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Straight Up, Sis!

Masini McDermott & Tara Jackson

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What’s up world, we are Masini McDermott and Tara Jackson, two sisters (not by blood but by choice!) who met in 2019 and have been inseparable ever since! Join us every week where we give our honest and humble *cough cough* opinions on everything, and we do mean EVERYthing. Past traumas? Check. Relationships and friendships? Check. Careers and goals? Check. You want the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but? We got that for you, straight up!
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#ActorLife is a podcast for every actor. It doesn't matter where you are in your career; we've all experienced highs and lows and this podcast aims not only to demystify acting and this industry, but to leave listeners encouraged that no two stories are the same. Everyone is on their own journey.
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#ActorLife is a podcast for every actor. It doesn't matter where you are in your career; we've all experienced highs and lows and this podcast aims not only to demystify acting and this industry, but to leave listeners encouraged that no two stories are the same. Everyone is on their own journey. Follow and Subscribe below: Website Instagram TikTok…
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#ActorLife is a podcast for every actor. It doesn't matter where you are in your career; we've all experienced highs and lows and this podcast aims not only to demystify acting and this industry, but to leave listeners encouraged that no two stories are the same. Everyone is on their own journey. Follow and Subscribe below: Website Instagram TikTok…
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#ActorLife is a podcast for every actor. It doesn't matter where you are in your career; we've all experienced highs and lows and this podcast aims not only to demystify acting and this industry, but to leave listeners encouraged that no two stories are the same. Everyone is on their own journey. Follow and Subscribe below: Website Instagram TikTok…
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#ActorLife is a podcast for every actor. It doesn't matter where you are in your career; we've all experienced highs and lows and this podcast aims not only to demystify acting and this industry, but to leave listeners encouraged that no two stories are the same. Everyone is on their own journey. Follow and Subscribe below: Website Instagram TikTok…
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#ActorLife is a podcast for every actor. It doesn't matter where you are in your career; we've all experienced highs and lows and this podcast aims not only to demystify acting and this industry, but to leave listeners encouraged that no two stories are the same. Everyone is on their own journey. Follow and Subscribe below: Website Instagram TikTok…
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#ActorLife is a podcast for every actor. It doesn't matter where you are in your career; we've all experienced highs and lows and this podcast aims not only to demystify acting and this industry, but to leave listeners encouraged that no two stories are the same. Everyone is on their own journey. Follow and Subscribe below: Website Instagram TikTok…
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#ActorLife is a podcast for every actor. It doesn't matter where you are in your career; we've all experienced highs and lows and this podcast aims not only to demystify acting and this industry, but to leave listeners encouraged that no two stories are the same. Everyone is on their own journey. Follow and Subscribe below: Website Instagram TikTok…
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#ActorLife is a podcast for every actor. It doesn't matter where you are in your career; we've all experienced highs and lows and this podcast aims not only to demystify acting and this industry, but to leave listeners encouraged that no two stories are the same. Everyone is on their own journey. Follow and Subscribe below: Website Instagram TikTok…
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Hard to believe we're at the end of ANOTHER season. Thank y'all for rocking with us thus far! For our last episode of the season, we thought it'd be nice to reflect on some advice we'd give our younger selves. We've lived and learned and come so far from where we once were. Here's to us and you, past, present, and future! See y'all next season! Fol…
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Wellllllp, y'all know we love games so this season we decided to play smash or pass and it got hilarious verrrry quickly! If you were mentioned, know we love you and it's all fun and games over here. Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twitter: @straightupsis Instagram: @straightupsispod ------------------------------------------ Logo design: Dora Tanasoiu Mu…
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Most of us have it, a lot of us use it daily, and it's constantly a topic of coversation: Instagram! This week we explore what the social media platform is to us, why we use (or overuse) it, and how it plays into every day life. What are some of your fave types of pages on insta? Let us know! Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twitter: @straightupsis Instagr…
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No Masini's Message, no Tara's Truth, just an honest, open, and somewhat uncomfortable conversation. What good is a sisterhood if you can't be real with one another? Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twitter: @straightupsis Instagram: @straightupsispod ------------------------------------------ Logo design: Dora Tanasoiu Music: Tara Jackson Business Inquiri…
