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Episode #214-BETH PICKENS!!! Fan mail, gay stuff, advice, self esteem, coworkers AND MORE.

Episode #214-BETH PICKENS!!! Fan mail, gay stuff, advice, self esteem, coworkers AND MORE.

October 12, 2020

Today on Sagittarian Matters, honored Capricorn BETH PICKENS Beth joins Producer Ponyo and I to read listener mail, discuss why she likes watching straight men play gay, answer your advice questions about self esteem and neurotic coworkers. 

 

 

Beth Pickens is the author of the book Your Art Will Save Your Life. Her forthcoming survival book for artists will be out with Chronicle Books in Spring of 2021. 

Beth is an arts consultant, a CAPRICORN, and an esteemed friend to the show. 

Episode #213-ELECTION EDITION! We get strategic with Organizer & Activist AMANDA

Episode #213-ELECTION EDITION! We get strategic with Organizer & Activist AMANDA

October 5, 2020

We are over the moon to welcome friend-to-the-show (and formerly Anonymous Butch) AMANDA back to help us be strategic when using our energy this month leading up to the election. 

Amanda is a labor organizer and a lifelong activist living in Washington, D.C. 

She talks with us about voting, what we can do, how to talk to people about voting, despair as a diabolical design, and MORE. 

Tune in. 

Episode #212-BETH PICKENS!!! Advice on attachment, activism & making art during fascism

Episode #212-BETH PICKENS!!! Advice on attachment, activism & making art during fascism

September 28, 2020
We are over the moon to welcome back Honored Capricorn BETH PICKENS back to the show to answer your questions about neurotic coworkers, attachment styles, cohabitation, avoiding activist burnout and MAKING ART DURING FASCISM. 
 
You can sign up for Beth's mailing list RIGHT NOW at bethpickens.com. She will be announcing TWO new secret projects in October, and it will behoove you to get in on the ground floor. So go! Bethpickens.com
 
In this episode we also mention TheLovelandFoundation.org and https://postcardstoswingstates.com/
 
xoxoxoxo
Episode #211-   KATY DAVIDSON!!! Dear Nora, advice, aging, boundaries, bad food AND MORE

Episode #211- KATY DAVIDSON!!! Dear Nora, advice, aging, boundaries, bad food AND MORE

September 14, 2020

We are over the moon to have honored Libra guest KATY DAVIDSON (Dear Nora) join us this week on the occasion of 

 

the reissue of their rarities compilation (called Three States). It will be released  as a triple vinyl box set on September 18 on Orindal Records

Katy joined me from Joshua tree via zoom

To give advice about aging gracefully, heartbreak, making boundaries, our biggest quarantine food fails and MORE. 

 

Plus! We acknowledge that the West Coast is on fire. 

 

Episode #210-VEGAN COOKING ADVICE & Dessert Round Taste Tests with MORGAN!

Episode #210-VEGAN COOKING ADVICE & Dessert Round Taste Tests with MORGAN!

September 7, 2020

This week, we were delighted to be joined by Highly Favored Frequent Contributor MORGAN to answer your questions about recipes, tofu, beans & greens and more. We also taste tested a Honey Mama's Tahini Tangerine Cacao Nectar bar,  and a very special travel cake from the New Farm Cookbook. 

 

In this episode, we ALSO give verbal recipes for sesame tempeh, ye olden tofu scramble, preserved lemons, salad dressing for bitter greens & MORE. 

 

Episode #209-BETH PICKENS!!!! Advice on money, judgment, other people’s vibes, plastic surgery and MORE

Episode #209-BETH PICKENS!!!! Advice on money, judgment, other people’s vibes, plastic surgery and MORE

September 1, 2020

We are over the moon to welcome back Honored Capricorn and MVP BETH PICKENS!!! 

 

Beth Pickens is the author of the book Your Art Will Save Your Life. Her forthcoming survival book for artists will be out with Chronicle Books in Spring of 2021. 

Beth is an arts consultant, a CAPRICORN, and an esteemed friend to the show. 

Beth joined Producer Ponyo and I via zoom to  answer YOUR advice questions on judgment, corona-kosher, writing & racism, other people’s vibes, plastic surgery, money and MORE. 

 

 

 

Sagittarian Matters FINANCIAL CHALLENGE:

Identify ONE financial goal you would like to achieve between now and the end of the calendar year. 

Ex: Paying off something, saving a certain amount. 

Pick one goal and make a plan of how you’re going to get to it. 

Make it manageable, small & possible. 

Share it with us on Social Media! 

 

When you achieve your goal, send us a photo of you with your homemade sign!

Episode #208-VEGAN TASTE TESTS! MORGAN tries TikTok Coffee, Tahini Butter Sweet Potatoes, Breakfast Hummus & MORE.

Episode #208-VEGAN TASTE TESTS! MORGAN tries TikTok Coffee, Tahini Butter Sweet Potatoes, Breakfast Hummus & MORE.

