Dr. Vibe asks a Black American male thought leader about his thoughts on Black masculinity, Black love, and Black liberation
Richard M. Wright, MA (he, him, his) is a Jamaican New Yorker who lives in Florida. He received his Masters at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he studied Expressive Arts Therapy. Richard also completed the Healthy Masculinity/ Bystander Intervention training with Men Can Stop Rape. Combining these skill sets, Richard created art-based workshops that foster consent culture and healthy masculinities with movement, drama, and play. The interventions develop empathy, integrity, accountability, and a value for our own and each other’s boundaries and humanity.
Richard writes for Colorlines Magazine, where he explores themes of masculinity, love, liberation, healing, and accountability. He was also published in the very timely, groundbreaking anthology Ask: Building Consent Culture, edited by Kitty Stryker. As a cisgendered straight man, he strongly believes that it is important for him to be accountable and represent by doing this important culture-shifting work towards a paradigm that respects the boundaries and humanity of ourselves, women, girls, non-binary folks, and everyone else too.
Recently, Mr. Wright was on our show talking about Masculinity, Love, and Liberation.
During our conversation, Mr. Wright talked about:
– His thoughts about Black masculinity, Black love, and Black liberation at this time
– Some background on his article Healthy Masculinity & Toxic Masculinity In Wakanda: An Intersectional Afrofuturist Perspective
– The impact that 2020 has on Black masculinity, Black love, and Black liberation
– Black men and mental health
– The reason why he writes
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