Mary and Wyatt are joined by their friend K Richardson (he/they), an out and proud Black Queer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He is an organizer, facilitator, and racial equity educator. Before beginning his current role as Communications Manager at the Transgender Law Center, K served as the Manager of Hotline and Prevention Programs at the NYC Anti Violence Project, where his focus was supporting queer and trans survivors of sexual violence and has over 15 years of rape crisis work. They firmly believe in equity of all with a priority on trans + gender nonconforming, non-binary people and believes that there should be a place for Black Trans women of all experiences to live freely and thrive. For more than a decade, K. has been dedicated to creating spaces that foster community while centering Black Queer theory in his work. K drinks iced coffee all year, is frequently seen solving a Rubik’s cube, reading a book and has a Simpsons reference for *almost* everything.
Mary, Wyatt, and K spend a few glorious hours talking about capitalism, collective bargaining, and how to engage in activism and advocacy while maintaining your mental health – or, as Mary calls it, your “brain paradise.” Y’all are going to adore K; we’re so lucky to have him on the pod. Also on the agenda: Mary tells a story about falling asleep during a concert as a performer, and K tells a story about falling asleep during a concert as an attendee; we’re all obsessed with snacks; and poems by Nikki Giovanni, Lucille Clifton, Adrienne Maree Brown, and Natasha Rao.