Tag Archives: black women

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 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 36: One Slay Begets Another

Slay or Nay:

Mesha and Katherine give updates on their New Year goals.

Bisexuality, Biphobia and Bi Erasure:

Katherine declares #BlackGaySlay another Black History Month miracle.
Does Biphobia come from both ends of the Kinsey scale?
The differences between bisexuality and queerness.
Mesha explores the concept of heteronormativity within the Gay community.
How do bisexual people find safe spaces when often excluded from the LGBT community?
Does being in an opposite sex relationship delegitimize queerness?

Part 3 out of 6: Opt Out of White Feminism

Misogynoir

Episode 32: There Are No Benefits

Kat and Mesha introduce a new segment called “Why you mad” where we discuss the ridiculous things people feel extra pressed about such as Black Santa. They later go on to question hyper-masculinity and its obvious flaws. They finish with the first part of a six part series “Opting Out of White Feminism.

Episode 29: Your Terms on Your Terms

The election that no one wanted has finally arrived. As the world’s most famous democracy, why is the system still so imperfect? Kat and Mesha discuss the origin of the electoral college. During the main segment, they try to unpack internalized oppression and taking on the language of the colonizer. Lastly, they bring back Historical Fact of the Day.

Episode 26: Sleepwalking

Kat and Mesha break down whether one can be truly “woke” if they are still participating in one or more systems of oppression. Can you be woke on one topic but sleepwalking on other identities? They also discuss upcoming Black historical fiction films and preparing natural hair for winter.

Episode 25: The Cycle Never Ends Pt.2

Kat and Mesha finish discussing the criminal justice system with special guest, Loredana Valtierra Esq. They unpack the school to prison pipeline while questioning whether America can be the land of the free when almost a third of the population is or has been imprisoned. They also highlight the foolishness that is Donald Trump and why the personal is political. #tacotruckoneverycorner