Diaspora Babes

Diaspora Babes

www.instagram.com/diasporababes
Diaspora Babes is a podcast for queers of color on maintaining your creative practice and engaging art, community, and liberation.


Unlikely Allies: Plant Comrades, Creativity, and Care
May 18 • 38 min
You have unlikely allies. Have you found them? During quarantine, we’re forging systems of mutual aid with unlikely allies: birds, plants, cats, and trees in our immediate vicinity. Emergent Strategy and adrienne maree brown. Baby hummingbirds. Unexpected…
My Queer Ramadan
May 12 • 40 min
Welcome to season 2 of Diaspora Babes! Continuing the theme of making home, I read some selections from #myqueerramadan series I have been writing for Ramadan 2020. Read the full series and get regular updates here. Tell us what excited you, frustrated…
Gathering and Coming Home
May 5 • 30 min
Welcome to season 2 of Diaspora Babes! Today I offer an exploration of the center, the home inside you, the gathering that takes you from it, and brings you home. Tell us what excited you, frustrated you, challenged you, or touched you by voicenote or at…
Diaspora Babes Radio Waves
Mar 2, 2019 • 31 min
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sweet sounds of the first Diaspora Babes Radio Waves installment. Enjoy recently released tracks by queer artists of color. Their songs are accompanied by their thoughts on ecstatic experiences reached with music and how…
You Are Love
Feb 14, 2019 • 48 min
A message on love for Valentine’s Day. I talk about posts by @virginalvigilante @bunnymichael and @jessica_lanyadoo and read from adrienne marie brown’s Emergent Strategy. Revolutionary, queer love. Trauma. Do you worship fear? Do you let others sacrifice…
The Role of the Artist is to make the Revolution Irresistible: Ja’Tovia Gary
Feb 9, 2019 • 53 min
Ja’Tovia shares the quotation from Toni Cade Bambara, “The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.” She also shares her thoughts on cyclical time, looking back to move forward, Afro-surrealism, her relationship with Orishas Yemaya and…
Give Your Art Permission To Be Itself: Form and Content
Feb 4, 2019 • 29 min
Why is it easier to be radical in our idea and yet stick to traditional media? I explore hegemony of form, self worth, colonial media, and giving art and yourself permission to come as you are. With guest contributions from Chloe and Fatem. Thank you for…
Art as a Social Relation: Alice Sparkly Kat
Jan 26, 2019 • 40 min
I have a conversation with queer POC astrologer Alice Sparkly Kat on art as a social relation, fan fiction universes, and navigating community and branding as an artist surviving under late capitalism. What is our dreaming space in 2019? IG:…
How Do You Lose Yourself?
Jan 21, 2019 • 26 min
How do you lose yourself in art, work, music, love? This episode is inspired by Neptune, the planet that represents dissolving into the collective. This year will have three Jupiter squares to Neptune, and I made this episode in the wake of the first one.…
Your Art Is All Of It
Jan 11, 2019 • 28 min
What about when you’re not making art? Follow us on Instagram @diasporababes Music by Layle Omeran.
Decolonize Your Practice
Jan 7, 2019 • 39 min
What might it look like to decolonize your art practice? Here I offer a variety of perspectives from myself and others on decolonizing your creative practice. I include Frantz Fanon, quotes from Rocío aka @d0glover69, and adrienne marie brown and her book…
Your Friends Are How We Will Win
Dec 28, 2018 • 32 min
“The art you love” part of our tagline is here! Today I talk about friends—real and imaginary—fascism, critical connection, and……… Harry Potter. Instagram @diasporababes Music by Layle Omeran
Your Art is Important
Dec 21, 2018 • 21 min
Episode 1! Do you doubt yourself and your creative practice? I’m here to remind you that you and your art are important. Music by Layle Omeran @layleomer
Teaser: The Beach in Winter
Dec 20, 2018 • 11 min
Hi babes! This is a really chilled out preview of what’s to come. Listen and do a little grounding and sunning with me. Love,