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2 Happy Heauxes

2 Happy Heauxes

By 2 Happy Heauxes
2 best friends navigating the world through millennial Black womxnhood, natural hair, carbs, love + relationships, and other sh*t
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No Role Modelz: Uplifting Black Men Through Mentorship (Part I)

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Wh*te People Are Not Okay: The Panel
"So…why do wh*te people not use washcloths when they take a shower?” Join us in our special season 3 finale episode where we hosted our first ever Wh*te People Are Not Okay (#WPANO) Panel and asked all the questions YOU submitted to us and were curious to ask. The questions were split into (5) categories: hygiene, food & cooking, music & dance, allyship, and miscellaneous. No question was too silly or too flagrant and all of our guests came with the heat — and it was SCORCHING (*flame emoji*). For more info about our guests and to ask them more burning questions about whiteness & white culture, you can connect with them via social media @heysethaniel, @emm_jean, & @jessielyneeeeee. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get some cakes and cupcakes, reach out to @RoHoBakery on Facebook and Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:40:38
November 01, 2021
Who the F*ck is Paul?
"Wait...did Jesus write the Bible?" Join us this week for our Real Tea segment as we sit down with special guest, Christopher Travers, Ph.D., to talk through the deep ties and tensions between religion and spirituality within the Black community.  For more info about our guests and their experiences with respectability politics, you can connect with them via email at christopher.s.travers@gmail.com. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout of the week and get one of the BEST Black drinking games for your next party, visit @poupcards to get yours today! For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:46:00
October 12, 2021
Yachts Only
Where are all our rich, wh*te folx willing to let us borrow their yacht for a day? We’ll even give you one of those “allyship cookies” y’all be talking about. Tune in as we talk about topics of: the Instagram shadow-ban, r*pe apologists, and the U.S. Census revealing that by 2045, wh*te people will be a minority racial population. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and partner with some great Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) consulting work for your institution or company, reach out to @RowensConsulting on Facebook and @MxRowen on Instagram and Twitter. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:11:01
September 27, 2021
Karen is the New N*gga?
Karen isn't a racial slur, but Forbes really wants us to think so. Buckle up as we tackle the topics of: the state of Gilead aka Texas (*retches*), this idea of the "alpha male" mentality, and the phenomenon of wh*te women that we call "Karens."  To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get some advice on how to navigate this thing we call "adulthood", reach out to @TheAdultingQueen on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
53:14
September 13, 2021
Stuck in the Uncle Ruckus Mentality
“Negro, please. Didn't anyone tell you that this was an all-white party, huh? Someone get this jiggaboo away from me.” — White Chicks (2004). This week we’re talking about everything respectability politics with special guests, TiTi & Keeta, from the Black in the Field podcast. *Get Out–inspired fan art by Connecticut-based artist Olivia Bé Nguyen. Photo: Olivia Bé Nguyen For more info about our guests and their experiences with respectability politics, you can follow them @keetagee83 & @culturegriotsomorin on Instagram! And make sure to follow and listen to @BlackInTheField podcast! To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get some skincare products, reach out to @NuSkin on Instagram or via WhatsApp at 0795828927. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
02:00:22
August 30, 2021
It’s Heel Toe B*tch, Not Toe Heel
And we’re back with a brand new episode and a whole new format! We’re trying out shorter episodes and spreading out The Real Tea segments in order to give you all more time to catch up on latest episodes, help us with planning and recording logistics, and to highlight our other key segments such as #WPANO and “You Don’t Need Him Sis.” Featured topics include: dudes who forget about you once they’ve “made it” and the attack on critical race theory in the Un*ted St*tes. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get some some luxury custom jewelry, follow @ArleahsLuxuryJewelry_ on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:01:48
August 16, 2021
"That's Just My Preference": Exploring Interracial Relationships
When it comes to dating and relationships, we all have our own attraction — but when do those preferences start to become problematic? Join us on as we sit down with returning guests Vic Sanchez & Kyle Hosley to talk about navigating interracial/cultural relationships, the nature of fetishization, and understanding the complexities of attraction. Other topics include: dealing with baby mama drama and western Europe thinking they’re living in a post-racial utopia. For more info about our guests and their experiences with interracial/cultural relationships and dating, you can follow them @feelthebernard & @victorarnulfo on Instagram! To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get some some detailed custom digital art prints, follow @TasArtCo on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:34:23
June 01, 2021
You're Pretty [For a Black Girl]: Dismantling Colorism
What is colorism if not white supremacy persevering? Join us in this new episode where the 2HH’s take on the issues of light-skinned privilege, anti-Blackness, and how all skinfolk ain’t your kinfolk. Other topics include: m*n who want to be SoundCloud rappers and when wyt people say the infamous phrase: “I’m not racist, but ...”  To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get some some consulting expertise to create inclusive workplaces, follow @RBLTheory on Instagram and @RBLTheory09 on Twitter. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
