Episode 46: Femme Fatality

Season 3 starts now! Kat is back at it again with the help of her friends. Slay or Nay returns with the vengeance. Kat and Julie discuss living and loving as femme identified queer women. Kat goes on a rant outlining why your fave, Chris Columbus, is problematic.

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Episode 45: Expect Nothing, Appreciate Everything

It’s the end of the season and Mesha and Kat have senioritis! They freestyle the episode and discussed all things trash. Mesha explores her conflicting feelings about Kelly Ann Conway while Kat strives to become a carefree black girl.

Episode 44: Getting Them Hands

This is the last episode before the season finale! Kat and Mesha start off the show with Slay or Nay where Mesha is killing it in the fitness and nutrition game. They then take deep dives into their past to analyze how their youth impacted their ability to love, be loved and express vulnerability. Lastly, they introduce a new segment Drama With Obama.

Episode 43: Are Millennials Too Sensitive?

This week in science: Kat and Mesha discuss the March for Science and why you should be good to your mother… mother earth. In their main topic, they try to figure out whether millennials are too sensitive. At a party? Hear someone say something racist/homophobic/ableist/sexist? Is it worth it to confront that person in a social setting even if you may never see them again? Lastly, Kat and Mesha ends Black Women’s History Month with highlighting CNN correspondent Angela Rye and her sick side eye game.

Episode 42: Daytime Pondering Minisode

Kat and Mesha try to figure out how a spouse can be considered a family member when you have a romantic relationship. They also ponder the relationship between street harassment and gender performance through clothing. They spotlight US Rep Maxine Waters and her general slayage.

Episode 41: Building On Your Progress

Mesha high key shames Kat in this month’s slay or nay. They then attempt to understand how their past has contributed to their negative emotions around food and fitness. Finally, they feature Jessamyn Stanley, a body positive, plus sized black fitness queen that shows us that every body is a yoga body.

Episode 40: Late Night Thoughts Minisode

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Black Women’s History Month! April will be jam packed with features of some awesome Black women you may not know about. In this special minisode, Kat responds to listener’s comments on whether Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was transphobic in a recent interview. We also feature Black Trans activist Marsha P. Johnson.

Episode 39: Two Words and an Accent

In the opening segment, Mesha processes Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie comments on trans women.
We then bring back an old segment On the Mind, Out of the Hat where we answer random questions and learn that we can’t put boundaries on Mesha’s boat. We finish with part 6 of Opt Out of White Feminism, Homeplace.

Episode 38: Freeze, Fight or Flight

Are you a horse or a buffy? Mesha explains why she is hitching a wagon in this month’s edition of slay or nay.

Mesha gets personal and reflects on a recent encounter with street harassment and threats of violence. How does pacifism and self preservation interact?

Opt out of White Feminism: Part 5 Womanism. Kat and Mesha discuss their connection and love for the concept of womanism while Kat basks in the queendom of Alice Walker.

Episode 37: Leap February Day

Kat quizzes Mesha on some odd and unbelievable facts about Donald Trump in a game called “Two Truths and an Alternative Fact.” Later they discuss some of the challenges in identifying as agnostic in the black community. Lastly they explain the concept of Multiple Jeopardy in part 4 of Opt Out of White Feminism.