Episode 44: An Unrequited Love Affair with America

This week, well, really two weeks ago, Tamu and Mallory discussed Black America’s unrequited love affair with the rest of America. Mallory was also having a tough time dealing with the world that week; Jacob Blake’s shooting left her feeling hopeless. While Tamu was dismayed and truly disgusted by the naturalization stunt the RNC decided to portray on TV, hope was on the horizon because Doc Rivers made her dad decide register to vote for the first time in his life.

Moral to the Story: If Tamu’s dad is pissed off enough to vote, we all should be pissed off enough to vote!

So Tired of Having this be a Moral to the Story: Arrest the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor!

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom’s new baby, Daisy Dove.
  • The shooting of Jacob Blake.
  • White Supremacy’s newest teen murderer.
  • Mistaken suicide rioting in Minneapolis.
  • All Hail Sports: WNBA, NBA, MLB, NHL and Naomi Osaka boycotting for Black Lives Matter.
  • Tone deaf Jared.
  • Blacks and their unrequited love of America: As Doc Rivers eloquently stated, ” It’s amazing why we keep loving this country and this country does not love us back.”
  • The unmitigated gall of Daniel Cameron, Kentucky’s Attorney General, preening for the cameras at the RNC and using Breonna’s name as a talking point instead of bringing justice to Breonna.

Episode 36: The Long & Bitter but Beautiful Struggle

Tamu and Mallory have a conversation about the devastating and change-making events that have rocked their Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul, the nation, and the world in the past three weeks.

Moral to the Story: BLACK LIVES MATTER!

DONATE, DONATE, DONATE!

  • Reclaim the Block has a Google doc listing Minneapolis/St.Paul organizations you can donate to.
  • The Strategist has a comprehensive list of organizations that you can support based on your interests.
  • Donate locally to ensure funds get where they are most needed.

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.
  • Watch Ibram X. Kendi discuss How to Be an Antiracist.
  • Watch Dr. Robin DiAngelo discuss White Fragility.
  • Watch Franchesca Ramsey’s 5 Tips for Being an Ally.

 

Episode 2, Part 1: Thieves in the House of Love

In this week’s episode, Mallory & Tamu are joined by their first special guest, Sarah Penn, for a look at what is in the Tarot cards for them in relation to love.

Sarah is an amazingly talented woman and gifted tarot card reader who lovingly donated a Saturday to give the ladies a reading, and also hit them with profound, optimistic, and meaningful insights related to love. For example, “The rightness of being in someone’s space is love.”

Mallory is on deck (get it?!) first and her cups runneth over. Which means she had a lot of cups in her spread (that is a good thing). She shares her wisdom from her recent travels that marriage could now be an option for her because has come to understand that it truly is a partnership.

At the end of the reading, it was clear that the universe knew its audience and provided the most specific reading to the most literal person in the world, Mallory.

Sarah pretty much confirmed the theme of Bad at Love Podcast, “Love is not going to look like what we think it should.”

Moral of the Story: The picket fence is not going to happen. It is possible to be connected in other ways.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Everyone has baggage, but it is your own, not anyone else’s
  • It is important to stay in your power
  • To have/find love, you have to take care of yourself
  • Mallory’s nail biting
  • Being head ass in love

BTW: The episode title reminds Tamu of Raze’s Break 4 Love

Episode 1, Part 2: Love Saboteur

In this exciting continuation of The Love Chronicles of Mallory & Tamu, we are in the fun, kicky 2000s.

Mallory talks about her awesome 2 years in arts high school with a dude known as Sex God. She also examines her college romantic life and life after college which was not smooth sailing. She learned that small town living is not always great for love, as you could end up with a recovered pedophile, or dude with 2 pregnant baby mamas. However, big city life has also given our geek chic girl some challenges; clapping dudes, nerd one-upmanship dudes, and even racist dudes!

Meanwhile, Tamu takes us through her most pivotal relationships to date: the one that brought her to Minneapolis and the one that caused her to close herself off to love & relationships.

Moral of the Story: Being OK with who you are is the most important act of love you can give yourself.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Tamu had a sex dream about Ty Pennington
  • No one is looking for a fixer upper
  • Misogynistic Dick Asshole

Apologies: There are a lot of “likes” towards the end of this episode because we drank A LOT of wine!