Black Gals Livin'

Black Gals Livin'

By Black Gals Livin'

Two girls from London and Essex chatting about mental health, pop culture and random shenanigans. Hosted by Vic and Jas. @blackgalslivin on all socials Vic Twitter: https://twitter.com/victoriasanusi Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vicsanusi/ Jas Twitter: https://twitter.com/jas_bw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jas_bw/ Holla at us using the hashtag #blackgalslivin

Episodes

93. Spending £13.70, quitting my job because of a mystery shopper & going back to therapy

On this weeks episode, we REUNITED and we are back in the STUDIO YES!!! Quality will be back to 100 - we thank God. We talk about feeling bad for spending money, going back to therapy and our Spotify takeover! (TW) as Vic talks about harassment and assault at work. ⠀ Here are some mental health services: www.instagram.com/p/CBIo8vSJH1s/ HOSTS:⠀ Jas: twitter.com/jas_bw + www.instagram.com/jas_bw/ Vic: twitter.com/victoriasanusi + www.instagram.com/vicsanusi/ ⠀ BGL socials: www.instagram.com/blackgalslivin/ + twitter.com/blackgalslivin/ ⠀ Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin⠀ ⠀ Artwork by @thecamru
05/07/201h 15m

92. The BBC's 'I May Destroy You', Black Pound Day and banning sleepovers

Disclaimer: Please accept our apologies about Jas' audio this week! It was doing crinkam crankam. TW: We talk about CSA very briefly In this week's episode we talk about being featured on the BBC's #IMayDestroyYou and also talk about some of our favourite black owned brands! HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Please talk about this episode with us using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
28/06/201h 43m

91. Insecure recap & why I feel naughty for liking ASMR

On this weeks episode, we talk about Insecure series 4 as Jas has finally caught up! We also speak about (TW) sexual harassment and assault that is circulating online. And Vic finally admits to liking ASMR. https://www.thesurvivorstrust.org/national-helplines Thanks for bearing with us with the quality. Stay safe. ⠀ ⠀ Here are some mental health services: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBIo8vSJH1s/ HOSTS:⠀ Jas: twitter.com/jas_bw + www.instagram.com/jas_bw/ Vic: twitter.com/victoriasanusi + www.instagram.com/vicsanusi/ ⠀ BGL socials: www.instagram.com/blackgalslivin/ + twitter.com/blackgalslivin/ ⠀ Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin⠀ ⠀ Artwork by @thecamru
21/06/201h 27m

90. "You're pretty for a black girl", white guilt & cancelling PLT

On this week's episode we talk about how white guilt has some moving MAD, but how it can also give some closure. Vick is very honest about her experiences with colourism growing up and how it has impacted her adult life. We also talk about the difficulties in cancelling brands and influencers bare the brunt of criticism. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Discuss this episode with us by using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
14/06/201h 28m

89. We hope this isn't a trend

On this weeks episode, we talk about what happens next... Companies, brands and influencers are speaking up about systemic racism but what does this mean moving forward. We also chat about microaggressions we've faced at school and why it's important schools talk to children about historical events that involve race. Vic is contemplating coming off her antidepressants and Jas talks about what helps her when she's feeling down. Thanks for bearing with us with the quality. Stay safe. ⠀ ⠀ Here are some mental health services: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBIo8vSJH1s/ HOSTS:⠀ Jas: twitter.com/jas_bw + www.instagram.com/jas_bw/ Vic: twitter.com/victoriasanusi + www.instagram.com/vicsanusi/ ⠀ BGL socials: www.instagram.com/blackgalslivin/ + twitter.com/blackgalslivin/ ⠀ Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin⠀ ⠀ Artwork by @thecamru
07/06/201h 54m

88. When will it stop?

On this week#s episode we talk about the disgusting murder of George Floyd in the US and how many are speaking out against racism and police brutality. We understand the topic is heavy so please only do what you feel mentally capable of doing during these difficult times. We also briefly talk about the lockdown and loving our natural hair HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Chat with us using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
31/05/201h 38m

87. We bronzin' baby!! & Is Doja Cat really cancelled?

On this weeks episode, we chat the launch of makeup revolution's new bronzers and what that means for black women, missing Primark during the lockdown and the cancellation of Doja Cat. Thanks for bearing with us with the quality. Stay safe. ⠀ ⠀ HOSTS:⠀ Jas: twitter.com/jas_bw + www.instagram.com/jas_bw/ Vic: twitter.com/victoriasanusi + www.instagram.com/vicsanusi/ ⠀ BGL socials: www.instagram.com/blackgalslivin/ + twitter.com/blackgalslivin/ ⠀ Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin⠀ ⠀ Artwork by @thecamru
24/05/201h 42m

86. Derulo hive stand up! Mental heath awareness week and gatekeepers

On this week's episode Jas talks about being a part of Jason Derulo's fan club. The ladies also briefly discuss whether Insecure's Molly was being bad vibes and why they think she was over-reacting. They then talk about why having a pet is LONG, extra-marital affairs and people who gatekeep information that could be helpful to others. It is Mental Health Awareness Week from 18-24 May and this year's theme is kindness. Let us know about any acts of kindness you've done or received, using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
17/05/201h 40m

