99 episodes

Welcome to "QueerWOC: The Podcast". Join Money and Nikeeta, two Black Queer Troublemakers, on this biweekly insurgent audio syllabus that unites, ignites, and excites the queer women of color community. QueerWOC is a space for queer women and folks of color rooted in reimagining healing, organizing, and community. Join the conversation by sliding in the QueerWOC.com DM's!
Follow @QueerWOCpod on IG and on Tumblr | @QueerWOCpod on Twitter
Follow the creator: @BettaThanMoney
Follow the curmudgeon: @afroblazingguns

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 335 Ratings

Welcome to "QueerWOC: The Podcast". Join Money and Nikeeta, two Black Queer Troublemakers, on this biweekly insurgent audio syllabus that unites, ignites, and excites the queer women of color community. QueerWOC is a space for queer women and folks of color rooted in reimagining healing, organizing, and community. Join the conversation by sliding in the QueerWOC.com DM's!
Follow @QueerWOCpod on IG and on Tumblr | @QueerWOCpod on Twitter
Follow the creator: @BettaThanMoney
Follow the curmudgeon: @afroblazingguns

    Ep 90: Another World Is Possible

    Ep 90: Another World Is Possible

    Money and Nikeeta are co-quarantining and if our friendship survives this, so will the podcast! Money gives music recommendations to help our mood. Nikeeta gives us #DefundThePolice pt. II. We talk reality TV and highlight artist, organizer, and anarchist Sima Lee as QueerWOC of the Week.

    Intro by TRUTH of Mother Nature. If you love the intro, listen to their new album here:
    https://open.spotify.com/album/0KWoevXqscd4eMWNZpodAE?si=l67fMsjnQUOKuZ89QtCZzA

    Where to find us:
    IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod a ffsuRDz quick qqqqqqq is a y
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/
    Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com
    Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts

    Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod
    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod
    Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply!
    Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast
    Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com

    QueerWOC of the Week: 00:04:46
    Hip Hop artist, organizer, and anarchist Sima Lee @simaleerbg
    Check out Sima’s interview with Jared Ball here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ60w3dZius
    Check out her music here: https://simalee.bandcamp.com/
    More on the Maroon House Movement: https://www.facebook.com/MaroonMovement/

    Community Contributors: 00:11:40
    Shoutout to the new patrons : Pepps, Raina, Anya, Pamela, Megan, Loren, & Clitty Cat
    On the cashapp: Jennifer & Elise
    Borders are Fake Shout outs: Indianapolis, IN/ Summerville, SC / Port Wentworth, GA

    New Reviews
    DandelionDoodle and JennyPaper


    Mental Moment with Money 00:15:50
    Music for Melancholy
    These are the albums and artists that have been helping me through this rough patch.
    Mood has such an impact on our interpersonal relationships (which is why I tend to isolate) and music has such an impact on our mood. A study published in the Journal of affective disorders in 1995 by Bouhuys et al explored this. They played sad songs for 24 people who did not suffer from any kind of mood disorder and 12 (thats HALF) showed substantial differences in experienced depression after listening to the sad music. They perceived more rejection from “neutral” faces and rated faces overall more sad/angry, perceiving this sadness/anger as directed at them. They also perceived less invitation and happiness in faces than they had before listening to the music.

    They Say I’m Different - Betty Davis
    Chasing Summer - SiR
    To Myself - Baby Rose
    Suga (Deluxe) - Kyle Dion
    Black Fantastic - Black Fantastic

    Word 00:32:50
    Nikeeta’s Leftest Lesbian Luminary Labor Lecture
    Defund the police: part deux
    Here’s the thread from Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor https://twitter.com/KeeangaYamahtta/status/1285691409123749894?s=20
    Here’s a free PDF copy of No Shortcuts by Jane McAlevey https://academicworks.cuny.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2057&context=gc_etds

    Topic: 01:04:20
    What reality TV Show or competition would you create?

