About the Creator

Ishanae' Pollard, MACJ, MSW, LSW,

creator of the Adult Conversations group on FaceBook and Adult Conversations Podcast, intended to produce a forum where all could have a dialogue on topics that makes us most uncomfortable; all for the purpose of understanding one another and getting to the root of The Problems With US.

Ishanae' Pollard holds a Master's degree in Social Work and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice and is a licensed Social Worker in the State of Ohio. She has worked within many different fields of Social Work, including but not limited to the fields of Child Welfare and Social Services, Chemical Dependency, Foster Care and Adoption, and as a Therapist for Juvenile Offenders and Human Trafficking victims who were in need of mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Ishanae' is venturing out on becoming a new author as she is currently preparing on publishing her first book titled The Problems With US; where exposing dysfunctions within African American/Black communities is the intended goal to promote change within today's society.

Upcoming Book(s)

The Problems With US

No one ever wants to talk about how WE (African Americans/ Blacks) continue to breathe life into the dysfunctions that were instilled within us. We are so use to only complaining about calamities but end up becoming so lazy in changing the narrative. The Problems With US exposes the aided dysfunctions within the black communities as this is what continues to keep blacks stagnant and unable to excel as a culture. Our minds have continued to be "Brainwashed", as Tom Burrell has introduced, thus causing us to continue to be perpetrators of our own victimization. We must recondition and reprogram our minds and thought processes to maneuver away from the dysfunctional patterns, generational curses, and continuous problems that we have faced within this society.

At the end of the day, "WE are not a problem, WE are just dealing with a few". So let's begin to start changing our thinking so that the "few" problems that we are enduring, will begin to diminish.

-Ishanae' Pollard, MACJ, MSW, LSW

"I do not fix my problems. I fix my thinking and then my problems fix themselves." -Louise Hay


(Holistically Elevating Autonomous Living)

It is inevitable that at some point in your life you will experience being hurt...

or experience pain. But you do not have to live a life of stagnation, misery, or suffering due to your experiences. Healing is a process and we all have work to do in order to get to a point of acceptance and living freely from the chains of our hurtful or painful experiences. Be on the lookout for workbook H.E.A.L (Holistically Elevating Autonomous Living) where the focus is to heal and build meaningful relationships not only with others but also with ourselves. 

“Your wound is probably not your fault, but your healing is your responsibility.”

~Denice Frohman