All The Single Ladies

Happy Single Awareness Day! Did you know that Single Awareness Day is the official unofficial holiday celebrated by single people? I’m happily single because dating during a pandemic is difficult!

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I wrote about my recent online dating experiences on Voice. Being single and abroad is a struggle! I shared all of the cringe-worthy details on the new social platform Voice where I’m helping to curate inclusive and intersectional travel content. So please join me there!

I’ve been devouring all types of new content over the past year. But two of my favorite mediums are television and podcasts. Here are a few suggestions on things to watch or listen to that will help you appreciate the single life! And since we’re celebrating Black History Month and Black Excellence here are some of my favorite Strong Black Leads.

Watch

London Hughes: To Catch A D*ck 

London Hughes is a sauciest comedian from across the pond. In her first Netflix special she gives us the rundown on her d*ck catching history. If you like raunchy, get ready to laugh so hard that you cry.

Malcom & Marie

Based on a director Malcom (John David Washington) and model-girlfriend Marie (Zendaya) whose relationship is tested on the night of his latest film’s premiere. I watched in awe at how beautiful their melanated skin looked in black and white. I was so shook by how toxic the relationship got I celebrated my singleness!

Insecure

I’m currently re-watching the entire Insecure series just for laughs. Seriously, this show is hilarious and I forgot how funny the earlier episodes are! The show did get renewed for a fifth season. So if you haven’t watched yet, now is the perfect time to start.

I May Destroy You

This was the standout show of 2020 for me. It’s a British drama series created, written, co-directed, and executive produced by Michaela Coel. It deals with some REALLY heavy issues with thoughtfulness, honesty, and laughter. It centers around Arabella’s life after being sexually assaulted in a nightclub. How that experience changes her life irreversibly and forced to reassess relationships, her career, friends and family.

Listen

The Dating Game Killer

In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. This true story was made into a television movie in 2017. I haven’t seen the movie but I highly recommend the 2020 pod.

Dirty John

This podcast was also turned into a television series, but I still prefer the original.

Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. 

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