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The Self-Aware Millennial- hosted by J.Mix, a "self-aware" woman of color from the dirty South, opens the floor to soul-searching topics of discussion by creating a laid back, safe-space for herself and other self-aware guests of diverse backgrounds to share their unique journeys to self-awareness in the hopes that the wisdom shared further nurtures our souls to acceptance of all chosen livelihoods.
 
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J.Mix and Brian Lisco were only nine years old during September 11th attacks 20 years ago. On this episode, they recollect their childhood memories from that day and how it shaped their current views of the United States in 2021. Note: Flight 93 was not mentioned in this episode, but we want to acknowledge the 40 passengers and crew members who fou…
 
On this two-part episode J.Mix and Nicole reminisce on their experience during Hurricane Katrina. Disclaimer: Interview with Nicole was recorded a week prior to Hurricane Ida hitting the Gulf Coast. J.Mix's intro and outros were recorded three days prior. FOLLOW NICOLE: IG: @nicolelovince Music: @freetheunicornmusic Subscribe: www.freetheunicornmus…
 
On this two-part episode J.Mix and Nicole reminisce on their experience during Hurricane Katrina. J.Mix also gives a brief update on her mental health. Disclaimer: Interview with Nicole was recorded a week prior to Hurricane Ida hitting the Gulf Coast. J.Mix's intro and outros were recorded three days prior. FOLLOW NICOLE: IG: @nicolelovince Music:…
 
Sometimes, we need affirmation that the turmoil we are experiencing in our lives is temporary AND relatable. This episode is an unedited and unfiltered self-reflection of the current realizations, questions, thoughts, struggles, coping mechanisms, and worries that J.Mix is experiencing as she slowly transitions into a post-pandemic society. MENTAL …
 
Women with vaginas, respectfully, have more pressure to race their biological clock, but WHAT ABOUT THE PENIS OWNERS? On this episode, J.Mix sits down with Tony and Henry M. to explore the pressures they face with their biological c(l)ocks. ;) Topics discussed: Fear of being an "old dad," The meaning of life after age 30, Experiences desired before…
 
Our biological clocks have no chill. So what is a millennial to do about having children if they’re not ready? Or they haven’t found the right partner? Or can barely afford to raise themselves; let alone a child? These are just SOME of the uncomfortable questions we explore on this special two-part episode. This week, J.Mix is joined by Liv & Haley…
 
The term "classical music" has Eurocentric and classist connotations. Calloway Cieslak has proposed a new name: "Writ Music" which seeks to centralize the music technology (notation) that is significant to the tradition of music and decentralize its whiteness and superiority complex. On this 50th episode, we are calling all the music nerds to join …
 
In continuation of normalizing uncomfortable dialogue, J.Mix explores her top four embarrassing life experiences. She also reflects on times where she has outcasted others. Other things discussed: J.Mix's unexpected hiatus, J.Mix's newest singles, J.Mix's revitalized inspiration to facilitate uncomfortable dialogue. *Embarrassing stories begin arou…
 
On this highly-anticipated mental health episode, J.Mix gives a run-down on how being prescribed to Zoloft has affected her life before, during, and after weening off the medication. She also announces details about her marketing job with No Dream Deferred. For more information about No Dream Deferred, visit their website. Make a tax-deductible don…
 
In solidarity with museum workers and dismantle organizations around the world, J.Mix (Dismantle National WWII Museum) has an enlightening discussion with Jen + Fari (Dismantle New Orleans Museum of Art) about their paralleled experiences and revelations as black femme museum workers for predominately white institutions. Some topics discussed: Cont…
 
A milestone has been reached! IT'S TSAM'S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! J.Mix reflects on seven of her most cherished conversations from Year One and offers tips to creatives looking to start their podcast journey. J.Mix's Top 7 Cherished Episodes: Ep. 1 Sex From A Millennial's Perspective w/ Free B. Ep. 21 Black Experiences in the NOLA Theatre w/ Lauren T…
 