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**Disclaimer** The audio quality of this episode may be a bit funky; tried my best to work it out but sometimes technology fails. Hope you enjoy it all the same!-T We're talking all about dreams! What do they mean? Why do we have them? Deep dive with us into our dreams and tell us about any crazy dreams you've had! Dream Symbol Interpretation: http…
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It started out as one topic and them morphed to another and then another...and we're not sorry bout it! Happy April Fools' from two fools! Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twitter: @straightupsis Instagram: @straightupsispod ------------------------------------------ Logo design: Dora Tanasoiu Music: Tara Jackson Business Inquiries: straightupsis@gmail.com…
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So y'all know we both work in Musical Theatre and we thought it would be fun to talk about it; the good, the bad, and the ugly (cause there's a lot of alllladat). We don't leave anything out about the reality of theatre pre/during COVID and talk a little but about how we've changed and grown over these past few months. Are y'all having conversation…
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How do you know if you can really trust a person? Do you even trust yourself? This episode, we are breaking down trust and all of its complexities. We'll catch you again in two weeks <3 Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twitter: @straightupsis Instagram: @straightupsispod ------------------------------------------ Logo design: Dora Tanasoiu Music: Tara Jack…
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HEY Y'ALLLL WE BACK BACK BACK AGAIN! Join us for our third season! We've been on along hiatus cause life really be lifin'...anyhow, in this episode, we bring you up to speed on where we're at and what we've been doing. Weeeeeeee. Love you, Melanie <3 Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twitter: @straightupsis Instagram: @straightupsispod ---------------------…
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OMG how are we at the end of season two already?!?! We thought a fun way to cap off the season would be with a game of random trivia! Play along with us and see how much random trivial shit you know LOL. Thanks again for chillin with us this season and we hope to catch you in the next one. Much love! Lion King UK Cast Video: https://www.instagram.c…
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It fuels us. It makes us happy. There are several options. It's cultural. FOOD! You gotta eat it! This week, we're all about what makes our bellies say yaaaaaaaay. What are some of your faves, let us know! Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twitter: @straightupsis Instagram: @straightupsispod ------------------------------------------ Logo design: Dora Tanas…
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Man, woman, or something in between, society will forever have an opinion on how you should behave and what you should look like. This week, we discuss gender and gender roles and how they've shifted and shaped our culture from time. What do you identify as? Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twitter: @straightupsis Instagram: @straightupsispod -------------…
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Do y'all like to go ham in the gym or nah? It's so important to take care of your physical, mental, and spiritual health so this week, we're discussing health and fitness and how these things show up in our lives. There are so many ways to stay healthy and active so find some things you like to do and remember, it's all about balance! Resources Men…
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Life in plasssstic, it's fantasticcccc! This week, we speak on all things plastic and cosmetic surgery. It seems as if you have the funds, you can build a body fit for the gods but why not embrace what you have naturally? From different procedures to our personal thoughts on our own bodies, we cover it all! Anything you wanna get done? ;) Follow St…
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What makes a father? A one time sperm donation? A man who takes care of the finances and nothing else? The guy who says yes when your mom says no? This week, we dive into our personal relationships with our fathers and speak on how they were growing up, how they've changed, and what we want to see in the future. In the words of John Mayer, fathers,…
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Ohhhh cancel culture, we love and we hate you. This week, we discuss our opinions on a few people and situations that have been "cancelled". There's a fine line between free speech and censorship and cancel culture blurs that line even further! Y'all ever been cancelled? Let us know how you feel and please, don't cancel us <3 Follow Straight Up, Si…
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How well do you know your friends? This week, we play a popular card game from {THE AND} and test our friendship! Check out the Skin Deep shop to purchase decks (or use the app!) and play with your friends and family. Do you think we passed? Listen and find out! Our hearts go out to the Muslim family who were murdered in a terrorist attack this pas…
