Monki × Polyester zine presents:

Monki x Polyester zine presents The skin you're in

We have collaborated with our long-term partner Polyester Zine, a self-published, intersectional feminist arts and culture publication, on a podcast series 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, gender inequality and much more. Featuring inspirational guests from across the globe to contribute their valued knowledge, experience and/or opinions on these topics.

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

 

Episode 8

My skin, my space.

Will be released: 11 March

One in three women worldwide will experience some form of violence in their lifetime (who.int). So, why is the culpability still commonly placed on the shoulders of the survivor? The power of listening and validation can encourage others to speak up and to end the stigma that is only perpetuating this global issue. But how can we work to bridge the gap between the act of violence and seeking help? And can IG be used as a reputable tool for accessible educational resource?

Guest: India Ysabel – Co-founder of The Speak Up Space and co-host of the Accidental Activist podcast. 

Listen to episode here:

 

 

Episode 9

My skin, my worth.

Will be released: 18 March

Activism and the corporate world sound like an unlikely couple but when toxic inequality in the workplace is putting your mental health and career progression at risk, the two inevitably collide. Diversity and inclusion shouldn’t just be a box for companies to half-heartedly tick but instead, a systemic way of working worldwide. So, can unbalanced representation be dismantled? And what can individuals do to advocate for policy change?  

 

Guest: Sonya Barlow – Award-winning entrepreneur and founder of LMF Network. 

Listen to episode here:

 

 

Episode 10

My skin, my body.

Will be released: 25 March

The connection between gender inequality and self-love is most definitely a thing. And while the self-love movement continues to gain momentum, society’s unrealistic beauty standards seems to be running in the other direction; only amplifying the complexities of everyone’s individual journey. When will representation in media reflect ALL people of ALL sizes? And is society finally ready to admit to its fatphobia?

Guest: Honey Ross – Co-host of The Body Protest and co-founder of The Pink Protest

Listen to episode here:

 

 

The skin you’re in – Special episode

Release date: December 28

We’re back! We’ve partnered with Polyester zine again to give you a special episode of the “The skin you’re in”. Listen to the episode “My skin, my voice” where activism and what that means in 2020 is discussed. Featuring a youth activist from our long-term salute sisterhood partner Plan International and Stonewall Book Award winning illustrator of the "The Black Flamingo" Anshika Khullar below.

Listen here:

 

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 have collaborated with our long-term partner Polyester Zine, a self-published, intersectional feminist arts and culture publication, on a podcast series 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, gender inequality and much more. Featuring inspirational guests from across the globe to contribute their valued knowledge, experience and/or opinions on these topics.

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

 

Episode 8

My skin, my space.

Will be released: 11 March

One in three women worldwide will experience some form of violence in their lifetime (who.int). So, why is the culpability still commonly placed on the shoulders of the survivor? The power of listening and validation can encourage others to speak up and to end the stigma that is only perpetuating this global issue. But how can we work to bridge the gap between the act of violence and seeking help? And can IG be used as a reputable tool for accessible educational resource?

Guest: India Ysabel – Co-founder of The Speak Up Space and co-host of the Accidental Activist podcast. 

Listen to episode here:

 

 

Episode 9

My skin, my worth.

Will be released: 18 March

Activism and the corporate world sound like an unlikely couple but when toxic inequality in the workplace is putting your mental health and career progression at risk, the two inevitably collide. Diversity and inclusion shouldn’t just be a box for companies to half-heartedly tick but instead, a systemic way of working worldwide. So, can unbalanced representation be dismantled? And what can individuals do to advocate for policy change?  

 

Guest: Sonya Barlow – Award-winning entrepreneur and founder of LMF Network. 

Listen to episode here:

 

 

Episode 10

My skin, my body.

Will be released: 25 March

The connection between gender inequality and self-love is most definitely a thing. And while the self-love movement continues to gain momentum, society’s unrealistic beauty standards seems to be running in the other direction; only amplifying the complexities of everyone’s individual journey. When will representation in media reflect ALL people of ALL sizes? And is society finally ready to admit to its fatphobia?

Guest: Honey Ross – Co-host of The Body Protest and co-founder of The Pink Protest

Listen to episode here:

 

 

The skin you’re in – Special episode

Release date: December 28

We’re back! We’ve partnered with Polyester zine again to give you a special episode of the “The skin you’re in”. Listen to the episode “My skin, my voice” where activism and what that means in 2020 is discussed. Featuring a youth activist from our long-term salute sisterhood partner Plan International and Stonewall Book Award winning illustrator of the "The Black Flamingo" Anshika Khullar below.

Listen here:

 

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