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Speak On That!
126 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Speak On... 2020
This week, we're talking all about this year! 2020 has been a notable year, and we're taking some time to reflect on it. From the COVID-19 pandemic to the Black Lives Matter uprising, 2020 has been a year that has forced people to adapt, be agile, and get uncomfortable. We question, is this a year that will contribute to formidable change? What did it teach us and what did we learn? We talk in, about, and around all of this among much more- and we'll *feel* y'all in the new year. Enjoy!
124 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Speak On... Boundaries
This week, we're talking all about boundaries. A word that's been brought up many times throughout this show, we decided to shed a spotlight on it as a whole. So what do boundaries look like? How do we learn to put them up? And what are some of the repercussions that come with crossing boundaries? All this, plus we decide to unpack respectability politics furthermore than we did past last week's episode. Enjoy!
109 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Speak On... Shame
This week, we’re talking about shame. When we think of shame, we often think guilt, embarrassment, and other synonymous words- but does it work to use those terms interchangeably? Does shame have a place in social justice? We also question if you can shame people into being or doing better? All this, plus we talk about respectability politics, the 2021 Grammy nominations, among much more. Enjoy!
107 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Speak On... Social Media
This week, we tackle the beast that is Social Media. Stemming from the Netflix documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’, we talk through how social media has shaped our society and culture. How has it benefitted and how has it harmed us? We also give our take on the most recent updates on Instagram and Twitter platforms. All this, plus our take on that Harry Styles/Candace Owens debacle, and how Michael B. Jordan (deservingly) received a new title. Enjoy!
97 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Speak On... Imposter Syndrome
This week, we tackle impostor syndrome. Woof. We call on times we've experienced and suffered from it, ways in which we continue to- and how we process all of it. But with that, how do we overcome it? We also talk Joe Biden's Presidential win (*bless*), and is 2020 under new management? All this, and so much more. Enjoy!
115 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Speak On... Healing
This week, there's some healing that needs to happen... So we're bringing ourselves to The Red Table. We talk about healing! What does it look like to us? How do we process it? What happens when we resist healing? And when was the last time we had to heal? All this, plus Lenah comes with a call to action with a tangible way in supporting our very own community. Enjoy! Show Notes: https://www.findblack.org https://www.goldengazebnb.com
87 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Speak On... Cancel Culture
This week, we tackle Cancel Culture. As one of the most redundant terms used in recent years- we question who gets cancelled, and why they get cancelled. Can cancelled people and/or situations be redeemed? And how do things migrate from problematic TO cancelled? All this, plus- does Kim Kardashian get bragging rights over *that* private island trip? Our Pop Culture PERIODT! gives you our take. Enjoy!
104 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Speak On... #EndSARS
This week, we shed some light on the current protests taking place in Nigeria in regards to #EndSARS. Demonstrations have left the people of Nigeria in unimaginable circumstances, and we question- why isn't the media covering this to the fullest extent? How can we draw parallels between the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this year and these protests, and the general reactions to both? From both media and citizens. What are ways we can show up and support? All this, plus our traditional hard turns in our Pop Culture PERIODT + Speak On That! segments. Enjoy! Show Notes: * https://www.refinery29.com/en-ca/endsars-protests-nigeria-lagos-shooting * Instagram: @feminist.co * https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/university-of-ottawa-professor-racism-1.5768730 * https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/advice/carolyn-hax-he-was-the-best-man-she-ever-met-but-not-the-best-match/2020/09/28/8a29a4d8-f9d9-11ea-89e3-4b9efa36dc64_story.html * https://youtu.be/Zw_y3Kj_Sa8
108 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Speak On... Self Care
This week, we're talking Self Care! As Audre Lorde said: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." So what does self care look like to us? In what ways and how often do we practice it? All this, plus Ali talks y'all on a trip to Paris, and Lenah talks about the current state of affairs as it pertains to race within a specific school district. Enjoy! Show Notes: * https://blog.usejournal.com/the-unspoken-complexity-of-self-care-8c9f30233467 * https://open.spotify.com/track/0oFylJNQ8st82eNepXFPH7?si=T-j0lkVrRECiDpFNwgoOvw * https://www.findblack.org/post/calgary-catholic-school-district-vs-the-youth
125 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Speak On... Anti-Racism
This week, we talk Anti-Racism. As we, as a society, continue to have the conversation surrounding race and race relations as it pertains to this moment in time, it's important to ask the question- are you "not racist" or are you anti-racist? We talk through the "10 Keys to Everyday Anti-Racism", a resource compiled by two women of colour and founders of the AntiRacist Table, Kirsten Ivey Colsen and Lynn Turner. We also talk through Meg Thee Stallion's SNL performance and STATEMENT, Mariah Carey being dubbed a 'Diva', and what we're truly thankful for as we approach Thanksgiving. Enjoy! Show Notes: * https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/ten_keys_to_everyday_anti_racism * https://www.gq.com/story/tory-lanez-daystar-album-megan-thee-stallion-protect-black-women
113 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Speak On... Heartbreak (with Tanya Bishoff)
This week, we're joined by the truly inimitable Tanya Bishoff! Together, we talk through one of life's most universal experiences... heartbreak. How has heartbreak shaped us? What are some of the lessons we've learned from it? How has the way we've been conditioned impact how we react to it? All this, plus we talk about *that* Presidential Debate, last week's Emmy Awards, and come full circle in talking about the impact of change. No show notes this week- cause it all came from the heart! Enjoy! * IG: @tanyalbishoff / Twitter: @TanyaBishoff
