I was researching the wellness community and looking for different resources, I found that nobody looks like me.” So, she did what anyone with a full-time job and a family would do when inspiration struck: she let it percolate in the back of her mind for five years. 

Honestly? #Same.

Then the pandemic hit and all her fears about starting a podcast morphed into fuel for her fire. “I just embraced being an amateur.” 

Podcasting inadvertently became a three-pronged approach to wellness. Crafting each episode made her feel good, which, in turn, made her family happier. Producing the show connected her community and expanded their access to vital information. 

“I want women to have a safe space to exchange ideas and information, to get encouragement…I want people to feel empowered in their health and in their wellness.”

Hear more from Cassandre about producing her show, Be Well, Sis over on the crossover interview for Podcast Envy! Coming soon…

Connect with Cassandre

Be Well, Sis




Mentioned in this episode

Conversations With A Wounded Healer

Recommended podcast episodes responding to the January 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol:

Pause On The Play – Responding to the Insurgency on the Nation’s Capitol

HBR Presents: After Hours – Reflections on the Tumult in Washington D.C.

Ten Percent Happier – National Trauma — Now What? with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Ten Percent Happier – A Wise and Counterintuitive Way to Meditate in a Crisis with Lama Rod Owens

Living Myth – Anarchy Loosed Upon the World

Unlocking Us with Brene Brown – Brene on Words, Actions, Dehumanization, and Accountability

Special Music during our stretch break: Glass bass by Frankum & Frankumjay on Licensed under the Creative Commons.

Connect with me

Join our twice weekly Community Zoom sessions for free! Get the details inside The Creative Impostor Collective on Mighty Networks!

Email or Voice
Facebook Page @thecreativeimpostor
Instagram: @thecreativeimpostor
LinkedIn: @andreaklunder (I only accept connections from people I actually know, so include a message to say you’re a Creative Impostor listener.)

Show some love for The Creative Impostor!

LOVE The Creative Impostor? I would LOVE if you could leave me a short & sweet review: Send me a screenshot and I might even read it on a future episode.

Get your books from somewhere OTHER than Amazon. is a B-Corp – a corporation dedicated to the public good — online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. When you order from Bookshop, through my link, 10% of your purchase goes to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores and 10% comes to The Creative Impostor studios through their affiliate program.

Grow your own online community using Mighty Networks! It’s where we host The Creative Impostor Collective and when you create your own group with the Business or Community plan, we receive a thank you bonus from them for referring you.

5 Questions you haven't asked...

...about your podcast.

You want to make a podcast that matters, right?

Subscribe to get your 5-day Podcast Question Challenge
delivered by email to your inbox. Whether you are an aspiring, new, or seasoned podcaster, I promise that answering these questions will make your podcast deeper, stronger and more meaningful.

We won't send you spam. Gross! Unsubscribe at any time. Sweet! Powered by ConvertKit