02:18:52
May 17, 2021
#RealHealedGirlSh*t: the Art of Self-Love
“You’re not bored, you’re just at peace” — An amazing quote from our special guest Rachel Greene, M.Ed. (@abundantlyblooming on IG) as we talk about the process for healing, breaking toxic patterns, and working on our journeys toward self-love. Other topics include: m*n who start moving different once you get boo’ed up and proper airport etiquette. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get some paper flower decor, follow @perocatycreations on Instagram & Facebook. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:27:18
May 03, 2021
Academia is Not a Personality Trait: Wholeness Beyond Your Degree
*Dj Khaled voice* Anotha one!! this one goes out to all the baddies out there getting those degrees -- we’re excited to be dropping this new episode for y’all to talk about a topic v close to both the 2HH’s hearts which is academia (and other professional realms) becoming your life instead of an asset to accentuate your greatness. We’re here to remind y’all that research is what you do, not who you are 🖤Other topics include: not dating dudes who drive specific cars bc you already know they about to ruin your life and wh*te people dominating the "natural hair" movement.  To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and start your healing journey, follow @abundantlyblooming on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:35:41
April 19, 2021
Say More, Do Less: The Toxic Culture of Productivity
You're working harder than you rest, sis and that ain't the flex you think it is -- Welcome back heauxes to our season 3 opener where we sit down with one of our friends and grad student, Alece Moore, as we explore the toxic culture of productivity and the idea of hustle & grind culture. Other topics include: men who don't like female body hair and all these white tik tokkers profiting off of Black creators. For more info about the guest and to connect with her more and view her social justice stories & commentary, follow @alecerachelle on Instagram. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout, follow @bloombodies on Instagram & Facebook. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheauxes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:32:54
April 05, 2021
Season 2 Finale: the Year in Review
One year down with 2 seasons & we’re about to take you down memory lane and give you a recap of 2020 including our highlights from the show and our personal takes on the year (the good, the bad & the triflin’). Other topics include: how to spot a faux feminist and yt ppl who co-opt Black vernacular. We can’t wait to share this with you all.  To collab with our PoC business shoutout, follow @jpconnects on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter! For more info about the show, follow @2happyheauxes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:40:34
January 04, 2021
Catching Flights, Not Feelings: Traveling While Black
We’re taking our segment “Oh She Trippin’” to a whole new level! Living through a panorama can’t stop us from manifesting our next travel adventures so our second-to-last episode of the season our guest, Daryl Harris, is going to focus on everything travel noire and give you all the tips, tricks, and advice you need for your next trip abroad (once we’re all hopefully vaccinated). Other topics include: dating a narcissist & delusional people who still think 45 will still maintain his presidency.  For more info about the guest and to connect with them more about travel experiences, follow @takeoffwithdaryl on Instagram. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout, follow @nailmail.llc on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheauxes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:37:07
December 21, 2020
F*ck Fatphobia: Debunking Diet Culture & Body Positivity Politics
"There is no good or bad or immoral body. All bodies are neutral." - we're super excited for this week's episode as we talk with our old grad school friend, Janae Due, about fatphobia, issues with the body positivity movement, the myths of diet culture, (dis)ability,  and desirability politics. Other topics include: m*n who think crying is ~weak~ and yt women equating the term "Karen" to the n-word.   For more info about the guest and to connect with them more about her journey/knowledge with fatness and fatphobia, follow @nae_nikki on Twitter and @naenikkidue on Instagram! To get connected with our PoC business shoutout, follow @mywestbank on Instagram and Twitter. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheauxes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:49:46
December 07, 2020
Allyhood-ish: Building Solidarity Across Communities of Color
"Throw the whole mama away" - join us in our conversation with mentor-turned-friend, Dian Squire Ph. D., as he talks with us about the performative allyship movement and the struggles + successes of coalition building and doing solidarity work. Other topics include: m*n who just can't take the hint and non-Black communities of color's investment in anti-Blackness.  For more info about the guest and their work with solidarity building, follow @DianSquire Twitter! To get connected with our PoC business shoutout, follow @___pau on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheauxes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:39:21
November 23, 2020
Polyamory 101: Engaging in Consensual Non-Monogamy
