#ThatBlackCouple Ep 17 – “Janelle Monae-osexual”
Jenn has an unhealthy obsession with Janelle Monáe so of course we made an episode about it. We also examine queerness and what it means in the lives of young Black folx today. Legggoo!
In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk about Janelle Monae coming out as queer and what the resurgence of queerness means for this generation.
In the second segment, Jenn and Daren discuss queerness as a set of gender politics and a set of sexual politics.
In the third segment, Daren reflects on being a heterosexual Black man coupled with a queer Black woman and Jenn reflects on identifying as bisexual, then pansexual, and now queer.
Articles for reference:
* Why, As A Queer Black Woman, It’s Important That I Write About Culture
* To be a Black, Queer, Unrespectable Christian in an Era of Unrest
* I was most comfortable with my identity when I was anti-Black
* Watch: Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture]