Busy Being Black
Busy Being Black
Oct 17, 2020
Olave Nduwanje: Bearing Witness
1 hr 2 min

My conversation today is with artist, author, legal scholar and activist Olave Nduwanje. Working across anti-racism, LGBTQ rights, anti-capitalism and disability movements, Olave brings to this conversation a wonderfully expansive understanding of Blackness, queerness and trans identities. Olave calls us to an understanding of Blackness that is capacious, that contains within it the possibilities of everything we are and can be – and she offers that so many of the ideas we’ve internalised about our Blackness are inherently anti-Black.

 Olave discusses how her trans body is read by white and Black people alike, as an indication of some promised future; how she’s using her artistic practice to explore intra-communal conversations about intimacy and race; and why solidarity isn’t solidarity, unless you’re willing to give something up. Olave suggests that when we die, we’ll care more about whether we showed up for people than the things we surrounded ourselves with.

 Be sure to check out "Olave Talks".

 This conversation forms part of a special series funded by the European Cultural Foundation to explore queer Black solidarity across Europe during the Covid-19 crisis.

 A special thank you to our newest funding partner, myGwork – the LGBT+ business community. Thank you to our community partners: UK Black Pride, BlackOut UK, The Tenth and Schools Out.

 Busy Being Black listeners get an exclusive discount at Pluto Press, an independent publisher of radical, left‐wing non¬‐fiction books. See Busy Being Black's curated booklist here, and use code BUSY50 for 50% off.

