It’s hard being a ratchet nerd. Knowing how to deconstruct Foucauldian theories as well as you can Cardi B’s “Bickenhead” requires pure magic. This is for women of color who are into books as much as they are birds. Here is a place to be affirmed in your journey toward being educated and crunk, at the same damn time! Truth is, the world would be a much better and safer place if we JessDecolonize(d) the way we talk about and engage sex, politics, education, pop culture, professionalism, and even faith. Welcome to where multi-dimensionality meets intentionality. Welcome to JessDecolonize(d).
A Case of Black Women’s Emotional Labor
Black women are constantly expected to be the “emotional backbone” of the people in our communities, especially for the men in our lives. But where and when do we draw the line? When is emotional investment just emotional exploitation? How can we practice healthier versions of love and support while pushing the people around us do their due diligence when it comes to their own emotional welfare?
26/02/2019 • 39 minutes 48 seconds
A Case of Interracial Dating
Dating while black is hard as fuck. It’s even harder when living in New England. In this episode, we explore the challenges of dating as women of color and the weirdness often associated with dating white men.
18/02/2019 • 44 minutes 55 seconds
A (brief) Case of Settling
Whether it’s with friends or lovers, we sometimes find ourselves settling out of pure insecurity. Listen in on my short reflection on what this says about our self worth.
08/02/2019 • 9 minutes 47 seconds
A Case of Sex, Sexuality, and the Black Church
“Sex Education” is a new Netflix series that is worth the watch! In this episode, I explore the show’s treatment of black sexual identity and what that can mean for black spirituality. Is there room for queerness in the (black) church?
17/01/2019 • 20 minutes 36 seconds
A Case of Anxious 30s
Why are dudes so pressed to “settle down” once they hit their 30s? And what the hell does that have to do with me?
10/01/2019 • 28 minutes 29 seconds
A Case of Being Pressed in Your 20s: A Sequel
What should you be doing when you’re thinking of marriage and settling down? How can we prepare ourselves for healthy long term relationships without becoming obsessed with FOMO?
10/01/2019 • 19 minutes 18 seconds
Welcome to JessDecolonize(d)
Who is Jess? What is this Podcast? What we tryna decolonize? An introduction to my Podcast.