In this episode, Kat and Bill request that people keep pussy hats off of Harriet Tubman’s Harlem statue, stop acting like they don’t understand the concept of colorism and provide us with reparations. This episode begins a very exciting Black Ass History Month.
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.
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.
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.
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
This week in Presidential transition:
Michelle’s epic side eye
Will Trump ban Black History Month?
Main Segment: Finding Space in Political/Social Movements
Read Lakeshia Robinson’s story
Where do we fall in this movement?
Opting out of White Feminism:
Concept two out of six: Intersectionality
As the classic song from The Wiz declares: “You can’t win, you can’t break even and you can’t get out of the game.” Kat and Mesha discuss how this sentiment impacts women throughout their lives. They also express all their feels about Obama’s farewell address and introduce Slay or Nay.
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.
It’s our book club episode! Kat and Mesha discuss Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Beyonce because, you know, it’s Beyonce.
Kat and Mesha chat about gentrification and tell Phil Mushnick where he can stick it.