Shine Bright: Danyel Smith
Vixen: Black Beauty and Pop Culture
by @TheVixenMemoirs
1M ago
Back for a bonus episode! Join me as I talk with Danyel Smith, author, writer, and host of the Black Girl Songbook podcast about her brand new book, Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop!  We discuss the impactful careers of three of the many women highlighted in the book- Diana Ross,  Aretha Franklin, and Stephanie Mills. Later, we talk about Danyel's connection to these three women, and get up close and personal with her about the music she loves!   Buy Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop: https://rb.gy/ukad6d Instagram: @THEVIXEN ..read more
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Film Review Finale: Black Girlhood In Southern Gothic Films
Vixen: Black Beauty and Pop Culture
by @TheVixenMemoirs
1M ago
On this season's film review finale episode, we talk about Southern Black Gothic movies centered around black girlhood- specifically Beloved and Eve's Bayou. We're back with a BRAND NEW SEASON on 5.11.22! ⁠ Instagram: @THEVIXENMEMOIRS Join the Book Club: WWW.THEVIXENMEMOIRS.COM Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thevixenmemoirs Music: https://soundcloud.com/vhslogos  Submissions: VIXENPODCAST@GMAIL.COM ..read more
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Black Beauty Pageants Part Two: Miss Black USA
Vixen: Black Beauty and Pop Culture
by @TheVixenMemoirs
1M ago
Today's episode is the second and final part of a two-part series on the history of black beauty pageants! This one talks about Miss Black USA, the uniqueness of the pageant's mission, and controversy over the years.  Instagram: @THEVIXENMEMOIRS Join the Book Club: WWW.THEVIXENMEMOIRS.COM Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thevixenmemoirs Music: https://soundcloud.com/vhslogos  Submissions: VIXENPODCAST@GMAIL.COM ..read more
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Black Beauty Pageants Part One: Miss Black America
Vixen: Black Beauty and Pop Culture
by @TheVixenMemoirs
1M ago
Today's episode is the first part of a two-part series on the history of black beauty pageants! Today, we talk about the inception of Miss Black America pageant and how it progressed over the years. Instagram: @THEVIXENMEMOIRS Join the Book Club: WWW.THEVIXENMEMOIRS.COM Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thevixenmemoirs Music: https://soundcloud.com/vhslogos  Submissions: VIXENPODCAST@GMAIL.COM ..read more
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Fashion's Hidden Figure: Zelda Wynn Valdes
Vixen: Black Beauty and Pop Culture
by @TheVixenMemoirs
1M ago
On this week's episode, we talk about the life and career of Zelda Wynn Valdes, her black starlet clientele, and the innovative moves she made to propel the fashion world forward.  Instagram: @THEVIXENMEMOIRS Join the Book Club: WWW.THEVIXENMEMOIRS.COM Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thevixenmemoirs Music: https://soundcloud.com/vhslogos  Submissions: VIXENPODCAST@GMAIL.COM ..read more
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Crime Crossover: Sadia Morrison
Vixen: Black Beauty and Pop Culture
by @TheVixenMemoirs
1M ago
Sadia Morrison was a promising, determined, young stylist and image consultant with a very bright future. Then, she was found behind the Highbridge Projects in the Bronx. What happened to Sadia? Trigger Warning: in this episode, we discuss the topics of suicide and murder. Instagram: @THEVIXENMEMOIRS Join the Book Club: WWW.THEVIXENMEMOIRS.COM Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thevixenmemoirs Music: https://soundcloud.com/vhslogos  Submissions: VIXENPODCAST@GMAIL.COM ..read more
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Black Betty Boop: Baby Esther
Vixen: Black Beauty and Pop Culture
by @TheVixenMemoirs
1M ago
Today's episode talks about the short (or was it?) life of Esther 'Baby Esther' Jones, the young black singer, dancer, and entertainer who was the inspiration behind the iconic Betty Boop character. Instagram: @THEVIXENMEMOIRS Join the Book Club: WWW.THEVIXENMEMOIRS.COM Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thevixenmemoirs Music: https://soundcloud.com/vhslogos  Submissions: VIXENPODCAST@GMAIL.COM ..read more
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BONUS: Let's Talk About Black Girl Luxury...
Vixen: Black Beauty and Pop Culture
by @TheVixenMemoirs
1M ago
This week we've got a bonus episode centered around the Black Girl Luxury phenomenon currently taking the Internet by storm. Where did it come from? What defines 'luxury'? Is the popularity of this 'movement' helpful or harmful (or a mix of both) for black girls?  Instagram: @THEVIXENMEMOIRS Join the Book Club: WWW.THEVIXENMEMOIRS.COM Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thevixenmemoirs Music: https://soundcloud.com/vhslogos  Submissions: VIXENPODCAST@GMAIL.COM ..read more
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Foxy Lady: Lithofayne Pridgon
Vixen: Black Beauty and Pop Culture
by @TheVixenMemoirs
1M ago
Today's episode is all about artist and muse Lithofayne Pridgon, also known as 'Fayne' or 'Faye.' We talk her childhood in Dirty Spoon, GA,  moving to the big city, and her relationships with Willie John, Sam Cooke, and of course, Jimi Hendrix.  Instagram: @THEVIXENMEMOIRS Join the Book Club: WWW.THEVIXENMEMOIRS.COM Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thevixenmemoirs Music: https://soundcloud.com/vhslogos  Submissions: VIXENPODCAST@GMAIL.COM ..read more
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Model Behavior: Alek Wek
Vixen: Black Beauty and Pop Culture
by @TheVixenMemoirs
1M ago
Today's episode follows the life of Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek. We discuss her life in Wau, Sudan, being discovered in a market, and her ongoing career as a supermodel, muse, and humanitarian.  Tola Maria Life Coach: www.tolamariaadeyinka.com Get 20% OFF Single Sessions & 12% OFF Group  Sessions With Code: VIXEN Instagram: @THEVIXENMEMOIRS Join the Book Club: WWW.THEVIXENMEMOIRS.COM Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thevixenmemoirs Music: https://soundcloud.com/vhslogos  Submissions: VIXENPODCAST@GMAIL.COM ..read more
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