This episode begins with the continuation of our talk with Charles Holt, Broadway performer-turned-inspirational-speaker-singer-author, talking about The Lion King, and continues with our special guest Bennett Quintard.
Bennett is one of the International Youth of Unity representatives for this year, and he is about to embark upon a Global Citizen Bridge Year in Ecuador. He’s also a talented guitarist and singer, so we’ll talk about his pop culture influences and a few of our own!
And Bennett even serenades us with a love song that he wrote! (Though not for us….).
Stacy and Malayna welcome Charles Holt, to talk about father-themed media. As a long-time member of the cast of the musical The Lion King, and the author of Between Me and Dad: A Journey through Forgiveness to Freedom, he has some insights. Between his tales of song, stage and screen and our pop culture Dad references, you’ll enjoy on a spiritual adventure!
June is LGBT Pride month, and Malayna and Stacy are proud that Unity honors our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered friends. The Pop Conscious gals will look to pop culture and the media to examine the depiction of LGBT characters and then look at the Unity loving and inclusive approach to the diversity of all people! Viva la difference! Join us!
We talked about our personal experiences as allies and friends of LGBT people, and of the gay rights movement as similar to the civil rights movement…where such a shift can be seen in one lifetime.
In terms of movements, civil rights, women’s movements, they’re all examples of people getting together and claiming their truth! And doing it out loud, in front of everybody, saying ‘this who I am, I am not alone, there are many of us, and we are people and deserve to be treated equally!’.
Spirituality and sexuality are not mutually exclusive. They’re all part of living as spiritual beings have a human experience in Divine Love.
Some links for great info that we shared on the show:
48 Transgender Pioneers, featuring Lana Wachowski with her cool pink and purple dreads, who with her brother (previously known as the Wachowski Brothers) wrote, directed and produced The Matrix movies, V for Vendetta, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas and the upcoming Jupiter Ascending – which looks pretty cool.