85. My wig was suffocating my head & Insecure discourse

On this weeks episode, we chat about the epic clashes on No Signal Radio. Jas finally catches up with Insecure - so we have a proper discourse around Issa and Molly's friendship. We shared some humiliating wig stories. Frontline therapist is dedicated to connecting Black and Asian Minority Ethnic individuals to Black and Asian Minority Ethnic Therapists. The service is also affordable. https://www.frontlinetherapist.com/ Thanks for bearing with us with the quality. Stay safe. ⠀ ⠀ HOSTS:⠀ Jas: twitter.com/jas_bw + www.instagram.com/jas_bw/ Vic: twitter.com/victoriasanusi + www.instagram.com/vicsanusi/ ⠀ BGL socials: www.instagram.com/blackgalslivin/ + twitter.com/blackgalslivin/ ⠀ Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin⠀ ⠀ Artwork by @thecamru
10/05/201h 43m

84. Do you have a problematic past? instagram boutiques and stanning

On this week's episode, we talked about some of the problematic tweets some people made years ago and whether they deserve the backlash they are now receiving. We also talk about who we stanned when we were younger and how Beyonce's 'Lemonade' impacted us. Thanks for bearing with us with the quality. Stay safe. ⠀ ⠀ HOSTS:⠀ Jas: twitter.com/jas_bw + www.instagram.com/jas_bw/⠀ Vic: twitter.com/victoriasanusi + www.instagram.com/vicsanusi/⠀ ⠀ BGL socials: www.instagram.com/blackgalslivin/ + twitter.com/blackgalslivin/⠀ ⠀ Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin⠀ ⠀ Artwork by @thecamru
04/05/201h 38m

83. Rich aunty vibes & government failures

This week we talk about how the UK government should be held accountable for their reaction of the coronavirus. Jas is finally up to date with Netflix's Too Hot To Handle so we finally discuss why Harry is shambolic. We also chat about a rich aunty on Instagram (@hillhousevintage) who gave haters wealth fatigue. ⠀ Thanks for bearing with us with the quality. Stay safe. ⠀ ⠀ HOSTS:⠀ Jas: twitter.com/jas_bw + www.instagram.com/jas_bw/⠀ Vic: twitter.com/victoriasanusi + www.instagram.com/vicsanusi/⠀ ⠀ BGL socials: www.instagram.com/blackgalslivin/ + twitter.com/blackgalslivin/⠀ ⠀ Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin⠀ ⠀ Artwork by @thecamru
26/04/201h 52m

82. "They really be scamming", revealing your salary online & social media realities

In this week's episode we play "Guess that song" and also discuss into the viral blog post in which a black woman in tech revealed a salary of £130k a year. Is it safe to reveal your salary online? We also talk about being cautious of offending others online, particularly involving weight gain. Of course, we then each get into our black excellence of the week HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Talk to us using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
19/04/201h 11m

81. Best Amazon purchases, Nelson Mandela effect & Does Friends need to be diverse?

⁣Jas and Vic are back with a new episode talking on the current pop culture news from Tory Lanez Instagram Live to Usher shading The Weeknd. The ladies also chat about their last and favourite Amazon purchases and how social media can be toxic. ⠀ ⠀ Thanks for bearing with us with the quality. Stay safe. ⠀ ⠀ Things mentioned on the pod:⠀ Nelson Mandela effect ⠀ The Friend Zone Podcast⠀ YouTuber: Lydia Dinga⠀ ⠀ HOSTS:⠀ Jas: https://twitter.com/jas_bw + https://www.instagram.com/jas_bw/⠀ Vic: https://twitter.com/victoriasanusi + https://www.instagram.com/vicsanusi/⠀ ⠀ BGL socials: https://www.instagram.com/blackgalslivin/ + https://twitter.com/blackgalslivin/⠀ ⠀ Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin⠀ ⠀ Artwork by @thecamru
12/04/201h 44m

80. Quarantine dating, Insta live entertainment & a u-turn on Friends

On this week's episode we talk about everything from clapping for nurses to putting your genitals on insta live. How much would you have to be paid to do that? We also discuss Vic's dramatic u-turn on the tv show Friends. PS: We are really struggling with our audio quality but thank you so much for your patience HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
05/04/201h 19m

79. I got the Coronavirus

This is our first episode since being in lockdown and we talk about how the coronavirus has affected us. Jas may have had it. How has it impacted you? We also discuss other things such as what we are doing to stay positive in quarantine/isolation and what we are watching on TV. PS: Please forgive our sound quality this week! HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
29/03/201h 0m

78. "I was scared people would say 'she's too dark'" ft. Love Island's Priscilla Anyabu

