#129 Zeba Blay on Carefree Black Girls


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Welcome to Wanna Be- the podcast takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Happy Black History Month!

I’m Imriel Morgan, Founder of Content is Queen a podcast community that specialises in empowering and amplifying underrepresented voices, specifically women, people of colour, and LGBTQIA+ people.

Thank you so much for taking the time to be here! Wanna Be’s focus is to help you take consistent action to build a successful life and career in the creative and entertainment industry.

Today’s guest is Zeba Blay is a film and culture critic whose writing has been featured in The New York Times, Essence, Film Quarterly and The Village Voice to name a few. Zeba has spent her nearly decade-long career writing about pop culture at the intersection of race, gender, and identity; being one of the first people to coin the term #CarefreeBlackGirls on Twitter in 2013 to create a space to celebrate black womanhood online.

In today’s interview Zeba and I talk about the challenges of finding your voice as a writer and we explore what it might mean if you don’t find your voice. We talk about working through your fears and getting comfortable and uncomfortable with therapy. We also talk about what it means to be a Carefree Black Girl

I don’t know if you noticed but i was 100% having a moment because Zeba’s podcast was literally one of the first 5 podcasts i ever listened to and made me feel like I could take up space in the world. I highly recommend you get her book Carefree Black Girls which is a celebration of black womanhood in all its forms. Also if you like Zeba’s vibe, follow her on Twitter @zblay.

As usual I hope this half an hour has made you think, reflect and contemplate what your next step should be. If you enjoyed this episode please do share it with your friends or on social media.

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