In the Blackseat

S3E1 | Talking While Black: A Conversation with Elizabeth Leiba

January 31, 2022 Liz M. Season 3 Episode 1
In the Blackseat
S3E1 | Talking While Black: A Conversation with Elizabeth Leiba
Show Notes

What does it mean to talk Black? To talk while being Black? In a world where whiteness is the default, and proximity to whiteness is the standard of what is "good" and "acceptable", my guest Elizabeth Leiba is having NONE of that. We had an energetic and passionate conversation about everything from code switching as a survival mechanism (which can be traumatic), the stereotypes and tropes that Black folks get assigned, what "talking Black" is and isn't, and her harrowing tale of being arrested and dealing with the legal system over the course of several YEARS in order to clear her name. 

She also shared the inspiration behind the Black History and Culture Academy (https://www.blackhistorycultureacademy.com/), a website full of powerful, easy to digest lessons on all aspects of Black History.

Liz Leiba is a force to be reckoned with, so make sure you follow her on LinkedIn (where she currently has over 100,000 followers). I know you'll be a fan of her straight shooting, take no prisoners approach to what it means to be true to yourself as a Black person in a white world. Let's go!