When you think of "black love," do you think of a black hetero couple? If you do, this is the episode for you, because J.Mix and Ashley Jemini will be talking about the exact opposite :) On this episode, they give insight on what love means in the context of being polyamorous and queer black women. They address their views on compulsory monogamy, m…
 
We are kicking off black history month with professional roller skater, Chris Carradine, as he chats with J.Mix about skate culture and the black community's integral part in keeping the hobby alive BEFORE the white girl TikToks. They discuss how skating has impacted their mental health and recall some of their most memorable experiences during the…
 
On this week's episode, J.Mix and Rachel continue the second-half of their performing arts-inspired conversation by diving into the romantic relationships they have experienced on and off-stage. J.Mix also announces her new occupation title and gives a run-down on what's coming for TSAM during Black History month. Some things discussed: Prepping to…
 
On this two-part episode, J.Mix is joined by opera singer, Rachel Abbate, to discuss fatphobia in the performing arts. They debunk the fatphobic lies they have been told about overweight performers and recall moments in their lives where they have been subjected to and/or witnessed fatphobia in their communities. **STAY TUNED for the next episode a…
 
We are kicking in the new year with LOTS to catch up on AND lots to prepare for! This episode features Chris Parker (of Parker XL), who gives concrete tips on how entrepreneurs can find a healthy balance between utilizing social media for their brand(s) and nurturing their mental health. J.Mix and Parker begin by discussing the self-awareness of th…
 
GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! [A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT] (OFFER NISSIM VS. GUY SCHEIMAN ANTHEM MIX) - CHER HIGH ENERGY (CLUB MIX) - GUY SCHEIMAN & INAYA DAY ONE LIFE (MAURO MOZART REMIX) - DJ ARON & TOMMER MIZRAHI FT. BETH SACKS RITMO [BAD BOYS FOR LIFE] (ROSABEL CLUB MIX) - BLACK EYED PEAS RELEASE ME (TV ROCK CLUB EDIT) - ZOE BADWI SHOW ME LOVE (RANNY & SHPANK…
 
J.Mix gives a detailed run-down on ALL of the various events, good and bad, that made 2020 a year that she will never forget. Highlights include: Life before Covid19 versus now, Worst moments of 2020, Best moments of 2020, Podcast accomplishments, Personal accomplishments, Goals for 2021. Important things discussed: Birthday party recap, Dealing si…
 
Are you being "schooled" by Covid19 at your learning institution? Well, you're not alone! The state of education has taken on many adjustments since the beginning of the pandemic. J.Mix sits down with two NOLA-based music educators, Andrew Szypula and Andy Bower, to discuss the global, national, and local challenges and perks of teaching since scho…
 
On this week's episode, J.Mix chats with New Orleans singer + entertainer, Mic Ventress, about the privileges and downfalls of being a physically attractive person. They begin their discussion commenting on if they are "fazed or unfazed" about the outcome of the recent swinger's convention that came to the city during the pandemic. Both also recall…
 
This week we are joined by singer + songwriter, Chloé Marie, to marinate and observe the contents of generational black trauma and how it has played a key role in the unmatched execution of black music and culture. Announcements: J.Mix sounds the alarm on the National WWII Museum knowingly cropping her out of the picture of their most recent Chris…
 
On this post-turkey, holiday kick-off episode, J.Mix and her favorite rollerskating comrade, Marlo, cover the illusion that is gender and the importance of respecting people's pronouns. They also have a lengthy discussion on Muslim activist Amani Al-Khatahtbeh's removal and arrest from an American Airlines flight after a white male passenger claime…
 
Whaddup TSAM Fam! This week, JD joins J.Mix in a "friendly" discussion on a multitude of uncomfortable but enlightening topics that aren't sex-related (yet). The "benefits" episode, where they go into details on their sexual relations with each other, is available exclusively for TSAM's Patreon subscribers. :P J.Mix starts it off by discussing the …
 
