Ep. 45: finding a home in Black feminism, Burnout, Black girls deserve JOY and PEACE (a rant)
Black Feminist Rants
by LaKia Williams
2d ago
Watch the video version of the episode: https://youtu.be/0u25msHoENg Instagram: @blackfeministrants TikTok: @blackfeministrants blackfeministrants.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lakia-williams8/message ..read more
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Ep. 44: black feminist youth activist talks research as a from of activism w/ Kennedi Malone (oral histories, sociology)
Black Feminist Rants
by LaKia Williams
3M ago
LaKia interviews Kennedi Malone a third-year college student on how research can be used as a form of activism. Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJU7XgZe_FE Beads 4 Our Bodies: https://www.instagram.com/beads4ourbodies/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA== Welcome to day 2 of RANTMAS Kennedi Malone (she/her) is a third-year undergraduate student at Agnes Scott College pursuing a degree in Anthropology with a minor in Public Health. Her deep concern for cherishing the lived experiences of community knowledge-makers (neighbors, strangers, ourselves) f ..read more
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Ep. 41: Supporting Parents through Postpartum w/ Maya Hart
Black Feminist Rants
by LaKia Williams
9M ago
Maya Hart (all pronouns), mama, postpartum doula, lactation counselor, and reproductive justice organizer, joins Black Feminist Rants to share their pregnancy and postpartum journey.  Maya has dreamed about becoming a mother since childhood. However, their vision of motherhood radically transformed once they became a parent.  Maya shares their experience raising a child in COVID-19, coping with grief, and embracing identity and lifestyle changes. Since giving birth, Maya has founded Diapers for Black Durham, a donation-based program that supports families in their local community wit ..read more
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Ep. 40: How personal labors of love have helped me as a recovering perfectionist (Rant)
Black Feminist Rants
by LaKia Williams
10M ago
In celebration of self-love, BFR host LaKia reflects on one of her greatest accomplishments: leading Black Feminist Rants!  LaKia shares lessons from her healing journey.  She discusses everything, from growing the podcast team to recovering from perfectionism and defining herself outside of work.  Action Items: Donate to LaKia's abortion fund fundraiser for ACCESS RJ! Stay connected to BFR!  Follow us on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter! Donate to BFR to support the work that we do! Want to work with us?  Click here to be a sponsor.  Click here to request ..read more
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Ep. 39: Advance Provision of Abortion Pills is Community Care + Immigrant Justice
Black Feminist Rants
by LaKia Williams
10M ago
Having abortion pills available before someone becomes pregnant could be life saving. As the courts continue to strip our reproductive rights from us having an advance provision of abortion pills, or having pills on hand before someone is pregnant, can help ensure that people receive the care they need. In this episode LaKia discusses what an advance provision of aboriton pills is, how it is community care, and how in-clinic reproductive healthcare can be inaccessible for certain communities, including immigrant populations.  This episode was made as part of Plan C Pills Creative Fellows ..read more
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Increasing Visibility of Asexual Black Youth #BlackYouthSexuality w/ Danielle Jenkins
Black Feminist Rants
by LaKia Williams
10M ago
To conclude the Black Youth Sexuality season BFR is joined by Danielle Jenkins (they/she), a Spelman student and asexual person. They lay out what asexuality means for them, why it’s important to care about the rights of people across the country, and how gender can be boring. She also talks about queerbaiting, the importance of silence on social media, and how the Reproductive Justice movement is for ace people too. Follow Danielle on Twitter and Instagram. Also, check out their second Instagram page where they review movies, books, tv shows, and on occasion, share their op-eds To learn more ..read more
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Disability Justice for Black youth #BlackYouthSexuality w/ Alexis Nicole
Black Feminist Rants
by LaKia Williams
10M ago
Welcome to our third installment of the Black Youth Sexuality season with Alexis Nicole (she/they/star), an organizer, poet, and activist based in St. Louis. Star speaks on everything from the role of pleasure in stars life as a disabled person, what disability justice is, and how the health care system can ignore consent. Alexis and LaKia also discuss the stigma of certain mental illnesses, the importance of sex ed for disabled people, and how capitalism is ableist. Follow Alexis on Twitter, TikTok and Instagram. Learn more about the St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline. Stay connected to BFR ..read more
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Hypersexualization of Black Girls and Femmes #BlackYouthSexuality w/ Amaya Jacques
Black Feminist Rants
by LaKia Williams
10M ago
We’re continuing the Black Youth Sexuality season with Amaya Jacques (she/her), a youth advocate/activist and model in New Orleans. She joins BFR in discussing how and why she centers young people in her activism, the harmful effects of school dress codes, and the sexualization of young Black girls’ bodies. Amaya also talks about getting rid of the cop in your head and how modeling has opened up new avenues for her to explore her self-expression. Follow Amaya on Instagram and TikTok. Follow and support the Nola Black Youth Fund. Check out Amaya’s mom’s Instagram. Stay connected to BFR! Follo ..read more
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Ballroom Culture as a form of Liberation #BlackYouthSexuality w/ Caleb Strickland
Black Feminist Rants
by LaKia Williams
10M ago
Welcome to the Black Youth Sexuality season! We’re kicking it off with Caleb Strickland (he/they), a sociologist, Morehouse student, and member of the House of Juicy Couture. He talks about the lack of sex ed in Arkansas, the history of ballroom, and how ballroom helped him explore his gender expression. They explained the importance of community in ballroom and their theory of the matrix of liberation. Follow Caleb on Instagram! Check out Marlon Bailey’s works, Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit and “Black Gay (Raw) Sex” to learn more about ballro ..read more
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Ep. 38: Financial Activism: Investing in the Future We Want to See w/ The Black Doula, Sabia Wade
Black Feminist Rants
by LaKia Williams
10M ago
Sabia Wade (she/they), doula, entrepreneur, and angel investor, joins Black Feminist Rants to give the rundown on what angel investing is, putting money into the futures we want to see, and what luxury can mean for Black people. Sabia discusses how they got their start as a doula, putting your ego aside when you’re doing the work, and platonically raising kids with her friend. They also share about their new book coming out later this year and the publishing process. Action Items: Be sure to check out Sabia’s website to keep up-to-date with everything they’re doing. Pre-order Birthing Liberat ..read more
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