Melanated Stamps

A Podcast showcasing dope people who do dope things. Let's read, dismantle, uplift, and get stamps together.

MelSta: Episode #1

It’s finally here, guys! And what a time to celebrate–on the first day of Black History Month. For the record, we should be celebrating Melanated folks EVERYday and honoring the culture, creative, and epicness of Black and Brown folks ALL the time.

Check out the first episode of Melanated Stamps on Stitcher, iTunes, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. On this episode, you’ll hear my Why for starting the podcast and a bit of the vision I have for this new platform.

As always, share with your friends and stay tuned. Greatness is happening. Join the movement!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/melanated-stamps/id1450577060?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

What is MelStamps?

This blog is the internet base for my actual project–a podcast focused on the stories and voices of Black and Brown American global travelers. I was thinking about what impact I want to leave in the world (like any millennial), sat down, and wrote This blog is the internet base for my actual project–a podcast focused on the stories and voices of Black and Brown American global travelers. I was thinking about what impact I want to leave in the world (like any millennial–albeit it, I’m an old-school millennial..), sat down, and wrote out everything that I love today. That list was..

  • Black people
  • Stories and storytelling
  • Traveling the world
  • Podcasts

And I asked myself, “What would it look like if I combined all my loves?” And WALLAH! Melanated Stamps was born!

Every 2 weeks, I’ll be dropping a new episode into the interwebs. You’ll be able to find me on all the podcast finders–iTunes, Stitcher, and this site.

If you’re interested in being showcased, inbox me and we will make that happen!

Intro to MelStamps

Hey y’all! Welcome to Melanated Stamps! I’m REALLY bad at introductions and such cuz I just feel like you’ll get to know me and who I am as I write and build this new platform. But for now..

Name: Jenaya (Gin-NEIGH-Yuh)
Location: Shenzhen, China
Education: Lots
Countries Traveled to: 28
Race: Black
Ethnicity: Very Black and Unapologetically Boujie
Addictions: Facebook, cookie dough, and naps
Phobias: Worms
Marital Status: Meh.
2019 Vision: Amongst other things, building Melanated Stamps into a dope brand and platform, writing a book, and living my best life in Asia.

Let’s chat now about Melanated Stamps!

MelStamps is a passion project of mine. I love stories, melanated people, and traveling the world. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to see as many countries as I could before kicking the bucket. And here I am doing just that. In traveling, I noticed that so few of the Americans I cross paths with look like me. This MUST change. And I’m going to do my due diligence to help fix this by highlighting and showcasing the stories and lives of those who look like me and travel like me, sharing strategies that I use to travel, and giving you a front-row seat to my life abroad. I invite you to join in on all the fun and adventure!