Please note - this was recorded a while back, we hope you are all staying safe at home. Please listen to the government guidelines and stay home if you can. For Women's History Month, we will be having guests throughout March - This week Jas and Vic are joined by the stunning Priscilla Anyabu. Priscilla was on the latest series on Love Island UK 2020. We talk all things Love Island, the iconic blonde wig, colourism and being a Brunelian. GUEST: Priscilla Anyabu Twitter: https://twitter.com/PriscillaAnyabu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/priscillaanyabu_/ HOSTS: Jas: https://twitter.com/jas_bw Vic: https://twitter.com/victoriasanusi Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
23/03/201h 2m

77. WHM: The art of self promotion and online networking ft Nicole Crentsil

For Women's History Month, we will be having guests throughout March - This week Jas and Vic are joined by the amazing Nicole Crentsil. She talks to us about creating Black Girl Festival and all her many ventures. The importance of online networking and using social media to create paid opportunities. As well as managing being freelance along with her mental health. GUEST: Instagram: @nkrystal_ Twitter: @NKrystal HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
16/03/201h 17m

76. WHM: What do we want from people who are cancelled? & How to go freelance

For Women's History Month, we will be having guests throughout March - our guest couldn't make it this episode so Jas asked Vic questions about to get into journalism and tips on freelancing. We also spoke about what people want from those who are cancelled and Vic's love for Doja Cat. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
09/03/201h 7m

75. WHM: How to become a successful Influencer ft @Imanleila

To kick off our celebration of International Women's Day we will be having guests throughout March (Women's History Month). Our first guest was the lovely, Iman, of #2queensinapod, who works in PR. She explains what they are usually looking for when working with influencers and how you can secure your bag! The shocking ending to #LoveisBlind is also discussed GUEST: Iman @imanleila @2queensinapod HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
02/03/201h 1m

74. Caroline Flack & is Love really blind?

On this weeks episode, Jas and Vic talk about the passing of Caroline Flack and how it's affected them. Vic shares that she may be feeling depressed and low again. The ladies also talk about Netflix's Love Is Blind as well as the time when they found a magazine together. HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
24/02/2059m 46s

73. What really happens on Love Island ft Leanne Amaning

On this week's episode the ladies have the very special guest @Leanneamaning on the pod to talk about all things Love Island. She talks about her regrets, her highs and her lows, the impact of trolling on her life and loads more! GUEST: Leanne @leanneamaning HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
17/02/201h 32m

72. Priscilla's blonde wig Energy!! & that bus scene on Sex Education

TW sexual assault: 32 minutes in - trigger warning. We will be talking about our own experiences with sexual assault and how Netflix's Sex Education dealt with the matter well. On this week's episode, the ladies talk about Leanne serving you looks on Love Island Aftersun, Wallace being a SPICE of life and Priscilla not giving an ounce of f*** with her blonde wig - we love to see IT. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
10/02/2056m 23s

71. Can you appropriate a song? Queen & Slim premiere & responsible drinking

On this week's episode the ladies talk about whether it's possible to appropriate a song based on the remixes of "The Box" by Roddy Rich. They briefly go into their experience at the UK premiere of the amazing Queen & Slim film. This is finished up by a few of the embarrassing things they have done while drunk! HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
03/02/2052m 29s

70. Nas deserves a bae! #LoveIsland & are your friends meant to be your therapist?

FW: This episode talks about Netflix's show Sex Education which has an episode on sexual assault. This week Jas and Vic chat about Love Island - their fav show! They do a deep dive on every contestant and mainly why Nas deserves some loving. The girls also talk about a viral tweet that calls therapy stupid and that people should rely on their friends instead. Please give us a review on iTunes! and subscribe and follow wherever you listen to us <3 HOSTS: Jas Twitter + Instagram: @jas_bw Vic Twitter: @victoriasanusi Instagram: @Vicsanusi Twitter + Instagram: @BlackGalsLivin
27/01/2056m 20s

69. "F*** you, you virgin!", Negging and being a social media queen ft Oloni

This week the ladies are joined by the fabulous Oloni. She is a sex and relationship expert and has led the way in her field. She explains what negging is and why it's important to watch out for red flags. The ladies also play a game of Snog, Sex, Marry or Avoid. Can you guess who picked who? GUEST: Oloni @oloni HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
20/01/201h 2m

68. Meghan & Harry said deuces! and Wiley the Agbaya

This week the ladies are talking about the Wiley and Stormzy rap beef, When did Stormzy become everyone's MCM?. Vic and Jas also talk about The Duke and Duchess of Sussex decision to step down from their senior royal titles, was this due to racism and abuse? and why it's a problem when someone wants to date within their race only. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
13/01/2057m 28s

67. Why Kevin Hart is a problem, generational wealth and manifesting

This week the ladies review the ending of the Season 2 of #YouNetflix and how many abusers are also charming and good looking. They also discuss Kevin Hart's documentary and empathise with how the people around him must feel. The girls then briefly talk about generational wealth and how they are manifesting their upcoming year. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you'd like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
06/01/2056m 33s

66. Joe from Netflix's You needs to get the F***!! & reflecting on 2019

*Contains some You Netflix spoilers at the first half* Vic and Jas are back their last episode of the year and reflect on highs and lows over the past 12 months. They also chat about Joe from You on Netflix and how his ass NEEDS to be dealt with - my goodness!!! We hope you all have lovely new years <3 Please like, subscribe, follow and leave us a comment on iTunes! HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw We asked for you lots to send us any racist experience you've encountered, you can tweet us at #blackgalslivin or email on blackgalslivin@gmai.com Artwork by @thecamru
30/12/191h 1m

