BFF: Black, Fat, Femme


"The B.F.F. Podcast” gives voice to two of the leading queer, fat and Black changemakers while calling in the world to examine and understand what it means to love oneself unapologetically - in a world where loving oneself often feels impossible.

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Our Editor's Take

The BFF: Black, Fat, Femme podcast celebrates gender, race, and identity. The hosts lead discussions on what it means to be queer, Black, and plus-sized.

Dr. Jon Paul Higgins is an educator, writer, and speaker. They are passionate about sharing stories from their past that were unheard. They created the podcast to encourage everyone to embrace their own identities. Joining them as cohost of the podcast is JoHo Daniels. JoHo is a writer focusing on body image, fashion, and what it means to be Black, queer, and Jewish. Together they share their authentic thoughts on everything from LGBTQ rights to hip-hop. At the center of the series is the powerful message for listeners to love their true selves.

Special guests join the BFF: Black, Fat, Femme podcast. Guests include pop culture critic Joelle Monique and diversity expert Dr. Van Bailey. The topic turns to self-love with guest Jimanekia Eborn. Jimanekia works with survivors of sexual assault, particularly from marginalized societies. She talks to the hosts about ignoring judgment from the world and being at peace with oneself.

JoHo and Jon share their self-love journeys to help inspire their community. Jon talks about the need to be kind to themselves and celebrate their achievements. JoHo talks about the difference between liking and loving oneself.

Steven Canals, the co-creator of the award-winning TV series Pose, joins for an episode. Pose is about the subculture of ballroom, famous in New York history for its LGBTQ scene during the 80s and 90s. Steven talks to JoHo and Jon about rejection within the entertainment world. They also discuss how content created by queer BIPOC people is now more accessible. This theme of forgotten stories and voices features throughout the podcast.

Throughout BFF: Black, Fat, Femme, the series celebrates the intersectionality of identities. Powerful lessons combine with funny moments for an insightful and entertaining podcast. What's always obvious is the strength of the friendship between the two hosts. JoHo and Jon guide listeners through every topic with positivity and kindness.

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