“I’ve Always been Skinfolk, I Haven’t always been Kinfolk” with Courtney Napier
My good sis Courtney Napier joins me for the latest episode of Please Say Black. During this episode, Courtney and I travail together reflecting upon the old adage, often credited to our dear ancestor Zora Neale Hurston, “All Skinfolk Ain’t Kinfolk.” Together, we hold space to share our feelings with the expression and unpack the ways we have embodied it. As we unravel this important communal conversation we realize that proximity to Whiteness, respectability politics, cancel culture and community accountability are all parts of this Grown Folks business! During this episode, Courtney mentions Audre Lorde’sSister Outsider: "Sexism: An American Disease in Blackface '' and Candance Owens recent interview with the former U.S president. Courtney is the Head Editor and creator of Bos Magazine and the Black Oak Society. You can support her on Patreon and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
"I am not invested in white people’s problems" - Farrieda Harris Lotts