This is thank you, next: a conversation about race, gender, and being in our 20s. Co-hosted by Jalynn Baker and Sarah O'Leary.
episode 10 is here! we chat with ryan about his tinder experiences, when dating becomes a game, cultivating healthy masculinity as a high school coach, and finding L O V E on tinder (he’s getting married y’all!). ryan also shares how he’s challenging the toxic rhetoric of his past and shifting to a healthier mindset.
in this episode we tackle some biggg topics, including queerness as a political identity, dating while non-binary, creating freedom in relationships, and the connection between white supremacy and heteronormativity. our guest, maia, shares about their experiences and insight from their life as a non-binary, queer person. we hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as we enjoyed having it.
The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy
my roommate calls me angel
welcome to season 2 of thank you, next! we begin this season with an interview with our friend sam. join us for a conversation about what dating is like for sam as a cisgendered man. we talk about expressing emotions and needs, toxic masculinity, friendships between men, and more.
for the love of men by liz plank
We’ve come to the close of our first season! In this last episode, we reflect on the results of our social experiment and mutually agree that dating is exhausting. Sarah deletes her Bumble account (so done) and Jalynn makes hers inactive (guess she’s not as done...). We comment on the validity of discussing our lived experiences, and identify what we want to do moving forward. Trigger warning: rape/rape culture
bluegrass and black spaces
For the fifth and final Bumble date of the project, we give you a plot twist–we each go on a date with the same (clueless) guy. Our conversation centers around the lack of diversity in higher education and the vital need for all-black spaces. We also talk about the dangers of judging by appearances.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
i don’t like bras and i cannot lie
In our fourth Bumble date debrief, we confront the complexities of discussing our experience with men raised outside the United States. We talk about the perils of trauma comparison, beauty standards, objectification, and the male gaze. Jalynn shares her struggles in the fashion photography industry and Sarah recounts her journey to say “f it” to bras.
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Really good !
Interesting topics and fun, easy to listen to conversations. I listened to it all in a couple of days!
I can’t here music
I cans here music and I try to make a sound tune in my alarm
I love the content and the unique perspectives from Sarah and Jalynn! It’s very professional but also feels like I’m having a conversation with my girlfriends. 5 stars!! (The giggling is great too!)