Jenice Matias is a dancer, singer, actress, comedy writer, storyteller, educator, and community leader.
This week we present two stories from people who learned something about their childhood later in life.Part 1: Growing up in the fifties and sixties, Jenice Matias senses there's more to her mother's occupation than she understands.Part 2: D.B. Firstman has always known their body is different, but at the age of thirty, they make a discovery that changes everything.Jenice Matias is a dancer, singer, actress, comedy writer, and storyteller. Her story on the Guys We Fucked podcast has been listened to over a quarter of a million times, and she performs storytelling all over New York City. She is currently revamping her solo show “Pussinomics: a comedy” a political satire on the selling and marketing of the female persona. You can learn more about Jenice Matias on her website Jenicematias.biz D.B. Firstman is a lifelong New Yorker born and raised in Queens. A career-long civil servant, they are a data analyst for the City of New York, crunching numbers in Excel and SPSS. A lifelong baseball fan, they have had their work published on ESPN.COM and BaseballProspectus.com, as well as in the SABR Baseball Research Journal. Their first book: “Hall of Name: Baseball’s Most Magnificent Monikers from ‘The Only Nolan’ to ‘Van Lingle Mungo’ and More” is available on Amazon and local indy bookstores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's the "Caribbean Delight" episode—feat. storyteller/performer/educator/artist-creator Jenice Matias tawkin' about being a teenage Black Panthers member (yes, those Black Panthers), integrating (yes, integrating) Forest Hills high school (Forest Hills in Queens, NYC!), how the performing arts saved her sanity, and why culture is the glue that holds us all together. With tunes from #ArethaFranklin, #MarcAnthony, #Rihanna and #GeorgeBenson, and shoutouts to #EricVetter, #ProseofPie, #AdamWade and #MagnetTheater, and #DavidCrabb and #UprightCitizensBrigade Theatre. #artistsofcolor #artistsIknow #womenartists #livingartists #supportlivingartists
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Creator Details

Location
West New York, New Jersey, United States of America
Episode Count
2
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 hour, 41 minutes