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Of Bipolar and Black Identity
13 minutes | May 20, 2019
Janae talks about ghosting their own podcast, feeling stuck as a millennial, abortion bans, and racism in her comeback episode.
8 minutes | Mar 27, 2019
Jagged Little Pill
Janae talks about going to her psychiatrist and asking for more medication.
11 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
Everything in its Right Place
Janae talks being bi, making a friend, upping meds.
12 minutes | Feb 17, 2019
Janae is paranoid.
12 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
Back in Black
Janae updates everyone on her mental health. She also delves into some irritations she has as a black person and why she hasn’t spoken about blackness as much as she has wanted to. Happy Black History Month. 😊
10 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
Bonus episode: Crazy On You
CW: mania. Bonus episode: Janae shares a recording of herself at peak manic. Find the pods Instagram @ofbipolarandblackidentity. Let me know if music becomes a big part of your life when you’re manic? Also let me know if you realized that after episode 4 all of the episode titles are song references. Thanks for listening.
13 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
Bound for the Floor
Janae laments her life lacking passion and fervor. She ponders what others do to keep the excitement up when the mania is down.
14 minutes | Jan 6, 2019
Down with the Sickness
Janae speaks about capitalism, how sickness impacts mental health, and Target breakdowns.
17 minutes | Dec 25, 2018
Carol of the Fails
Janae does an anti-Christmas pod after disappearing for weeks. More Christmas neutral than anything else.
13 minutes | Nov 30, 2018
Baby, Did you forget to take your meds?
Janae talks about her meds, seasonal sadness, and the impact of this stressful time of year.
15 minutes | Nov 23, 2018
Sing Me to Sleep
In this episode, we discuss dying by suicide and the complex conversation surrounding it.
14 minutes | Nov 16, 2018
The New Classic (no Iggy)
In this episode we keep it lightweight and fun focusing on the lack of representation in “the American classics” and other popular literature.
25 minutes | Nov 2, 2018
Let’s Talk about Sex!
We y’all about bodies, intersectionality, and the asexual spectrum! We also talk about a book by @kannclaire called “Let’s Talk About Love.” Thanks for listening!
15 minutes | Oct 27, 2018
This week we make vague commentary about (actual events) dealing with setting boundaries and the erasure of pain amongst black women and mentally ill people.
19 minutes | Oct 19, 2018
Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You!
In this episode we talk about relationships and dating as a black and bipolar individual.
14 minutes | Oct 12, 2018
Ramblecast! We talk about obsession, agoraphobia, and teen girlhood!
15 minutes | Sep 30, 2018
This episode we discuss how introversion is perceived through the lense of blackness and bipolar. Also a bonus on fake niceness invented by white people.
16 minutes | Sep 23, 2018
It’s Just Emotions Taking Me Over!
This week I ramble about emotions and how I miss hypo mania. I also talk about the invalidation of emotions that comes with mental illness.
22 minutes | Sep 14, 2018
More Than a Feeling
This episode we talk about vulnerability in the black community and opening up about mental health issues.
15 minutes | Sep 4, 2018
In this episode we discuss respectability politics. What they are and how they affect those who are black or suffer from mental illness. I apologize for my voice I was sick.
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