HelloBeautiful and MadameNoire have collaborated on a brand new digital talk show called Listen To Black Women that discusses the issues that affect us most and in our first official episode, we’re asking the question: Who gets to make history as a Black woman?

Along with the rise of unapologetic Black women in the entertainment industry like Cardi B and Tiffany Haddish the topic of respectability politics has arisen with audiences criticizing these women for not fitting into expected social norms. Meanwhile, Mo’Nique, arguably the most unapologetic of them all, has struggled to find mass support because her message doesn’t come in a package we’re comfortable with.

In this episode, we discuss how respectability politics has affected these women’s careers, we share insights from you, our audience, on whether you think there are certain rules celebrities should subscribe to, and we have a discussion with writer Shaira Chaer on how callout culture on social media shapes perceptions of these women.

Tune in to the episode above and make sure you take our next poll to have your voice heard in the conversation.

About Listen To Black Women

Listen To Black Women is a new show from HelloBeautiful and MadameNoire that discusses the issues that affect us most while incorporating the voices of our audience and experts.

Each week, the show will gather insights from of our readers by asking them a series of questions related to the show topic. We’ll also be sharing thoughts from social media and the Internet at large as hosts Shamika Sanders, Brande Victorian, Keyaira Kelly weigh in with their opinions.

This show doesn’t work without you so be sure to take our weekly polls, share the videos with your network, and leave feedback everywhere you can. We’re listening to you.

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