In episode 34 of Black Girl Squee, we welcome special guest Krys (@angelsscream on Twitter) to talk about Black women in fandom and kink culture. We talk about black women speaking up against misogynoir like Jessica Williams and Tamron Hall (her departure from NBC spoke for itself). We praise Maxine Waters for walking the walk and not just talking the talk (see what I did there, Liz?). We also talk about Syd from The Internet’s new solo album, Fin.
Packed show, right? I know. BUT THERE’S MORE. There’s Dis Week in Dat Print!!!
We’ve featured both of these men before but we gonna talk about them again. Cuz it’s our show and we love them.
First up is actor Kofi Siriboe, co-star of OWN’s Queen Sugar. He celebrated Black women on various social media and had the most polite and articulate clapbacks to fragile white feminists trying to insert themselves into the conversation.
[Tweet from Kofi Siriboe: “my beautiful mother is every reason i need to cherish, love, and protect my sisters. nobody will ride for you like a black woman. period.”]
[Tweet from Kofi Siriboe: “love & respect to all the good mums. i’m honoring my mom, my sisters and their bold, black skin. they deserve my specificity.”]
[Tweet from Kofi Siriboe: “black women built the pedestal I’ll continue to put them on.”]
[Instagram post from Kofi Siriboe: “I can’t count the number of awards and publications that single out white women to praise on a daily basis with no rebuttals from black women. Instead of complaining, my job is to do the same for my mother and sistas, specifically and unapologetically. Just because an award show isn’t called the White Entertainment Awards, it doesn’t mean that’s not what it is. A few sprinkles of Black entertainers isn’t satisfactory and quite frankly, it’s disrespectful. America’s past will tell you what my black skin has meant to them. America’s present will tell you what my black skin still means to them. Therefore, it’s now my responsibility to celebrate and praise that same black skin. And, yes, it’s a very conscious and deliberate effort. I shouldn’t have to think twice when it comes to uplifting my black women. The same way no other race thinks twice when it comes to celebrating theirs.”]
Love you, Kofi!
Our second return nominee to DWIDP is Trevante Rhodes. I think this EW piece explains why.
Well, that’s it for the wordiest visual guide yet! Hit us up on Twitter, Tumblr, or Gmail and let us know what you think!
BGS 34’s Visual Guide to DWIDP
In episode 34 of Black Girl Squee, we welcome special guest Krys (@angelsscream on Twitter) to talk about Black women in fandom and kink culture.