Artistic expression is present in those who self-identify as an artist and those who do not because art has been meticulously layered within African Nova Scotian culture for over 400 years. Through church, hair, language, and community gatherings many forms of artistic expression exist. But what happens when you desire to take that natural artistic expression and elevate it to a higher craft? What barriers stand in your way?
Host, Jayde Symone, shares her truth about succumbing to artistic oppression as a young black woman who wanted to dance and was stagnated by the Nova Scotian dance scene. She is joined by New Glasgow born, African Nova Scotian actor, poet and playwright Walter Borden. He shares his experiences with trying to develop his craft as a playwright and the ways in which systemic racism tries to hold African Nova Scotian artists back.