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Join hosts Sun and Rebekah for this three part podcast series exploring the relationships between space, place, Blackness, and queerness in the GTA. In each episode they will be joined by a stellar lineup of guests with strong local ties and compelling stories to tell about how where they are has shaped who they are and the communities they belong to.

'Dis Place 'Dis Place podcast

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Join hosts Sun and Rebekah for this three part podcast series exploring the relationships between space, place, Blackness, and queerness in the GTA. In each episode they will be joined by a stellar lineup of guests with strong local ties and compelling stories to tell about how where they are has shaped who they are and the communities they belong to.

    Hidden in heaven n' home

    Hidden in heaven n' home

    For the third and final episode of, 'Dis Place, Rebekah and Sun bring light to the idea of heaven, home, and the state of being hidden, through places and placelessness. Focusing on folks who explore their own experiences  of coming out, whether it is to themselves or community, Sun speaks with guest author Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali (he/him) and artist Melisse Watson (they/them) to guide us through a conversation about origins and transitional states of being and placemaking in a changing city.

    Note: The interview with Mohamed was recorded outdoors during the summer, so there will be street and cicada noises throughout. 



    Show Notes

    Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali's website 

    thresholdproject.com

    Book: Angry Queer Somali Boy 

    Producers and Hosts

    Rebekah Robinson

    Sundus “Sun”  Hussein

    Episode Cover Art, Music, and Sound Design

    Kaya Joan

    Audio Editing and Sound Mixing

    Sabrina B.

    Executive Producers

    Bria John

    Tayo Bero

    Adwoa Afful

    • 38 min
    Joyful rebellion

    Joyful rebellion

    For the second episode of, 'Dis Place, Rebekah and Sun explore the themes of resistance and celebration in the Black Queer community through parties and events that center the folks with these intersections such as Blockobana and StrappedTo. Rebekah speaks with guest Marisa Rosa Grant (they/them) of Strapped TO and Blockbana organizer DJ Craig (he/him) and Blockobana performer DJ Pogi (they/them) to understand how their work connects to these themes and what challenges they face, especially during the pandemic to continue producing these community building events

    Show Notes

    Articles about Blockobana: 

    Blockobana is the Toronto black queer pride party for everyone

    Celebrating Queerness and Blackness at Caribana

    Producers and Hosts

    Rebekah Robinson

    Sundus “Sun”  Hussein

    Episode Cover Art, Music, and Sound Design

    Kaya Joan

    Audio Editing and Sound Mixing

    Sabrina E.

    Executive Producers

    Bria John

    Tayo Bero

    Adwoa Afful

    Special thanks to this episode's guests!  To learn more about their work or follow them on their socials see below: 

    Marisa Rosa Grant


    Podcast: Date with Daddy 
    IG: @marisadaddy, @strapped.to, @thestraphouse_

    DJ Craig


    IG: @craigdominic, @blockorama_to
    Facebook: Blackness, Yes!

    DJ Pogi


    IG: @callmepogi_ @pogitheartist

    About BFN TO

    Black Futures Now Toronto (aka BFN TO), is a Black led collective based out of Toronto, who uses technology, storytelling and placemaking to connect young Black folks to each other and their city.

    BFN TO Social Media

    Website: https://mbf.blackfuturesnow.to/

    • 23 min
    In here, out here

    In here, out here

    Cohosts Rebekah and Sun explore multiple pathways to unravel what it's like to find yourself and community. Looking towards the past, present and future, they discuss countermapping and alternative routes to placemaking and belonging. With Toronto’s 20+ years of Black queer organizing, the two embark on a journey through examples of Black queer resistances and geographies such as 101 Dewson and Black Queer youth initiates, with interviews from Cofounder Tatiana Buttercup Ferguson and Telly of Domino Project/BQYC @ parkdale and visual artist Susan Blight. The two will be touching on how celebration and seeking a place despite placelessness and displacement, infer our relationship to needs and fulfillment persisting throughout this changing city, shared by intersecting identities.



    Show Notes

    About counter mapping  

    Producers and Hosts

    Rebekah Robinson

    Sundus “Sun”  Hussein

    Episode Cover Art, Music, and Sound Design

    Kaya Joan

    Audio Editing and Sound Mixing

    Sabrina E.

    Executive Producers

    Bria John

    Tayo Bero

    Adwoa Afful

    About BFN TO

    Black Futures Now Toronto (aka BFN TO), is a Black led collective based out of Toronto, who uses technology, storytelling and placemaking to connect young Black folks to each other and their city.

    BFN TO Social Media

    Website: https://mbf.blackfuturesnow.to/

    • 25 min
    Introducing, "Dis Place"

    Introducing, "Dis Place"

    Introducing, "'Dis Place", a three episode Toronto podcast series that explores the relationships between Blackness, queerness, and the spaces that Black queer folks across the city have made their own. 

    "'Dis Place," is brought to you by Black Futures Now Toronto (BFN TO) and is an extension of the Mapping Black Futures project. 

    New episodes every Wednesday, starting December 8, 2021. 

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