65. XMAS SPECIAL: BGL x 2 Queens in a Pod crossover

This week's episode is a Christmas Special featuring one of our favourite podcasts, 2 Queens in a Pod. The ladies talk about everything from trying to get over an ex, taking money from your kids, being a rebel and designer bags. GUESTS: @2queensinapod @itsleahmai @imanleila HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future ep, using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
23/12/191h 9m

64. The election 2019 aftermath KMT & Unsolicited opinions

This week the ladies talk about how they feel about Mr Boris Johnson winning the general election and they are not thrilled...Vic shares how a receptionist basically called her ugly and Jas talks about why Dababy is bae <3. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
16/12/1959m 8s

63. Politics N Dat, shrinking yourself to comfort others and embarrassing fashion trends

On this week's episode the ladies break down 3 of the main political party policies. They also discuss the disappointing Philip Schofield interview on This Morning and how social media does not directly reflect the voting intention of the rest of the country. The girls briefly talk about embarrassing fashion trends and Vic tries to unpick why she puts herself down to uplift others HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
09/12/191h 14m

62. Nasty men & politics and dat

This week the ladies introduce their new segment in the run up to the general election 'Politics & dat'. Vic shares why Vue removing Blue Story was mindless and Jas talks about how Goldlink messed up mightly last week. We also answer some of your questions! HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vick @victoriasanusi Let us know who you'd like to see on a future episode, using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
02/12/191h 13m

61. Confessions of being broke, ghost stories and Ari Lennox's award snub

This week's episode opens up with what makes Vic not trust someone. We also get into Jas' ghost story and why Vic just gives up when she feels there may be an intruder in her house. The ladies also briefly talk about the periods of their lives when they have been the most broke. Have you got an embarrassing broke story? HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
25/11/1953m 0s

Black Gals Livin x Merky Books (Live)

Well, well, well! A bonus episode for those of you who couldn't make it down to our live recording at the #MerkyBooks pop up last week. We talk about the pressure Summer Walker has faced in trying to cope with her social anxiety. Vick also says creaming is therapeutic, do you agree? HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
21/11/1928m 34s

60. Am I shallow for wanting 'likes' on Insta & men are dogs

Vic and Jas are back with their award-winning podcast! WTF! Thanks to you guys, we appreciate you so so much for listening to us. We chat about T.I’s yearly hymen check with his daughter Deyjah and Instagram removing 'likes' HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
18/11/1952m 6s

59. Mercury in gatorade? Explicit song lyrics and getting them all the way wrong!

On this week's episode the ladies talk about how subtle sexual lyrics were back in the day compared to now. The girls also discuss songs that they got totally wrong, including Stef London's Hurting Me and T-Pain's Buy U A Drank! What lyrics have you gotten so wrong? HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you'd like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
11/11/1951m 49s

58. Removing my wig for a MRI scan and Lupita doesn’t rate Vic’s accent lol

Vic and Jas are back with another episode! We talk about bad customer service, Kanye’s new album: Jesus is King, Halloween costumes. Vic talks about interviewing Lupita and how it ended up on Jimmy Fallon! HOSTS: 
Jas @jas_bw 
Vic @victoriasanusi Insta and Twitter: @blackgalslivin Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode, using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
04/11/191h 2m

57. "Social media is a sickness", life after being on The Circle and simplifying politics ft Busayo

This week the ladies are joined by a special guest, Busayo, who was on the British gameshow The Circle. She talks about what it was like to catfish as a middle class white male and what life has been like since leaving the show. They also discuss the perils of social media and why Busayo's platform is so important for getting the youth engaged in politics GUEST: Busayo @Busayo_twins HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
28/10/191h 7m

56. Starting therapy, damn, I'm squidward & Can Chris Brown dance?

We back huns! We chat about the Extinction Rebellion protestors being flogged off the train LOL. Jas thinking about starting therapy with Vics advice from her prior experience. Gina Rodriguez and her racist self and Can Chris Brown actually dance? HOSTS:
 Jas @jas_bw
 Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
20/10/1942m 42s

55. It's...Rebekah Vardy's account and stunting in school

This week the ladies talk about everything from their favourite songs at the moment to the pressures of stunting in school even when you had nothing! Vick also discusses her favourite TV show right now, The Circle, and why Busayo is her black excellence of the week HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode, using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
13/10/1957m 41s

54. Investing in black art & Happy 1 year to us! Ft the incredible Bolanle Tajudeen

Jas and Vic are back with another episode with the phenomenal Bolanle (Bee) Tajudeen who is a Lecturer at the Tate and art curator of Black Blossoms. We learn how bee navigates the art world and how she dealt with having her whole art collection stolen, as well as the importance of investing in black art. GUEST:
 Bolanle (Bee) Tajudeen Twitter: @BeeTajudeen Instagram and Twitter: @blackblossomss HOSTS:
 Jas @jas_bw
 Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
06/10/191h 12m

