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Join Nana and guests as we unpack seemingly small aspects of our identity which affect us in not so subtle ways. 

The Subtlety of It SYN Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

Join Nana and guests as we unpack seemingly small aspects of our identity which affect us in not so subtle ways. 

    Subtleties of Dating While Black

    Subtleties of Dating While Black

    Apps & apprehension. Two podcast faves, Ayman (Subtleties of Male Vulnerability) and Adj (Subtleties of Shutting Up), are back, and we’re delving into the world of dating while Black!

    We discuss the difference between dating and dates, whether ethnic filtering on dating apps is problematic, the royal-tea on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, dating standards, being Black and queer on the dating scene, how people tell on themselves, internalised anti-blackness, the issues that come with racism from a partner’s friends & family + more! 

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    The Subtlety of It is recorded and produced on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to the Ancestors who protect this sacred land and live and speak through community members. I pay my respects to Elders and community members who are the ongoing custodians of this land and pass on knowledge through generations. Sovereignty was never ceded. This land always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

    Enjoying the podcast? Please leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts :)

    The Subtlety of It is hosted and produced by Nana.

    Podcast cover design by Kathleen Page | https://www.instagram.com/kathleenpage.studio/ 

    Podcast intro and outro theme music by @mattymadeit on Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/mattymadeit/ 

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Subtleties of Getting Plastic Surgery

    Subtleties of Getting Plastic Surgery

    Black & botched. Last year, Princess got a nose job in South Korea and let’s just say the surgery did not go to plan. 

    We break down what an 'ethnic rhinoplasty' is, discuss living as a Black woman in South Korea, regret, how her friends reacted to her getting a nose job, not telling family, shady surgeons, the finances and accessibility of plastic surgery, featurism + colourism within Black communities, waking up in the middle of the surgery, not getting the results you asked for, breakups + heartbreak, familial love, whether generic self love advice is bs, celebrity culture, attitudes towards plastic surgery in Black communities in the U.K. vs her experience in South Korea, crying online, healing, and a whole lot more + receipts! 

    Princess’ Youtube Video: Part 2: MY BOTCHED NOSE JOB  EXPERIENCE IN KOREA (RHINOPLASTY)

    Related Episodes

    Subtleties of Looking Average (and an important message): https://open.spotify.com/episode/5JVrktlJfUaA5CY7AfYzx9?si=A8jbpLjDS_aYTBGEsjiGcw 

    Subtleties of Desirability: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Tl1V6Gkub6WDeoQoWDso1?si=sRvWsaAvRZWZxJELjywqTg 

    Thanks for listening! Subscribe/follow to stay up to date on episodes this season!
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    Twitter: @thesubtletyofit | https://twitter.com/thesubtletyofit 
    Link tree (with episode transcripts): https://linktr.ee/thesubtletyofitpodcast

    The Subtlety of It is recorded and produced on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to the Ancestors who protect this sacred land and live and speak through community members. I pay my respects to Elders and community members who are the ongoing custodians of this land and pass on knowledge through generations. Sovereignty was never ceded. This land always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

    Enjoying the podcast? Please leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts :)

    The Subtlety of It is created, hosted and produced by Nana.

    Podcast cover design by Kathleen Page | https://www.instagram.com/kathleenpage.studio/ 

    Podcast intro and outro theme music by @mattymadeit on Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/mattymadeit/ 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Subtleties of Not Drinking

    Subtleties of Not Drinking

    Mocktails & mental breakdowns. Awura Abena doesn’t drink and we don’t really know why. In this ep, we get to the bottom of it. 

    We chat about never being drunk before, being the sober friend throughout your teens and twenties, hating parties, being perceived as boring and judgemental, why goon sacks are trash but popular, social anxiety, people asking you why you don’t drink, how not drinking affects friendships + relationships more generally, whether alcohol makes you less attractive, hating the taste of alcohol, what ‘fun’ looks like, normalising going for a smoothie, the romanticisation of alcohol, why boat parties ain’t it, doing you, Awura Abena’s tips for protecting your peace (sober edition) + much more! 

    Thanks for listening! Subscribe/follow to stay up to date on episodes this season!
    Instagram: @thesubtletyofit | https://www.instagram.com/thesubtletyofit/ 
    Email: thesubtletyofit@gmail.com
    Twitter: @thesubtletyofit | https://twitter.com/thesubtletyofit 
    Link tree (with episode transcripts): https://linktr.ee/thesubtletyofitpodcast

    The Subtlety of It is recorded and produced on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to the Ancestors who protect this sacred land and live and speak through community members. I pay my respects to Elders and community members who are the ongoing custodians of this land and pass on knowledge through generations. Sovereignty was never ceded. This land always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

    Enjoying the podcast? Please leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts :)

    The Subtlety of It is hosted and produced by Nana.

    Podcast cover design by Kathleen Page | https://www.instagram.com/kathleenpage.studio/ 

    Podcast intro and outro theme music by @mattymadeit on Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/mattymadeit/ 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Subtleties of Getting Married Young

    Subtleties of Getting Married Young

    Rings & religion. Huda and Katie both got married in their early 20s.

    We talked about not wanting people to know you’re married, Bridgerton, divorce, fear of doing too many dishes, marriage & dating in a Muslim Pakistani community & a white Evangelical christian community, pressure to get married, fear of being seen as less ambitious, whether getting married young is wasting your 20s, Pinterest boards, love, judgmental aunties, careers, being in an interracial marriage, how their communities perceive single women vs. single men, marriage as a historically oppressive institution, not wearing a ring, equality in the home & gender roles, marriage as a legal contract, feminism, eloping, expensive weddings, finding the right person + much more! 

