Uncomfortable Conversations is about getting us to sit up and pay attention to the black women around us. Episode 1: Safe Spaces – Safe For Who?
Safe space as ‘a place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment or any other emotional or physical harm’. This can be emotional, physical, psychological, in the sense that where someone can bring an issue or concern to the table without your reaction being the one thing they are concerned about. In the context of what we aim to accomplish with Uncomfortable Conversations, we want a space for us to be as honest as we can, to be as vulnerable we would like to be, one free of criticism, and as free of harassment as possible.
Yet as men, we realize that we have the privilege of creating and owning a lot of spaces that are safe for us, but not safe for women, and in the context of this conversation black women.
Host: Funmilade Taiwo
Guest: Seyi Laja
Produced by: Funmilade Taiwo & Folarin Odunayo
Shot by: NUMOODS
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