Ep. 96 Ain't Gone Move Without Spirit ft. @itsjujubae
*NOTE* Nikeeta’s computer is raggedy so unfortunately there’s a popping sound in her audio. Please forgive her! I tried to fix it but alas... Nikeeta is solo on this episode...well, kinda. She gives an update about a campaign in upstate NY to provide justice for a Black trans woman, Chanel Hines who’s one of the QueerWOC’s of the week. The other queerwoc of the week is none other than Juju (@itsjujubae) from A Little Juju podcast. Money has a FANTASTIC interview/conversation with Juju that you absolutely do not want to miss! Nikeeta rounds out the show taking a turn at the Tumblr cake questions. It’s no surprise that her answers and Money’s answers are wildly different. Intro by TRUTH of Mother Nature. If you love the intro, listen to their new album Portalz here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0KWoevXqscd4eMWNZpodAE?si=l67fMsjnQUOKuZ89QtCZzA Where to find us: IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/ Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply! Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com QueerWOC of the Week 00:11:26 Support Chanel Hines a Black trans woman who’s fighting for her life here in upstate New York. https://www.gofundme.com/f/legal-help-for-chanel-hines draiser is organized by the Geneva Women's Assembly in conjunction with Chanel's family. Juju Juju’s website: https://www.itsjujubae.com/ Social Media accounts: Twitter and Instagram @itsjujubae & @alittlejujupodcast Community Contributors 00:27:04 New patrons: Veornique, Kandace upped their pledge Cash App: M. Martinez, Dan Borders are fake shoutouts - Wautoma, WI / San Antonio, TX / Federal Way, WA / Hanoi Vietnam/ Port au Prince, Haiti Aviva! Mental Moment with Money 00:31:01 No Mental Moment w/ Money this week but check out last episode’s moment on ‘Compassion Fatigue’ Word 00:31:45 No word this week but Nikeeta has a question for listeners about a topic she wants to do for next episode. Topic 00:34:20 Money’s Interview with Juju! Nov. 19 7pm - 9pm Hoodoo 101 Registration link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoodoo-101-w-juju-bae-tickets-124687376299 Support Juju on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/jujubae Juju’s Booklist that Money mentions: https://www.itsjujubae.com/book-list Topic II 01:43:49 It’s Nikeeta’s turn to take a stab at the Tumblr Cake questions. How on earth does she manage to work Luther Vandross into these damn questions?
1 hr 57 min
When In Romance
When In Romance
Book Riot
E71: Feathers, Scales, and an Accidental Kidnapping
It’s recommendation request time!! Jess and Trisha offer recs to readers looking for soapy drama, storylines related to social justice, SFF without the alpha males, funny and quirky narrators, and more.  This episode is sponsored by TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life; First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy (KidsBuzz); and Just the Two of Us by Ryu Hyang with POPPYPUB and KPIPA. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for our Kissing Books newsletter! News  No news on this episode, but Jess did recommend Crash Landing on You (available on Netflix). Books Discussed The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham After the Wedding by Courtney Milan Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo Life is Sweet by Lily Seabrooke Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin Thirsty by Mia Hopkins Guarding Temptation by Talia Hibbert The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite Open House by Ruby Lang The Undoing by Shelly Laurenston The AI Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole The Rose by Tiffany Reisz Strange Love by Ann Aguirre Intercepted by Alexa Martin Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur  So Forward by Mina V. Esguerra The Bollywood Bride and Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev Rumor Has It by Cheris Hodges Theirs for the Night and Forever Theirs by Katee Robert Lush Money by Angelina M. Lopez More recommendations still to come, and as always, feel free to send us your thoughts and questions! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59 min
Inner Hoe Uprising
Inner Hoe Uprising
Inner Hoe Uprising
41: Reproductive Rights: Eugenics, Pollution, & Moore
We’re talking all about reproductive rights. Specifically the United States history of Eugenics and sterilization abuse, Climate Change and negative birth outcomes for marginalized people, and the myth of "over population." Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/czxrs6tDCSM Fuck It (Topic of the Day):  Points of discussion include Eugenics, scientific racism and sterilization abuse in the United States;  climate change,  extreme temperatures, air pollution, Wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, environmental racism, and negative birthing outcomes; the intersection of Black reproductive justice and climate change; “Planet of the Humans,” the myth (and racist dog whistle) of over population and resource scarcity.  HASHTAGS Use #InnerHoeUprising and #Podin to keep up with this conversation on social media and let others know that you are listening.  SPONSOR(S) Get accessible, affordable, private therapy online with Better Help. For 10% off your first month of Tele-therapy visit http://betterhelp.com/IHU CONTENT WARNING(S) This episode deals with sensitive subject matter like scientific racism and sterilization abuse. If you can’t listen to those kinds of things right now, you might want to skip this one.  RELEVANT LINKS AND NOTES No Mas Bebes: https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/no-mas-bebes/  TWQJ on Sterilization Abuse in NC “Wack Ass Patriarchy”: https://soundcloud.com/tea-with-queen-and-j/260-wap La Operacion:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2955240/ ASAP Science on “Planet of the Humans” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jzr3JUkfgc&t=327s&ab_channel=SidenotePodcast  Advice For and From the Future “Should I Have Kids?”: https://www.futureadvice.club/2020/06/30/should-i-have-kids/  WEBSITE  InnerHoeUprising.com PAY A HOE  http://Paypal.me/innerhoe https://www.patreon.com/InnerHoeUprising  WRITE IN EMAIL ihupodcast@gmail.com (mailto:ihupodcast@gmail.com) CALL IN VOICE MAIL (404) 491-9158 SPEAKING GIGS Wanna pay us to VIRTUALLY speak at your school or conference about sex positivity, black feminism, or the other kinds of topics we discuss on this show?  We’d love to! To book us, send us a line to ihupodcast@gmail.com  MUSIC Love and light to the artists who have lent their music to the pod!  Our opening is a remix of “Queen S%!T” by SheReal (https://soundcloud.com/shereal/04-queen-s-t-produced-by) We also play “Kol(ours)” by Amare Symone, “Party on the Weekend" by King Kam X DVRKAMBR, “Keeping it Cool Witchu” by Chhoti Maa, and “Yeah Yeah” wavghxst (https://twitter.com/wavghxst) SOCIAL MEDIA Join our Facebook Group! “Inner Hoe Uprising CUMmunity” https://bit.ly/2NfFH3A Inner Hoe Uprising| IG: @InnerHoeUprising | Twitter: @InnerHoeUprisin  Akua | IG & Twitter: @heyyakuagirl  Rebecca| IG @thedarkestimeline | Twitter: @existncrysis |Tumblr: @noneedtomakebelieve Sam | IG & Twitter: @slamridd  Travel IG: @carmensamdiego  #black #woman #sex #feminist #womanist #Comedy #raunchy #queer #pride #quiltbang #sexuality #lgbtq #lgbt #funny #agender #transgender #nonmonagamy #feminism #intersectionalfeminism #climatechange#steralization #reproductiverights #dating #love #relationships #blackwomen #blackpeople #podcast #sexualwellness #sexualhealth
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