Our Being Seen podcast is an in-depth exploration of culture’s role in resolving the tension between how we are seen and how we see ourselves. By creating nuanced and accurate cultural portrayals of identity and experience, we have an opportunity to reduce stigma and change perception - impacting everything from HIV to institutional inequality.
Seasons 1 and 2 focus on the gay and queer Black male experience, creating a space to explore current cultural representations and their impact through conversations with leading artists, writers, activists, entertainers and community leaders. These episodes expand on the insights and findings from landmark ethnographic research through our accelerate Initiative, exploring the lives of Black gay men in Baltimore, Maryland and Jackson, Mississippi.
Season 3, hosted by Tony Award-winning actress, singer, producer and author Anika Noni Rose, brings conversations, artistry and explorations centered around the experiences of Black women and femmes.
Being Seen is produced by Harley & Co. and Darnell Moore.