Non/Monogamy (ft. Ev’Yan Whitney)

Episode 94

18th November 2021

Non/monogamy is complicated, and Tre’vell and Jarrett get this conversation right by inviting author, facilitator, and sex educator Ev’Yan Whitney to the pod. They get personal with their own experiences with non/monogamy while Ev’Yan leans into discussing the challenges that come with non/monogamy–people think it’s all about just getting a nut, which sometimes it is, but let’s also remember, non/monogamy can also be about just having a connection. 

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Episode Summary:  

Non/monogamy is complicated, and Tre’vell and Jarrett get this conversation right by inviting author, facilitator, and sex educator Ev’Yan Whitney to the pod. They get personal with their own experiences with non/monogamy while Ev’Yan leans into discussing the challenges that come with non/monogamy–people think it’s all about just getting a nut, which sometimes it is, but let’s also remember, non/monogamy can also be about just having a connection. 

 

Episode Notes:

 

Sometimes media’s Black representation in non/monogamy be like, does it even exist? And Ev’Yan understands the problem. As a role model, they runs the “Sensual Self” podcast  to discuss they’s 8-year-old, non/monogamous relationship. They also wrote a book about self-healing titled, “Sensual Self: Prompts and Practices for Getting in Touch with Your Body: A Guided Journal.” We did want to recognize society’s growing recognition of non/monogamy by highlighting some of today’s popular media representations on FANTI’s IG. Here are a few: “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” “Shameless” Season 7, and “Insecure” Season 2.

 

Black History is Happening Every Day

 

The Country Music Awards is finally recognizing that Black hair is it! Faith Fennidy inspired singer Mickey Guyton to write “Love My Hair” after Fennidy was sent home for wearing braids to school at age 11 in 2018. Fast forward to Nov. 2021, and Fennidy was invited to introduce Guyton at the Country Music Awards show held in Nashville, Tennessee, NBC News reported

 

DIS/Honorable Mentions 

HM: Jarrett saw an amazing performance starring Cameron Wright, Emi Seacrest and Mykal kilgore (he will be on the show next month). According to his website, Kilgore will be performing in New York on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. 

HM: Adele did a CBS Special that included a concert and interview with Oprah.  

HM: Lil Nas X is honored as GQ’s Musician of the Year

HM: Brian Michael Smith is the first trans individual to make People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive list.  

 

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Ev'Yan Whitney

Ev'Yan Whitney

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About the show

Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don’t love us back. We’re fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre’vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).

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