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Trigger/Content Warning: Cultural genocide, child abuse, child death. This week, we talk about the finding of the remains of 215 children at Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. Residential schools may be a "thing of the past", but there are many systems in place today *cough cough* THE FOSTER …
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WELCOME BACK FOR SEASON TWO BAYBEEEEEE! We've missed you all<3 For the first episode of the season, we wanted to dive into things that ANNOY us because, well, the world is annoying. Do you share any of our pet peeves? Any that you think we should add to the list? Hit us up and let us know! Happy listening =) Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twitter: @strai…
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Who doesn't love a good sex talk?! In our final episode of season 1, we talk about SEX! With soooo much to cover and so little time, we speak on sex in education, consent, the "freak" meter and much more. Sex can be a wonderful part of life and we want to shed some light on it. Hopefully you learn something new! Thank you for tuning in each week an…
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Handed down to us as a right of passage through ancestry, history, and identity. We're sharing our stories, experiences, and knowledge of Black hair. We will rock it and celebrate it and not let it be appropriated and that's on Mary had a little lamb! Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twitter: @straightupsis Instagram: @straightupsispod --------------------…
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HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!! This week we're talking about colourism in the Black community. We speak on light skin privilege, colourist examples in media and how we as Black women and people can work to unite and be aware of our own biases. Hope you learn something! CurlyKeish Instagram @curlykeish Tik Tok @curlykeish Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twit…
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Therapy the remix. That's right, we're talking all things alternative in this part two (and probably not the last...) Heaux Tales-Jazmine Sullivan https://music.apple.com/us/album/heaux-tales/1547280994 Man.Muse.Magic-Victor Jackson https://music.apple.com/us/album/man-muse-magic/1544292751 Dream Land- EP by lavender boy https://music.apple.com/us/…
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Whomst gets to make the choices about YOUR body?! YOU DO. Periodt. That's really all there is to say about that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twitter: @straightupsis Instagram: @straightupsispod ------------------------------------------ Logo design: Dora Tanasoiu Music: Tara Jackson Business Inquiries: straightupsis@gmail.com…
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Dear Therapy, Thank you for being an available resource that continues to save lives, assist with mental health, and allows for healthy and positive communication. Sincerely, Straight Up, Sis! Piece of Mind with Taraji: https://www.facebook.com/watch/tarajiphenson/3892002160862810/ Canada Suicide Prevention Service: https://www.crisisservicescanada…
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Go best friend, das my best friend! You betta WIN! Celebrating your friends successes should be second nature, but is it? We're exploring the differences between envy and jealousy, the beauty of saying "congratulations!", and the power of knowing who to allow access to. At the end of it all, tell your bestie you proud of them! We promise it'll make…
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To resolve or not to resolve, that is the question! Every year we go through this with ourselves...this year might be a little different but let's ring it in with jussa pinch of hope. Happy New Year, Y'all! Follow Straight Up, Sis! Twitter: @straightupsis Instagram: @straightupsispod ------------------------------------------ Logo design: Dora Tana…
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Merry Chrismahannakwanzaakuh! Wishing a healthy and happy holiday for you and yours! We came together to share our thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine and what that means for us in our personal lives and industry. Please, DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH and continue to stay healthy and safe! PHAC: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html Follow Straight Up, S…
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Who doesn't love a drinking game?! We play the popular "Truth or Drink" and chiiiiile, some tea (alcohol) was spilt. If The Fates Allow-A Hadestown Christmas Album https://www.broadwayrecords.com/broadway/if-the-fates-allow-a-hadestown-holiday-album Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man https://uncomfortableconvos.com/ Follow Straight Up, Si…
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Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can cause psychological damage and leave a lasting imprint on the rest of your life. We know that’s not how the nursery rhyme goes but, isn’t it true? Bullying is a plague that has impacted generations and we wanna talk about it. The strain it can have on one's mental, emotional, social, and physica…
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Welcome to the very FIRST episode, where the first impression matters… or does it? Let’s take a moment to self-reflect. When meeting someone for the first time, what’s the first thing you notice? The way they say hello? What they're wearing? How they're wearing their hair? Can you tell who a person is after the first few seconds of meeting them? We…
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