We took a little break, but we’re back with a brand-new episode featuring our special guests Vic Sanchez & Kyle Hosley sharing their perspectives, experiences, and journeys through polyamory and consensual non-monogamy. Other topics include dealing with late-night booty call texts and the issue of white people that choose to only date Black people 🥴 For more info about our guests and their experiences with polyamory & consensual non-monogamy, you can follow them @feelthebernard & @victorarnulfo on Instagram! To get connected with our PoC business shoutout, follow @simplyglowskincare on Instagram and visit their website for products. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheauxes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:13:43
November 09, 2020
2 (Politically Correct) Heauxes: Voting & the 2020 Election
The Happy Heauxes™ and special guest Z Tugman are taking a dive in the political arena talking about the nuances of voting, political engagement, and our *hot* takes on the upcoming election. Other topics include: men who chase you for months just to waste your time and the idea of being the "exceptional white" while doing social justice work. Special highlight to our PoC business s/o of the episode “Walk With TFB” which is an amazing podcast ran by our Day 1 supporter @timothyfbryson. Go check him out and follow if you haven’t yet! For more info about the guest and her political engagement & experiences, follow her @ztugman on Instagram & @misszsays_ on Twitter! To get connected with our PoC business shoutout, follow @walkwithtfb on Instagram and listen on your favorite streaming platform. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheauxes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
02:13:48
October 19, 2020
Sisterhood as a Lifestyle: Black Girl Mentorship & Imposter Sydrome
"There can only be room for one of us" -- Join us in welcoming Dr. Tiffany Wiggins from NC State University talk to us about the importance of Black girl mentorship and challenging this idea of Black women having to compete with one another to be acknowledged for their work in the professional realm. Other topics include: m*n who co-opt social justice language to continue to being p.o.s. and wh*te people/non-Black PoC tryna check Black people on Black things (cue *eye roll*) To get connect with our PoC Business Shoutout and guest from this episode, follow @blackgirlmentor on Instagram to find out more about Black girl mentorship and building sisterhood as a lifestyle! For more info about the show, follow @2happyheauxes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:29:25
October 05, 2020
Vegan Knees: The Impact of a Plant-Based Lifestyle
Are you a pet-lover or an animal lover? There's a difference! Tune in and listen now to business/brand owner & photographer, Keesha Ward, talk about the purpose of finding your "why" when thinking about turning to a plant-based and/or vegan lifestyle. Other topics include: Black women who hold m*n down while they try to become successful and all the pumpkin spice b*tches out there. For more info about veganism & a plant-based lifestyle, follow @veganknees! To get connected with our PoC business shoutout, visit @findyourresistance on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheauxes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:38:51
September 21, 2020
The Power of Black Love
"I don't want no flings, things or entanglements" ~ join us in our conversation with good friends Johnnie Campbell & CeCe Hester as they talk about Black love and how it doesn't always gotta be a struggle. Other topics include: m*n who use "That's gay" as an insult and Black people having to re-explain #BlackLivesMatter to wh*te people over and over and over again.... For more info about the guests and their love story, follow @theylove_cee & @thejcexperiencenow on Instagram! To get connected with our PoC business shoutout, follow @kinkykurls7 on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheauxes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:40:02
September 07, 2020
No Role Modelz: Uplifting Black Men Through Mentorship (Part II)
*Bryson Tiller voice* We're back and we're betta~ Season 2 is finally here with our first EVER guests on the show! Listen to Tim F. Bryson & Markus Flynn talk to us about what it means to be a Black man growing up in the Midwest and the positive impact & empowerment of Black male mentorship. Other topics include: dudes feeling a type of way about the infamous song WAP and the issue of wh*te liberals. For more info about the guests, follow @timothyfbryson & @mark.flyy on Instagram! To get connected with our PoC business shoutout, follow @theresistanceroundtables on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheauxes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
34:49
August 25, 2020
No Role Modelz: Uplifting Black Men Through Mentorship (Part I)
*Bryson Tiller voice* We're back and we're betta~ Season 2 is finally here with our first EVER guests on the show! Listen to Tim F. Bryson & Markus Flynn talk to us about what it means to be a Black man growing up in the Midwest and the positive impact & empowerment of Black male mentorship. Other topics include: dudes feeling a type of way about the infamous song WAP and the issue of wh*te liberals. For more info about the guests, follow @timothyfbryson & @mark.flyy on Instagram! To get connected with our PoC business shoutout, follow @theresistanceroundtables on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheauxes on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:38:47
August 25, 2020
Best Ways to Get Over a Break Up
THE LAST EPISODE OF SEASON 1!!! This one goes out to all the people on their #RealHealingGirl business. These are our best tips to be healed, happy & whole after a relationship ends. Other topics include: m*n who don’t take care of their kids, but wanna start a family with you and our hot takes on protests happening at women’s health clinics. This week’s episode goes out to all the Black and brown bodies lost to various “-isms” this year including Nina Pop, Sean Reed, and Ahmaud Arbery. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:29:16
May 18, 2020
73 Q's with Chelsea
Wyt ppl proving they want to be oppressed so bad by turning shelter-in-place orders into their own form of a Civil Rights movement...
