February 17, 2023

🎬 Introducing The Beyond Dating Podcast & more

The Beyond Dating Podcast dives deep into provocative discussions about the modern dating scene. We hear perspectives from people on how they design their ideal relationship styles and explore topics on how to date with intention and honesty. Our guests come from all backgrounds and share their takes on what relationships look like in the modern world. You can view and listen on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and more.

Happy Black History Month!

We believe dating should be honest, intentional, and consent-driven, and that the future of dating has no place for misogyny, racism, homophobia, sexism, or any other small energy.

This month, it's important to acknowledge the challenges that Black people face while dating. We need to recognize and address the harmful stereotypes towards Black people who are dating, as explored in these thought-provoking articles:

Dating while Black: Online, but Invisible
Racism thrives in the online dating world

The Beyond Dating Podcast is a platform for people to share their experiences and expose the world to the realities that exist for individuals in the dating pool. Here are some recent episodes from our podcast exploring the Black dating experience:

JaBarie is a master hair stylist as well as a personal stylist. He has a degree in cosmetology and his work experience spans over 16 years. His career choice doesn't only have to do with his love for styling hair, but his desire to connect with so many different people and touch their lives in a special way. He’s worked many events, including the VMAs. JaBarie also has been featured in Brooklyn Magazine for his style. Check him out at jabarie.com

Mika James is a NYC born and raised artist and advertising professional. She’s passionate about community building through the arts and has aspirations of owning her own mixed use art gallery/community space in the future. When she’s not consulting businesses or teaching, you can find her at the beach, gardening, or dancing to live music. Check out her art at youbymika.com

Brian is a Beyond Founding Member living in Brooklyn, NY

Travon Free is a two-time Emmy winning and Peabody winning television writer, actor, and comedian from Compton, California. He is the creator of "Him or Her" executive produced by Issa Rae. His writing work can also be found all over the web as one of the most sought after young comedic voices on social, political, and pop-culture issues.

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