    Thanks for listening! Subscribe/follow to stay up to date on episodes this season!
    Instagram: @thesubtletyofit | https://www.instagram.com/thesubtletyofit/ 
    Email: thesubtletyofit@gmail.com
    Twitter: @thesubtletyofit | https://twitter.com/thesubtletyofit 
    Link tree (with episode transcripts): https://linktr.ee/thesubtletyofitpodcast

    The Subtlety of It is recorded and produced on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to the Ancestors who protect this sacred land and live and speak through community members. I pay my respects to Elders and community members who are the ongoing custodians of this land and pass on knowledge through generations. Sovereignty was never ceded. This land always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

    Enjoying the podcast? Please leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts :)

    The Subtlety of It is hosted and produced by Nana.

    Podcast cover design by Kathleen Page | https://www.instagram.com/kathleenpage.studio/ 

    Podcast intro and outro theme music by @mattymadeit on Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/mattymadeit/ 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Subtleties of White Veganism with The Canadian African

    Subtleties of White Veganism with The Canadian African

    Systems & spices. In this episode, I chat with The Canadian African - Afia Amoako. We talked about being a Black, Ghanaian vegan, the tea on the vegan ‘influencer’ community, the white-washing of sustainability, the power of seasoning, how to navigate eating cultural foods as a vegan, veganism & money, privilege, how it’s disrespectful to reject your auntie’s food, culture aprpopratition and the co-opting of recipes from the Global South, racism, denial & white supremacy within vegan communities, false equivalences, critiquing left-leaning vegan circles, food deserts & accessibility, morality, the wild African peanut stew recipes floating around, re-defining veganism, whether it’s possible for everyone to vegan, and much more! 

    Thanks for listening! Subscribe/follow to stay up to date on episodes this season!

    Instagram: @thesubtletyofit | https://www.instagram.com/thesubtletyofit/ 

    Email: thesubtletyofit@gmail.com

    Twitter: @thesubtletyofit | https://twitter.com/thesubtletyofit 

    Link tree (with episode transcripts): https://linktr.ee/thesubtletyofitpodcast

    Follow Afia (The Canadian African)

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecanadianafrican/ 

    Website (with incredible recipes!): https://thecanadianafrican.com 

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/thecanadianafrican/?amp_client_id=CLIENT_ID(_)&mweb_unauth_id=%7B%7Bdefault.session%7D%7D&amp_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.ca%2Famp%2Fthecanadianafrican%2Flets-get-saucy%2F 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecanadianafrican 

    The Subtlety of It is recorded and produced on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to the Ancestors who protect this sacred land and live and speak through community members. I pay my respects to Elders and community members who are the ongoing custodians of this land and pass on knowledge through generations. Sovereignty was never ceded. This land always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

    Enjoying the podcast? Please leave us a rating or review on Apple Podcasts :)

    The Subtlety of It is hosted and produced by Nana.

    Podcast cover design by Kathleen Page | https://www.instagram.com/kathleenpage.studio/ 

    Podcast intro and outro theme music by @mattymadeit on Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/mattymadeit/ 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Subtleties of Having Cancer

    Subtleties of Having Cancer

    Boredom & baldness. Welcome to Season 3! Last year, Ying was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma at 23.

    We talked about idleness and boredom, her love for crotcheting, how her diagnosis changed her relationships with her friends, family and partner, whether it’s helpful to frame cancer as a “battle,” being bald, reckoning with death, religion and faith, being called brave and inspirational, visibility of cancer in Singaporean-Chinese communities, luck, pragmatism, having cancer during COVID, beauty & femininity, feeling like a 54 year old woman in her wig, gratitude, embracing stillness and much more! This one is really special. 

    Thanks for listening! Subscribe/follow to stay up to date on episodes this season!

    Instagram: @thesubtletyofit | https://www.instagram.com/thesubtletyofit/ 

    Email: thesubtletyofit@gmail.com

    Twitter: @thesubtletyofit | https://twitter.com/thesubtletyofit 

    Link tree: https://linktr.ee/thesubtletyofitpodcast

    The Subtlety of It is recorded and produced on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to the Ancestors who protect this sacred land and live and speak through community members. I pay my respects to Elders and community members who are the ongoing custodians of this land and pass on knowledge through generations. Sovereignty was never ceded. This land always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

    Enjoying the podcast? Please leave us a rating or review on Apple Podcasts :)

    The Subtlety of It is hosted and produced by Nana.

    Podcast cover design by Kathleen Page | https://www.instagram.com/kathleenpage.studio/ 

    Podcast intro and outro theme music by @mattymadeit on Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/mattymadeit/ 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

g.im ,

Seasoned with humour and spiced with sensibility...

It makes your unconscious bias slightly more palatable with its fresh take on social politics and world views. This episode “pops off”. Really.

Lauzzamac ,

A well rounded dish

It’s got the info, it’s got the charm, it’s got the laughs. It’s got flavour AND nutrition. For some relatable for others insightful. Highly recommend !!

Bianca Noka ,

EDUCATIONAL AND RELEVANT

I honestly did not want this to end. I found myself resonating with this and felt in some way or another represented by how these girls expressed their journey with their own hair and how that affects how we live. I laughed way too much as well. I cannot wait for part 2 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

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