Episode 10

Are You Black?

Happy Black History Month! We’re Black, proud and loud about it. In this conversation, we discuss Black identity and the variety of forms in which it exists. Who gets to call themselves Black isn’t always the same as who gets called Black. We talk about the complex dynamics projected on Black bodies with every added drop of melanin - from biracial identity to the Blackness ascribed to African immigrants when they move to other parts of the world. The privileges decrease as the shade darkens, but it's still a special kind of privilege to be Black.

P.S. Can you believe we’ve already made it to conversation 10?! Thank you so much for rocking with us!

About the Podcast

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Are You Me?
This is a podcast about me, my cousin and our conversations. Come on in! You may even recognize some of yourself in us.

About your hosts

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Chioma O

Chioma is your sometimes reluctant tech sis and your more than willing trip designer. Her love of theater and acting explain her flair for the extra in everyday life, while her love of reading explains her way with words both spoken and written. She's a part-time daydreamer, and a full-time inventor of the colour yellow. She also has enough degrees to keep us all warm.
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Mita X

Mita is a talented singer-songwriter, and, by day, a communications expert. She is the original Minister of Enjoyment, who delights in rafting, biking, a good beer, pies, a great non-fiction book amongst many other things. Truly, she is the go-to person who is almost always down for any activity or experience.