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Dirty Thirty

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This week, Kieran and Ainsley celebrate Black Boy Joy Podcast turning one by despairing about our 30th birthdays, life milestones, our plans for Pride and Carnival next year and the impending coronavirus vaccine 

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The Naked Truth, with Joshua Royal

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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 http://streammovement.com/thenakedtruth for more information  Check out https://www.facebook.com/HIVthenakedtruth/ Visit Joshua Royal’s instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/joshua_royal/  Follow Black Boy Joy Podcast https://www.instagram.com/blackboyjoypodcast/ Follow Black Boy Joy Podcast on Twitter https://twitter.com/blkboyjoypod Please send questions/coments/queries to blackboyjoypodcast@gmail.com

Love In a Time of Corona

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This week, Kieran and Ainsley get together for a catch-up on everything going on in our lives over the past month, including our love lives and dating situations, the recent US election results and the return of much loved 90s black sitcoms to our TV screens. 

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Body, Blackness and Burlesque, with Divina Curves

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This week, Ainsley is joined by Leah- better known to some as Divina Curves, a Burlesque artist from the Nouveau Lush burlesque troupe. We get chatting about south London, the art of Burlesque, art as activism, colourism and more. This week’s Spotlight is Wastewomxn, a three-piece trans-continental band featuring three self described ‘unbinary aliens’. 

Check out Divina Curves’ instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/divinacurves_burlesque/ 

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You, Me and Lots and Lots of Love, with Leon Wenham

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This week, to celebrate National Adoption Week, Kieran and Ainsley hit you with a bonus podcast featuring Leon Wenham- a single, black, gay adoptive father and adoption advocate to talk us through the process of adopting a child, the triumphs and challenges of parenting and writing his debut children’s book: ‘You, Me and Lots and Lots of Love’

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The Healing Section, with Brisbon Kofi

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This week Kieran and Ainsley are joined by Brisbon Kofi, a native New yorker and west end actor turned poet to discuss The healing Section- a new collection of poems released on Soundcloud and VIMEO. We discuss art, poetry, surviving during the COVID-19 pandemic, the differences between being black and queer in the US compare to the UK and more. 

Watch The Healing Section here: https://vimeo.com/434667141 

Listen to The Healing Section here: https://soundcloud.com/brisbonkofi/sets/the-healing-section 

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Internalised Homophobia

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This week, Kieran and Ainsley discuss the topic of internalised homophobia- a term we’ve used on numerous occasions. In this hour, we give our definition, try to explain what role it plays in our lives and get real about how we overcome it. The sound is crunchy yet again, but the feelings are real and worth the struggle. The joys of remote recording

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Being The Black Nursery Manager, with Liz Pemberton

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This week, we’re pleased to be joined by Liz Pemberton AKA the Black Nursery Manager for a frank conversation on early years education, racism, allyship, activism and much more. The sound is a little crunchy in parts, but is still as funny and insightful as ever.

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Let’s Have a Kiki, with Vinegar Strokes

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This week, Ainsley and Kieran are pleased to be joined by Vinegar Strokes, star of the inaugural season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK for an hour of jokes, conversation and more. Join us as we reflect on her time on the show, discuss our vinyl collections, pop music and black queer representation in popular culture. 

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Sex Work in The City, with Ebon

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This week, Kieran and Ainsley are joined by Ebon, professional sex worker for a one hour chat about his experiences in the industry, our favourite female rappers and more. 

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