UnLearned did a live show! Kat and guest host Marcelo discuss moving through the world in queer cis bodies of color. Thank you to the Chicago Podcast Festival for having us.
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.
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.
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
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.
Water is Life. In honor of Indigenous Peoples day, Kat and Mesha discuss the current struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and their fight to keep their primary water source clean as they protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Later, Kat and Mesha ponder whether going to college and gaining massive debt is truly the only route to achieve the American Dream. Kat finishes the show with a takeover of a rant with Arant where she gives all her feels about the necessity of voting in this upcoming election.
Kat and Mesha discuss Bernie Sanders supporters, both birds and bros alike and answer a few fucked up questions.