Black Joy and Activism
for Tangible Change

My rotating list of resources to lift up Black voices so you can live out a life of allyship.

- Small Doses with Amanda Seales 
- Sage the Podcast with @sinclairizm & @glitteringgold
- The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle (Crissle West (@crissle) and Kid Fury (@kidfury)
- Why Won’t You Date Me? With Nicole Byer (@nicolebyer)
- Best Friends with Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata (@nicolebyer) and Sasheer (@thesheertruth)
- Okay, Now Listen (Scottie Beam (@scottiebeam) and Sylvia Obell (@sylviaobell)
- Gettin' Grown ( Jade (@jadeofalljades) and Keia (@tykeianicole)
- Therapy for Black Girls: a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford (@therapyforblackgirls) (@hellodrjoy)
- Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air Emmy Award—winning producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore)
- Face Beat Pod (@facebeatpod) (
- Whoreible Decisions Podcast (@Whoreible_decisons )


- Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown
- Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by Adrienne Maree Brown
- Kindred by Octavia Butler
- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
- The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison 
- Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenifer Lewis 
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
- Becoming by Michelle Obama 
- So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta
- Men we Reaped: A Memoir by By Jesmyn Ward
- After the Rain by Alex Elle 


- What to Send Up When It Goes Down by Aleshea Harris
- Passing Strange by Stew (Musical) 
- Behind the Sheet by Charly Evon Simpson
- The 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Drama: A Strange Loop by Micheal R. Jackson (Musical)
- Plano by Will Arbery 


Anjelica Jardiel  (Lifestyle)

- Cartreze Tucker (Headshots)

- Reginald Eldridge Jr. (WTSU Production Photos)

- Lauren Miller (Boston Globe WTSU Photo) 

PHOTOGRAPHERS (featured on this site)

Auntie’s -- (Black + Queer owned coffee and lifestyle brand)
Ig: @auntiesla  |   Support their Start-up fundraiser

Harpers Comfort Haven (Harper Miles)  -- Pregnancy Care Center
Ig:@harperscomforthaven  |   Support their GoFundMe

Honey Buns (TV Show) 
Support their GoFundMe

Carmen’s Garden of Portraits (Carmen Jackson) 

Fitness With Z ( Founder: Azarria White) 
Ig: @azarriawhite 

INFINITEA (Founder: Camille Upshaw) 
Ig: @shopinfinitea

For The Boys Series (Your new favorite web series)
@fortheboys.series   |   Donate here


The Blueprint (Nemuna Ceesay) -- A training program for BIPOC by BIPOC artists and professionals
Ig:@theblueprintartist  |  Support their indiegogo

New Black Mutual Aid (Set up by Nzinga Williams) -- A Black Theater Mutual Aid Fund
Ig: @newblackmutualaid

The Patricia Jordan Foundation (Founder Lola Jordan) 
(501 ©(3) that provides financial and mental health resources to children that have lost one or both parents.  |  Ig: @patriciajordanfoundation

The Stonewall Protests -- Abolition is Liberation
Ig: @thestonewallprotests  |  Cashapp: $stonewallprotests 

Palindrome Arts Collective-- Our mission at Palindrome Arts Collective is to facilitate a deeper appreciation for the arts across all disciplines.


AAPI Women Lead -- Asian American + Pacific Islander Women Lead 
Ig: @aapiwomenlead | Donate

Therapy For Black Girls (Founder: Dr. Joy Harden Bradford) -- Mental Health Resources for Black Girls
Ig: @therapyforblackgirls

Inclusive Therapists -- Therapy directory that celebrates all identities, abilities & bodies.
Ig: @inclusivetherapists 


Iman Ward 

Paula Aliya  |  Ig: @notpaulaabdulnyc 

Colin Carswell  |  Ig: @shakespeareanhoodrat_

Alana Raquel Bowers  |  Ig: alanaraquelbowers

Lauren F. Walker  |  Ig: @lovevolvz

Harper Miles  |  Ig: @Harpermiles 

Yonatan Gebeyehu

Lola Jordan   |  Ig: @la_jordan 

Arnold Harper II  |  Ig: @arnoldharperii


Janelle McDermoth 

Cristina Contreras-Caroll  |  Ig: @crispa120

Kadijah Raquel  |  IG: @_kadijahraquel

Alyson Brown  |  IG: @its_silhauette

For The Boys Series - Your new favorite web series!

Eric Lockley  |  Ig: @iamericlockley


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