MikeyPod 254 | Filmmaker Carrie Hawks

Carrie Hawks is a filmmaker whose film, black enuf* explores their journey as “a queer oddball seeking approval from black peers despite a serious lack of hip-hop credentials.” This animated documentary playfully explores race and self-acceptance through Carrie’s experience, and interviews with their family and friends.

Carrie Hawks and I talked about their process in making this film, their journey toward becoming an animator and how they deal with “imposter syndrome.”

At the top of the show, I recap my first week with Mark Wood and Jamie Robinson‘s 30 Days to Wellness, and reflect on a lobby disruption I participated in at the NYC Department of Health. We were protesting Health Commisioner Mary Bassett’s ongoing refusal to shut down an illegal ritual sacrifice that takes the lives of 60,000 animals each year and compromises public health. Check out theirturn.net for ongoing updates about our efforts.

If you like this podcast, please consider joining my Patreon community for special perks and community vibes! This week’s bonus content will be an exclusive extended interview with Carrie Hawks only available to $5+ subscribers! Check it out here!

No Empathy – The New Ethic
Hold That Thought – Andrew Richards

Follow Carrie Hawks on Twitter, Instagram, and Vimeo.
I help to produce the Our Hen House podcast each week, which you should totally check out as well.
My book and album Tentative Armor available here.


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