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The Research Her

The Research Her is a weekly science communication podcast for us that provides reliable and relatable topics from how hair products affect health to the effects of Instagram on mental health. It encourages improvement of the disproportionate amount of research focused on minorities. Host Elissia Franklin is a black woman in chemistry who shares the woes and rewards in her field while learning of research in many areas.

Aug 10, 2020

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion broke the internet and climbed up all the charts with the release of their new song WAP, which is an acronym for Wet Ass Pussy. Her we use the term SWAP, not only because we swapped out our photos for theirs in the artwork, but because herein we want to discuss the Science of Wet Ass...


Aug 3, 2020

In this solo episode, I dive into the research of Debby Herbenick and Dennis Fortenberry in their article Exercise-induced orgasm and pleasure among women. The study had the goals of understanding of exercise-induced orgasm and exercise-induced sexual pleasure. This studied surveyed over 500 women and found out how...


Jul 27, 2020

Dr. Donna Oriowo wanted to learn more about being a sex therapist after watching Meet the Fockers and that was what led her to find her career path. She is assisting primarily Black women on a journey to understanding their sexuality. Her philosophy is that sexuality is at the core of a lot of mental health...


Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Ijeoma Opara was not always clear about her career path, but she wanted to be sure that she was an expert in whatever field she chose. Her Nigerian parents did not try to push her into any career but instead just told her to be the best at whatever she chooses. After losing her parents due to complications with...


Jul 13, 2020

The #STEMNOIREstory that I’m telling today is my post PhD hardships. This is what depression looks like. It isn’t all tears and bad hair days. For me its makeup, fake smile, and trying to prove myself to others. Ever notice you’ve never seen any graduation pictures? I told myself I didn’t deserve to...