Two & Fro

I Rise (Ep. 11)

Happy Pride! This week we speak to African-American Transgender author Toni Newman, Executive Director of St. James Infirmary, about being a proud, Black Southern transgender woman. Self-Taught local illustrator and comic artist Ethan Parker talks about his work rooted at the social causes at the intersections of black womanhood in the queer and trans communities….

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Conversations with Momma San (Ep. 10)

DaLyah talks sex, black, Southern identity, life advice for those 20-somethings and how to not get fired from Burger King with her own mom in this short bonus episode.

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Dirty Computer (Ep. 9)

Alexandria Cunningham talks eroticism and black women on this week’s episode of Two&Fro. Cunningham is a graduate student in African and African Diaspora studies at the University of Texas in Austin. Her work focuses on Black Feminism, Black Sexual Politics, Fantasy and Eroticism, Sexual Economies, Hip-Hop, and Popular and Strip Club Culture. Nigerian American artist and native…

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Lemonade Anniversary Live Show Celebration (Ep. 8)

DaLyah and Jackie celebrate the two-year anniversary of Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade with their first live show at the Tiny Texas Podcast Festival. They speak linguistics and Southern identity with Alexis McGee. McGee is a doctoral candidate in the University of Texas at San Antonio Department of English studying black feminist theory, black women’s language &…

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Eloquent Rage (Ep. 7)

The Crunk Professor Brittney Cooper talks about her new book “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower.” Dr. Cooper is an Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She also co-founded the popular Crunk Feminist Collective blog. DaLyah also stops by the first SXSW Curly Girl Picnic event…

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Queer Southern Identity (Ep.6)

Dr. Qiana Cutts talks about her essay in “Queer South Rising: Voices  of a Contested South.” She touches on being black, Afrocentric, a Southern belle and queer. She also shares a personal letter about accepting her own identity and not becoming a disappointment to her own black Southern mother.

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Slim Thicker Than a Bowl of Grits (Ep. 5)

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas Dr. Germine Awad talks about her study on the way black women view their own body imagery. Slam Poet Champion Ebony Stewart also shares some words on the value of black hair.

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Black Women’s Roles in Horror (Ep. 4)

Explore black women’s role and portrayal in horror films and literature with University of Texas at San Antonio race, gender and horror scholar Kinitra Brooks. Special guest host La’Kayla Williams also performs DaLyah’s tarot card reading on this hair-raising episode.

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Put Yah Foot in It (Ep. 3)

Kitchen Diva Angela Medearis talks about the history and concepts of African American cuisine. Jackie also talks about the movie “Soul Food” and her theory of how Big Mama led to her own demise.

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Swangin’ and Bangin’ (Ep. 2)

The history of Southern Hip-hop and the women missing in it is discussed with Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow Dr. Regina N. Bradley. Jackie and DaLyah also speak with up-and-coming Houston hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion.​​

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You Talk White (Ep. 1)

Delve into the history of the “black southern dialect” and hear about the insecurities and expectations when speaking in white or intellectual spaces. DaLyah and Jackie discuss the shaming that comes from friends and family when not speaking “black” enough. Their guest is the author of “Sista, Speak! Black Women Kinfolk Talk About Language and…

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