Our Black Gay Diaspora Podcast™
Episode 48 - Cyril Nri, BAFTA-nominated British Stage and Screen Actor
Season 2, Ep. 48
Cyril Nri is a BAFTA-nominated British actor whose career spans over four decades, traversing stage, film, and television. Notable roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company include Lucius in Julius Caesar, Ariel in The Tempest, and Polonius in Hamlet. He earned his BAFTA nomination playing Lance Sullivan in Russell T. Davies’ 2015 Channel Four series Cucumber. Cyril joins Erick to share about his professional journey and what motivates him to be at the top of his game.
Episode 47 - Stefano Duc, Italian Writer and Anti-fascist
Season 2, Ep. 47
Stefano Duc is an Italian writer for Il Grande Colibrì, a publication offering offer a "wide vision on the LGBTQIA world". Digging beneath the surface of Italian society to write about the country’s diversity, Stefano also highlights the challenges faced by those who don’t fit one’s perception of who is Italian. With family origins in Mauritius, an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, Stefano shares his journey as an Afro-Italian citizen, writer, and activist.
Episode 46 - Dr. Lulu®, Nigerian-American Pediatrician, LGBTQ+ and D.E.I.B. Advocate, and Author
Season 2, Ep. 46
Interviewed by notables like Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Lulu® is a pediatrician and LGBTQ+ and D.E.I.B. advocate, helping parents to accept, affirm, and support their LGBTQ+ children. Known as The Momatrician, Dr. Lulu® is a media consultant, event host, bestselling author, and 3x TEDx Speaker. Her literary works include the books How to Raise Well-Rounded Children, How to Teach Your Children About Racism, and the recent Dr. Lulu's Self-Love Journal. Dr. Lulu® shares with Erick the vibrancy that shines through her works, motivating her to fight the good fight of love and prosperity for herself and others.
Episode 45 - Finding My Voice as a Black Gay Man
Season 2, Ep. 45
Erick Taylor Woodby shares the journey so far, of finding his voice as the creator and host of Our Black Gay Diaspora Podcast. Where he interviews guests who share who they are in their respective countries and professions.
Episode 44 - Uche Chukwu, Nigerian-American Founder and Host of "Let's Talk About Us with Uche"
Season 2, Ep. 44
Uche Chukwu is the founder and host of the Let’s Talk About Us with Uche podcast and YouTube channel. Originally from Nigeria, Uche is an American independent podcaster, YouTuber, and public speaker. With a background in health professions, Uche is a United States Army veteran who’s traveled to over 40 countries. And he's committed to elevating the depictions of Black citizens throughout the African diaspora. Uche joins Erick to share his professional and personal journey as a citizen of the world.
Episode 43 - Hari Ziyad, American Author and Screenwriter
Season 2, Ep. 43
Hari Ziyad is an American screenwriter and public speaker, and the bestselling author of Black Boy Out of Time, a memoir of race, gender, and coming-of-age in America. He's also the creator of RaceBaitr.com, “a platform created to explore the various ways race is expressed and defined…” Additionally, Hari is a script consultant for David Makes Man, an American coming-of-age drama series on OWN created by Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-writer of the 2016 Academy Award-winning film Moonlight.
Episode 42 - Khane Kutzwell, Owner of Camera Ready Kutz Inc. in Brooklyn, New York
Season 2, Ep. 42
Khane Kutzwell is the owner of Camera Ready Kutz Inc., an LGBTQ-friendly barbershop in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Trinidad, Khane is a master barber, barber coach and instructor, entrepreneur, and public speaker. Responding to the misogyny and homophobia that can permeate male-dominated barbershops, Khane created Camera Ready Kutz as a safe and welcoming space for individuals to get a haircut. She and her team encourage their clientele to engage in conversation to achieve the look they desire. Khane shares her professional journey as an entrepreneur and entrepreneur.
Episode 41 - My Digital Nomad Journey in Europe
Season 2, Ep. 41
Creator and host Erick Taylor Woodby shares his journey of discovery since October 2019, as a digital nomad in Europe traveling between Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Episode 40 - National Coming Out Day with Gamal 'G' Turawa, Founder and Lead Facilitator of Purplefrog Connections
Season 2, Ep. 40
For National Coming Out Day, we have the return of Episode 23's Gamal ‘G’ Turawa, a British facilitator, speaker, and coach. As founder and managing director of Purplefrog Connections, G travels the world working within the public and private sectors to create ways to bring moments alive through one-to-one or group coaching, workshops and presentations, and blogging. G is also the protagonist of the 2022 BAFTA-winning and The Guardian-sponsored short docudrama The Black Cop directed by Cherish Oteka. G returns to share his coming out story.