Feb. 9, 2021

The One About Consent

The One About Consent

Episode 39 - Today's guest is Drew Drake. He is an Actor, Poet and Educator from Huntsville Alabama; focused on creating art that facilitates healthy dialogue for people of color. His biggest inspirations are Zora Neale Hurston and Fannie Lou Hamer. Drew...


Episode 39 - Today's guest is Drew Drake. He is an Actor, Poet and Educator from Huntsville Alabama; focused on creating art that facilitates healthy dialogue for people of color. His biggest inspirations are Zora Neale Hurston and Fannie Lou Hamer. Drew is currently teaching with Urban Word NYC ( Poetry and Literary Arts Empowerment) , Illuminart (Arts and Theatre Organization working with middle schools and High Schools in Staten Island) and Rehabilitation through the Arts ( Arts Empowerment organization Prisons in NY State) teaching at Taconic Womens Correctional Facility. His teaching focuses on eliminating the elitism of eurocentric and white-centered art, and creating more accessibility to different mediums of art for POCs by using Hip Hop and Black Culture as an tool of exploration of English Language Arts and Creative Writing. Drew also released an EP " Dope Boys Love Hondas" in January and is working on a follow up " Untitled" EP set to release this fall. Learn more at www.thedrewdrake.com

Joe and Drew do a deep dive about the topic of consent. They talk about the history of the word consent, the first laws passed that mentioned consent, yielding to someone else's right, power or will to oppose, how women are not objects, how we can normalize consent in everyday interactions, what consent means to them, and if they remember ever being taught about consent.

Drink of the Day - Joe is drinking a Tastes Like Citrus IPA from 2 Row Brewing, a family-owned local brewery in Midvale, Utah. Check 'em out! 

BIPOC BUSINESS OF THE WEEK - Urban Word NYC. Urban Word NYC champions the voices of New York City youth by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development and leadership through free and uncensored writing, college prep and performance opportunities. They serve aspiring young writers from across New York City’s five boroughs. It’s target population reflects the makeup of the public institutions from which they are largely drawn (40% African American, 20% Latino, 18% Asian/Pacific Islander, 15% White, 5% Middle Eastern and 2% Other), over 95% of which attend Title I schools (free or reduced lunch). In addition, UW also serves youth in homeless shelters or alternative incarceration facilities and hosts events for young people in a range of community centers, religious spaces and commercial venues across the city. Check them out at https://www.urbanwordnyc.org or on Instagram @urbanwordnyc

If you want to check out some of the articles Joe references in the episode check out the sites below:

https://youngmenshealthsite.org/guides/sexual-consent/

  https://www.gq.com/story/mens-consent-questions-answered