In this episode, Raechel and Melody nuance current discussions over “sensible gun reform,” the politics of March for Our Lives, listening to youth, and review the history of gun reform in the United States.
00:11:50 Discussion about gun reform, etc.
Rachael and Jaylee sit down with Raechel to talk about reclaiming wellness spaces for black and brown communities. They share their experiences of being black yogis in predominately white yoga spaces, building a black/brown-centered wellness organization from scratch, the importance of knowing your neighbors, and what white wellness spaces can do better to be more inclusive of people of color. They also stick around for RWLs! Please follow and like You Good, Sis? on Facebook and Instagram (@yougoodsis) and follow Jaylee @jayleetheyogi and Rachael @rachaeldoesyoga
Chit-chat through about 13 minutes
Interview ~13-end of show
In this episode, we talk social movements and youth protests with scholar Dawson Barrett.
Dawson is an assistant professor of US History at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is the author of two books: Teenage Rebels: Successful High School Activism, from the Little Rock Nine to the Class of Tomorrow and The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America (due out in May from New York University Press).
Content Note: Discussion of car accident-related death of a student
Tech Note: We are working on the echo thing that’s happening! echo-free audio coming asap!
Today we discuss the complex definition of working-class and our own complex experiences with class-transitioning. We discuss historical understandings of class, how neoliberalism has shifted that, ways that the system keeps the poor poor and the rich rich, and much more. We share a lot of personal stories, so it’s a pretty vulnerable episode, and we appreciate you all for being a community that makes us feel safe to share our truths.
In addition, Melody shares a story about losing a student to a car accident, so do note that discussion in the time stamp if you think it might be difficult.
Check-ins through 9:20
Discussion of death of a student from 9:30 to 20 min
Class discussion 20 – 62 min
In our final installment of Sex & Love month, we discuss research about LGBTQA+ advice columns and offer up some queer advice of our own (cribbing from existing columns, for fun).
Molly Woodstock (host, Gender Reveal) joins us to talk about asexuality and the ace spectrum. They talk different kind of attractions (platonic, aesthetic, romantic, sexual), myths about asexual people, and more! Plus, they join us for RWLs.
For our second episode of Sex & Love month, Melody and Raechel talk about the essay “Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality” by Gayle Rubin. Topics of discussion include marginalized sex, children and sexuality, and obscenity law. Listener discretion is advised (particularly in regards to children and sex, which happens towards the end of our discussion).
Chit-chat through about 7 minutes