Episode 9

9. Being You... Without the Edits with Cafria Hart

In this episode Cafria Hart dives in to her journey of overcoming mental illness, child loss and how childhood trauma impacted her sense of identity. She bravely shares her story of accepting mental illness as a black Christian woman and learning to incorporate therapy and God in her healing process. 

Episode Highlights 

  • Unwritten rules for acceptance.

  • Wearing different masks for different relationships: friends, work or romantic.

  • Not trying to ask for help

  • Exhaustion from trying to maintain 

  • Fears of not being a good enough Christian

  • Grieving the loss of the child 

  • Checking things off your list

  • Embracing help

  • Embracing the process of emotional and mental healing

  • Stepping out of the  “I have to” bondage

Special Guest: Cafria Hart


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Resources shared on show:


Feeling Good: The New Mood of Therapy (Amazon Affilate Link)

Perinatal Bereavement & Palliative Care

H.E.A.R.T Strings 


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About the Podcast

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About your host

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Bianca Hughes

Bianca Kesha Hughes is setting boundaries and breaking barriers. She knows how to navigate life and discover true identity while trusting in God. Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism.

She is deeply connected to her cultural values, and Caribbean heritage, and her foundation of faith is a source of light for everyone around her. Bianca experiences her fair share of trials and pain but she heals through vulnerability and connecting to her authentic self. For this reason, she is passionate about breaking down the walls of perfectionism, encouraging her audience to connect to their authentic self while creating a safer place for them to be seen and heard.

Her podcast, "It Didn't Break Me," creates a space for honest and vulnerable conversations. Her guests share their transformational life stories around the messy stuff they didn't think they'd come back from yet they are still here. "It Didn't Break Me" podcast is a platform for people who are struggling with mindset shifts around perfectionism and being their authentic self, inspiring them to discover the beauty in the mess.