Not Carrie Bradshaw the Podcast is the verbal iteration of Not Carrie Bradshaw the website. Co hosts Jessica and Nikki Lauren discuss life in New York as two Southern belles who are trying to break into fashion, entertainment and media. From fashion tips, to pop culture, to feminism, to all things Black and beautiful, Jessica and Nikki Lauren are your new fun besties who have something to say about everything.
Aunties And Girlfriends
This week Jess is discussing the ways she's finding comfort in Black aunties and girlfriends these days, and also wondering what people have against child support and sending a group text. The fashion tip for this episode is to read up on three Black luxury designers you should know in Jess's latest Fashionista article here: https://fashionista.com/2020/09/harlems-fashion-row-september-2020
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Forever I Love Atlanta
Welcome (back)! Jess is returning with a mental health check-in and some Not Carrie Bradshaw platform updates following an impromptu and much-needed hiatus. This week's fashion tip is to follow Jess on the liketoknowit app to easily shop her Instagram/Pinterest looks here: liketoknow.it/notcarriebradshaw
Check out the episode reviews mentioned over on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvL498u8goXjsNpyuHULjpw
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Should Black People Buy Luxury Fashion?
Hey hey hey! A little late but here nonetheless. This week, Jess is discussing some of the factors that go into how we define luxury, why y'all are so mad at Saweetie, and whether or not it's productive for us as Black people to participate in luxury fashion, given that it is an oppressive system.
Read my piece from the Coveteur about my experiences working in fashion here: https://coveteur.com/2020/07/02/jessica-wilkins-fashion-essay/
Check out fashion and race scholar Kimberly Jenkins's database here: https://fashionandrace.org/
Can We Cancel Cancel Culture?
This week Jess is switching gears and offering some fashion trivia instead of a fashion tip since we are still in a pandemic! Also, can we have a family meeting about the sensitivity surrounding "cancel culture," which kind of isn't a thing?
Watch Jess's YouTube video in response to J. Cole's song here: https://youtu.be/FjtcIk5WdGg
Be sure to like, comment, share, review, and subscribe and please donate time, money, or your voice where and when you can to the movement. Once again, please refer to this graphic from Deepa Iyer's Solidarity Is project to help you find your place/role in the movement towards social change and justice: https://buildingmovement.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Final-Mapping-Ecosystem-Guide-CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0-Handles.pdf
Finding Our Role In The BLM Movement
Welcome (back)! In this episode, Jess is sharing her thoughts on how to find your role in what she hopes is an actual revolution and not a passing fad. And of course, there's a fashion tip about why it's important to prioritize Black fashion, designers, labels, and creatives.
Check out Retail Noir for how to buy Black fashion here: https://www.instagram.com/retailnoire/?hl=en
Check out Deepa Iyer's Mapping Out Our Roles in a Social Change Ecosystem graphic and worksheets here: https://buildingmovement.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Reflection-Guide-for-Mapping-Roles-in-A-Social-Change-Ecosystem.pdf
Check out the CUSHNIE for Target collection here: https://www.target.com/c/cushnie-for-target/-/N-8hn4l
Subscribe to my FREE wellness newsletter here for more resources on how to take care of yourself and community here: http://notcarriebradshaw.com/not-carrie-bradshaw-total-wellness/
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Sexual Wellness Part 2 Featuring Shalita Smith of blexBox
Welcome (back)! This week in celebration of National Mental Health Awareness Month and National Women's Health Month, Jess is teaming up with Blex Technologies to provide info and tools on the benefits of a healthy sex life. So Jess is running back her conversation with Blex Technologies COO, Shalita Smith.
Blex Technologies is a house of direct-to-consumer brands in the sexual health + wellness space. The company owns and operates multiple brands catering specifically to the Black community: from a sex and relationship coaching app to an intimacy, a health-based subscription box.
If you're following along in the Not Carrie Bradshaw universe, Jess has also partnered with Blex Technologies on a giveaway of one of their awesome sexual wellness subscription boxes. Check Jess's Instagram @notcarriebradshaw for details on how to enter. If you don't win, don't fret, as they have given us a discount code for 25% off of your entire order at https://blextechnologies.com/blexbox. That code is: HEALTHISWEALTH
Follow Blex on Twitter @blex_app to follow along with the Twitter chat on sex, dating, and intimacy during the pandemic on May 26th at 7 PM EST. Jess will be a virtual panelist!
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