Episode 11

Ep. 11: Using Self-Advocacy To Thrive with Teanika Hoffman and Nicklaine Paul

Published on: 16th March, 2022

In this episode, we have a conversation with Teanika Hoffman and Nicklaine Paul on using self- advocacy as self-care while living with Sickle Cell Disease. Teanika is an entrepreneur and the Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Coalition of Maryland. Nicklaine is a Registered Nurse and the Founder of Sickle Care Solutions. Today they share their journey as entrepreneurs living with Sickle Cell Disease, how boundary setting is a form of self-care, and the delight of random travel and sister bonding time.

What to listen for:

Taking the leap into entrepreneurship in SE Asia 7:39

Learning self-advocacy as a young child 7:59

Health outcomes as the sum of a broader picture 11:31

What Sickle Cell Disease is and how it impacts the body 18:42

How setting boundaries improves physical health 35:40

Being an active participant in your medical care 37: 41

Making yourself a priority 42:49

Self-forgiveness as self-care 43:41

Connect with Nicklaine

Instagram: @sicklecaresolutions


Connect with Teanika

Instagram: @teanikahoffman


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Joyfully Black
Joyfully Black is the podcast for Black women striving to do it all while making time for self-care. Each week, Joy Dixon Paul digs in with guests on how they balance career, family, and community care without compromising their well-being.

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