No Labels, Included

Join us on Thursdays at 3:00 pm on WAYO 104.3 for No Labels, Included: the show where we let the audience define themselves.

We focus on intersectional feminism and social justice in culture. Our intention is to create a space to talk about these things with inclusion in mind. We bring inspiration, education, validation, laughs, black girl magic, every week.

Past Episodes

  • Christian Karega Is Making Beauty Safer and More Effective For Black Women w/Ayur Luxe Aired: Thursday, July 25, 2019

    "...a whole swath of products on the market…have ingredients or chemicals that are linked to cancer, weight gain, asthma, fertility issues…We’re gonna get into just how prolific African American women are in this market. I think that we have to be players in it, because a lot of times products are made for us but not by us...and so that’s why I think there’s just such an important call right now to just make sure that we are cleaning up the products to the extent that’s possible." -Christian Karega

  • Why the Tech Industry Needs More Women Like Us Aired: Thursday, July 11, 2019

    “I have a reputation of being expected to come into spaces and being very disruptive um, and being very honest. Now I’m building my consulting business. I’m helping tech leadership…it’s business strategy, I don’t call myself an inclusion and diversity um, specialist or anything because inclusion and diversity should be in the DNA of your company, it shouldn't be some siloed office or somebody -- one person’s responsibility, everybody in the organization should be working for inclusion and diversity.” -- Kim Crayton

  • Bottling Up Friday Night Feels w/R&B songwriter Marshay Dominique Aired: Thursday, June 27, 2019

    "When I was younger I would write songs and… it might be a little too dirty and it’s like ‘No I don’t wanna do that I don’t want mommy to listen to it and blush.’ And then I would think ‘okay, well I like to swear, but I won’t swear—‘ No. So now I sit down and it’s like, whatever comes out, comes out!” *laughs* --Marshay Dominique

  • Making Sure the Community Is Good w/Adrian Elim Photog./Filmmaker, Black Pride Founder Aired: Thursday, June 20, 2019

    "The people around me every day inspire me, like, there are so many amazing — just black people who live their lives…whether they’re like super, hyper-talented, or artists…they’re just living and doing it in such a unique way despite all the things that are, like, set up against them and set up against us and are working to — basically kill them every day, and they still manage to move and style it in such a way which is really, really dope…and I’m just like, 'I wanna demonstrate that!’ …When I shoot things…I want people to see what I’m seeing…I’m seeing us in this very, like, grand, majest

  • Emotional Honesty and Musical Simplicity: Interview w/ Musician Charles Emanuel Aired: Thursday, June 13, 2019

    "I’ve always loved some of the instrumentation that St. Kitt’s has…there’s this thing called, like, a string band where it’s... ukeleles, and guitars and, um, a fife...the musicality and also the honesty of lyrics because we also perform a genre called Calypso…So I always feel like I want to incorporate that in my music in terms of being honest and saying things or talking about things that are maybe not too comfortable but need to be said." --Charles Emanuel

  • Essence, Vulnerability and Being Weird: Interview With Photographer Cocoa Rae David Aired: Thursday, June 6, 2019

    "It was tough to explain that to people when you start out a series because when people hear ‘nudity,’ people automatically think—people have their ideas…but the point I make sure to let them know is that’s not what I’m trying to do, like, that is not the purpose of my series…it’s supposed to get people to revel in their existence." 
    --Cocoa Rae David on her Pigment Series.

  • Dealing With the Things In Our Closet: A Recap, and Ancestral Black Mental Health Aired: Thursday, May 23, 2019

    “…that very shift can help people... to begin to not see themselves as broken or somehow deficient... but begin to understand: ‘no, wait, this is what I did to survive.’ And it’s — you did pretty good! There might have been some negative effects to it, most medicines we take have some side effect warnings, right? Hello!” -Dr. Ronke Tapp on reframing mental illness.

  • How Nekkid Is Reframing Wellness And Connecting the Roc Community w/Martissa Williams Aired: Thursday, May 9, 2019

    "The practice of yoga teaches us how to do hard things. The practice of learning how to do hard things and stay in uncomfortable positions is how we get to our best self. Because if we keep just doing what's easy, we’ll get more of what we have. So we gotta start doing some things that are hard.” -Martissa Williams Founder of Nekkid

  • DJ Ambitions and Taurus Szn Missions: Mini Interview w/ DJ Beauty of Underrated Radio Aired: Thursday, April 25, 2019

    "There are so many talented people that don’t get the shine they deserve and that’s what my show is about” —DJ Beauty on the inspiration for her WAYO show, Underrated Radio.

    I join her in the production studio as she's mixing her show to chat about growth in her craft, ambitions, and what it takes to be a great DJ. We also do a little Taurus birthday season celebrating and speak some dreams into existence (Oprah, tune in!). You can catch Underrated Radio every Thursday at 4:30 pm (EST) on WAYO 104.3 FM LP Rochester.

  • Making Power Moves In the Rochester Arts: Interview w/WOC Art Founder Rachel DeGuzman Aired: Thursday, April 11, 2019

    "One of the things that’s critical is to stop listening to any noise from other people…you see the powerful women that are now on Capitol Hill and not really letting people, as much as they’re trying to slap people down and not let them have fresh perspectives, they’re not letting them. I think we have to make that same kind of shift now too, we cannot let people that are stuck in 1980...determine the future of the arts in Rochester, because the fact is, is that... we have voices and now we have space, and we have a collaborative and we’re moving forward.” --Rachel DeGuzman

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