    Curved Chronicle: 01:23:20
    Send us your curved chronicles to QueerWOCpod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep 89: #DefundThePolice

    Ep 89: #DefundThePolice

    Ep 89: #DefundthePolice
    Money and Nikeeta sound like they're in a wind tunnel, but thats just them fanning the flames of liberation and healing! Money created an acronym to help us heal from triggers - STRAW. Nikeeta uses Syracuse as a case study for why the police need to be defunded and our youth need to be funded! We highlight queer rock climber Abby Dione as QueerWOC of the week and talk small joys while avoiding the 'Vid-19.

    Intro by TRUTH of Mother Nature. If you love the intro, listen to their new album here:
    https://open.spotify.com/album/0KWoevXqscd4eMWNZpodAE?si=l67fMsjnQUOKuZ89QtCZzA

    Where to find us:
    IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/
    Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com
    Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts

    Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod
    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod
    Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply!
    Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast
    Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com

    QueerWOC of the Week: 00:08:21
    Rock climber Abby Dione [source Melanin Base Camp]
    Abby is the first Black woman to own a rock climbing gym in the United States, Coral Cliffs in Broward County Florida.
    Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-save-coral-cliffs?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip

    https://www.melaninbasecamp.com/trip-reports/2018/7/21/abby-dione-is-the-first-black-woman-in-the-us-to-own-an-indoor-rock-climbing-gym

    Community Contributors: 00:14:11
    Shoutout to the new patrons : Brazil,
    On the cashapp: Raven, M. Martinez
    Borders are Fake Shout outs: Lawrenceville, GA/ Las Vegas, NV/Seneca, SC/ Perth, Australia/ Climax, NC

    New Reviews
    MelloMaia, MadVivacious (love you homie!)

    Mental Moment with Money 00:23:26
    Healing triggers: Dr. Money’s STRAW method
    Triggers are not the same as things that cause negative emotional responses
    NER - This makes me feel emotions I dont want to feel
    Trigger - This makes me feel overwhelming emotions i dont have the capacity to handle
    NER - I feel bad, but I can think of something that will make me feel better
    Trigger - I feel bad and Ive lost all sense of what I need
    NER - I feel bad and I know what caused it
    Trigger - Idk what I feel and Im so thrown off I dont know what caused this
    See what they are! - [Listen to ep 22] whip out ur journal and write down things that elicit overwhelming emotional responses
    Track the origin - Triggers collapse space and time. Where did this one originate? Can u think of the earliest traumatic experience you had related to that thing?
    Reprogram/undo - If-then thinking, how did this trigger generalize? Tell yourself truths about the negative thoughts. Can you think of things u can use to manage this trigger?
    Act as If - do with support! If this wasnt a trigger, I would….
    Work with Therapist/Allied Professional - you need someone sensitive to trauma processes to help ground you so that you are not retraumatized.

    Word 00:52:43
    Defund 12. Remember children: You are our future and #ACAB

    Here is the #DefundThePolice toolkit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UhlRbXOrSYUevkm2F0MBDKBqWOnEkhnX/view?usp=sharing

    How do Police Actually Spend Their TIme - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/upshot/unrest-police-time-violent-crime.html

    Topic: 01:26:53
    Small joys we've discovered through quarantine

    Curved Chronicle: 01:45:40
    Send us your curved chronicles to QueerWOCpod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Ep. 88: Rich N***a Nutcracka ft. Ya Gay Aunties

    Ep. 88: Rich N***a Nutcracka ft. Ya Gay Aunties

    Ep 88: Rich N***a Nutcracka
    Money and Nikeeta wind down Pride 2020 with Hanifah and Red from Ya Gay Aunties. In this episode, Money is still in her Black roller skatin' bag and highlights queer fat black skater, Courtney Shove, we all lovingly rag on the West Coast, we do a queer potpourri and get the Aunties' takes on Da Brat coming out, the new Supreme Court ruling around LGBT worker protections, talk Raven Symone's marriage, and we wrap it up with the aunties giving us a strong talkin' to about these tragic dating app! It's a fun jam packed episode!

