On Monday (June 3) BET’s latest morning discuss present, Black Espresso, made its digital debut, with the assistance of a really particular visitor.
Hosted by journalist and tv character Marc Lamont Hill, the present’s inaugural episode featured #MeToo Founder and activist, Tarana Burke. Hill was additionally joined by co-hosts Gia Peppers and Jameer Pond, because the group mentioned every little thing from Burke’s social and political activism, to girls’s rights and physique positivity.
Throughout one dialog specifically, the neighborhood organizer weighed in on rising rap star, Megan Thee Stallion. Burke, whose motion lends a voice for victims of sexual harassment and abuse, in addition to an general platform on sexual consciousness, revealed she is a fan of Scorching Lady Meg.
“I like Megan thee Stallion. I do. I did not know she referred to as her [fans] ‘Hotties.’ I am in all probability extra a lukewarm [compared] to the younger people. However I can get it in,” the 45-year-old mom of 1 jokingly revealed.
The ladies’s rights commentator then went on to confess that her function as an advocate of sexual well being and consciousness typically stigmatizes folks’s views on her.
“Most individuals do not know me in a ‘possible way,'” Burke mentioned, admitting it is not at all times simple being the poster-woman of assault prevention. “It is tough to be this individual [sometimes] as a result of I need folks to speak about physique positivity and intercourse positivity. I consider in these issues. I consider in bodily autonomy.”
Burke went on to clarify that rallying in opposition to sexual harassment doesn’t imply one is in opposition to intercourse.
“It doesn’t suggest that you may’t be horny. It doesn’t suggest you possibly can’t twerk. I am professional Megan Thee Stallion. Having the ability to transfer your physique and categorical your self — as Black girls, we transfer our our bodies so fantastically. We gown our our bodies so fantastically. Why would we not wish to present that off?,” Burke continued.
The activist revealed that being anti-rape doesn’t suggest you might be anti-sex, sexuality or sensuality. In reality, Burke encourages and applauds sexual freedom of expression, particularly from the ladies in Hip Hop.
“A part of what Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi and all these different folks give, is they bring about pleasure. They allow us to be free. We’ve got so many issues that oppress us and maintain us, we want locations and areas the place we will be free and simply exist.”
Black Espresso airs reside each weekday at 10am EST, on YouTube.com/BETNetworks