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The Research Her is a weekly science communication podcast for us that provides reliable and relatable topics from how hair products affect health to the effects of Instagram on mental health. It encourages improvement of the disproportionate amount of research focused on minorities. Host Elissia Franklin is a black woman in chemistry who shares the woes and rewards in her field while learning of research in many areas.

Feb 8, 2021

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Let’s talk about settling for less out of fear of being single. Dr. Stephanie S. Spielmann explores the dynamics of romantic relationships. One topic that she has probed is the idea of settling for less out of fear of being single.


In this episode, we discuss:


  • The idea of losing oneself in a relationship and dealing with behaviors that cross your boundaries
  • The way that family reacts to a divorce and people viewing singleness as a plague or contagious
  • What limits our abilities to exist as ourselves in romantic relationships.
  • The sacrifice of pursuing a doctoral degree over love



About Jasmine James


Jasmine James is a twenty-six-year-old educator from Chicago, IL. Her praxis is centered around trauma-informed learning as well as anti-racist education. Understanding the impact of community educators, she has chosen to teach and live in the community she was raised in. She has had the pleasure to teach fourth and sixth grade over the past five years. Due to her community connections as well as her undying love and passion for finding solutions to the issues that plague her neighborhood daily, she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Community Psychology with a focus on how ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) impact students psychological ability to excel in traditional school settings.


Jasmine's love for her community is also why she founded the NFP organization, Black Girl BeYOUtiful which seeks to be a healing and safe space for Black girls ages eight to twenty-one who have experienced trauma. She serves in many roles with her favorite being “mama” to her adorable one-year-old son Logan. Her lifelong goal is to create a freedom school where Black and Brown students, regardless of their backgrounds, can achieve their dreams and goals no matter how big.  



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Settling for less out of fear of being single.

Settling for Less out of Fear of Being Single


*Note* I am not an expert in this field. All literature interpretations are from my perspective and do not always reflect the intention of the authors.


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