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.
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.
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.
Kat and Mesha process and grieve the results of the election. This doesn’t stop them from being petty and talking about how Trump’s face is as offensive to look at as his policies and views are to hear. They discuss ways to fight oppression and urge people to not slut shame Melania Trump because her husband is a fuckboy. Women are not responsible for the actions of their husbands. They also reflect on their love for the Obamas and train for the First Annual Hunger Games.
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.
Kat and Mesha brings back the segment “Best Things” where they share some of the awesome things that they are grateful to have. They recount their experiences traveling to other countries and how it helped shape their perception of America. Lastly, they remind you that cultures are not costumes and to be better this Halloween.
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.
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
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.