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The Femmecast

The Femmecast

By The Femmecast
Join Janaya as she digs deep into the ins & outs of being a badass black woman navigating queer spaces, straight spaces, and all the weird places in between so you don’t have to. Here, she and guest hosts laugh (and sometimes cry) about their lives as queer people, talk about queer news, and the very gay content you’ve been missing out on. Tune in every other week.
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For Those Who Don't Dream of Labor

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For Those Who Don't Dream of Labor
"I don't dream of labor" has become a widely popular statement online since the start of the pandemic. With many unable to return to work for safety concerns, other being laid off, and others simply walking away from jobs due to being overworked, many people are reimagining their relationship to work at large. This week Janaya speaks with Nancy Sánchez Tamayo, a femme Chicanx transdisciplinary artist, educator, curator, dj and spiritual healer from Back of the Yards, Chicago.  Did we miss something HUGE in this conversation? Ping The Femmecast on Instagram and we'd be happy to discuss! Please leave a review on the Apple Podcasts app to ensure you see more episodes of The Femmecast! --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
53:23
October 8, 2021
For the Bisexual Boys
Have you heard someone say "Bisexual men are just gay." 🥴 Yikes, we have too. In honor of Bisexual Awareness Week, we're talking to musician and Ph. D student Andre about his experience as a bisexual man navigating how to be his authentic self in a world that refuses to acknowledge the sexual fluidity of Black men. Ignorance is not bliss, beloveds. Let's do better! Felt like something was missing from this conversation? Message us on social media with your thoughts! Please leave a review on the Apple Podcasts app to ensure you see more episodes of The Femmecast and thank you for returning for season 3! --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
01:01:00
September 24, 2021
Finding Solace in Queer Friendships
Do your friendships with other queer people hit a lil' harder than your friendships with straight people? Or do they feel the same?  This week I'm introducing you to one of my closest friends Saaji, who is a writer, artist, podcaster and more! We get into the nitty gritty of friendships, how all chosen family don't stay "chosen family" 🥴, and the best ways to assess if your lack of friends may actually reflect how you show up in friendships. Have any thoughts on friendships with queer folks that we didn't talk about? Message us on social with your thoughts! Please leave a review wherever you're listening and the Femmecast will see you again in two months for Season 3! Listen to Meditation for Misfits!  --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
01:15:55
June 25, 2021
Finding 'Moments in Love' in Marriage
Is marriage a priority for you or is long-term partnership enough? Maybe neither? Is this unique to queer people? The Femmecast is SO excited to welcome media professional and social entrepreneur Anna Deshawn as our FIRST guest host! This week we discuss why there are queer folks who don't prioritize marriage as much as others, and we reflect on the latest season of Netflix's Master of None, titled Moments in Love. Because like many other parts of life, marriage isn't a walk in the park. Have thoughts on Moments in Love & marriage? Drop them in our inbox on Instagram or mention us on Twitter to continue the conversation. Support E3 Radio's The Qube! --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
01:00:35
June 11, 2021
Finding the Urge to Merge: U-Haul Edition
Your partner of two weeks already has a dresser and toothbrush at your place? Babes... you might be on track for a U-Haul situation.  This week Janaya & Kia realize they aren't as free from U-Haulin' relationships as they thought. Plus, they investigate why U-Hauling has a bad rep, and if it's even a bad thing at all. Have thoughts? Message us on Instagram and please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Queer Musicians of Color Playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/1mXhNIclKe6Ix0GvG9K4kS --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email us for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
45:06
May 21, 2021
Finding the Root of Queer Dating Preferences
Do you have a type when it comes to dating? We all have some kind of preference when it comes to attraction but have you ever unpacked that sis? Is there really such a thing as healthy preferences? Does body type really play a role in attraction? Janaya and Kia unpack their own queer dating preferences and discuss why it is important to keep an open mind, especially in the LGBTQ+ community.  Queer Musicians of Color Playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/1mXhNIclKe6Ix0GvG9K4kS --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email us for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
52:05
May 7, 2021
Finding an Escape in Queer Couple Influencers
Are partnered social media influencers wrong for posting their children online before they can knowledgeably consent? What role do queer couple influencers have in furthering larger conversations on LGBTQ+ identities, if they should have any role in that at all? Do we as queer folks have anything to gain from queer couple influencers on social media? Janaya and Kia discuss it all, and then some.  What are your thoughts on queer couple influencers? Queer Musicians of Color Playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/1mXhNIclKe6Ix0GvG9K4kS --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email us for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
01:01:03
April 23, 2021
Finding the Orgasm in Queer Sex
Ask us how much we loved oversharing about our sex life in this episode? We LOVED it! We talk about everything from Queer Sexual Education, to strap-on Etiquette, to our favorite sex toys that make our lives so much more interesting. We also discuss Lil Nas X and his recent escapades. Tune in for our spiciest episode yet. Send us any of your favorite toy recommendations or episode suggestions!  Kia's Sex Toy Recommendation (Not an Affiliated link, just sharing the wealth sis): https://www.womanizer.com/us/starlet Queer Musicians of Color Playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/1mXhNIclKe6Ix0GvG9K4kS --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email us for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
