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Meet the Sista Docs:

Dr. Cupid

is a Social Science Researcher with a Ph.D. in the Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Her research centers on the experiences of Black women in higher education, with a focus on Black doctoral women and Black faculty women, sister circles, mentorship, and Black feminism. She also holds an M.Ed. with a specialization in At-Risk and Diverse Learners from Goucher College and a B.A. in International Area Studies from Drexel University.


Dr. 99 

is a community psychologist based in the Baltimore-Washington, DC region. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. & Ph.D. in Human Services Psychology as a Meyerhoff Graduate Fellow at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her background includes radio, television, print, and digital media, but her most recent creative endeavor is filmmaking with Threezeromedia. She is Vice President at Take Me Out To the Go-Go, the #1 trusted source of information about go-go music and culture. Not too long ago, she appeared in music videos, a comedy web series, and a true crime series, and performed the intro on a go-go rap song. Before all that, she wrote a bestselling book for young Black women called God Laughs, Too: Incidents in the Life of a Black Chick (Tuff Crowd Conglomerate, 2003). At times, she blogs at, but all the academic stuff is at


Dr. Lyrical Tay

is passionate about Black history and culture - loves exploring these through poetry, literature, theater, and television. She's a mother, wife, poet and diversity educational consultant. Born and raised in Baltimore - she got a lotta love for her city.  

Podcast Episodes:

The Sista Docs discuss their artistic influences and endeavors and how art relates to their research. Three artists join them to explore their artistic backgrounds and how their art is tied to the community and the world at large in these interesting times.

Rasheed Green
Christopher Kojzar
Christopher Brown

The Sista Docs discuss Dr. Lyrical Tay's research on faculty diversity in higher education. Talking intersectionality and our experiences as Black educators with Dr. Rox. 

Exploring the concept of the proverbial, metaphorical Black "cookout" through a discussion of community membership and what it means to be of the community.

The Sista Docs discuss issues related to friendships between Black Men and Black Women with special guests, Dr. Sedrick Smith and Tony Hynes.

Dr. Sedrick Smith is a Baltimore City Public Schools Teacher and Administrator from Baltimore, Maryland. Tony Hynes is a Ph.D. student, author, and interracial adoption specialist.

The Sista Docs discuss perfectionism, feelings of not belonging, and how to get through moments of mental struggle with Forgiveness, Focus, and Faith.

Special guest:
Dr. EL, Clinical Health Psychologist


National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255. Text: 741741

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How do you maintain a healthy sister circle or support group? The Sista Docs explore their own and discuss the necessity of having support while pursuing major endeavors.

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Exploring the concept of masking, beginning with the Paul Laurence Dunbar poem, "We Wear the Mask." How do we mask for professional survival and mental health?

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