Seeing Sounds Radio
As a Black gay man, who is continuing to become more comfortable in my skin, I became more interested in exploring the stories and histories of folks in the LGBTQ+ community. Seeing Sounds Radio is a podcast that focuses on the work of artists who identify as LGBTQ+ and our allies. We aim to center the work of artists of and inspired by the African diaspora.
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.
On this episode of Seeing Sounds we welcome humorist and copywriter Rita Nicole Leslie. Rita is reading her piece Stable Is For Horses.
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.
There’s been a revolving thought since rewatching Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight that I knew I’d need to get out, at some point. Here's that thought.
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.
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.
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.
Taking a break from the art, because it’s time to VOTE! This show is all about what that means during the mid-terms, and how you can make your voice heard!
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.
How does one find inspiration in the midst of becoming? Johnnie explores the history and artistry of Ron Shirley II as he prepares to release his upcoming full-length album About A Boy.
Seeing Sounds Classic
These are original Seeing Sounds shows recorded between 2015-2017. This show was about everything art and life from restless minds and weirdos.