Episodes

October 26, 2021

October Madness: You're Filthy!

People in the Middle Ages have acquired something of a bad reputation when it comes to cleanliness. Fleas and lice were a common problem; emptying chamber pots into the street was done regularly, and there was no running wat...

October 22, 2021

October Madness: Plucked Chicken Butt?

In 14th century Europe, at the time of The Great Mortality, no one knew what caused the disease; hence, there was no cure, but this did not stop people from trying based on the medical knowledge of the time. In this episode,...

October 20, 2021

October Madness: Bring Out Your Dead!

During the plague, millions of bodies piled up across Europe. Can you imagine the putrid stench? Through it all, Europeans could count on one group during the epidemic: the body collectors. They had to travel the streets, car...

October 18, 2021

October Madness: Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter are to blame!

Our ancestors survived many disasters, which included many different epidemics. In all honesty, with the lack of scientific knowledge, it's surprising that they managed to survive at all! They tried to explain the overwhelmi...

October 15, 2021

October Madness: Blame The Fornicators

Ever wondered what sex during the Plague was like? The Black Plague was a stressful time to be alive, for obvious reasons, but people were still people; they were horny, and they engaged in physical relationships. Doctors at...

October 12, 2021

October Madness: Wake Up and Look Out at Death?

The Black Death changed the world. As the most profound epidemic in human history, the plague claimed the lives of millions. Many feared they were living through the apocalypse, while others turned to sinful pleasures as a di...

October 08, 2021

October Madness: Can Flying Corpses Carry Plague?

Welcome, ghouls! After coming across multiple articles claiming that the Tartar Army hurled plague-infected dead bodies over the wall of Kaffa in 1347, which resulted in the Genoese contracting and eventually bringing the pl...

October 05, 2021

October Madness: Am I going to Die from The Plague?

Welcome, my ghoulish fiends! In this episode, we talk about the symptoms suffered by victims of the Black Death and take a closer look at the most common forms of plague. Plague is a serious illness. If you are experiencing s...

September 30, 2021

October Madness: Curse of The Black Death

Welcome, friends! We have made it to my favorite month of the year! We're heading to the plague-ridden 14th century. In our very first October Madness episode, I discuss the more factual side of the plague. The origin, the ...

September 28, 2021

EP - 57 - #intellectuallytwerking with Althea Branton pt. 2

Welcome, friends! We continue our conversation with Althea regarding Eurocentric Beauty Standards, societal expectations and pressure to fit inside the box, and so much more. Trigger Warning: There is mention of suicide. If ...

September 26, 2021

October Madness Trailer

Welcome, friends! We have almost made it to my favorite time of the year; October is near! Last year, I scoured the interwebs to find the most gruesome plastic and cosmetic surgery fails. I even threw in a few chilling Tinde...

September 24, 2021

EP - 56 - #intellectuallytwerking with Althea Branton pt. 1

Welcome, friends! We've been away for far too long, but Beauty Unlocked is back and coming in hot with this epic two-parter featuring Althea Branton! Get ready for this wild ride because there's no holding back. Grab yourse...

July 30, 2021

EP - 55 - Let's be honest, Fatphobia exists

Welcome, Friends! You might not realize this, but the world celebrates people of a particular body type, while there is systematic discrimination against people who are bigger-bodied or plus-sized. It's a fact that fat-shamin...

July 27, 2021

Bonus Episode: Modern Weight-loss Torture Device?

Welcome, friends! In this brand new bonus episode, we talk about a new device created by medical professionals and scientists "to help fight the global obesity epidemic." Cue the eye roll and sarcasm! Are. You. Ready? Artic...

July 23, 2021

EP - 54 - Would we be considered beautiful in Ancient Greece?

Happy Full Buck Moon! When you think of Greece, I'm sure your mind wanders to her majestic forests, pristine beaches, and delicious food. But have you ever stopped to think, "Would I be considered beautiful in Ancient Greece...

July 23, 2021

EP - 54 - Would we be considered beautiful in Ancient Greece?

Happy Full Buck Moon! When you think of Greece, I'm sure your mind wanders to her majestic forests, pristine beaches, and delicious food. But have you ever stopped to think, "Would I be considered beautiful in Ancient Greece...

July 16, 2021

EP - 53 - What do White Supremacy and Capitalism have to do with Beauty Standards?

Welcome back, Friends! Has it ever crossed your mind how White Supremacy influences Beauty Standards? What about the correlation between Colonialism and Capitalism and how it influences Beauty Standards? In this episode, we...

July 08, 2021

EP - 52 - Guest on For Better Self & Net Worth Podcast pt. 2

Welcome back, friends! We continue our discussion with Ella, host of For Better Self & Net Worth podcast, on beauty, our podcasts, hustle-culture, mindset around living your best life, and so much more! I hope you enjoyed thi...

July 01, 2021

EP - 51 - Guest on For Better Self & Net Worth Podcast pt. 1

Welcome friends! I decided to release this two-part episode where Ella, host of For Better Self & Net Worth invited yours truly for a casual chat. We discuss our journey to self-love and acceptance, and we talk about the dec...

June 21, 2021

Bonus Episode: Don't put your sex toys in the freezer, friends!

Welcome to a brand new bonus episode! I would like to wish you all a very happy and blessed Solstice, my sugar babies! As the temperature is rising in this hemisphere, we're going to take a look at sex toys. In particular, w...

June 18, 2021

EP - 50 - Jennifer Neal: Navigating beauty standards around the world as a black woman

Welcome, Friends! We have made it to the big 5-O; Beauty Unlocked has reached 50 episodes! I wouldn't have made it to episode 50 without your support! Thank you from the bottom of my dark, dark heart! This week, I'm bringing...

June 12, 2021

EP - 49 - Hollywood's digital little secret

Welcome, friends! This Mercury Retrograde is not playing around! It's been none stop technical issues, but I finally managed to record this extra juicy episode. Get ready; we're heading to Hollywood this week! Have you ever...

June 04, 2021

EP - 48 - How far would you travel for perfection?

Welcome, my Jelly babies! Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, I was unable to upload an episode last week. But, fear not, I'm back! This week, we take a look at plastic surgery tourism. Bring your passport as we look ...

May 21, 2021

EP - 47 - Even plastic mannequins aren't immune from fat-shaming

Welcome, my love buckets! I have a serious question for you. Why is it that when we see mannequins in stores often so thin, they wouldn't menstruate, we don't even bat an eye? But when we see a plus-size mannequin, we immed...