The Naked Truth, with Joshua Royal


This week, Ainsley and Kieran are very pleased to be joined by Joshua Royal, Sri-Lankan born ballet dancer and creator of ‘The Naked Truth’- an online event passionately helping to remove the stigma of HIV. On the 1st of December, The Naked Truth will support World AIDs day with a premiere showcase of dance, music and poetry to raise awareness and funds for The Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. There will be an opportunity to donate during the event and help them amplify the voices of those affected by HIV. They aim to eradicate stigma and discrimination and to shape a world that is more inclusive and positive. The Naked Truth is supported by House of Rainbow and Stream Movement  We sat down to discuss the event, breaking HIV stigma, growing up and working as a dancer, Lady GaGa’s new ‘Chromatica’ and much more.  Text NAKED to 70085 to donate £5 to Terrence Higgins Trust. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text NAKEDNOINFO to 70085.”  Visit for more information  Check out Visit Joshua Royal’s instagram here:  Follow Black Boy Joy Podcast Follow Black Boy Joy Podcast on Twitter Please send questions/coments/queries to