Busy Being Black
Busy Being Black
Sep 8, 2018
FKA: Too Black, Too White
Play • 58 min

FKA is a globe-trotting drag superstar. Raised in the cradle of boarding schools in middle England, their subsequent education in the ways of the world, and how their race informs their work, has been a source of considerable growth and introspection. From understanding their Blackness in its proximity to whiteness, to the role mixed race kids play at the intersection of colliding cultures, FKA’s life and work is one of straddling two often opposing sides. Alongside drag as art and how FKA has learned to thrive in their gender fluidity, we dive into sex, drugs and desire; the validation we’ve sought in the arms and beds of white men; and what they’ve learned about the importance of loving other Black folk. 

In figuring out their own place in a white gay world, one that relies so heavily on objectifying tropes and transactional attitudes, FKA asks themself and others this: is your body supposed to be enough?


Beats by FKA


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