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Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham Discuss Black Futures on Cultured Podcast, “Points of View”

Cultured Magazine

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Kimberly Drew (left) and Jenna Wortham. Photography by Albrica Tierra.

Imagine eavesdropping on conversations with some of today’s most interesting creatives: How did they get their start? What inspires them? What does the future look like through their eyes? Cultured‘s inaugural podcast, Points of View, is just that. Each month, we will bring you intimate interviews with creative leaders reflecting on their personal journeys and their visions for the future. In our second episode, which launches today, activist, curator and writer Kimberly Drew and journalist Jenna Wortham explore themes from their new book, Black Futures, a living archive of the work and canon contributions of Black creatives.

“There’s a way in which social media functions as a part of our amnesiatic culture. There’s always more, there’s always something you’re missing but it’s hard to retain that information. The book was born as a response to that ephemerality on social media,” says Wortham in conversation with our podcast editor Sienna Fekete. It is also a chance to give credit where credit is due, to artists who may have been systemically overlooked, says Drew: “There’s this myth we’ve embedded within ourselves that we have to wait for confirmation from someone else. There’s so much value in sitting with each other.”

Points of View airs monthly. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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