On this week's episode of TheFallenState TV, host Jesse Lee Peterson is joined by Alana Parekh, a porn addiction recovery coach and the host of the AAHANA podcast. In the interview, Alana discusses how her parents' arranged marriage and traditional Indian background paradoxically led her to have a much different upbringing—one where she was encouraged to date (and even sleep) around before marriage. She discusses how she became addicted to watching pornography from a very young age, and how common it was among her friends to be exposed to this type of content as early as age 7. Ultimatel
On this week's episode of TheFallenState TV, host Jesse Lee Peterson is joined by Humble the Poet, a Sikh MC, spoken word artist, and rapper. The son of immigrant parents from the Punjab region of India, Humble was raised in Canada. Tune in as Jesse learns about Punjabi culture and what it means to be a Sikh. Don't miss Jesse and Humble's rich exchange on Indian culture, black culture, and whether it is wrong to rac*ally profile someone. They discuss whether it's possible to overcome the ego, if anger is ever good, and whether inner peace is achievable while living on earth.
On this week's episode of TheFallenState TV, host Jesse Lee Peterson is joined by Dr. Chris Finley, Assistant Professor of American and Ethnic Studies at USC. Dr. Finley has a very interesting area of expertise in her teaching. Not only is she a member of the Colville Confederated tribes, and therefore a Native American herself, but she also focuses on topics such as: decolonizing the native body, indigenous feminist theory, and indigenous queer theory. Be sure to to tune in to learn more about these topics in the context of a VERY rich and lively discussion!