When celebrating occasions like Pride Month, an opportunity is presented to also explore resources that can help educate oneself and be of support to that community. These mediums can be Ted Talks, books, documentaries or even podcasts.
As podcast culture continues to rise in popularity, and becomes essential to the framework of pop culture today, it's wise to discern which brands are intentional on bringing forth the truth.
If your ears are in need of new sounds—and info—here are 4 Black, queer podcasts doing the work.
BFF - Black, Fat, Femme
Hosted by Jonathan Higgins and Jordan Daniels, Black, Fat, Femme meets their audience at the very real intersections of body politics and identity. Through candid conversation and enlightenment, the two make it a point to call folks into understanding the nuances of varied identities properly.
On Town Hall, famous Queer figures Bob the Drag Queen and Peppermint discuss the multitude of intricacies that come along with the embodiment of the Black Queen experience. Using history, personal accounts and special guests, they break down different themes within this experience and highlight the importance of community.
Hoodrat to Headwrap
Hosted by Ericka Hart and Ebony Donnley, this podcast doesn't hold back on discussing elements of sexuality, identity, white supremacy and its effects on culture—which is what the world needs more of. Through a lens of liberation, the duo gets down to the nitty-gritty in a way that is sure to make you feel more knowledgeable at the end of each episode.
Noting the variance of lived experiences across Africa, the AfroQueer podcast puts a spotlight on Queer Africans who are doing exceptional work and living in their truths. They also discuss topics respective to their lives on the Mother Continent while having candid conversations about their identity.