Tag Archives: black women

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

Episode 24: The Cycle Never Ends Pt 1

This is the first part of a two part discussion on the criminal justice system with our special guest Loredana Valtierra. We analyze the different levels of policing and the court system and figure out how just justice really is. We also talk about the elusive Frank Ocean and Ryan Lochte’s white lies. ¬†Season 2 starts now.

Episode 19: Making Lemonade

It’s our book club episode! Kat and Mesha discuss Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Beyonce because, you know, it’s Beyonce.

Episode 18: Dark Side of Gentrification

Kat and Mesha chat about gentrification and tell Phil Mushnick where he can stick it.

Episode 17: Aunt Flo’s Coming to Town

Kat and Mesha shame states for introducing anti-trans legislation and discuss having periods while living in a patriarchy.