Episode 51: Moonlight

Hey, Millies! A few thousand miles and technical difficulties couldn’t hold us back too long – this week we are happily reunited with each other and with you lovely listeners – welcome back. ūüôā

The¬†89th Academy Awards were held this past Sunday and our favorite Oscar wins included¬†Viola Davis taking home Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fences¬†and Moonlight¬†taking home Best Picture. We chat about the awkward¬†award announcement mix up and discuss if this years’ wins showed improvement from the 2016 #OscarsSoWhite backlash on Hollywood.

Over the weekend Steph attended a live podcast taping in NYC for the hip-hop and pop culture podcast, The Read – a question from the audience sparked a controversial discussion on societal gender roles in the current dating scene for Millennials. We share our personal thoughts on the topic, as well as the importance of open-mindedness and inclusion at a time when gender issues are on the front lines.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Khalid // Location

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Episode 45: #GirlBoss

Welcome back Millies! Yesterday, Covergirl announced their first male brand ambassador (or ‘CoverBoy’), 17-year-old James Charles. Over the past year, James has risen to fame on both YouTube and Instagram for his killer makeup skills – we chat about how this is another step towards combatting gender roles in our culture.

Everyone is tiredddd of Trump’s nonstop shenanigans. This past weekend an audio file from 2005 was released,¬†where¬†the presidential candidate was recorded saying some disrespectful and derogatory things about sexually assaulting women. The same day, author Kelly Oxford tweeted her first assault, and encouraged her followers to share their stories – which¬†led to an outpouring of thousands of responses. We discuss why it is so important to address¬†sexual assault in our society, and the need for both genders to speak out about it in order for real change to happen.

According to a survey mentioned in a recent Wall Street Journal article,¬†Millennial women express¬†¬†more ambition than women¬†of previous generations, but¬†are facing the same wage gaps and struggles to get ahead in the corporate world. This has forced many 20-something’s to forge¬†their own paths by creating start-ups and joining more inclusive companies – we share our thoughts and experiences on this issue.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Lauryn Hill // I Gotta Find Peace of Mind (Unplugged)

Episode 14: Ready Or Not

Happy New Year lovelies!¬†We kickstarted 2016 with some fashion news – Jaden Smith is adding one more title to his resume, ‘Womenswear model’. As the new face of Louis Vuitton, we discuss what this means for the future of gender-based clothing.

Men are sometimes taught to stifle their emotions, but our President proved yesterday that it’s¬†okay to shed some tears. We discuss the Twitter conversation that ignited after¬†Obama’s reaction on¬†gun violence toward children¬†and the stereotypes on public displays of emotion.

New Year, new Millennial Hour. We chat about some of our New Years ventures and what’s to soon come for the podcast.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph and Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: The Fugees // Ready or Not