REELYDOPE Radio EP046 | Queer AF

In this episode, Shanti of Black Ampersand (@blackampersand) joins dap (@dapisdope).

Together they dive into a Focal Point discussion of Frances Bodomo’s 2016 short film, Boneshaker, starring Quvenzhan√© Wallis. Topics include: femininity, the symbolism of water v fire, spirituality, the Black Southern Gothic, self-determination as a child, and more.

Interlude at 26m27s.

After that, Shanti gets into how her blog, The Black Ampersand (http://blackampersand.co/), began and why it’s so important. Topics here include black queerness and intersectionality, self-love, self-care, storytelling, and more.

REELYDOPE Recommendations at 46m06s.

TW: some discussion of queerphobia.

Intros & interludes by Shruggs (soundcloud.com/shrggs)

Boneshaker can be found here: https://vimeo.com/183085974

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