S6E10 – Black Lesbian Visibility Matters

In this episode, Jenn and Daren delve into the significance of Black lesbian visibility during Pride Month. With a mix of humor and heartfelt reflection, they explore the resurgence of Black lesbian representation in media and society, emphasizing why it matters now more than ever.

The episode kicks off with Jenn and Daren sharing their excitement for Pride celebrations. In the first segment, they discuss the current wave of Black lesbian visibility, highlighting notable figures like Tracy Chapman, Meshell Ndegeocello, and the cast of “Hoochie Daddies.” They express their joy in seeing diverse representations of Black lesbians in media and the positive impact it has on the community.

In the second segment, they contrast the experiences of white lesbians in entertainment, such as Ellen DeGeneres and Kristen Stewart, with those of Black lesbians like Raven Symoné and Lena Waithe. They discuss the unique challenges Black lesbians face and the systemic barriers that hinder their visibility and success.

The episode concludes with a reflection on the importance of Pride Month, especially in the current socio-political climate. Jenn and Daren emphasize the roots of Pride as a rebellion led by Black and brown queer and trans individuals and the need to honor that legacy by continuing to fight for visibility and rights.

Reference Material:
* Yes Magazine – Going Outside for Pride – https://www.yesmagazine.org/article/going-outside-for-pride
* ‘Hunger Games’ star Amandla Stenberg: ‘Yep, I’m gay, not bi or pan’ – https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2018/06/18/amandla-stenberg-yep-im-gay-not-bi-pan/712154002
* Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History – https://www.stonewallhistory.com
* Hoochie Daddies – https://www.hoochiedaddies.com

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