New Seeing Sounds

Show #27 - Honoring Nigel, Dr. Dionne Bates and Shawn J. Moore

 Show #27 - Honoring Nigel, Dr. Dionne Bates and Shawn J. Moore

On this show I have two conversations. Following the suicide of 15-year-old Nigel Shelby, I was heartbroken. I invited Dr. D. Dionne Bates to the show. Dr. Bates and I discuss ways that we can recognize when our loved ones need us, and she offers tips to individuals listening to the show who are having challenges.

For my second conversation I chat with Shawn J. Moore. During that discussion Shawn and I discuss his history growing up as the youngest of four boys in Baltimore, and his podcast The Mindful Rebel.

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Show #25 - Seen/Unseen: Queer Artists of Color & Visibility in Atlanta

Show #25 - Seen/Unseen: Queer Artists of Color & Visibility in Atlanta

Seen/Unseen is a conversation, curated by Seeing Sounds host Johnnie Ray Kornegay III, with Queer visual artists of color in Atlanta-metro. We discuss how we show our true selves (or not) in our work, personal histories, journeys to self discovery and acceptance as well as desire and longing. This episode is presented in full, with audience questions. This episode of Seeing Sounds was recorded live at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.

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Show #23 - Travon M. Bracey

Show #23 - Travon M. Bracey

On this episode of Seeing Sounds we welcome Travon Bracey, creative director of fashion and art. Travon operates his own online fashion and culture website ArtREV: The Hub and is known for his writing, wardrobe styling and fashion merchandising. Travon and I dive deep into his creative history, inspirations, and Travon opens up about his journey to his own mental wellness.

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Show #22 - Daniel D. Edwards

Show #22 - Daniel D. Edwards

On this episode Johnnie chats with storyteller Daniel D. Edwards. Daniel uses photography to address sensitive social and personal topics.  His goal is to spark constructive conversation. His work is a culmination of multiple interests with the goal of creating a solid foundation for his non-profit BlackVign.

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Show #21 - Daddy Rod

Show #21 - Daddy Rod

On this episode of Seeing Sounds Johnnie welcomes kinkster and leatherman Daddy Rod. Daddy Rod is a photographer, DJ and community advocate who’s very active in the leather community. Johnnie & Rod discuss what it means to wear leather, why it all isn’t fashion, sexual fetishes, self-acceptance and history.

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Show #19 - Breaking Atoms: A Conversation With DDm on Being Black, Gay and an MC

Show #19 - Breaking Atoms: A Conversation With DDm on Being Black, Gay and an MC

What does it mean to love music that doesn’t always affirm the full you? What does it mean to love hip hop so much that, despite all of the things that say you shouldn’t, you decide to be an out Black gay rapper? During this event Black gay photographer and artist manager Johnnie Ray Kornegay III sat down for a one on one, in front of a live audience with Baltimore MC DDm. DDm’s style is rooted in classic battle rap. Johnnie explores DDm’s journey as a rapper by discussing his history, inspirations and how he’s managed to navigate the hip hop industry as an out Black gay man. The highs, lows and everything in between.

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