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For those that crave honest conversations.

Unfiltered with Africa Brooke Africa Brooke

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

For those that crave honest conversations.

    #005 - Dare to be cancelled, cult dynamics, seeking new perspectives

    #005 - Dare to be cancelled, cult dynamics, seeking new perspectives

    In this episode (originally recorded LIVE on IG) , I covered: the person I got so f*****g wrong who I now deeply appreciate- Jordan B Peterson.
     
    I also explored why we need to stop waiting to be told how to think, feel, and react, different aspects of misrepresentation and the process o , knee-jerk assigning of labels (racist, white supremacist, transphobic, misogynist etc)...
     
     some practical steps to breaking out of echo chambers, the psychological resistance that comes with engaging with new ideas (feeling like you’re betraying the movement/cause/ideology), committing to NOT being self-righteous, why labelling EVERYTHING as ‘woke’ or ‘alt-right’ doesn’t get us anywhere...
     
     ...& MORE
     
     Remember: as a self-aware adult (YOU) - I trust that you will filter this through your own self-awareness. Not everything is for you, and that is OK. Take what you need, and respectfully leave the rest. I also urge you to listen to the entire conversation before jumping to conclusions or reacting prematurely.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #004 - Media manipulation, ‘race wars', the art of questioning EVERY F*****G THING

    #004 - Media manipulation, ‘race wars', the art of questioning EVERY F*****G THING

    In this episode (originally recorded LIVE on IG) , I covered: the ‘taboo’ conversations we need to be willing to have around race, identity, and tribalism if we don’t want to continue fuelling division and collective sabotage...

    the role the media plays in manipulating our emotional responses, why the ‘black experience’ doesn’t look the same for every person racialised as black, Luther’s jerk patty (it’ll make sense once you listen, HA!), facing the fact that WE ALL HAVE IMPLICIT BIAS, why we need to be willing to address reality instead of ignoring it out of fear (aka self-censorship), why me speaking up isn’t BRAVE, it’s common sense...

    ...and MORE!

    Remember: as a self-aware adult (YOU) - I trust that you will filter this through your own self-awareness. Not everything is for you, and that is OK. Take what you need, and respectfully leave the rest. I also urge you to listen to the entire conversation before jumping to conclusions or reacting prematurely.

    Without communication, all we have left is division- and let me tell you, keeping us divided is LUCRATIVE AS F**K.

    • 2 hr 10 min
    #003 - Apologising to the mob, misplaced outrage, the cost of denying reality

    #003 - Apologising to the mob, misplaced outrage, the cost of denying reality

    In this episode (originally recorded LIVE on IG) I covered: why the assertion that ‘cancel culture doesn’t exist’ is hands down one of the most sinister things I’ve heard in recent years (collective gaslighting at best, and that’s not a word I use lightly)...

    ...the importance of moving out of binary thinking (either or, pro vs anti, with us or against us, good vs bad etc), overvaluing your digital self over your offline self, my thoughts on why it’s impossible to give an acceptable apology to an online mob...

    ...the entitlement and underlying narcissism that presents itself when we demand the world view us in the way we view ourselves (NOT talking about basic human rights here so don’t even...), why being against freedom of speech is f*****g bizarre, the differences between mindful speech and self-censorship, cultivating the courage to speak up...and MORE!

    Remember: as a self-aware adult (YOU) - I trust that you will filter this through your own self-awareness. Not everything is for you, and that is OK. Take what you need, and respectfully leave the rest. I also urge to listen to the entire conversation before jumping to conclusions or reacting prematurely.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    #002 - So, you’re offended? Now what...

    #002 - So, you’re offended? Now what...

    In this episode (originally recorded LIVE on IG) I covered: why self-responsibility (the antidote to victimhood) is not a dirty word, the importance of not allowing the projection of others to erode your self-trust...⁣

    ...why strengthening your self-awareness ultimately benefits the collective, why you don’t have to play the dehumanisation game, the AUDACIOUS LIE that cancel culture doesn’t exist, the mental health crisis caused by self-censorship, using your voice even when it’s unpopular to do so...and MORE!⁣

    Remember: as a self-aware adult (YOU) - I trust that you will filter this through your own self-awareness. Not everything is for you, and that is OK. Take what you need, and respectfully leave the rest. I also urge to listen to the entire conversation before jumping to conclusions or reacting prematurely.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #001 - Fear of cancellation, obsession with identity politics, dangers of self-censorship - w/ Rukiat

    #001 - Fear of cancellation, obsession with identity politics, dangers of self-censorship - w/ Rukiat

    This is hands down one of the best conversations I've had publicly. I sat down with Sex Educator, thinker, and friend- Rukiat (@iamrukiat) , and we covered it ALL! This audio is from a LIVE we did on Instagram so you will hear us referring to the comments at some points and you'll also hear me putting on the kettle somewhere in there (because...TEA), but I urge you to listen all the way through, I know this episode will be expansive for many of you.

    • 2 hr 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

marce666 ,

Excellent

It’s so refreshing to listen.

Bunky1009 ,

If you like Candace Owens you’ll love Africa Brooke

I appreciate Africa for promoting a more understanding, patient and kind society and many of her critiques on things like the trendy neoliberal hollow understanding of identity politics and the mob mentality that stems from a culture of social media infographics, however I wish she would be more specific in her very long winded rants. Much of the time it’s very abstract and she rails against an imaginary leftist “mob” using pretty dismissive and dangerous right wing talking points you might hear on Fox News that are used to dismiss valid political discourse (bringing up “Black on Black crime” to invalidate a movement fighting against state sanctioned violence? Really?)
To me she often seems hypocritical because she appeals to her audience for further dialogue but censors her comments on IG and doesn’t actually engage with any opposing arguments in the “self-responsible” way she promotes.

kelleylynnr ,

Nuance and honesty???? Wow

Africa is the most refreshing person on the internet right now, change my mind

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