Pop Culture's Appropriation From The House Ball Community Runs Deep

Michael Roberson Maasai Milan explains how pop culture music and television have appropriated from the house ball community without ever referencing them as inspiration. This has created challenges for identity, inclusion and opportunity for members of that community. Roberson is a New York City-based public health practitioner, educator, activist, and founder of House of Blahnik, Maasai and Garcon. He was in Toronto as part of the Black Love Matters unconference, a course offered by York University that explores black love, identity, community, and structural and other forms of racism and discrimination faced by black Canadians. Read more here:

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