121 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Speak On... Astrology
This week, all the stars are closer! We talk through Astrology- and Lenah walks us through the different facets of it, the different meanings, terminologies, and the ways in which it creates room for deeper connection. We also dedicate the second half of the show entirely to Breonna Taylor. An unjust and heartbreaking outcome in an ongoing pursuit of justice. Please remember you can do a lot from afar. Link to bail funds for Louisville below. Show Notes: * https://afgj.salsalabs.org/louisvillebailfund/index.html * https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/louisville-community-bail-fund/ * Fax No Printer: @faxnoprinter (IG) + https://anchor.fm/faxnoprinter
121 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Speak On... Love Languages (with Clara Jaide)
This week, we are joined by content creator, dating and relationship blogger, love language expert and enthusiast, and *literal* sister- Clara Jaide! Together, we talk through all of the Love Languages! Within the context of the 5 love languages, what are our roles and responsibilities when it comes to others and ourselves? How do we give and receive said languages? Plus, Cardi B prepares for her very own 'Lemonade' era, the ongoing pursuit of justice for Breonna Taylor, and the love, importance, and appreciation of friendship and good vibes- Enjoy! Show Notes: * https://www.5lovelanguages.com/ * https://www.unjaided.com (*coming soon!*) * @clarajaide * @taylormaderadio
118 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Speak On... Interracial Friendships (with Kenneth Davey)
This week, we're joined by our resident Best Friend and Soulmate, the incredible Kenneth Davey! Together, we talk through Interracial Friendships, and all the the facets that come along with them. How important is it to address race within friend groups? How important is it to do so *especially* in an interracial friendship? Is it difficult to bring up the topic of race? But also- what IS friendship?! Plus, the Kardashian's reign with reality TV is officially coming to an end, and... Have gender reveal parties gone 'too far'? All this, and much more. Enjoy! Show Notes: * https://www.thecut.com/2020/07/book-excerpt-big-friendship-by-aminatou-sow-ann-friedman.html * https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/33330/the-power-of-birthdays-stars-and-numbers-by-saffi-crawford-and-geraldine-sullivan/
126 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Speak On... Interracial Relationships (with Victor La)
This week, we’re joined by our first Speak On That! guest... Victor La! We talk through interracial relationships- Through all the nuances, interracial relationships (especially in 2020) can look and feel like a number of different things. What’s the approach to them? How do we navigate these nuances? All this, plus wah gwan talk about Adele’s dip into Island life, and the sad and untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman. Show Notes: * https://youtu.be/5To5D-Xf4J8 * https://www.vogue.com/article/summertime-sadness-coming-to-terms-with-a-lost-season * https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/elaminabdelmahmoud/why-chadwick-bosemans-death-hurts-so-much
108 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Speak On... Colorism
This week, we’re talking Colorism. What is Colorism? How does it manifest? How are ways that it operates even within the same racial groups and ethnicities? And what's the history of Colorism? All of this, plus in our Pop Culture Round Up (*we believe we've nailed down a name), we talk about the upcoming Brandy and Monica "Verzus" battle, Megan Thee Stallion and Black womanhood and the media narrative surrounding that, and oh so much more! Enjoy! Show Notes: * https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/apr/09/colorism-racism-why-black-people-discriminate-among-ourselves * https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/fall-2015/whats-colorism
131 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Speak On... Love & Situationships
This week, we’re talking love, and not just relationships- but situationships! What’s the difference between a relationship and a situationship? How have our perspectives changed on these over the past 10 years? How has the media perception on these things challenged how we approach them? We get real real, real quick. Also, in our Pop Culture with the Quickness segment (name still pending), we discuss Ellen's current happenings, a Fresh Prince of Bel Air reboot, and what's really going on with Britney Spears? All of this and more! Enjoy! (*Pardon our technical difficulties around the 4:21 mark- Wifi sometimes ain't on our side- but we get it back!) Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @speakonthatpod Show Notes: * www.findblack.org * Instagram: @findblack.yyc
102 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Get To Know Us!
AND WE BACK! In the inaugural episode of the brand new podcast, Ali and Lenah delve into a brand new chapter and introduce 'Speak On That!' to your ears! Listen as we talk through the new show, our goals for the show, and create a way that you can get to know us a little bit better. Of course- Beyoncé gets brought up from time to time. Enjoy!
135 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Ali & Elena: When Love Takes Over! (30 Things We’ve Learned by 30, Part II)
And it's a WRAP! This week, Elena and I are back as we wrap up the 30 things we've learned by 30- and what did Kelly Rowland say? When Love Takes Over! As we go through our list, we inadvertently pull over on the topic of Love, because it really did take over... We say some things that we apparently needed get off our chest! We also call back to the entire notion and thesis of this series- Black Lives and why we NEED to continue to matter. With that being said, we also wrap up the show as it is. Thank you to everyone who continues to love and support this podcast! Follow us here: * Instagram: @alinafel; @elena.lulu; @livelaughlenah; @black.yyc * Twitter: @AlinafeL; @LifeLongLenah
97 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Ali & Elena: 30 Things We’ve Learned by 30
This week, we're coming at you with some life lessons! Elena and I compile a collaborative list of 30 things we've learned by 30. These are mantras, lessons, quotes, and ideas that have shaped us in making us who we are TODAY! By no means are we perfect and finished, which is why we make a point to note that we are all consistently works in progress. The goal, is that hopefully this conversation provides a space where vulnerability can safely exist in an effort to provide learning and growth. Enjoy! Show Notes: - @clarajaide
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