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The Healing Section, with Brisbon Kofi

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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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Inside Giovanni’s Room

Summary

To celebrate James Baldwin’s 96th birthday, Kieran and Ainsley discuss arguably two of his most popular works, ‘If Beale St Could Talk’, including the 2018 Barry Jenkins Movie Adaptation and ‘Giovanni’s Room’. Join us for laughs, observations and more

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That’s Not a Microaggression, That’s A Hate Crime- with Dr Mark Pakianathan

Summary

To celebrate our 20th episode of Black Boy Joy Podcast, Kieran and Ainsley are joined by Dr Mark Pakianathan, consultant physician in sexual health and HIV with Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust. What was intended to be a discussion on sexual health ended up turning into a group therapy session where we discuss chemsex, HIV prevention, the sliding scale of racism and much more. 

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For accurate, up to date information on HIV and exual health, visit https://www.shl.uk/

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Pride!

Summary

On the weekend of Pride in London and UK Black Pride, Kieran and Ainsley discuss all things Pride, commiserate on it’s cancellation, reminisce on last year’s parades and discuss the intersection between pride in the context of th Black Lives Mattrer protests occurring across the globe. 

This week’s Spotlight is Shea Love London, a vegan cosmetics company run by a healthcare professional

Check out their website here: https://shea-love.com/#bob 

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Creating Good Fortune, with Kayus Fernander

Summary

This week, Kieran and Ainsley are joined by Kayus Fernander MBA, award winning speaker, finance professional and founder of Creating Good Fortune, designed to help people make the most of their finances and create abundance in their lives. https://creatinggoodfortune.as.me/DISCOVERYCALL

Rainbow Milk, with Paul Mendez

Summary

This week, Kieran and Ainsley are joined by Paul Mendez- writer of the acclaimed debut novel ‘Rainbow Milk’. We discuss the book, the Windrush generation, Solange’s ‘When I Get Home’, racial microaggressions etc. Plus, we take some time to give our thoughts on George Floyd’s murder, racism and much more. 

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