August 24, 2020
Today on the show, Podcast MVP MORGAN joins us from a distance and through a glass door to try TIKTOK COFFEE (aka Dalgona Coffee aka Quarantine Coffee), BREAKFAST HUMMUS, Sweet Potatoes with Tahini Butter & Lime, Maple Pecan Malk & MORE. 
 
Sweet Potatoes with Tahihi Butter & Lime:
 
TikTok Quarantine Dalgona Coffee Recipe:
 
Milk Street Breakfast Hummus 
 
Malk
Episode #207-MEG BRADBURY!!! Elderqueer, orthorexia, ED Recovery, Aging & MORE.

Episode #207-MEG BRADBURY!!! Elderqueer, orthorexia, ED Recovery, Aging & MORE.

August 17, 2020
We are over the moon to welcome Elderqueer & Lamplight Space founder MEG BRADBURY to the show today to talk about ED recovery, Aging as a Queer, Orthorexia, Punk & MORE. 
 
Find Meg online @elder_queer @lamplight.space
 
Social and Racial Justice Centered Anti-Diet / Body Diversity Awareness Work Recommendations
 
The Body is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor
Body Respect by Lindo Bacon & Lucy Aphramor
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
A Hunger So Wide & So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women’s Eating Problems by Becky Thompson
A Clinician’s Guide to Gender Affirming Care by Sand C. Chang, Anneliese A. Singh, & lore m. dickey
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
Journeys of Embodiment at the Intersection of Body & Culture: The Developmental Theory of Embodiment by Niva Piran
My Grandmother’s Hands Racialized Trauma & the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts & Bodies by Resmaa Menakem, MSW LICSW SEP
Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown
Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings
Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat by Stephanie Covington Armstrong
Controlled by Neesha Arter 

 
Amazing POC mentors, teachers, and activists in this work:

Sonya Renee Taylor @thebodyisnotanapology
Gloria Lucas @nalgonapositivitypride
Angela Braxton-Johnson @angelabj1poet
Ilya Parker @ decolonizingfitness
king yaa @mxkingyaa
Aaron Flores @aaronfloresrdn
Syd Yang @releasebulimia
Shilo George @shilogeorge
Melissa Carmona @the_spanglish_therapist
Sand Chang @herdrsand
Melissa Toler @melissadtoler
Desiree Adaway @desireeadaway
Sonalee Rashatwar @thefatsextherapist

 
SO SO many more! 
Episode #206-KAIA WILSON!!! Advice on DOG life, DOG death, Teeccino & The Grape Lady!

Episode #206-KAIA WILSON!!! Advice on DOG life, DOG death, Teeccino & The Grape Lady!

August 1, 2020
We are over the moon to welcome Capricorn grunge lover KAIA WILSON (Team Dresch) to the show for advice on DOGS  (dog life, dog death, speaking dog) & a Teacinno redemption tour! She also provides a spot-on impression of The Grape Lady. 
 
You can buy Kaia's solo music and your own DOGS tshirt at 
 
The grape lady:
Episode #205-AMINATOU SOU, ANN FRIEDMAN & BETH PICKENS talk Big Friendship!!!

Episode #205-AMINATOU SOU, ANN FRIEDMAN & BETH PICKENS talk Big Friendship!!!

July 21, 2020

We are over the moon to welcome Call Your Girlfriend's Aminatou Sou and Ann Friedman to the studio to talk about their new book, BIG FRIENDSHIP. 

Resident Capricorn and highly favored contributor Beth Pickens joined NJG for this very special occasion. 

 

 Big Friendship is a book about friendship & feminism. It is a call to value your friendships in all of their complexity. Actively choose them. And, sometimes, fight for them.

 

 

We talked about Shine Theory, couples counseling, Metallica navigating interracial friendships, the queerness of chosen family and MORE. 

 

 

“Here, friendship gets the emotional and intellectual respect it deserves; and like any truly great love story, Ann’s and Aminatou’s is a page turner. I love this book. “

 

Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of Good and Mad

 

 

Aminatou Sow is a writer, interviewer, and cultural commentator. She is a frequent public speaker whose talks and interviews lead to candid conversations about ambition, money, and power. Aminatou lives in Brooklyn.

 

Ann Friedman is a journalist, essayist, and media entrepreneur. She is a contributing editor to The Gentlewoman. Every Friday, she sends a popular email newsletter.

 

Together, Aminatou and Ann host the long-running podcast  Call Your Girlfriend.

 

 

Beth Pickens is the author of the book Your Art Will Save Your Life. She is an arts consultant, a CAPRICORN, and an esteemed friend to the show.

 

 

More praise for Big Friendship: 

"A wonderful and intimate portrayal. A story as universal as it is revolutionary."

— Hillary Rodham Clinton

 

“In this openhearted book, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman show us how a friendship can be as rewarding and enduring as a marriage, and they urge us to value it accordingly—as they clearly do. An inspiration."

Ariel Levy, New York Times bestselling author of The Rules Do Not Apply

 

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