01:06:10
April 9, 2021
Finding Safe (Mental) Health Spaces for Queers
The United States' healthcare system? Trash. It's even worse for us marginalized folks. This week Janaya & Kia discuss the difficulties finding affordable and accepting spaces to receive health care in medical and mental health fields. Have resources to share? Email or DM us on social media so we can share with all who listen. Queer Musicians of Color Playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/1mXhNIclKe6Ix0GvG9K4kS --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email us for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
41:28
March 26, 2021
Finding the Bi in ‘The US vs Billie Holiday’
In this episode, Kia & Janaya dissect Lee Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday movie. This Hulu Original Biopic is set in the 40s, centering the late, great Billie Holiday. Join us as we discuss the portrayal of this black queer musician and let us know what you think of the movie on Twitter, Facebook, or via email.   Queer Musicians of Color Playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/1mXhNIclKe6Ix0GvG9K4kS --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email us for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
37:31
March 12, 2021
Finding the Queers in Music
How do you remember being introduced to queerness in music? Katy Perry? 🥴 Yeah.. us too. Janaya & Kia reflect on queer baiting, the progress of queer artists in the music industry and all the ways the music industry could be supporting LGBTQ+ artists much, much more. Click here for a treat—and support queer musicians (aka stream, and buy, their music). Queer Musicians of Color Playlist: open.spotify.com/playlist/1mXhNIclKe6Ix0GvG9K4kS --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email us for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
50:44
February 26, 2021
Finding Joy on Valentines Day & In Holigay Films
... and we back. Janaya & Kia discuss the 2020 holigay films they loved, hated, and didn't care for; how to not be sad on Valentine's Day; and understanding queerness as a single person vs. understanding queerness as a partnered person. Is there a difference? Regardless.. queerness is infinite! Teaser playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1mXhNIclKe6Ix0GvG9K4kS?si=4PNQJR_bSQ6GOxcIZ8thoA  --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email us for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
55:02
February 12, 2021
For Our Pre-Pandemic Selves
We don't need to tell y'all how trash 2020 has been. This is what we would've told our pre-pandemic selves if we knew what we know now. Thank you for supporting us on our first season! Please share this show with your friends this holiday season and PRETTY PLEASE stay safe. See you in 2021! Love, Janaya & Kia --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email us for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
44:22
November 20, 2020
For the Fefes (Functions)
Queer spaces are always special, but queer parties are on another level. What's the queer party scene like in your city/town? Message us on Twitter or Instagram and we'll shout you out next episode! --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email us for advertising rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
49:29
November 9, 2020
For the Flicks & Shows that Make Us Tick
Good queer film & TV feel like a dime a dozen, especially for us black gays! Janaya & Kia run through the cinema they love, hate, and are in-like with.  Are we sleeping on great queer movies and tv? Message us some of your faves on Twitter or Instagram. --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst. Email us for sponsorship rates at femmecastpodcast@gmail.com.
57:25
October 23, 2020
For the Higher Powers
We're just finding our own way. Let's let folks find what works for them, without judging.  --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst.
48:09
October 9, 2020
For the 9-5s, Side Gigs & Paying Situations
Can you turn the queer off when you're on the clock? --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst.
41:53
September 25, 2020
For ALL of our types
DATS MY TYPE, NIGGA DATS MY TYPE! -Saweetie There are so many "types" in the lady pond. Janaya & Kia share their track records and all the types they're still trying to get to know. Think we missed some folks? Message us on social media and let us know! --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst.
30:52
September 11, 2020
For the Closets We Keep Coming Out Of
We're tired of going in and coming out of the closet for folks who aren't ready to accept that we're gay. One day we'll lock the revolving door for good. --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst.
49:04
August 26, 2020
For the Flaming Trash that is Dating
Survey says... dating is trash. But, maybe not so much for everyone? We don't fucking know. --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst.
37:39
August 5, 2020
For the Phobias
Oop– ya biphobia is showing.  Yes, we're bisexual. And yes, we date women, forreal forreal.  --- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst.
45:43
July 22, 2020
For the Love of Pride
Janaya & Kia discuss looming feelings of a lackluster Pride 2020, how The Femmecast was born, and what the two see and don't see it for in Black, queer media.   Related Links:  'Will I find Pride in 2020?' in Zora Mag by Janaya: https://zora.medium.com/will-i-find-pride-in-2020-27d1bdb91925  Chicago Black Drag Townhall Clips:  https://www.twitch.tv/dragmatinee/clips?filter=clips&range=30d ---  Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst.
39:23
July 8, 2020
For the Femmes
Welcome to The Femmecast! Meet hosts Janaya & Kia. -- Music produced by Tano. Follow @GoTano on Soundcloud. Follow The Femmecast on Instagram at @femmecastpodcast and Twitter at @femmecastpodcst.
02:02
June 24, 2020