Sola Oluborode’s long time friend became her romantic partner after he initially passed the test of her healthy boundaries. But once they were official, he started treating her differently – and not in a good way. Sola realized that the quirks she saw in him while they were just friends, were actually toxic traits she later encountered. Listen to this episode and learn how Sola chose to do all the right things, being friends, setting boundaries, and yet still got into a hurtful and gaslit relationship.
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A native Detroiter of Nigerian descent, Sola Oluborode is an educator in neurodiversity, vocalist, artist, writer, and editor. She empowers children and adults through the development of literacy skills and supports Black-owned businesses around the world through design, composition, and content creation. Sola is passionate about celebrating Black people, culture, joy, and the Black aesthetic. As a woman with ADHD overcoming childhood and recent experiences of emotional abuse, Sola is committed to using her voice as an instrument of healing. Her favorite pastimes include succumbing to a lifelong sugar addiction, traveling, and gushing over beautiful images of Black people in yellow.
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Navigating Narcissism is produced by Red Table Talk Podcasts. EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jada Pinkett-Smith, Fallon Jethroe, Ellen Rakieten, and Dr. Ramani Durvasula. Also, PRODUCER: Matthew Jones, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Mara De La Rosa. EDITORS AND AUDIO MIXERS: Devin Donaghy and Calvin Bailiff.
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