Monki × Polyester zine presents:

Monki x Polyester zine presents The skin you're in

We here at Monki teamed up with Polyester Zine, a self-published, intersectional feminist arts and culture publication, for a six-part series podcast titled, The skin you’re in

Each episode will address a topic that is central to young people today, including discussions on Black Lives Matter, challenging societal beauty standards, period poverty and much more. Featuring inspirational guests from across the globe such as Nyome Nicholas Williams, Yomi Adegoke and Amika George to mention a few. 

This will hopefully keep the conversation going on matters that we believe need to be spoken about, and then spoken about some more. 

A new episode will drop every Thursday – so keep your eyes peeled!

Episode 1 

My skin, my story.

Release date: September 24

It's been a little over 4 months since Black Lives Matter protests started after the police killed George Floyd in May, and it doesn’t seem that the movement to take action is slowing down. How can we as society take measures to sustain this for the long term and also tackle topics such sexism/misogynoir which are deeply ingrained in the struggle for black liberation?

Guest: Yomi Adegoke – Multi award-winning journalist and co-author of best-selling book “Slay in your lane”.  

Listen to episode here

Episode 2

My skin, my beauty.

Will be released: October 1

Challenging society’s unrealistic beauty standards while representation in media is still majorly lacking is tough. Many of us that were not represented before now demand diversity in size, skin color, age, and any identifier to which we can relate. How can brands follow suit without making a mockery of the movement and how would that look? And is society’s obsession with thinness and whiteness finally coming to an end? 

Guest: Nyome Nicholas Williams – Model/Body and mental health activist. 

Listen to episode here

Episode 3

My skin, my identity.

Will be released: October 8
 
Who you are, your identity and/or expression is a deeply personal journey to figure out. As a result, how you see yourself and how the world views you might be different sometimes. The question is then, how to change the conversation around the reality of being you and how people view you? Or does it even matter? 

Guest: Ivana Lysette Fischer – Writer and performer.

Listen to episode here

Episode 4

My skin, my reality.

Will be released: October 15

Disabilities are often discussed through the lens of pity and overcoming the odds and thus the narrative of disability activism and rights are never examined. Therefore, the conversations need to happen on a mainstream level in order to bring to light common experiences that happen to so many people around the world. 

Guest:  Maya Spencer-Berkeley – Activist and model.  

Listen to episode here

Episode 5 

My skin, my power. 

Will be released: October 22

How does female empowerment look in 2020? How can we move feminism forward and what tools might we need?  

Guest:  Shelby Lorman – Illustrator, comedian and author of the best-selling book “Awards for good boys”.  

Listen to episode here

Episode 6 

My skin, my normal. 

Will be released: October 29

Both period poverty and stigmatized menstruation are major issues across the globe. There needs to be conscious effort to tackle these topics in order to destigmatize a bodily function so many people experience every day. The topic of period inclusivity for all genders and expressions will also be discussed. 

Guest:  Amika George – Founder of Free Periods 

Listen to episode here

Monki × Polyester zine presents:

Monki x Polyester zine presents The skin you're in

We here at Monki teamed up with Polyester Zine, a self-published, intersectional feminist arts and culture publication, for a six-part series podcast titled, The skin you’re in

Each episode will address a topic that is central to young people today, including discussions on Black Lives Matter, challenging societal beauty standards, period poverty and much more. Featuring inspirational guests from across the globe such as Nyome Nicholas Williams, Yomi Adegoke and Amika George to mention a few. 

This will hopefully keep the conversation going on matters that we believe need to be spoken about, and then spoken about some more. 

A new episode will drop every Thursday – so keep your eyes peeled!

Episode 1 

My skin, my story.

Release date: September 24

It's been a little over 4 months since Black Lives Matter protests started after the police killed George Floyd in May, and it doesn’t seem that the movement to take action is slowing down. How can we as society take measures to sustain this for the long term and also tackle topics such sexism/misogynoir which are deeply ingrained in the struggle for black liberation?

Guest: Yomi Adegoke – Multi award-winning journalist and co-author of best-selling book “Slay in your lane”.  

Listen to episode here

Episode 2 

My skin, my beauty.

Challenging society’s unrealistic beauty standards while representation in media is still majorly lacking is tough. Many of us that were not represented before now demand diversity in size, skin color, age, and any identifier to which we can relate. How can brands follow suit without making a mockery of the movement and how would that look? And is society’s obsession with thinness and whiteness finally coming to an end? 

Guest: Nyome Nicholas Williams – Model/Body and mental health activist. 

 

Listen to podcast here 

Episode 3

My skin, my identity.

Will be released: October 8
 
Who you are, your identity and/or expression is a deeply personal journey to figure out. As a result, how you see yourself and how the world views you might be different sometimes. The question is then, how to change the conversation around the reality of being you and how people view you? Or does it even matter? 

Guest: Ivana Lysette Fischer – Writer and performer.

Listen to episode here

Episode 4

My skin, my reality.

Will be released: October 15

Disabilities are often discussed through the lens of pity and overcoming the odds and thus the narrative of disability activism and rights are never examined. Therefore, the conversations need to happen on a mainstream level in order to bring to light common experiences that happen to so many people around the world. 

Guest:  Maya Spencer-Berkeley – Activist and model.  

Listen to episode here

Episode 5 

My skin, my power. 

Will be released: October 22

How does female empowerment look in 2020? How can we move feminism forward and what tools might we need?  

Guest:  Shelby Lorman – Illustrator, comedian and author of the best-selling book “Awards for good boys”.  

Listen to episode here

Episode 6 

My skin, my normal. 

Will be released: October 29

Both period poverty and stigmatized menstruation are major issues across the globe. There needs to be conscious effort to tackle these topics in order to destigmatize a bodily function so many people experience every day. The topic of period inclusivity for all genders and expressions will also be discussed. 

Guest:  Amika George – Founder of Free Periods 

Listen to episode here