55 episodes

Where would pop culture be without the beauty and aesthetics of black women? Our aesthetics and likenesses are constantly on display in fashion, film, music videos, lyrics, and more. On Vixen, a weekly podcast, the role black women and their beauty play in today's culture is discussed and analyzed, with each episode focusing on a different subject.

Vixen: Black Beauty and Pop Culture @TheVixenMemoirs

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

Where would pop culture be without the beauty and aesthetics of black women? Our aesthetics and likenesses are constantly on display in fashion, film, music videos, lyrics, and more. On Vixen, a weekly podcast, the role black women and their beauty play in today's culture is discussed and analyzed, with each episode focusing on a different subject.

    Shine Bright: Danyel Smith

    Shine Bright: Danyel Smith

    Back for a bonus episode! Join me as I talk with Danyel Smith, author, writer, and host of the Black Girl Songbook podcast about her brand new book, Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop! 

    We discuss the impactful careers of three of the many women highlighted in the book- Diana Ross,  Aretha Franklin, and Stephanie Mills. Later, we talk about Danyel's connection to these three women, and get up close and personal with her about the music she loves!
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Film Review Finale: Black Girlhood In Southern Gothic Films

    Film Review Finale: Black Girlhood In Southern Gothic Films

    On this season's film review finale episode, we talk about Southern Black Gothic movies centered around black girlhood- specifically Beloved and Eve's Bayou. We're back with a BRAND NEW SEASON on 5.11.22! ⁠

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Black Beauty Pageants Part Two: Miss Black USA

    Black Beauty Pageants Part Two: Miss Black USA

    Today's episode is the second and final part of a two-part series on the history of black beauty pageants! This one talks about Miss Black USA, the uniqueness of the pageant's mission, and controversy over the years. 

    Instagram: @THEVIXENMEMOIRS
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    • 29 min
    Black Beauty Pageants Part One: Miss Black America

    Black Beauty Pageants Part One: Miss Black America

    Today's episode is the first part of a two-part series on the history of black beauty pageants! Today, we talk about the inception of Miss Black America pageant and how it progressed over the years.

    Instagram: @THEVIXENMEMOIRS
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    Submissions: VIXENPODCAST@GMAIL.COM

    • 32 min
    Fashion's Hidden Figure: Zelda Wynn Valdes

    Fashion's Hidden Figure: Zelda Wynn Valdes

    On this week's episode, we talk about the life and career of Zelda Wynn Valdes, her black starlet clientele, and the innovative moves she made to propel the fashion world forward. 

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    • 20 min
    Crime Crossover: Sadia Morrison

    Crime Crossover: Sadia Morrison

    Sadia Morrison was a promising, determined, young stylist and image consultant with a very bright future. Then, she was found behind the Highbridge Projects in the Bronx. What happened to Sadia? Trigger Warning: in this episode, we discuss the topics of suicide and murder.

    Instagram: @THEVIXENMEMOIRS
    Join the Book Club: WWW.THEVIXENMEMOIRS.COM
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    • 31 min

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54 Ratings

54 Ratings

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