Figuring Out How To Learn A Second Language

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Today, speaking more than one language has become increasingly important for education, work, and travel. In this episode of Figure Out Your Life, I discuss learning a new language with Dr. Aisha Z. Cort, and she shares with us tips and strategies on getting started on your own language learning journey from her experiences as a multilingual speaker and language coach. 

Dr. Cort is a Cuban-Guyanese-American Spanish speaker from Boston, MA. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University in Spanish (2005) and earned her Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Emory University in Spanish Literature (2009, 2010). She lives in  Washington, DC and is currently a full-time lecturer of Spanish at Howard University. Her company Hey Dr. Cort! offers a number of services that allow you to take control of your language learning journey on your own time, including a Viva La Lengua: 4 Weeks to Conversationally Fluent Spanish course and cultural immersion trips to Havana, Tulum, and Barcelona. 

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Figuring Out How To Start A Business

Figuring Out How to Start a Business with Dr. Aisha Z. Cort

Have you ever wanted to start a business, but didn’t know how to start? In this episode of Figure Out Your Life with Toya T, I speak to Dr. Aisha Z. Cort about her business Hey Dr. Cort! and she shares with us what she has figured out about starting a business, from idea to launch. 

Dr. Cort is a Cuban-Guyanese-American Spanish speaker from Boston, MA. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University in Spanish (2005) and earned her Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Emory University in Spanish Literature (2009, 2010). She lives in  Washington, DC and is currently a full-time lecturer of Spanish at Howard University. 

Hey Dr. Cort! offers a number of services that allow you to take control of your language learning journey on your own time, including a Viva La Lengua: 4 Weeks to Conversationally Fluent Spanish course and cultural immersion trips to Havana, Tulum, and Barcelona. 

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Figuring Out How To Shoot Your Shot

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According to Urban Dictionary, to shoot your shot is "to let go of your pride and pursue someone you are interested in"; "to take a chance no matter if you fail or not." For some women, shooting their shot at a guy they are interested in can be hard because of the fear of being rejected or of being seen as "thirsty." In this episode of Figure Out Your Life with Toya T, I discuss why women should shoot their shots, and share what I have figured out from my own experiences approaching potential baes, including tips on how to shoot your shot the right way.

Figuring Out Online Dating

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Looking for love? Have you tried online dating? In recent years, online dating has quickly become a normal way for singles to meet and connect with other single people. In this episode of Figure Out Your Life With Toya T, I discuss online dating and share what I have figured out from my own experience of meeting people online, including a list of some of the best online dating apps and simple tips for attracting the right people to your profile.

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The Best Dating Apps for 2019

Online Dating Apps, Rated for Your Black Ass

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Figuring Out Abortion

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With the recent passing of anti-abortion bills in 9 US states, it’s important that we have open conversations within communities of color about abortion and abortion rights. With black women being 3 or 4 times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than white women in the US, these new laws will likely make pregnancy more dangerous for black women. 🤰🏾

In this episode of #FigureOutYourLifePod , I share what I have figured about abortion, what you need to know about the new anti-abortion laws, and why we need to take action.

***Disclaimer: This episode addresses sensitive topics, including details about abortion procedures, that may be triggering to some listeners.

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Figuring Out Graduate School & Mental Health

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In this episode of Figure Out Your Life Podcast, I speak openly about my struggles with depression and anxiety during graduate school, and discuss the different forms of support I used to deal with my depression and successfully complete my PhD program.

***DISCLAIMER: Podcast addresses sensitive topics, including depressive thoughts and suicide ideation, that may be triggering to some listeners.