53. NHS abuse, an f-boy's rite of passage and The Simpsons porn?!

This week the ladies discuss the ways in which some people secure surgery on the NHS, the difficulties with getting medication at times and our faves of the week. We also answer some of your questions! HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vick @victoriasanusi Let us know who you'd like to see on a future episode, using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
29/09/1953m 14s

52. Leave black women alone! & should Jas get a £1,200 hairless cat?

FW: This episode talks about Netflix's new show Unbelievable which centres around rape. This week Jas and Vic chat about people calling Yewande aggressive simply for dancing lol and viral H&M campaign that's a lot of people showing their anti-blackness. We also go down memory lane and recall some epic TV adverts. HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vick @victoriasanusi
22/09/191h 5m

51. Top Boy criticism, Wiley wilding out and "inclusive" brands

This week the ladies discuss whether the Top Boy criticism is valid and whether Drake should face any backlash for bringing it back. What are your thoughts? They also talk about Amber securing her MissPap deal and whether these fashion brands are truly inclusive. HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vick @victoriasanusi Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
15/09/1944m 50s

50. The Cramp Twins & overfamiliarity with non-black PoC

To celebrate our one year anniversary of Black Gals Livin we are having a dinner at Vapianos in London on 3rd Oct - you want to come DM us and we will share more info x Jas and Vic are back with another episode to bless the start of your week and we have made it to episode 50 woop woop. We talk about the new Power show, that everyone seems to hate but Jas and Ex Love Island star Anna and her sister moving absolutely mad and the awkwardness of getting up for someone who isn't pregnant on the train. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
08/09/1957m 42s

49. Running your own charity & Cadbury's colourism bar ft. Ted Talk speaker Rianna

This week we are joined with the amazing Rianna who runs Dominica Dementia Foundation. September is Alzheimer's Month so Rianna has come down to raise awareness about the illness. We also chat about pop culture: Cadbury's chocolate bar that's gone viral and Zara's feminist polka dot dress. GUEST: Rianna @_stayinginmalane Founder @dcadementiafoundation CO-creator @dominicayouthuk HOSTS Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you'd like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
01/09/191h 3m

48. Naija food, social media entitlement & no budget for #DMXchallenge

In this week's episode the ladies discuss their favourite Nigerian dishes. They then go on to talk about the ills of social media and whether followers of YouTubers have a right to be upset when they are not fully transparent. What are your thoughts? HOSTS Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you'd like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
25/08/1954m 4s

47. the era of baggy jeans & political chicken boxes

In this week's episode, Jas and Vick stan over Normani's Motivation music video and discuss their favourite 90's and early 2000's songs, crushes and visuals. The ladies also talk about the governments weird chicken boxes to help prevent knife crime. HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Discuss this episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
18/08/191h 6m

46. Jackie Aina, childhood beatings and bumbaclaas

In this week's episode the ladies talk about how important Jackie Aina's new beauty collab is for black women in their fight to diversify the beauty industry. They also discuss childhood beatings and when discipline goes too far. HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Discuss this episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
11/08/1953m 56s

45. Does Love Island need a new host? & Afro Nation FOMO! ft Tobi Rachel

Jas and Vic are back with another episode with your fav journalist Tobi Rachel. We talk our hun Amber winning Love Island and why Michael is really branding himself as a demon. Tobi shares her hysterical interview with Davido. We also talk about Afronation FOMO! 
GUEST:
 Tobi Rachel Akingbadé: Twitter: @TobiRachel_ + Instagram: @tobirachel Podcast: #YellowCupPodcast HOSTS:
 Jas @jas_bw
 Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
05/08/191h 2m

44. A black gal's story ft Selorm

On this week's episode the girls are joined with a special guest, Selorm, who bravely shares her battle with depression and how she is slowly overcoming it. They talk about the difficulties with moving back home after Uni and also post Uni depression. If you've been affected by any of the topics raised in this episode, please call Samaritans on 116 123 GUEST: Selorm @sel.rm on insta HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
28/07/191h 6m

43. Michael's madness is unmatched & Blue Ivy is coming for your favs

Jas and Vic are back with another ep! Talking all things Love Island and Michael and Arabella's astounding ways. As well as a review of The Lion King and Beyonce's album: The Gift HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you'd like to hear on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
21/07/1953m 15s

42. Beyonce King? Heartbreak and relying on yourself

In this week's episode Vic and Jas discuss their thoughts on the upcoming live-action Lion King? Do you think Beyonce has been too distracting? The ladies also talk about depression and how easy it is to isolate yourself. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
14/07/1950m 41s

41. little mermaid is black, deal with it & Love Island's Michael is a let down

Jas and Vic are back with another ep! Talking all things Love Island and the massive drama that has kicked off last week. We also speak about Alex from Glastonbury and how society has a bias to black talent. HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you'd like to hear on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
07/07/191h 1m

