Better to Speak: The Podcast is a weekly conversation with Kési Felton, Founder of Better to Speak, about the various sociopolitical issues concerning the Black community, with the goal-- inspired by Audre Lorde's 1984 essay featured in "Sister Outsider"-- of amplifying the work of community leaders and empowering listeners to transform silence into language and action.
Netflix’s limited series ‘Self Made’ starring Octavia Spencer as Madam C.J. Walker ignited social media dialogue around the role of entertainment media in telling Black stories with historical accuracy. While the series introduced a wider audience to Madam Walker’s story and inspired some to learn more about her off-screen, historians -- including Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles -- were left disappointed by sensationalized storylines.
In the season one finale of Better to Speak: The Podcast Kési Felton, host and founder of BTS, interviews Bundles -- journalist, author, historian, and Walker Family archivist -- on her journey as a Black storyteller and her work to bring the truth of Madam Walker’s life to the forefront.
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A’Lelia Bundles’s Op-Ed: Netflix’s ‘Self Made’ Suffers from Self-Inflicted Wounds