This week, Erica and Kenrya talk to author, artist and educator Benji Hart about the malleability of gender; the need for expansive, affirmative language around gender identity; art as healing and sustaining practice; collaboration as a pathway to Black liberation; the origins of voguing as a queer Black art form and the ingeniousness of our ancestors.
Guest, Benji Hart | Website | Instagram | Twitter Books films and people mentioned in this episode:
"And The Category Is: Inside New York's Vogue House And Ballroom Community" by Ricky Tucker | Bookshop | Amazon"The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson | Bookshop | AmazonAlok Vaid-Menon | Website Mariame Kaba | WebsiteMarlon Riggs | Biography Willi Ninja | Biography "How Do I Look" | Film "Paris is Burning" | Film You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-5-episode-4_5-the-turn-on-x-benji-hart.
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