CSP Presents The Black Swan Collective: Episode #101

This week we have music from Gemma, The Night, and Nadia Rose. Our throwback segment is a love letter to us 80s babies.

(Barely Audible) Music Under: “The Black Mother” by Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti
You can find me on Twitter @IndasCorner, Mastadon @IndaLauryn, Tumblr at cornerstorepress.tumblr.com and my blog at cornerstorepress.wordpress.com. You can also check out the podcast I co-host with Didi (@dustdaughter) called Black Girl Squee (@blackgirlsquee) at blackgirlsquee.simplecast.fm as well as the new Inda’s Corner audio essay series also on Mixcloud. You can support me and the show at conceding2kismet@gmail.com.

CSP Presents The Black Swan Collective: Episode #100

This week we celebrate our 100th show by making small changes to get back to our roots. We have music from Jackie Venson, Jade Novah, and Tierra Whack. Our throwback segment is in memoriam of three giants who passed this week. We also pay further tribute to one of our trans foremothers.

(Barely Audible) Music Under: “The Black Mother” by Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti
You can find me on Twitter @IndasCorner, Mastadon @IndaLauryn, Tumblr at cornerstorepress.tumblr.com and my blog at cornerstorepress.wordpress.com. You can also check out the podcast I co-host with Didi (@dustdaughter) called Black Girl Squee (@blackgirlsquee) at blackgirlsquee.simplecast.fm as well as the new Inda’s Corner audio essay series also on Mixcloud. You can support me and the show at conceding2kismet@gmail.com.

Inda’s Corner: Chosen/Found Families, Shared Communities

In last month’s essay, I talked about being an auntie, my connection to my biological family, and how I feel about being childless. A lot’s happened in the month since then. Mostly, I’ve been consuming media that have made me think and re-think found and chosen families, particularly as my attitudes about them have continued to evolve over the years and not just because I’ve finally come to understand I have at least one.

It’s been years in the making, probably a little before 2011 when I finally got some work and begin plotting my move from the South, away from my biological family. But I feel like fate finally led me to the ones who’ll hold me for life. By the way, I use those words chosen and found interchangeably as they pretty much mean the same thing to me. So perhaps since then I feel like I’m building or re-building my family, but it hasn’t been an easy process.

CSP Presents The Black Swan Collective: Episode #99

This week we have tracks from Syleena Johnson, &More, and Nakaya. Our throwback segment shines the spotlight on an undersong songwriter/producer you may remember.

(Barely Audible) Music Under: “The Black Mother” by Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti
You can find me on Twitter @IndasCorner, Mastadon @IndaLauryn, Tumblr at cornerstorepress.tumblr.com and my blog at cornerstorepress.wordpress.com. You can also check out the podcast I co-host with Didi (@dustdaughter) called Black Girl Squee (@blackgirlsquee) at blackgirlsquee.simplecast.fm as well as the new Inda’s Corner audio essay series also on Mixcloud. You can support me and the show at conceding2kismet@gmail.com.