    Where to find us:
    IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/
    Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com
    Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts

    WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE AUNTIES?

    IG & Twitter -@YaGayAunties
    Listen to their show here: https://soundcloud.com/yagayaunties
    Catch them on YouTube too: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDZTyLDM1YM7J68eosU_PXw
    Support them by becoming patrons: https://www.patreon.com/yagayaunties
    Venmo @B909creative

    Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod
    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod
    Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply!
    Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast
    Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com

    QueerWOC of the Week: 00:6:30
    Artist, Skater, and Image Activist Courtney Shove @fat_girl_has_moxi
    She’s a member of the Moxi Skate team - which btw you should use her code “SHOVE” on moxiskates.com to support a Black queer woman if ur shopping skating things
    You can also support her by shopping her etsy shop for cute fat Black girl skate stickers and prints: https://www.etsy.com/shop/fatgirlhasmoxi

    See more of Shove here:
    http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-trailblazer-courtney-shove/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNHebmgDQH8&t=5176s

    Community Contributors: 00:19:48
    Shoutout to the new patrons : Hannah, Toby, Bravo, Frances, Kandace, Tanya, Linnea, Liza
    Dalia Reupped
    On the cashapp: Kristian
    Borders are Fake Shout outs: West Jordan, UT / Rohnert Park, CA / New Paltz, NY / Lambertville, NJ / (shout out to Vancouver, Ya’ll not small but haven’t been in the top cities before so yay!)




    Topic: 00:31:15
    Ya Gay Aunties! - Queer Potpourri
    Supreme court ruling - https://www.npr.org/2020/06/15/863498848/supreme-court-delivers-major-victory-to-lgbtq-employees
    Raven-Symoné marries Miranda Maday
    Da Brat comes out after 25 years of fame! (take ya time sis) - https://www.essence.com/celebrity/da-brat-coming-out/

    Curved Chronicle: 01:12:40
    Hanifah, Red, Money and Nikeeta give ‘Judy’ their thoughts about a curved chronicle--or maybe it’s more like a pothole!--about navigating dating apps.

    Send us your curved chronicles to QueerWOCpod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Ep. 87: Ya Gay Aunties "Diggin' for Gems" ft. QueerWOC

    Ep. 87: Ya Gay Aunties "Diggin' for Gems" ft. QueerWOC

    Where to find us:
    IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/
    Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com
    Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts

    Ya Gay Aunties:
    IG & Twitter - @YaGayAunties
    Listen to them on Soundcloud, Apple Podcast, Spotify

    Previous convo btwn QueerWOC & YaGayAunties - https://soundcloud.com/yagayaunties/episode-28-guests-nikeeta-and-monie-from-queer-woc-pod

    The New York Times feature: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/13/arts/5-pride-BLM-podcasts.html

    Mariame Kaba's op ed on Police Abolition: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/opinion/letters/police-race-unrest.html
    Mariame Kaba's twitter: @prisonculture

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Pride, Protests, & Butches

    Pride, Protests, & Butches

    Money and Nikeeta are weekly for Pride month 2020! On this bonus episode, we talk about the largest action Nikeeta has ever helped organize. We also sort through white lesbian foolishness on Twitter and talk queer women and masculinity. Nikeeta is a dainty daddy and Money is a low femme with aggressive tendencies.

    Where to find us:
    IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/
    Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com
    Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts

    Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod
    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod
    Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply!
    Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast
    Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com

    QueerWOC of the Week: 00:07:55
    Freelance Photographer, Grassroots organizer, and Trans Latinx community builder Jesse Pratt Lopez @jprattlopez.photo
    cashapp: $jplopez22
    venmo: @PaegeTurner (last 4 #s: 6590)
    End violence against [Trans] sex workers by investing in their safety.
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/homeless-black-trans-women-fund

    Community Contributors: 00:17:23
    New reviews from
    Iya.domin (5star) Finally catching up!
    CaliforniaDaydreamer (5star)
    Dark girl in a milk world

    Recommendations: “Betty” on HBO, Looking For Lorraine by Imani Perry, The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

