This week, Tamu and Mallory continue to be confounded by life as we know it. Tamu learns that it is okay to allow herself space and permission to grieve, be angry, be joyful, be sad during this time of dramatic shifts in culture. Mallory, who is reeling from making her leg 13mm longer, really wants to be Scottish. Also, enjoy the 5 minutes of laughter that hearkens back to a simpler time in 2019.
Moral to the Story: Sometimes, take a moment and turn your underwear around.
Never-ending Very Special Moral to the Story: Arrest the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor!
This week, the healing continues! Tamu and Mallory discuss the insanity that is the world we live in and try to figure out what’s wrong with kids (and grown-ass adults) these days. Mallory also explains what HIPAA is so folks can stop using it incorrectly when defending their “right” not to wear a mask.
Moral to the Story: In less than 100 days, you have a choice to make, go out and make the right one. VOTE!
Second Moral to the Story: Wear a G-damn mask!
Very Special Moral to the Story: Arrest the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor!
Other Fun Topics Discussed:
The younger set (and older set) and their desire for pleasure over health and empathy for others.
Autocratic police states are the new norm.
Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.
Yes, Kanye is problematic, but let’s be mindful about mental health.
The ladies admit they are not okay and just getting by these days. They continue their conversation about how they have been impacted by the exposure of America’s dirty not-so-secret history of white supremacy and systemic racism. Also Mallory got asked on a date in these Covid times!
Moral to the Story: BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER!
Bonus Moral to the Story:ARREST THE COPS WHO KILLED BREONNA TAYLOR!
One Fun Thing:
Back when we were just trying to survive Covid isolation, Tamu and Mallory were invited to record a quarantine YouTube episode with The Meme-ing of it All podcast. It was a lot of fun. The ladies introduced the Meme-ing crew to all sorts of interesting dildos from Bad Dragon. Check it out if you need a 25 minute break from the heaviness of the world.
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Be an ALLY:
Check out Justice in June. It offers three learning plans for anyone hoping to spend the month taking a step to “becoming an active ally to the black community.” Choose how much time you have per day — 10, 25 or 45 minutes — and the learning plan tells you what media to consume.
As a part of Tamu’s personal growth journey, she chose to read Brene Brown’s, Braving the Wildernessthen thought it would be good idea to read for the podcast at some point. The timing was astounding, as it was read during a week of mass shootings at the end of July into August and the book served as basis to try and understand why these tragedies continue to occur and how we can work in our own small ways to make change.
Moral to the Story: Listen to try to understand in the same way we want to be understood.
Other Fun Topics Discussed:
Get to Know Us: Being in a relationship with a person of color. Awareness of the whites to issues of others. Respect when your partner draws attention to situations.