This week’s episode features Janee Bolden – one of the pod’s favorite and most thoughtful entertainment journalists, authors and speakers. Janee is the Senior Content Director PopCulture at iOne Digital and has interviewed countless actors, musicians and culture creators across film, TV and her first love music. She shares how she came into her own after having a challenging childhood not feeling seen as a young Black child who was a bookworm in Iowa to really stepping into her light which enabled her to fully embrace her Blackness as an intrepid undergrad at New York City University exploring the cultural riches of NYC. Throughout the episode, she also shares getting her start writing erotica and pivoting to entertainment journalism. Janee is the epitome of hustle, grit and grace as she has navigated the entertainment industry shining a spotlight on Black creators especially with her advocacy for Black women in the music industry. Dive in and get ready to be inspired!
Janee Bolden - https://www.instagram.com/janeebolden/
Global Grind - https://www.instagram.com/globalgrind/
Janee’s first published poem - https://www.amazon.com/Role-Call-Generational-Anthology-Literature/dp/0883782391/ref=sr_1_1?crid=21AJL4A1J0T9N&keywords=role+call+anthology+tony+medina&qid=1662065475&s=books&sprefix=role+call+anthology+tony+medina%2Cstripbooks%2C64&sr=1-1
Erotica Poets -
- Tony Medina - https://www.facebook.com/tony.medina.52
- Samiya Bashir - https://www.facebook.com/scryptkeeper
- Quraysh Ali-Lansana - https://www.facebook.com/qalansana
- AC3 Festival - https://www.instagram.com/a3cfestival/
Director Barry Jenkins - https://www.instagram.com/bandrybarry/
James Baldwin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Baldwin
- Angela Yee - https://www.instagram.com/angelayee/
- Karen Civil - https://www.instagram.com/karencivil/
- Tristan Walker - https://www.instagram.com/tristanwalker/
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