Look who got a makeover! I was hit with the creative bug on Friday and decided to rebrand the podcast…ish. I still have the same logo, but I was long overdue for a new podcast graphic. I’d had the same simple one since 2017, and while that was great at the time I felt like it was time for you guys to see the face behind the voice. Especially for those of you who don’t follow my blog. What do you think?
You might have also noticed that the show’s info has changed and I’ve removed Tavaria as the main host. There was no fallout or anything like that, she’s still my favorite cousin, but between her incredibly busy schedule and the fact that I’m now more comfortable hopping on the mic by myself or with other guest hosts I figured it was time to make it official. She’s still going to be a regular host on the show, she just won’t be a main host anymore.
Now! Back to this week’s episode. SO MUCH happened last week that I wanted to talk about. Tracee Ellis Ross dropped a new hair product line for curly girls like her (specifically for the 3b to 4c hair types). H&M did a photoshoot centered around how kids look after-school and featured a darker-skinned model with 4c hair and while some folks were pissed, I loved it! She literally looked how so many of us have looked after school when we were younger. Then there was the anti-vaxxer protest in New York after children were removed from school once the grace period passed of a recent law prohibiting the students to be enrolled in a public school if they hadn’t been vaccinated. I actually agree with the law, and respect the parents’ right to protest, but where they had me messed up was when they started comparing this situation to the Civil Rights Movement of the ’60s and even the Holocaust.
This is another short episode, but it’s full of tea so grab a mug and enjoy it!
Oh! The podcast that I mentioned early in the episode is ‘If I’m Being Honest’ by Katie Crenshaw, and I HIGHLY recommend y’all check it out. Many people say that they’re allies (of all disenfranchised groups), but Katie backs up her words. I love it and I think you will too!