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March 21, 2024

The Conversation

Tiffany Haddish

This episode of The Conversation features Tiffany Haddish, an American comedian known for her raw and unfiltered humor. Tiffany continues to overcome a lot of difficulties. At nine years old, her mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia, triggered by a car accident and brain injury. Despite facing a series of challenges, including endometriosis, arrests, and DUIs, Haddish has channeled her experiences into laughter. She's a successful stand-up comedian and the author of two books, "The Last Black Unicorn" and "I Curse You With Joy." This conversation with Tiffany is truly inspiring.

Trigger Warning for our listeners - please be advised, this episode talks about sexual assault. 


  • [00:25] The discussion begins with how trauma, as bad as it is, can inspire you to be accomplished and successful
  • [01:26] Tiffany Haddish shares how her mother's schizophrenia framed her childhood and life
  • [07:25] Amanda and Tiffany compare their journeys to adulthood, and Tiffany admits that she has been an “emotional hoarder”
  • [09:09] Tiffany reveals her addiction, her struggle with endometriosis, and what she has done to cope
  • [23:10] How pain can force you to take control of your health
  • [30:54] Discussion about CBD, keeping stress levels down, a court case and sexual abuse when she was 13
  • [40:26] Tiffany reveals her thoughts and experiences with foster care during her childhood and how she releases stress through humor
  • [35:54] Tiffany talks about her arrests and why she will remain sober, other health considerations, mocktails and hangover results
  • [1:00:25] Discussion about the books Tiffany has authored, the men she’s dating and sexual pleasure


  • Trauma victims keep events, feelings, and emotions inside themselves until they realize they can’t medicate trauma. You need therapy to be able to unpack the feelings you are hoarding. 
  • Women are good at dismissing pain. Women try hard not to acknowledge pain, and therefore, it doesn’t exist. Women are caretakers for others and often forget to care for themselves. 
  • Alcohol abuse causes, DUIs, child abuse, spousal abuse, and other traumas because people do not have control of their minds and actions. Statistics prove so many tragedies happen because alcohol or drug abuse is involved.


Tiffany Haddish is an American stand-up comedian and actress. Her breakthrough came in with a leading role in the comedy film Girls Trip, which earned her several accolades and was included on The New Yorker's list of the best film performances of the 21st century.



Tiffany Haddish Instagram

Tiffany Haddish YouTube

Book: The Last Black Unicorn

Book: I Curse You with Joy on Amazon

Book: I Curse You with Joy on Barnes and Noble

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