What’s the Tea this week with Millennial Mission Media? Sit down, grab a drink, settle in, because we’re about to spill it.
If you’re unaware, Amber-Tiana (Owner & Founder of @millennialmissionmedia) has a video series called “Topless Tiana Topics” where she talks about the realness and any random topic she chooses (usually something that’s happening in the news or in social justice movements) while topless & covering her nipples with her hands. The series quickly became very popular, with thousands of viewers and repeated, constant messages from people feeling inspired and overjoyed that someone was pushing boundaries while still playing by the rules.
This week, Instagram decided to ban the hashtag #ToplessTianaTopics from use. They’ve taken down or removed her IGTV videos where she’s topless. At no point in these videos are her nipples visible, but Instagram chose to take the videos down, citing “nudity or pornography.” Amber was angry, but decided to just be more careful and cover her nipples with tape and then covering the tape with her hands.
Instagram took down that video, too, citing “pornography.”
Amber isn’t giving up. She’s currently looking for a new home for ToplessTianaTopics, so stay tuned for next week’s blog where we announce the new home for the series!
As happens every week on Millennial Mission Media, six new podcast episodes were released! All Triple-M podcasts are available on GooglePlay, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, & iTunes.
On A New Perspective, DETOX month continues as Amber & Justin bring on a guest [Sam Belecha] to talk about detoxing from anything unhealthy in your life, even if that includes your own parents. All three people on the podcast this week have experience with toxic or abusive home environments, and they talk about how cutting off communication with their parents made them feel happier, more alive, and finally free to be themselves.
On Under the Influence(r), host Evan Sloan brings on Justin Xavier to talk about screenwriting, acting, and the transition to becoming a social media influencer. They also talk about unwanted online attention, their inspirations, and… dinosaurs?
Anonymous Apologies is back with a new episode featuring two new apologies, this time about Catfishing people online and pushing people away. Justin & Luna read two anonymously submitted apologies and respond with their thoughts and feelings.
On In the Now with TechtonicPOP, Jer & Monica talk about R&B music and try to figure out why it isn’t as popular as it once was. R&B rarely makes the top 10 songs, but in the 90s it was R&B all the way! They also list their favorite songs and artists who created music in the R&B space.
On Paradise Privilege, Amber-Tiana makes a top 10 list of Hawaiian things that she isn’t allowed to do, even though she was born and raised in Hawaii. She ends it on a positive note, listing the Hawaiian things that she loves and is allowed to do.
Lastly, we have SuggeStory, where Justin Xavier walks through his writing process turning the submitted sentence “My eight enemies flee; my eight allies grow!” into a complete story. On Saturday, June 29th, the sentence will be “I don’t think I can eat any more of these today.” Write your own story and send it to SuggeStoryPodcast@gmail.com and it might be read on the show!
Millennial Mission Mix Tape
On Friday, June 14th, the first Millennial Mission Mix Tape was released, entitled “Drama Queen,” complete with 6 brand new tracks written and produced by Amber-Tiana. You can check it out for yourself at the link below!
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