This episode is MANDATORY for all vagina owners to listen to, because so many don't realize they have endometriosis. This week's guest, Keah Moffett, breaks down her experience living with Endo. From being misdiagnosed by a billion male doctors to saying goodbye to her bellybutton, Keah's personal journey with endo is incredibly unique. J.Mix also …
 
On the second half of J.Mix's discussion with Lex Caron, they have an extremely engaging and healthy dialogue on the healing powers that sex workers inhabit throughout the community. They also touch on: Consent and communication, the game of making bottoms cum, being rhythmic as a means of enjoying sexual pleasure, Prostate toy, AMAB folks journey …
 
This week's episode will be brought to you in two parts because the conversation that transpired was nothing short of divine. J.Mix is joined by her fellow revolutionary friend and "mugician" Lex Caron, to discuss the importance of collective healing within community after this wave of election madness is over. Lex discusses their love for music an…
 
This week, TSAM is joined by fellow self-aware millennial, Thane Marcus Ringler, to unpack how he applies the lessons from his self-awareness journey to inspire others as a performance coach, author, podcaster, and public speaker. J.Mix and Thane compare quarter-life crisis experiences and dive into "elephant in the room" discussions on race, gende…
 
On this self accountability-focused episode, J.Mix and Christian reflect on times that they have physically and emotionally hurt others and themselves. They also discuss why we are, as humans, more likely to hurt our loved ones versus strangers or people we are not emotionally connected to. Other things discussed: Victory Belles, Working for Disney…
 
On this week's Sex & Non-monogamy inspired episode, J.Mix converses with Haley about their preferences and challenges during sex. Thangs discussed include: Lights on or lights off during sex, being a third in an open relationship, flirtatious personality woes, befriending your metamour, high/low sex drive vs. high/low libido, finding your voice/exp…
 
On this week's episode, J.Mix goes into her vulnerable corner to discuss her current physical, social, and mental insecurities. From her broad shoulders, to her stuttering "problem," she explores some less common insecurities that are unique to her current livelihood. If you have any insecurities you would like to share with J.Mix, email her at the…
 
This week's episode is brought to you by J.Mix's intolerance for complacency. She is joined by her friend, Charis Gullage, as they discuss J.Mix's abrupt resignation from The Victory Belles. The ladies reflect on their experiences with the troupe and offer their suggestions on what current and future Belles should be mindful of when representing th…
 
On this week's episode, J.Mix is joined by Destani Simone and Thérèse Green to unpack their thoughts on being unhitched and child-free black women! They discuss the pressures imposed on society and their peers to get married and have children and confront why they have not reached the next milestone. J.Mix expounds on her annoyances with "sheeple" …
 
After concluding Episode 24's colorism discussion, J.Mix and Bats extend their conversation by conveniently diving into recapping information discussed in Episode 23: Nonmonogamy for DUMMIES. If this convo resonates with you, give it some stars on Apple Podcasts :) Some of the topics discussed: Why folks get married knowing their chances of divorce…
 
On this week's episode, J.Mix is joined by two sensational NOLA actors, Monica R. Harris, and Martin "Bats" Bradford to discuss the perils of colorism in America, more specifically in New Orleans, where it runs unapologetically rampant in the black community. (SIDE NOTE: Colorism IS, in fact, underlined in red because it is, apparently not consider…
 
Somehow J.Mix got six months into this podcast without discussing this week's subject matter in detail. This week, J.Mix is joined by Dylan Trần to give a crash course into the beautiful monster that is Nonmonogamy. This episode is specifically catered to our TSAM friends who are curious about the lifestyle and want an organized layout into what it…
 
On this week's episode of The Self-Aware Millennial, J.Mix is joined by THE Qween B. Amor to discuss Qween's revolutionary journey to self-awareness. Qween reflects on her evolving experiences as an active trans-queer performing artist who serves the social justice community through dance and her unapologetic use of her body and religious iconograp…
 
