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The (In)Visibility of Black Muslim Womanhood with Vanessa Taylor

Break Concrete: Black Women At Work

“As a Black Muslim woman, it gets very exhausting to exist in a world that projects onto you.” In this episode, Vanessa Taylor, a Philadelphia-based writer and the founder and editor-in-chief of the Drinking Gourd, a Black Muslim literary magazine, discusses the paradox of Black Muslim womanhood - being simultaneously hypervisible and invisible. Within that nuance, Black Muslim women carve out spaces where they embrace their multiple identities as Black, Muslim, and women while resisting the impulse of others to reduce their multi-dimensionality. Vanessa chats about this spirit of resistance: how Black Muslims challenge anti-Blackness within the Muslim community and Islamophobia within the Black community, and how she, as a Black Muslim woman, navigates her multiple identities to take up space and create spaces where she and other Black Muslim women can thrive.  Find links and show notes at https://breakconcrete.com/bc039. Topics Covered: Why Vanessa converted to Islam The history of government surveillance of Black Muslims and Islamophobia in the United States The paradox of hypervisibility and invisibility of Black Muslims  How Muslims have created their own spaces to resist surveillance Questions of authenticity and legitimacy of Black Muslimhood Anti-Blackness within the Muslim community How Black Muslim women navigate their multiple identities (race, gender, religion) to take up and create their own space   Defining modest fashion and Black women’s contributions to modest fashion The co-optation of Black Muslim style Why Vanessa developed the Drinking Gourd The meaning of the title the Drinking Gourd How Vanessa breaks concrete Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/breakconcrete/ Twitter https://twitter.com/BreakConcrete/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/breakconcrete/ E-mail feedback to breakconcrete@gmail.com. If you like this episode, please leave a review and rating.


9 Mar 2021

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'The Shape of Water' (2017), Written by Guillermo Del Toro & Vanessa Taylor

Best Original Podcast

I talked about how the delightful, fevered romance that is ‘The Shape of Water’ honors and inverts the fairytale genre—and how it might be set in the same cinematic universe as ‘Hairspray’ (2007). You’re going to learn more about fairytales than you ever wanted to know. Sorry for that! 3 films down, 392 to go.  Listen and subscribe on Spotify Subscribe to us, rate us, and review us on Apple Podcasts Follow us on Twitter @PodBestOriginal We’re also available on Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever else you listen to all your silly little shows Best Original Podcast is a proud member of Light Switch Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @LightSwitchPod, and be sure to check out the other outstanding shows we have to offer: Half Asian Half Hour, Popcorn Restaurant, Long Live King Bitch, and Want To Game Link to Ben Sachs article “The Shape of Water is wondrous, but woefully narrow-minded” Link to Emily Dickinson poem “After great pain, a formal feeling comes — (372)” Link to Jenna Marotta article “Why Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor Didn’t Speak While Writing Their Film” Link to Kate Bernheimer essay “Fairy Tale Is Form, Form Is Fairy Tale” Link to Library of Congress article “Who wrote the poem at the end of ‘The Shape of Water?’” Link to Matt Grobar article “‘The Shape Of Water’s’ Guillermo Del Toro On The ‘Biggest Missing Piece’ Co-Writer Vanessa Taylor Brought To The Table” Link to Michelle Ruiz article “In Praise of the Weird and Actually Pretty Underrated Film That Will Definitely Win at Least One Oscar This Year” Link to Sheila O’Malley review for RoberEbert.com

1hr 23mins

12 Feb 2021

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'Back to the Future' Trilogy (featuring Vanessa Taylor)

Crooked Table Podcast

Great Scott! It's time for the Crooked Table Podcast to go Back to the Future! We don't need money, fame, or even a flux capacitor to travel through the space-time continuum to discuss this classic. In fact, while we have the Delorean all fired up at 88mph, we'll even look back at director Robert Zemeckis' entire trilogy. Vanessa Taylor from The Geeky Waffle helps us tackle the original 1985 sci-fi comedy that introduced audiences to Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). We'll talk about why the movie is so damn perfect, explore whether it's problematic in today's day and age, and reflect on how Zemeckis and co-writer Bob Gale crafted such an influential trilogy. So watch out for lightning storms because things are about to get heavy. This episode, it's all about the Back to the Future trilogy! Even if you aren't ready for this episode yet, your kids are going to love it. SYNOPSIS Back to the Future: In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown. Back to the Future Part II: In this zany sequel, time-traveling duo Marty McFly (Fox) and Dr. Emmett Brown (Lloyd) return from saving Marty's future son from disaster, only to discover their own time transformed. In this nightmarish version of Hill Valley, Marty's father has been murdered and Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson), Marty's nemesis, has profited. After uncovering the secret to Biff's success -- a sports almanac from the future -- Marty and the Doc embark on a quest to repair the space-time continuum. Back to the Future Part III: In this final chapter, Marty McFly (Fox) obtains a 70-year-old message from the time-traveling Dr. Emmett Brown (Lloyd), in which he informs Marty that he has retired to a small town in the Old West. Marty then finds out that the Doc was murdered shortly after sending the letter. In order to save his friend, Marty will have to travel back in time, disentangle a lovestruck Doc from a local schoolmarm (Mary Steenburgen), and repair the DeLorean -- all while avoiding a posse of gunslingers. SHOW NOTES Join the Crooked Table Crew by becoming an official patron over at Patreon.com/CrookedTable Subscribe to the Crooked Table Podcast on Apple Podcasts so that you never miss a moment! Listen to the Crooked Table Podcast on Spotify! The Crooked Table Podcast is also on Stitcher! Reach Robert Yaniz Jr. on Twitter at @crookedtable. Connect with Crooked Table on social media

1hr 38mins

9 Sep 2020

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Top of the Stretch - Adios Winning Catch The Fire Driver Mike Wilder and Owner Charles and Vanessa Taylor

Top of the Stretch

On this edition of Top of the Stretch, Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association Brand Ambassador Roger Huston and Outreach and Public Relations Coordinator Frank Fraas talk with the connections of the Delvin Miller Adios winner Catch the Fire. Roger talks with driver Mike Wilder about the win, while Frank talks with Charles and Vanessa Taylor of CT Stables about the victory.


