Favorite Librarian, the Podcast

Favorite Librarian, the Podcast

Name's Forrest. I'm a licensed, QWOC Atlanta-based librarian, #blerd, and published poet. My love for reading fuels my passion to circulate Black and Queer History, and Literature. Celebrate reading with me! You are not alone. There is a book out there for you. Check out favoritelibrarian.com for more!


November 28, 2023 60 mins

From traveling to southeast Georgia to visit family, working in her community to consistently posting Black and LGBTQ People of Color literature, and resources-- in this episode, Forrest shares her personal experiences and insight about Gender Expression, identity and sexuality.

The conversation continues with exploring pivotal elements of Heteronormal spaces, femme privilege and sexuality possibility-- along with Your Inn...

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This podcast episode is to create, build, and share practice healing and liberation in Black Queer, Queer and Trans Communities-- through my insight, findings and personal stories.

Breaking down this episode into 4 sections, jump into this conversation:

Defining the Types of Trauma and Their Symptoms
The Restraint of Emotional Labor
Archived harm within the body
Healing the Mind, Body and Soul

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Join Forrest, Your Favorite Librarian for an impromptu and informal conversation. Consisting of b-roll, new audio clips and personal recordings-- jump into the dialogue with Forrest.

From exploring Grief and shame, the usage of both and how they effect expressions of sexuality and identity to rediscovering self in new environments. Forrest doesn't stop there, the conversation continues with paired personal stories an...

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This "phantom season" consists of b-roll and other, new audio recordings of Forrest, Favorite Librarian. Without a script or outline, see what is on Forrest's mind, heart and current reading list.

Check out "Sexuality and Black Church: A Womanist Perspective" by Kelly Brown Douglas  and while you're at it also check out "Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame: Where Black Meets Queer" by...

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October 30, 2023 62 mins

Wrapping up Season II of Favorite Librarian the Podcast, join Forrest for this year's last podcast episode. Paired with Toni Morrison's National Best Seller " Self Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches and Meditations," jump into this week's episode. Broken into 4 sections:

I. Atlanta Pride
II. Self Regard and Discipline
III. Holiday Blues and Anxiety
IV. Community Building, Consistency,...

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This week, after meeting Vice President Kamala Harris, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, and State Representative Park Cannon-- Your Favorite Librarian has been on cloud nine.

Paired with "DapperQ Style: Ungendering Fashion" by Anita Dolce Vita, jump into this conversation with Forrest. Divided into four portions, check out this episode.

1. Friends, Family, and Foes
2. Routine
3. Introverts vs. ...

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Librarians are gatekeepers... not groomers.

As local libraries have become a major political and cultural battleground— librarians around the country are put in the crosshairs. Join this discussion with Forrest, Your Favorite Librarian, exploring this time of uncertainty.

From librarians and media specialists being fired, Proud Boys protesting Drag Queen story times, books being taken out of public and academic l...

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Your Favorite Librarian visited Philadelphia, had a serious car accident, and also a break up. So, this week's episode follows her journey of healing and peace. Paired with this episode's paired title-- "Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts" by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martinez, readers are in for a rollercoaster of a ride.

The graphic novel is brilliant by a Black Queer author exploring the...

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This week, explore the recent efforts of exclusion and transphobia with Forrest, Favorite Librarian. Yet, gain an understanding how radical inclusion is a seven step process.

Paired with "Radical Inclusion: Seven Steps to Help You Create a More Just Workplace, Home and World" by David Moinina Sengeh, gain new tools and insight on how to better support Black and Black Queer folks with their journey of personhood....

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Join Forrest, Your Favorite Librarian this week for Episode 15: "Act Bad:" Living Without Hesitation. Divided into 4 sections, explore the possibilities of healing. Paired with "Crip Kinship: Disability Justice and Art Activism for Sin Invalid" by Shayda Kafai

I. Holding Space and Active Listening
II. Theory and New Information
III. Preparing for the Life You Want
IV. Fear and the Unknown...

