Mhkeeba Pate cheered five seasons in the NFL as a Sea Gal for the Seattle Seahawks. She cheered in Super Bowl XLVIII and XLIX and performed at over 50 home games and various community events throughout the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her friends, watching sports and writing her first fictional novel. Mhkeeba graduated with a degree in Marketing from Georgetown University and completed her J.D. and M.B.A. from Temple University.
Brittany Corley cheered six seasons in the NFL as a Sea Gal for the Seattle Seahawks. She cheered in Super Bowl XLIX and performed at over 60 home games and various community events throughout the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, she loves traveling to new places, trying new cuisine, cooking for her family and exploring with her puppy Mocha. Brittany graduated with a degree in Art, Media & Culture from University of Washington.
Brittany and Mhkeeba take on the difficult, but very real, topic of mean girls on pro cheerleading teams. The ladies know all too well that it's not always peaches and cream in terms of squad dynamics. They explore what defines mean girl behavior and how it shows up in the pro cheerleading world based on their own experiences and those of their listeners who wrote in questions and topics for the episode. The ladies discuss why mean girls even exist in the first place and conclude with some sound advice for dancers, squad leaders and even directors on how to deal with mean girls on the squad. This week's Cheer Chat includes the latest update on NBA auditions and discuss a cool appearance by the Jacksonville Jaguars Roar cheerleaders performing with Sonny Kiss, a pro wrestler from All Elite Wrestling. Survey results have been steadily pouring in so Mhkeeba and Brittany share some of the highlights from the feedback from their listeners. During Locker Talk, the ladies bravely share their own mean girl confessions and give advice on how everyone can strive to do better to eliminate mean girl behavior in their lives.
In this very important bonus episode, Brittany and Mhkeeba share the disturbing news of the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks terminating their pro dance teams in exchange for a hip-hop focused co-ed dance and entertainment crew. The ladies host four women from the Sacramento Kings Dancers - Ariana Hirschfield, Daphnie Coon, Kellie Jackson, and Mariah Palmiter - to share their stories of how this decision was poorly communicated to them and how it has impacted their lives. More importantly, the ladies discuss the overall negative message these teams are sending to the youth and aspiring pro dancers that their profession is not respected and that their voices do not matter. With this interview, Mhkeeba and Brittany want to ensure that their voices are heard loud and clear!