The podcast, Sluts Sinners and Saints, focuses heavily on the issues that black and indigenous women and femmes of color face in Evangelical churches. These issues typically involve purity culture, misogyny, homophobia, church abuse by way of communal collective narcissism, and racism. Sluts Sinners and Saints aims not only to shed light on a major lack of support for BIPOC LGBTQIA+ women who chose to leave the church or have been excommunicated, but to build a community of support. https://flow.page/slutssinnersandsaints.
PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: July, 2021
As Gen x, Millennials and Gen Z continue to walk away from religion and find spirituality in other forms that are less rigid and oppressive, many are finding healing in the process of deconstruction; unlearning harmful and problematic teachings of the Evangelical Christian church. As this movement springs forward, a small subgroup of people continue to struggle to establish a sense of community within ex-vangelical spaces. Women of color and our experiences within the church of; racism, misogyny, fetishization, hyper-sexualization, exoticism, and church abuse continue to go unheard and unseen. The movement to support those who are left suddenly without their church community, friends and sometimes family, leaves something to be desired for those who were also marginalized within the church to begin with. Lack of visibility of BIPOC people within the church has continued into ex-vangelical communities. The Sluts Sinners and Saints Podcast seeks to change that for those former church members most deeply affected by racism, homophobia and toxic purity culture.
The Sluts Sinners and Saints podcast is co-hosted by two black women; lash studio owner and former Seventh Day Adventist and later, Evangelical Christian, Roxy Barnes who chose to leave the church after several experiences of racism and discrimination in the church.
And former Evangelical Youth Pastor and current social media micro-influencer Ivory Bruinsma, who was recently excommunicated from the church after coming out to friends, family and her former church community, as lesbian. Both women are based in the Pacific Northwest.
Sluts Sinners and Saints publishes a new podcast episode every Tuesday on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and many other podcasting platforms. We also post full length videos on our Patreon and highlights on our Youtube Channel. Support our podcast by subscribing!
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