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Luve isn’t Podcast with Amanda and Noreen

Luve isn’t Podcast with Amanda and Noreen

By luve isnt
Noreen and Amanda are self proclaimed food connoisseurs and citizens of the world that were born in Zimbabwe and are now living Canada. From an informed perspective, we engage in honest, raw and vulnerable dialogue about life using a feminist lense that allows us to explore the intersectionality in our lived experiences and challenge the Conditioned ways of thinking ,while learning tools that allow us to break generational cycles and thinking patterns .

We hope this is the Podcast you listen to with your parents, friends and lovers to spark that genuine conversation about life.
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Luve isn't "not' talking about sex
Disclaimer : The views expressed on this episode may offend some listeners, listen at your own risk--its worth it though We are happy to have you here, grab a glass of your favourite drink ! 
January 04, 2022
We are back !
Welcome to Season 3 of Luve'isnt.  We have been reflecting, learning and living life but we are back. This is a brief introduction to us and recap of the last two seasons. 
November 11, 2021
Rants and Randomness- Prioritize your hygiene
We missed y'all ! Another edition of rants and randomness for you as we update you what we have been doing or not #luveisn'tPodcast 
May 17, 2021
Polyamorous Relationships
We are joined by Wil to discuss polyamorous relationships  We define and share our perspectives !
April 27, 2021
The streets be calling my name...are they now ?
the song of the summer is : the streets be calling my name ! are you sure? We get you ready for summer dating by discussing do's and don't of being in the streets #summer2021
April 20, 2021
We are women.. hear us ROAR
jOIN us as we celebrate and acknowledge the women who inspire us and make us who we are. #empoweredwomen #blackwomenroar #Womenruntheworld
April 07, 2021
Black don't Crack ! ... huh ?
We are joined by the lovely Ken (Atlanta-based comedian) as we talk about being black, female, living in Canada and USA. Let me tell you, this is a ball of laughs ! 
March 10, 2021
When was the last time Adele's voice
To give a break you a break from our serious conversations, we ask each other questions about the last time we engaged, thought or felt a certain way. 
March 02, 2021
Online dating -Hinge experience
The things we do for this Podcast... we went online dating. Here are our reviews and what we experienced.  No humans were hurt in the research for this episode ! its all in the name of love and giving our views comic relief. 
February 23, 2021
#blacklove in this political climate
What is black love? who deserves/gets to have black love ? Can you be pro-black but find love outside your race ? Join us as we explore these questions ! Luveisn't- where the U is for you ! 
February 16, 2021
Marriage or Bondage ?
I now pronounce you Mr and Mrs _____? ..nah stop ! When did I yes am okay with this?  Lets discuss marriage and why the systems that formed it may not longer be valid today. 
February 09, 2021
It's my body- It's my choice
Whose choice is it ? Is is my body our choice or my body my choice ! We are joined by Wilfred to discuss what happens when the pull out method  doesn't work. Should we have this conversation before we have sex or after ? 
February 02, 2021
Cultural practices and Sex in Ndebele
Ps - this episode is not in English !  Join us as we speak our native tongue and explore a cultural practice 
January 26, 2021
Boarding school or bonding with your children
We went to boarding school and we learned to become out own parents? We chat about our learnings and contrast it with what our parents thought we were doing at school. 
January 19, 2021
Introduction of Luveisnt. 
January 13, 2021
Who asked you ? Send nudes
Who asked you to send those nudes?
January 12, 2021
SEASON 2 : Penelope- Pick me !
Shall we wait to be picked or do we have other options  We discuss the role women have in choosing to be in relationships  ! Luveisnt being patient for no reason 
January 05, 2021
SEASON FINALE: Rants and Randomness-Season 1 recap
THANK YOU THANK YOU for being with us on this journey !  We have our last rants and randomness and recap season 1  We will see you soon !  Legembijou Code :LUVEISNT15  LoxionKulture:LUVEISNT15
October 27, 2020
Luveisn't Funeral
From the black clothing, to the songs and food, funerals can be draining and down right sad or do they have to be ?  We share why we feel traditional funerals are outdated and need a facelift ... what do you think ?
October 20, 2020
Luveisn't Las Vegas
We throw it back to our trip in Vegas last year for Thanksgiving.  We finally share why we stopped drinking ! Happy one year sober !! #AA should recruit us as ambassadors 
October 14, 2020
#Loveisland has ended ! What will I do with myself now ?
We are back after a mental health week. As promised, this is a  recap of #loveislandUSA.  We discussed the lessons from the show. And of had some rants and randomness  as well.  Congrats #jaleb
October 06, 2020
The importance of crying and Mental Health in the Black Community #blackmentalhealth
When was the last time you cried ? What are the benefits of crying ?  As we discuss our experiences of crying, we also talk about what is mental health and normalizing talking about mental health. Promo code @ legembijou on IG  #black mental health #legembijou
September 22, 2020
Are you your type's type?
As we explore the concept of a "type" and what it means to define a type, we learn what we actually mean by a type. Moreover, explore how one can be their type's type- if that's possible . We draw some  examples from  #90day fiance, #marriedatfirstsight,#lovelisland and our lived experiences.
September 15, 2020
Black Women have attitude #loveisland
