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We want to hear from our listening community! We need your input, your feedback, your agreements and your disagreements. Share your thoughts and help shape the future of Being Seen by filling out our listener survey. It only takes two minutes and can be found at beingseenpodcast.com/survey.
50 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 30, Movement
How does movement show up in our lives and what power does it hold? With movement comes the future, the ability to grow, to try something new, adapt, and become. Featured in this episode: A’ja Wilson, Ashley Everett and Lady Jess. Artwork provided by Sarah Dahir. Photography provided by Amber Pinkerton
46 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 28, Safety
The ability to feel safe -- when and how one wishes. How do we define safety, on our own terms? What does the future look like when we create, and dream into being, safe spaces for all Black women? Featured in this episode: Jessamyn Stanley, Aria Sa’id and Mariame Kaba. Artwork provided by Tiffany Alfonseca Photography provided by Kate Sterlin, Nyda Blas and Kennedi Carter
37 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 27, Laughter
Laughter as a salve, a weapon, a commentary, and an intimacy that is often best shared. Where does laughter show up in our lives, and how can we use it as a tool for empathy and understanding? Featured in this episode: Ts Madison. Artwork provided by Uzo Njoku Photography provided by Kourtney King and Amber Pinkterton
39 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 26, Freedom
How can we find our freedoms and ourselves through our stories? Freedom from stereotypes, from stigma, from silence. The freedom of visibility. The freedom of being seen. Featured in this episode: Dominique Jackson, Calida Rawles and Jacqueline Woodson. Artwork provided by Calida Rawles Photography provided by Kate Sterlin
37 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 25, Motherhood
All too often motherhood is a narrowly defined space full of bias and assumption. How can we think about it more expansively and in what ways have we provided or received mothering in our own lives? Featured in this episode: Raquel Willis, Ciarra Covin and Kaitlyn Greenidge. Artwork provided by Sydney Vernon Photography provided by Imani Dennison, Amber Pinkerton and Nydia Blas The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines do not recommend breastfeeding but do acknowledge that some women with HIV may breastfeed with risk reduction measures to minimize transmission risk.
39 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 24, Health
A conversation about health and care, with a focus on mental health. How can we create the spaces and systems needed to dismantle stigma for ourselves and for each other? Featured in this episode: Taraji P. Henson. Artwork provided by Megan Gabrielle Harris Photography provided by Lucie Rox and Ruby Okoro
30 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 23, Responsibility
What are we asked to be responsible for? Do we assume our responsibilities willingly or are they placed upon us? A conversation on the many things we have been asked to carry. Featured in this episode: Sydney Barber, Tiya Miles and Martha Jones. Artwork provided by Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi Photography provided by Nydia Blas and Kate Sterlin
37 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 22, Power
An exploration of power. How we use it, how it can be used against us, and the many ways it manifests in our lives. Featured in this episode: Ledisi (Singer & Actress) and Roxane Gay (Author). Artwork for this episode provided by Quiana Parks.
27 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 21, Introducing Season 3
A conversation between Darnell Moore, host of Seasons 1 and 2, and Anika Noni Rose, host of Season 3, on occupying this space at this moment and the importance of prioritizing the voices and experiences of Black women. Featured in this episode: Darnell Moore (Host of Season 1 and 2) and Anika Noni Rose (Host of Season 3) Artwork for this episode provided by Ronald Jackson
1 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
We want to hear from our listening community! We need your input, your feedback, your agreements and your disagreements. It only takes two minutes to fill out and can be found at beingseenpodcast.com/survey.
22 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 20, For The People
A look behind the scenes at what it means to create in this moment. Reflections on community, fellowship and love from the creators of Being Seen. Featured in this episode: Emil Wilbekin (Founder, Native Son), Darius Brown (Emmy-Award Winning Producer), Gioncarlo Valentine (Visual Narrator, Writer & Curator), and DaShawn Usher (Founder, Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI)). Artwork for this episode provided by Adryan Tunde Abii-Smith and photography provided by Hannah Price.
35 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 19, Sports
How gay and queer Black men are reimagining sports, creating space, and discovering new possibility models. Featured in this episode: Nate Burleson (Sports Commentator & Former NFL Player), Jason Collins (Former NBA Player), and LZ Granderson (Award-Winning Sports Journalist). Artwork for this episode provided by Jonathan Lyndon Chase, and photography provided by Andre D. Wagner.
44 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 18, Trans Masculine Experience
An exploration of masculinities through the eyes of trans masculine people, gender-expansive individuals, and the ones who love us. Featured in this episode: Guest Host Texas Isaiah (Visual Narrator), Wazi Maret (Producer & Songwriter), Ahya Simone (Multidisciplinary Artist), and Marquise Vilsón (Actor & Activist). Artwork for this episode provided by Amani Lewis, and photography provided by Texas Isaiah.
33 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 17, Afro-Latinx
How interconnected identities shape our stories, through the lens of the Afro-Latinx experience. Featured in this episode: Representative Ritchie Torres, Steven Canals (Screenwriter & Producer), and Wilson Cruz (Award-Winning Actor). Artwork for this episode provided by Gustavo de Nazareno and photography provided by Steven Molina Contreras & Gioncarlo Valentine.
24 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 16, Hollywood
An exploration of representation in Hollywood and how entertainment can become a tool for transformation. Featured in this episode: Anthony Hemingway (Director & Producer), Brandon Goodman (Writer & Actor), and Colman Domingo (Actor, Writer & Director). Artwork for this episode provided by Xavier Daniels and photography provided by Dustin Thierry.
33 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 15, Barbershop
Finding spaces where we can inhabit shared visions of freedom. Featured in this episode: Quincy Mills (Professor & Author), Marc Lamont Hill (TV Host, Author & Activist), and Lorenzo Lewis (Advocate, Speaker & Author). Artwork for this episode provided by Stephen Towns and photography provided by Antonio Johnson.
26 minutes | May 25, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 14, Youth
An exploration of marking our existence, building community and cherishing our youth. Featured in this episode: Shangela (Actor, Comedian & Performer), Kalen Allen (Creator, Writer & Actor), and Keiynan Lonsdale (Dancer & Singer-Songwriter). Artwork for this episode provided by Daniel Marcellus Givens and photography provided by Widline Cadet.
26 minutes | May 18, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 13, Mentorship
The power of mentoring to create representative narratives, construct community and build a collective legacy. Featured in this episode: Guest Co-Host Lena Waithe (Writer, Actor & Producer), Gina Prince-Bythewood (Writer & Director), Little Marvin (Writer & Producer) and LaDarian Smith (Writer & Producer). Artwork for this episode provided by Jon Key and photography provided by Gioncarlo Valentine and Texas Isaiah.
32 minutes | May 11, 2021
Being Seen, Episode 12, Fatherhood
An exploration of the power, the challenge, the opportunities and the experience of fatherhood. Featured in this episode: Dennis Williams (SVP, WarnerMedia), Jericho Brown (Award-Winning Poet), and Calvin & Tim (Fathers & Advocates) joined by their daughter Grady. Artwork for this episode provided by Cbabi Bayoc and photography provided by Gioncarlo Valentine.
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