Busy Being Black
Busy Being Black
Nov 10, 2018
Otamere Guobadia: No Redemption in Masculinity
Play • 50 min

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again because I believe it, Otamere Guobadia is the James Baldwin of our generation. His writing is searing, prescient and beautiful, striking at the heart of issues we battle with everyday. He’s also a friend and confidant and I hold him in high esteem and so understand my estimations of him may sound grandiose. We discuss the taxonomies of magic, the violence of compromise, misremembering our pasts, hypermasculinity, the boundaries of our queerness and hope, love, romance and beauty.


@otamere is a writer whose work is published regularly on international platforms like Dazed, i-D, them and Huck. Links to some of my favourite pieces are below:

Black Queer and Under Scrutiny

Lady Phyll and Kimberle Crenshaw Talk Intersectionality, Solidarity and Self-care

Gay Nightlife's Violent Femmephobia Needs to End


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