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Busy Being Black

with Josh Rivers

Saturday 08 Feb 1:00PM

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Charleston hosts a live recording of the acclaimed podcast ‘Busy Being Black’.

Too often, and throughout history, the stories of queer Black people are not deemed worthy of telling. ‘Busy Being Black’ podcast has been described as a ‘beautiful love letter to the queer Black community’. Host Josh Rivers interviews activists, writers, artist and poets, exploring how in live in the fullness of queer black lives. The podcast takes an ice pick to the dominant narrative and monolithic portrayals of queer Black people and dives deep into the vast interior of people who continue to be marginalised, silenced and underestimated.

Josh Rivers is the creator and host of ‘Busy Being Black,’ the podcast exploring how we live in the fullness of our queer Black lives. He was the first Black editor at Gay Times, where he launched the magazine’s annual flagship event, Gay Times Honours. He is the founder of Series Q, a network of mentorship, learning and support for LGBTQ entrepreneurs, and was part of the founding team behind Second Home, a cultural venue and workspace in East London for creative companies. He is a Role Model for Diversity Role Models, the Head of Communications for UK Black Pride and is inspired by conversations that go beyond the one-dimensional selves we’ve learned to present in the social media age.

Tickets are free, but spaces are limited – book in advance to avoid missing out!

We are excited to say that on the day we’ll be running a FREE shuttle bus from Lewes train station to Charleston. Details TBC.

This event is part of OUTing the Past, an international festival of LGBT+ history. Find out more here.

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