    Topic: 00:30:48
    Nikeeta lit up the crowd of protestors in Syracuse last Saturday. Nikeeta and the rest of BLM Syracuse partnered with RAHA and Cuse Youth BLM to organize the largest demonstration against police violence this city has ever seen! Son only that, they educated thousands of people about getting cops out of schools and #DefundPolice

    00:49:26
    We also talk lesbian gender labels and why white twitter lesbians should consider shutting their twitter fingers up before trying to tell queer women of color what terms they can use to describe their gender presentation.
    https://www.them.us/story/inqueery-butch
    This is inspired by a twitter conversation around Roxane Gay referring to herself as a Bisexual Butch, and the white lesbians who were in their feelings about it. You can read the article, but its dated and ashy.
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/13/t-magazine/butch-stud-lesbian.html
    Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold
    https://bookshop.org/books/boots-of-leather-slippers-of-gold-the-history-of-a-lesbian-community-20th-anniversary/9781138785854
    Stone Butch Blues [Ase to Leslie Feinberg]
    https://lesliefeinberg.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Stone-Butch-Blues-by-Leslie-Feinberg.pdf

    Curved Chronicle: None this episode so be sure to
    Send us your curved chronicles to QueerWOCpod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Ep 86: Summer Heat

    Ep 86: Summer Heat

    Money and Nikeeta are kicking off Pride month 2020 the best way they know how: with a jam packed new episode of QueerWOC!. Money shares 4 journal prompts inspired by one of Audre Lorde’s most well known diary entries. Nikeeta shares 10 @PrisonCulture suggestions for the movement to end police. We celebrate the nonpareil cultural powerhouse Grace Jones as QueerWOCof the Week and catch up with one another about what we’ve been up to in the times of COVID and Revolution.

    Where to find us:
    IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/
    Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com
    Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts

    Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod
    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod
    Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply!
    Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast
    Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com

    QueerWOC of the Week: 00:10:42
    Model, Singer, Actress, and Author (Beverly) Grace Jones
    More on Grace
    https://pitchfork.com/features/from-the-pitchfork-review/9708-as-much-as-i-can-as-black-as-i-am-the-queer-history-of-grace-jones/
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/sep/20/grace-jones-i-cant-be-bought-people-hate-that-interview

    Community Contributors: 00:26:23

    Shoutout to the new patrons : Cee, Kaitlin, Janet, Delasha, Mona, Ayoola, and Tisha
    On the cashapp: Natalia
    Borders are Fake Shout outs: Kileen, TX; Lumberton, NC; & Cincinnati, OH

    New Reviews
    @alexlanemiller
    Alex
    Riza81

    Mental Moment with Money 00:36:55
    Self Preservation is an act of political warfare
    Audre Lorde.
    August 1987
    Journal Prompts:
    What is the difference between overextending yourself and growing?
    What accomplishments have you forgotten to appreciate? What is joyful in your life?
    Make a list of 5 things that felt satisfying this week
    What ways are you working to save your life? How might that connect you to or save someone who shares an identity with you? That, is political warfare)

    Word 00:58:22
    https://thenewinquiry.com/summer-heat/

    Topic: 01:32:42
    We are actually best friends… wow!

    Curved Chronicle: 01:41:40
    Send us your curved chronicles to QueerWOCpod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
335 Ratings

335 Ratings

Kris & Berna ,

Fall in Love EVERY Week

This podcast is life!! Informative, healing, joyful, brilliant...Money and Nikeeta are perfection for our ears and souls.

Riislover ,

Brilliant, hilarious, so sweet

I love the way Nikeeta and Money organize this show. I love how they help each other to make their points about their different areas of expertise. Last week on defunding/abolishing police and the best explanation of trauma I’ve ever heard was the best ep yet in my opinion. Thank you both for what you do.

dandelion doodle ✨ ,

love it :)))

it’s wonderful to listen to, especially in quarantine, while drawing or doing dishes or anything, it really brightens my day! ☀️✨

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