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Not Ugly Pod

12 EpisodesProduced by Not UglyWebsite

A weekly podcast challenging traditional colonial beauty standards one conversation at a time. Hosted by Serita Fontanesi. Support this podcast:

12 Episodes | 2023

U.G.L.Y. with Vanessa Rochelle

September 22nd, 2023


We're back baybay! Host Serita Fontanesi (@seritafonta) kicks off season 2 with guest Vanessa Rochelle Yakshini-Moore (@black.woman.blooming). The two talk elf ears, reclaiming the word ugly, and finding love and …

You wanna unpack that? with Nia Patterson

June 9th, 2023


In the season finale, host Serita Fontanesi (@seritafonta) is joined by Nia Patterson (@thefriendineverwanted & @thatniapatterson). The two discuss top surgery as a beauty treatment, divesting from beauty standards, …

Make Your Mind Dance with Mandy Caruso

June 2nd, 2023


You're in for a real treat this week! Host Serita Fontanesi (@seritafonta) is joined by ad creative director, artist, and seductive organ donor Mandy Caruso (@primadonna_praxis). The two chat about snail cream, beauty …

Toolkit with Stephanie N. Campos

May 26th, 2023


This week's episode features host Serita Fontanesi (@seritafonta) in conversation with guest Stephanie N Campos (@stephaniencampos). The two talk about baby Botox, applying makeup to stay sane during the panini, and …

Permission Slip with Captolia Eaton Part 2

May 19th, 2023


Another one! This episode is part 2 of Captolia Eaton's ( conversation with host Serita Fontanesi (@seritafonta). This time around …

Permission Slip with Captolia Eaton Part 1

May 12th, 2023


In the first two-part episode, host Serita Fontanesi (@seritafonta) is joined by Captolia Eaton ( The two talk crystal-infused face …

It Takes Practice with Natalie Sanders

May 5th, 2023


Natalie Sanders (@bodyposibarre) joins host Serita Fontanesi (@seritafonta) on this week's episode. Together they discuss nightly massages, their shift from body positivity to body neutrality, and setting boundaries …

Was that a good joke? with Nike Aurea

April 28th, 2023


Host Serita Fontanesi (@seritafonta) is joined by this week's guest, Nike Aurea (@nikeaurea). Together they discuss the struggles of conditional pretty privilege, their critiques of the body-positive movement, and how …

Enjoy the Vessel with Kaitlyn Graña

April 21st, 2023


This week's episode features Kaitlyn Graña (@kaitlyn.grana) with host Serita Fontanesi (@seritafonta). The two talk about swapping destructive behaviors for skincare routines, healing relationships with their moms, and …

So What? with Aliza Kelly

April 14th, 2023


Aliza Kelly (@alizakelly) joins host Serita Fontanesi on this week’s episode. They discuss robot facials, 90s eating disorders, and curating a social media feed that makes them feel good. Like, rate, subscribe, and …

Reclaiming Potato with Jamilla Claypool

April 7th, 2023


This week host Serita Fontanesi (@seritafonta) is joined by guest Jamilla Claypool (@simplyjamilla_ & @genderless.potato). Jamilla describes …

Chicken Pox Roadtrip with AV Perkins

March 31st, 2023


Host Serita Fontanesi (@seritafonta) is joined by guest AV Perkins (@avdoeswhat). AV describes herself as a cross between Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog. The two discuss formative childhood road trips, moms who will tell …

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