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

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