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The Quarantine Couch is a new podcast by 1stGens Creator Perrine DeShield. The show is co-hosted with Will Jenkins (Perrine's real life boyfriend) and is made for everyone coping with Covid-19. Episodes will feature the couple’s real-life frie
**FULL, COMPLETE 65 minute episode!** Meet our Latinx Roundtable: Yosh (Puerto-Rican & Nicaraguan), Christian (Mexican), Naisla (Colombian) and Martin (Cuban & Salvadoran)! This episode dives deep into what it means to be a Latinx person in A
In our Season Three finale episode, meet the wonderful media mogul and talk show host, Ohavia Phillips (Afro-Latina)! Perrine and Skye discuss a brief history of America's Next Top Model (sometimes in relation to colorism), share the impact of
*FULL EPISODE* Meet our Latinx Roundtable: Yosh (Puerto-Rican & Nicaraguan), Christian (Mexican), Naisla (Colombian) and Martin (Cuban & Salvadoran)! This episode dives deep into what it means to be a Latinx person in America, breaks down col
In this bonus episode, hear from the brave souls who participated in our FIRST EVER live activation: The Hot Spot!  We got spicy and took over BLKMRKT CLT. In our Hot Spot, attendees of the World Lit StreetFood Festival stopped by to sit in ou
In this bonus episode, meet the wonderful creator of World Lit and Bull City native, Brandi. In a few quick years, Brandi took an Instagram page that promoted cultural experiences and turned it into Charlotte's first-ever street food festival.
This episode, meet the amazing creative: Hnin (Montagnard Dega)! Hnin shares growing up on the Westside of Charlotte, how she eased her Asian parents into accepting her passion for the arts and what it means to be an artist who creates emotion
Meet our East/Southeast Asian Roundtable: Steve (American, with South Korean parents), Wei (Chinese-American), Tram (Vietnamese-American) and Celine (Filipino-American)!  This episode analyzes the many layers of Asian culture pertaining to col
In this special bonus episode, meet Sylvia (Italian-American, mom of a 1stGen, art director + amazing creative) and learn how she fights for true diversity and inclusion within the fashion retail industry. Sylvia sits down to talk with Perrine
In this episode, meet Bryan (Haitian-American) as we dive deeper into the #ComplexitiesofComplexion. We discuss the effects of snap judgments, stereotypes linked with colorism and a deeper meaning behind acceptance. Make sure to follow us on
Meet our West Indian Roundtable: Diana (Haitian-American), Phylecia (Jamaican-American), Angie C. (Panamanian-Jamaican-American) and Akeen (Jamaican-American)! This episode highlights the epidemic of skin bleaching while diving deep and debun
Why do you think complexion might factor into attraction consideration and is often referred to within beauty standards? In this episode, we break down the #ComplexitiesofComplexion with our South Asian Roundtable member and co-host of the Caro
In Season 3 Episode 4, meet our South Asian Roundtable: Rashmili (South Indian-American), Gurtej (Punjabi-American), Ketan (North Indian-American) and Kripa (North Indian-American)! We discuss a wide variety of topics for our Complexities of C
In this bonus episode, hear from Nicole Yembra, a Nigerian trailblazer changing the world of tech. Nicole shares her experience with colorism and how it impacted her growing up in both America and Nigeria. She also gives insight into how integ
During the second episode of season 3, “In This Skin,” meet Kobe, a Ghanian- American (from Canada) who grew and learned from her trauma. Listen as Kobe traces the many layers of beauty within her skin and hear why she believes that healing sho
We’re FINALLY BACK! In the Season Three premiere of 1stGens, Skye and Perrine launch a new series focused on cross-cultural colorism entitled, “The Complexities of Complexion.” This series will explore aspects of colorism from the perspectiv
Perrine and Skye are BACK for Season 3! The duo is thrilled to announce the official topic this season: Cross-Cultural Colorism. The series entitled, "The Complexities of Complexion" will explore colorism in the form of cultural roundtables a
BONUS EPISODE: Skye and Perrine ventured to Eagle land for the Put the African in American campus tour at NCCU. This live panel event featured topics ranging everything from the importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs
BONUS EPISODE: Co-hosts Perrine and Skye completed a campus tour with the first stop at their alma mater: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Put the African in American was a live event and open panel discussion to help close the
We're excited to announce that we've made the next round of WFAE's Queen City PodQuest! From now until February 17, 2019, you can VOTE for us DAILY here: https://queencitypodquest.strutta.me/gallery?entry_id=1342359&page=24 Just find 1stGens,
Happy New Year! Skye and Perrine will be back with Season 3 soon, but in the meantime, check out one of their favorite episodes, "Dating Struggles" from Season 1! Hear from the fabulous Betty Foh and how she maneuvers dating as a Sierra Leonea
In Part Five of our Liberian Season Finale, Skye introduces her amazing Aunt Lucia. Lucia’s entire life has been about social justice and activism. She shares with the duo how protests created change in Liberia decades ago and what the curren
In Part Four of our Liberian Season Finale, Royda returns and Skye and Perrine attend a press conference for the More Than Me Academy scandal. Back in 2014, news broke that this American-ran charter school left many of its young girls sexuall
In Part Three of our Liberian Season Finale, hear from Alston, a board member for the YesLiberia organization, which pays for the school fees of underprivileged youth throughout Liberia. Perrine and Skye discuss with Alston how so many of the
In Part Two of our Liberian Season Finale, hear from Christlyn, a Pediatric Resident at the John F. Kennedy hospital in Monrovia. Christlyn shares with Skye and Perrine the hospitals many needs and the state of healthcare in the country. For e
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