It was her love of blogging about Scandal that led my guest today into a rabbit hole of doctoral research in “Black women’s fandoms and the intersectionality of TV discourse.” Kadian Pow is a student, teacher, intellectual and entrepreneur born in Jamaica, raised in the US and transplanted to the UK, whose life has been one of seeking out and exploring community both online and off. Her research and teaching interests include intersectionality, the sociology of Blackness, Black feminism and pop culture and, as regular listeners will have already guessed, this enlightening, enriching and energising conversation hits every single one of those points. We also discuss her views on living and loving in interracial relationships, the emotional labour of teaching the embodied experience and the genesis of her beauty and haircare brand, Bourn Beautiful Naturals.
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