This episode of the Where We At podcast offers a unique and rare take on relationships and sexuality. Four women from diverse cultural communities and with different life backgrounds open up about the challenges of navigating relationships and sexuality as racialized people.
Hosts Annabel McLaughlin and Jessica Prudencio welcome Titi and Beck, who have their own podcast, Woke or whateva. Together, they discuss the many issues surrounding relationships as racialized women in Quebec.
Most of the discussion is in French, but they sometimes switch to English.
You can find the Where we at podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Balado Québec and Instagram, among others. Episode 2, called Love Isn’t Blind, is just under an hour. Feel free to discover the other episodes, which are just as interesting.
Ethnosexual stereotyping, fetishization and intersectionality
Episode 2 contains several real-life examples of ethnosexual stereotyping and the fetishization of people from various cultural communities. The four women also discuss the notion of intersectionality, which they explain very clearly around the 32-minute mark of the episode.
This tool will be highly useful and instructive for better understanding the direct impact that systems of oppression have on people’s lives. We encourage you to listen to it for your own professional development and for shedding light on facts you have yet to uncover. You might also want to share the podcast with racialized youth who need to see their issues represented and discussed by people who look like them.
The team responsible
The Where We At podcast is hosted by Annabel McLaughlin, sexologist and psychotherapist, and Jessica Prudencio, content creator. Through this project, they are seeking to create a space for discussion around the issues facing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) in Quebec.