40. Navigating white spaces and confidence building ft Hannah Lee

*Disclaimer - apologies for the technical issues this week, we hope it has not ruined the listening experience for you!* In this week's episode Vic and Jas are joined by the talented Hannah Lee, who discusses her journey to becoming a published author at the age of 22, with her children's book 'My Hair'. The ladies touch on the struggles of trying to be confident and how hard it can be to be the only black person in a room. GUEST: Hannah Lee @hannlee_ HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
30/06/1959m 4s

39. Stealing peoples mans & hot girl summer

Jas and Vic are back with another episode talking about what Hot Girl Summer really means and answering your questions via Instagram stories! HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi TW: Mentions of suicidal thoughts - If you are affected by any of the issues raised, contact Samaritans on 116 123 Let us know who you'd like to hear on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
23/06/191h 5m

38. Thank you! Plus a discussion on bbl vs gym bodies

Vic and Jas say a big massive thank you to all their listeners after being featured in a Refinery 29 article. They also take a deep dive into the second week of Love Island. Can Danny really be trusted? The ladies also discuss the gym vs bbl body debate and whether people can really achieve their ideal bodies by solely going to the gym. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
16/06/1957m 28s

37. Love Island is back huns! & Homophobic attack in pride month

Jas & Vic are back with another episode about the return of everyone's favourite show Love Island. We talk about our hun Yewande and how we think she will get on and we also discuss the Homophobic attack on a London bus this week. Let us know who you would like to see on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Artwork by @thecamru
09/06/191h 0m

36. Emotionally unavailable parents and job hunting tips

On this week's episode, Vic and Jas discuss the impact having emotionally unavailable parents has had in their lives and how they have overcome these issues. They also talk briefly about comedians, being shy growing up and give some very useful job hunting advice. Let us know who you would like to see on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Artwork by @thecamru
02/06/191h 18m

35. British politics is a hot mess & should people have sympathy for Theresa May

We are basically a politics podcast now LOL, joking but this episode focuses on the British Prime Minister stepping down, is Labour the right people to sort Brexit? and why Nigel Farage is sadly becoming more powerful. Guest: Brent's Instagram: @writtenbyhim HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you'd like to hear on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
26/05/191h 25m

34. Jeremy Kyle, Love Island and body image

This week Vic and Jas discuss whether TV shows and producers are liable regarding the mental health of their guests. They also discuss the extent of this responsibility. As it's Mental Health Awareness Week, the ladies talk about body image and how they have learned to love the skin they are in. HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you would like to see on an upcoming episode by using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
19/05/1953m 12s

33. The royal yute is here!! James Charles vs. Tati & Some people ain't washing their legs

The girls are back for another episode giving their opinions on the latest YouTube drama James Charles vs. Tati and whether they think Baby Archie will change race relations in the UK (Lol). HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you'd like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
12/05/191h 1m

32. Spoilers, Caster Semenya and trying not to piss off Influencers

SPOILER ALERT!: This week the ladies discuss times TV shows have been ruined for them. They also talk about their disgust at the IAAF's decision about Caster Semenya. Vic mentions how she avoids pissing off Influencers and more. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you'd like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
06/05/191h 5m

31. Homeowner at 23 & faith in God, Avengers Endgame review ft YouTuber Jade Vanriel

Hi lads, the Avengers Endgame review comes up after the 1hour mark so if you don't want a spoiler don't listen pass then! This week we are joined with Property & Lifestyle YouTuber, Blogger and Enthusiast Jade Vanriel. She talks to us about how she bought her first home at just 23 and how she maintains a positive outlook on life. Guest: Twitter: @jadevanrielx YouTube: Jade Vanriel Instagram: @jadevanrielx HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Use the hashtag and join in the conversation with #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
28/04/191h 8m

30. BEYONCE?!! And our Netflix recommended

This week Vic and Jas discuss the legendary Beyonce and what she means to them. They talk about her new Netflix documentary Homecoming and also other shows on Netflix that deserve a mention. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
21/04/191h 4m

29. Depression is affecting my memory & Fake weddings

This week the ladies discuss Nissy Tee's hilarious wedding prank and whether YouTuber's should share their personal life and how depression can affect your memory. HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi TW: Mentions of suicidal thoughts - If you are affected by any of the issues raised, contact Samaritans on 116 123 Let us know who you'd like to hear on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
14/04/191h 9m

28. Opening up to loved ones and our most hated songs

This week the ladies discuss the songs they hate the most, including Drake's Find Your Love and Beyonce's Halo. They also delve into their feelings towards opening up to the people they love the most. Is it wrong to lie sometimes to avoid feeling like a burden? HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know who you'd like to hear on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
07/04/1957m 15s

27. Hottest marvel superheroes and stanning jordyn woods in London

Vic and Jas talk about Marvel superheroes they would like to smash and Vic shares what happened when she met jordyn woods IRL! HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know your thoughts by using the hashtag! Artwork by @thecamru
31/03/191h 5m

26. Pushing through hard times and why Daniel Caesar is a hot mess

Vic and Jas talk about the hot mess that is currently Daniel Caesar, how they push through hard times and the ill effects of social media. Also, is it fair how much funding the Madeleine McCann case has received? So much more on this ep of #blackgalslivin HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Let us know your thoughts by using the hashtag! Artwork by @thecamru
24/03/1957m 43s

25. why are we afraid to cancel black radical feminists?

