Zora’s Daughters is a society and culture podcast that uses Black feminist anthropology to think about race, politics, and popular culture.

We’re two Black women anthropologists-in-training who follow in the legacy of Zora Neale Hurston and other Black women ethnographers. In our three segments What’s the Word?, What We’re Reading, and What in the World?!, we dig deeper into social issues in a way that is accessible and entertaining. By prioritizing the issues of Black women and other marginalized groups, we empower listeners to develop the tools and language that starts conversations and sparks change.

We take seriously the Combahee River Collective’s declaration that “If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free since our freedom would necessitate the destruction of all the systems of oppression.” We believe that when Black women and femmes win, we all win!


Meet the Hosts

Alyssa A.L. James

Twitter: @daughterofzora

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Dat nuh mek nuh sense!

Brendane Tynes

Twitter: @brendanetynes

Hometown: Columbia, SC

We must take care of ourselves and
each other.

Meet the Team

A photo of Menkhu-ta Whaley, ZD intern

Menkhu-ta Whaley

IG: @baldwintrapin

Hometown: Washington, DC

He bounced to Cancun.