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Uterine Fibroids, an epidemic among black women?
Thousands of women live under the tyranny of heavy periods, painful cramps, and sometimes infertility. Tanika Gray, president of the White Dress Project joins Mabel Bashorun and Clarissa Bannor on the podcast to unpack uterine fibroids and the unspoken epidemic among black women.
Challenging African Stereotypes in film & Publishing
My worldly 'auntie' friend, writer, and soon-to-be-published author, Bisi Adjapon, chats with me about challenging African womanhood stereotypes in film and literature then she gives aspiring writers some sage advice on how to get your book published when it isn't about famine, war, or the African apocalypse.
Listen in on our conversation about growing up different, sex and womanhood in African culture, championing ordinary stories, how to find a literary agent and the advantages or disadvantages of going with African publishing houses.
What happens when girls attempt to self-explore?
The struggle of growing up different in a family with traditional gender roles?
What to do when your story is "Not African enough" for publishers
The best approach to shopping around your story and getting published
And much more!
The Weekly Rundown: School Decisions
This Week Ev and Clarissa talk about school decisions in the era of Betsy Duvos, the new Secretary of Education, and if the newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the real boogieman, or nah.
The Weekly Rundown # 1
Your weekly rundown of the news and life in general from your favorite wonky couple Ev and Clarissa from ThisAfropolitanLife.com
Check out this week's rundown on:
Trump's black history month proclamation
The immigrant ban
Beyonce's pregnancy announcement
Ev's beef with our Homeowner's association
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Great advice Bola! I loved this podcast.
I have to say that I purposely save up TAL's podcasts for those long drives home- my commute never seems so bad when I'm listening to topics that I really care about and topics that are about me. A beloved podcast that speaks to my experience as a young African woman.... It's like the conversations I have with my girlfriends; a relatable, informative, and fun listen. Good job!
From a tri-cultural perspective...the view of the worlds between Africa, America and England. Good stuff!