Vic and Jas talk about the teen who egged Australian politician Fraser Anning after the Christchurch terror attack. The girls also chat about popular black feminist Slumflower and her latest controversial tweets and why it's often hard to cancel black women. HOSTS:
 Vic @victoriasanusi
 Jas @jas_bw If you are affected by any of the issues raised, contact Samaritans on 116 123 Let us know who you want our next guest to be using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
18/03/191h 0m

24. Existing in a male dominated environment, IWD and Leaving Neverland ft Joanna Jarjue

Vic and Jas are joined with the beautifully talented ex-apprentice star Joanna Jarjue. They discuss the eye-opening documentary, Leaving Neverland, as well as how women navigate male-dominated spaces. The ladies also talk about their inspirations for International Women's Day 2019. HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi GUEST: Joanna @joannajarjue Let us know who you would like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
11/03/191h 2m

23. team jordyn woods, wave of sadness and being your own best friend

vic and jas side with jordyn woods after her red table talk with jada pinkett smith. the girls also talk about stacey dooley and the whole white saviour, comic reflie showdown. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you'd like to see on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
04/03/191h 8m

22. Stanning Drake, romance & Jussie Smollett ft Tolly T

Vic and Jas have special guest Tolly T of #thereceiptspodcast on this episode. The ladies talk about why Jussie Smollet should be jailed if he is guilty and the effects his actions could have on the black community. They also discuss all things romance and why there is a generational divide when it comes to love. Hosts: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Guest: Tolly T @tolly_t Let us know who you'd like to see on a future episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
25/02/191h 23m

21. Using emojis to cover baes face on Instagram and forgetting to take your medication

The girls talk about why some people decide to hide their bae's face on the gram with emojis and Vic shares how she felt when she was off her antidepressants for 2 days and why One Day At A Time is great at highlighting depression. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw If you are affected by any of the issues raised, contact Samaritans on 116 123 Let us know who you'd like to see on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
18/02/191h 1m

20. Valentine's Day is coming, sexism in African households and Liam Neeson's white privilege

Vic and Jas discuss the tragic passing of UK rapper Cadet but celebrate the contributions he made to the industry. They also talk about why white people should take the lead on discussions on Liam Neeson's racist past. The ladies also talk about their best and worst Valentine's Day experiences. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Use the hashtag and join in the conversation with #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
11/02/191h 5m

19. We don’t rate Zac Efron, surgery is as dangerous as gym? & trivialisation of OCD

Jas and Vic talk about the debate that's taken over Twitter "is gym as dangerous as going under the knife to get a Brazilian butt lift" initially discussed on YouTube chat show #HeelsOff. Vic shares why she doesn't rate Zac Efron especially after he is set to play serial killer Ted Bundy and Jas is excited for a new Channel 4 drama, Pure, that's about portraying OCD in a correct light. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you want our next guest to be using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
04/02/191h 10m

18. £140 for DRAAAAKE?! Gina Rodriguez and microagressions at work

Jas and Vic discuss if Drake is mad for his concert prices. Which artist would have you digging deep into your pocket for them? The ladies also discuss their experiences with microagressions at work and why Gina Rodriguez is problematic AF. HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you'd like to see on an upcoming episode using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
28/01/191h 15m

17. Soulja Boy, the importance of masturbation and Netflix’s Sex Education

Jas and Vic talk about Soulja Boy's ridiculous interview on The Breakfast show. Vic explains how Netflix's Sex Education misses the mark by not having black women as primary characters while Jas shares why clubbing can often bean awful experience for women. HOSTS: Vick @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Let us know who you want our next guest to be using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
21/01/191h 8m

16. Unplugging from social media and Netflix's You got us fxcked up!

Vic and Jas discuss the need for limiting your time on social media and some useful ways to do this. They also talk about how Netflix's You was truly messed up because of how realistic it truly was. The girls then reminisce about music artists you just have to see live. Let them know your thoughts using the hashtag #blackgalslivin HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Artwork by @thecamru
14/01/191h 6m

15. January blues, vision boards and christianity & mental health

Jas talks about how gloomy it can often feel at the start of the year. Vic shares her relationship with God and why she finds some Christians hypocritical. If you are affected by any of the issues raised, contact Samaritans on 116 123 Art work by Camilla Ru (Instagram: @thecamru)
07/01/191h 8m

14. Shopping for lipstick as a black woman is a difficult experience & 2019 goals ft Gena Barrett

Vick and Jas have a special guest this week, lipstickconnoisseur Gena-Mour. We talk about black women's relationship with lipstick and our intentions for 2019. HOSTS: Vick @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw GUEST: Gena (Twitter)@SmileGena (Insta) @poutgena Tell us your goals for 2019 at @blackgalslivin using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
31/12/181h 8m

