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EP 166: The Dos and Don’ts of Proposing: How to Get it Right

podcast May 14, 2024

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Happy Tuesday Party People! 

In this episode, we are joined by Carmel, a seasoned professional with 15 years of experience in social work. She has worked extensively with the county, handling diverse roles within Child Protective Services, from supporting families to facilitating adoptions. Carmel is a passionate advocate for fostering and adoption within the African American community, emphasizing the need for more black families to open their hearts and homes to children in need. An avid traveler and adventure-seeker, she inspires many with her experiences from around the globe.

Episode Summary:

In the latest compelling episode of the podcast, the Killing Time crew welcomes a very special guest, Carmel, who brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in social work and an unstoppable zeal for travel. The conversation ventures into the serious matter of foster care and adoption processes, highlighting the disparities in black community representation among adoptive homes. This episode balances weighty social issues with light-hearted banter and personal anecdotes that will both enlighten and entertain the listener.

Carmel discusses her journey through different roles in social work, her passionate stance on advocating for adoptions within African American communities, and her reasons for deciding against having biological children. The dialogue also tours through Carmel’s travel escapades, sharing her top destinations and culturally eye-opening experiences. A particularly heartfelt segment touches upon the significance and personal stories around prom season, delving into the societal expectations and pressures faced by today’s youth.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is a significant need for more African American families to foster and adopt children, highlighting an area of unmet social responsibility.
  • Carmel shares her travel stories, giving us a glimpse into her top destinations and the cultural impact of her journeys.
  • The discussion on how to approach proposals underscores the importance of thoughtfulness and individual consideration.
  • The conversation on prom expenditures raises questions about current societal norms and expectations for milestone events in young people’s lives.
  • The episode features a lively debate on the realities of marriage, prenups, and the importance of protecting one’s assets.

Tune in to the full episode to dive deeper into these intriguing topics with Korey, Reggie, Tinesha, Rex,  and their engaging guest, Carmel. Their candid and spirited conversation promises to provide valuable insights and a few good laughs. Stay with us for more episodes that blend serious discussion with light-hearted entertainment from the Killing Time crew.

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