Black Girls ChatterApr 19, 2021
BGC 11: Covid Carding
BGC 10: Natural Hair Movement
Alicia and Shae share their stories transitioning to natural hair. They cover the different hair types and the history of the natural hair movement.
BGC 9: Racist Sayings Part 1
Do you know the origins of what you're saying? Could some of the things your saying inflict unintentional harm on others around you? Listen to Shae and Alicia cover 5 racist sayings, their origins, and alternative things to say.
BGC 8: Q&A
In this episode Alicia and Shaela answer some questions submitted by listeners. Questions include:
1. What is race?
2. When is it appropriate to use POC vs. BIPOC?
3. How were Black women excluded from feminism?
4. How was it like growing up mixed?
5. How was it like growing up in Peterborough?
6. When did you first realize you were different?
7. Can you explain colourism?
BGC 7: Mascots
In this weeks episode listen to Shaela and Alicia discuss BIPOC mascots and how they affect the community they are depicting. The sisters focus on Aunt Jemima and The Lakefield Chiefs
BCG 6: I Said Good Day
In this Black excellence episode Alicia and Shaela talk about Mum Bett / Elizabeth Freeman and W.E.B Dubois
BGC 5: Environmental Racism
Alicia and Shae dive into the concerning topic about Canada’s involvement with environmental racism and how that damages BIPOC communities immensely
BGC 4: As They Should
In this Black Excellence Episode Shae and Alicia cover Viola Davis Desmond and Afrofuturism.
BGC 3: Black Stereotypes *Trigger Warning
TRIGGER WARNING* This episode covers some sensitive topics including physical sexual assault / rape/ murder
Alicia and Shaela dive into the foundational alignment of the stereotypical representation of Blackness and how this representation has affected the day-to-day life of Black individuals globally, in a historic and modern day sense.
BGC 2: Did You Know?
BGC 1: We're Back
Alicia and Shaela are back for their return to the podcasting world. Their breakout episode covers the difficult topic of internalized racism, and the power of using a stereotype to your advantage. Listen to Alicia and Shaela unpack the influences from their childhood that created internalized racism within themselves. The sisters describe internalized racism, how it affects their community and the how powerful influences such as NWA and Meg the Stallion have gained power from negative stereotypes.
2. BGC: Canada Day??? Ft. Mkons.
The celebration of Canada day has been a controversial topic that arises each year. Black girls chatter and special guest Mkons discuss the roots of Canada Day and why more people should stop and think about its meaning before celebrating.