13. Christmas dinner when you're black, pooing at work & is Gun Lean really an appropriate song?

Jas and Vic are back chatting about important shenanigans such as pooing at work. Jas debates on whether "Gun Lean" is actually an appropriate song for kids to be singing. Artwork by Camilla Ru (Instagram: @thecamru)
24/12/181h 8m

12. Toxic relationships and cutting people off

Vick and Jas are back with another episode. This week we discuss our experiences of toxic friendships, relationships and what makes us want to cut people off @blackgalslivin #blackgalslivin HOSTS: Vick @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Artwork by @thecamru
17/12/181h 11m

11. Mental breakdowns, finding the right GP & white gaze on grime

TW: Mentions of suicidal thoughts - If you are affected by any of the issues raised, contact Samaritans on 116 123 Jas and Vic are back with episode 11 where they chat about posh white folk fetishising grime and whether they will get a prenuptial agreement after Cardi B and Offset ended their marriage. Vic talks about the realities of having a mental breakdown. Jas shares how to navigate the NHS system to find the right GP. Art work by Camilla Ru (Instagram: @thecamru)
10/12/181h 17m

10. What we've done for the love of clout and THAT £400 tracksuit

Jas and Vic talk about the pressures they faced to keep up appearances during their time at school. Vic loves her dupes but Jas isn't so keen... HOSTS: Jas @jas_bw Vic @victoriasanusi Find us using the hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
02/12/181h 12m

09. When stanning goes too far… & Somali excellence Ft. Meme Queen Ikran

Vic and Jas are joined with the legendary boss ass reporter from BuzzFeed UK, Ikran who is a meme queen and K-pop extraordinaire. Ikran tells us about growing up in the Netherlands and why Somali excellence is on the rise. Jas finds out from Ikran how stans come together to stalk celebs and on a positive note, how they uplift and celebrate them. Use the hashtag #BlackGalsLivin and share your thoughts lads x Ikran's socials are: @ikran on Twitter and @ikrandd on Instagram. Art work by Camilla Ru (Instagram: @thecamru)
26/11/181h 8m

08. Blackfishing, weight gain and wtf is happening with Brexit?

Jas and Vic discuss their issues with weight and their own insecurities We briefly discuss why this country is a mess (who knows what's happening with Brexit?) and why the Kardashians have a lot to answer for... Connect with us on Twitter using the hashtag #blackgalslivin HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw Artwork by @thecamru
19/11/181h 7m

07. Gangs, violence and mental health ft Dej the Ego

We are joined by our first and very special guest, Dej the Ego, who gives us an insight into the life and mindset of a gang member. We also get to know what he gets up to in his spare time HOSTS: Vic @victoriasanusi Jas @jas_bw GUEST: Dej the Ego @Deji_Vu Let us know what you think using our hashtag #blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
12/11/181h 8m

06. Fraud Bae & Believing in your Yé

Vick and Jas talk openly about their experiences with unhealthy spending habits, fraud and believing in themselves. Find us at @blackgalslivin Artwork by @thecamru
05/11/181h 24m

05. Is natural hair long to manage? & getting older isn't that bad

Vic shares her humiliating story of how she went natural and Jas talks on what songs she can't stop listening too on Spotify. If you are affected by any of the issues raised, contact Samaritans on 116 123 Art work by Camilla Ru (Instagram: @thecamru)
29/10/181h 2m

04. Colourism and Cancel Culture & Our defence of Ella Mai

Vic and Jas are back again talking in defense of Ella Mai's Trippin. Jas shares her thoughts on Theresa May's campaign to improve mental health and Vic hopes 'The Hate U Give' and colorism and police brutality. Use the hashtag #BlackGalsLivin and share your thoughts lads x If you are affected by any of the issues raised, contact Samaritans on 116 123 Art work by Camilla Ru (Instagram: @thecamru)
21/10/181h 9m

03. What's therapy really like? Following your dreams and diversity month

Vic discusses what therapy is really like and why there is nothing to be afraid of in the pursuit of your dreams. Black History Month vs Diversity Month. Jas talks about her surgery experience Find us on Twitter @blackgalslivin If you are affected by any of the issues raised, contact Samaritans on 116 123 Artwork by Camilla Ru (Instagram: @thecamru)
14/10/181h 1m

02. We stan a bad b called Rihanna and Fenty beauty & Are Influencers role models?

Vic and Jas are back again with their second episode where they discuss why Amine's new track Dr. Whoever is important in raising awareness on mental health especially for black men. Jas speaks on why she loves Rihanna and Fenty beauty. Vic asks why black people can't protest without backlash while white people march against whales in peace. Use the hashtag #BlackGalsLivin and share your thoughts huns x If you are affected by any of the issues raised, contact Samaritans on 116 123 Art work by Camilla Ru (Instagram: @thecamru)
07/10/181h 6m

01. anxiety & depression and how the Beyhive came for me

First episode of a brand new podcast Black Gals Livin' hosted by Vic and Jas. If you are affected by any of the issues raised, contact Samaritans on 116 123 Art work by Camilla Ru (Instagram: @thecamru)
30/09/181h 9m
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