01:02:47
May 04, 2020
73 Q's with Rachael
Based on the 73 Q’s with Vogue, we wanted to do a rapid fire set of questions to let you get to know us more! Ever wonder about @ray.chaal’s skincare routine or how she defines beauty? Other topics include: reminiscing about our trip to Vegas back in 2017 (due to travel being cancelled for the foreseeable future RIP), m*n that call women “females,” and dragging recipes like chicken jello with a dollop of mayo on top (*holds back retching*). To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get all of your 100% natural/organic body care products during the pandemic and beyond, follow @sheabutterlikewhoa on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:04:27
April 20, 2020
Self Care in a Time of Despair
Whew chile, we in the ghetto ratatataaaa. In light of the recent pandemic, we’re all honoring the #StayAtHome protocols but also recognizing the impacts this is having on different communities and mental health. Just a reminder: we are not “working from home;” we are in the middle of a crisis, TRYING to work. Other topics include: “hey stranger” dudes and growing up ugly and getting that glow up. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get your beauty needs met, follow @vera_vera_inc on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:26:37
April 06, 2020
An Open Letter to My (N)ex(t): Rachael Edition
POV: me, practicing radical self love + healing from past toxic relationships in midst of a pandemic w/ Ariana Grande's "Thank You, Next" playing in the background... This was a super difficult and therapeutic piece for me (Rachael) to write and read (peak vulnerability) and I still have love for everyone I’ve ever loved. This is only my truth and does not discount the truth of others. Other topics include: m*n who claim the “nice guy” stereotype and the Susie’s and Tom’s of the world clearing out the shelves at the grocery store during the pandemic. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get some dope photography done, follow @b.reedphoto on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
35:34
March 25, 2020
An Open Letter to My Ex: Chelsea Edition
S/o to my ex for preparing me for my next ~ On this solo episode, Chelsea [reads] and when we say [read] we mean [READS] an “Open Letter to my Ex.” We are talking about growth, evolution, and healing. Other topics include: m*n that comment on/criticize your appearance and introducing our new segment “White Ppl Are Not Okay” where we talk about letting animals eat/lick their food and drinks. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get your hair did right this year, follow @coilbeautyinc on Instagram.  Also: special thank you goes to @pyt.travels for planning an exquisite trip to Bali. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
26:26
March 10, 2020
Favorite Things About Being a Black Woman
I’m a Black woman, and that alone is a flex — locd up lil lady, 2020. In ode to #BlackHistoryMonth (even though we all know *highkey* everyday is Black history 🙃). From hair, #blackgirlmagic, to legacies, we wanted to end out February with a non-exhaustive list of our favorite things about being black black blackity blackkkkk. Other topics include: dudes who want to have all of the benefits of a relationship *without* defining the relationships and treating dating as an extraterrestrial activity. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and interact with a lifestyle brand that prioritizes holistic wellness over money, follow @salaryoversanity on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:24:26
February 25, 2020
Dealbreakers in a Relationship
We can’t be dating no chicken tendie dudes in 2020! Other topics include: trust issues and having to check your partner’s phone and dating snow daddies named Chad. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and book a personal chef for your meal prep needs or an upcoming special occasion, follow @NikkisKitchenAtl on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:28:54
February 10, 2020
Things I Wish I Would Have Known In My 20s
Who knew the “best years of our lives” would be mostly spent working through childhood trauma, amirite?? S/O to #therapy y’all. Other topics include: m*n fetishizing Black women or Black women with eurocentric features and find out what’s the most grimiest shit the 2HH’s have forgiven someone for. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout and get some essential oils for your self-care routine and beyond, follow @FlyHoneyOils on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:24:08
January 24, 2020
Top 10 Do's + Don'ts For White Women
A YEAR IN THE MAKING! We are proud to announce we have officially launched the first episode! Thank you for your patience and positive vibes. We thought this first episode was super important to share with you all as we continue to navigate the world as Black women and reflect on our experiences. This episode is a s/o to all the proverbial Karen and Becky’s of the world to *hopefully* use as a non-exhaustive resource list to help you do the work of becoming a better ally to People of Color. This episode also goes out to all the PoC who have shared similar experiences. Other topics include: m*n expecting head, but won’t reciprocate and find out which of the 2HH’s exes they wouldn’t save from a burning building. To get connected with our PoC business shoutout who designed our podcast logo, follow @rjramirezzz on Instagram. For more info about the show, follow @2happyheaxues on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
01:31:44
January 05, 2020
Sorry 4 da wait...but not really
Finally!! After a year of planning and working here is a sneak peek of what's to come of 2 Happy Heauxes.   Thank you all for being patient with us! We can't wait to bring you all more fire.   Keep it classy, and sometimes trashy 2 HH, R&C       Disclaimer: We are in no way negating the seriousness of pronoun usage or flaunting cisnormativity. Instead, we were stressing the importance of the correct usage of pronouns as a requirement and not a preference.
08:34
December 23, 2019