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

  • 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

  • Visual Messengers: The Women of Open Mic Roc On Creating Their Own Lane in Photography Aired: Thursday, April 4, 2019

    “We don’t know how people live unless we go where they live, and most people cannot... I’ve worked with some young gang members, I’ve done the childhood poverty, the homelessness, all of that, and we only know how someone lives when we go where they live. And most people cannot do that... and I hope that I can bring that to people." -Michele Ashlee

  • Sex Coach Raquel Savage and Nurse Taylor Caruthers On Sex Ed. & Health Trends Aired: Thursday, March 28, 2019

    “Sex workers and porn stars in particular are the most on top of their sexual health. They are required for their job to get tested every two weeks, at the least. Before every scene they get tested. So these are people who literally are communicating about their sexual health prior to having any encounter with people and the societal kind of um, belief, is they’re the most 'dirty.' And the reality is sex workers and porn performers get tested the most while the average person doesn’t get tested at all." -Raquel Savage

  • How Fan Culture Is Leading To Inclusion In Comics, Gaming, And Pop Culture Aired: Thursday, March 14, 2019

     

  • Off My Chest, On the Record: Interview With Self-taught Artist Taurus Savant Aired: Thursday, February 14, 2019

    "Love and heartbreak are pretty much the overarching themes of “Off My Chest” and, to be quite frank, it feels good. I mean, the best way to get back at somebody is to profit off your pain so, I made money off my heartbreaks in particular, so I think I’ll be okay with that!” *laughs* -Taurus Savant of his 2017 album Off My Chest. The album is as full of energy and heart as the artist, who shared about his creative process, sources of musical inspiration, and the issues he finds most important to use his platform for including mental health and community advocacy. 

  • Gentrification and How To Include Justice In City Development ft. Jody Francis Aired: Thursday, February 7, 2019

    “...To me, it looks like, okay, maybe your rich, affluent neighborhoods are getting crowded now, and maybe too expensive. And now you have a whole new generation or, you know, there’s not enough room, so you wanna expand. And…the developers... they search certain properties and certain areas and they look…and they do studies on it…and at the same time, the people there that we don’t want there when we bring in the people that’s going to support all this new building, um, we can send them into this neighborhood over here…we’re gonna take this neighborhood for us."

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