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Bad Brown Aunties

Arts • Society-and-culture

Hosted by two queer brown immigrants Rage Kidvai & Thanu Yakupitiyage - Bad Brown Aunties is a podcast about art, culture, politics, and legacy through the lens of the amazing and creative people of color in our community. In each episode, we pick an artist, activist, writer, or cultural worker toRead more

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Fariha Róisín - “Self Care as Survival”

Jul 15 • 26:03

This week’s guest is Fariha Róisín, a Bangladeshi writer, editor, and podcaster who tackles issues of wellness, self care, Muslim Identity, race, and pop culture. We speak to Fariha about navigating trauma and the sometimes messiness of aunties and the impact that can have. This episode also marks our midsummer break - we’ll be back in a few with more juicy Bad Brown Aunti...

Dawn-Lyen Gardner - "The Battle Cry"

Jul 8 • 30:26

This week’s guest is one of the lead stars of the hit TV series “Queen Sugar” - executive produced by Ava DuVernay with Oprah Winfrey. Dawn-Lyen Gardner talks to us about the making of Queen Sugar, its characters, and we do a deep dive into the strong theme of “auntie-hood” on the show. We also chat about Dawn’s own identity, family background, and her interest in activism....

Kimberly Drew - “Aspiring to Auntie Levels”

Jul 1 • 29:53

Alok Vaid-Menon ft. Kareem Khubchandani - “Art is for Aunties”

Jun 24 • 35:57

This week, we’re talking to gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, and educator Alok Vaid-Menon. Alok talks about survival, their art, and the aunties they’ve met along the way. In a very special segment, Alok calls someone they consider an aunty-figure in their life - Kareem Khubchandani aka LaWhore Vagistan. Together they examine the role queer and trans aunti...

Lupita Nyong'o - "The Power of Story"

Jun 17 • 41:22

This week we bring you a rare, intimate interview with the one and only Lupita Nyong’o. To the world, she’s a barrier-breaking Oscar-winning actress, fashionista, and now children’s book author. She also happens to be one of our close, long-time friends. Lupita talks to us about moving to the United States, her family, how she’s navigated fame, her passion for telling auth...

Kindness - "Aunties Aren't Stupid"

Jun 3 • 26:13

In the first episode of Bad Brown Aunties, we talk to Grammy-award winning musician and DJ, Adam Bainbridge a.k.a. Kindness. As Kindness gears up to release a new album this year, they talk to us about their identity, career, and the auntie they find most inspiring. We learn about Amina Desai, Kindness’ grandmother, who is South Africa’s longest serving female Indian polit...

Bad Brown Aunties Trailer

Jun 3 • 02:54

Hosted by two queer brown immigrants Rage Kidvai & Thanu Yakupitiyage - Bad Brown Aunties is a podcast about art, culture, politics, and legacy through the lens of the amazing and creative people of color in our community. In each episode, we pick an artist, activist, writer, or cultural worker to talk about their lives, work, and who inspired them to be who they are, with...

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