First and Foremost HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH to all. I am excited to talk to you all about this project that we (Geekset) embarked on for this month and kind of moving forward. At the the end of 2021 we had a podcast revelation that we wanted to really be at the forefront of the culture and break barriers and be the change that we would love to see. From collaborative efforts to new and dope content for the world and with that outlook we knew for a fact that we couldn’t have did it without the help of others.
Every year during Black History Month, companies reach out to Black Creators for their content of the month and i’ma keep all the way a bean, we can tell that a lot of it is orchestrated by white folks, because the follow up and follow through isn’t consistent. You see them for the month and then that company moves on to the next cultural topic. And it wasn’t until I interviewed Karama Horne aka TheBlerdGurl that I changed my perspective on how i speak with these companies moving forward. Case in point, if you’re only going to highlight me during Black History Month, thanks but I’m a need more opportunities than just this.
So what’s the solution? Well for starters, we can take control of the narrative and the content ourselves first, and thats exactly what this project is. It is the start to a long list of content that will come from Geekset that has people of the culture being showcased on multiple occasions. We wanted to kick it off big and so we reached out to over 30 Blerds to participate and help us.
We put together 3 main videos for the month of February:
What does Black History Month mean to you? From the Blerd Community
What makes you proud to be Black? From the Blerd Community
Black History Month + Blerd Culture : What’s the 1st thing that comes to mind?
And man, the conversations that we had and the insight that we got from so many people was nothing short than amazing, insightful, eye opening and all around dope. I loved every bit of these conversations and it gave me two things that I already knew. 1. We are all connected in a hive mind. Even with the different walks of life, we share alot of the same sentiments. And 2. BLACK PEOPLE ARE DOPE!!!!
These videos took so many days and hours and weeks to put together, but we got it done, and the payoff is even bigger. I feel these videos truly represent our culture in an Amazing light ((AND THIS IS JUST THE START)).
So with that being said I need to take a moment to than everybody who was involved (AND YES I WILL BE NAMING EVERYONE)
@Ron Bacardi (Geekset)
@PoetryNPapyrus (Lilo Allen | Brownsville Collective)
@Sdtrinity (Girls Can’t Geek | www.GirlsCantGeek.com)
@TattedPoodle (Worst Gen Podcast | #AnimeAfterDarkCH)
@TrishTerrors (Urban Anime Lounge)
With That being said, please enjoy all 3 videos linked below and cc!!!