Blue is the color of summer. It's also the theme of Bitch's summer print issue. This episode highlights three stories from the magazine. First, writer Nyasha Junior discusses a dark side of blue: the lack of pop culture portrayals of African American women with mental illness. Then, sex toy researcher Hallie Lieberman explores a “blue” conversation topic: the history of dildos. The show wraps up with a conversation between artist MariNaomi and Bitch Media Art Director Kristin Rogers Brown about making nonfiction comics.
Plus: vintage blues tunes from Gladys Bentley. Tune in!
INTERVIEW WITH NYASHA JUNIOR:
THE SURPRISING HISTORY OF THE DILDO
CONVERSATION WITH MARINAOMI
Dr. Chris Bocast produced and recorded the audio of Hallie Lieberman's story, in addition to Popaganda producer Alex Ward.
All of the Gladys Bentley music featured on this show is available at Archive.org.