R.I. P Chadwick Bosman aka Black Panther  Wil graces us with his presence in this episode as discuss experiences of black women in particular addressing the stereotype about " black women having attitude". We use loveislandUS to put our conversation into context and explore the healing that needs to happen in order for black women and men to have better relationships.  Thank you Wil for representing the brotherhood!
September 08, 2020
Don't mess with your Money-Aussie in the House
We explore financial literacy with a guest from Australia, putting into context experiences with money- how we learned about the values behind money and how we utilize money.   What value does money have in  your life and how does it impact the way you navigate the world? #money makes the world go round, #nomoneynolove
September 01, 2020
How has your 2020 been disrupted ? - Rants and Randomness
2020 has been a roller coaster ! We share the plans that have been put on hold and opportunities  that have emerged. 
August 25, 2020
So what? Stereotypes in the Zim Community
We asked you to share some common stereotypes about Zimbabweans and you answered. We will be addressing these and talking about how we have responded to them and began to reframe how we understand " stereotypes". We are also celebrating Mandy's birthday ! 
August 18, 2020
Fathers .... YES its a full topic with Guest Bangerz
We wouldn't be here without them,  So today,we are talking about all things fathers, father figures, active fathers, absent fathers, the ones who went to the corner store and never came back and everything in between (our typical definition of everything).  We are joined by aNdebebele maker and a Banger @_Bangerz  Reflection: Do children deserve- yes I said  ! the same life style as their parents had when they were growing up or a better one?
August 11, 2020
Why you are gonna marry the wrong person anyways
We explore why the "right" person may only become the "right now" person if you are not addressing the underlying issues and childhood traumas that you are carrying. This is not meant to discourage you from finding the person that ticks all your boxes but recognize that there an long standing narrative about love that is already in play in your mind!  What narratives about love do you have or have you learned from rom your culture, society and media? #Happilyeverafteriscancelled #Disneyhasusangry #unlearninglovenarratives
August 04, 2020
Dating with children
We talk with a mom (Bijoux the stallion) about dating with children and share our own experiences.  How do you navigate a relationship with someone who has a child/children from previous relationships? When is the right time to introduce your children to your luver?
July 28, 2020
First Dates Stories... with a twist
Our Johannesburg correspondence joins us for another episode. She is here to give us her perspective on dating in South Africa. 
July 21, 2020
Couple goals #Jada&Will ---- August too
Entanglement gets a new meaning and we get caught up in what is happening in the Smith's family.  
July 14, 2020
Luve isnt a Career
We are joined by the lovely Ms Privilege  ! She is sharing her career journey as a social worker and  Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg. We also talk about our career journeys and share some laughter as we always do.  Sit back and learn a bit more about our educational backgrounds !
July 07, 2020
Navigating relationships as adults
We are talking about how we navigate relationships as adults with our parents, siblings and friends. Reflection question : How can we build and maintain  healthy relationships throughout the whole lifespan ?
June 30, 2020
Rants and Randomness
today we are here just to vent..
June 23, 2020
First date experiences
We have been on a few first dates we are sharing our experiences that we consider to be learning opportunities for guys. Prepare to take notes and we apologize if we hit the nail on the head-- but that's the point.  Speaking from experience, the dates shared on this episode have left us with more questions and we hope they resonate with you but not in a bad and ugly way. Reflection questions: How are dates "supposed" to work? Are you willing to compromise on a first date? Who pays? Can I go on a date when am broke and should I communicate that with my potential date before hand?
June 22, 2020
Bonus Episode- Insecure much?
In this impromptu episode, we discuss the critically acclaimed ( if it isnt-- it should)  Insecure on HBO and how we are learning, laughing and crying with the characters. 
June 19, 2020
As much as we love sharing with our listeners about ourselves, we would be doing ourselves a disservice by not talking about #blacklivesmatter.  we are sharing our thoughts on the movement, our experiences as black women and offering some remedies on how to move forward. 
June 08, 2020
So you're still not MARRIED sis!
We are exploring some of the reasons why we are not yet married- clearly not all of them as some may need to be revealed by those we have dated/ interviewed. We talk about love but also why being single is a relationship status that we can happily embrace.  Reflection thought: Is marriage still a relevant relationship status and how can we make sense of how it has evolved over time?
June 02, 2020
Conditions in Black Love
Why does black love have so many conditions? conditions are things like having education and or career, height, weight, etc we explore how these affect our relationships. Reflection - Are the conditions in Black love within the relationship or from external influences ?
May 27, 2020
This is Us
Get to know us through a series of questions that we hope you can also ask those close to you to gain a better insight into them.  Lets begin this journey ! 
May 19, 2020
Luve isnt Described
Find out some of the topics that we will be exploring.... we look forward to having you along in this journey.
May 18, 2020