Interviews of Black Joy - Black Lives Matter

Interviews of Black Joy

The capturing and archiving of Black Joy is a critical need within our media and content creation practices. Follow Ezra Naylor Jr. around BLM’s Joy Experience installation to hear directly from our community as they speak honestly about their definitions of joy! 

Produced by Jonathan Hall

Edited by Asha Rosemond

In this interview, we learn how not to ask someone on a date.

In this interview, Caybree teaches us that “Joy means living your best life.”

In this interview, we learn a new mantra: “I’m connected to everything that is meant for me”

Lena answers the questions “How do you protect your joy?” and “What do you love about Black culture?”

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