3 Aug 2020

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Kilamanjaro Collection: "When The Buildings Began To Bleed" by Vanessa Taylor


Killamanjaro Collection Story: "When The Buildings Began to Bleed". Written by Vanessa Taylor and narrated by Ellen Chamberlain. "At the end of the day, their mistake was simple: they sent her body to the masjid"Follow Vanessa on twitter @bacontribe . Our theme song was created by YANJU.This project is supported by a 2019 Rubys Artist Grant, which is a program of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation @ https://www.rwdfoundation.orgThis episode’s sounds included the following: "Wind Chime, Gamelan Gong, A.wav" and "Door, Wooden, Close, A (H1).wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk), "Wooden Door - Closing" by angelkunev, "Wind blowing through castle tower" by Astounded, "Light Rain.mp3" by babuababua, "sssh.wav" by elliedixon, "Shhhhh.wav" by PlumForestPodcast, and "Shush Better.wav" by ymyogev. All on Freesound.org


22 Jun 2020

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When the Feds Zoom Bomb Iftaar Feat. Vanessa Taylor (TEASER)

Muslim Rumspringa

Subscribe to our Patreon at Patreon.com/rumspringa to unlock the full episode and more.


1 May 2020

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"Ziad & the clan O'Chaudry" Ep 12 feat. Vanessa Taylor

Muslim Rumspringa

Nashwa and Basim are joined by Drinking Gourd editor and Philly-based activist Vanessa Taylor about the NGO Industrial complex, what it's like to be threatened by Rabia O'Chaudry, and more. Subscribe to our Patreon for the 2nd part: https://www.patreon.com/rumspringa


27 Apr 2020

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The Shape of Water: Daniel Kraus & Vanessa Taylor

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

This week, we’ll hear from two of the writers behind The Shape of Water, which was developed simultaneously as a novel and film. First up, New York Times bestselling author, Daniel Kraus who originally approached Guillermo del Toro with the story about a sea creature locked in a laboratory based on an idea he had when he was 15 years old. And later we’ll hear from screenwriter Vanessa Taylor who co-wrote the film version of The Shape of Writer and was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay. Daniel Kraus is a New York Times bestselling author who started his career as a documentary filmmaker. In 2015 he collaborated with genre director Guillermo del Toro on the novel Trollhunters. Del Toro is best known for his dark fantasy films Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak and the Hellboy series. In March of 2018 the pair reteamed to release a novelized version of The Shape of Water, which was based on an original idea that Kraus had when he was 15 years old. The novel was developed at the same time as the Academy Award winning film. I caught up with Daniel Kraus over the phone earlier this year. Clips of The Shape of Water courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation & TSG Entertainment Finance LLC. While Daniel Kraus was working on The Shape of Water novel Guillermo del Toro was writing a screenplay for the film version with Vanessa Taylor. Taylor has an extensive background in television; having written for Alias, Jack & Bobby and Game of Thrones. I spoke with Vanessa Taylor at the premiere party for the 8th season of On Story at the beautiful KLRU Studios in Austin, Texas.


10 May 2018

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Season 1: Vanessa Taylor and Back to the Future

Reel Fun, a podcast about movies

This week's guest is Vanessa Taylor of the Geeky Girl Gab podcast. (geekygirlgab.com) Back to the Future is part of that upper echelon of genre films and really encapsulates what made the 80's such a great time for film. And stay tuned for our next episode with a totally new form


10 Mar 2018

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Episode 013: Vanessa Taylor

Colorist Podcast

This episode is sponsored by Colorist Society International and Mixinglight.com. Vanessa Taylor, freelance colorist for the films The Great Gatsby and Lady Macbeth, joins me on this episode of the Colorist Podcast.  Vanesa has over 20 years experience in the industry. She got her start working at Animal Logic, working on the Quantel Henry as an Online Editor. After that, she moved on to the DI department at Park Road Post.  She’s worked on projects from Joss Whedon, Baz Luhrmann and Peter Jackson. She’s based out of the UK, but travels worldwide to work on a variety of different independent films.  On this podcast, we talk about: Her experience with Quantel Henry, Pablo, eQ and iQ served as a basis for her career How she moved on to Park Road Post Knowing when to do a visual effects shot in a color grading application Working on a big budget feature film and where your contribution can fit it Learning several color systems Balancing the tech and art of color grading HDR and what it means creativity for colorists Working in other countries and their perceptions of color Running a session and how to keep it flowing The lowering cost of color grading systems and what it means for working colorists today The formation of the colorist society and how we benefit from joining together Vanessa Taylor - Website LinkedIn Twitter This episode is sponsored by: Colorist Society International For more information on how you can become a member, visit, www.coloristsociety.com. and by:  Mixinglight.com Use the coupon code “josh15” for 15% off the first term of any Premium Color library subscription.


19 Jun 2017