Busy Being Black
Busy Being Black
Mar 25, 2018
Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE: The Persistent Optimist
52 min

Busy Being Black means that those of us at the embattled intersections are often busy doing the life-giving work of loving ourselves a little bit harder. Throughout my conversation with the persistent optimist Rikki Beadle-Blair, I’m reminded of just how essential our point of view is. Are we able to look at our lives, at our selves, and see the beauty that abounds? Are we able to understand that our role on earth is to help move everybody forward? And if so, how much better and brighter is the day and the future for all of us? We speak on the AIDS epidemic, the loss of his life partner to suicide and how he maintains that contagious and effervescent optimism in the face of Trump, negativity and what feels like a growing global hopelessness. Busy Being Black is the podcast exploring how we live in the fullness of our queer Black lives. Thank you to our partners: UK Black Pride: http://ukblackpride.org.uk/ BlackOut UK: blkoutuk.com Be sure to follow Busy Being Black twitter.com/_busybeingblack instagram.com/_busybeingblack

Dyking Out - a Lesbian and LGBTQIA Podcast for Everyone!
Dyking Out - a Lesbian and LGBTQIA Podcast for Everyone!
Dyking Out - a Lesbian and LGBTQ Podcast for Everyone!
Community w/ Kristen Kaza - Ep. 159
We all want it, we all need it, but sometimes, we're not quite sure how to find it. That's why people like Kristen Kaza dedicate their lives to building community through events and creating "brave spaces" for LGBTQIA folks. Kristen is the party guru, event planner, and activist behind Reunion Chicago, Chicago’s beloved queer dance party Slo 'Mo, and more. She has worked on holding space and building events and gatherings where the LGBTQIA community can connect with, enjoy, and sometimes, challenge each other. We talk about how our communities are changing, and how COVID has shifted the way we connect. Plus, Melody implores our listeners to shed light on the Beaver festival, while Carolyn attempts to save her queer cred by binging gay movies. Finally, we answer a question from a baby gay with an adorable crush. -Get extra content, Ad Free episodes, support the pod, and get to know other listeners by joining our Patreon community. We use the money for equipment, studio rentals, editing, mixing, travel for live shows (when those are a thing again), and more! If you can't support the pod on a monthly basis, please consider tipping us through Paypal or purchasing 1-on-1s and cameos through Jemi. We truly appreciate it! -For related content, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram -Help more dykes find us and Leave Us a 5-star Review if you like what you hear! -We've got gay MERCH. -Have a question that you need answered ASAP? Check us out on WISIO. -Like our theme song by There Is No Mountain? Subscribe to our composer/mixer's youtube channel for more beats and mixes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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