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July 3, 2023 41 mins

Join Favorite Librarian for Episode 14: The Unknown. As the low country native unpacks, defines, and provides personal experiences of "the unknown," and what that looks like. With 6 more episodes on the way until the end of season two, continue listening!

From going out of your comfort zone and experiencing new challenges to verbalizing hurt, and impact, to proper gain the support desired. Forrest shares how spe...

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After celebrating Juneteenth, Prideteenth, and Father's Day-- join Your Favorite Librarian to explore the effects of and how to prevent burning out. June is also Black Music History Month, so there's lots to celebrate and circulate.

Divided into the usually four portions, jump knee deep into this week's episode.

1. Triggered and Open Wounds
2. Recharge and Process Accordingly
3. "I ...

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June 12, 2023 40 mins

After a two week hiatus, join Your Favorite Librarian for an Episode 12! In celebration of LGBTQ+ Month, check out the paired title for this week.

"Refusing Compulsory Sexuality: A Black Asexual Lens on Our Sex-Obsessed Culture" by Sherronda J. Brown

Divided into 4 sections, follow along with the conversation at your leisure. 

I. Pride: Homophobia in the Black Community and Queer Youth

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Join Forrest, Favorite Librarian for a reconnection and re-introduction with week. Taking a break from reading this week, share how to apply what you learn and gain from reading and specific literature you love.

Divided into 4 sections, jump knee deep into this week's episode.

I. Intros and "Meeting Me Where I Am"
II. Life Changes and Evolving
III. New Language and Look
IV. Week in th...

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This week, join Your Favorite Librarian for this week's episode exploring specific issues and stigmas of Mental Health for People of Color, especially with Black and African communities.

Divided into 4 sections, jump knee deep into the conversation at your own pace.

I. Diagnosis, Disabilities, and Diets
II. Self-soothe, self-medicate, and self-isolate
III. Where is your support?
IV. Third Hom...

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May 8, 2023 53 mins

Season II is halfway done and Your Favorite Librarian wanted to spice things up. Check out this week's episode by exploring  sexual health, joy, pleasures and your physical appetite.

Using personal stories, experiences and similar narratives, explore the importance of your romantic and sexual joys, the bounds of consent, and sensual expression. Whether you romantic joys come from solo play, monogamous, or multi-partn...

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It's Asian American Pacific Island Heritage Month!

This week's episode celebrates the yearly occasion with "Brown Boy: A Memoir" by Omer Aziz and some personal experiences about the importance of empathy over apathy, holding space for difference of opinions and personalities, and how vital active listening is.

Divided into 4 sections, check out the episode at your own pace.

I. Self-A...

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April 24, 2023 43 mins

On this week's episode join Your Favorite Librarian for an explanation of how your ego can prevent you from reaching your full potential, and exploring all the complexities of your identity. Paired with this week's reading selection, check out:

"Jaded Choyce" by Shaynuh Sloane

Season II of Favorite Librarian, the Podcast is almost at the hall-way benchmark. This episode is broken up into four...

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April 17, 2023 55 mins

This week, Your Favorite Librarian discusses, defines and provides tools to combat toxic and fragile femininity. Check out this week's reading selections:

"Feminist Weed Farmer: Growing Mindful Medicine In Your Back Yard" Madrone Stewart
"Side Notes from the Archivist" by Anastacia-Renee
"Dear Black Girls: Letters from Your Sisters on Stepping into Your Power" by Tamara Winfrey H...

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The week is not over and Episode V is of Favorite Librarian the Podcast, Season II is here. Join Forrest this week to discuss family, estrangement, and how to craft a personal infrastructure. Firstly, check out this week's book suggestion

                                             "A Church For All" by Gayle E. Pittman

Divided into four sections, jump knee deep into this episode:

i. Y&...

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