On this week's episode, J.Mix is joined by Cameron Ware and Lauren Turner as they discuss the ins and outs of being black theatre makers in the city of New Orleans at this moment in time. In solidarity with the black brothers and sisters that share their sentiments about the consistent grapple with predominately white institutions around the countr…
 
On this week's episode of TSAM, J.Mix is joined by NOLA's beloved showgirl, Ariana Amour, to discuss this month's ongoing conversation about implicit biases behind sexual preferences towards transness. They give their praises to the Black Trans Lives Matter movement and Ariana enlightens J.Mix with a detailed summary of her astrology birth chart. O…
 
QUICK PSA: If you're only here to hear the "Entanglements" portion of our conversation, please consider reminding your friends and followers that the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor have YET to be arrested... and then... you have our consent to scroll to 56:00. - - In continuation with "Self-Accountability Month" J.Mix sits down remotely with room…
 
In honor of July aka. "Self-Accountability Month" J.Mix and Beau Autin are confronting their own implicit biases about their personal dating preferences and histories over dating apps and in their interpersonal relationships with others. In this episode, they compare and contrast the race and orientations of the communities they grew up amongst and…
 
On this episode, J.Mix is joined by Santa and Mrs. Claus aka. Jon Sparks and his beautiful wife, Maritza Dávila. Their love has transcended for over 40 years and they graciously join TSAM's community to give their wisdom on the many facets of what their marriage has taught them about themselves and the world around them. This episode is a continuat…
 
On this self-reflection episode of TSAM, J.Mix gets vulnerable and provides some details about a brief conversation she had with a (former?) white male friend who disagreed with her stance on an important variable of his relationship with his black fiancé. New Orleans organizations to follow to stay up-to-date on the fight for Black Lives: Southern…
 
On this episode, J.Mix gives all the "period tea" to her special penis-owning guests, Jamie Bernstein and Nicholas Flye. She opens the floor for Nick and Jamie to ask any question they had about the vagina-owning menstrual cycle. Together, they discuss biases, misinformation, concerns, curiosities, etc. held in the penis-owning communities about pe…
 
On this episode of the "On Periods" series, J.Mix is joined by Hillary Michell, an educated woman of color, to discuss Cervical Stenosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). J.Mix also discusses brief information about the recent New Orleans protests going on nightly in response to the repercussions of slavery on black lives for the past 400 years…
 
On this episode on the "On Periods" series, J.Mix chats remotely with Aaron Wiggins, a proud gay male penis owner, on his fascinations with the magic of periods. Results from forty penis owners in J.Mix's most recent TSAM "On Periods" survey at the end of this episode! Want to support J.Mix's mission for The Self-Aware Millennial? Subscribe to TSAM…
 
On this episode of the "On Periods" series, J.Mix sits down remotely with Alina Casero and Raúl Maysonet to discuss their relationship with Alina's menstrual period and everything that comes with it! We discuss their communication tactics and brainstorm the facets that allowed them to develop a closer connection. For more information on Vulvodynia,…
 
On this week's episode of TSAM, J.Mix is joined by William Howard and Andy Bower to discuss what white ally-ship looks like from the black AND white perspective. Together, they explore the misunderstandings from each group and formulate how to bridge the cultural miscommunication gap in today's society. This episode covered a large spectrum of grie…
 
On this week's two-part episode of TSAM, J.Mix is joined by William Howard to discuss white ally-ship and what it looks like from the perspective of a person of color. J.Mix addresses the confrontations she had with two white male followers on social media as well as the overflow of inspiration and support from her followers (Shout-out to Brandon M…
 
Happy Quarantimes, Self-Aware Friends! J.Mix is coming with a speedy episode about her recent experiences and frustrations/roadblocks in her journey to becoming a self-sufficient, independent, black woman. J.Mix also couples her frustrations and parallels her premise to the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery. For more info on Ahmaud's legacy and how you can…
 
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